Originally Posted by tyfernandez
Just wanted to follow up with what it looked like underneath the coupler. I think PJ nailed it. The minute i unscrewed the coupler a horrible burning stench was released. I'm amazed I couldn't smell it prior to that.
Looks like one of the ring terminals fried.
It also melted some of the element. I'm debating if i should scrap the whole element or not. Any suggestions?
I'm not even sure I could get the coupler off the element to rewire it as the JB weld is working quite correctly.
That element needs to be replaces for sure. The burnt terminal is beyond repair or use.
I also strongly advise you to cut several inches off of the power cord to remove the part that is probably heat damaged as well.
Bottom line, I'm amazed with the amount of damage that happened. This is one of the reasons that I always crimp and then solder all of my high current connections. I do that even if I use a Pro crimp tool.
Wishing you great success.