hmmmm... really eh. You think that those ohm values are off enough to cause the problem im having. I found a link on this forum that suggest nominal readings can be between 8-12 Kohm, the following link is where i found this.http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=979
My hall effect sensor is however the original from the unit which is 7-9 years old and is a 6501KW2002B instead of the newer 6501KW2002A
... i dont know if that matters though or on those older sensors, the value needs to be 10 kohm exactly
Also, if the sensor was bad, i shouldnt see the pulsating 10.5 vdc no?? sorry, i dont want to come off rude or anything, i am taking your advice seriously... im just trying to eliminate all possibilities here before i start buying all kinds of parts!!