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How do I install the element?

Last week my dryer quit. I called and scheduled a service man and one week later he came. He replace a fuse and I am waiting for 2 weeks for a for a new element to come. And probably another week for the service man to come back. That's 4 weeks without a dryer. I had my old element coil welded back together and would like to try it. Can you show me the proper way to install the element into the dryer?
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You dont want to reuse the old element because it could cause more damage to the dryer if and when it shorts out

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