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Amana ALE643RAW Gas Dryer

Dryer will not shutoff in any automatic mode. In timed mode dryer will shut off when timer cycle is complete. Dryer heats in all modes. I am suspecting a faulty timer (auto portion) or a humidity sensor. What do you recommend? If it is a sensor, where id it located?

Thanks Paul

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  • villain Dec 06, 2007

    Still having the same problem with the Amana ALG443RAW



    Thanks, Villain

  • rxted Feb 08, 2008

    same problem wont shut off but its alg 331raw

  • Paul Lorenc Sep 30, 2008

    same problem here. dial does not move in automatic modes, but does move in timed modes. Flame ignites at start for 10-15 minutes, then will not light again. Clothes are damp. model LGD20AW

  • captks Mar 07, 2009

    Amana ALG 443 RAW gas dryer drying is fine in all modes. But it never stops in Auto/Delacate mode and the timer dial does not move up. I cleaned the blower housing.

    Thanks

    Capt.

  • captks Mar 07, 2009

    Amana ALG443RAW drying in all modes are ok but does not stop in Auto/Delecate mode and the timer dial does not move up.

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.hi with gas dryers the parts to look for are . the blower . will take longer to dry and noisy .The venting very important. The coils on the gas valve .Will cause the flame to only come on for a few minutes . then nothing so for that problem . replace the coils. Thanks the appliance doc

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