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Wondering if my digital Multimeter can confirm thermistor is bad. what reading should it be giving?

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Hi jorge

To test your thermistor you will need:
Soldering iron
Multimeter or ohmmeter
Follow the directions below to test your thermistor
1...Set the multimeter to resistance mode lowest setting.
2...Hook up the terminals of the multimeter to leads on the thermistor.
It does not matter which lead goes to the terminals, polarity is not important in this test.
3...Heat the soldering iron then heat the thermistor by moving your heated soldering iron tip to it.
Note: Check the multimeter reading as you are applying this heat.
A properly functioning positive temperature coefficient thermistor will show a smooth and steady increase in the multimeter
resistance reading.
A properly functioning negative temperature coefficient thermistor will show a smooth and steady decrease in the multimeter
resistance reading.
4...Look for other signs that the thermistor is faulty.
A steady reading that does not change, a reading of zero or a reading of infinity are all indications that the thermistor needs to
be replaced.
If the change in the readings is not smooth or if there is not any change, then this could also indicate a faulty thermistor.
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Thanks for using FixYa. By error F03 in Hotpoint washer we mean that the thermistor is open. This will not let the water to heat or in rear cases will boil the water to extreme temperatures. You’ll need to replace the thermistor to resolve this issue. The thermistor is located in the motor control unit. Also check the element if its open circuit, you’ll get a reading of 1.5-1.8K ohms on the multimeter, if not then element is bad. The element is also located in the motor control unit. You can check them by removing lower rear panel.

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