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Checking resistors to see if there good!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backyardbuilt, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    I have a multimeter but haven't messed with resistors in so long what do I set it at to check and see if they are good. Thanks!
     
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    Look for the Omega symbol, should be on the dial somewhere.
     
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    To check a resistor with a multimeter, one or both legs of the resistive element have to be removed from the circuit. If this isn't done, then other elements of a ckt will throw the reading off in most cases. When checking resistance it doesn't matter which leg you hook to which probe.
     
  5. backyardbuilt

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    Thanks for the replies and the chart got it fixed.
     

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