It can be difficult and time-consuming to fix the problem of a Roper washing machine that won’t start. There are a variety of steps you can undertake to address the problem.
The following article will cover the common reasons your Roper washing machines won’t start, and provide step-by-step solutions. This guide is designed for seasoned DIYers and newbies to DIY repairs. It will guide you through how to fix your Roper washing appliances back in operation in no time.
The lid switch is a security feature on top-loading Roper washing machines. The lid switch is usually located underneath the top of the. It is mounted over or connected to the lid. This will activate the switch once it’s closed. The lid switch is the source of power to the timer and motor circuits. How to check the switch that powers the lid on the Roper washing machine with the multimeter
- Remove the plug from your Roper washing machines.
- Take the cabinet off or the top panel and find the switch on the lid.
- After finding the switch, start by checking that there are no levers or actuators have been damaged or stuck and the switch is operated mechanically when the lid is shut.
- If there is nothing wrong in the tests above then you can take off the switch and alter the Rx1 setting on your multimeter. While pressing and holding the switch’s button probes on the switch’s terminals, you will receive a reading of zero.
- If you receive other readings, you’ll need a replacement switch lid.
Timer and Timer Motor
The timer manages the features of the Roper washer. A variety of electrical connections are found within the timer. The contacts are controlled by a cam assembly which is moved by a motor. The timer motor is controlled by a few of the contacts. The timer or motor may be damaged if the washer’s timer doesn’t move. How to test the timer and motor on theRoper washer with an instrument:
- Remove the Roper washing appliances from the power source.
- Locate and take the timer on your appliance. To access the control panel as well as the rear panel, you’ll have to take them out.
- Set the multi-meter’s Rx1 position and touch the probes to the terminals that control the motor (refer to the wiring diagram). Test for continuity. You should see the reading as almost zero.
- If the test you are performing produces different results, you’ll need a new timer.
Water Level Control
The water level control in Roper washing machines allows for turning the water valve on and off at the levels you choose as well as provide electricity to the timer motor once the proper water level is achieved. You may have a problem with the water level switch when your washer fills up but does not move. How to examine the control of water levels in theRoper washing machine:
- Before beginning, unplug your washing machine as you’ll be handling electrical components.
- Before you can determine if the switch is not working If you suspect that the switch is not functioning, take off the air dome tube. You can remove the cabinet and then remove the air dome pipe. Set the hose in the water and close the ends. In the next step, blow air over each end to look for bubbles. You should also examine the hose for indications of cracks, wearing, or obstructions.
- If you’ve found any issues, you might need a replacement water-level switch.
Timer Knob & Dial & Skirt
The timer dial or knob is attached to the shaft of the timer and will turn as the timer progresses through a time. The timer’s knob could be used to initiate the cycle by pulling out on the knob that activates an inside switch of the timer. The timer knob is typically composed of plastic, reinforced by a keyed insert of metal that is attached to the timer shaft. The normal use of the knob can cause the knob to break or wear out, making it impossible to move with the timer shaft.
This could make it more difficult to adjust the timer to the desired cycle. The cause is that the dial not to move along with the shaft when the cycle is progressing. How do you examine the timer knob on a Roper washer?
- Unplug the Roper washer from its electrical source.
- To locate the timer knob, it is necessary to remove the cabinet, or rear panel in order to access the back.
- Check the knob to make sure that the timer starts to work as the knob is pulled out and then pushed into.
- If it’s not engaging, you’ll need new knobs.
The drain pump drains the water from the Roper washing machine at the conclusion of the wash and rinse portions of the cycle. If the drain pump is not working the Roper washing machine will not recognize that the tub has been empty, and may not advance into the next portion of the cycle.
Check your washer’s drain pump in case it stops during the rinse or wash portions. If it does, electronic controlled models may show a fault code. To identify the reason for your Roper washing machine flashing fault codes, it is recommended to refer to our list. What is the best way to inspect the drain pump in the drain pump in a Roper washer?
- Unplug your Roper washer.
- Locate your drain pump. To access the pump you will need to take off the front of your appliance.
- After you’ve located the pump, inspect all the connections and hoses that come from the pump to check for damage or leaks.
- If the leak originates from the pump, then you’ll require the replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve that supplies water to the inlet provides hot and cold water to the Roper washers in fill portions. The valve is equipped with at least two solenoids which open the valve when necessary. The valve for water inlet could be the cause if your washer stops working during the cycle, stalls at the rinse fill or wash portion. First, you should ensure that the inlet hoses don’t have any kinks or restrictions and that the inlet screens are clean. The screens should be clear.
Next, you can check the continuity of the solenoids using a multimeter. How to test the water inlet valve in a Roper washing machine with the help of a multimeter:
- Verify that you have unplugged the Roper washing machine before starting.
- Find the water inlet valve and remove it. It is located directly in the hose connection. To open it you’ll need to eliminate all or part of the cabinet.
- You must inspect the screen of the valve for accumulations or debris. If they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace them.
- Take a look at your pump to find any indications of damage or wear. If there are none Set your multi-meter to Rx1 then attach the probes onto the terminals. Check the owner’s manual to see what reading this test can produce since it differs from model to model.
- You’ll require to purchase a replacement valve for your water If your readings fall not within the range of recommended.