One of the benefits of having a Roper gas dryer is the savings on your utility bills that comes with not having to use typically higher-priced electricity to operate the appliance. A gas dryer that stops drying clothes quickly can lead to frustration and higher utility bills. Before you call the repairman, try troubleshooting the problem with these tips.
If your dryer is not drying clothes, the obvious culprit may be the unit's operating thermostat. The thermostat regulates the temperature within the drum. Fortunately, the thermostat is one of the easiest dryer repair parts to acquire and replace. If you have a screwdriver and feel confident enough to remove the utility panel on the back of the unit, you can swap out the thermostat in less than 15 minutes.
Most people know to clean the lint filter inside the dryer frequently to ensure every drying cycle operates efficiently. Gas dryers also have a vent tube and exterior damper that collects performance-decreasing lint and debris. Dryer troubleshooting should start with moving your dryer away from the wall and disconnecting the vent tube from the wall port. Use a vacuum accessory to clean out the tube and port. Take a trip outside the house to clean out the vent's exterior port.
Gas dryers need sufficient air flow to dry clothes. A loose blower wheel that is not properly attached to the drive motor can lead to performance problems. If you hear a rumbling noise during the dryer cycle, it is typically a sign of a loose blower wheel.
When your Roper gas dryer just isn't doing the job the way it used to, Sears PartsDirect can help solve the problem. Choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for assistance.