Amana NTW4516FW Dryer
The American manufacturer of home appliances is known as The Amana Corporation. George Foerstner established The Electrical Equipment Co. in Middle Amana, Iowa, in 1934 with the goal of producing industrial walk-in coolers. Afterward, the Amana Society acquired ownership of the company, which changed its name to Amana Refrigeration, Inc.
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Tools needed for all installations:
You will need:
- A location allowing for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.”
- A separate 30 amp circuit for electric dryers.
- A separate 15 or 20-amp circuit for gas dryers.
- If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet is located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”
- A sturdy floor to support the dryer and a total weight (dryer and load) of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered.
- Level floor with a maximum slope of 1″ (25 mm) under the entire dryer. If the slope is greater than 1″ (25 mm), install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810. If not level, clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly.
- Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
- The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, the installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
NOTE: No other fuel-burning appliance can be installed in the same closet as a dryer.
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. Most installations require a minimum 5½” (140 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with an elbow. See “Venting Requirements.”
- Recessed area
- Side view – closet or confined area
- Closet door with vents
27″ Wide Models Dryer Dimensions
- Large opening side-swing door
- Wide-opening hamper door
- Recessed area
- Side view – closet or confined area
- Closet door with vents
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
- Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing.
- Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor moldings.
- Additional spacing of 1″ (25 mm) on all sides of the dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.
- For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door are required. Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are acceptable.
- Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Mobile home – Additional installation requirements This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280) or the Canadian Manufactured Home Standard CAN/CSA-Z240 MH.
- Metal exhaust system hardware is available for purchase. For further information, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of the “Use and Care Guide.”
- Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening.
ELECTRIC DRYER POWER HOOKUP – CANADA ONLY
It is your responsibility:
- To contact a qualified electrical installer.
- To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the Canadian Electrical Code, C22.1-latest edition and all local codes. A copy of the above codes standard may be obtained from: Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 1R3 CANADA.
- To supply the required 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit.
- This dryer is equipped with a CSA International Certified Power Cord intended to be plugged into a standard 14-30R wall receptacle. The cord is 5 ft. (1.52 m) in length. Be sure the wall receptacle is within reach of the dryer’s final location.
- Do not use an extension cord. If using a replacement power supply cord, it is recommended that you use Power Supply Cord Replacement Part Number 8579325. For further information, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of the “Use and Care Guide.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer: This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance to electric current. This dryer is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Prepare dryer for leveling legs
To avoid damaging the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from a dryer carton; place it under the entire back edge of the dryer. Firmly grasp the dryer body (not the console panel) and gently lay the dryer down on cardboard.
Screw in leveling legs
Examine leveling legs and find diamond markings. Screw legs into leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible. Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is close to its final location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
For mobile home use Gas dryers must be securely fastened to the floor.
Mobile home installations require a Mobile Home Installation Hold-down Kit. For ordering information, please reference the “Use and Care Guide.”
GAS DRYER POWER HOOKUP
Natural gas: This dryer is equipped for use with Natural Gas. It is design certified by CSA International for LP (propane or butane) gases with appropriate conversion.
Your dryer must have the correct burner for the type of gas in your home. Burner information is located on the rating plate in the door well of your dryer. If this information does not agree with the type of gas available, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of the “Use and Care Guide.”
LP gas conversion: Conversion must be made by a qualified technician. No attempt shall be made to convert the dryer from the gas specified on the model/serial rating plate for use with a different gas without consulting the serving gas supplier.
IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 or the Canadian Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1.
Gas supply line
- A 1/2″ NPT pipe is recommended.
- 3/8″ approved tubing is acceptable for lengths under 20 ft. (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier permit.
- Must include 1/8″ NPT minimum plugged tapping accessible for test gauge connection, immediately upstream of the gas connection to the dryer (see illustration).
- Must include a shut-off valve: In the U.S.A.: An individual manual shut-off valve must be installed within six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the dryer in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.
