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Old 09-28-2008, 05:18 PM
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Default Dryer takes 2-3 cycles to dry cloths
Model Number: LEA30AW   Brand: Amana   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Dryer takes 2-3 cycles to dry. I have checked the voltage at the plug 240VAC L1-L2 and 120VAC L1 or L2 to Gnd. I cleaned the lint from the vent duct and the inside of the dryer. There was minimal lint. I drilled a small hole (5/32) in duct at the back of the dryer and inserted a thermometer. The discharge temp with the cloths almost dry is approximately 165˚ F. There appears to be a good air discharge at the wall vent. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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did you by chance check the blower fan while you had it apart some of these will crack around the retainer clip and slip on motor shaft , other than that i would guess a blockage in vent ... hope this helps
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The fan assy is where I was going next although it sure seems to have good air volume. Thanks for the help. I will let you know what I find.
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If the dryer is clean and the parts are all good then it can only be the contacts on the inside of the dryer timer. This timer carrys a lot of electrical load from the heater and will develop a burr between the contacts inside the timer. Simply remove the 2 screws that hold the motor and gently take the timer apart. Get a file and smooth down the dryer contacts. Take your time and save some moolah!
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The ducting was clear both inside the dryer and to the outside. The problem was with the fan. When I opened the housing, apx 1/3 of the fan blades were clogged with lint. I also pulled $7.53 in change from the fan and surrounding area. I guess the reason that the change wasn't making any noise was because the lint cushioned it. Thanks for your suggestions guys. PN.
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