Roper dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for Roper dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

Roper Clothes dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCause/Solution
Dryer will not run■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ Is the correct power supply available? Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
■ Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
■ Is the dryer door firmly closed?

■ Was the Start button firmly pressed?

■ Is a cycle selected? The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Prevent position. Move the dial past OFF.
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No heat■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Unusual sounds■ Has the dryer had a period of non-use? If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
■ Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer? Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering
■ Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
■ Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the clothing knotted or balled up? When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Timer does not noticeably advance■ Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry? The timer moves slowly and continuously for the time setting.
■ Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying? The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
■ Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
■ Is the exhaust vent the correct length? Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC).
■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. Sides and front of dryer require a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and the rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
■ Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short■ Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on load■ Is the lint screen clogged? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Stains on load or drum■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors■ Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located? If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
■ Is the electric dryer being used for the first time? The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Roper EL series dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCheck ifWhat to do
Brown stainsDryer fabric softeners were used. Wet items were stored in washer or dryer.Follow manufacturer’s product directions carefully. Do Not store wet items in washer or dryer. This can cause rusting.
Color transferDryer drum is clean.Clean dryer drum thoroughly after drying tinted, dyed or non-colorfast items. (See Page 10.)
Greasy spotsDryer fabric softeners were used.Follow manufacturer's product directions carefully.
Undiluted washer fabric softener was used. Enough detergent was used.Dilute fabric softener before adding to deep rinse. Use enough detergent to hold soil in the wash watt away. Undrained soil can stick to outer tub of the greasy spots with next load.
Items were clean before they were dried.Soiled items can stain other items in the load. The stains on the dryer drum that can be picked up. Dryer heat may permanently set these stains.
LintLint screen is clogged.Clean lint screen. (See Page 10.)
Load is properly sorted.Sort lint-givers (bath towels, etc.) from lint-takers (synthetics, permanent press).
Static electricity is attracting lint.Use fabric softener in the washer's final, deep rinse. Use correct dryer settings for fabric. Overdrying synthetics can cause lint-attracting static electricity.
Load is too big or heavy.Dry smaller loads. When items can’t tumble freely, air is unable to carry lint to lint screen.
Paper or tissue was in pocket.Empty pockets carefully. A small scrap of paper can cause a lot of lint.
Enough detergent was used.Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water until it drains away. Base detergent amount on water hardness and soil in wash load.
Pilling is being mistaken for lint.Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering. Pills do not break away easily from the fabric and can often collect lint. Synthetic fabrics are more likely to pill than others, especially at neckbands, elbows and knees.
ShrinkingItems are overdried. Fabric type and quality is suitable for drying.Remove items while there is still a trace of moisture. Some items should be removed while damp, then shaped and air-dried. Use LESS DRY setting if your dryer has an automatic dryness control. Some knits are stretched during manufacturing. Washing and drying returns them to the original size. This is normal. Check quality of garment before buying. Follow fabric care label directions carefully.
Slow dryingThere is a large amount of moisture in the load to be dried.Some items hold more moisture than others (cottons more than polyester). They take longer to dry. Full loads take longer to dry than small loads of the same fabric. Low washer-spin speeds (recommended for permanent press and knits) remove less moisture than high-spin speeds.
Cold rinse water is used.A load rinsed in cold water will take slightly longer to dry than a warm one. Cold rinses, however, help save energy and reduce wrinkling more than warm rinses do.
Room air temperature is below 45°F or 7.2°C.Install dryer in a room where the air temperature is warmer than 45°For 7.2°C. Cold air increases drying time and may cause wrinkles not to be removed.
Dryer is exhausted according to Installation Instructions.Install and exhaust your dryer according to the Installation Instructions provided.
Lint screen is clogged.Clean lint screen before or after each use.
Proper electrical supply is used.Properly connect the dicey to a gunned electrical circuit that meets the electrical requirements stated in the Installation Instructions.
Modern dryer design is new to you.Your modem dryer is designed for the care of modern fabrics. Drying temperatures are lower than in older models. The cool-down time at the end of each drying cycle helps reduce wrinkling and makes clothes easier to handle, but it may take longer to dry than you are used to.
Static electricityLoad is overdried.Remove items while there is still a trace of moisture. Use a “less dry" setting if your dryer has an automatic dryness sensor.
Fabric softener was used.Follow manufacturer's product directions carefully.
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits are in load.
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits build up static electricity Use a fabric softener and be careful not to overdry the load.

