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I have tried every cycle and still nothing. it runs fine. tumbles but low on heat. I pulled it out

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Old 05-12-2008, 11:42 AM
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Default Amana dryer runs doesn't dry. cool air
Model Number: LEA30AW   Brand: Amana   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have tried every cycle and still nothing. it runs fine. tumbles but low on heat. I pulled it out and took off the vent to outside to see if plugged. not plugged and when i put my hand by opening it blows out luke warm air.????what should i do next
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:36 AM
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Default Burnt contact inside dryer most likely

Believe it or not if you are very careful you can fix the contacts inside some of these type dryers. What happens is the timer has a terminal which connects directly to the heating element. It is a simple design. Most repairmen will replace the timer and rightly so. But I was raised by depression era parents that learned to repair stuff not replace it. If you wish to save a few bucks you may want to try and clean the contacts inside the timer. Another thing to look at is the appliance receptacle and 30 amp breaker. On rare ocasions that breaker will fail on the heat side. The motor is 120 volts and runs off of neutral and one side of the source. So it can fool you into believing everything is kosher in the electrical department. These are some things to check into. For the heating element itself to be intermittant no way. It is either gonna work or not. No in between.
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