I got a new heating element my son decided going to pull the spring and streched it out of the top holders but didn't break anything so can I just call them back up and use it or they need to be apart so far not touching please let me know thanks

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    Punctuation would be great. Did you mean "coil them back up"? – isherwood Jun 26 '18 at 14:04
  • So would proper english – The Evil Greebo Jun 26 '18 at 18:47

The wire is nichrome if it has not been heated, or kinked when stretched it can be reformed and attached to the hightemp insulators (hopefully the insulators did not get broken) keep the coil spacing and space from the case so one area does not get two hot or short out. I have made heaters for industrial equipment with new wire but once heated the coils get brittle and they tend to break much more easily but with a new unit and carefully repairing the coils you should be ok.

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