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Roper gas dryer MOD# RGD4640YQ1


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#1 crbrew1

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

Dryer starts when I push the start button and stops when I release it. Why?



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

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If the Drum Motor is getting up to speed,

check to see if there's a build-up of Lint in it's Centrifugal Switch on the Motor.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

Checked the motor, new unit no lint, dust or any other build up. What should I do now?



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:14 PM

... Checked the motor, new unit

 it's a new Motor ?
symptoms indicate a problem with the Centrifugal Switch on the Motor


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

if this is a new model dryer, some of them had a relay in the start switch, i have seen a few go bad very shortly after purchase, within the first 6 months.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

It's a new dryer, to replace the Centrifugal Switch would I have to buy a new motor? Or can I just replace the switch? Didn't see Centrifugal Switch in parts list?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

It's a new dryer, to replace the Centrifugal Switch would I have to buy a new motor?

yes

under warranty ?

OR the Motor may not be getting up to normal speed (dragging) ?


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

If you push and hold the start switch,does it keep running?



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

Yes, it keeps running when I push and hold the start button.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

I took the drum off and started the motor and can see the Centrifugal Switch clicking on and when I let go of the start switch it still stops?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

... can see the Centrifugal Switch clicking on and when I let go of the start switch it still stops?

still could be a bad Switch

(or wiring)

Black wire from Motor to Start Switch


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

Took the start switch off a working dryer and plugged it in and it worked, so I ordered a start switch. Just wish I had tried that first it would have saved me a lot of work... Thanks to ALL that Helped!!!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

looking at the wiring diagram, a bad Start Switch wouldn't cause those symptoms


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