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My Roper Gas Dryer spins, but doesn't not heat up. I dont see a orange glow from behind the dryer. About 1.5 years ago I had a problem where I was seeing the orange glow, but it went out before the gas kicked in. i replaced the gas valve coils and it worked just fine. Thanks, Bob

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I have put together a number of steps and testing to determine the paticuliar cuase of your gas dryer not heating up, please read through the diagostics and diascribtions of how your gas dryer works. Before starting any work always turn off the power to the dryer.

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
1. Igniter 2. Gas Valve Coils 3. Thermal Fuse Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too. The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one. Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system for link blockages before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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    yadayada Mar 25, 2011

    Remember Roper is a less expensive line of dryers made by Whirlpool.



    Opening the cabinet of a newer Whirlpool/Roper model Gas Dryer



    Opening the cabinet for newer Whirlpool brand models starts at the control panel. Begin by removing the end caps found at either end of the console. Lift them from the back, and then pull them towards you. There will be two screws holding the console in place. Remove the screws, and then slide the console towards you and flip it up. You will find an additional three screws at the back of the cabinet top. Remove these and slide the cabinet top towards you and lift it off the unit.

    Proceed by removing the kickplate. There are two spring catches that need to be disengaged before you can remove the kickplate. Each spring catch is found about four inches in from each side. Use a putty knife or some other thin and flat object to wedge in between the front panel and the kickplate. Push down on the clips with the putty knife to disengage.

    Open the dryer door and remove the screws that are holding the hinges to the door. Tilt the door up and pull on it gently to remove it. Continue the dismantling process by removing all the screws you find that are holding the front panel to the unit. There will be door switch screws, ground wire screws, and other screws holding the front panel to the bulkhead.

    Reassembling the entire unit is basically the disassembly process in reverse. Replace the front panel of your dryer. Replace the dryer door, and then replace the kickplate. Reattach the cabinet top and then push the control panel back in place and reattach the two end caps.

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