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ALE643RBW (PALE643RBW) Amana Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for ALE643RBW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the ALE643RBW
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Dryer would turn off before cycle was complete.

  • Customer: Michael from Macedon, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lower panel. Disassembled air duct. Replaced part and reassembled. Unfortunately that didn't fix the problem. I did figure out that it is not temperature related like I originally thought. I jumped out the timer and the unit will run continuously, so no heat fault problem. I ordered the timer assembly today, I hope that does it, if not you probably won't hear from me because my wife is going to kill me! ha ha Take care, keep up the good work! Your place rules! Mike B Macedon, NY

made high pitch noises

  • Customer: Ricardo from Lewisville, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just follow the how to videos on part select website and you`ll have no problems.

Blown heating element

  • Customer: Selena from Westerville, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found the part with ease on your site. Shipped out regular service & received within 3 days! Awesome. Directions were easy to follow... easy to install. Would recommend to all!

squealing noise, when starting drying cycle

  • Customer: Manuel from Vacaville, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the on site repair video, which was very helpful. I placed the dryer on a tarp in the family room prior to dis-assembly. Using the putty knife to push in the spring latches holding down the top lid, and propping it up while removing the 2 screws, holding the front, disconnecting the wires to the light and door switches, noting the color coding of the wires. Removed the front drum support, drum to get access to the rear drum support rollers (2ea) and the idler pulley wheel. You will need snap ring pliers to remove the rollers. Also note the configuration to the drum belt. Placed a small amount of bearing grease on the rollers spindles and re-installed the rollers. Reinstalled the drum, belt, front drum support, hand spin the drum to check belt and drum. Reinstalled the front and wires, snap down the top lid and reconnected the dryer to laundry room utilities. Test run and Wa-La, a quiet dryer. I'm thinking the noise came from the idler pulley wheel, or one of the rear drum support rollers, but couldn't tell by looking at either of them. So it's a good idea to replace all three rollers.

loud squeal on moderate to heavy loads

  • Customer: Russell from Seffner, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a Nut driver, I removed the front bottom plate on the front (2 bolts), then the door assembly (2 more). I took pictures of the wires with my phone before I removed them so that I could ensure they went back on the correct posts. I removed the front exhaust assembly (4 bolts), then pivoted the top back to make room to remove the drum (2 more). I had to rotate the drum while removing forward it to walk the belt off of the drum. The snap ring pliers made short work of the snap rings, and the rollers were off. I blew out the insides (very dusty) and inspected for any other problems. I greased the roller studs with a small amount of axle grease and replaced the rollers, securing them with the washers and snap rings. I placed the belt on the drive roller and around the tension roller, and looped it over the back right corner of the dryer while i placed the drum back into position. I rotated the belt back on until it was in its proper place and the drum was sitting on the back rollers. I then replaced the front and referenced the pictures that I took to get the wires back on correctly. The drum was a little tricky getting the tabs on the bottom front flanges in the slot, the drum resting on the front sliders correctly, and the exhaust connected to the blower motor in all at the same time. It took me several tries to get it right. I pivoted the top back on and after securing that, re-installed the door assembly and the bottom front plate. Works Great!! And less than $30! I probably should have replaced the belt as well, but the belt was in pretty good shape.

Its not a problem, simply old and needed to be replaced to make the dryer more efficient.

  • Customer: Mohammed from Beltsville, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No repair at all. Simply pulled out the old filter and slipped in the new one.

Drum glides had worn through

  • Customer: Andrew from Clarklake, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the front panels off of the dryer, removed the damaged glides and replaced them with the new glides (including the bracket on one side which had been ground thin by the dryer drum wearing on it). I also replaced the cylinder felt seal which had been damaged by the improper rotation of the dryer drum. I had to use some clamps to hold the felt seal in place at two different points so that I could stretch it around it's track. With another person present the clamps wouldn't have been necessary. Everything was very easy to access and replace!

Squeaking when turning

  • Customer: R from El Sobrante, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off front panels; disconnected the wiring; removed the drum and belt; replaced roller bracket & shaft assembly, drum support roller and retaining ring. Then re-assembled.

excessive squeeling noise

  • Customer: jim from st. louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced idler puller and washers

Warren drum guides and broken tap screw sockets on lint duct assembly.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Lockport, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video provided and was able to accomplish repairs easily.
The video's really instill confidence in getting it done correctly.
I previously have replaced felt drum seal and rubber front panel seal as well.
Video's are wonderful.

Loud Squeaking

  • Customer: Leonard from Garden Ridge, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed bottom panel, removed door, removed front, removed brace holding drum in place, removed cylinder belt, removed drum. Quickly able to remove both drum support rollers and idler Pulley wheel. I lightly greased the roller arms and installed the new rollers and idler pulley wheel that I purchased from PartSelect.com. I put it back together in reverse order (including new cylinder belt) and have a quiet dryer again. Cost around $40 for all the parts versus over $500 for a new dryer. If I can do it, anyone can.

Lint filter brokem

  • Customer: Keith from Santa Fe, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I contacted PartSelect and received their wonderful, quick service. The part arrived soon and it was easy to install.

Worn Out Broken Door Latch

  • Customer: chuck from odessa, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would like to say first of all that I was amaized and pleased at how simple the ordering of this part was and while looking at the parts diagram on you website I noticed the door swing was optional and could be easily changed and the dryer came from the factory with a latch installed on both sides of the door. In our laundry room the dryer sits to the left of the washer and the door to the dryer opened to the right which has always been a slight inconvenience. . . So instead of changing out the broken part, I took the door and hinge off with my cordless screwdriver (6-8 screws) and turned it around and remounted it on the opposite side. . . Simple! I never took the new part out of the ups envelope. Now I have a spare so I taped the new part in the envelope to the back of the dryer in case I ever need it and now we have more convenience with the door swinging the correct way. Sweet deal! Took less than an hour. Thank you for making this task simple. Chuck g.

Remove and replace lint duct assembly

  • Customer: Allan from Excelsior, MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I watched the very handy video on this topic that was linked on the parts page on this site. Find this video and watch it if you're a newbie like me. My dryer was different than the one in the video (but the vid was still very helpful) in that the top does not lift and there are (2) panels on the front that need to come off - pretty straightforward machine screw fasteners removed with a nut driver, and they came off easily. I marked the wires to the light switch @ the door, and removed them. The duct assembly came out just as the video showed, but mine had (2) 3" - 4" sensor bars across the grill of the lint duct that I needed to transplant to the new duct assembly. Fortunately, the new assy was buit to accept them. I removed the wires, and you basically have to "work" the bars out of their snap in mounts. I used a small flat blade screwdriver and gently but firmly popped them out. Once that was done, it was easy to pop them on the new duct assy and replace the wires. While reinstalling, it took a little work (and patience) to get the new duct assy to slide over the blower motor flange, but I was able to get it to slide on, and then it was just fastening the 3 screws inside the drum area. Then replace the marked switch wires on the front upper panel, and reattach both upper and lower panels. Done! I only marked it as "A bit difficult" because of the sensor bars and getting the new assy attached to the blower an in the correct position. It is otherwise an "Easy" project.

dryer wouldn't start; buzzing sound coming from timer knob when turned to 'on' position

  • Customer: charles from portola valley, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using diagnostic information from the internet, I determined that the motor in my Amana clothes dryer was bad. I ordered the part, found an internet site that showed how to open the cabinet and access the old motor, and made the switch myself. The dryer now is working normally.
All Instructions for the ALE643RBW
421-435 of 641