Question about Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer won't start when pushing the start button

A few weeks ago my dryer started acting up. I would have to push the start button 2-3 times before it would finally start running and stay on. Now it won't start at all. When I push the start button it just makes a zzzzzzz sound like its stuck and won't start.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 76 Answers
Re: Dryer won't start when pushing the start button

Bjsouth Most likely the problem with your dryer is bad motor. It is not repairable and has to be replaced. If you feel you can do it yourself, let me know and I'll help to buy new motor and provide you with instructions how to replace it. back

Posted on Mar 04, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When pushing the start button the dryer will come on for about 10 minutes and then stop. Then sometimes it doesnt come on at all

If it starts right back up after stopping there is an electrical problem maybe at the motor start switch. If you have to wait for an hour before it will start again then the problem might be that the motor needs to be cleaned of a lint build up.

Oct 23, 2012 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer will not start. Model MGDB850WR0 maytag bravo gas dryer serial MY3101043 purchased 2009. lights and display come on, push buttons give tones, but nothing happens when you push start. Display...


There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


Aug 08, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer won't start when start button is pushed.

you might want to check the door switch , its possible when the door switch is open the unit will not start

Aug 04, 2011 | Whirlpool Inglis IP8200 Dryer

1 Answer

When I press the button to start the dryer it just makes the noise but doesn't kick on. The light was off a few weeks ago and i never got around to change the bulb. But I did pull the dryer out to clean...

I believe the light and the fact that it is not running are unrelated.
The light may simply have come loose and needs refitted or may need to be replaced. I'll need the model number of the dryer to help you further on this.
For the noise, try this (you may need two people):
1. Open the dryer door and locate the door switch. While pushing the door switch in, have someone else push the start button. 2. You'll hear the noise. Keep pushing both buttons and take your other hand, reach in side and grab one of the drum fins and manually push the drum in a clockwise direction. 3. The drum may take off on its own. BE CAREFUL TO REMOVE TO HAND QUICKLY TO NOT GET BUMPED BY THE FINS AS THEY BEGING TO ROTATE.
If it does not start, the motor needs to be replaced.
If this works, turn the dryer off, close the door and try to start it again just by pushing the start button. If it works, it may have been something obstructing the drum from turning. OR, the motor could be going out. It may continue to start on its own for an unkown period of time, a day, a week, and year. But eventually it will go out and will need replaced.
Replacing the motor is a bit involved, but if you want to attempt it I can walk you through it. I'd need the model number to go any further.
Most dryers, however, have a 5 YEARS warranty on the motor, so you might consider a repairman. Make sure they are Amana certified and there will be no cost to you for the motor. The labor, however, may be up to you and could be expensive.
I'm willing to assist you on whatever you decide.
Best, G

Aug 03, 2010 | Amana Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer will not start

A dryer will not run because: belt broken, faulty timer, faulty door switch, failed start capacitor in the motor.

There are other reasons, here are a few for you to check out.

Jan 04, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

My Kenmore gas dryer stopped in the middle of the time. When I pushed the start button, it buzzed, but the dryer didn't start. I waited to make sure the dryer hadn't overheated, and then I pushed the start...

sounds like the mtor over heated and stalled out . it will do it again . best to delint motor this will help to keeeep it cool and may prevent a lint fire . mm

Dec 03, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer won't stay running, shuts off after a few minutes.

Maybe the timer or wires not hooked up right or motor if u hear like a buzzing sound when u push start it's the motor

Oct 30, 2009 | General Electric DWXR463EGWW Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore gas dryer doesn't stay running have to hold button down.


Apr 18, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I ahve a Roper dryer that won't start. It started acting up a few

HI thanks for the question Thts a sure sign of a bad motor, stopping In the middle of a cycle. and then starting again, and now no start replace the motor

Nov 24, 2008 | Roper REX3614KW Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

1,081 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Roper Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Roper Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides