- Joined Jun 1, 2008
I ran a post in Pork about my MES going out ruining my smoke for Father's Day. Anyway, this morning I pulled the back plate and found the wires to the element burnt up. Back in 2017 the spade connectors burnt up at the element. I replaced the element and bought high temp connectors and soldered in some new 14 gauge wires to the existing wiring. All good till now. I believe I should have used high temp (MGT) wiring. I have plenty of the high temp connectors but they are for 16-14 gauge wires. Is 14 sufficient? I'm thinking it is but wanted to check before ordering off Amazon. Checked the element with the Ohm meter and it looks like it's still good.