Question about Amana Dryers
I have an Amana Dryer model #LE4307W. The drum will not rotate when the switch is on unless you sort of give it a push with the door open. Close the door quickly and it continues to rotate, but will not start by it's self. If you try and load cloths while it is turning it will stop. I can hear a humm coming from inside. I have replaced the belt and the rollers are free to turn. Any ideas?????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Jeff, what you are describing is a drive motor that is locked up. The only cure for this is to replace the motor. This is probably the most difficult repair to perform on a dryer. You will need to have a lot of patience if you choose to proceed.
I looked up the motor for you, it's a part number 511629P and it lists for ~$145.00. That's alot of clams for a motor! And I presume this unit has some years on it, right? Which means that if you replace the motor, there's a good chance that another component will fail soon.
I'm not trying to dissuade you from a repair, I'm just mentioning possible options. But, if you want an opinion on this, mine would be to replace the dryer. I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but I hope it helps you decide what to do.
If you choose to repair, write back and I'll do my best to walk you through the procedure.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
first thing you should do is check the flow of your vent, a clogged vent can cause all your problems check it outside while the unit is running you should get really good flow compare it to the flow of the dryer with the vent hose off the dryer completly. they should be fairly close or just run it with out the vent hooked up to the vent if you have an electric but not with a gas dryer
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
The problem is either a faulty start winding in the motor, or the circuit which energizes the start winding is failing.
A dryer motor has two windings: start & run. The start winding gets it going and a centrifugal switch disconnects the start winding when the motor gets up to speed.
Check the dryer start switch -- then the motor connections and the centrifugal switch inside the motor.
Posted on May 05, 2009
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