Wiring receptacle for stove

Old 08-17-03, 09:18 AM
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Wiring receptacle for stove

Hey everybody,

Quick question about an electric stove/oven receptacle. I just moved into a new house and the receptacle in the kitchen for the range is a 4-prong. Applying Murphy's law, my electric range has a 3-prong plug. I bought a new 3-prong receptacle, but I'm not 100% sure how to wire the four wires from the wire to the 3 terminals in the receptacle. I'd rather ask and get it right then guess and get it wrong. Any help would be appreciated.


Old 08-17-03, 11:19 AM
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You went the wrong way. Code requires you to leave that four-hole receptacle there and replace the cord and plug on your stove (commonly available at all appliance and home improvement stores). If you still have the installation instructions for your stove, it will tell you how to do this. Otherwise, call the manufacturer or visit their web site. The process always involves removing some kind of bonding wire or strap that connects the neutral and grounding on your stove.

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