Amana dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for Amana dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

Amana ALE series, Amana Speed Queen, Amana Home Laundry dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
Vibrating noiseDryer may not be resting firmly on floorSome vibration is normal. Adjust leveling legs so dryer rests firmly on floor. See Installation Instructions for leveling details.
Thumping, rattling, or clanking noiseLoose objects, such as coins or pinsStop dryer and check for loose objects. Remove loose objects if possible.
Belt buckles, metal fasteners hitting drumClose zippers, buttons, and fasteners. Clothing with buckles should be turned inside out.
Whirling soundAs air moves through the dry, a whirling sound may be noticedNormal
Pulsating soundWhen the drum rotates, it may create a pulsating soundNormal
Clicking soundMany of the parts, such as the timer, dick as they operateNormal
Dryer does not runElectrical power cord may not be plugged in, or connection may be looseMake sure plug from power cord fits tightly into wall outlet.
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or power outage occurredReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Do NOT increase fuse capacity. Call qualified electrician to correct circuit overload problem. Call local utility company to correct power outage.
Dryer door is not closedPush door closed.
Timer knob must be pushed in to restart dryerIf dryer door was opened during a cycle, the timer knob must be pushed in to restart the cycle.
Dryer does not heatDryer set to FLUFF/NO HEAT settingReset FABRIC SELECTOR knob.
Damper on weather hood is stuck closed or frozenSeverely restricted airflow will cause dryer to stop heating. Check weather hood and exhaust system for restrictions.
Gas supply is shut off (Gas Dryers Only)Check other gas appliances in house for gas supply.
Dryer drum becomes stainedFabric dyes that are not set can stain the dryer drumMake a paste from powdered detergent and rub on stain. Though you may not be able remove stain immediately, the stain may fade and disappear over time.
Long drying timesImproper exhaust systemCheck Installation Instructions for length of proper exhaust system. Only use 4" diameter rigid or semi-rigid duct. Restricted airflow will cause dryer to stop heating. Check weather hood and exhaust system for restrictions.
OverloadingDry one wash load at a time.
SortingSeparate heavy items from lightweight items.
Full lint filterClean lint filter before each use.
Clothes too wet from washerCheck that the washer had enough spin speed to extract water. Clothes may need to be rearranged in the washer and put through an additional spin cycle to extract enough water before drying.
LintFull lint filterClean lint filter before each use.
Improper sortingSeparate lint producers (cotton towels) from lint attracters (synthetic fabrics).
Paper, tissues, or other items left in pocketsRemove items from pockets before washing or drying.
OverloadingOverloading reduces airflow so lint is not collected in filter. Dry one wash load at a time.
StaticOverdryingAdjust controls for shorter drying time. Use a fabric softener.
No fabric softener was usedUse a fabric softener.
Synthetic fabrics can cause staticUse a fabric softener.

Amana Clothes dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
Dryer will not run■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ Is the correct power supply available?Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
■ Was a regular fuse used?Use a time-delay fuse.
■ Is the dryer door firmly closed?
■ Was the Start button firmly pressed?
■ Is a cycle selected?
The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Prevent position. Move the dial past OFF.
No heat■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
■ For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Unusual sounds■ Has the dryer had a period of non-use?If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
■ Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
■ Is it a gas dryer?The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
■ Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the clothing knotted or balled up?When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Timer does not noticeably advance■ Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?The timer moves slowly and continuously for the timed setting.
■ Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying?The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
■ Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
■ Is the exhaust vent the correct length?Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
■ Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. Sides and front of dryer require a minimum of 1 “ (2.5 cm) of airspace, and the rear of the dryer requires 5“ (12.7 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
■ Has an air dry cycle been selected?Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short■ Is the automatic cycle ending early?The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on load■ Is the lint screen clogged?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Stains on load or drum■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used?Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■ Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors■ Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
■ Is the electric dryer being used for the first time?The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Amana ND series, AMANA NGD series dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCause/Solution
Doesn’t Run• Be sure the door is shut
• Check to make sure the electrical cord is plugged in.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Push the control dial in again if the door was opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t Heat• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Select a heat setting, not air fluff.
• Check that the gas supply is on for gas dryers.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t Dry Properly• Check all of the above, plus ...
• Check the exhaust hood outside the house, make sure it opens and closes freely.
• Check exhaust system for lint buildup. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
• Use rigid 4” metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 wash load = 1 dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
• Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
Is Noisy• Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
• It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
• The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.
• A clicking noise may be the timer advancing.
• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Control Knob Advances Slowly (select models)• This is normal operation for an Auto Dry or Sensor cycle, especially at the beginning of cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control knob will advance more quickly.
Dries Unevenly• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the More Dry setting if desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Has an Odor• Household odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the diyer draws the air from the room, heats it pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room completely before using the dryer.

Amana NED series, Amana YNED series, AMANA W series dryer troubleshooting

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too longLint screen clogged with lint.Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Has the Air Only cycle been selected.Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried. See “Cycle Guide.”
Load too large and heavy to dry quickly.Separate the load to tumble freely.
Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement.Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. See “Installation Instructions”.
Fabric softener sheets blocking the grill.Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Exhaust vent not the correct length.Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. See “Installation Instructions”.
Exhaust vent diameter not the correct size.Use 4“ (102 mm) diameter vent material.
Dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
Dryer located in a closet without adequate opening.Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See “Installation Instructions”.
Dryer will not runDoor not closed completely.Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.
PUSH to START knob not pressed firmly or held long enough.Press and hold the PUSH to START knob until you hear the dryer drum moving.
Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace both fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Wrong type of fuse.Use a time-delay fuse.
Unusual soundsDryer had a period of non-use.If the dryer hasn’t been used for awhile, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
A coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer.Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
It is a gas dryer.The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
All four legs are not installed, dryer not level front to back and/or side to side.The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See “Installation Instructions”.
Clothing knotted or balled up.When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
No heatHousehold fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace both fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Supply line valve not open.For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Cycle time too shortAutomatic cycle ending early.The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Use Timed Dry for very small loads. Change the Dry Level setting on Automatic Dry cycles. Increasing or decreasing the Dry Level setting will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on loadLint screen clogged.Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Stains on load or drumDryer fabric softener not properly used.Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledDryer tightly packed.Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely reduce wrinkles from forming.
OdorsRecent painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located.If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Dryer being used for the first time.The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.
Load is too hotLaundry items removed from the dryer before the end of the cycle.Allow Cool Down cycle to finish before removing laundry from dryer. All cycles are cooled slowly to reduced wrinkling and make it easier to handle. Items removed before Cool Down may feel very warm.
High temperature cycle used or was TEMPERATURE control set to high.Select a lower temperature, and use an automatic drying cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture level in the load and shut off when the load reaches the selected dryness. This reduces overdrying.