I tested across the two leads with the heating element gone. I get between 37 and 38 volts with the controller on and off.
I am pretty sure the white wire is the one that is on the relay in my unit ...
When measuring my outlet I got the following:
120 volts from small side to ground
0 volts from big side to ground
I do hear the relay click but its not loud.
I actually get the relay sizing etc ... but getting the thing removed and reconnected without destroying everything else is my concern. Honestly the reconnecting is the harder part for me. Seems like I'd have to pull the whole board out and figure out which leads go to the new one.
I think I'd pay the $65 to get a new body before doing that.
That said .. I've put everything I need in my Amazon shopping cart to build a controller with a SSR and a nice housing and connectors. I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion....
I can spend about $110 for a whole controller, SSR, Box, Upgraded wiring, etc ...
I can pay the $65 plus $20 shipping ($85) and get the whole new body. Then replace all my stuff from the old unit to the new unit.
I hear that the controllers and parts on these things aren't all that reliable... Any opinions???