Question about Roper Dryers
Hello, Welcome to Fixya. Does it turn on at all or turn on and not heat ? Based on your post "stopped working" I suspect it won't come on at all and therefore you have an open thermal fuse or busted door switch. To check the door switch, open the dryer door, and move it to the almost closed position ( enough to engage the switch but not latch the door ) listen closely for a "clicking" sound. If it clicks it is likely fine. To check the thermal fuse is a little more involved. You can do it with an ohm meter or without, I'll explain both ways...but **FIRST** Turn off the breaker or unplug the dryer. Now remove the rear panel by way of backing out the screws all around the large panel at the back. Once the panel is removed look for a small "white" fuse/thermal link with 2 wires ( usually blue ) attached to it on the blower housing. Take one wire off, place the leads of an ohm meter across the contacts to see if there is continuity ( the numbers or needle on the meter should move ). If there is no continuity, you need to replace the thermal fuse. To check it without a meter, make sure it is unplugged or the breaker is off...obviously very important. Remove both the wires from the fuse and join them together,( alligator clamps or jumper wire works best ) make sure they make good contact and rap them with electrical tape. Make sure no wires are touching anything, plug in the dryer and give it a try. Let me know how it goes and what you find. If you need further assistance I will be here. If this was indeed you problem, please take a moment and rate the solution provided here today and thank you for visiting fixya. Good luck. macmarkus :)
Posted on May 16, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, 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. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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