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Running and blowing air but not heating

The dryer runs and blows air out the vent, but is not heating.

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  • km13hogan May 12, 2009

    I gave the model number when I posted the question, so I don't know they didn't print it? It's Amana LE8457W.

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It would help to have a model number. But before you send one make sure you turn off the breaker to the dryer all the way off then turn it back on and see if it starts heating. If that does not work write back with your model number.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Pataricia Nolte May 12, 2009

    If the breaker trick did not work you need to take the front panel off and and the drum out and look at the heater are all the coils intact/not broken. There is a fuse on most Maytag/Amana Dryers that can go out check it out as well. Is there a burnt off wire?

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    Pataricia Nolte May 12, 2009

    If the breaker trick did not work you need to take the front panel off and and the drum out and look at the heater are all the coils intact/not broken. There is a fuse on most Maytag/Amana Dryers that can go out check it out as well. Is there a burnt off wire?

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SOURCE: maytag dryer not blowing hot air (2yrs old)

If the vent is blocked, it will not stop the heat, it will only restrict the air flow.

Generally a couple of things can cause the heat to stop.
Either the thermostat or the element.
I would first suggest the element.
It may be fatigued therefore the internal wire within the element becomes fragile and eventually breaks down. Although it is an electrical item, it is mechanically built and can fail.

In some dryers the element is held in clips.
These clips can cut into the element.

The thermostat maintains temeperature but again, it is mechanically built and can also break down.

If you are not capable of inspecting or troubleshooting the internals of the dryer (i.e remove the cover and look for the failurer), then have it inspected by a repairman. There is not too much that can go wrong with a dryer. The most expensive part wuld be the motor that spins the drum.

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SOURCE: dryer heats, tumbles clothes, blows air out exhause vent, but wont dry clothes

what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: The dryer is not blowing air. I checked the vent,

If you are not getting heat it could be several things like a bad limit switch or element burned out, the only way to know for sure is with a test meter to track the flow of electricity. If you are not comfortable with electric wiring it is best to call a repairman if you are comfortable useing a volt meter and a ohm meter I can walk you through the steps.

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SOURCE: Maytag Bravos dryer heats but does not blow air.

Maybe that was in addition..they tell us the air flow is blocked and tell us 2 clean our air duct ..but the dryer was blocked on inside..the repair man claimed the belt was off maybe he was blowing smoke..but these are the kind of people they are sending out..trying to blow off as many appointments so they can get off on time.

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