Question about Amana ALG866SB Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer wont heat

Amana alg866saw gas dryer wont heat up. i took the cover off and i can see the glow stick light up several times but it seems like the gas never flows. i left it unpluged for a week and it worked just fine but only once. Any idea what i should replace? Thank you for your help

Posted by on

  • kat1755 Mar 27, 2009

    My dryer does the same thing except when the gas is suppose to come on there is a sound that comes on then it goes off .

  • Butterflygif Apr 05, 2009

    My dryer does the same thing. It doesnt get warm. I took to front off and I see the gas flame come on then it goes off within 3-4 seconds. Do I need to call someone to replace the gas valve coils is so who would I call to have my dryer fixed. I live in Henderson Nevada.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 117 Answers

Looks like the gas valve coils are failing. This usually begins to happen later in the cycle as the dryer has run for awhile. You will have to have the coils replaced.

http://tclaundryrepair.com/

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer is not heating up it runs does the ignitor heat up before gas valve opens because the ignitor never heats up


On my gas appliances, either there is a pilot light or the ignitor sparks (like a car spark plug) or glows after the gas valve opens. The ignitor does not heat up.

I've had some gas appliances that have had the valve stick. (On an oven, we tested this by tapping on the valve when the unit should have called for gas. This confirmed that the valve was bad and not the thermostat.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dec 07, 2010 | Amana NDG7800AW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

My Amana DLG330RAW gas dryer isn't heating up. The coil glows bright red for a while, but there is no flame. The coils seemed warm to me the last time I tried running it for a while, but I'd like to know...


Hello there:
Gas Dryers are very complex and there are several facttors involved here to make it heat Here is a list of possiable solutions for you to look at ok
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too. The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one. Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Oct 10, 2010 | Amana DLG330RAW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I have an Amana Gas Dryer that will not heat, the glow stick is turning on and trying to light i have checked the resistance with the gas valve solnoids those check out ok what else could be my problem


Good day,
If the ignitor comes on and after a period of time shuts down, waits, and repeats the cycle, then forget trying to read the coils.
Just replace them. Works 99% of the time.
If the ignitor stays on, and will not shut off at all, then the sensor mounted on the side of the heat tube is bad, and needs replaced. It looks like this.




630ba1d.jpg

Aug 27, 2010 | Dryers

2 Answers

Amana NDG2335AW Gas Dryer runs but doesn't heat


Check the spark ignitor when firtst starting the dryer up. It should click within the first 15 seconds to light the pilot up

May 31, 2010 | Amana NDG2335AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

My amana dryer wont put out heat. I've taken the heating element off but it doesnt look broken anywhere. I changed the fuse on the element 2 months ago because it wasn't putting out heat


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
;'''''''''''''''''''''''

May 21, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs but no heat


if the glow bar is lighting the next thing will be the gas valve there are two coils on top of the gas valve that have wires going to them replace both coils "they come as a kit"

Apr 09, 2010 | Amana LGA10 Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer doesn't produce heat. the coil ignites


It's likely one of the coils is opening a break in the coil as the coil heats up. This coil will shrink when cool and be able to run again. In your machine, it appears Amana doesn't sell the coils as a separate item and the whole valve needs to be replaced. The part number is Y504091.

Disconnect power and turn off gas before working on this dryer. Working on gas dryers is not recommended for people who are not professionals.

Service on gas appliances should be undertaken by professionals only due to the danger of gas leakage which can cause fires or death by asphyxiation.

At front, remove 2 screws near floor at the bottom of the lower front panel. Pull bottom of panel toward you and down. The gas valve should now be accessible on the left. Take care not to touch or hit the ignitor or you will be replacing it also. It is VERY brittle.


Reverse process to re-assemble.

Sep 17, 2009 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

My Amana gas oven won't heat up gas smell strong


Sounds like a sticking gas valve or a defective hot surface igniter. Open the broiler drawer or remove the bottom cover in the oven compartment. The oven usually has a hot surface igniter or a spark igniter. Turn on the oven and watch for the hot surface igniter to start glowing. It should glow very bright. Once it is glowing the burner gas should come on. If you hear the gas come on it should light right away. If there is any delay shut off the oven and stay back. Let the gas clear out then inspect the area near the igniter and make sure the burner is not plugged(the little holes may have debris in them). If you turn on the oven and the igniter comes,glows brightly,no gas is heard but you can smell gas it is either a blocked burner orfice/assembly or sticking gas control valve. Try giving the burner and gas control valve a tap and see if it comes on. If you tap the control valve and it starts working then shut of the oven and try it several times. If it starts to come on and off now you may have cleared whatever debris was causing the problem. If it does it again then it could be the control valve or a weak hot surface igniter. The igniter can be tested with a ohm meter. Most of the time when I get this complaint it is the oven control valve that is sticking. Be very careful when doing these procedures....gas can build up in the oven compartment very quicky and flash if ignited. Always have the gas shut off valve at the back of the range within reach and the electrical outlet in case you need to unplug it.

Sep 13, 2009 | Magic Chef 9122 Gas Single Oven

1 Answer

I have a AMANA gas dryer model LGA80AW and it is not heating. I took the front panel off cleaned the lint from within the cabinet and exhaust pipe. What I've noticed is that the starter comes on and lights...


When you say "starter" I assume you are talking about the "ignitor" and it is glowing.If the ignitor stays glowing continuously then the radiant heat sensor, normally closed, is not opening OR if the ignitor lights up than turns off after about 10 seconds but no flame, then the coils (doesn't matter which one of the two) are bad. The coils are located on top of the gas valve and the radiant sensor is located on the side of the burner chute....Good Luck
The Squirrel

Mar 26, 2009 | Amana Dryers

1 Answer

No heat-gas dryer--Amana


There is a flame sensor on the side of the flame housing. Jump the 2 wires out and see if the ignitor glows then. If so you need a flame sensor.

Jul 25, 2008 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amana ALG866SB Gas Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

303 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Are you an Amana Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...