240/120 volt connection for cooktop

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Old 11-04-06, 12:23 PM
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240/120 volt connection for cooktop

We are remodeling our kitchen and pulled the cooktop. We are now reinstalling it. It is a Kitchenaid KECC508 model. The problem is that the wiring from the wall has 3 wires. The colors are black, white, and bare (ground). The cooktop has three wires. They are Red, Green, and Dark Gray. We checked online and read the installation instructions at kitchenaid.com. It states that we connect the red to the red...but we don't have a red coming from the house wiring. This is the same cooktop that we pulled. We failed to write down the connections when we removed it.

Any help on how to connect the wires to each other is appreciated.
 
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Old 11-04-06, 01:18 PM
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Connect the green to the bare. The other two don't matter which way they are connected. There is no neutral on 240 volt devices like this. Both the remaining wires are hot.
 
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Check the specs (amp ratings etc) on the new top. Make sure the existing wire and 2_ POLE breaker are suitable for the new one.
 
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