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BruceRidenour

01:23PM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Good Evening.

I was recently given a really nice stove by one of my customers. Yesterday a friend helped me move this stove into my townhouse. When I went to plug in this stove I found that the new stove has a four prong plug whereas my old stove has a three prong plug.

I've done a lot of wiring, but mostly 120v. What expirence I've had with 240v has been to add a line for some dryers and water heaters. I'd like a little advice on what I have to do to convert the line I have for the old stove to the line I need for the new one.

Thanks for your help!!

Bruce Ridenour

Billhart

02:38PM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
This is a common situation.

Until the 1996 the code allowed for 3 wire wire branch circuit. After that the code requires 4. But many local codes required the 4 wire circuits earlier.

Thus stoves and dryers come with a cord set and the appropriate connects are made when it is installed.

Remove the 4 wire cordset and replace it with a 3 wire cordset.

On the stove you will have a 4 terminals.

L1, L2, N, and G (or a ground symbol).

You will need to connect a jumper from N to G.

Then connect the 3 wire cordset. The two hots go to L1 and L2. The neutral connects to N.

Sometimes this informtion is on the back of the stove.

Or you might want to download the installation instructions fromthe manufactures website.


BruceRidenour

04:00AM | 11/04/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts
That sounds so much simpler than I expected. Thank you so much for your time!

Bruce Ridenour
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