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LEA30AW (PLEA30AW) Amana Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for LEA30AW 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 LEA30AW
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The lint filter had broken

  • Customer: Charlene from Presque Isle, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the package that arrived and inserted the new lint filter into the place where the old one was. Then I threw the old lint filter away

Loud squeaking during operation

  • Customer: Kevin from Indio, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on this site for replacing the drum support roller was quite good but for my particular model of dryer was not totally applicable. The video shows that by using a putty knife to disengage two spring clips in front, the top would open but my dryer had two screws in addition to the spring clips securing the top down. Those screws were accessed after taking off the front of the dryer first. That cost a little bit of time as it was an unexpected step and I did not want to damage my dryer. If your top cover is not popping off as easily as in the video, look for two screws on each corner holding it down. Other than that variation, the rest of the repair went as shown in the video. I did not isolate the cause of the squeaking to a drum support roller, the idler pulley wheel, or the belt but I decided to change out all of them since I would have the dryer apart and the parts are not expensive. I would recommend not buying the overpriced thrust washer and retaining ring as the old ones can be reused if you have removed the ring carefully with ring clip pliers. Notes about the repair: It is easy and I was able to do it without help with the drum. Take the time to do a good vacuum while you're in there. You can get an inexpensive set of ring clip pliers from Harbor Freight. They really helped and even a set of small needle nose pliers would not have been useful. Note about Parts Select: The prices for the parts was reasonable, with the exception of the thrust washer and retaining ring. Shipping was very fast and my order was fulfilled perfectly. I will return.

The door would not shut

  • Customer: Deborah from Worcester, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pushed in the Door Catch, and it was fixed.

Drum Glide had broken off noise coming from the dryer

  • Customer: Phillip from Milton, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the front panel and found the glide were missing. Replace them dryer is know working fine.

Dryer would shut off while in the regular drying cycle

  • Customer: Dave from Brighton, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video on your web site, and it was a snap. The video had very good detail, and was easy to follow.

squeeling noise when dryer was operating

  • Customer: Eric from Aumsville, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video for the idler lever, replacing that was easy but replacing the motor assembly proved to be more difficult (there was no video). Re-installing the clips that hold the motor in place was a pain (special tool required?)but other than that, everything went together nicely. The how - to videos were very helpful. E

dryer made loud noise similar to metal to metal rubbing

  • Customer: John from Pueblo West, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First read How to Repair and watched the videos. Followed their step by step explanations. Everything went accordingly. The offending part was the idler pulley. Parts fit like the originals. Dryer sounds almost like a new one. My wife took me to lunch. Life is good!

No Power

  • Customer: John from Bel Air, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installing the new switch was a snap. With the dryer unplugged, open the top using a putty knife to release the 2 clips - one on each side. Lift the top and support it to stay open. Next, note the wire color and location for each of the 3 wires. Remove each wire from its prong on the bad switch by gripping the connector with pliers and pulling off. Next remove the bad switch by squeezing the tabs on the sides of the switch to release it. The switch removes to the front of the dryer. Install the new switch in the same method and reconnect the wires as before making sure the colors go back on the same prongs. I had to replace one of the connectors with a larger one (that came with the switch) since one of the prongs on the new switch was larger than the orginal (bad) switch. To do this, I cut the old connector off, stripped the end of the wire, and crimpted on the new connector. I had to be careful not to waste too much wire since there was very little slack to work with.

High pitched squeaking upon startup

  • Customer: Paul from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Besides successfully ordering the correct part I also noticed there were instructions on the website as to it's removal process. MOST helpful, I had not predicted the difficulty in doing it until I read the instructions. Very helpful.

dryer roller wheels

  • Customer: Kenneth E from Almont, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
follow video inst.

Correct noise problem

  • Customer: Angelo Barreto from Flowery Branch, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove drum assembly, replace drum roller, belt with Pulley wheel bearing. The whole problem was corrected and the unit now runs like new.

Heat would not work in the dryer

  • Customer: Michael from Syracuse, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife told me the dryer was not drying. It tumbled but had no heat. I went online and discovered that the possible problems were a bad heating element, or a bad thermal switch. I borrowed a multimeter at work and determined that the heating element had continuity but the thermal switch did not. That made me happy since the thermal switch is a cheap part. Unfortunately you have to take the whole dryer apart to get to it but I took pictures of any wire connections and it was not that bad. While doing it I decided to also replace the belt since it was fraying in some places. I ordered the parts from Parts select on a wednesday and had them friday morning. I used the attached video's to correctly connect the belt and replace the switch and then cleaned out all the lint from the inside cabinet and hoses and now it works perfectly. Once I took the whole thing apart I also found a long lost 10 dollar bill behind the panels. This repair was well worth the effort and cost only 26 dollars, if I deduct the 10 I found net cost was 16 dollars. Could not be happier, Very happy that a place like Parts Select exists, without it I would have been replacing a perfectly good dryer.

Door Latch broken

  • Customer: Eugene from Arlington, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered part ( door latch ) flowed instructions easily fixed same.

Very noisy, stopped during cycle, would restart after a while but was getting worse.

  • Customer: Michael from Hill City, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front panels, lint screen, ductwork to fan, motor assembly, drum, drum rollers, and vent pipe to outside. I then cleaned years of accumulated lint and dust from the cabinet. Replaced the drum rollers, drum glide, idle pulley and motor assembly. The hardest part was getting my arm in to place the idle pulley onto the drive belt.

The video showing how to do the install

  • Customer: Richard from cincinnati, OH
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I tried to do the repair like the video said. My dryer was different. Using a putty knife to get the dryer lid up did not work There was 2 screws on each side holding the dryer top down and had to be removed. Did not have to take drum out.
All Instructions for the LEA30AW
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