Question about Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat I have a Roper and there is no heat. The dryer works fine. We had the heating element checked and the fuses to the element, all were fine. We even checked the fuses at the circuit breaker, but that doesn't seem to be the problem either! Can you please help?? Thanks, Tonia

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 550 Answers

The most common cause of no heat to an otherwise functioning dryer is failure of the thermal cutout.
As well as the electric line fuses in the circuit there are devices that look like this No heat - 13889aa.jpg or this screwed to the exhaust air duct with wires to the terminals
, inside the dryer. If there is a lint blockage in the duct or fan or outside vent hood, the air tempoerature rises and melts out this thermal cutout (also thermal fuse, heat protector, heat cutout & any other names different makers use) before causing a fire.
Test with an ohmmeter or battery and lamp bulb, conducts good, no conducts fail-replace.
Despite the number of models of dryer there are only a few thermal fuses, and the local parts guy WILL have the blown one on the shelf, as GE if not as roper part.

Whil the dryer case is opened is a good time to vacuum out the exhaust vents, fan impeller, and vent hood. ounce of prevention and all that

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

wrightly
  • 140 Answers

SOURCE: roper dryer res7648kq0, replaced heat element,

Wow.
In electric dryers with an AUTO cycle; the heater runs on 220 volts, but the timer motor runs on 110 volts. There is a resistor in the system to cut down the voltage. If the resistor is bad, you will see the same symptoms as if a thermostat was bad. The timer motor will not run in the automatic cycle. You need to make sure that you test for continuity in the resistor.
I've looked at two parts diagrams for your washer and cannot find a sensor anywhere in either, so the thermostat is what tells the timer to advance once the dryer reaches a preset temperature.
The thermostat will only tell the timer to advance if the dryer reaches the proper temperature, if you have some clogging in the vents, the dryer may never reach the proper temperature, and thus not advance on the auto cycle. but i'm sure you've probably checked that. I'm baffled. Let me know how it pans out if you can. Thanks. I'm still trying to find a wiring diagram for that model.

thanks,

Mike

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

Testimonial: "Will check"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Brand new dryer wont heat


depending on which model roper dryer it can be a thermal fuse,high-limit thermostat,cycling switch,burned off wire in control panel,check each side of the heating element to ground and find 125 v.a.c. then on the side of the element that has low or no voltage on it to ground start at the element and back track the components leading to the dead leg on the element till you find 125 vac to ground and replace or repair component or wire,then you should get 240 to 250vac across heating element terminals

Feb 17, 2012 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

I have changed the heating element and tested the "white" fuse and both termination switches (on the heating element and above the heating element) and I still get no heat to the dryer. I have...


Sounds like you have an open thermal limit. If the white fuse ever goes bad, you will know it because there will be power at the socket but, the dryer will not do a thing--testing the fuse should also show it is open. Some dryers have more than one thermal limit--one for the blower and one for the element. There are instructions for "general dryer no heat" on here that are step by step. A quick search should find what you need. Please unplug your dryer before you open the cabinet or access the controls.

Feb 05, 2011 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have a roper gas dryer and have replaced the thermal fuse twice, the dryer will heat and dry a load of laundry and then next time i try to use it the dryer doesnt heat what else could my problem be???



Hi

If your dryer is not heating, then check if the power cord is plugged into the wall. It may be loose or disconnected. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. Now, check whether the heating element in your gas dryer is burned out by using an ohm meter to check for continuity. If the continuity is not there then you would need to replace the element. After checking the element, check out the thermal fuse to see if it's burned out. The thermal fuse is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. It's usually surrounded by a black resin material situated in a housing made of white plastic. If the fuse looks like it

Sep 20, 2010 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

MY ROPER DRYER QUIT HEATING STILLS WORKS NO HEAT


The thermal cut-off , which is the small t-stat looking piece located at the top of the element housing ( on vertical mount elements ) or the far front of the element housing ( on horizontal mount elements ) , is usually the cause for no heat .

Aug 02, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in an electric dryer is usually caused due to three things mainly: Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which is mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If that’s fine then the Heating Element should be checked. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Jun 06, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Will not heat


Check your house fuse/circuit breaker panel. The dryer runs off 2 circuits -one for heat and one for the motor.

Mar 14, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Roper dryer runs but has no heat


my roper dryer does not heat up i checked thermostat, thremo fuse and heating element they show working could it be my timer when dryer is running timer does nt advance it stays in the same position.

Jan 11, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer not heating, but the heating element looks fine


If it is a 220V. dryer.. it needs 2 fuses. One runs the dryer motor and the other one runs the heating element. Check the main fuse box. Turn off main power before messing with any fuses. Look for 2 big fuses, probably in their own block. You can switch these 2 around and try the dryer again. If it does not come on, then the fuse is bad and needs replaced. If nothing is any different, then the element may need replaced.

Oct 13, 2009 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

My Roper Electric Dryer will not heat


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.

Mar 07, 2008 | Roper REX3614KW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

What would cause intermittant heating in a Roper Electric Home Dryer?


the dryer vent, not the parts behind the dryer, where it goes into the wall to where the vent leaves the house has lint build up in it. this will cause the element to short cycle cause long dry times. if its really bad ive seen people have to run dryer 3 or 4 times to get clothes dry. clean out vent. this should solve problem

Nov 20, 2007 | Roper REX3614KW Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

275 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Roper Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Roper Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...