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Oven Circuit and Dryer Circuit Requirements

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How Electrical Circuits are Installed for Dryers, Kitchen Ovens and Ranges to prevent Circuit Overload and Home Electrical Fire Hazards

Separate Circuit for Dryer and Oven

Question: I have a 220 outlet for my dryer. Can I modify it so it will be a double outlet and run my electric oven also? I will hire someone to do this, but I want to make sure I know what I’m asking for. Thanks.

This electrical question came from: Beki, a Homeowner from Sonora, CA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Beki.

Electrical Circuits are Installed for Dryers and Kitchen Ranges


220 Volt Wiring Diagram

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Wiring a Range

Wiring a dryer
Wiring a Dryer
See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.

oven wiring
Wiring Options for a Kitchen Oven
Fully Described Kitchen Electric Oven Installation with a typical 220 Volt electric circuit. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric oven. Lets look at how the electric oven is wired and the possible solutions if your circuit does not seem to the same.

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