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Offline Jaytag

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Amana Dryer heating only on low
« on: January 22, 2009, 04:24:30 PM »
Dryer does not fully dry on auto dry when on regular heat.  Timed heat used to work on regular heat.  Now it takes much longer to dry and does not get fully hot on Timed regular heat.  My heat choices are reg/perm press, no heat and delicate.

Model LE8217W2

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 05:02:28 PM »
If it was your heating element then you would have no heat at all. You probably need to clean out the vent and clean the lint out the dryer.
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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 06:24:41 PM »
I have gone through and cleaned everything out.  Do you think it may be a sensor? 

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 07:10:46 PM »
Take the exhaust off the back, Run 1 load, if it works fine it is in the exhaust. If not it's in the dryer. Simple way to find out.

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 07:17:26 PM »
If your dryer components are fine you may want to think about a new 30 amp circuit breaker.
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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 09:02:19 AM »
Check the cord ends,in case you have a loose connection at the wall or dryer. Poor contact will cut your heat off prematurely.

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 04:06:52 PM »
Check the cord ends,in case you have a loose connection at the wall or dryer. Poor contact will cut your heat off prematurely.

On that Amana, alot of people forget to clean the blower exhaust.  You have to take the front off, and then the two 5/16s screws on each side, and then remove the whole blower housing from the drum.  If iot is not full of lint replace the thermostat on the blower housing.    Tom  www.applianceeducator.com

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 08:11:42 PM »
it runs the same without exhaust which is clear.  I have another dryer that I ran on the circuit no issues.  The problem is within the dryer something that controls the temp with the element.  Anyone have a manual to repair this particular dryer?  PDF?

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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 08:23:05 PM »
No manual but any dryer has a control thermostat mounted whee it can judge drum temp. And that is the blower housing. All other thermostats on the heater housing have to do with hi limit. Clean out the dryer, check the blower wheel for looseness, and clear the outside vent. It is as simple as that.
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Re: Amana Dryer heating only on low
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 08:26:24 PM »
One other itty bitty tiny winy more thing.
 The contacts in the timer become dirty from the arcing associated from the heater control thermostat constantly judging the drum temp. As a result this sometimes can cause the dryer to take fifty forevers to dry the clothes. Solution: remove the timer. take the timer apart carefully, file down the burnt contact where the high temp heater wire connects to the timer. Tricky I know but hay, I have had success in the past.
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