220v receptacle wiring

Old 05-09-07, 10:19 AM
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220v receptacle wiring

Hi... I can use your help. Earlier in the winter I had disconnected the 4 wires from the 220v oven receptacle. I'm not an electrician so I made a drawing indicating which wire goes to each of the 4 plugs. The kitchen has been renovated and now I need to reconnect the wires.

My problem now is that I cannot remember if I made the wiring diagram based on looking at the front or the back of the 220v receptable. There is no indication on the receptable which wire goes to which. I know that the ground (copper) wire is at the top and the white at the bottom. It is the black and the red that I am confused about.

I've tried to locate a diagram online, without luck. Your help is appreciated.

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As long as you know where the white and ground go, the red and black can go on either of the two remaining terminals.
Old 05-09-07, 11:05 AM
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brino is absolutely correct. the white (neutral) and the bare or green (equipment grounding conductor aka ground) are specific to their placement. Since you have that straight, it makes no difference where the other 2 go.
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Agreed. Start cooking.

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