Good news the fault was found Herk.
Alternately use Marr connectors instead of Marrette Connectors. Having a multi-trade father millwright/mechanic/electrician working in a Tire Plant they always used Marr connectors with a mechanical connection. In my life working on TV transmitters and blower motors we also used the mechanical advantage of a screw connection, Especially when stranded/solid conductors. The General/Bendix trailer plant in Hensell Ontario always used Marr connectors on all Trailer wiring harnesses and AC connections.
In all the work I have done I have never taped a Marr or Marrette. I have tinned stranded wire often with solid and used a Marr connectore at home on light fixtures.