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Getting ready to replace thermal cut off and both wires are red. I don't know which one goes where. Maggie

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It doesn't matter, they can go either way.

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Thermal cutouts don't mind which way round you connect them, so provided you're confident that both of the wires you've got were originally connected to the old cutout, feel free to stick them onto the new one whichever way round looks neatest.

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