Gotcha. Regardless, based on the fact that I get heat when I short the wires together and bypass the high limit, that indicates that thermostat needs to be replaced, right? At this point that is our weak link.It's the same wire. The thermostat is inline with the L1 side of the element. To measure voltage, one meter lead needs to go to + (L1) and the other lead needs to go to - (N). Since the thermostat is on the L1 side of power, both t-stat terminals are + (L1).