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#1 Freeze05

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:01 AM

Hi - I have an Amana electric dryer, model LEA30AW, and when I turn the dial to set the time for a dry cycle all I get is a ticking noise. Tick tick tick, like the time is working on the cycle clock but the drum doesn't turn and there is no motor noise.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:20 AM

Door Switch

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

Thanks. If it was working just fine - no weird noises or anything - and then just stopped working, is one of these three options more likely than another?

Thanks for the service manual link!

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:52 AM

Check the thermal fuse too, but the door switch seems to be a likely culprit.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:49 AM

I'll let you know how it goes after I play with it this weekend.

Thanks again for the replies!

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:17 AM

well - it isn't the door switch.....

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:32 AM

[user=41122]Freeze05[/user] wrote:

well - it isn't the door switch.....

Did you test it before you replaced it?  If they're bad, they'll read open even when actuated.  The suggestions offered by the Masters are to point you in the direction of suspects to test and confirm, not just replace a part and hope to get lucky.  Any monkey boy can do that-- but let it never be so with you, my intrepid apprentice! 


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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:13 PM

Using your volt meter test timer contacts as follows with timer set to timed dry, door closed, plugged in.

1 - L1 to L3 should read 120VAC - If no 120VAC we need to trace back to the door switch wiring.

2 - L1 to M (while pushing start switch) should read 0VAC - If 120VAC timer contact is bad

3 - M to L3 (while pushing start switch) should read 120VAC

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:12 AM

Remove the lower panel located below the door. Put some eyeballs on the wiring for a burned connector especially the wires to the heating elements located on the back bulkhead.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:24 PM

With your handy dandy multimeter are you getting 120 volts to to motor when hitting push to start?





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