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Amana le7111wb will not stop when using auto dry

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  • Rosie Jordan Nov 12, 2012

    The dryer is not putting off any heat.

  • Rosie Jordan Nov 12, 2012

    Should I check the heating element? I've already checked the duct and cleaned it - although there were no obstructions.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 12, 2012

    If there is no heat but the drum turns, you will need to check the thermostats for continuity. Do you have a multi-meter?

  • Rosie Jordan Nov 12, 2012

    Yes, My son left his GB model GDT-311 here, I could use it.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 13, 2012

    Here is a video to show you how to test the thermostats. The model is different but the process is the same. PLEASE make sure that you have the unit unplugged before you check any of the thermostats! If you should need to contact me immediately, please go to and use the contact form link from the top of the page. This will alert me instantly to your request.

  • Rosie Jordan Nov 18, 2012

    I was able to disassemble the dryer and tested the thermal fuse. It did not have any continuity. When I ordered it, I noticed that the site said the reason these fail is because there is an issue with the dryer. My dryer is about 12 years old. Could it have just "been time" or could my dryer really have a deeper issue I need to look into?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 18, 2012

    Your dryer is OK. Those fuses blow every few years so if this one lasted you 12 years, you are doing good! Keep me posted!



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You will need to change the auto dry sensor.

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

  • Rosie Jordan Nov 18, 2012

    Thanks! I always worry when I try to play Ms. Fix-it that I may not be covering all my bases! Your expertise and friendly tolerance is greatly appreciated!mm

  • Rosie Jordan Oct 14, 2013

    Richard, I hope all is well on your end. You were so knowledgable the last time, I'm hoping to pick your brain once more about my dryer. I replaced the thermal fuse last November and it's been running trouble free until this weekend. Now the timer doesn't move, I have no heat, and the dryer runs continuously. Any suggestions would be be greatly appreciated.



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