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    Amana electric dryer will not heat up.

    Model Number: LE8607W2
    Brand: Brand
    Age: 6-10 years

    Amana dryer will not heat up. Dryer circuit breaker tripped and I reset. When the wife went to start the dryer there was a buzzing through the timer and it tripped the breaker again. I reset the circuit breaker and I started the dryer again. This time there was a buzzing through the timer and a big arc flash from the back of the control panel. Dryer started but will not heat. Further investigation revealed that a hole had been blown in the control board where the relay for the heater is located.

    I have ordered a control board (because the board can not be repaired) and a timer. I ordered the timer because I am concerned about what else could have caused the relay to short out and blow a hole in the control board.

    Question is what else could have caused this? I have checked the heater element and read 10 ohms across the coils. It was hard enough to find the control board and I don't want to blow a new one.

    Any ideas on what else to check would be appreciated.
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    With the dryer unplugged, inspect the wiring and wire connections going from the control board to the heating element. If any of the wiring or connections are burned or melted you will need to fix the bad wiring and/or connections. Also, check the heating element to make sure it isn't shorted to ground.
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