Hi, I’m Stephany and welcome to Repair and
Replace, your online resource for quick and easy repairs. Today, we’re going to perform a continuity
test on your oven heating element. When a oven fails to produce heat, it is
best to eliminate potential problems step-by-step. For an in-depth guide, watch the videos below. If you’ve checked the fuse, reset your breaker
and your oven still doesn’t have heat, then move on to the continuity test. A oven element works similarly to an incandescent
light bulb. As electricity flows through the element, the resistance in the material generates heat. The element can burn out over time with normal
use and may appear singed or cracked. This can be difficult to see, as even a small
break can cause an element to fail. It’s best to perform a continuity test as
this as this will determine if a continuous electrical
path is present. Without continuity, the element will
not function. All you’ll need is your oven heating element
and a digital or analog multimeter. To be safe, turn off the breaker and fully
unplug the oven from the receptacle. Now, separate or remove the heating element. If you use an analog multimeter, set the multimeter
to the lowest Ohms of resistance. Next, touch the probes together and adjust
the needle until it’s calibrated at zero. If you are using a digital multimeter, also set the dial to the lowest Ohms of resistance. To test for continuity, take a probe from the multimeter and touch
it to one of the terminals. Now, touch the second probe to the remaining
terminal. If the element has continuity, your multimeter
should read anywhere from 30 to 100 Ohms. If there is no reading on the multimeter or
very little change, then there is no continuity and you will have
to replace the element. If you found this video useful, hit “like”. To keep up to date on our Repair and Replace
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