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How do i reconnect the heating element wires? when I removed the element, I forgot to log down the wire placement.

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Depending on what your model number is there are a couple of styles here is one in this video that shows how the wires are connected http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yZ6b5erDsw
here is another video of another type of whirlpool as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVEl4VTNw0 and lastly here is an upclose on how to install the heater wires in this video as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZY9CQ_CqvY if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations in the future Thanks I await your reply
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if there are only 2 wires to the element box terminal it doesn't matter which wire goes on which terminal,because its a.c. current

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=GU980SCG&pop=flush

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