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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating
the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows
sometimes it is still not working properly.
The heating element is accessible through the lower front access panel. Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.
Remove the two screws attaching the bottom of the lower front access panel to the cabinet then slide the panel down then off the cabinet. The heating element can now be accessed and repalced.
Remove the screws securing the heating element to the heater box then pull down the heating element to remove it from the heater box.
Disconnect and label the wires for the heating element and the components. Remove the components from the old heating element then transfer it to the new heating element.
Slide the new heating element up into the heater box and secure it in place. Align the slots on the top of the lower front access panel with the locating tabs on the front access panel then slide it into position and secure the bottom of the lower front access panel to the cabinet.
Depends on the model. Usually on the back lower left side under tub or right behind the tub in the top center. The frist location you remove the front panel to get to element and the second location the lid has to be raised up
Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heater box (accessible
from picking up the top on most models). If you have 220v there the
heater element is out. If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the
heater the problem is in the controls. The fuse link, the timer
contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety
thermostat and operating (s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated
1 by 1. Hope this helps. With any luck all you need is a new element.
Clean the duct out while replacing the heater if so because the main
thing that causes heater element burn out is low air flow a kinked
Dryer vent hose, lint, and plugged up fan on the motor are the 3 main
causes of low air flow. If yours has little holes in the inside cabinet
these can get clogged with lint also and cause a problem. Hope this
helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.
2 screws at the bottom of front panel if no screws there, then pry top off with wide flat screw driver then look inside toward top of front panel remove two more screws and the front should lift right out then remove screw/s in center of drum and lift out of cabinet there should be your heat 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?
The heating element is located in the bottom left corner. You will need to remove the drum for access. Once you have the drum out of the way, look for a square box with wires attached. There are 10mm fasteners that hold the heating element to the vent. Rome the screws, mark the wires and positions then remove the heating element. Before replacing the element make sure the thermal fuse and the high limit switches are not faulty.