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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 1:36pm
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When I opened up my Silvia today to install my new PID kit I discovered one of the wire ends on the boiler melted. I have a photo attached to show it. It's been working fine for the last 10 months. Do I need to be concerned? What should I do... thanks for your help!

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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 3:38pm
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That is one of the heating element connections. That melted cover on the connector is caused by high resistance between the connector and the heating element. The coector covers are available I think, but the solution is to remove the connector, clean both the spade terminal and teh heating element connection, and useing a small pair of pliers be sure that the connector is very tight on the heating element.

 
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 5:05am
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clean the connection, tighten it also then repair the insulation and move on with the PID installation.
In a nut shell, what he said.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 5:25pm
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Thanks! I did that and then installed the PID. It's seems to be working fine. Hope it continues that way.
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