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Old oven range hard-wired, new range 3-pronged plug & cord

Old oven range hard-wired, new range 3-pronged plug & cord


Old 10-25-18, 12:59 PM
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Old oven range hard-wired, new range 3-pronged plug & cord

I am replacing an old drop-in, hard-wired (Frigidaire) range with a Kenmore range that has a cord and 3-pronged plug. My question is would it be better/easier/safer to remove the cord & plug from the Kenmore and hard-wire it, OR to create/install a 3-pronged outlet receptacle where there is currently only a junction box and the 4 wires banded together in a metal, coil sheath? The oven is the only appliance on that circuit which has a double breaker switch on the panel (meaning it's 240?) And both ovens are equally rated power-wise according to their nameplates.
Any and all input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Old 10-25-18, 05:23 PM
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Confused is it a stove or oven. You call it both. Of a stove safest and code compliant if you have four wires (H, H, N, G) is to install a 4-wire cord on the stove and a 4-wire receptacle..

Note stoves are not sold woth cords. Cords are sold separately. If it has a cord it must be used and the cord only indicate previous requirements not necessarily what you need..

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