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  1. Unplug the appliance.
    • Unplug the appliance.

    • Unscrew and remove the terminal block cover plate, found where the cord enters the electrical device.

    • If there are any signs of damage, replace the block.

    • If the block is OK, test the power cord.

    • Set your multimeter on the RX1 scale.

  2. Clip the meter probes to the plug's outer prongs.
    • Clip the meter probes to the plug's outer prongs.

    • Clip jumper wire across the outer cord terminals.

    • Bend and pull the cord. Replace the cord if the multimeter reads above zero ohms or fluctuates.

    • Clip the jumper across the middle and one outer terminal, then clip the multimeter to the corresponding plug prongs. Look for steady zero-ohms readings. If readings fluctuate, replace the cord and/or plug.

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