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Dryer stops in cycle, then i can restsrt it by pushing the timer knob after 20 minutes or so. it first started having problems with a sticky door switch and now is stopping.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

  • jrstevens02 Jul 04, 2010

    hi rylee, when the dryer is on it continues to dry the clotthes but it continues to stop and then i am able to restart it after a bit. its a amana le8207w3what does a thermal fuse do?

  • jrstevens02 Jul 04, 2010

    would the termal fuse cause these problems?

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