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LEA30AW (PLEA30AW) Amana Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for LEA30AW parts

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All Instructions for the LEA30AW
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Slipping drum, and broken door switch

  • Customer: Doug from Shelbyville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Just like in the video. A very simple repair

No heat

  • Customer: Steve from fremont NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I dismantled the dryer and replaced the thermostat and the heating element. The online videos are excellent. Thanks

drier developed a loud squeal.thought it was the belt.

  • Customer: john from gloucester MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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removed bottom kick plate,then door and front drum seal support so i could lift top cover out of the way.took off belt and removed drum to get at support rollers.

Trying to dig lent out & the plastic broke.

  • Customer: Rebecca from Kansas City MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video that you had posted. I don't think I could have done it without the video being posted. Thank you very much.

no heat

  • Customer: Steve from fremont NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed your online instuctional video. It was a really easy job. The dryer works like the day I bought it. Thanks

First neede heating element, then replaced idler puller, drum support wheels & belt,.

  • Customer: Melanie from Manchester TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Dryer had not been used in over 2 years. After replacing the heater element...it started making very loud screeching noises. Decided to then order all other parts that said could solve noise problem. Felt if I was going to take it apart again, might as well replace everything new. Very helpful video instructions online...took less than 30 mins. the 2nd time. It now runs so smooth, you can't even tell the dryer is running. This website is wonderful!!!!!! The troubleshooting descriptions, parts list, availability of parts, fast delivery, everything is right here to fix anything. If you can't find it....it can't be fixed !!!!!

Clanging of dryer when rolling

  • Customer: John from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video on PartsSelect website, they made it real easy.

Broken idler wheel

  • Customer: Ralph from Teaticket MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I decided that I would replace the 2 drum support rollers as long as the machine was apart. I watched the video that your company offers ,and the repair went flawlessly.Thanks for the great service

Burning rubber smell and smoke out the back of machine.

  • Customer: Larry from Bolingbrook IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
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DO WATCH THE PARTSELECT VIDEO ON HOW TO CHANGE A BELT. EVERYTHING I TALK ABOUT WILL BE MUCH CLEARER. I followed the "change a belt video" that partselect had to change a belt, with one exception. DO NOT PRY THE TOP OF DRYER UP. Remove front bottom then front top by removing the screws then tilting the bottom of the front top out toward you. It will drop down, then disconnect wires from front and remove. Remove 2 screws holding down the top and NOW YOU CAN RAISE THE TOP and pull off the bulkhead and pull drum out. The side of the dryer will give a little as you pull out the drum. Remove spring with a pair of needlenose pliers. There is only one bolt holding the idler pulley lever and shaft to the motor bracket. I used a box wrench on the inside and a socket wrench on the outside. I also suggest oil or grease the shaft before you put on the pulley. You will need a retaining ring pliers, a 1/2" retaining ring and two 1/2" washers, all can be puchased at Menards for about $10. Reassemble. The hardest part is sliding the belt back over the idler pulley.

Dry would not spin fast/ or would scream with heavy load

  • Customer: Daniel from Elk Grove CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front panel removed the drum and took off the belt. I then installed new belt on drum then motor. Then installed the front panel.

loud screeching noise on startup and sometimes continues for several minutes

  • Customer: Gary from Valparaiso IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch the videos for drum rollers anddrum glides!They are fantastic!I also found the motor idler pulley should be replaced.this repair is not hard and anyone with a little time should be successful.

The dryer would start to squeak after running and continued to get worse.

  • Customer: james from Greensburg PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to anyone else who gave descriptions of the repair. Part arrived on time and was an exact match. I ordered the entire Idler assembly with a new spring. This made replacement easy. Did not have mess with snap ring and etc. I knew the idler pulley was the problem because I sprayed some silicone lubricatant (two drops) on the old shaft and that lasted for about another 40 dryer loads before it began to squeak again. I then ordered the parts. The repair was easy. Unplug the dryer first. Remove the lower panel attached with two screws. Then remove the plastic duct, which is attached with three screws. Next remove the front door, which is attached with two screws. Be careful to disconnect the wires to the door switch before removing the front door assembly. Label the wires so you know where they go when you reassemble. Next remove the front support assembly that supports the dryer drum. BEFORE I unscrewed the four screws that hold the support assembly in place, I marked the position of the support assembly to the frame at all four attachment points. This helped when reinstalling the drum by knowing the front drum support is back in its original position. At this time, I reached back under the drum and released the dryer belt from the idler pulley. Then I removed the front drum support. Next, I unscrewed the two attachment screws for the top cover. This allowed the top cover to be tilted back and made more room to remove the dryer drum. Next remove the dryer drum with the dryer belt noting which side of the belt should be against the dryer drum. I then vacuumed the lint from inside the dryer. I then studied the position of the old idler assembly and saw how the new assembly should be positioned. The old assembly was removed by unscrewing a single screw and detaching the idler spring. The new assembly was then installed. The assembly is just the reverse of the disassembly. I did not have a problem reinstalling the dryer belt. The way I did this was to have the belt already around the drum before reinstalling it. A had a second person hold the front of the drum after it was placed on the rear rollers. I then routed the dryer belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley and made sure it was correct; not twisted and rib side on the motor pulley. With the second person still holding the front of the drum, I then repositioned the front drum support matching the marks I made before removing the drum support assembly. When these marks line up, you are good to go and front of the drum is assembled properly. Reinstall the four screws that hold the front drum support assembly in place. Reinstall the two screws that hold the top of the dryer cabinet in place. Next put the front door assembly back in place being careful to reattach the wires to the door assembly. Reinstall the duct assembly. Be careful that the duct assembly engages the blower assembly completely. Thanks to everyone else that helped me with their posts.

A loud heavy scraping sound

  • Customer: Louiis from Portland PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the Instructions Steve 0f parts select showed on the video and the entire repair was a breeze! Thank you Parts Select, you saved me a bundle---no pun intended.

Replace lint filter

  • Customer: Jerry from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Really simple, just take out the old and insert the new. The old filter had a felt band on the inside, the replacement did not have this felt band. Not sure how the missing felt band will effect the filtering.

Intermittent Squealing Noise , progressively getting worse

  • Customer: Graham from Pelham NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the front covers so the Drum can be slid out. Assemble the new Idler pulley and associated parts on the new shaft. A snap ring tool made it easy to install the retaining ring. This subassembly can be built-up before working on the dryer. With the drum removed replace the old idler pulley assembly with the new one. Reinstall the drum with the new belt draped around it. Once the drum is in place, lift the idler pulley back so the belt can be correctly placed. Make sure drum rotates freely and the belt stays in track. Finish reinstalling covers and test the operation. Aaaahhhhh the noise is gone!
All Instructions for the LEA30AW
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