Roper dryer won't heat up
Common reasons your Roper dryer won't heat up
The most common reasons your Roper dryer won't heat up are an open heating element, failed thermal cut-off fuse or a defective electronic control board.
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Most common repairs needed to fix a Roper dryer
Heating Element Replacement
An open heating element could be causing the problem when your dryer won't heat up. “Open” means that the heating element is broken and current isn’t flowing through the element to produce heat. You may not see physical damage on the heating element for it to be electrically open. An interior break in the continuity of the element can prevent it from heating. When your dryer isn’t heating, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the dryer.
Thermal Cut-off Fuse Replacement
A failed thermal cut-off fuse will prevent your dryer from heating. This fuse is a safety device that helps keep the dryer from overheating. Overheating is often caused by a clogged exhaust vent system in the dryer. Once the thermal cut-off fuse trips, it won’t reset. You’ll need to have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and replace the blown thermal cut-off fuse. The technician will check for the cause of the blown fuse and correct any additional problems so the dryer will heat and run properly after replacing the fuse.
Electronic Control Board Replacement
When your dryer won’t heat up, a defective control board could be causing the problem. The electronic control board monitors temperature through a sensor and sends electrical current to the heating element or gas burner to heat the dryer and maintain drying temperature inside the drum. When the dryer won’t heat, a relay on the electronic control board may have failed. To fix the problem, have a Sears Home Services Technician diagnose and repair the heating failure.
What to expect when you experience a Roper dryer won't heat up issue
How is the won't heat up problem fixed?
Correcting most won't heat up problems usually involves replacing the heating element, thermal cut-off fuse or electronic control board. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.
Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer that won't heat up
When the dryer won't heat up it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.
What to look out for with a dryer won't heat up diagnosis
Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.
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