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jwales

Amana LEA30AW electric dryer

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Dryer "runs" but will not heat up. I have followed all the helpful tips from here & repair clinic. Heating elemnet has continuity. What I beleive to be the hi limit and cycling thermostats have continuity (i cant tell which is which). The thermal fuse does not have continuity and the wire on one end of it got hot, is chared with melting on orange coating. This short wire connects to one of the thermostats that is mounted to the heating element frame. So I need to replace the thermal fuse.....should I be worried about something else that caused this to fail??? Or can i just slap a new one on??? I also notice on the power cord where it connects to the dryer, one of the positive wires had a little charring at the connection. I think I will replace that as well.

Your response is appreciated oh great one.

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... the wire on one end of it got hot, is chared with melting on orange coating.
... should I be worried about something else that caused this to fail?.
1) bad / dirty / corroded / over-heated / connectors can over-heat again
2) Dryer Vent system

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=915698

 

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Dryer Vent
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

 

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Replaced the thermal fuse and the 10 gauge wire that was burnt and everything works just fine.

Thanks!

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