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How to Replace the Fuse in a Craftsman Multimeter

You can use a Craftsman multimeter to test and troubleshoot a wide variety of electrical devices in your home. You can use a multimeter to test batteries, check outlets for voltage and even troubleshoot automotive systems. Craftsman multimeters use a built-in fuse to provide overload protection to prevent damage to the multimeter. You can replace the fuse in a Craftsman multimeter in just a couple of minutes with a Phillips screwdriver.

All you need to replace the fuse in a Craftsman multimeter is a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 1

Turn the control knob on the front of the Craftsman multimeter to the “Off” position. Unplug the test leads from the front of the multimeter.

Step 2

Remove any holder, cover or protective case from the body of the multimeter.

Step 3

Unscrew the Phillips screw holding the fuse cover to the back of the Craftsman multimeter. Open the fuse cover.

Step 4

Pull the fuse out of the clips holding it to the circuit board inside the meter. Snap both ends of the replacement fuse into the clips.

Step 5

Put the fuse cover on the back of the multimeter and tighten the Phillips screw until it is snug.