Gas Dryer would not heat,

ApplianceAmana Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Victor From South Gate, CA

Jun 08, 2012

I removed the two screws on the bottom of the lower front panel and turned the dryer on and noticed that the heating element that ignites the gas was working fine. Unplugged the electrical cord and removed three bolts from black plastic exit vent and took it out to give more room to access everything, then removed the two wires and screws on the limit thermostat. Did the reverse to place the new one. Carefully removed the wire connectors to the two coils. Removed the two screws that hold the bracket that holds the two coils in place. These were tough to get off. Slid the coils off the spindles remembering which one has the two wire connection and which one has the three wire connection and the way they went on. Checked the two solenoids the 2 terminal coil measured about 550 ohms, the 3 terminal coil should read about 700 ohms across outer terminals, and about 1.5K ohms center to outer terminals. Replaced the old with the new. Placed the bracket onto the new coils and made sure the little bumps on the top are in the holes in the bracket. Tightened the screws to hold the coil bracket. Reattached the wire connectors to the coils making sure they go ALL the way back on. Vaccumed everything I could to get lint, dust, etc. out and replaced the black vent plastic. For testing I left the bottom panel open. reconnect the plug tested the dryer and it work just like when I first bought the appliance. bought $100.00 worth of parts figured a service call would cost me that much if not more, I didn't know much about gas dryers, but thanks to PartSelect I easily fixed it myself.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Secondary Coil Valve - 3 Terminals (Now subbed to 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit)

Part Number: PS334310

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Two Terminal Gas Valve Coil (Now subbed to 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit)

Part Number: PS334310

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Limit Thermostat (Now subbed to LIMIT THER)

Part Number: PS2044484

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