Question about Amana Dryers

1 Answer

We have a Model #LGA9OAW Amana gas dryer that dries perfectly if we disconnect the dryer from the wall vent, but hardly dries at all if it's connected. (The dryer was here when we recently moved into this condo, so don't known if the problem has always existed.) Vent has been professionally cleaned, but that didn't help. Vent does have a 90 degree turn (maybe two) & has a total length of about 15 feet. If this dryer was working perfectly (& it may be) should it be able to push the moist air through the vent I've described. If so, what do you think my problem is? If not, do you make a dryer with a more powerful blower system?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,554 Answers

Check the blower wheel for and the internal ducting of the dryer for lint build up then clean it. The motor is definitely weak and starting to fail if no evidence of lint build is found and the blower is in good shape. Replace the motor with the new available type which is part number 2200376.

You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post comments and follow-up questions. Accepting a solution does not stop you from posting comments or follow-up questions. You can continue communicating with an expert as long as you need assistance regarding the issue stated herein.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • 2 more comments 
  • das530 Jul 12, 2010

    Inside of the dryer all the way to the wall vent is completely free of lint. Motor seems to run exceptionally fast. Is there any other possible explanation?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jul 13, 2010

    The vent is clean and the motor is running exceptionally fast. These suggest that the vent duct must be the issue. Verify this by measuring the static pressure in the vent duct 2 feet away from the dryer. Maximum static pressure must be no higher than 1.5 cm of water column. Here's the Installation Guide for your reference.

  • das530 Jul 13, 2010

    jahn27, Thanks. You seem like a smart guy. Any idea how I can measure the static pressure in the vent duct?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jul 13, 2010

    You can devise your own manometer like what this smart guy did on his BBQ Grill to regulate the gas pressure. Refer to page 19 of the Installation Guide for the setup.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas dryer wont stay lit

I'm assuming it "starts" to heat but then cuts off. Usually after the first minute of running you can open dryer door and feel heat but after awhile it doesn't heat.

1st, most common problem on a gas dryer not heating is "airflow" . They will "short-cycle" if there isn't near perfect airflow. Turn dryer on and go to outside exhaust vent. It should blow about as hard as you can blow into your hand. If any doubt disconnect dryer vent line from wall and let blow into your laundry room for one cycle and see if it is now working correctly. If it does work correctly when vent line is disconnected at wall you KNOW there is blockage somewhere in your vent line.

2nd, most common problem are gas coils. Easy to replace. 99% of all gas coils are the same so here is the part# (WE04X10020) (write it down.

Below is link where you can purchase appliance parts. Thanks for reading!
Appliance Parts

Feb 07, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer vent connect

Yes, you can use a flex hose, however, remember there must be as short a connection between the dryer and the wall as possible, and you for sure do not want a kink in the hose. The flex hose can be cut to fit with metal snips. ( There is a metal coil inside the plastic)
Many poeople do not know about free flowing air from the dryer to outside, and so wind up with dryers that will overheat and/or not dry their clothers.
Be blessed.

Jun 23, 2013 | Amana Dryers

1 Answer

Does not dry clothes on auto dry setting

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

Clean your dryer vents, and lint filters. You may need to clean vent from wall to outside. to test this.. unhook vent pipe from wall..and run dryer and see what happens.

I tried to help you. Please help me and Rate/Vote on my response. We take the time to answer your question. take the time to rate us.Thanks and good luck

Dec 25, 2010 | Amana NDG8805A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Long drying time

Check your exhaust vent in the wall. It may be plugged with lint debris causing long drying times. Best way to test it is to disconnect the vent from the wall and run a normal load to see if the dryer runs normally. If so, you will need to have a professional clean out your exhaust vent for proper operation.
Good luck

Oct 02, 2010 | LG DLG5988 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

The dryer won't dry the clothes. cooling light comes on. cleaned the vent looked at the gas connection etc..

You have a problem with the exhaust vent in the wall. Best way to test is to disconnect the vent from the wall and run the unit with a normal load. If it dries normally, you will need to have the exhaust vent cleaned professionally.
Good luck

Sep 25, 2010 | LG DLGX8388 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Maytag gas dryer won't heat up!!! It takes 6+ cycles to dry 1 load! What are the most common problems?

The main cause is a plugged exhaust vent in the wall. Try disconnecting the exhaust vent from the wall and run a normal load. If the load dries properly, then you will need to have the exhaust vent professionally cleaned.
Good luck

Sep 25, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

New Maytag gas dryer with long dry times

Double check that vent by finding where it exits your house. It should be blowing pretty hard, like a blow dryer. Guarantee you its a vent issue. Also check that when u push the dryer back against the wall your not crushing the vent. If you have a vent issue. Try sticking a leaf blower in the end that the dryer connects to. Quick fix unless you have a really long vent system. Hope that helps. Dave,

Dec 15, 2008 | Dryers

2 Answers

Amana dryer model #LG4309W doesn't heat up like it used to

you need to get a vent cleaning the recommend that you get one evey 6 months with a gas dryer.

Dec 10, 2008 | Amana ALG443RAW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Amana ALG443raw gas dryer

sounds like the thermostat is you fix this sort of thing yourself?

Mar 17, 2008 | Amana ALG443RAW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

Are you an Amana Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides