Roper washer troubleshooting

Remember; dishwashers Roper from USA are really unique in their style and have an impeccable quality. Nevertheless, even the well-made apparatus break down. However, it is not worth despairing: There is the Roper washer troubleshooting system for the case.
The Roper washer troubleshooting system allows quickly revealing a breakdown by the error code and repairing a dishwasher.
Roper One Speed Automatic series washer troubleshooting
Roper AL series washer troubleshooting

Roper One Speed Automatic series washer troubleshooting

One Speed Automatic washers were manufactured by the Whirlpool Corporation and sold under the Roper brand. Some of the models belonging to this range are equipped with a liquid fabric softener dispenser. There is also a water level selector and a temperature selector on some models.

Washer leaks
NOTE: After
checking these,
check household
Fill hoses not tight.Tighten hoses. See Installation
Fill hose washers not properly seated.Reseat (reposition) washers. See
Installation Instructions.
Drain hose clamp not properly installed
or is off.
Clamp drain hose.
Drain is clogged.Unclog drain. Sink and standpipe
must be able to handle 17 gallons
(65 L) of water per minute.
Tub moved forward during unloading,
causing water to deflect off tub ring.
Ensure tub is centered before
starting washer
Unit not level, causing water to deflect
off tub ring
Ensure front feet are installed and
nuts are tightened. Level washer.
Fill or spray rinses are deflecting off
load. Washer is overloaded or load is
Redistribute the load, or reduce
load size.
Washer won’t
Drain hose is clogged.Unclog hose. See Installation
Instructions for proper installation
of drain hose.
Lid is openClose the lid.
End of drain hose more than
72 inches (191 cm) above floor
Lower drain hose.
Too much detergent – excessive sudsingUse less detergent
Low voltage or using an extension cordCheck electrical source or call
electrician. Do not use extension
Wet loadsWrong cycle for load being washedChoose a cycle with a higher spin
Cold rinses.Cold rinses leave loads wetter than
warm rinses. This is normal.
Washer continues
to fill/drain or
cycle stuck
Top of drain hose is lower than water
level in washer.
Raise the drain hose. It must be
higher for proper operation.
Drain hose fits too tightly into standpipeAdjust drain hose for loose yet
secure fit. See Installation
Drain hose taped into standpipe• Do not seal off drain hose with tape.
The hose needs an air gap
Washer makes
Load is unbalanced.Redistribute load.
Washer is not level.Level washer. Reset rear leveling
legs. See Installation Instructions.
Nuts on front feet not tightTighten nuts.
Yellow shipping strap with cotter pins
not completely removed.
See Installation Instructions.
Gears engaging after drain and
before spin.
This is normal.
Won’t fill/rinse/agitate
or wrong temperature
Power cord not plugged inPlug in power cord
Timer (Cycle Control knob) dial
is not lined up.
Turn timer knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Water inlet valve screens are pluggedClean screens.
Water is turned off.Turn on water.
Hot and cold hoses are reversed.Reverse hoses
Inlet hose is kinkedStraighten hose.
Washer stopsPower cord not plugged in.Plug in power cord.
No power at plug.Check electrical source or call
Fuse blown or circuit breaker open.Replace fuse or reset circuit
breaker. If problem continues,
call electrician.
Using an extension cord.Do not use extension cords.
Timer dial is not lined upTurn timer to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Timer knob not pulled out.Set and pull out knob.
Machine is overloaded. Wash smaller loads
Water level seems
too low or washer
not completely filling
The top of the agitator is much higher
than the highest water level. This creates
a perception of the washer not being full.
This is normal.
Washer tub is
Tub is pulled forward when unloading.Push tub to center before
Tub moves.This is normal.
Unit not level.Ensure front feet are installed
and nuts tightened. Level
washer. Reset rear leveling legs.
See Installation Instructions.
Residue or lint
on load
Improper sorting.Sort lint givers (towels, chenille)
from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Overloading.Lint can be trapped in load if
overloaded. Wash smaller loads
Paper or tissue in pocketsClean out pockets before washing.
Not enough detergent.Use enough detergent to hold
lint in water.
Detergent not dissolving.Use wash water warmer than 70°F
Wash water colder than 70°F (21°C)Use wash water warmer than 70°F
TearingOverloading. Improper use of washerLoads should move freely during
wash. Wash smaller loads.
Improper use of chlorine bleach.Do not pour chlorine bleach directly
on load. Wipe up bleach spills.
Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics.
Sharp items not removed from pockets;
fasteners not fastened.
Clean out pockets before washing.
Zip zippers before washing
Items damaged before washingMend rips and broken threads in
seams before washing
Stains on loadImproper use of fabric softener.Dilute fabric softener and add to
rinse portion of cycle only. Do not
drip fabric softener on clothes.
Iron (rust) in water.Install an iron filter.
Not enough detergent used, causing soil
to be redeposited
Use enough detergent to remove soil
and hold it in suspension.
Dye transfer due to not sorting loads
Sort dark clothing from whites and
Dye transfer due to not unloading
washer promptly
Unload the washer as soon as it
Load is wrinkledNot removing load promptly.Unload the washer as soon as it
Wrong cycle for fabrics being washed.Use the Permanent Press cycle to
reduce wrinkling
OverloadingLoads should move freely during
wash. Wash smaller loads.
Wash water not warm enough to relax
wrinkles. Using warm rinses
If safe for fabric, use warm or hot
wash water. Use cold rinse water.
Hoses reversed.Reverse hoses.
Load is
Overloading.Loads should move freely during
wash. Wash smaller loads.
Clothes wrapped around agitatorDo not wrap items around agitator.

