Wall oven wiring cable

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Old 09-13-14, 08:18 PM
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Wall oven wiring cable

Hello - I purchased a used wall oven which does not have the armoured conduit cable coming out of the back. Is there any issue with me direct wiring from the wall junction box to the back of the oven using regular 8/3 range cable instead of the armoured flex cable? Thanks
 
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Old 09-13-14, 08:24 PM
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using regular 8/3 range cable
Do you mean NM-b? You might just want to make up a whip with 3 or 4 wires depending on if the oven is 240 or 120/240. NM-b would probably be okay if not exposed when the oven is in place.
 
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Old 09-13-14, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Are there just individual wires coming out of the oven or does it have an actual wiring junction box ?
 
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Old 09-13-14, 08:56 PM
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Thanks for the responses. The oven whip is missing so there are no wires sticking out of the oven.

The wire I was considering using was 8/3 nmd90.
 
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Old 09-13-14, 09:14 PM
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I should have asked you before. Can you post the make and model number of your oven.

The whips that come with the ovens contain high heat wiring. I need to check and see if type NM will resist the high heat.
 
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Whirlpool rbs275pds17 - thanks.

Btw - I'm located in canada - but I believe NM-B is the same as NMD90
 
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Thanks for the model number.
This is the link for your installation manual.....
RBS275PDS17+WHIRLPOOL+Installation+Manual++-+EN.pdf

My concern is that the wire must be temperature rated to meet the manufacturer's requirements where the wire is within the oven. This you can only do if you either know their temperature requirements, or use the same rating wire that is inside the oven. We don't know what wire the manufacturer has used in their supplied whip therefore I cannot recommend connecting the NMD90 cable directly inside the unit.

You can replace that whip. It is Whirlpool part #4450952.
Whirlpool 4450952 Conduit Assembly - Appliance Parts Pros


On edit........
Actually I just located the interior wire specs for that Whirlpool oven and it is 150C and 200C.
 

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Old 09-14-14, 06:41 AM
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Thanks! Greatly appreciate your help. I'm going to order a replacement whip instead, sounds like a much better option!
 
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I agree with replacing the whip.
 
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