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Amana electric dryer will heat but only when.../ LEA60AW

I have to lift the back part of dryer up and drop it just about 1/2 an inch to 1''. I am guessing it needs to catch on something.
ONce I do this it heats up ok.
I have been doing this now for about 3 mos.
Husband has already checked to see if something is loose.
We cannot seem to find anything.



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  • pingo357 Jun 23, 2009

    Sorry....I was at work....well, still can't find the loose connection and now after trying to dry one last load last night. The dryer will not even come on. When you push the knob in, nothing happens.

    Suggestions ....?

  • pingo357 Jun 23, 2009

    Dryer does not have a display.

  • pingo357 Jun 30, 2009

    The heating element has already been replaced....this is when I started to have this problem.

    No one has given me a NEW solution.

    I will continue to see what I can find.

    The knob does not turn any longer...maybe you can answer this one....

    I have been charged twice already with no "real" answers and I have not accepted either of the replies becuase it is nothing new.

    I am gettign a bit frustrated, being taken twice.

    Is this thr norm with this website?


  • pingo357 Jul 12, 2009

    This problem has been resolved...your company has already taken payment four times....only one was close to resolving the problem. Not real happy about getting taken each time someone responded.
    I actually figured it before I was able to get back on line. no loose wires.....and the knob not turning was a given that something was broken I had an extra knob and right after I sent was the Timer the entire time...this was causing it not to heat!!!!.I am sorry thought it was a much bigger project.If anyone can get someone to take off three of the four (only approved for a one time charge) deductions I would greatly appreciated this. I have contacted company but NO ONE SEEMS TO HELP.
    Greatly appreciaye anyones help!

    P. Castillo



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The heating element needs replacing . what you are doing is by dropping it connects the element for a short time. the drum needs to be pulled to access the element unplug the drier should be a couple screws when you open the door pretty easy to take apart pull the drum the element is behind it. I would get a restring kit online appliance parts ya need the model and serial # the biggest cause of drier element failure is plugged drier vent. clean that it will make the drier work more efficiently lower electric bill. good luck. it is helpful to have 3 hands for 1st timers putting the drier belt back on. Tom

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  • taa43 Jul 01, 2009

    If you replaced the element was it hooked up correctly? the dryer has high limit klixons to prevent over heating that could be bad you would need an ohm meter to check continuity at this point i recommend getting a qualified service any thing else I suggest you would need a meter. Tom

  • taa43 Jul 01, 2009

    and you are going to need a new control knob since it wont turn any more . Tom


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Hi there,

It seems there is some wire loose, check on the both side of heating element points.
The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • Mukesh Kumar Jun 23, 2009

    Is there any error code on display?



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