Should a heating element have continuity?
To determine if the heating element is at fault, first use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it. Next, test for continuity from each terminal to the case. If the heating element has continuity to the case, it is shorted out.
How do you test a spa heater element?
To test hot tub heating elements for integrity, use an ohm meter on its lowest setting. With the meter’s test leads, measure the resistance between the two element terminals. The acceptable resistance range for most heaters is between 9-12 (ohms), some may be as high as 20.
Is it hard to replace a heating element in a dryer?
Replacing it isn’t a difficult task, but it does involve removing the back cover of the dryer. Before you do that, you have to be very sure that the power is off. Before replacing the element, check the continuity of the thermal fuse, because if it’s blown, you probably won’t have to replace the element.
How can you tell if a thermal fuse is blown?
To test if your thermal fuse has blown, touch the right side of your multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse, and repeat with the left multimeter lead. If the multimeter needle fails to move, this indicates the thermal fuse has blown.