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#1 KBeck

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 02:34 PM

I have an AMANA dryer that does not dry properly.  I have cleaned out the vent, lint trap, etc.  Clothes to not dry or get hot.  At times there seems to be a little heat, but it's either not enough or not heating long enough.  The timer works correctly but the clothes will still be damp.  If I set the dryer to a dryness setting the machine will run forever.  Is there a moisture controller/sensor problem with my machine???

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 05:08 PM

Disconnect the vent from the dryer and run a load. Then read this:

http://fixitnow.com/...imate-dryer.htm

As you'll learn, there's much more to an adequate dryer vent besides simply cleaning it out.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 05:35 PM

If the venting is ok, you might have bad coils on the top of your gas valve, not re-opening the valve after it cycles off..  Watch to see if this is happening, it will light the first time and cycle off but will not re-ignite when it calls for heat again.  This would be a common problem in gas dryers. Of course there are other things that could be causing this, but this is the first thing I would suspect.
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for your quick responses.

 I disconnected the vent hose (just in case).  I then cycled the dryer and watched.  The heating element glowed and the flame ran for approx 5 min. then went out.  About every minute after that, the element glowed but no flame.  I restarted the entire drying cycle (both on a dryness cycle and a timed cycle) and watched the element glow repeatedly but no heat/flame.  I noticed a few electrical "sensors" on the burner tube.  Is there any way to test these items before purchasing any replacement parts or should I just buy a gas valve??

 

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:08 AM

If the sensers were out the igniter likely would not come on.  Replace the coils on top of the gas valve first, costs lots less than the whole gas valve with coils.
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:53 AM

Just received and installed the coils today.  Did a test run and found it worked perfectly.  THANK YOU for your help!!!!

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:39 PM

I have a Amana LG8109W2 and it does'nt light at all, The primary is hot but does'nt click the secondary coil clicks when disconnected. Does the thermal fuse control one or both? Does the primary coil not functioning control the ignitor as well?




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