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I have an similar problem with my Amana Dryer LEA30AW.

A few months ago it quit heating up. A friend checked the heating element, and the coil was broken, so we replaced it. Worked fine for a couple of months,then quit heating up again. Another friend found that one of the thermal fuses was not working correctly, so replaced that. It worked for a couple of days, and now, AGAIN, it is not heating up. We checked the element which appears to be fine, and all the other fuses. I'm guessing something, somewhere, is causing it to overheat, and so it is shutting down in order to prevent overheating??? Just had new venting(code/energy efficient) put in a few months ago, too, and all the lint has been cleaned out. HELP! I'm a single mom who really can't afford a new dryer, and this one is only about 5 years old. What's the next step?

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  • lthorssen Oct 01, 2009

    Vent tubing is new and clean. It doesn't heat up at all, so can't run it on low heat. Filter is clean and has been very much so ever since we replaced the original heating element. Any other ideas?



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First Clean out your filter, Assuming the element is okay and cut-out are fine it should run okay, you could also try running it on low heat will take a bit longer but hey if it works great..Good luck

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    Gerry Harvey Oct 01, 2009

    Sorry to add, Check hose is free passing air and not kinked...

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    Gerry Harvey Oct 01, 2009

    Hi,If drier is not heating It would be cut out @ back, Element/ or thermostat, You would require a multimeter to check Element and stats, Apart from a broken wire which i dont think it is its nomally the heating Element, Im sorry that you replaced it before but you should have some warranty on the part. Good luck..



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