I have and Amana dryer that will not dry on certain settings. In some cases it takes up to 5 tries before the clothes will be dry. The first 3 or 4 times the clothes arent even warm. can you give me and idea as to a solution.
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This caused by one of two possible things. Either you have poor air flow, or a clogged vent preventing air from flowing freely and therefor making the dryer short cycle, which in turn will take you two or three times to dry yor clothes, or the heating element has gone bad, burnt in half and is making contact with the case to provide it just enough power to barely heat. The second thing is a very rare occurance. I would turn the dryer on, find out where the air vents out to, and with the dryer running, go to where it vents and check to see if there is a strong flow of air. 9 times out of 10 that is going to be your problem. Another way to check air flow is to just pull the vent off the back and let the dryer run and see if your clothes dry faster. If you do it that way and they still take a long time to dry, then you'll probably need to replace the heating element
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
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The orange glow is the heating element working. It mush have good air flow or the coil will burn out and stop heating. Also the thermal limit will stop the heat if to great. If you went all through the vent and the tubing is not smashed or flat check the outside vent for air circulation, if good try to dry a load of clothes. Are you sure your washer is spinning out well? Wet clothes take longer to dry.
how do i set this dryer to dry my clothes??? what is the right setting?? should i use the time dry setting or the more dry/less dry setting?? Clothes never dry???????????????????????????????????????????????????????
if you are using the auto dry setting and the dryer is still running after 5 hours you either have a timer issue or a thermostat problem.
The timer is driven by a motor, if the timer motor is bad the timer wont time out.
in the auto dry cycle the thermostat has to cycle off and on which then sends power to the timer again advancing the timer.
set the timer in a timed dry cycle for say ten minutes, if the timer advances and turns off then you know the timer works. if it doesnt advance you have a timer motor issue,
if the problem is the auto cycle, you could replace the thermostat, about $20 american. however a clock timer would be cheaper.
Based on how old is your machine and do you want to stick a timer in it after already paying the service man is up to you.
A basic bath towel load should be dry in about 50 minutes, this varies on how good your seals are and how long a vent you are running, if the dryer vent was plugged you already have shortened the life of your heating element.