Question about Dryers
We have an Amana LE8517W2 that has no heat. We had the same problem in early march and had it repaired. He replaced the thermal fuse only. Since that time, the dryer hose has also been replaced. Yesterday the dryer stopped heating again. The drum spins and I can feel the air coming out the vent, but there is no heat and honestly, I'm not paying for a repair again since the part was under $10 and the rest of the bill was all labor. So I have two questions:
1) Should I replace the thermal fuse again?
2) Does this speak to a larger problem since this is the second time in just under 3 months?
You should inspect the filter hosing and blower assembly and replace the cycling thermostat mounted on the blower housing. Get rid of whatever is blocking your outside vent and causing the thermal overload.The dryer is getting too hot either because of a control malfunction or an air blockage. If your control thermostat is the 4 wire type (2 small 2 large wires) then it probably is bad.
I test them by using an electronic thermostat to gage the temp. It should at max not exceed 160F nor get below 100F during drying cycle. Perma press should be around 150
Posted on May 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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