09:23AM | 02/08/04
Member Since: 02/07/04
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when replacing an older electric range with a new one - same size, location, etc., can you simply plug in the new one or does a professional need to install it?

plumber Tom

03:09PM | 02/08/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
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DanO posted a vey interesting reply that had different slots for the receptacles. Your new plug may not match up. it's advisable to have a receptacle to plug into to facilitate moving it out and cleaning behind it. DanO post those schematics again please for different types of receptacles.


01:31PM | 02/09/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** can you simply plug in the new one **

If the wall outlet matches the new range's cord plug... sure. Unfortunately (for some) most newer ranges come with a 4 prong plug and many older ones used only a 3 prong. In that case a new 4 lead (3 + ground) branch circuit may need to be installed from the house fuse/breaker panel and an appropriate wall outlet installed.

BTW. It is now the law in most areas that ranges must have 'anti-tip' brackets installed for them. They come with the new range and are not that difficult to mount but will need to be done when replacing an older range.

** DanO post those schematics again **

Sorry but I don't recall where that image was uploaded to. Maybe you could look for the other message which had it and link to that message?

Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site


[This message has been edited by DanO (edited February 09, 2004).]

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