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    Default Amana ALE643RBW Dryer Will not dry clothes

    Model Number: ALE643RBW
    Brand: Amana
    Age: 6-10 years

    The heating element comes on for about 30 seconds then goes off ,after about a minute and a half it comes back on for about 3 seconds and goes off. After that it stays off for a long time then comes on for a second or two and goes off.
    Any ideas? Thanks Dale

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    Hi Dale,

    We need the complete model# of your dryer.

    Click here to locate it.

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    Nevermind, I see it now.

    Pull the dryer out from the wall and take the vent hose off then run it without clothes and see if the element cycles normal.

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    I took the vent hose off the element came on for 30 seconds was off for a minute 45 seconds came on for 3 seconds
    was off for two minutes and a half on 3 seconds and off. The inside in slightly warm not hot,and it's been running 15 minutes. I checked the element reading of 10.0 High limit thermostat read 0.1 to 0.3 thermal fuse read 0.1 to 0.5
    Thanks Dale Ok I was checking things out and found a loose terminal on a wire from the element to the high limit
    thermostat, I put a new wire and terminals on and it works fine.

    Thank you for time Dale
    Last edited by dale1520; October 21st, 2011 at 02:29 PM.

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    Excellent Dale, good job finding that loose wire terminal.

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