How to Troubleshoot Incorrect Voltage for a Stove
My Condo circuit breaker box receives only 203 volts . Either black cable to white cable reads 117volt.
Incorrect Voltage for a Stove
Electrical Question: My Condo circuit breaker box receives only 203 volts . Either black cable to white cable reads 117volt.
My Condo circuit breaker box receives only 203 volts . Either black cable to white cable reads 117volt. But the black cable to black cable reads only 204 volts. Why don’t it read 234 volts? The breaker for the stove and the breaker for the dryer reads 203 volts. My stove element does not glow red hot, it takes 15 min. to boil 2 cups of water. Thanks.
This electrical wiring question came from Rich, a Handyman in Coquitlam, Canada.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Rich.
How to Incorrect Voltage Stove Kitchen
Application: Incorrect Voltage for a Stove.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Stove, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Stove should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Coquitlam, Canada. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Basic Incorrect Voltage for a Kitchen Stove
This electrical wiring project is about Incorrect Voltage at a Stove in the Kitchen of a Condo.
Stove Incorrect Voltage
- Incorrect voltage to the stove can be cause by many things.
- To start with the electrical power source should be tested and verified.
- The electrical utility company should be notified of this problem so they can check the service coming into your condo.
- If the main utility power has been verified, then the circuit power for the stove must be tested, starting at the circuit breaker, and then at the points of connection to the stove.
- If electrical wiring or components are found to be faulty, then repairs should be performed, and components replaced with the same specifications should be used.
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