Wiring an Oven

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Old 02-07-05, 11:14 AM
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Question Wiring an Oven

I am remodeling the kitchen. The wall oven has 4 wires: red, black, white, and bare. The power comes from the wall has 3 wires: red, black, and white. Per instruction from http://www.maytag.com/cust_serv/pdf_...101p537-60.pdf the bare wire should be connected to the white wire. However the old wiring had the bare wire from the oven connected to the frame of oven. I asked an electrician and he said I can ignore the bare wire, just leave it there unconnected. I am not really quite sure to hookup the oven with what the electrician said. Please comment. Thx.
 
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Follow the manufacturers instructions.
 
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Old 02-07-05, 03:22 PM
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what would happen if I leave the bare wire alone as the old wiring did and as the electrician said?
 
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The metal frame of the oven won't be grounded. A short circuit to the frame could get the next person who opens the door electrocuted.
 
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Old 02-08-05, 08:36 AM
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Similar wiring question

My situation is similar to the original, except the 3 aluminum wires from my breaker box are black, red and bare. My new-to-me oven has 4 wires: black, red, white and green.

So I'd connect both the green and white oven wires to the bare wire from the breaker, correct?

thanks
 
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Old 02-08-05, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by JDGJr
My situation is similar to the original, except the 3 aluminum wires from my breaker box are black, red and bare. My new-to-me oven has 4 wires: black, red, white and green.

So I'd connect both the green and white oven wires to the bare wire from the breaker, correct?

thanks
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Old 02-08-05, 09:40 AM
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