Building first electric system and almost finished. Ran a test and all works well except the heating element does not get hot (I'm told that's important...). I've tested tested the leads on the element and I am getting 115V on each one. Do I have a faulty element? I purchased a Camco 02963 5500W 240V from Amazon. I've hesitated touching the multi-meter to both hot leads at the same time, will this read 230V or will I just fry my meter? So far I've touched one hot lead with the ground to get the 115V. I've also verified the 3-prong outlet on my control panel for the element is reading correctly.
Thanks in advance for your help.