Question about Amana ALE643RB Electric Dryer
Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heater box (accessible from picking up the top on most models). If you have 220v there the heater element is out. If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the heater the problem is in the controls. The fuse link, the timer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety thermostat and operating (s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated 1 by 1. Hope this helps. With any luck all you need is a new element. Clean the duct out while replacing the heater if so because the main thing that causes heater element burn out is low air flow a kinked Dryer vent hose, lint, and plugged up fan on the motor are the 3 main causes of low air flow. If yours has little holes in the inside cabinet these can get clogged with lint also and cause a problem. Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
I have an Amana dryer and it did the same thing. The heating element went out. I don't have my model number but on mine you take off the lower access panel and the heating element is located way in the back on the right side. Just follow the wires. Make sure the dryer is unplugged and then you can remove the heating element. If I remember correctly the new element was about $40.00 at the local applianance parts store. Pretty easy to change at least on my model. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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