What Brand of Analogue Meter That You Are Using?
I used to get emails telling me that they confused about the reverse and forward bias when checking a diode/LED with an analogue multimeter. I told them that the result was actually depends on what brand of analogue meter they were using. For me, i use the Sunwa analogue meter that has the x 10 Ohm range and the output polarity of the probes is actually reversed. That means, from the front panel the red probe is actually negative and the black probe is positive. You can confirm this by testing the probes with another digital voltmeter. Most digital meter has the same output polarity with the probes.
I’m not sure what brand of analogue meter you are using, if you use the one that has the same output polarity with the probes, i would like to hear from you-thanks.