Amana dryer troubleshooting

Amana was founded in 1934 by George Foestner. It introduced the first clothes dryer with a stainless steel drum in 1992.
Is your dryer making noise or not heating? May be it won’t start or you notice any other issue? Learn how easy it is to repair the broken appliance using the Amana dryer repair help you’ll find on this page. With our guidance and step-by-step recommendations dryer troubleshooting becomes possible even for homeowners without much relevant experience.

AMANA NDG8805AWW dryer troubleshooting

Doesn’t Run• Be sure the door is shut
• Check to make sure the electrical cord is plugged in.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Push the control dial in again if the door was opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t Heat• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Select a heat setting, not air fluff.
• Check that the gas supply is on for gas dryers.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t Dry ProperlyCheck all of the above, plus ...
• Check the exhaust hood outside the house, make sure it opens and closes freely.
• Check exhaust system for lint buildup. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
• Use rigid 4” metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 wash load = 1 dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
• Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
Is Noisy• Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
• It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
• The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.
• A clicking noise may be the timer advancing.
• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Control Knob
Advances
Slowly (select models)
• This is normal operation for an Auto Dry or Sensor cycle, especially at the beginning of cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control knob will advance more quickly.
Dries Unevenly• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the More Dry setting if desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Has an Odor• Household odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer draws the air from the room, heats it, pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room completely before using the dryer.