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Default Roper (Whirlpool) dryer won't start
Model Number: RGS6745PQ0   Brand: Roper   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I'm out of ideas and couldn't find anything online so I thought I'd post here. Pretty standard issue, hit the start button and the dryer doesn't start (on any setting). The wiring diagram is attached.

After troubleshooting the door switch, start switch, and buzzer I noticed that the resistor on the temperature selector switch was melted. I replaced that and was surprised to find the dryer still didn't start.

I then checked the thermal fuse and double checked the temperature selector. Both checked fine. The blower didn't seem blocked but I haven't actually checked it electrically speaking.

The timer and timer motor seems to check out based on both the diagram and the steps I read online. My wife was able to 'jiggle' the knob and get the dryer to work for a short time though (I'm told).

Any thoughts? Is there a way to bypass the timer (ONLY for testing purposes, I know the dangers that causes)? That part is rather expensive and I'd like to rule it out if possible.
Any additional thoughts as to what I should test?


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