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Roper Dryer heats for 5 minutes then stops heating but still tumbles. I haven't a manual so there isn't a schematic to work with. Appreciate any suggestions;

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  • illdixie Nov 25, 2008

    I have a roper that heats and runs for about 5 minutes and stops. I assume there is a problem with the thing reaching max temperature and a sensor is shutting the dryer off, but I'm not sure....would appreciate any info on this. I can check thermostats with a multimeter I have but would like to have a direction before I begin taking this thing apart....It's in a small space and its a royal pain to work back there...thank you

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Thanks for the reply........I figured out the problem........the type of vent hose I bought was metal flex.......(I hate those things.....when you start to install them if you're not careful they start undwiding and come apart before you can get them properly installed).....anyway, someone had pushed the dryer a little too hard up agains the wall and smashed part of the vent hose.....and that dent was enough to pinch the exhaust off, and consequently the overheat element would shut the dryer down.......unkink the hose, clear the exhaust, and back in business.......


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I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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