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Old 07-17-2016, 08:08 PM   #11
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Checked the resistance of the thermister today. 225 ohms. Should have been 7800. Ordered new ''snip the tip" thermister today. $10.95.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:30 PM   #12
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Sounds like that's going to be your problem.
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Checked the resistance of the thermister today. 225 ohms. Should have been 7800. Ordered new ''snip the tip" thermister today. $10.95.

Just want to be sure before you order a new one:

When you measure resistance, you have to DISCONNECT at least one of the 2 leads to properly read the resistance. You can't just stick the meter across the two leads - ONE of them must be disconnected from everything else.

Otherwise, you're also reading the resistance of everything else in the circuit.
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Just want to be sure before you order a new one:

When you measure resistance, you have to DISCONNECT at least one of the 2 leads to properly read the resistance. You can't just stick the meter across the two leads - ONE of them must be disconnected from everything else.

Otherwise, you're also reading the resistance of everything else in the circuit.
Thermistor disconnected from the circuit board. Checked across 2 leads of the thermistor. That reads the resistance of the thermistor only. 45 year Master Electrician retired. Damn it sounds good to say that!!LOL.
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Thermistor disconnected from the circuit board. Checked across 2 leads of the thermistor. That reads the resistance of the thermistor only. 45 year Master Electrician retired. Damn it sounds good to say that!!LOL.
Obviously, I was preaching to the choir.

But a lot of folks don't know it.
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"Snip the tip" installed 3 days now. Ref working great. I love internet forums.
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FORGOT TO ADD.

Snip the tip is also adjustable. Touchie but adjustable. Very easy $11.00 fix.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:42 PM   #18
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Thanks Bama Rambler for this reply. We were on a recent trip to the outer banks nc, and had the opposite problem. My fridge was not cold enough. So I went to this forum, read this response, so I raised the sensor slide and wala problem fixed. Thanks again BR!
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:39 PM   #19
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You are very welcome. Thank you much for reporting your problem and how you fixed it. It's important for us to learn the fixes to problems people have.
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