Hotpoint dryer not advancing

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    Default Hotpoint dryer not advancing

    Model - NVL333EB1WW

    The timer will advance on the no heat setting, but not on the heat setting. A bad contact in the timer?

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    Do you have a copy of the wire diagram?...if yes, post it here.
    This is an odd complaint....are the heat cycles a timed dry cycle or an auto dry cycle?

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    No diagram. Really wish I had one. The heat cycles do not show to be timed. No numbers for minutes anyway, jut 'more dry', 'less dry', etc..

    I assumed the heat cycles were auto. Seems like if they were timed, the timer would advance like it does on the timed no heat cycle. Maybe not. Guess there could be a different cam and contact in the heat cycle.

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    The heat cycles do not show to be timed. No numbers for minutes anyway, jut 'more dry', 'less dry', etc..
    Auto cycles then...timer won't move until the heat cycles off. Open heat elements, bad operating thermostat, poor air flow, weak safety thermostat are common trouble makers for for not advancing on the auto cycles.

    Check for power to the timer motor when the heat cycles off.

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    I did change the operating stat with another used one. I do not know hoiw good the one is I used as a replacement. I do know it showed continuity and like 7000 ohms at the preheater. It cycles the heat on and off. I will check the power at the timer then trace the wiring and see if I can run the problem down.

    Thanks

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    Did a little searching. This thing has a power resistor in series with the timer. May very well be the problem. Will update later.

    Update: The operating stat was evidently the problem. Checked the power at the timer like you said. It received power when the stat would open. Little by little the timer would advance. Still seemed like it took a long time with a dry load in it. Very possible I did not give it enough time before. It does not move very much if any in 10 or 15 minutes.

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by Boman; 03-30-2016 at 01:24 PM.

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    The beginning of the cycle the timer will not much much or at all....as the clothes start to become dry and the heat is off more the timer will start to move faster and faster towards the off position.

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    I thought that would be the case, and it was. Just does not seem to be any faster than say 45 timed, especially when the load was by far mostly dry to start with.

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    Most cycles will still take the 45-60 minutes...the auto cycle is suppose to shorten the cycle if we don't need that much time or could add time if we need longer.

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