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Offline maegal

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Roper Dryer
« on: October 21, 2009, 05:00:09 PM »
The timer went out on my dryer, so we replaced it.  We had heat in the dryer before doing this, and after the new timer was in, the heat was gone.  Are the 2 related, or is it by chance something else went wrong?  

Model REL4432AW0

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 05:10:59 PM »
Hi maegal,

What was wrong with your old timer?

I ask because some dryers with automatic cycles are set up were the timer may not advance if there is no heat.


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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 06:12:11 PM »
The dryer would not shut off unless you opened the door.  Now it does shut off.  And as I said, there was heat right before the timer was changed.  So now we have to figure out why there is no heat.
maegal

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 07:11:54 PM »
Here are the steps I would take for a electric dryer that does not heat.

1. Check the voltage to the dryer. You should have 240 volts. It you only have 120 volts the dryer motor will run, but you will not get any heat from the dryer.

If you have house breakers chances are the voltage to your dryer is just fine. The only way to know for sure is to check with a volt meter.

If you have house fuses then there will be two of them for the dryer. You could have one bad fuse and one good fuse. If you don't have a ohm meter to check the fuses or they are not the type of fuse you can just look at to see if they are bad then replace the fuses and try the dryer again.

2. Remove the back of the dryer and check the thermo-fuses or safety thermostats with a ohm meter. They are on the heating element. In your case maybe a wire come loose when the time was being changed.

3. Check the heating element at the back of the dryer. You can check the heating element with a ohm meter or remove the element from the canister and look at the element for a broken spot.


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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 07:24:05 PM »
I went to one call and all I had to do was shove the dryer cord in all the way
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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 07:59:46 PM »
Thank you, we willl start with this info and see how we do!
maegal

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 08:18:26 PM »
 O0

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 08:26:39 PM »
Do you have the correct replacement Timer ?
Is it new ?
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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 08:50:55 PM »
I looked up your model number and the correct timer is factory part # 3396215.

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 04:24:40 PM »
We do have the correct replacement timer, and that is the number we ordered from
appliancepartpros.
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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 04:33:05 PM »
We do have the correct replacement timer, and that is the number we ordered from
appliancepartpros.
maegal


That's great.  O0

Have you had time to dig into it yet?

Please let us know what you find or if you have any other questions, thanks.

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Re: Roper Dryer
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 04:39:09 PM »
Son-in-law working on this, so hopefully this weekend.  Thanks

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