Originally Posted by Davis
I have checked the element and it is ok as far as continuity. I unplugged the refrigerator from the outlet in the trailer and plugged it to an extension cord directly to my house outlet and it still tripped the breaker. So I removed the element from the burner assembly and then switched it on and it worked fine got cherry red on the lower portion of the element. So I put it back into the burner assy and switched it on and it still trips the breaker . Is it possible for the element to short to the burner assy ? Or what ? Thanks Davis
The bracket that holds the element in place may be causing the grounding (shorting). Check with your ohm meter. From each heater terminal (one at a time) to the bracket, you should not get any reading.
Another possibility, make sure any of the wires involved are not touching any metal when you have it all in place.
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