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Roper mod REX4634KQ1- Location of BOTH thermal fuses.

I had to run new wiring from pole to mobile home due to the hurricane jerking wires out under trailer. Before the hurricane (Rita) it would run but would not heat up. I am finally back in the trailer and find that it will not even start. I have checked the power to the dryer and every thing is fine. I read the answers to previous questions and still need to check the fuses. I know where one fuse is (bottom left) near the blower fan, but not the other. Any help is appreciated.diagram of both fuses would help.

Also, can I get a repair manual if you have it and if not where can i get one.

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  • mfontenot Jan 02, 2008

    Thank you for reply. My husband said he checked the fuse by the blower and the theromstat. The fuse is fine but not the thermostat. Could the thermostat be the problem for not starting?

  • mfontenot Jan 02, 2008

    He located the fuse by the heating element and found that it is broke off. Going to get a new fuse and get the parts place to check the thermostat. I hope that is the problem. Thanks for you help.



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One is by heating element. i can fax you the diagram if you give me fax#

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    stating mean is not trun on



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the back does not come off roper dryers for service
the front does
the back panel serves solely as a mounting point for important fixtures
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remove 1 screw each side of front panel 1/3 from top
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