Question about Amana Dryers
I am having a problem with my Amana Commercial electric dryer model # LEASOAW. The timer seems to be " out of sync" with the cycle markings on the control panel. Some cycles start in the middle of their marked cycle segment, running past the stop marking and on into the next cycle. Some will not start at all of shut off early. The only setting that seems to work with any consistency is the 60 minute marking in the timed dry cycle. I have replace the original timer with a FSP model # 505471P. The new timer is doing the same thing. I have checked the wiring schematic and all connections have been properly made.
oK " It's your timer, it has to be replaced
it's not going threw all it cycles, will start but will not finish
not a big job, unscrew plate on back at the top you will see
timer , take it out and replace it
( can not stress enough that you have to unplug the electrical cord from the wall socket before working on a dryer or any appliance )
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
hi thanks for the question in the ge dryer theres 2 elements so if one is not working you only get half heat i would check the heater thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
This sounds like several faults rather than one, but the likely original cause is the thermostat. Thermostats most often fail in the closed (on) position which would mean that the element was always on, rather than switching on and off when your dryer reached the correct temperature. This would explain why the control panel seemed hot.
This also explains why the dryer was stopping during the cycle. Your dryer is fitted with a thermal-fuse which trips and cuts power when the dryer gets too hot. However, a faulty thermostat doesn't usually stop the dryer running. A broken thermal fuse usually will.
From your description, I'd say you are definitely going to need a new thermostat, but I doubt if that's the only part you're going to need. You may well need a new thermal fuse and as the control panel got hot, this could have been damaged also.
I wouldn't buy any parts until you've inspected the control panel. You really need a service manual . but they are not usually available free. Failing that you're going to need some test equipment (Voltage & Ohm meters) to find the problem but if you don't know how to use them, it's definitely time to get an engineer.
I wouldn't advise buying any parts until you've investigated thoroughly - unless you can get them cheaply and return them if they aren't needed.
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
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