Everything works, except the heat, I cleaned the exhaust fan and tube and I borrowed a meter from a friend to check the componets, Its a digital one with lots of buttons, so the element reads 10.4 and the ( not sure what they are called) their are 2 mounted to the element 1 reads 0.7 its the black round one with red lable and the other is square and white and has no reading the tester blinks 1000 just like when you are not touching anything? Then on the blower their are 2 more componets one fits around the other, the one in the center reads 0.7 and the outer one just blinks like the 2nd one I mentioned I guess from the info I gave can anyone help? Thanks
I have an analog Amana Dryer. The dryer wasn't working so I checked the breakers, reset the one for the dryer. Now it tumbles but doesn't heat. Vent is clear, exhaust is clear and filter is cleaned each load. LE8371w2
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
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If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
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I was thinking you have a bad circuit breaker. This dryer runs on a 2 pole 30 amp 240 volt breaker. The motor runs on one side of the breaker on 120vac. The heater has to have 240 volts to work correct. When that breaker is on the way out it will take a new dryer 3 or four times as long to dry the clothes. If you are cleaning the lint filter out and don't have a clogged vent pipe then in my opinion you have a bad circuit breaker. Seen it.
There is a moister sensor in your dryer that detects any lint build up inside the exhaust vents. If any obstruction is inside the exhaust tubes this sensor will put the heat in the check mode. Inspect and clean thoroughly and see if it will heat up again
Check the entire exhaust vent tubing before buying anything for this dryer to repair.. Most dryers only need a good cleaning to get the heat back running correctly. A moister sensor is working if the lint build up is more than just dust in the vents tubes. Any build up the sensor detects and keeps the heat off. Sometrime you will get heat for awhile although it will shut the burner down quit soon
The orange glow is the heating element working. It mush have good air flow or the coil will burn out and stop heating. Also the thermal limit will stop the heat if to great. If you went all through the vent and the tubing is not smashed or flat check the outside vent for air circulation, if good try to dry a load of clothes. Are you sure your washer is spinning out well? Wet clothes take longer to dry.
Your heating element is good. It should read between 9 to 13 ohms. If the heating circuits are working, then you don't have a problem with the heating circuits. The numbe ron cause of drye heat related problems, or longer dry times, is poorly installed, or clogged ventilation. A simple test to try is to remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load of clothes as you normally would. The air escaping the exhaust should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees).
If the air flow is normal, and your clothes dry normally, the problem is with your exhaust ducting from the point where it leaves your dryer to where it exits your home. I would recommend you inspect the entire length of your exhaust ventliation to make sure it is free of kinks or clogs if this is the case.
If the air flow is weak, then the problem is INTERNAL to the dryer. The most common source of the problem is a clog in the blower fan housing preventing air to flow properly. Remove the blower fan housing cover and clean as necessary. Make sure the blower fan can turn unobstructed.
Let me know if you still have problems. I hope this helps you.
You most likely have a ventilation problem somewhere in your exhaust line. This can be very dangerous and a fire risk. You need to do a thorough check of your vent pipe and make sure it is clear and the exterior trap door is working freely.
I am attachinbg a link to schematics and parts list along with exploded views for you to reference but it sounds like you havge a bad thermal fuse and that will need to be replaced. The disk shaped sensors 9 reset themselves) when they cool down but the thermal fuse fails and stays that way.. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
It may be item 6 in the listing
Let me know if that doesn't solve your problem and I will be happy to help you resolve this. BTW, make sure you remove or diasble power before making any component measurements of repairs..