Originally Posted by cclarkego
I'll have to wait for the repair guy next week when he works on my refrigerator. I don't think I have the right gizmo. What do I need to check it?
Carol, get a semi quality "volt-ohm meter". Home Depot, Lowes, Radio Shack should be able to help you. Don't get the cheapest, but you don't need the top of the line. Digital is good for most everything. I bet other's will point you in what you need to know with your full timing. You'll be surprised how often you'll be using it, like checking your TV plug or battery or light switches or even checking continuity in a faulty fuse. Then practice with it, AC hot is usually the small slot in the AC plug and a black wire, AC neutral is usually the bigger slot in the AC plug and a white wire and shouldn't have very many volts on it to aluminum, AC ground is usually green and the odd round slot in the AC plug.