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My Amana dryer LEA30AW does not run. This is what happens, I load the dryer and turn the knob to the desired cycle and it will run and then shut off a couple of minutes later. There does appear to be heat when I open the door after it shuts off. Once this happens I try to position the knob to the start position again and it makes a buzzing noise and will not run, after time goes by I will go back and try it again and it runs for a short time again. What is my problem???? When it does run there is a loud squeeking noise??? Sometimes this noise goes away and then starts???

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  • lemondropsmi Jul 17, 2008

    Our Amana dryer will run well for a while, then shut off. It has a moisture sensor. Could this sensor be bad, or could the thermostat be bad? Everything else works well with this dryer. Thanks.




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The motor is bad replace it

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