I have a Hotpoint dryer bought in 1987. The drum rotates fine, but there is no heat.
I have checked for continuity in the heater coils, and thermostats. They are all fine. The door switch works.
I tried to check the 'run switch'. I'm unsure of the right connections, but I removed the two biggest wires (black) from the switch block on the motor, and checked for continuity between the two lugs after turning the motor on. I got continuity, for both motor running, and motor off. (I think it is supposed to be no continuity if the motor is not turning.)
How can I be sure I have the right connections to check this switch? (There is no schematic for the machine anywhere on it).
If I did have the right connections, does the continuity being on for both motor running and not running mean the switch needs replacement?