My Amana Dryer is not putting out any heat. I took the heater Element out and see no breaks in the coil. Could I have another problem?
Answer Hello. You will need to test the thermal fuses and make sure they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1.
They should read closed for continuity. Hope this helps.
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Unfortunately I dont know the model number but its about 10 years old but is should still be good and its now fully cleaned out. My dryer was no longer heating so I ordered the Whirlpool heating element and the Whirlpool thermal kit. Assembled the kit and the element and then installed however still no heat. Where to go from here? Do I need to order the switch at the top of the dryer? Can I test certain lines on the element when its running to see if it is receiving power? As of now I dont where to go next other than returning parts and calling a repairman. Please help!!
There are 2 components other than the thermostats which would cause the heating element not to work. First is the motor and second the timer. The best option is to disconnect the power to the unit and access the heating element. Disconnect one wire that is going to the heating element, preferably the one on the thermostat side. Plug the unit back up and using a multimeter you will want to turn the dryer on and test for 120 vac at the terminal on the heater where the wire was disconnected. What this will do is eliminate the heater element itself and the motor. If there is 120 vac at this point then you know the heater is good and the motor is good because the other 120 vac coming through the thermostats is the timer side of the circuit. If there is not 120 vac at that point then you will want to test the other terminal on the heater and check for 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the motor would be bad and if there is 120 vac then the heater would be the issue. If there is 120 vac at each point then the heater is faulty.
The dryer has quit heating, so I assume it's the heating element. Where would I find it on this model to take it out? Also, could it be anything else. We have ruled out the fuse in our fuse box.
Using a putty knife between the top and the front panel, push the spring clips on either side and lift the main top. Once you lift the top the heater would be at the back of the unit attached to the bulk head.
The breaker keeps blowing and it is not heating, is the heating element the problem?
Answer James, Yes, the heating element or the wires to the element could be shorted to chassis ground causing the breaker to trip open, and the no heat situation.
Where are heating element and fuses located?
Answer Hello Randy. You will need to raise the top on the dryer and remove the front panel on the unit. Once removed, the element is located under the drum on the left side of the unit.
How do I replace heating element?
Answer Hello Larry. You disconnect the power and lift the top panel and remove the front panel. Laying in the floor, you will see the element on the back wall on the left side. You can replace the element from there.
Got the new heating element, before we take the whole dryer apart, where is it located?
Answer Hello Mari. These are not hard to replace. If you remove the toe panel from the bottom of the front, you will see the element under the drum on the left side. You can replace it from there in the front.
I have admiral LE7121WM the dyer working and runs Its not getting heat and continue to run. Could this be the heat element or timer?
Answer Hello! Make sure the breaker hasn't tripped and that you have a full 240v volts going to the dryer. You'll need to check the thermostats and the heating element. They should read closed for continuity. Thanks.