amana dryer sensor circuit


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Old 07-27-05, 08:05 PM
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My Amana Dryer Will Not Heat Properly. I Cleaned All The Exaust Ducts. When It Is First Turned On ,it Lights The Igniter And The Gas Turns On. After About Two Minutes It Shuts Off. Inn A Little While The Igniters Glows Again But This Time The Flame Doesn't Come On. Later The Ignited Again Will Glow And Sometimes The Flame Comes On And Sometimes It Doesn't. Any Help Wil Be Appreciated.
 
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Old 07-28-05, 05:18 AM
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Hello TOM5505. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

As with any dryer, there can be several causes for not drying properly. Reading a few of the existing question already containing replies will help to determine the cause. Likely to be defective solenoids on the gas control valve, etc.

Dryer Help Information Sticky Note: here

Maytag Appliance Home Page:
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Maytag 1-800-688-9900 USA
Maytag 1-800-688-2002 Canada
Maytag is also the maker of Amana, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef and Caloric Appliances.
 
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Old 07-28-05, 08:08 AM
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amana dryer sensor circuit

My dryer doesn't heat properly. I believe it is either the solenoids or the sensor circuit. When I check continuity on the sensor, there is always continuity. How exactly does the switch work. What should the readings on my meter read both when the switch is cold and when it is heated. Since the igniter works, can I assume that voltage is getting one side of the gas circuit?Should I just changethesensor circuit and see what happens?
 
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Old 07-28-05, 07:47 PM
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Hello TOM5505 and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Before suspecting parts or getting involved in testing, try this. Totally remove the venting system from the back of the dryer. Than dry a normal sized load of clothes and note the results.

If the same condition exists, there is a problem in the machine. We can deal with that later. Do the test before suspecting and/or changing parts. If the condition does not exist, there is a restriction in the venting system that must be located and corrected.

Some help here: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481
Also reading some of the existing questions on the subject of dryers that do not heat will provide additional help, problem correction, etc.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Maytag Appliance Home Page:
http://www.maytag.com
Maytag 1-800-688-9900 USA
Maytag 1-800-688-2002 Canada
Maytag is also the maker of Amana, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef and Caloric Appliances.

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DRYER SERVICE TIP:
It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, connection, servicing and or repairs.
 
 

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