Question about Dryers
All dryers have a door switch, perhaps yours has failed. If that turns out to be fine look for air restrictions that would cause overheating. If you see some then be aware one or more of the safety's on your dryer may have tripped to prevent a dryer fire. The most obvious safety to look fo is the thermal limit mounted on the blower housing or very near where air can be quickly judged to be in excess of 350f. A dryer should never get above 160f.A high limit is mounted on the heater element if the temp rises above 250f another is mounted on the opposite end and rated for 300f. If the filter area is completely blocked the air inside the drum will rapidly exceed 350f and the thermal limit will melt. These are your safety's. A simple $10 ohm meter can help you verify which safety is blown. Unplug the dryer and set the meter to read ohms. Remove a wire and check for continuity between the safety terminals. If you can't see the needle move (on analog meter) Or get an audible beep (On digital models) then you know you have found the problem.
Posted on May 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Amana Dryer
sounds like a bad motor or something stuck in blower fan.. see if you can maually turn the drier drum if so motor is bad if not something is binding up drum or blower fan.
Posted on Nov 04, 2007
SOURCE: Amana dryer
Check your fuses or breaker. An electric dryer requires 240 volts to operate. In a fuse box system, 2-30 amp fuses are required for an electric dryer to operate. If 1 fuse is blown it will not start or heat depending on which fuse is blown.
In a breaker system the breaker can trip and sometimes look ok. Find your 30 amp dryer breaker and reset it by flipping the lever to off, then back on.
If this doesn't help, you may have a faulty door switch or maybe your door has loosened from the hinges and has sagged a bit, breaking contact with the door switch plunger.
If you can locate the door switch, push on the plunger... you should hear an audible click...if you do then the door switch is normally ok, but not always, it is just a simple test to rule a bad switch which is normally silent if it is faulty.
You may want to inspect for a burned wire or wire termination.
Make sure dryer is unplugged from the power source before inspecting!!!
Other than the previous instructions, it is difficult for a novice to diagnose the problem...call a technician in to fix your dryer.
1 more thing, Just because a breaker appears to be on, and/or you flipped it off then on, doesn't mean the breaker is ok. Fuses also can look good and be bad. A small volt-ohm meter($10.00) is a good investment for testing voltage, and to save time and money.
Hope this gets you up and running.
Posted on May 26, 2008
Hey, either the belt is broke or something has happened to the tensioner pulley so remove front or rear panel & visually inspect & if belt is broken look & see if part # is still visible on belt surface & order a new belt.
Posted on May 12, 2009
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