ok, so I tested it again running, at the limit with both leads on and got pretty much 0, fluctuates to a fraction of a volt and back to zero again
tested with one lead on one wire and other lead grounded, same result
followed the limit wires to the circuit board, tested there and same result
at sec-1 and sec-2 got same result as at lim-1 and lim-2
what is sec-1 and sec-2?
while there tested different locations on the other side of the board, and I got 120 vac at 3 different locations...
what else should I test? or is the board bad since something there isn't distributing power correctly it seems?
Thanks for helping!