Question about Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer
Heating element went out on dryer and replaced with refurbished. it helped for a little while and then the whole dryer stopped working. I went to ck heating element and heating element heats up with timer turned on before even hitting start switch and motor does not come on at all.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
SOURCE: roper dryer won't heat
first thing is check the voltage between the black and red terminals at the back of the dryer. you should read 240v. then check the voltage between the balck and the white and the red and the white. there should be 120v at each. if all that is good remove the back of the dryer. make sure you unplug it first. then no the lower right you will see the heater. near the top of the heater you will see a red wire and a red/with a white stripe wire attached to the high limit cutout. remove one wier and check the switch for continuity. if you read nothing its bad and thats why there is o heat. Ifnit checks good replace the wire and then remove one red wire from the heater. then check the heater with your meter. most times on the whirlpool products its one of the two that is bad. check the two thing I described and if you still need help feel free to get back to me and we can go from there.Good luck
Posted on Aug 22, 2007
before you replace the heater
most common cause of heating failure is burn out of the thermal cut-out.
(also called thermal fuse, overtemp cutout and probably half a dozen other names)
These are a small screw on device on the exhaust duct, when exhaust air reaches too high a temperature, like a blockage, they fail before a fire.
examin the exhaust duct inside the dryer for devices that look like this or like this with wires connected to the terminals. there may be 2(hi lo), test with a ohmmeter -conductivity good, no conductivity replace.
there are only a few different kinds the local parts guy will have them all. take the dud one for him to match.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Yank the filter out the top. Remove the 2 screws in the filter housing. Use a putty knife to pop the top and then remove the screws holding the front on. NOTE: raise up on the front panel slightly so you won't damage the bottom clips. Get the front out yer way and remove the drum. Clean out the dryer and oil the rollers and idler. Use this handy ROUTING GUIDE to see how to put the belt back.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Nov 01, 2008 | Kenmore 64852 Electric Dryer
Investigate these five areas if your dryer is not heating up:
If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is
not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make
sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is
plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the
circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make
sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain
why power is not getting to your dryer.
It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because
its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If
yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open
your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can
Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up
could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal
fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is
blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and
locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
If any of your dryer's thermostats have become
defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open
up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If
any are faulty, replace them.
A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer
to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer
functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or
just its motor.
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