Model #NGD5240TQ0 AMANA Residential Dryer

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Q:

DRYER WILL NOT TURN ON. NGD5240TQ0 Amana Residential dryer

A:

I know that it can be very difficult to have issues with your dryer. This type of symptom will require making some voltage checks to determine what component has failed preventing the dryer from working properly. Since we know there is power going to the unit, you will need to test the internal components. Remove the rear panel of the dryer next. The thermal fuse will need to be checked, it should show closed in order for the dryer to work. If you have an ohm/volt meter, measure the resistance on the fuse. If you get an infinity reading, then the fuse needs to be replaced. If not, then you will need to check the door switch and timer next. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, please click on this link to schedule service: Sears Home Services. Click on "Get Started" and follow the directions, click on the red "NEXT" button to continue. I hope this helps. Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help. Thank you for using Manage My Life.com.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
October 08, 2013
Q:

Amana dryer will not heat.

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Alina F. -
November 01, 2011
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Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

From your description you most likely have weak gas valve coils, but it may also be a restricted vent. Here is a way you can check.

  1. Clean the lint screen.
  2. Pull the observation plug from the hole that is below the left side of your dryer door so that you can observe the burner assembly.
  3. Ventilate the laundry room as much as possible.
  4. Disconnect the flexible exhaust vent for a short test that will determine the cycling temperatures in the dryer while it is venting directly into the laundry room. Position the dryer so that you can measure the temperature of the air coming out of the middle of the exhaust vent. NOTE: This gas dryer should normally be vented to the outside of the home. You should not allow the dryer to vent directly into your laundry room except for this temporary test.
  5. Fill the dryer with a medium load of damp towels. A wet load is needed in the drum so that you can observe the normal cycling of the burner.
  6. Start a timed cycle with high heat.
  7. Observe the burner assembly. You should see the igniter glow and the burner light. Monitor the temperature coming out of the exhaust. It should heat to about 150 to 155 degrees and then cycle between about 130 and 155.

If the dryer heats and cycles normally while venting directly into the laundry room then an undetected restriction in the vent duct system is likely causing your heating problem. If the burner only stays on for a short time and then shuts off, you could have a bad operating thermostat or a high limit thermostat that is interrupting voltage to the burner assembly. I provided a wiring diagram in the images below along with the theory of operation for the gas valve assembly on your dryer. If you suspect a failed operating thermostat or high limit thermostat, you can unplug the dryer, shut off the gas supply and remove the back panel. If you pull the wires off of the operating thermostat, you can heat it with a hair dryer or heat gun to detect when it opens. At room temperature, it will be closed since the burner initially ignited. If you have a volt ohm meter, you can measure the resistance across the leads of the thermostat. When it is closed, it will measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity). When it is open, it will measure infinite resistance. If you test the operating thermostat and it is okay, I recommend checking the high limit thermostat in the same manner. This may help you determine the cause of your heating failure. If the burner ignites once but will not relight, you most likely have weak gas valve coils.

Here is a video that will demonstrate replacing the coils (part number 279834); Video .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 02, 2011
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