Roper electric dryer takes forever to dry a load of clothes

Appliance Repair QuestionsCategory: Clothes DryersRoper electric dryer takes forever to dry a load of clothes
Anonymous asked 9 years ago
Dryer was working normally before move to new apartment.  Before hooking up to wall husband wanted to make sure line was clear and had pulled out harden lint where he could reach in wall.  Attached dryer hose (dryer is very close to wall in order to close the doors), made sure hose wasn't kinked despite being slightly misaligned.  Dryer again takes forever to dry clothes, lint only attaches on bottom of lint screen but also sporadically on the opposite side.  Enter maintenance to dry and clear line to roof.  Re-attach dryer, same problem.  Another maintenance call and this time he has a blower and drill with brush to make sure line is clear.  We pulled dryer out afterward so that venting hose would be straight to make sure it wasn't the way the hose positioned after pushing dryer back, same problem.  Did two checks, with the lint screen removed from the top--put paper on top while dryer hooked up to wall, paper blows up.  Second check with dryer unhooked from wall, paper sucks inward.  This dryer unfortunately is just shy of 3 years old.  Maintenance is stating someone else in complex had same problem and is telling us the blower on our dryer isn't strong enough to push = our dryer is the problem.  Husband did take back off to make sure no lint accumlated, nothing.  Any idea's?   Thank you!!
Appliance Repair Questions Staff replied 9 years ago

Sounds like you have done mostly everything possible to check what the issue is. If you have a maintenance person out to check your machine, they charged you and did not remedy the situation? Anyway, we have heard of dryer blowers not being powerful enough to PUSH the air out. You may want to look into one that fits your machine but is more powerful. Also check to be sure all thermostats are working properly as it may be possible the temp in the dryer is not sufficient. Have you checked to be sure all electrical components in your dryer are working properly?

twilightjourni replied 9 years ago

Unfortunately maintenance is only for the apartment complex so I guess we’ll eventually have to get a repair person to look at it. He was only responsible for the vent line in the wall up to the roof not our dryer. On the first call he did check the temperature inside our dryer as a courtesy and said it was heating normally. I initially forgot to put model it’s a Roper RED4640YQ0, who knows maybe something happened with the move. Thank you for your reply.

Appliance Repair Questions Staff replied 9 years ago

If you know how to use a multimeter, we would suggest to open the dryer (unplug it) then test the components to see if everything is working properly. What temp did the repairman tell you the dryer was at?