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How do I check a thermal fuse and heater with a digital multimeter on my Samsung rb215lash refrigerator?

I moved the dial on different parts of the multimeter but not sure where it's supposed to be or what it's supposed to show.

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Hello Sylvia;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service technician.


You need to unplug the sensor. Place the bulb in a glass of ice water. After 10 minutes, Set you multi-meter to the lowest Ohms (Omega Symbol), touch the meter leads together you should get a reading of '1.0' or 'OL' the connector has two plugin ports, with one meter probe on the one port and the other probe in the other port, you should get a reading of 16 Ohms.

You have three sensors, one for the freezer, one for the evaporator coil and one for the freezer:
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You have two defrost heaters they are part of the drain assemblies: Once again, set your meter on the lowest Ohms. Put one contact in one connector port and the other lead in the other connector port, If you get a reading of '0' or infinity the heater is badHow do I check a thermal fuse and heater with a di - 25316535-e0goqiu2jemxlrpk4czrq0zz-3-15.jpgg 25 to 150 Ohms.


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All of these components are behind the back fresh food section and freezer wall.

I am sorry you bought a Samsung. 65% of all of my service calls were either Samsung or LG.



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