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Electrical Question from Bruce about Installing a Wall Oven

I am installing a new wall oven with 4-wire cord that I will connect to the house 4-wire cord. Identifying the Wires for a 4-Wire Wall Oven.


Wiring a New Wall Oven

Electrical Question: I am installing a new wall oven with 4-wire cord that I will connect to the house 4-wire cord.

This electrical wiring question came from Bruce, a Homeowner, in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bruce.

Identifying the Wires for a 4-Wire Wall Oven

Application: Installing a 240 Volt Wall Oven.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Appliance Technician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, AC Voltage Tester, a support for the oven before inserting it into the cabinet.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and connect 240 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the oven circuit at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before making the oven wiring connections.
Notice: When installing an additional 240 volt oven circuit the work should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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