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Parts I am trying to identify what the wires are that are connected to the silver thing in the back of the whirlppol dryer.

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Are you trying to hook them back up? think of those silver things as like a light switch they tell your heat element to come on and shut off

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One cable probably comes from breaker box, and one cable probably goes to Load (which means your fan-light)

Separate wires for testing. Turn power ON.
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Unfortunately, you don't say what wires are inside box or what lights you are connecting, or what type of switch you are replacing.

So here is generic explanation, You can add comment with more information for more free help.
Back of wiring device are markings that show Line and Load.
There are 4 screws. One brass and one silver screw for each Line and Load.

On back of device are two wires that stick out. These wires go to Black and white wire going to your light.

Electricians don't guess, they test.
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Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
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If there is another black wire that was connected with Hot wire, then this wire connects to Line brass screw.
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Test Hot wire to each other wire, except bare ground.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire.
This wire connects to Silver Line screw. Pilot light will come on each time switch is moved.
If Neutral wire is wrapped together with other wire(s), then this wire is a) the white neutral for light, and connects to one of wires sticking out from back of gfci. Or b) this wire is a neutral and connects to silver Load screw.

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This ordinary switch-outlet combo.
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