You’ve just finished laundry day and noticed that your Amana dryer isn’t heating up. Maybe the clothes are just a bit damp or maybe they’re still wet. What do you do?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below is a step-by-step guide to troubleshooting your Amana dryer not heating up. Read on more to learn what to do if you are facing this problem. 

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Amana Dryer Not Heating Up? Here’s What To Do

1. Troubleshooting the Thermostat

Let’s talk about the thermostat. The thermostat is a component that controls the temperature of the dryer by regulating the flow of electricity to the heating element. If you’re experiencing an issue with your Amana dryer not heating up, it’s best to check and troubleshoot this component first before looking at any other parts of your machine.

First, you should unplug your machines from their power source and then use a multi-meter to test for continuity through the thermostat. If you find that there’s no continuity, then it might be time to replace it. Otherwise, if there is continuity, then you can move on to testing other parts of your dryer.

If your thermostat appears to be working properly, yet the dryer still isn’t heating up, it’s possible that the problem lies with another component such as the heater element or fuse. So always make sure to check those as well!

2. Checking the Circuit Breaker

There are many reasons why your Amana dryer is not heating up. If your Amana dryer isn’t heating up properly, the first thing you should do is check the circuit breaker. It’s possible that the breaker has been tripped, in which case you’ll need to reset it.

To do this, locate the breaker box for your home. It will likely be in the basement or garage. Once you’ve found it, locate the breaker switch for your Amana dryer. Push the switch to the “on” position and wait a few minutes for the dryer to heat up. If it still doesn’t work, there may be an issue with the wiring or with the dryer itself.

3. Examining the Lint Filter

The lint filter is a crucial piece of your dryer and, if it’s not clean, it can cause your dryer to overheat. So, it’s important to examine it regularly and clean it as needed.

To do this, remove the lint filter and check for any lint or debris buildup. If there is any, remove it with a brush or vacuum cleaner. Be sure to also clean the inside of the filter housing. Once the lint filter is clean, reinstall it and run a test cycle to see if your dryer is now heating up properly.

4. Checking the Temperature Settings

Start by checking the temperature settings. The most common reason a dryer isn’t heating up is because it’s not set to the right temperature. Make sure that the dial is turned to the correct number, and that it’s in the “Heat” or “Dry” position.

If the temperature is set correctly and the dryer still isn’t heating up, there might be something wrong with the heating element. You can test this by turning on the dryer and putting your hand in front of the exhaust port. If it’s warm, then the heating element is working; if it’s not warm, then the heating element needs to be replaced.

5. Testing the Heating Element

The fourth step you should take when troubleshooting an Amana dryer not heating up is to check the heating element. This can be done by unplugging the machine and removing the back panel, then locating the heating element. Once you’ve identified it, use a multimeter to measure the resistance of the element.

If your measurement reading shows zero or infinity on the display, then it’s possible that your element is burned out. You’ll need to replace it with a compatible new one from Amana. However, if you see a steady reading with no fluctuations, then it’s likely that the heating element is functioning properly and you have another issue in need of resolving.

6. Checking the Vent System

Your final step in troubleshooting your Amana dryer not heating up is to check the vent system. Make sure that the vent is not blocked or clogged as this can cause your dryer to not heat up.

To check, start by unplugging the dryer and checking the vent at the back of the machine and make sure it’s free of any lint blockages. If you need to clear out a clog then you may need to disconnect the vent hose and take it outside to clean it out. Try using a vacuum cleaner or a long-handled brush to remove any soft or hard obstructions.

If you want to take things one step further, you can run a smoke bomb test in order to detect any potential leaks in your vent system; if there’s an issue with ventilation then smoke will be unable to escape through the outside. If this occurs then make sure that you replace any faulty parts before using your dryer again.


What should I do if the dryer drum is spinning but not getting hot?

Well, first and foremost, check the dryer’s heating element. This is a common cause of your dryer not heating up. If the heating element is clogged with lint or debris, it can stop it from working properly. Make sure that all connections are tight and replace any parts as necessary to get your dryer back up and running again.

How can a dryer be restarted?

Your dryer may be reset with ease. When the dryer’s electrical charge has cleared (typically 1 to 5 minutes at most), unplug it (or turn off the electricity at the circuit breaker), then turn it back on. 

3. Where is the dryer fuse located?

The thermal fuse is found on the blower housing or next to the heating element in electric dryers. The thermal fuse is located on or close to the burner in gas-powered devices. Some dryers only require the removal of the appliance’s rear panel or a lower front access panel to access the fuse.


So if your Amana dryer isn’t heating up, the first thing you should do is check the thermostat component first and after the fuse or circuit breaker. If it’s not that, then you should check the thermal cutoff fuse and the heating element. If it’s still not working, then you should call a repairman.

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