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Old 03-20-2016, 06:50 PM   #11
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Could be Rich. I'm replacing the wire as well


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Old 03-21-2016, 06:39 PM   #12
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Rich has a very good point, if the connection is anyway losse it will cause the connector to fail due to arcing on the spade connector causing excessive heat.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:19 PM   #13
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Wiring connection failed

After verifying the electric element, 120 vac T-Stat/Hi-Limit switch assembly were good, it appears that only the crimped on connector was the problem, causing the switch to fail!

NOW has anyone ever tried to purchase THHW?? ((Thermoplastic Insulation (usually PVC), High Heat Resistant (105C rating), suitable for Wet locations)).

I can seem to locate it anywhere.
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They should be available at a HVAC supplier or local electrical supplier.
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What Rich said.
When that element got hot and started to draw huge amps, the weak link in the chain melted. I would hang on to that element too... likely won't last long.
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After verifying the electric element, 120 vac T-Stat/Hi-Limit switch assembly were good, it appears that only the crimped on connector was the problem, causing the switch to fail!

NOW has anyone ever tried to purchase THHW?? ((Thermoplastic Insulation (usually PVC), High Heat Resistant (105C rating), suitable for Wet locations)).

I can seem to locate it anywhere.
If you can't find it locally as suggested, McMaster-Carr should have it *HERE*
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No THHW listed
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