Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 PM
So you have some extra meter leads after buying the new fluke twistguard meter leads?
A few minutes making this useful meter lead thingamabob is time well spent. Cut the compressor pin connectors off of a dead 3 in 1 start relay and connect it to those extra leads with the probes cut off (don't discard the probes) . Make one more of these wires to complete a set of 3 . Now you have easily attached solid connections for ohm testing, much easier than alligator cilps. Connect them to the compressor pins in the same manner you would a 3 in 1 then simply connect whatever two of the three leads to the meter you want to test. And testing and re-testing can be done while standing up. I painted a red lead white to match the white wire cut from the 3 in 1. Simple yet useful, unless you are the Samurai and have all sorts of magical tools and weapons such as a compressor analyzer.
Btw connect two of the removed probes together and you have a nice jumper to use on whirlpool modular icemakers. Waste not want not.
Edited by DurhamAppliance, 06 January 2013 - 09:57 PM.
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.
The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist
"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist
"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.