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Wire Connections for a 3-Wire Range Cord with Video

How are the wires connected to an electric range? Wire Connections, 220 and 240 Volt Range Cord.

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Electrical Question: How are the wires connected to an electric range?

This electrical wiring question came from: Candace, a Homeowner from Louisville, Kentucky.

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

How to Wire a Kitchen Range Cord

wiring a range cord

Application: 220 Volt or 240 Volt Range Cord Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate – Best wired by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians  Pouch of Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the available access to the range cord electrical connection box.
Precaution: Identify the range circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before wiring the range cord.

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
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The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.

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3 Responses to “Wire Connections for a 3-Wire Range Cord with Video”
  1. JR says:

    I just purchased a electric stove top from a ReStore – its probably only 3 years old. My house stove circuit is wired with 3-wire plus ground (W-R-B) but the newer stove top has just 2 plus ground (Red and Black). What’s up with that and why no neutral (W) with the newer stove top? I’m not using a plug I’m hard wiring.

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi JR,
    From what you stated, the new stove does not require a neutral, so the neutral wire of the circuit is just capped off with a wire nut and the connections for the remaining wires are color to color. Make sure the circuit is OFF.
    Happy Cooking!

  3. Jon says:

    If I have a 4 wire household connection and a 3 wire cooktop (no neutral), should I wire up the household ground and neutral together with the appliance ground (household ground is also connected to box) or leave the neutral disconnected and capped? Residence in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!