Changed lower element, burnt up upper temp controller??

Users who are viewing this thread


New Member
Reaction score
65635, Missouri
TYIA. So about 3 weeks ago I changed our lower heating element. It has been working amazing, actually it was too hot, so I had to turn it down 3-4 days ago.

This morning at 4am I had my wife waking me up asking if it smells like fire, it did. This is what I found... Upper temp controller. I flipped off the breaker and unscrewed the burnt up wire. It was tight, not a loose connection.

Other bad part is we're selling and closing on this house in about a month... what should we do? Advisable just to replace the upper controller and element? Why didn't the breaker trip?? Need some advice from smarter people than me. :)
Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. We get it, but (1) can't live without ads, and (2) ad blockers can cause issues with videos and comments. If you'd like to support the site, please allow ads.

If any particular ad is your REASON for blocking ads, please let us know. We might be able to do something about it. Thanks.
I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks