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Old 07-19-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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determine whether or not a dryer heating coil is operable


How do I use the DMT7 multimeter to show if a dryer heating coil is working or no longer functioning?

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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2 ways to do it. either set it for ohms(safest way) and ohm out your element or set it for voltage, turn dryer on and check for 240 volts to the element.

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Ohm it out to see if it has continuity.
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UNPLUG IT FROM ITS POWER SOURCE FIRST

THEN use your ohm meter.

It could also be one or both of the two resistors that are there. You can check them with your ohm meter also.
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It could also be one or both of the two resistors that are there. You can check them with your ohm meter also.
dryers have thermistors and thermostats, not resistors
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dryers have thermistors and thermostats, not resistors
What-ever !

I might have known.

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