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Amana Dryer warm but not hot.

Hi,Drying time for our Amana has almost doubled in the last 6 months. A load of towels that took 45minutes now takes 90minutes. The Dryer is Model PLEA30AL. We had the vent cleaned and the air flow seems good.The temp in the cabinet when running is warm but not hot, even on the highest temp setting.Any Ideas??Thanks in Advance,Mike

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  • The lint filter should be taken and washed with a soft brush using warm water and soap if you use fabric softener sheets or liquid fabric softeners.

  • Disconnect vent tube at the back of the dryer and with a thermometer check the temperature on a high heat setting. Depending on the age of the appliance it should be roughly 135-165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Check for lint build up in exhaust tube on the dryer or your lint trap and surrounding area.
  • If your problem still exists then call service technician as you require many parts to be replaced.

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HI,


if your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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You need to replace the thermostat in the dryer and it will get HOT once again!

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