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ALE643RBW (PALE643RBW) Amana Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for ALE643RBW parts

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Dryer did not tumble.....Loose ....worn Belt

  • Customer: Timothy from Middletown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Fast delivery,,,, Easy installation

DRYER WOULD NOT START BUT LIGHT UP

  • Customer: KENNETH from NEW BERN NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
FOLLOWED THE VIDEO FROM THE SAME WEB SITE. IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN DO THE REPAIR YOU ARE WRONG. I ORDERED THE TWO PARTS SUGGESTED JUST IN CASE IT WAS ONE OR THE OTHER. COST PLUS SHIPPING WAS UNDER $35. HELPFUL HINT TACKLE THE HIGH LIMIT THERMAL FUSE FIRST THAT'S WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OUR DRYER. IF ANYTHING YOU HAVE A GOOD DOOR SWITCH ON HAND AND STILL WELL AHEAD OF THE GAME. I'M GLAD MY WIFE MADE ME ORDER IT. EASY INSTALL. I SURE IT WOULD HAVE COST A HELL OF A LOT MORE JUST TO GET SOME ONE TO LOOK AT IT AND THEN FIX IT. I'M THE TYPE TO JUST PAY THE MONEY TO GET IT FIXED.

Noise on start up for several minutes

  • Customer: Ron from Columbus IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Noise sounded like a pulley noise so I decided to replace the drum rollers and belt and idler lever pulley. The problem was the idler lever pulley but it was a good idea to replace the other parts while the unit is apart. Not a difficult repair. Thanks for your video on how to replace parts.

Loud Squeaking

  • Customer: Betsy from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the video for the new rollers and now the dryer is like new and it's 18 years old.

old filter was riped

  • Customer: Debbie from Winner SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took old filter out put new one in

drum not turning

  • Customer: Earl from East Grand Forks MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty easy, popped off the top of the dryer, removed 2 screws from the front cover and 2 wires for the door switch, there is the drum support and air exchanger, 3 phillips screws in the air exchanger, pull that out and 4 screws in the drum carrior, remove that and clean up drum, glue on seal, and reverse process.

DRYER BELT BROKE

  • Customer: Gloria from Marine City MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
WATCHED THE VIDEO FROM PART SELECT AND IT WAS EASY. I WILL ALWAYS ORDER FROM PART SELECT, I LOVED THE DELIVERY TIME!! I ORDERED TWO BELTS, ONE FOR MY DRYER AND ONE FOR MY SONS...MY BELT ARRIVED THE NEXT DAY AND MY SONS ONLY TOOK TWO DAYS...NOW THAT IS SERVICE..THANK YOU PART SELECT

Screeching-metal on metal!

  • Customer: Michele from Tremonton UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to all the comments and instructional video this 'Mom' was able to chose a couple of parts that I felt would fix the noise and replaced them myself! Took me closer to 2 hours due to the top on my dryer came off a little different than in the video and you definitely need the ring pliers if your are replacing the Drum Support Rollers! So borrow or buy a pair if you don't own them before you start :) Now I don't have to turn the dryer off to get my headache (from the screeching/squeaking) to stop. Quiet! Love It!

Clothes were not drying completely

  • Customer: ronald from springerville AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Unplug the dryer. Remove the bottom panal, 2 screws(nut driver works best). Vacuum out the lint and dust accumulation from underneath(no sense in getting dirty). On this model both parts to be replaced were located on the back panel, above and below each other. Using a pair of pliers(do not pull on the wire) pull on the clips and remove the attached wires. Using a 5/16 nut driver remove the screws and replace the parts. As a magician might say "TA DA" your finished. Replace the bottom panel and begin drying your clothes.

hum from motor, drum stopped

  • Customer: Colin from Eastbrook ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Motor bearing was shot - in and out play on the spindle, loud hum from motor and cut out after a couple minutes. Was a bad roller that put too much strain on motor I guess. Well, actually there wasnt much left of the old roller - most of it had been ground to black dust...No problems swapping motor, all rollers, belt and shafts out, although you have to pay attention to how the motor was positioned on the original. It will only fit tightly enough to let the snap-rings close when the motor is correctly positioned. On mine that meant that the multi-plug was rotated a little further than the old one, now it bumps the bottom of the dryer nearly. In short, don't try and force the snaps closed around the bearing collars. If they don't go with only moderate effort on a flat blade screwdriver, then it's incorrectly positioned. Hopefully get another 15 years on this dryer now !

Dryer was making metal to metal grinding noise

  • Customer: Jimmy from Stonewall LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Before tearing down unit the video on this site is very usefull. After removing tub noticed cylinder glides were worn out and tub had been rubbing glide bracket. Checked rollers on rear of tub and they seemed fine. The belt tension roller seemed stiff. One glide bracket was worn nearly thru. Replaced tension roller, glides and one glide bracket. Since I had unit pulled down replaced belt. Cleaned unit out good, re-assembled and wife happy. If you had tools and parts in hand you could do job in an hour.

sreaching metal on metal sound with a added loud squeal for your listening pleasure.

  • Customer: KYLE from PECATONICA IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Hardest part was getting the dryer apart. mine was held together by two snap in clips on the top front pryed those up with a flat head screwdriver then 4 hex head screws and i was in. i watched a couple of YouTube videos of different types of dryer repairs. i am not a mechanic by any means but i would say the repair was very easy. parts were shipped fast so i was up and running quickly and for a lot less money. plus i earned alt of browned points with the wife.

Dryer not turning on.

  • Customer: Carl from Uncasville CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Researched the common problem with "dryer not turning on", and tested the top three problems. Removed the dryer front casing and door, unbolted front dryer plate. Used a volt meter on two of the temp gauges, which were fine. Removed the upper back plate of the dryer to the wiring for the knobs and buttons. Used the volt meter on the dryer start button, which was also fine. Went back around to the front and removed the door switch. Tested it with the volt meter and bingo. Replaced that part, dryer works like normal.

loud humming noise

  • Customer: Jeff from Colorado Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts came quickly and were correct. Installation was easy after watching video. Made the dryer a little quieter found that it is the motor that is the main source of the noise.

"Unusual Noise"

  • Customer: Brian D. from Mattoon IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wook with tools on my job so I thought I might be able to complete this repair. I viewed the repair video on Partselect's web site and dicided to "GO FOR IT" (after all the dryer was already broke). The dryer noise had to be a moving part so I ordered two drum support rollers, one idler pulley wheel and one belt. If I was going to open the unit up I decided I would not leave an old moving part only to have trouble later. The total parts were less then fifty dollars, so if this did not fix it I would not be out a bundle that could have been applied on a new unit. I was not willing to invest more in the aging unit (ex: motor). The parts arrived in less then three working days. The dryer in the video was a differnt model then mine so I had difficulty removing the front. After the actual repairs got started I had it back together in about two hours. I believe one of the Drum support rollers was the problem I could not reproduce the noise by hand during repairs so I was not sure that was the problem. But one of the drum rollors was not turning as free as the other and niether of them turned as well as the new ones. I marked the wires as instructed in the video for easy replacement. My repair time maybe longer then most as I did this repair on my own. After restoring the power and pushing the start button the noise was gone :) making the dryer a much quieter unit. Brian H., Illinois
All Instructions for the ALE643RBW
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