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Offline Fisack23

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Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« on: December 06, 2013, 09:55:14 AM »
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.

Thanks -

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 09:56:54 AM »
One more piece of information - when the START button is depressed, it prevents the dryer from turning off, even if the time/moisture shut off is reached. It stays on all of the time.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 10:21:19 AM »
YOU NEED TO POST YOUR MODEL NUMBER.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 10:52:31 AM »
More like a motor problem.Model # would help though.Do you smell something burning?And the motor will it restart after it shuts off?Or does it take awhile to start again.
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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 11:00:09 AM »
Sorry - forgot the important things!

It's actually a KENMORE - don't know why I was thinking Amana. It says KENMORE 800 on the top and W10127887 on the sticker just inside the door. Thanks -

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:04:19 AM »
Thats not the model #.When you open the dryer door the Model and serial # should be there on a tag.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:17:23 AM »
Is the lint filter on the Top of the Dryer?

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 03:22:50 PM »
Top of the door when you open it:  MOD 110.69822801  SER M01727916.  Then it says TYPE: DDOT-ELE-2406024-EH54


The lint trap is at the bottom of the door when you open it.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 07:33:23 PM »
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=13393.0
This relay also applies to you.While holding Start switch down and checking motor relay you should get 48 volts D.C on the two pink wires on the relay if you do suspect motor relay.But i do think from i am getting from you the motor is bad.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 08:02:08 PM »
Also that 48 volts D.C close a set of contacts that can be measure with a voltmeter.You should get Zero volts when relay is closed and 120 volts a/c when open and if you get 120 volts a/c bad relay and this would cause whats happening to you.Motor can cause this also.But like i said i suspect motor but you may want to try this measurement first .

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 01:29:51 PM »
The motor starts immediately - no hesitation, no noise, no bad smells. It runs continually while the START button is depressed.


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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 01:42:54 PM »
Also that 48 volts D.C close a set of contacts that can be measure with a voltmeter.You should get Zero volts when relay is closed and 120 volts a/c when open and if you get 120 volts a/c bad relay and this would cause whats happening to you.Motor can cause this also.But like i said i suspect motor but you may want to try this measurement first .
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-relay-3405281-ap3037419.html
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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 01:53:01 PM »
Do you know how to use a voltmeter?

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2013, 02:21:00 PM »
This may help you.

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Re: Amana dryer won't run unless ON button held in permanently
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 07:52:25 AM »
What did you find out with this dryer?

 

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