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I have a Roper electric dryer that takes 3-4 cycles to dry clothes. It seems like the heat is cutting

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:46 AM
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I have a Roper electric dryer that takes 3-4 cycles to dry clothes. It seems like the heat is cutting off too soon. The issue is more noticeable on low, but it takes at least 2 cycles to dry the clothing on high.

I get correct resistance at all of the thermostats and fuses. I went ahead and replaced the cycling thermostat anyway, but it did not help.

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:35 PM
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Whats the model number and is it gas or electric? Also check the venting leaving the unit and going out to the wall it should be like you have a blowdryer 3 from your hand if it's not fully blowing you have vent clogging and it needs to be cleaned.
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It's electric. Sorry, I don't have the model number right now, need to find the manual. I double checked the vent and it's clear all the way from behind the dryer out the house. It also blows hot air pretty hard from a good distance away.

Last night, it shut off after running timed dry on high for about 10 minutes. I tried starting it again both last night and this morning, and it won't start. I'll test all the thermostats/fuses tonight and report back. I'll also provide a part #.
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The dryer cut off due to the breaker tripping. I reset it, and it tripped again after 10 minutes. This is the first time I have had this happen. I haven't been able to locate a part number. I'd appreciate any advice you might have about how to proceed.

From some research online, I see that frequent breaker tripping may be due to a heating element short. I read 11 ohms when testing the element, which is within spec.

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