How to Change an Amana Dryer Heating Element

Occasionally you will notice that the clothes are not drying properly in your Amana dryer, which is most commonly due to a burned out heating element due to usage or a faulty electrical connection. The heating element in the Amana dryer is fairly simple to repair. You can replace the heating element in about 1 to 2 hours and save yourself the time and expense of hiring a repairman to fix the appliance.

Step 1

Remove the electrical cord of the Amana dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to replace the heating element on the appliance.

Step 2

Locate the screws on the bottom of the front panel of the dryer, and unfasten the screws with a screwdriver. There should be two screws on the front panel of the Amana dryer.

Step 3

Pull up on the front panel of the dryer until the clips come loose at the top of the appliance, and remove the panel from the dryer.

Step 4

Locate the two screws at the front of the dryer under the lid that are holding the top onto the dryer base, and remove the screws with a screwdriver.

Step 5

Lift the lid up from the front, and tilt it back so that the lid is resting against a wall. Locate the heating element in the front of the dryer.

Step 6

Remove the screws that attach the heating element to the dryer with a screwdriver, and pull the element away from the dryer connection.

Step 7

Position the new heating element into the dryer connection, and secure it by reattaching the screws with a screwdriver.

Step 8

Lower the dryer lid back into place, and attach the screws underneath the front of the lid with a screwdriver.

Step 9

Slide the front panel back into position until the clips lock in place, and secure the panel with screws using a screwdriver.

Step 10

Plug the electrical cord of the Amana dryer into the electrical outlet, and run the dryer for 5 minutes to verify the heating element is working properly.