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Amana dryer ale643rbw doesn't advance time on auto setting. I changed the contact thermostat but it still won't advance. Last resort is timer. Any experience with this is appreciated.

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Make sure u have proper venting

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DWSR483EAWW GE Dryer doesn't turn off when set to "Optimum Dry"


Does the timer advance to the end or does it stop advancing in the middle of the cycle?
If the unit does advance to the end on timed but it won't advance on auto, that means your cycling thermostat isn't triggering. First, make sure your vent is cleaned and the best way to do that is just run a cycle without the vent hose connected to the back of the dryer to see if things change. If your dryer still won't dry properly, then the cycling thermostat will need to be replaced because it's not cycling properly.

Try it on the timed cycle. If it doesn't advance, then you have a bad timer and the timer will need to be replaced.

The cycling thermostat is mounted to the front of the blower wheel housing.

Here is the timer if it is found bad.
Here is the cycling thermostat if it is bad.
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Dryer works, auto dry doesn't advance


Does it advance in timed dry? If not the timer moter is bad, if yes the cycling theromstat will have 4 wires on it and it needs to be changed

Oct 19, 2011 | Amana DLE330RAW Electric Dryer

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Hi, i have an amana dryer that the timer and the heating element quit at the same time.could the heating problem be coming from the bad timer?


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

I think you have a failed cycle thermostat. The cycle thermostat provides power to the timer to advance the clock and the heating element. If the thermostat has failed it will not heat or advance the timer. Usually when just one side of the thermostat fails the timer will advance but the dryer will run and not shut off. There may a wiring problem on the C terminal of the cycle thermostat. (Burned / got hot / wire itself failed from heat )

If you can provide a model number I can probably locate he replacement parts information for you and possibly a wiring diagram.

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Jan 30, 2011 | Amana Dryers

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Takes 4 ever to dry clothes. Will run & run when on auto dry.


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.

Jan 09, 2011 | Amana NDE5800AY Electric Dryer

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The timer keeps readjusting while drying clothes, will say there is 45 minutes left and clothes are perfectly dry, this could be a fire hazard if left unattended.


you will need to clean the vent tube/internal duct work:

The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature then the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.

if the vent/duct work is clogged then 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.

I hope this helps here is a website on how to remove cabinet:

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Oct 24, 2010 | Amana NED7200TW Electric Dryer

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Amana dryer not advancing on auto


Make sure the vent from the dryer to the outside is clean.
Reduced air flow can cause your symptom.

You can remove the vent hose from the dryer and operate the dryer in the automatic cycle.'
If the timer advances you know the vent needs cleaning.
Clean the lint filter housing also.
A flashlight helps to see all the way down the housing.

Jan 20, 2010 | Amana ALE643RB Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not heat up nor does the timer rotate as dryer runs could the timer be broken causing the dryer not to heat up?


IF you have the timer set in the auto dry setting, then it will Not advance if it does not heat. Set it on the time dry and monitor if the timer now advances.
A no heat issue can be one of many failed components--i.e. thermo fuse, ignitor, coil assembly etc
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Oct 28, 2009 | Amana DLE330RAW Electric Dryer

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Timer does not move in Auto/delecate


Im guessing there is another thermostat in the circuit to actuate the timer motor circuit. If you can find the timer motor wires check for voltage in the run (cycles yuor having trouble with) modes. Automaticadvance timmer mode is usually an open set of contacts and close when the element is heating too correct temperature allowing power to continue to the timmer motor. In the delicate cycle often it is the same thermostat on a differant set of contacts (but they could be on the same thermostat this type of thermostat has 3 termjinals usually 2 on 1 side and 1 on the other). that energize the timer motor.

The other thing that could be the problem is the timmer itself. There has to be a set of contacts inside the timmer that energize the timer motor in both cycles. these are or can work on some cycles but not others due to worn out parts in the timer. Check for voltages her that corrospond with your timer motor.

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Mar 08, 2009 | Amana ALG443RAW Gas Dryer

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My Amana Model NDG5800AWW dryer has ceased to dry clothes dependably. The Only setting that still sort of works is HIGH timed drying, and this heats up to what used to be the "delicate" setting....


if you are using the auto dry setting and the dryer is still running after 5 hours you either have a timer issue or a thermostat problem.

The timer is driven by a motor, if the timer motor is bad the timer wont time out.

in the auto dry cycle the thermostat has to cycle off and on which then sends power to the timer again advancing the timer.

set the timer in a timed dry cycle for say ten minutes, if the timer advances and turns off then you know the timer works. if it doesnt advance you have a timer motor issue,

if the problem is the auto cycle, you could replace the thermostat, about $20 american. however a clock timer would be cheaper.

Based on how old is your machine and do you want to stick a timer in it after already paying the service man is up to you.

A basic bath towel load should be dry in about 50 minutes, this varies on how good your seals are and how long a vent you are running, if the dryer vent was plugged you already have shortened the life of your heating element.




Sep 22, 2008 | Amana Dryers

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