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Old 03-19-2008, 08:12 AM
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Default Dryer Runs for 10 minutes then buzzes and quits
Model Number: ALG443RAC   Brand: Amana   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have an Amana gas dryer that I have been having trouble with. It started with pushing the timer switch to engage and it would buzz but not start. I had the timer apart a few times and would clean the copper contacts with sand paper and then reassemble. I was able to do this and keep the dryer working for almost 2 months. Finally it did not work anymore and I replaced the timer. Now the dryer will start on the timed cycle and run for between 10-20 minutes then it will buzz and quit. If I let it cool down I can restart it about 45 minutes later. I have already cleaned all the lint I can find out of the duct and the interior cabinet. Is it likely that the Cycling Thermostat needs replacement? I am afraid I do not have the know how or equipment to test this. I am just throwing parts at this to save buying a new $500 dryer. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 03-19-2008, 02:57 PM
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Hi Paul,

Most likely the problem is a bad motor. It's overheating and stops.

Replacing the motor should solve the problem.

- The part number for the motor is AP3452083

Here are the break down diagrams for the Amana dryer Model ALG443RAC

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P.S. The cycling thermostat operates with the heating part of the dryer only.
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