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Installing Heating Element 279838 on Kenmore Dryer 110.66662500

A couple weeks back I took the heating element off to inspect and found that it was the problem of the dryer not heating. However, I did not draw a diagram or take pic of how the wires were on (bad me). Now I have the new element and ready to put on. I have two red wires and one orange. There is the white piece with 3 places for connectors, and then there is a black piece that has one connector. I wish I could send you a picture. One red wire comes from the wiring for the power supply area, and the other red comes from under the tub. Help Please.

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