Wiring a Used Electric Range Cord
How to Wire a Kitchen Range Power Cord: How do I wire a three wire range cord when I there is a four wire receptacle on the wall?
How to Wire a Three Wire Range Cord
Electrical Question: How do I wire a three wire range cord when I there is a four wire receptacle on the wall?
- I just bought a used Whirlpool 465 electric range and it has a three wire pigtail cord installed and I have a four wire receptacle on the wall. I have the 4 wire pigtail cord.
- I know that the red wire attaches to the to other red wire and the black wire attaches to the other black wire, but should the white wire be on the neutral and ground to screw on frame, right?
This electrical wiring question came from: Ray, a Homeowner from Burlington, North Carolina.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ray.
Wiring Diagram for a Kitchen Range Cord
Application: Wiring a 220 Volt Range Cord.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch 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 working with the range cord wiring.
How to Wire a Kitchen Range Power Cord
- Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system.
You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range. Lets look at how the electric range is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
The following will help you wire your electric range:
Home Electrical Wire
Electrical Wire for the Home
A complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects with electrical code information serves as selection guidelines which will help you install a range circuit.
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
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