Amana Dryers - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Amana gas dryer lg8319w2 blows circuit breaker when turned on, has worked fine for 25 plus years, just happened recently.
The issue could be several thing,s but a couple of thoughts given the age of the dryer and home.
From a dryer standpoint sometimes the dryer drive motor fails by shorting out internally. The electrical short will cause the breaker the blow. If you are handy with a digital multimeter check for continuity across the motor.
From a home standpoint, the circuit breaker over time can wear out and trip early below the rated amperage. Since it is a gas dryer that is probably not the issue but check the wall outlet the dryer is plugged in to by testing another appliance with similar amperage draw.
Good luck with your troubleshooting!
on Sep 11, 2020
Is there a pioletlight that neeeds to be lit o my amana w10562495a. I can't see a flame when I pop open the small side panel.
The manual for the W10562495A has a copyright date of July 2013. Since this is a fairly new dryer, I believe it has an on-demand igniter instead of a standing pilot light. Most gas dryers stopped including a pilot light in the 1980s. This is much safer since there is no danger of the pilot going out with the gas still flowing.
If your dryer is not working, check the gas solenoid and the igniter. (Use the data sheet that should be inside the dryer. It may be behind the control panel.) If you live in an area that had a history of mining, check your ventilation. I have to open the garage doors to my home after some storms to get more oxygen into the basement. The gas appliances will give an error about "failing to ignite" if I don't.
I hope this helps.
on Sep 11, 2020
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