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I have a Roper dryer model number REX3514RQ1. The dryers timer stopped working and it only blows cold air. I was told to check the fuses but I don't know where they are. Can you please help me.

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2 Roper Dryer Not Heating on 9/7/2010, 12:12

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You want to check the fuse box on your house. Locate the dryer circuits, turn the breaker to the dryer off, then back on. Even if it doesn't look kicked, do it anyway.

As far as the timer not moving, is that in automatic settings or on timed dry?

Let me know what you how you make out with that and we can go from there.

Bill

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I checked the fuse box and I flipped off then on again, it turns on but its only cold air, The dryer timer is on timed cycle and it just continues to run as if it was on one of the cycled settings. Are their fuses inside the unit to check?

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4 Roper Dryer on 9/7/2010, 16:33

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You are going to have to grab a multi-meter to move on from here. Let me know if you are able to gain access to the inside of the machine or if you need help with that.

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Bill

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Thanks bill, I have removed both back panels, top one exposing the controls and the bottom one exposing the motor housing and wiring to the motor. Can I get that meter at home depot or lowes.

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6 Roper Dryer on 9/7/2010, 19:23

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Yeah, you can pick them up for about 10 - 15 dollars for one that will work for what you need.

Basically we are going to be checking to see if the heater is getting the proper voltage to determine if the heater is bad or if there is not enough voltage getting to the heater.

Bill

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Thanks Bill, I will pick one up tomm. and post when I have it Thank you very much for all the help.

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Hi Bill, Sorry it took so long but I got the multimeter. Whats next?

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9 Roper Dryer on 9/10/2010, 12:58

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When I finish up with work tonight I will put together a video showing you what to check. When I get it on, i'll post it here.

Bill

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Thank you very much Bill.

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Hey Bill, I'm not real good with the blog set up, will the video you sent be in a box like your replies have been. I'm not sure were to look for it.

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Heres the video. If you still have questions or if something isn't clear, just let me know. I'll do my best to help you out.

Let me know if it's helpful to you.


Dryer Heater Test

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Hey Bill, did the tests and I get no reading when I check the heater all the thermostats test at a 3. Guess that means I need a new heater.

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14 Roper Dryer Not Heating on 9/14/2010, 11:54

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Absolutely Correct!

Nice Job (by the way)

I'm glad the video was able to help you determine where your problem was.

The part number for you heater is 79838

On Sears Website it looks like its on back order.

I do have those in stock if you want to order one from me. Mine is a used but goody. $25 plus whatever the shipping would be. If you send me a zip code I can quote that for you too.

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Bill

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that sounds good it is 18504

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Hey bill, on a seperate note how can I check to see why the timer is not working. It goes through the cycled ones but if you put it on timer is just continues to run.

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17 Roper Dryer on 9/14/2010, 13:19

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Your not that far from me so your looking at a $5 shipping charge.

You know how to take the heater off?

There should be a screw on the left side of the heater just above the thermostat.

Take out that screw and the heater is going to come right off.

If you want that heater just send me an email to appliance.outlet@yahoo.com and I'll send a paypal invoice to you.

From there once payment is received I'll ship it right out.

Thanks,
Bill

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18 Roper Dryer on 9/14/2010, 13:20

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Once you replace the heater the timer will advance. If there isn't voltage running through the circuit(heater) the orange wire isn't sending power to the timer motor to advance it.


Bill

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Hey Bill, I got the part thank you, Can you explain how to remove the thermostat from the old one?

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20 Roper Dryer Not Heating on 9/17/2010, 18:25

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There should be the same size screw holding it on, as is holding the heater on to the main duct assembly. You are just going to remove the only screw on the one end and slide it out of the slot it sets in.

Let me know if that helps, if not I will try to make a quick video with my dryer to show you.

I'll be available the rest of the evening.

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Thanks Bill I figured it out. It was the sleeve that slid over the post that threw me but I got it. I really appreciate all the help you gave me, I'm laid off and you saved me a ton. Its nice to meet other people that go out of their way for others and share their time and expertise with others.

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22 Roper Dryer not Heating on 9/17/2010, 20:59

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Awesome Job! Glad to hear your dryer is back up and running. Ah, I enjoy helping others. A lot of other people may read this post and benefit from it like you did.

You know where to find me now, plus you have my email so if you have any problems down the road, send me a message.

Talk to you later!
Bill

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