Question about Amana Dryers
We have replaced heating element, thermostat, and thermal fuse.
Might be a crappy timer in it depending on the model. I found a few with this problem and did a video on an Estate model. Here is how to check:
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Posted on Apr 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dryer Heating But Not Drying!!!
if its not heating at all the thermal is the most likely culprit and it was the little plastic piece you seen now if you have a meter set it to continuity and pull one of the wires off the thermal limiter and check it if it reads open its bad same with the heating element let me know now if the heater and thermal limiter are good pull the blower motor vent and check it for blockage
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
Based on the information that you provided, if you open the door in mid-cycle and the motor shuts off, but the element stays on, this will stop the air flow through the dryer and the element. The element temperature will rise drastically because it is not being cooled. Subsequently, to prevent a fire, the thermal fuse will open, shutting the element, and in some cases the motor, down.
A heating element gets its power from the timer, through the cycling thermostat(s),and to 1 side of the element.
When the motor starts, power is passed through the centrifugal switch in the motor, through the hi-limit thermostat and the thermal fuse to the other side of the element.
There is no ground wiring involved in the heat side of the dryer.
1. An element can stay on because it has broken and fell against the metal tube where it picks up a ground. Solution is to replace the element.
2. The centrifugal switch mounted on or in the motor can fail to open when the motor stops and allow current to flow through it
until the points in the timer open up, breaking the circuit.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
It is normal for the dryer heating circuits to cycle on and off. The heating element is not supposed to stay on continuously. What usually causes excessive dry times, and rapid cycling of the heating element is poor ventilation. The following link explains:
Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation and how to determine whether or not you have a clog. You could STILL have a malfunctioning hi-limit thermostat or operating thermostat, but I suggest you double the simple things first. It doesn't make since to replace parts if it may be a simple matter of general upkeep. Cleaning the lint trap in not enough to keep the dryer ducting clean. If you've never had your ducting inspected or cleaned, now may be a good time.
Perform the simple test of disconnecting the dryer vent hose and try drying a load. If the dryer performs better, you may have a clog in the vent line where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. If the drying results are still the same, inspect the internal air blower to make sure it is not clogged.
NOTE: It is also recommended that you use semi-rigid metal ducting. It is crush resistant, resists kinking & heat, and offers protection against rodent infestation.
I hope this advice leads you in the right direction. Let me know what you discover. If it is not a matter of ventilation, then read the steps on how to determine the whether or not the heating circuits are operating correctly. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: my kenmore 70 series dryer
Are you getting any heat at all? Did you change the thermal cut-off which is mounted near the top of the heater box? This is the only other piece in the heating circuit. If you changed it already you could have problem in the timer or in motor. There is a switch in the motor that controls heat also.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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