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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.

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How to Wire a Kitchen Range Cord

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

  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. 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.