When it comes to appliance repair sometimes the damaged part is pretty obvious, for example a broken hinge or a snapped belt. But when it comes to electrical components, it’s not a simple as looking for the broken or damaged part. Sometimes it takes a bit more investigating to find the culprit.
Parts like fuses, switches, coils, heating elements, circuit boards, and disc thermostats can be functioning improperly but appear to be perfectly fine with no signs of damage or corrosion. So how do you test these parts? With a volt-ohm meter, more commonly referred to as a multimeter. With a multimeter, you have the ability to check for continuity and/or resistance relatively easily.