Step 1. Remove the outer jacket door.
Step 2. Disconnect the wire leads from the resettable thermal switch.
Step 3.Using a multimeter capable of measuring continuity (ohms), place one probe of meter on one of the brass connection tabs of the resettable thermal switch, and the remaining probe on the other connection tab.
Step 4. If continuity is indicated, the switch is closed, allowing millivolt current to pass.
Step 5. If continuity is not indicated, the switch is open, possibly due to an overheating condition. The switch is designed to open at predetermined temperatures depending on model. An open switch can be reset by depressing the red colored button located at the center of the switch. The overheating condition must be determined prior to putting the heater back in service.