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Roper household dryer not heating

Wife noticed the utility room was warmer than normal while checking on status of laundry this morning. No odors, just warm. She checked again later to find clothes not dry. I disconnected unit, pulled off back cover, cleaned and inspected. I found no visible problems. I did not know if this unit (Electric) has a thermal fuse to replace or reset type to get it going. If not, please help me determine if it is the thermal cut-off or the Hi limit thermostat or the heating element itself that needs replacing. The unit says to see if the heater box thermal unit is open.I was unable to figure out how to check that. Thanks for any help you can give. Kevin

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You can unhook themal cut out or themostates hook the two wires together tape or make sure they dont touch anything and test dryer.. if heat comes on thats the problem

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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    Mike Johnson Sep 15, 2007

    thermo fuse will be on burner towards the top



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