In Canada: An individual manual shut-off valve must be installed in accordance with the B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code. It is recommended that an individual manual shut-off valve be installed within six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the dryer. The shut-off valve location should be easy to reach for opening and closing.
- 3/8″ flexible gas connector
- 3/8″ pipe to flare adapter fitting
- 1/8″ NPT minimum plugged tapping
- 1/2″ NPT gas supply line
- Gas shut-off valve
Gas supply connection requirements
There are many methods by which your gas dryer can be connected to the gas supply. Listed here are some guidelines for two different methods of connection. This dryer must be connected to the gas supply line with a listed flexible gas connector that complies with the standard for connectors for gas appliances, ANSI Z21.24 or CSA 6.10.
- Option 1 (Recommended Method)
- Flexible stainless steel gas connector: If local codes permit, use a new flexible stainless steel gas connector (Design Certified by the American Gas Association or CSA International) to connect your dryer to the rigid gas supply line. Use an elbow and a 3/8″ flare x 3/8″ NPT adapter fitting between the stainless steel gas connector and the dryer gas pipe, as needed to prevent kinking.
- Option 2 (Alternate Method) Approved aluminum or copper tubing:
- Lengths over 20 ft. (6.1 m) can use 3/8″ approved tubing (if codes and gas supplier permit).
- If you are using Natural Gas, do not use copper tubing.
- 3/8″ flare x 3/8″ NPT adapter fitting between dryer pipe and 3/8″ approved tubing.
- Lengths over 20 ft. (6.1 m) should use larger tubing and a different-size adapter fitting.
FAQ’S Amana NTW4516FW Dryer
How long does an Amana dryer last?
Amana dryers are typical dryers that last 10 to 15 years. Most users report that it takes their Amana dryer roughly ten years before it begins to show symptoms of wear. Clean the lint trap after each usage to increase the lifespan of your dryer.
Why won’t my Amana dryer finish drying my clothes?
Lint buildup inside the dryer or a clogged vent may be to blame for this. Lint traps or vent clogs are one of the most typical causes of dryer problems. The heating element not functioning properly is an additional possibility. A trained technician will likely be needed to help with this issue.
Why wouldn’t an Amana dryer turn on?
Verify that either one of the circuit breakers has not tripped or that both fuses are solid and unbroken. You can test the breaker by turning the breaker off and then back on. Fuse replacement or circuit breaker reset (s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.
How long does a washer from Amana run?
If you choose an extra rinse, the base, or default, the time for a casual cycle is 56 minutes. The following factors can affect the run time: 1) The washer cycle will take longer if the machine has to add more water.
Do Amana dryers have a warranty?
Amana brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Amana”) will pay for factory-specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in this major appliance for one year from the date of purchase when used and maintained in accordance with the instructions provided with or attached to the product.
Is Amana a reliable name?
Amana appliances are known for their high quality and dependability, and they come with a reliable warranty. Amana is not without drawbacks, though. Their customer service is erratic, and their appliances are frequently more expensive than equivalent models from other brands.
Why isn’t the dryer in my Amana hot?
Your Amana dryer probably has a broken heating element, thermal fuse, high-limit thermostat, or cycling thermostat if it isn’t heating up. If you have a gas dryer, a broken gas valve solenoid is probably the cause of it, not heating.
On an Amana dryer, where is the dryer sensor located?
At the dryer’s burner assembly, the sensor is situated next to the gas igniter. At room temperature, this flame sensor needs to be closed to ensure continuity. Before replacing, use a multimeter to check for continuity.
Why does my Amana dryer stop working after a short while?
An overheated dryer engine is the primary cause of a dryer shutting off after a while. If this happens, you might need to replace it, especially if the motor is making a loud buzzing noise.
Are fuses used in Amana dryers?
On the blower housing, there is a thermal fuse for the dryer. If the dryer overheats, the thermal fuse blows cutting off power to the motor or the heating system. The dryer won’t start or will run but does not heat when the fuse is bad. It is impossible to reset the thermal fuse.
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