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How To Test The AMSCO Dynaclave 608A Heater

If you are experiencing heating problems with you AMSCO Dynaclave, the most likely cause is the heater.  No need to call the service company.  You can easily test it, and even fix it yourself

The AMSCO Dynaclave 608A Heating Element Test

You will need a volt/ohm meter to perform this test.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.  A cheap one will work just fine.  The easiest one to use is one with a digital readout.  (These sell for less than $20.00 at places like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc)

This test consists of measuring the amount of resistance in the heater. To do this, first, turn the AMSCO Dynaclave off and unplug it from the wall


Set your volt/ohm meter on 200 ohms (200 NOT 200k). The ohms range is located within the Omega (Ω )(look for this symbol) section of your meter. It is also the area with “k” ranges (ie: 2000k,. 200k, 20K and then 2000, 200).

Place a probe from the volt/ohm meter on each terminal where the wire connects to the AMSCO Dynaclave the heater (it really doesn’t matter which color probe goes where). 

Now look at your readout.  A good AMSCO Dynaclave Heater will have a resistance range of between 16.2 and 19.8 ohms 

If your reading is outside of this range, then it is defective and needs to be replaced.

Replacing the AMSCO Dynaclave Heater is not difficult.  And the only tools required are a screwdriver and a couple of standard sized wrenches

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