December 3rd, 2005, 11:05 AM
Roper Dryer Buzzes, but wont start.
REL4632BW2 is the model number.
Roper is the brand. I turn the knob to chose the setting, then I close the door or manually press the switch that the door presses when you close it. And it just makes a buzzing sound.
Its obviously receiving electricity fine. I reached my hand in(unpluged) and spun the fan around so there isn't anything physically blocking that. Its an old dryer I purchased from a friend for 20 bucks, got a matching washing machine for the same price. PERFECT for a college student with his own apartment. I got a year out of it before this happened. YES I CHECKED THE LINT, Everytime someone heard dryer problem they tell me to check the lint, which to no surprise was empty, like it was before i made the phone call. The people keep saying we'll we can take a look but its best to buy another appliance. But working in the retail business, I know that its easier to sell a new product than to fix an old one so I'm pretty sure thats why they are telling me this.
Is it the motor? Should I kick it?(cause i already have) Or is it something more complicated?
Is it worth fixing? I'd really prefer to fix it, I really dont feel like spending the money on a new one, and i definately dont want to move them up/down the stairs until I move from the apartment. And if this is fixable, are the part(s) I need readily available
Last edited by Tsumavoc; December 3rd, 2005 at 11:22 AM.
December 3rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
Where is the buzzing coming from? Top, bottom, or (unlikely) in between?
December 5th, 2005, 09:00 AM
The problem was with the power, my vaccume and answering machine started acting up, then my cable went out and I had to get it reactiveated. Not sure what the problem was but it was fixed by the electric company. Kinda frustrated me cause I was beginning to think everything in my house was breaking on me. But its all good now, I got dry clean clothes and towels.
Thanks for your reply, its appreciated. =)
December 5th, 2005, 09:58 AM
Thanks for letting us know! Low voltage will cause all sorts of weird stuff to happen.
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