Roper ELECTRIC AND GAS series dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCHECK IFCAUSES/SOLUTIONS
Greasy spotsDryer fabric softeners were used Undiluted washer fabric softener was used Enough detergent was usedFollow manufacturer’s directions carefully. Dilute fabric softener before adding to the final rinse. Use enough detergent to hold soil in the wash water until it drains away. Untrained soil can stick to outer tub of the washer and cause greasy spots with next load.
Items were clean before they were driedSoiled items can stain other items in the load. They can also leave stains on the dryer drum that can be picked up by items in later loads. Dryer heat may permanently set these stains.
LintLint screen is cloggedClean lint screen.
Load is properly sortedSort lint-givers (bath towels, etc.) from lint takers (synthetics, permanent press).
Static electricity is attracting lintUse fabric softener in the washer's final rinse. Use correct dryer settings for fabric.
Load is too big or heavyDry smaller loads. When items can’t tumble freely, air is unable to carry lint to lint screen.
Paper or tissue was in pocketEmpty pockets carefully. A small scrap of paper can cause a lot of lint.
Enough detergent was usedUse enough detergent to hold the lint in the water until it drains away. Base detergent amount on water hardness and soil in wash load.
Pilling is being mistaken for lintPilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering. Pills do not break away easily from the fabric and can often collect lint.
ShrinkingItems are overdriedRemove items while there is still a trace of moisture. Some items should be removed while damp, then shaped and air dried.
Fabric type and quality is suitable tor dryingSome knits are stretched during manufacturing. Washing and drying returns them to the original size. This is normal. Check quality of garment before buying. Follow fabric care label directions carefully.
Slow dryingThere is a large amount of moisture in the load to be driedSome items hold more moisture than others (cottons more than polyester). They take longer to dry. Full loads take longer to dry than small loads of the same fabric.
Cold rinse water is usedA load rinsed in cold water will take slightly longer to dry than a warm one. Cold rinses, however, help save energy and reduce wrinkling more than warm rinses do.
Room air temperature is below 45°F (7°C)Install dryer in a room where the air temperature is warmer than 45°F (7°C). Cold air increases drying time and may cause wrinkles not to be removed.
Dryer is exhausted according to Installation Instructions Install and exhaust your dryer according to the Installation Instructions provided.
Lint screen is cloggedClean lint screen before or after each use.
Exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood is cloggedClean if needed.
Proper electrical supply is usedProperly connect the dryer to a grounded electrical circuit that meets the electrical requirements stated in the Installation Instructions.
Static electricityFabric softener is usedUse a fabric softener and follow package directions carefully.
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits are in loadSynthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits build up static electricity. Use a fabric softener and be careful not to overdry the load.
Load is overdriedRemove items while there is still a trace of moisture.

Roper RGS series, REX series dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCause/Solution
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily■ Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See "Installation Instructions." Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See “Installation Instructions.” Has a fuse blown, or a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried. See “Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips.”
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line? Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grill? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
■ Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet? Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run■ Check the following: Is the power cord plugged in? Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. Is the dryer door firmly closed? Was the START button firmly pressed? Is a cycle selected?
Unusual sounds■ Has the dryer had a period of non-use? If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
■ Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
Lint on load■ Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
■ Is the load property sorted? Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also sort by color.
■ Is the load too big or too heavy? Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
■ Was the load overdried? Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static electricity. See“Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.'’
■ Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
■ Is puling being mistaken for lint? Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering.
Stains on load or color change■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially-dried load can stain your garments.
■ Were items soiled when placed in the dryer? Items should be clean before being dried.
■ Were Items properly sorted? Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from no colorfast items.
Items shrinking■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that will tumble freely.
■ Did the load overdry? Check the manufacturer’s care label. Match dryer setting to load type. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.”
Loads are wrinkled■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that will tumble freely.
■ Did the load overdry? Check the manufacturer’s care label. Match dryer setting to load type. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.”
Odors■ Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located? If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, re-wash and dry the clothing.
■ If the dryer is electric, is it being used for the first time? The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.
■ If the dryer is gas, there may be a gas leak. Turn off the gas supply line, leave your house, and then call your local gas company.
Garment damage■ Check the following: Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open? Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling? Were care label instructions followed? Were Items damaged before drying?