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Roper gas dryer not heating

I have a roper gas dryer that is not heating up . the thermal fuse is good and the glow plug lights but i cant see if the whole thig lights up . the dryer really squeeks bad . I would like to oil or grease it and replace the glow plug , how do i open it up and do you think its the glow plug

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  • bano Sep 13, 2007

    big help , that you , it was the coils

  • dave1234 Jan 03, 2008

    gasnot coming on



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The glow plug (ignitor)must draw 3 amps or more to function properly if its ok check the flame sensor for continuity located on the side of the burner housing and if its ok then the gas coils on the top of the gas valve are faulty let me know if this helps

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The first thing I would check is the thermal fuse (#6 on the bulkhead parts break down diagram). Replace if it's open.
Also, the manufacturer recommended to replace the cycling thermostat (#8 on the bulkhead parts break down diagram) too if the thermal fuse is open.

- The part number for the thermal fuse AP3132867

- The part number for the cycling thermostat AP3131939

- Here are the break down diagrams for the Roper dryer Model RGX4634KQ2

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