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where did you check power to the machine ? at the board ?
down below where main feed comes in.
not sure how to do that. all i have is a simple light tester with 2 leads. no meter.
let me check friends toolbox for volt meter. if i get one where do i test to see if the board is getting power? same for door switches. It looks like 2 micro switches?
i went to white wire with red stipe and ground wire on door with my light tester and there is power there.
no not yet. will bring home volt meter tonight and test.
alright. I have a gardener bender digital multimeter. not sure which setting is for continuity but set on the 200 mark and crossed the probes and get a .3 or .4 reading. next i tested the switches for the door latch. when the latch is in the open position i get nothing as expected. when I have someone hold the switch in the closed position the meter jumps around to various readings. I'm assuming i have continuity there? If so, what's next?
Tested both door switches and the thermal fuse and all 3 have continuity.
thanks for the help Bryan. First time doing a chat repair...was hoping for a cheaper fix but glad to know what the problem is and like doing it myself with a 'little' help from an expert. So, thanks again...glad your out there for all of us that know just enough to be dangerous. Hope you're able to make a living at it.....we need you!