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# Getting Power everywhere is not cord. I have

Getting Power everywhere is not cord. I have used my fluke meter to ohm element, power switch works, breaker ohms out switch is making up. I plugged up unit with elements in water placed my negative probe in the plug and I am getting 120 through the element but pulling no amps 120 is coming through breaker, switch and thermostat. Wires to led lights are hot but no heat and no lights. When I turn the tstat down it goes down from 120 volts to 55 volts. 120 everywhere and an element that ohms and has 120 going through it but still no heat. This has me stumped. Help please.

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Try reading the resistance on the coil itself. If your coil is damaged and has a high resistance the voltage will still read 120 volts, becuase there is no current. The voltage drop across the coil is equal to the resistance of the coil times the current. V = I * R. "I" being current. If the resistance of the coil is high because it is broken then the voltage will still read 120V. Another way is to read the current through the coil.

If it is a 1500W fryer then the current through the coil is about 12 amps. 1500/120= 12.5. To calculate the resistance of the coil you would you take the voltage divided by the current. 120/12.5 = 9.6 ohms.

Therefore the resistance of the coil should be very low. It will actually be lower when it is not hot. So your ohmeter should read somewhere between 5 and 15 ohms.

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