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RED4340SQ1 Roper Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for RED4340SQ1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the RED4340SQ1
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When started, the motor would run but the drum would not turn.

  • Customer: Lance from North Attleboro MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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After removing the bottom front panel using a putty knife to pry the upper left and right edges of the panel, I noticed that the long thin drum belt had broken. I went online to PartSelect, and using the Whirlpool model number, found the parts diagrams. Since the dryer is 20 years old, I decided to order the maintenance kit part# PS373087 which includes new idler wheels, retainer clips, and a tension pulley as well as the belt . I found a number of webpages that offer guidance in replacing the belt. Along with the instructions that came with the maintenance kit, I was able to do the repairs and have the dryer up and running in 30 minutes. Remember to remove the door springs before taking off the upper front panel. You only need to loosen the bottom screws on this panel. Leaving them in place helps to align and hold the panel when re-installing it.

Would not start and made a funny noise

  • Customer: Hugh from Charlottesville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the associated videos and followed the steps. The one thing missing from the video is installing the tension wheel for the drive belt, but that is simple, just remember how the old one is installed when you remove it. I recoomend watching the video once or twice before you do anything so you are familiar with the steps then if you have a laptop run the video as you are doing the work. My dry is now like new for a small investment in parts and my time, well worth it and easy to do!

Thumping sounds

  • Customer: Mark from Snowmass CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Kit was easy to install and after making sure the drum gaskets were set right the noises ended.

The dryer was fully drying clothes.

  • Customer: Sheral from Campbell NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened up the dryer and found that the belt broke. Came to this web-sight and was quickly directed to the correct part once viewing the schematics, and then watched the video. The day the parts arrived in the mail, I went to work and managed to get the drying working that night! Thank you for the parts, the video...made it very easy to complete. Sheral

Dryer drum stopped tumbling due to broken belt.

  • Customer: Jeremiah from Manchester CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the lint filter. Remove top without disturbing control wiring -- turn top on end but make sure it cannot fall. Unhook contacts on door switch. Remove screws hloding front panel and kick plate. Remove door hinge springs. Remove front panel and kick plate.Fish out old broken belt. Remove drum. Vacuum out all the lint. Reposition/replace pulley assembly and wheels. Place new belt around drum. Reinstall drum being careful to properly position the seal at rear. Prop up the drum with a suitable sized article to keep it in position temporarily - or have someone else hold it in position. Thread drive belt through pulley assembly per directions and put over drive hub. Manually turn drum to ensure proper belt and seal positioning. Put front panel back on. Turn drum while inspecting seal -- use putty knife to slip under seal if necessary to ensure its not folded under drum lip. Remove the prop holding up drum. Reinstall door hinges springs.Reinstall kick plate. Reinstall top.

Noisey at first,then unit shut down.Dryer would not run motor humed.

  • Customer: Steven from Alexandria VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced belt,wheels,idler arm and drive motor.Used video instructions from PartSelect.Instructions are spot on.All replacement parts were correct ans fit like a clove.Orderinig was esaey.Staff was friendly and knowleable.Parts arrived quikly with out using next day service.I will use PartSelect in the future and recomend the company to my coworkers and friens.

Dryer would heat, initially, but would not come back on

  • Customer: Kevin from Braintree MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As it turned out, the Cycling Tstat was NOT the problem, it was the gas valves, but replacing it was not a bad thing and took about 2 minutes. The Maintenance kit took a little longer, as you have to take the dryer apart. Watch the video, great tips there, the only difference is the gas dryer has two tabs clips at the bottom of the door section, so just loosen the two bottom screws, above the lower access panel, and it will slid up and off, when re-installing, reverse the process. Dryer runs great, not only did I totally clean up the entire machine, with a decade of lint, replaced the operating tstat, gas valves and maintenance kit, I replaced the flexible dryer vent with a more substantial stiffer vent hose. The dryer runs great and drys in record time on a lower setting. Well worth the time and parts, for a 10 year plus dryer it runs great.

Dryer keeps running without drying

  • Customer: Charles from Summit MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched installation video (very hepfull),used battery driver (faster)to remove back (9 screws). Used nutdriver to remove screw holding old part, removed part. Changer wires one at a time to prevent wrong placement of wire. Parts ordered were correct and arrived in 2-3 days. Thanks PartSelect. Very easy install, video made me an "instant repairman."

Dryer took a long time to dry clothes and towels,

  • Customer: Antony from Boone NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed a number of vidieos on the Webb to determine the possible problems. The vidieos explained and demonstrated how to test the parts that could have been causing the problems. I tested the parts described in the vidieos and the ones I was able to test showed that they were not defective. I was unable to test the Cycling Thermostat and the High Limit Thermostat to my satisfaction so I ordered the two parts and installed them as demonstrated on the vidieos. The dryer works as if it was a new one. I am a very satisfied customer and will definitely purchase my parts from partselect.com in the future.

Dryer would not dry - no heat

  • Customer: DL from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using the video that is on your website on what and how to replace broken parts, we followed the same procedure. 1. Found the heating element in the back of the dryer after removing the cover panels. 2. Used a volt-ammeter to determine which part(s) was/were not functioning. 3. Used screwdrivers to disconnect/reconnect wires. 4. Closed panels.

dryer ran but no heat

  • Customer: Nels from South Haven MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
turn off elec./disconnect at recep.- remove vent pipe- remove back of dryer- remove each part and re-install new part- relaced thermal cut-off, thermostat, fuse, and heat element...time about 30 min. also vacuumed dryer and vent pipe-time less than 15 min.- parts arrived day after they were ordered.

No heat

  • Customer: Paul from Westbrook AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts Go Ppppcame in two days, they took fifteen minutes to install.I followed the pdf.instructions from the web site.Cost of parts was less than a service call.

would no longer heat

  • Customer: Terry from Kaufman TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online looked up whirlpool and got the phone number and called them told the person on the phone the model number and Ineeded a heating element Igave credit card information had my part in 2days .put that in and discovered Ialso needed athermostat so Icalled whirlpool back and ordered my thermostat and received it in 2 days put the thermostat in put the back on the dryer and I was back in business didn't get behind waiting on my washing ,,not tomention we were in the process of moving thank you you'll worked with me .Iwould buy another whirlpool product easy to work on a and awesome customer service .

no heat

  • Customer: Roy from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have replaced the element, the thermal cut off switch. high limit thermostat and thermal fuse. Still no heat.... I am trying to figure out what part next. I could use your help.Roy

Dryer would not start.

  • Customer: Sam from JOHNSON CITY TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took back panel off. Did not have a clue! Went to Partselect Web site,entered my problem,BAM! instant solution.Watched repair video and was surprised how simple repair looked.Heck I can do this,no problem! I work from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. so theres no chance to stop by local appliance part store before they close. Ordered my parts from Partsselect,arrived in just two days. Followed video instructions ,completed job in thirty minutes or less! I also got important information regarding maintenance and cleaning dryer to prevent fire hazard.Thanks,for help and saving me time and money.When I have a problem in the future I now know where to go.
All Instructions for the RED4340SQ1
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