stove wiring


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Old 05-13-03, 09:31 PM
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stove wiring

I'm trying to change stoves in my mom's kitchen and the old stove has wires running to a metal box then wires to the wall. I was expecting to see an outlet to just plug into. How do I remove the wires to get it out and then wire up the new one? Is this something a novice like myself should attempt? Finally, Big Thanks to everyone on the board who takes time to answer questions and help people out many miles away!

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Old 05-13-03, 11:49 PM
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Yes, a novice can handle this. But, I CANOT STRESS ENOUGH, THE IMPORTANCE OF TURNING OFF THE CICUIT BREAKER WHEN WORKING ON THIS (or any) APPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell us more. Is this a free standing range?
 
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Old 05-14-03, 06:00 AM
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Turn off the breaker. Take the cover of the box and tell us how many wires there are. Ther could be 4 (black,white, red, bare) or 3 (black,red, bare). You can get a receptacle to go on in place of the blank cover.
 
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Old 05-14-03, 08:08 AM
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Thanks guys,
I'm gonna go back over there this afternoon and check it out again. It's not a free standing oven, it fits into the counter tops. It has a stove top and oven on the unit. Hope this helps, no one is living there now and i'm doing repairs on my off days so my me, my wife and 6 week old can move into the house in july. Once again thanks for the info guys.
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Old 05-14-03, 07:47 PM
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Guys,
I think I'm gonna just try to fix the old one, I went to home depot today and what I want just costs to much for me at this time. Thanks anyway for the help!
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Old 05-14-03, 08:06 PM
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Guys,
I think I'm gonna just try to fix the old one, I went to home depot today and what I want just costs to much for me at this time. Thanks anyway for the help!
khf
 
 

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