I have read on the forum that people have issues with the connectors becoming corroded causing people to rewire it. I am having the exact same issue. Mine is the 2nd gen with the access panel which is nice but basically I am unable to rewire the whole thing I have to splice it. My question ia what size wire do I need to buy to properly do this job? Also is there a specific connector size that connects the element or are they universal? Thanks for any help.