Roper dryer troubleshooting

Roper is one of rather well-known brands owned by Whirlpool Corporation.
Below you’ll find a Roper dryer repair manual written both for professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers. The detailed description of symptoms and possible solutions will give you a chance to solve the problem on your own. Don’t forget to unplug the dryer or turn the power off prior to starting!

PROBLEMCHECK IFCAUSES/SOLUTIONS
Greasy spotsDryer fabric softeners were usedFollow manufacturer's product directions carefully.
Undiluted washer fabric softener was usedDilute fabric softener before adding to the final rinse.
Enough detergent was usedUse enough detergent to hold soil in the wash water until it drains away. Undrained soil can stick to outer tub of the washer and cause greasy spots with next load.
Items were dean 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 clogged Clean lint screen. (See page 9.)
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 sottings for fabric. Overdrying synthetics can cause lint- attracting static electricity.
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 pocket Empty 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. Synthetic fabrics are more likely to pill than others, especially at neckbands, elbows and knees.
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 for dryingSome knits are stretched during manufac- turing. 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 InstructionsInstall 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 clogged Proper electrical supply is usedClean if needed. Properly connect the dryer to a grounded electrical circuit that meets the electrical requirements stated in the Installation Instructions.
Static electricityLoad is overdriedRemove items while there is still a trace of moisture.
Fabric 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.