20 Most Recent Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer Questions & Answers

You can make adjustments to your Automatic Cycles by adjusting the Factory Dryness Level:
Changing the Automatic Cycle settings to increase or decrease drying time:
If all your loads on all Automatic Cycles are consistently less dry or more dry than you would like, you may change the default settings to increase or decrease the default dryness

Your automatic drying settings can be adjusted to adapt to different installations, environmental conditions, or personal preference. This change is retained and will affect all of your
Automatic Cycles, not just the current cycle/load. There are 5 drying settings, which are displayed using the time display:
0 Much wetter clothes, 30% less drying time.
1 Slightly wetter clothes, 15% less drying time.
2 Factory preset dryness level.
3 Slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time.
4 Much drier clothes, 30% more drying time.
TO CHANGE THE DRYING SETTINGS: NOTE: The settings cannot be changed while the dryer is running or paused. The dryer must be in standby mode (power is off) to adjust the default settings.
  1. Before starting a cycle, touch and hold DRYNESS for 6 seconds.
  2. Touch DRYNESS to select the dryness level shown in the time display: 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
  3. Touch START/PAUSE to save the new dryness level setting.

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017



Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on May 05, 2015

Sounds like your motor is weak after its cools down does it start again then the same thing happens?

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

Check the flue where the heat enters the dryer this the tube where the flame from the burner leads into the dryer you will have to take the back panel off and a few screws to remove tube forgot to ask is the inside of the tumbler drum stained

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Mar 23, 2014

If this is not turning with a heavy load it can be one of or a few different things. The motor may be going bad and cant handle the heavy load or the drum belt may be slipping or the dryer drum wheels where the dryer rides on may be worn out.

If its the wheels the machine will be making a sort of a grinding sound when it runs and the dryer drum will be loose and wobbly inside the machine. The drum wheels and belt are cheapest, probably less than 10 bucks for both.
You will need to remove the front of the machine and remove the drum to get to the wheels and belt. It shouldnt take more than 1/2 hour or so to do this job.

The motor is another thing. 150.00 for the part, hours of labor and electrical connections. Clearly not worth it unless you have access to a cheap parts supplier. Check ebay for appliance parts suppliers. They usually buy up manufacturers surplus parts and sell them for 1/2 of what they originally sold for.

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Mar 02, 2014

Need more info. Is the igniter coming on but no flame, is the igniter not coming on. Several things will make the igniter not come on (timer, motor switch, thermal fuses, thermostats, temp selectors, etc. What have you checked already?

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

might be starter gone

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

if it has a pilot light, then it would not have an ignitor. also if it has a pilot light, it should have a knob that has settings for just the pilot light, just off, or on. Find that knob and check settings

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

never heard of having a pilot light as well an ignitor, the two don't go together. If your have a pilot light that is on the unit is getting gas. If there is pilot light there is usually a knob to switch between pilot light, off, and active on. maybe set to pilot light only.

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

It sounds like an air flow issue. There is a flame sensor on the side of the flame housing. If the venting is not sucking the flame down the tube it will cycle very quickly and never reach the right temp.

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on May 19, 2013

sounds like 1 of the wheels the drum sits on has a bad bearing

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Sep 30, 2012

see this causes and fix it. God bless you
The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is bad and needs replacing. If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem

Heating Element
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat inside the tub. Replace the Heating Element.

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Sep 27, 2012

Motor runs, but main burner will not ignite
1.heat switch set wrong---correct switch setting
2.defective timer or timer circuit---check timer wiring--replace timer motor or switch as needed
3.defective centrifugal switch in motor---clean switch or replace as needed
4.gas supply valve closed----open gas valve
5.inoperative solenoid coil---test coil for open circuit & the voltage to it
Pilot burner goes out
1.insufficient gas supply---- low gas pressure or clogged pilot filter or partially closed gas valve
2.carbon deposit on thermocouple tube---clean tube & check pilot burner for proper combustion
3.improperly adjusted pilot flame--adjust pilot flame until faint yellow tip begins to appear
4.faulty ignition or reset valve or thermocouple---replace

Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011

The problem is with the timer especially when it is stuck on the same spot and the dryer continues to run if not turned off manually. Disconnect power supply to unit then remove the screws securing the control hood assembly to the control hood rear panel.

Rotate hood assembly forward to access the timer.


Check the timer wiring for loose connections; label them to avoid messing them up upon reconnection. Replace the timer if no obvious issue is found with the wiring connections.

Remove timer knob by pulling it outward and away from the front of the graphic panel. Remove the screw securing the timer to the control hood mounting plate. 6. Raise metal tab and rotate the timer to remove it from the slotted location. Reverse procedure to reassemble or install new timer.

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Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Sep 12, 2011

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...


Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011


There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

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Amana ALG331RAW... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011

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