Roper AL series washer troubleshooting

Roper AL series is comprised of top-loading automatic washers. The range of additional features may include a water level selector and a manual-clean lint filter (available on select models). A typical model from this range is a large capacity single-speed washer.

Dye transferLoad is properly sorted
Load has been ielt in washer for
extended time
Separate colorfast from non-colorfast items. Prevent light-colored items
from contacting non-colorfast items.
Unload washer immediately.
Gray whites,
dingy colors
Load is properly sorted
Enough detergent is used
Water is hot enough
Water is too hard for soap or
detergent used
Separate white, colored and non-colorfast items.
Increase amount of detergent.
Hot water should be at least 130°F (54°C).
Use liquid detergent in increased amounts for water hardness and
amount of soil. Use a water conditioner in the wash and rinse.
Install a mechanical water softener.
Undiluted fabric softener touches
Fabric softener added to wash
Enough detergent is used
Soil deposits are present on
basket interior or agitator
Dilute fabric softeners with 1/2 to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) warm water.
Add fabric softener only in rinse part of the cycle.
Use enouqh deterqent to hold soil so it drains away with wash water.
Treat spots with heavy-duty liquid detergent.
Wash in warm or hot water with extra detergent.
Wash more than once; DO NOT dry between washings.
Wipe with a damp cloth or remove deposits by running a complete cycle
using hot water, 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent and 1 cup (250 mL) of
chlorine bleach.
LintLoad is properly sorted
Load is too biq for capacity or
water level
Paper or tissue is in pocket
Enough detergent is used
Pilling is being mistaken for lint
Separate lint givers (towels) from lint takers (synthetics, permanent
press, corduroys). Separate synthetic items from cotton items.
Drop items in loosely: DO NOT pack clothes tightly into basket.
Check pockets before washing.
Use more detergent.
Laundering raises a surface fuzz called pilling. Synthetics are more likely
to pill than other fabrics.
Load too wet
after spin
Rinse is cold
Lid has been opened before
spinning has completed
Cold rinses leave loads colder/wetter, but save money, energy and
cause fewer wrinkles.
Close lid firmly. Complete cycle before opening lid.
brown or
Chlorine bleach is used
Iron is in water heater or pipes
Iron or manganese is in water
Chlorine bleach can permanently yellow some fabrics. Read fabric
washing label and chlorine bleach package label carefully.
Run hot water a few minutes before washing to clear lines. Drain water
heater occasionally.
DO NOT use chlorine bleach in water containing iron. Use a water
conditioner in wash and rinse water.
Install an iron filter.
ShrinkingFabric is poor quality
Fabric-care label directions were
Check fabric quality before purchasing.
Follow fabric care label directions.
Snags, rips,
Chlorine bleach is properly used
Sharp articles are removed;
fasteners are fastened
Rips, broken threads and tears not
mended before washing
Follow chlorine bleach directions.
Remove sharp objects; fasten hooks and eyes, zippers and snaps; turn
synthetic fabrics inside out before washing.
Mend fabric before washing.
Stiff, harsh
Water is too hard for soap or
detergent used
Cottons arc line dried
Use proper amount of detergent for water hardness. Do not use soap if
you have hard water.
Dry cottons in dryer.
Twisting or
Load too big for washer capacity
or water level
Items are improperly loaded
Use proper load and water level.
DO NUT wrap items around the agitator. DO NOT slip straps
over agitator.
WrinklingLoad is too big for washer capacity
or water level
Setting allows for cool-down time
Load has been left in washer or
laundry basket for extended time
Drop items in loosely; DO NOT pack clothes tightly into basket. Wash
smaller loads of synthetic and permanent press items.
Use Permanent Press Cycle (AL3132W). This cycle includes a cool-down
of the wash water before the spin.
Unload washer or laundry basket immediately.
Body oils may have stained
fabric-usually found on the middle
of pillowcases and sheets;
underarms of cotton clothing
Make sure water is hot (at least 130°F/54°C).
Increase the amount of detergent.