Just had our Amana electric dryer diagnosed by the tech, who said he thought it was the timer switch. I choose to order the timer myself and install it, and it worked for about 30 minutes before shutting off.
Now, in order to run it while it's warm, you must hold in the START button. Not just once, but lean something up against it in order to keep it on! As long as the button is held in, the dryer runs. (When it is cold, it starts and stays on for a while.)
So my questions -
- Would the thermal sensors down in the base turn it off if it was overheating, even though the button is depressed?
- Wouldn't the same thing happen with the motor/other sensors?
- Can anyone help me to figure out what is really going on? I have a basic ohm meter and can fix things if I have instructions.