Ok...almost same problem...resolved by replacing thermal fuse by blower....so I guess the thermal fuse can just go with a little surge from opening closing door switch if it was already on its way out...or something...but simple fix anyway....thanks for giving me the order of things to try!
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Re: Roper Dryer Won't Turn On
Quick check list starting with the most likely to the mostly likely NOT: Fuse mounted on the blowers housing this puppy is wired in with the door switch. If the lint in the dryer gets to blocking the exhaust then this puppy gets all hot and bothered and melts, causing the whole machine to come to a screeching halt just as if you have opened the dryer door. Clever ain't it? Clean out the lint and replace this fuse.
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I would check the door switch first. Lot of times you can tell right away if it is broken the lever will be loose or you cannot hear a click when you wiggle it. If that is fine you remove the back cover and check the skinny fuse mounted on the filter housing next to the control stat. If it is open remove and clean out the filter chute before replacing that fuse. I recently worked on a roper dryer which is identical to yours:
remove back cover then locate the blower housing in the back,its round on this is a thermal fuse appx. 1" X 1/4" with 2 wires from it,this is the thermal fuse test it,if its open on continuity its bad and the dryer wont operate the pat number is FSR# 3392519
Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with: Power from the houseCheck
to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If
you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check
for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.Door switchIf
the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer
won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is
inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to
raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. To
determine if the door switch has failed, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows
if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back
cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in
black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer
either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to
inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the
dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) To
determine if the thermal fuse has blown out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the
connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to
replace the power cord and the terminal block that it is attached too
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Here is a link to the part you will need. Below is a video to walk you thru the repair process for the switch.
Check for a blown thermal fuse. It's about an inch long and is located inside the rear of the dryer usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. It can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a blown thermal fuse. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.
This fuse mounts on the rear blower housing. If lint builds up in the dryer this puppy will melt and shut down the dryer door circuit. It will be just as if you opened the door. Simply replacing it will get the dryer going again but failing to properly clean out the dryer will result in more fuse failures.