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Roper rex5634pqo wont heat. Need diagram. dont know location of components.

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I think this unit has a lint filter that pulls out the top of the unit. if so then your heating element is in the back and has 2 red wires going to it at the bottom of the element. unplug the unit and remove the element and check it to see if it is broke. the element needs to be in one piece.
if it is good, then check the thermostats that are mounted on the side of the element housing. one at the top and one right by the lower wiring. the thermostats are available in a package with both and those are most likely what is wrong.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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Brand new dryer wont heat


depending on which model roper dryer it can be a thermal fuse,high-limit thermostat,cycling switch,burned off wire in control panel,check each side of the heating element to ground and find 125 v.a.c. then on the side of the element that has low or no voltage on it to ground start at the element and back track the components leading to the dead leg on the element till you find 125 vac to ground and replace or repair component or wire,then you should get 240 to 250vac across heating element terminals

Feb 17, 2012 | Roper Dryers

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Dryer does not heat on any cycle. If heating element or thermostat needs to be replaced, how difficult is this repair ? Roper model # is REX6634RQ


If your ELECTRIC dryer is still running, but does NOT produce heat, the following two links can give you advice on how to troubleshoot an ELECTRIC dryer with a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574266-thorough_dryer_advice


IMPORTANT: Your problem may or may not be related to a heating element problem as there are numerous factors that can cause a dryer not to heat. The heating element has protection devices that are designed to regulate the heat and internal temperatures. If the dryer overheats the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) typically will blow BEFORE the heating element. The replacement kit is much cheaper than purchasing a new heating element that may or may not be the problem.


Begin by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

The reason a dryer will still run if the input voltage is incorrect, is because the drive motor only uses a portion of the 220 service. The motor runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. So, if you are missing 1/2 your input voltage due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord, your dryer may exhibit these symptoms.

If you determine the problem to be internal, the heating circuits will either be located in the rear of the dryer on the right hand, or under the dryer drum on the right hand side. Usually, an easy way to determine is by the location of the lint screen filter. If the filter is on top of the dryer, the heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. If the lint screen is in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum.

On a Whirlpool Duet or Kenmore Elite model, the heating circuits are located inside the dryer under the dryer drum on the right hand side. You will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door to access. The toe panel comes off by locating and removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. The Heating Element is located inside a heater box. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) will be located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals (all the way towards the back of the dryer cabinet). The Hi-Limit Thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals.

If either the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat are determined to be bad, replace BOTH components at the same time. That is why these components are commonly sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace.

Replacement parts (if required) may be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify any parts you may need. The heating components are usually listed under the "Bulkhead" section.


If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.


NOTES:
If your model number is not listed on some of the websites, use the part numbers from the Sears website and use that as your search criteria. Some model numbers will not reference on some sites, but the part numbers will. If the model number is correct, all your heating circuits are in the BACK of the dryer behind the rear panel. Just UNPLUG the dryer and position the unit so that you may take the rear panel off. With the panel removed, the heating circuits are on the RIGHT-HAND side. Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions do apply.

Nov 09, 2010 | Roper Dryers

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How do I know which thermal unit is the one that shuts the dryer off when the clothes are dry? one's called a cycling thermostat, another is called a fixed thermostat and the third is called thermal...


Usually the Fixed Thermostat (also known as the High Limit Thermostat) and Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) are used in conjunction to regulate and protect the heating circuits.

The Cycling Thermostat (also know as the Internal Bias) controls the amount of heat required/desired to dry your clothes.

You need to remove the rear panel of the dryer to access the heating circuits on this model dryer. With the back panel removed, the heating circuits will be on the right hand side and the blower fan assembly is located on the left. The Hi-Limit Thermostat and TCO are located on the outside of the heater box with the Hi-Limit Thermostat mounted next to the heating element terminals and the TCO located at the opposite end of the heater box. The Cycling Thermostat is located on the blower fan housing next the Thermal Fuse. It will be the metallic round component, while the Termal Fuse will be a white plastic component.

For better clarification, you can view an exploded view diagram of your appliance at pcappliancerepair.com. If you type in your model number, all the parts I've mentioned are listed under Section 3 (Bulkhead Parts). The components are listed as follows:

Item 6 - TCO/Hi-Limit Thermostat Kit (both parts should be replaced at the same time).
Item 15 - Hi-Limit Thermostat (sold separately)
Item 23 - Thermal Fuse
Item 24 - Cycling (Internal Bias) Thermostat

If you are experiencing heating problems or longer dry times, please review the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the section that discusses dryer ventilation. The majority of dryer heat related problems and failures are attributed to poorly installed, clogged, or kinked dryer ventilation. If you haven't had the ducting checked in a while, now may be a good time to do so.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Sep 10, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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My son put soaking wet clothes in dryer....since then clothes wont dry (happened 2-3 weeks ago) took hose off back and ran with it off....still no heat.....help! john


I would check for a blown thermal fuse or faulty heating element. These components can be tested using a multimeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty component. The thermal fuse is about one inch long and is located in the rear of the dryer, usually attached to the exhaust duct. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 04, 2009 | Roper Dryers

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Dryer wont heat up to dry. need to change fuse possibly, alrweady checked lint trap/hose/exhaust


these few things that you may want to do.

Roper Kenmore Dryers are almost the same therefore am sending this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHkIK8oy1K4

How to Clean a Dryer Vent Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dj4im31lRY&feature=related

Why is so inportant to clean the lint?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kxbF31Oh4s&NR=1

If this wont solve the problem let me know.

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May 15, 2009 | Roper REX3614KW Electric Dryer

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Repair book for Belt replacement Roper REX5634PQO


1. unplug dryer
2. popoff the top off
3. take front off (unscrew)
now you can get access to the belt look in bottom of dryer there is a giude wheel for the belt
4. place belt around drum and pulley make sure you add tenstion
5. replace front and top

Thank you for useing Fixya

Feb 12, 2009 | Roper REX5635E Dryer

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My roper dryer is not heating


YOUR HEATING ELEMENT IS BAD OR YOUR HEATER BOX FUSE IS BAD,IF YOU HAVE A METER YOU CAN CHECK THEM BOTH-LET ME KNOW-MIKE

Dec 06, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Roper (REX5634PQO) dryer will not start


This fuse mounts right beside the filter housing. Maybe you unpluge a wire while fiddling with the housing. If this fuse blows then the dryer will not run.8ab116a.jpg

Nov 23, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Roper mod REX4634KQ1- Location of BOTH thermal fuses.


one is by heating element. i can fax you the diagram if you give me fax#

Jan 02, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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