I have no idea what I'm doing. When I first got it my husband had to bend hardware cloth for shelves. Those worked fine. He did some cleaning and adjustment and we let it run a few days and I started filling it up. It was running perfect until the day he died and the bator stopped working. I lost over 160 eggs, but had priorities obviously, so the bator sat. Added a new wafer, but still wasn't heating, so I bought the heating element and it's been sitting on my desk for months. So it's late, I can't sleep and I have more eggs coming Tuesday and there's not room in any of the bators. I've stacked to where I can't stack anymore. It's a must fix, so I figured, SIMPLE! What the heck are all these wires?????????????????? OK I guess my real question is. I have the ends that have the wires attached. One is blue, one is black. But the old heating element has two red wires. I have no idea which wire sgould go where. Thought it would be easy, but I have no idea now if I need to send a certain color to each group of wires. That thing is sooo dusty for sitting since July. I can't even wipe the dust out with a cloth. I'm electrically ignorant I guess. I can build a bator from a cooler, but I can't figure out what I'm doing. OH and the little piece that goes in the turner, so that the shelves don't fall to the side??? Yeah that fell out and I don't know where it goes. Is there someone with more than my half a brain out there that can help?