Was the panel sideways so you could use it as a hot plate too. Nah, that thing looks like it was cooking for a while. Funny what a little loss of spring tension, some dirt in the connection and heat will do over time.
Anyone got any stats on how often this happens? I'll take a stab at <1%. Not bad for what could be millions out there with no problems on totally hidden slapper connections.
Fact that it didn't trip at all or after the first few times probhabley doesn't say much.
[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 07-11-2005).]