Roper Gas Dryer-Won't stay hot

Old 03-07-07, 12:34 PM
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Roper Gas Dryer-Won't stay hot

I have checked the pilot and it will light when the dryer is first turned on but after 10-15 the flame goes out and the dryer goes cold. When the flame is getting ready to go out it makes a humming noise then goes out. If I turn the dryer off for a while and wait it will light again and do the same thing. I have cleaned out the lent from inside and the vent leading outside. I plan on fixing the dryer myself but don't want to buy parts that are not needed. Please let me know what it could be. Thanks!

Roper Gas Dryer

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Old 03-08-07, 05:30 AM
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Hello regnili. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Humming noise? Could be the gas control valve going defective. Solenoids on top of gas valve may be shutting down but usually no noise or only a click as one of them shuts down. But noise not a humming sound best as I can recall.

Might be the fan blower cage noise you hear. A loose, damaged and/or defective fan blower might be the noise heard and/or the motor. Difficult to diagnose a noise without hearing the noise myself.

I would first suspect one of the solenoids over heating and shutting down the burner. Easy to replace them (2 of them) and not very costly. May resolve the problem.

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