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SMEG SUK61MFX I am attempting to replace the fan element. When I took the old one out I noted that the 2 white leads crimped together and in a plastic sleeve were on the rhs and the 2 yellow and green leads, not sheathed were on the lhs. What I did not appreciate was that there was a third (middle) pole attached to the bracket and therefore earthed. When the replacement part arrived it did not have the middle pole just the 2 at either end of the element. So I attached the 2 leads to the 2 poles at either end. This blew the fuse! They are sending me a new element should the element be connected by the white leads to the element and the yellow green leads to earth via the attachment plate scews?

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Silly boy!
the element is probably ok as what you did will not damage it.
the green/yellow wire should go to the base plate and if there is no connector for it, just use one of the fixing bolts. the other two wires go to each end of the element

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