Amana Dryer LEA30AW No Heat


Old 01-17-07, 01:51 PM
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Unhappy Amana Dryer LEA30AW No Heat

My 10+ year old Amana Dryer (LEA30AW) runs but produces no heat. Here are the things I have done so far:

1. Checked the Heating Element -- OK, good connectivity found.
2. Checked Element Fuse -- OK, good connectivity found.
3. Checked Thermo Limit (on element) -- Bad, replaced.

Still no heat after replacing suspect Thermo Limit.

Went on the check the...

4. Thermostat on the Blower Motor -- OK, good connectivity found.

Is there anything else I should/could check at this point?

signed, Totally Frustrated.
Old 01-17-07, 03:10 PM
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No pro here, but according to this site for troubleshooting information (sorry for including all the things you've checked already)....

"Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:

- house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug."

Here's some more info:

"If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to."

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