Question about Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer
The dryer won't spin with a heavy load, but if I remove a few things, it seems to be fine. What can you advise? thx, ann
If this is not turning with a heavy load it can be one of or a few different things. The motor may be going bad and cant handle the heavy load or the drum belt may be slipping or the dryer drum wheels where the dryer rides on may be worn out.
If its the wheels the machine will be making a sort of a grinding sound when it runs and the dryer drum will be loose and wobbly inside the machine. The drum wheels and belt are cheapest, probably less than 10 bucks for both.
You will need to remove the front of the machine and remove the drum to get to the wheels and belt. It shouldnt take more than 1/2 hour or so to do this job.
The motor is another thing. 150.00 for the part, hours of labor and electrical connections. Clearly not worth it unless you have access to a cheap parts supplier. Check ebay for appliance parts suppliers. They usually buy up manufacturers surplus parts and sell them for 1/2 of what they originally sold for.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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