Amana dryer troubleshooting

Does the drying machine make loud noises, or has stopped working? The symptoms could help you to understand the cause of failure. Look in the table below for the cause of breakdown of your device and find out how to fix it yourself.

Amana NED4655EW dryer troubleshooting

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long.Lint screen clogged with lint.Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
The Air Only cycle has 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 45F (7C).Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
Dryer located in a closet without adequate openings.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/START button not pressed firmly or held long enough.Press and hold the PUSH to START/START button 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 is 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.
The four legs are not installed, and the dryer is not level front to back and 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, be sure the valve on the supply line is open.
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 Time Dry for very small loads. Change the dry level setting on Auto Moisture Sensing™/Auto 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 wrinkledThe load was not removed from dryer at the end of the cycle.Select Wrinkle Guard™ option to tumble the load without heat to avoid wrinkling.
Dryer tightly packed.Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely reduce wrinkles from forming.
OdorsYou have 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.
The electric dryer is 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 werer removed from the dryer before the end of the cycle.Allow Cool Down 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.
A high temperature cycle was used or the Dry Temp was set on 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 over drying.

Amana NED7200TW dryer troubleshooting

Doesn’t RunBe sure the door is latched shut.
Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet.
Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
Press the Cycle Selector dial again if the door is opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t HeatCheck the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
Select a heat setting, not Air Fluff.
On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
Dryer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t DryCheck all of the above, plus...
Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely.
Check exhaust system for lint build-up. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
Use 4” rigid 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 that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the load.
Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
Is NoisyCheck the load for objects such as coins, loose buttons, nails, etc. Remove promptly.
It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as outlined in the installation manual.
It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Dries UnevenlySeams, 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 Very 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 OdorHousehold odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer 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.
Dryer shuts off before load is dryClothes load is too small. Add more similar items or a few towels and restart the cycle.
Clothes load is too large. Remove some of the load and restart the dryer.

Amana Tandem 7300 dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEM CAUSESOLUTION
Dryer will not runIs the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start button for 2-5 seconds.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. 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.
Unusual soundsHas 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.
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.
No heatHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Dryer displaying error message (WET indicator flashing)WET indicator is flashingIf the WET indicator on the dryer control panel is flashing, witha pause between flashes,the dryer control has detected aproblem that requires service. Call for service
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hotIs 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 45F (7C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5Vfe" (14 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 shortIs 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 loadIs the lint screen clogged?Clean lint screen. Check for air movement
Stains on load or drumWas 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 wrinkledWas the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
OdorsHave you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?It so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Is the 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