The kit is for him or her to buy a Gladiator I only know of Frigidaire having any kind of kit like that.
The only reason that Frigidaire has a kit, for both a hot and cold garage, is because they sell such cheap x-top units that everyone thinks they can use it for a garage refrigerator. They still don't guarantee the unit if it's installed in a garage and the kits are only sold as accessories.
What do you mean it looks like it's getting full voltage, unless there's some magic method to sing voltage, then the only way is to put a meter on it and check. Either it's not getting full voltage or the element is becoming weak.
You explained it very well, but I think it may be a little confusing..
It's not receiving half the voltage or it would be a 60 VAC element correct. But in reality it's receiving voltage only half of the time. Every second there would be current flow 30 times instead of 60 times.
I use to unstack them for a long time, started working for my Dad when I was a kid and did up until I hit about 35, I realize now that I shouldn't have done it for nearly as long as I did, if even at all. I use the All-Dolly for ovens and dryers, I took the side panel off of a scrap duet dryer, mounted angle iron onto into with 4 extra long bolts, and the bolts are located so that they insert into the top of the dolly to keep it from shifting, makes a nice platform to slide a dryer onto while I work on the washer. (standard height dolly) As for working on the dryer, I leave in place and simply use a small step ladder to work on it, I don't see the need to drop it to the ground.
As for Jay's tool I love it and will probably get it, whether I actually have a need for it I don't know. But. I'm a tool junky, and definitely love American made quality tools like this is. I'll be honest, my company has 8 techs have only installed about 20 of those bearing kits. It would be nice if you could design your own puller for the them as well and sell in a complete kit. I've also used the Fisher & Paykel bearing kit for job and it work just as well a lot of people aren't aware of that part.
Out of the 20 or so that we've done the only one that was stuck was the first one done, and it was me who had it and it was in a multi-million dollar house. I wish I had that tool back then, but it was't around yet.
We don't see them much any more. What we see now is the VMW models where you replace the entire basket drive when it gets noisy. Almost all of them are a pain in the a$$ to separate. I'll probably get the tool just to add to my arsenal..
Here's the wiring diagram, although I don't think you need to stick a different thermal sensor on that model, I believe it's built into the control. I've seen that on a few Best (Broan) hoods before, sometimes they would just turn on in the middle of the night.