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Need to know wiring for element

I need to know what colour wire goes to which pin on a westinghouse element with six prongs. (Power element). colours are two blacks two blues red and white.

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I removed the wires from the fan and element and cant remember which colour wire goes where is thir a pictures for baumatie oven that i can use as a guide

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