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I replace the glowbar on GE stove. However,

I replace the glowbar on GE stove. However, replacement part has two extension whereas the old part has three. I am little confused on where to put everything. I see that the yellow wire goes under the bottom of the valve on the prong closest to the oven wall. Any help? Also, the third piece on the old part was spliced and placed on the old part. So, should I do the same?

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