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Testing the solenoid , this one i tested has corrosion on the secondary contact plates so was unable to
test fully .
ill update asap .
its quite and easy test .
First test the primary coil with a multimeter set to continuity / ohms and listen for buzzer to
confirm coil wire is intact .
if it buzzes it signals a good coil so solenoid should switch at least , if not you have a damaged
coil so you need to replace solenoid .
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If it beeps you can then test the secondary side of solenoid and that the coil is actually switching and moving the contact plates .
Testing the secondary side of the solenoid , can be done by putting 12v to the primary terminals
you should hear a click , this tells you the contact pate is moving under the magnetic effect of the
energized primary coil .
you need a 12 volt power source , battery .
I use a power probe they are cheap and make power testing safer ( buy powerprobe here )
to energize the coil .
you should here it click , at the same time you should connect you multimeter set to continuity
across the main large terminals .
the energized coil should move contact plate the connect the two large terminals together creating
a circuit and continuity , hard to expain but easy if follow below drawing .
or instead of using a mulitmeter you can use a test lamp , when you
energize coil the bulb should light to confirm complete circuit .
if the primary test fails ie , no continuity it means primary coil is damaged is faulty so solenoid needs replacing .
if secondary test fails to click it could mean contact plate mechanism is seized and
will not move to make electrical contact , sometime throwing solenoid to the floor or tapping with
hammer will free it .
if it clicks bit test light or multimeter fails to light or signal continuity then the solenoid
contact plate , comtacts are probably worn , pitted or rusted , sometime tapping or banging can
clean off the contacts but not often and a new solenoid is needed .
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