How else can I technically check after taking it off to replace with a new one?
Answer Hello Mario. The thermostat 2217288 can be tested for ohms with a meter. It should read around 10K at room temperature. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Why is it important to monitor the temperture inside the bin?
Answer Hello Randy. The bin thermostat 2217288 is used to monitor the level of as in the unit as well as the temperature. This information is sent to the board and it determines the cycle needed for the unit. Hope this helps.
What is the function of the bin thermostat?
Answer Hello Elizabeth! The bin thermostat 2217288 indicates and verifies the temperature inside the bin. Thanks.