A Roper washer that’s not working properly can cause a lot of problems, particularly in the event that it isn’t using hot or cold water. It can be a hassle to wash dirty clothes and also costly to employ a professional to resolve the issue. A number of problems with hot or cold running water in a Roper washer can be resolved by the homeowner. We will discuss common reasons your machine doesn’t have hot or cold water and offer step-by step solutions. We will help you troubleshoot your thermostat and test the water supply. If you’re faced with a faulty machine or just need to cut costs on repairs, read on for tips on how to fix a Roper washer which doesn’t have hot or cold water.
Inlet Screens and Hoses
Roper washers are connected to household water supply by fill hoses. These hoses are typically between 4-5 feet and include wire mesh or a plastic screen on the end that connects to the faucet. This screen is designed to prevent debris from entering the water inlet valve on the appliance. It’s located at the back. How to examine the screens and hoses on yourRoper washing machine:
- This is a simple inspection; you will not need to disassemble the machine. Check that the hoses aren’t bent and the faucets are fully open.
- Shut off the faucets. remove the fill hoses and the valve at the inlet and then inspect the screens that form part of the valve. Remove any sediment or debris.
- To ensure that you have enough water pressure to fill up your hoses, place the ends of the hose in a bucket or tub, then switch on the faucet. Verify the hose’s filters for dirt or damage when you don’t have enough pressure.
- If you encounter issues in these inspections you’ll need Roper replacement hoses & screens.
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet valve on your Roper washing machine is able to supply hot and cool water for washing and rinse. Two solenoids will control the inlets that supply hot and cold water. The electronic control or timer water temperature cycle selector as well as the water level pressure switch are the controls for the valve. The timer, electronic control water temperature/cycle selector, and pressure switches control the valve. How to examine the valve that opens water for aRoper washing machines with a multimeter:
- Before you begin this inspection be sure your washer is disconnected from the power and water supply.
- In order to remove the valve to test, take out all or part the Roper washer cabinet. You’ll find the valve directly behind the hose connections.
- For indications of cracks, damage or wear, check your Roper washer’s valve. The valve has screens inside it, which could have built up dirt or debris, in which case it must be cleaned with care. If these screens break the valve will have to replace the entire valve.
- The resistance of a properly functioning valve can vary from model to model. Check the manual to figure out what your reading should be. To test for continuity, place the probes on the valve’s connections using your multi-meter set at Rx1. If you’re not able to find continuity, you could use a Roper replacement valve for the inlet.
The lid switch on the top-load Roper washing machine is a safety device made to prevent the motor circuit from operating while the lid is open. In some models, the water inlet valve circuit is also controlled. The models come with a lid switch that controls the power supply. If you’ve determined that the water inlet valve of your Roper washer isn’t receiving power, you must inspect the lid switch. How to test the switch that controls the lid on the lid of aRoper washer:
- Before you begin, ensure that you have unplugged your Roper washing machine.
- In order to locate the switch,, you have to remove the cabinet or top panel. Once you’ve located it, make sure that the levers and actuators aren’t damaged or stuck. Also, make sure that the switch is being used mechanically.
- If there aren’t any issues in the above scenario, you can remove the switch to check to ensure continuity. You can also set your multimeter to Rx1.
- Push the button to activate the switch. Now make use of the probes make contact with the terminals. You should get a reading of zero or near zero.
- If you receive a different reading, then you’ll need a Roper lid switch replacement.
Selector Swap, or Water Temperature Shift
The selector switch, or the water temperature switch, determines the temperature at which water is used during the rinse and wash portions of the. The switch creates a circuit to provide power to the appropriate solenoids on the valve that opens the water. The temperature selector switch can be the cause in the case that there is no power to the solenoids of the water inlet valve. How to test a Roper washing-machine selector switch with a multimeter:
- It is essential to unplug the Roper washer first before you are able to test it and take out electrical components.
- Remove the selector switch from your appliance in order to test it, you will require disassembling every part or all of your cabinet in order to access it. In most models, it’s attached to the frame of the Roper washing machine.
- Each button on the switch will be examined individually. Start by placing probes onto one button’s terminals. Your reading should read infinity. Next, press the button to switch to zero. Then press the button to turn the reading back into infinity.
- If your readings are different than those described above, you will need a Roper replacement switch for the selector.
Water Pressure Switch
The water level switch, which is a part of the circuit for water valves and is a pressure-activated device. The control panel usually include this switch. It is attached to the tub with a hose, or an air dome tube. The switch can be located beneath the tub in Roper washers that have electronic controls. The switch might stop providing power to the valve to supply water in the event of a malfunction. How to examine the level of water on a Roper washer machine:
- As with most repairs, remove the power source from your Roper appliance before starting.
- A defective air dome or switch may cause similar symptoms as the malfunctioning switch. You can rule out the hose as the cause by opening your cabinet for your washer and removing the air dome pipe. With one end closed and the other sealed, blow through another end, while the hose is submerged in water. No bubbles will rise to the surface.
- Remove the switch from the appliance to examine it for signs of damage, wear, or cracking. It’s likely to be at the sump area below the tub or behind the control panel.
- If you find any flaws within your equipment when you perform the tests above then you might need a Roper replacement water level switch.
The electronic controller or timer can be controlled to determine the time that the valve for water inlet receives energy. A series of electrical contacts are the basis of the mechanical timer. The contacts are controlled by tiny motors and cams. In the fill, wash, and rinse fill portions of the cycle, these contacts will provide energy to the water intake valve circuit. How can you test the timer control on theRoper washer machine using a multimeter:
- Unplug your Roper washing machine, then remove the control panel as well as the rear panel to find the timer.
- The timer should be removed from your Roper washer Don’t pull on the wires directly, instead pull the connectors.
- Set the probes on the motor’s end. The test for continuity should yield a value of zero to nearly zero.
- If your test shows another reading You will require a Roper replacement timer. In the end, a Roper washer that does not have hot or cold water can be a difficult issue to resolve, but it’s typically an easy fix.
Following the guidelines in this article, you’ll be able troubleshoot and resolve common problems like clogged hoses, defective valves, or incorrect temperatures for the water. Make sure you unplug the Roper washer before you attempt repairs. If you’re unsure about any aspect of the process it is recommended to look up the manual for the manufacturer or call a professional for assistance. With a little bit of patience and effort and a little patience, you will be able to get your Roper washer operating smoothly and efficiently once more, saving you from the inconvenience of dirty clothes and the cost of repairs.