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Why would my Amana dryer not be drying after I have replaced all thermostats and the heating element

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SOURCE: How to replace heating element

when changing heat elements it's best to replace them all they are sometimes sold as kits there are high and low temperature elements that are tin like devices about the size of a qauter and larger and when you get the kit it might have 2 or 4 devices that are pretty simple to change because it will be hard to know which element is bad and the parts are an easy match but the hard part might be finding all of them that easy because each element are in different location on a dryer follow the wiring diagram or look carefully until all or most of the elements are found and replaced....

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Accessing the heating element

I have a ALE643RB Amana dryer and believe the heating element has went out because the dryer will not heat anymore. I have taken the control panel off the top and all the screws out on the back and the bottom edge, but am still not able to get the shell off the dryer. How do you get to the heating element?

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana electric dryer model LEA30Aw will not heat

The heating element measures 10 Ohms at 68 degrees farenheit. Usually if the element is bad, it will measure infinity.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana dryer doesnt heat up

no heat. heat element

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: AMANA LEA60AW ELECTRIC DRYER, DOES NOT DRY CLOTHES FULLY

Your heating element is dying. A new element runs 'bout $40. It'san easy fix. Couple screws .

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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Dryer is not drying does not dry


Might be a crappy timer in it depending on the model. I found a few with this problem and did a video on an Estate model. Here is how to check:




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My Amana electric dryer, Model # NED4500VQ0 is not heating clothes enough to dry a load in one cycle. I changed the thermostat already. The back glows orange and is heating. I figure it has to be the...


Not sure about the hh limit or the element, but make absolute certain that there is good flow of air. Check to see if the vent is clogged. Remove the hose from the back of the dryer and see if air is flowing very hard. Use a vacuum cleaner or a wire or something if it is clogged. Similarly, check the hose itself. If the hose collapses when you attach a vacuum to it, it is clogged. Dryers require heat AND air flow to dry properly. :)

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Heating but not drying, doesnt seem to be blowing very strong through dryer vent


Hi cipera11...

I think your problem is a clogged or cogging vent

If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry.
But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Heating Element
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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Sep 11, 2011 | Amana Dryers

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TAKES ALONG TIME TO DRY


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

You did not mention if the dryer was even warm to the touch during operation.

The generic service manual can be found here:

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/RS3200007R0.pdf

I would follow the troubleshooting process in step 9 of page 21.

To gain access to the unit you will need to remove the service access panel Pg 28 of manual

Gas burner circuits steps are on page 32

A little about heat control circuits. They are series circuits and any one of the following can prevent the dryer from heating.

1. Motor switch
2. heat control
3. cycle thermostat
4. high limit thermostat
5. thermistor
6. heating element

in addition to the above

For gas burners

1. Gas valve
2. Gas safety valve
3. Ignitor
4. Flame sensor

Most dryers have at least 5 of the 6 components listed in the first set of components above. The high limit thermostat is replaced by the thermistor in newer models. Thermistors are a one time fail item and if it has opened it must be replaced.

The warranty for this dryer is as follows:

1 year full coverage

Limited Warranty

After one year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will provide a replacement part, f.o.b. Amana, Iowa, as listed below, for any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for paying all other costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.

Second through Third Year
Amana will provide any part.

Third through Fifth Year
Amana will provide the drive motor or timer.

Third through Tenth Year
Amana will provide the cabinet assembly should the part rust through.

Lifetime
Amana will provide the Stainless Steel inner drum if so equipped.

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Kelly

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Amana Special Edition Electric Dryer Model ALE868QAW not drying


Drying is too slow It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these. Vent Heating element Internal ductwork Cycling thermostat Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance. Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it. Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician. Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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Could be a problem with the thermostats..or the heating element.
The rattling sound could be the dryer rollers needing lubricant on the shaft and bearing.

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Not drying my cloths . runs but there is no heat


Since the unit will run but won't heat...

The following are things that could stop an electric dryer from heating:

bad heating element(s)
loose, corroded or burnt wire(s)
thermostat(s)
thermal fuse ( not all models )
motor heat switch
timer
selector switch

The older the unit the more likely it's heating elements or thermostats

Sorry....this can take some time to diagnose

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