Whether you are in a rush to get out of the house with clean clothes, need to get a few wrinkles out with heat, or simply want to have a dry load of items to fold at the end of the day, you need a dryer that is reliable. If your Roper dryer isn’t heating or working as it should, what can be done?
If your Roper dryer is not heating or working, check that the heating element is working by running the dryer on high heat for three minutes, replace the heating element if it is not working, and be sure that power is reaching the device by checking any tripped breakers.
When it comes to cleaning clothes, of course, having a functioning washer is nearly essential for efficiency and convenience. Just as well though, most washer owners want to be able to dry their clothes as well, which is where reliable and effective Roper dryers come in. Although an overall dependable appliance, there are times when functions go out, so, continue reading below to see just what to do when your dryer is not heating or working as it should.
Roper Dryer Not Heating/Working
When it comes to using a dryer for clothes and other fabric-based items, there are a variety of different options which exist on Roper dryer which include fluffing, no heat, and an air-drying option. However, the most primary and most often used function of a dryer is its basic drying component with heat. If you own a Roper dryer and it is not heating or working as it should, read on to see what might be the cause of the problem and what you can do to fix it.
If your Roper dryer is not heating or working properly, the heating element could be the problem. To check this, run the dryer on high heat for three minutes. Once done, open the door and see if the heating element is glowing, and if it is not, it will need to be replaced.
If you know that the heating element is working but the dryer is not working as it should, troubleshooting methods are still needed. If your Roper dryer is run with gas, be sure to inspect all gas lines that lead to the appliance for any leaks or damage. If there is none, also ensure that the supply valve which provides gas to your appliance is set to the ‘On’ position if you notice that it has been switched to ‘Off.’
Roper Dryer Not Heating
Occasionally, Roper dryer owners will use their appliance to dry items without heat, such as those pieces that are very delicate, as heat can cause unnecessary damage. For the most part though, heat is a necessary component to being able to dry large loads quickly without the need of running their appliance for hours without heat. If your Roper dryer is not heating, take a look below to find the most common cause and how to fix it.
If your Roper dryer is not heating, test that the heating element is working, and if not, replace it. To do this, open the back panel, unplug the thermal wires leading to the piece, take out the heating element, replace the inoperable piece with a new one, and reattach wires.
Roper Dryer Won’t Start
Before your Roper dryer begins using heat to dry your items, it must be able to start first and foremost. To start a Roper dryer you will simply select the drying cycle that you prefer, then either push a start button or pull a selection knob out to begin drying. However, if you own a Roper dryer and it will not start, you are facing just as big of a problem as it not heating. If this is the issue you are dealing with, read on to see how you can restore function to your appliance.
If your Roper dryer won’t start, you first want to ensure that power is coming to the appliance. Check the breaker box that goes to the area your dryer is loaded and flip on any breakers that have tripped. Also, check that the appliance is plugged in and that the gas supply valve is ‘On.’
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Roper Dryer Timer Not Working
There are a variety of different dryer cycles that Roper dryer owners can choose before starting the process on their appliance. If you are working with delicates, need a lower heat, need to simply fluff an item, need a high heat cycle, or want to do a timed dry, selecting the option is easy. If you are waiting to do a timed dry though and you notice that the option is not working properly, what can you do to get the timer to work as it should?
If your Roper dryer timer isn’t working, it could be caused by defective electrical contacts or a problem with the timer motor. To see if this is the problem, check for continuity with the timer motor by unplugging the dryer, locating the timer motor, and testing for continuity with a multimeter.
Roper Dryer Not Spinning
Just as essential to drying as heat is, is the ability of your Roper dryer to spin while it is drying. If the dryer does not spin, clothes simply remain at the base of the dryer and heat is blasted around them, leaving the top layer somewhat dry and everything underneath heated and soggy, which is no good for anyone. If you have a Roper dryer and the drum is not spinning as it should, read below to see what the cause of this issue is and what you can do to fix it.
If your Roper Dryer is not Spinning, it could be that the drive belt has broken. To see if the drive belt has snapped, spin the drum of the dryer to see if it spins very easily. If it spins with no tension, it is likely that the drive belt has broken and will thus, need to be replaced.
If your Roper dryer is not heating or working as it should, be sure that the gas supply valve has been turned to ‘On’ if your appliance is run by gas, check that the dryer is plugged in securely if connected, replace the heating element if faulty, and check for continuity within the timer motor.
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