Funky stove plug

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Old 10-05-05, 12:24 AM
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Funky stove plug

Hello!

I have an older style (early 80's) range and am going to replace it with a newer one I got from my inlaws. The only problem is the old range has a funky plug, not the regular plug in type that the new one has. The old one has a metal tube with wires inside of it, and it attaches to the wall (I haven't pulled them off from the wall side, but there were four wires when I pulled them off the range itself).

Is there any way that I can convert one to the other, or do I need to call an electrician?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Tracie
 
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Old 10-05-05, 05:04 AM
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There is NO such thing as a "regular" plug. Earlier ranges used 3-prong plugs, newer ones use a 4-prong plug.
Does this new unit even have a plug, or is it hard wired? I get the impression that it is hard wired. If this is the case, from the sound of your post I would contact an electrician to either hook up the new unit or convert the wiring to make it a plug in type. He will know exactly what to do.
 
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