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The wires on my heating element might be switched any clue on the wiring diagram Changed heating element, it was broke . After about two months a wire going from a sensor to heating element burnt and it quit heating. Did I put the wires on wrong ?

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    can you please give me the colouring wiring code for the heating element

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The 2 wires that go to the element are largest. Does not matter which one goes where. The other 2 wires are smaller and imposible to get on the wrong terminal.

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