Originally Posted by bresdogsr
I am not getting power across the heating element following Windriders post. My high limit switch is ok.
My next step is to check the power to the switch.
So reading above, I should put one lead from the multimeter on the white side of the heating element and the other lead on the wire leading into the switch?
Also how do i check if there is power to the high limit switch?
Follow that schematic Herk sent you. Start at circuit in panel. Attach meter one clip to white bus (remove sheet metal cover). With breaker closed, check output of WTR heater supply circuit breaker with other probe. If power avail go outside to htr connections. Now attach meter to return of element and leave attached. Start checking with other probe to inlet of switch, outlet of switch, into overload, follow to other points Always leave one probe on neutral to maintain point to point test.
In the event you have power at C. Breaker but not at switch (2nd test point), there may be junction box with bad splice.
Hope all this makes sense and helps. Careful with this voltage, damage is quick and sure if you goof.
Remember you should have 110 at eve very test point with one probe always on neutral. If you don't stop there and find what's wrong. By starting at power source work to load, you'll find it. I assume shore power I connected and other ac loads work? Good deal and good luck.........