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So one of the terminal wires on my families range melted off (one of the black wires) which was probably caused by a loose connection and they ordered a terminal kit but apparently it's meant for dryers. https://www.whirlpoolparts.com/PartDetail/Terminal-Kit/279318/469513 It seems to be the same type of wire but it has screws where the rings/lugs are suppose to go. This is probably a stupid question but if I unscrew those and just leave the hole and inserted into the block, would that work? Would it be able to handle the load and create a tight connection? If not, could I remove those and put a lug on the ends instead? The electric range model is a whirlpool WFE505W0HZ1

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Wait. You are paying $32 for four #12 pigtails?

No, return them, they are too small anyway. They should be #6 (if the breaker is 50A) or #8 if the breaker is 40A, unless it is a factory authorized replacement part for your exact model.

I would just go to an electrical supply house with the burnt pigtail and see if they have those lugs, or better, a premade pigtail in that color. It won't be $32.

  • Yea, I figured they were a bit much for simple cables. Also my brother didn't realize they were meant for a dryer not a stove. So I was just hoping I could make them work. What's small about them? they aren't compatible? You're right tho it does make more sense to do it that way and return the wires. As a novice with wires, I had no clue what to even search for with cables except the color. So depending on my breaker I should be looking for a #6/8 cable for my white and black wire? Appreciate the help. – Jonathan Cabrera Apr 12 at 5:08
  • Well, cables are multiple wires inside a sheath. Those look like individual wires. I would take the old one into an electrical supply house and see if they have the parts to make you one. Too small means they catch on fire. – Harper Apr 12 at 16:06

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