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I have an Amana gas dryer LG4409W ... when I normally set the timer I rotate it then push in to activate ... for some reason I pushed the dial in while I was rotating it ... ever since then the dryer does not work correctly ... when I set it to the first cycle at the top of the dial, the motor turns but there is no heat and the dial does not advance ... if I set the dial to the next cycle (timed dry) the dial does advance but the heat is low ... I replaced the dial/timer switch and when I first turned it on for a test there was plenty of heat ... I just put a load in to dry and the same symptoms are back ... no heat and the dial doesn't advance ... any advice ?? Ron Truhlar,, 319.248.9869

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    Are you certain you are talking about the same dryer ?? the P/N on the timer part is 502967 (model 275BEF) and it cost ~ $125.00 ... I previously stated that I replaced the timer and when I first turned it on there was lots of heat ... it's 2 days later and now no heat on the first cycle and the first cycle doesn't advance ... the "Timed cycle" does generate some heat and does advance the timer ... please advise ...



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Is there any electronic unit like a pcb in this dryer as this may cause it if it has one..

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I am sure you have already done the following.

Sounds like a timer has went bad. Especially if it wont move in any cycle. The timers are pretty easy to replace, and on this model, not that expensive. The timer number is : 8299778 and runs around $60.00. To remove the timer, just take the back panel (of the console) off, then slip the knob off by pulling gently, then remove the hold down screws and pull off. I believe this particuliar timer has one wire bundle, but if not, be sure to make your wires to know where they go back. Good luck, and let me know if you need any further information.

Now to test the following for no heat issue:

1 check your power to make sure you have 240 volts . 2 verry possible your heating element is burned out.3 you may have a safety thurmo burned out.depending on the brand and model your start switch could be bad on the moter. also depending on the brand and model` the timer could be bad or a burnt wire.
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