Question about Dryers
Two hours to dry a small load of laundry (even a large load for that matter) is way too long. You're wasting electricity too. The first thing you should do is consult the manual for the dryer to be sure you've selected the proper setting. The literature for this can be found here.
Consult this literature page 63 for the location and cleaning instructions for the (e) lint filter after each drying cycle and (h) heat exchanger at least monthly. Failure to clean both will result in long drying times. If you have the "Gentle" cycle selected, drying time will be prolonged, too.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help you solve the problem. Good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The heating element have got old and brittle over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight . Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2 wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the electric bill, then the timer could be bad.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
I would first check the lint screen, if it is blocked it will slow air flow and the heat won't circulate properly. The next thing I would check is the exhaust pipe to make sure it isn't clogged for the same reason.
Neither of those cost anything for you to fix, so you need to check them first. The next item will cost some money. You will have to open up your dryer and check the heater element with an ohm meter to make sure it has not broken. And open/infinity reading on your ohm meter means you will need to replace it. If it is good the next suspect is the thermostat. Basically, the thermostat is harder to check with an ohm meter for a Roper because they will change to a different thermostat during a model run. Since they aren't very expensive, I would change it if I opened up the unit. The last thing that I would suspect is the control board but it is a possibility.
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
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