Question about Rival Patton Electric-A Company Power Heater, 1000 + 1500 Watts, 2 Settings, Handle, Gray
The bolt is there to hold the element in contact with the wire that connects the electricity to it. If the connection is not good, it will get hot there instead of in the element, and eventually the connection will get even worse and get hot enough to discolor it.
You could try to take it apart, (make sure you unplug it!!!!) clean off the burned parts, and then connect it back together tightly. If you have an ohmmeter, you can check the element easily. It should be around 14 or 15 ohms. Once you get it cleaned and back together, you should be able to check the resistance between the two hot wires on the plug and get a reading thats not too much higher than what you read on the element itself. Shouldn't be more than an ohm or so more. When you do that, you should also check the metal parts of the heater (not the element, the case or frame) to the ground wire on the plug. The resistance here must be less than one ohm.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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