High heat stopped, then all heat stopped

ApplianceAmana Dryer

Modelale643raw

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Nicholas From Guilford, CT

Mar 11, 2011

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Online, I asked an expert who told me to test all parts, but couldn't or wouldn't tell me how to get to those on the back wall. They were impossible to reach to test without removing the drum. On the PartSelect web pages I found the clue: undo two screws that hold the heating element, fuse, and limit thermostat. Pull them forward and you can test them easily. While trying to figure that out and waiting for the expert's reply, I ordered all the possibly failing parts. I tested the new ones and they tested the same as the old, so I decided it was probably the Cycling Thermostat. I replaced that one, put the old set back, and tried it. Voila! It works like a dream. I've sent the unused parts back for reimbursement.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS2046273

$17.67
In Stock