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Amana (LE8517W2) No heat

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?


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  • Synnex May 17, 2009

    Thanks Mobilian. I am going to assume that the blower assembly was cleaned out since he took the vacuum and vacuumed up pretty much anything he saw in the bottom. The outlet tube in the back of the dryer, as well as all the way up through the lint trap inside the front door were all cleaned out as well and the entire duct leading to the outside vent was replaced as well. If you can tell me more about the blower assembly and where it is accessed from (front or back) then I can tell you if he cleaned it out.



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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
delicate 140.

Posted on May 16, 2009


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