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Heating element went out. we have replaced it but want to make sure we wired it correctly before turning stove on.

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YOU CAN TRY TO CHECK THE CONNECTION TO THE ELEMENT ITSELF I HAVE FOUND THAT SOMETIMES THE W IRES CAN GET FRAYED AND BREAK LEAVING ONLY A FEW STRANDS ENOUGH TO LET ELEMENT PROOF ITSELF BUT THE RESISTANCE GETS TO HIGH TO ACTUALLY WORK PROPERLY

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