Question about Amana ALE643RB Electric Dryer
SOURCE: I HAVE A AMANA DRYER
sounds as if the motor is overheating, shutting off and not restarting for 10-20 min??? if thats the casse sounds as if yooull need a new motor assemly
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
I would think that:
Low voltage. A lack of proper voltage increases the current flow (amps) and can cause overheating, thus, a burnt wire. Remember, the lower the voltage, the higher the amps.
Bad connection. Poor connections can cause small amounts of arcing, thus burning the connection. This adds resistance to the circuit which causes a possible voltage drop and, again overheating due to higher amps.
Since all that equipment is on the same circuit, I would really think it is a voltage drop situation. With everything calling for power at the same time, the breaker trips. In some cases, it may be just enough for the breaker not to trip but still have a low voltage situation.
There is the possibility of an over current, such as a power spike from the power company but it would have to happen more than just a time or two.
And the outside chance that lighting got into the system when it struck something close to you home but it, in almost every case, would destroy something else, usually electronic. (This has happened to me. Trashed my dryer, dishwasher, and answering machine.)
Good luck and hope this helps. Le me know how you come out.
Posted on May 11, 2009
If you remove the back panel you will be able see the drum rollers. There's a good chance they may be worn out. As long as you are replacing the rollers I would suggest replacing the belt at the same time.
Typically when the rollers wear out, the drum drops ever so slightly and the drum wears on the front and rear drum to cabinet seals.The added drag can cause a slow drum and squealing noises.
Good luck, let me know if there is anything further you need.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
SOURCE: trips breaker when plugged in
If it still does, you have a dead short in the electrical system of the dryer. Don't try to use it until you get it fixed. It could start a fire.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Heating element or motor. Usually heating element. Replace limit switch (inside dryer) during repair. Limit switch should shut off before breaker if working correctly.
After repair clean or replace plug/wire. Inspect or replace receptacle in wall.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa. The symptom you describe can be caused by several things.
If the belt is getting loose the belt switch can cause it to shut down completely with no power (Item 5) This link:
Also if your dryer has a thermistor vs a thermal fuse
(Item 27) of this link: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5176187&diagram_id=1363930#d1363930
it can also shut the dryer down when it gets too hot.
You should check all of your vent ducting from inside the dryer all the way through to the exit point on the outside wall (vent flapper) for obstructions / lint.
Also if you use dryer sheets (Fabric softener) you should clean your lint filter with white vinegar then soap and water / rinse. The particulate fromthe dryer sheets cakes onto the filter. It looks clean but willnot pass enough air.
This should give you something to go on to try and resolve the shutting down issue.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
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