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My Roper Electric Dryer will not heat

I have a 29in. Roper electric dryer which is about 2 years old which will not heat

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  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    dryer blowing, but not heating

  • ram41964 Sep 07, 2008

    Hello!

    I have a Roper Dryer (mod. # REX3614PWO) that doesn't dry. I run the
    machine holding the door switch in, and the following happens: Heating
    Element comes on for ~ 30 - 40 seconds, shuts down for ~ 1.5 minutes.
    Heating Element comes back on, only for about 20 seconds this time, and
    shuts down for at least 2 minutes, and the pattern continues... less
    time for the heating element and more time for the intervals between.
    Is this a thermostat issue?? Is that hard to deal with? HELP!

    Thank You!

    Rich M.

    (p.s. I've already checked my ductwork... it's fine)

  • john gagnon
    john gagnon May 11, 2010

    Hi the dryer will not run properly with the door open It will cut out just like you are saying , close the door and try Let me know what happens

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I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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