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How to test a dryer timer resistor?

Is there any way to test the Timer Resistor for this dryer. The timer works normally in regular timer mode but will not advance on the Permanent Press or Auto Cycle?

Auto or Permanent Press :Some dryer models use a SPDT thermostat to control the advancing of the timer in the 'auto' or 'permanent press' cycle as described above. Others (older Whirlpool built models especially but also some newer Frigidaire and GE dryers) have a resister in series with the timer's motor which only allows power to flow to that motor when the heater is cycled off by the control thermostat. On the latter design should this resister fail, it will stop the timer from advancing in the auto dry mode but will still advance normally on regular timed cycles.


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