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Meter displays OL in voltage continuity mode with or without probes?

Meter displays OL in voltage continuity mode with or without probes?
Quite an expensive Voltmeter device , did this from day one

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If you’re ohming something and it reads “OL” then your loop is open, in other words the path is not continuous (broken/separated)
I have the same problem. I bought just a basic multimeter and every since day one after one test, it has read OL (open loop) No matter what I turn it to. Is there anyway to clear this and be able to use this multimeter again? Or is it just trash?
That is a safety feature to protect the multimeter from being damaged.
OL is open line. No resistance to measure because the circuit is not complete. If you test across a blown fuse for example in ohms setting. You will get OL is the fuse is blown. And, you would get a resistance reading if it is not. Nothing wrong with the meter. And, definitely not overloaded. You want OL as a reading in many circumstances when testing electrical circuits and components.

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