40 amp or 50 amp breaker for range?


Old 11-18-05, 11:19 PM
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40 amp or 50 amp breaker for range?

As you may know I am installing a new electric range and running new cable. When shopping for the range I was told by more than one sales person that I need a 50 amp breaker.
The specifications for the range say "Max amp load - 40 amp circuit min at 240 volts".

So is a 50 amp breaker OK to use?
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Old 11-19-05, 04:41 AM
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You can use either a 40 or 50 safely. 40 is just the minimum.
Either can be used with the required 50 amp cord and receptacle.

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