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That is correct. See NEMA 14-50R Source G - Ground W - Neutral X - Hot Y - Hot If you look at the terminal screws on one of these receptacles, you may notice they are different colors. The green tinted screw is ground. The silver screw is neutral. The two brass screws are hot. This is a common pattern in most electrical devices, and can ...


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Um...in a word...ABSOLUTELY NOT!! You should without a doubt get the proper replacement insulation and put it back same as it came from the factory.


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Gotta tell you, I tried the same thing long ago. Learn from my stupidity. LOL Seems that regular bulbs really don't like the high heat or getting splattered with cooking juices, shatter at the first contact with liquid. Think you better spend the couple of extra $$$ and not have to clean up a shattered glass mess in your oven.


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What you are looking for is a 40A15 Appliance Rated Lamp. If you can find 130V buy it but the lamp does not stay on that long to really matter. Believe or not its the same as what is in your refrigerator. I did a quick search and this is what the Home Depot Says - (I don't work for them, actually they are the competition, kind of). The GE Reveal ...


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Do you still have the microwave manual? In there it should give the minimum clearances for the oven. These will be required to allow for sufficient airflow around the microwave so that it doesn't overheat. If it's 3 cm or less (which is unlikely) then you'll be OK. For the more likely case of it being more than 3 cm, why don't you build a shelf at the ...


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Assuming you have the split-phase power supply that is normal for residential settings in the United States, you should use the line item for 120/240V. The 120/208V line is for 3-phase supplies, which you typically find in commercial or industrial settings (each leg of a 3-phase supply is 120V relative to the neutral, and is at a 120° phase difference ...


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The obvious (but ultimately unhelpful) answer is that the heat/smoke from your cooking is setting off the alarm. So what you have to do is reduce the heat/smoke getting to the alarm. There are a number of things you can do: If you don't have a smoke alarm in the kitchen close the door while cooking. This will stop the fumes reaching the detector. Use the ...


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In most cases when you purchase a free-standing electric range, you'll be required to purchase the appliance cord separately. The sales person should ask if you need a 3 or 4 prong cord, at the time of purchase. NEC Article 250.140 Frames of Ranges and Clothes Dryers. requires 4 prong receptacles and appliance cords to be used in new installations, but ...


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If you have a self cleaning oven you can use that cycle. It heats the oven up to a very high temperature (600-700 degrees I believe) for about 5 hours which basically burns away anything that's caked on the inside.


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Why did they turn off the gas? To do some work? If that is the case then there is probably air in the line. The pilot orifice is small compared to the burners which means it will take longer for the air to "bleed out". Alternatively, there may be a button somewhere that you have to hold down (to get the gas flowing to the pilots) in order to light the ...


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Stop and get things checked out!!! The breaker is there as a safety protection device - not as a minor inconvenience. If the breaker is tripping there is an overload or short circuit some place that needs to be addressed. Electrical safety issues are nothing to mess around with. You could get severely shocked or killed as a result of an electrical fault. ...


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It is possible that much of the dark brown staining is grease that has accumulated from the stove, oven and broiler which has darkened with heat. However, the device that is bundling the wires near the top definitely looks as if it has been degraded by heat. Also, if enough grease accumulates and it is overheated, the grease itself can become a fire hazard. ...


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(based on comments) The opening is called a Primary Air Mixture. Gas flowing through the line from the service point passes this opening, picks up air (oxygen), mixes and is ignited at the burner head. Pressure in the line keeps the gas flowing. As there should not be air (oxygen) in the gas lines, this port allows the proper amount of oxygen to mix into ...


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The thermocouple insures that the flame is on, it's used to shut the gas off if the flame goes out. Your problem sounds more like a thermostat. The thermostat measures the temperature of the oven, and is used to determine when to turn the flame on and off. Check the manufactures documentation for thermostat troubleshooting and replacement information. ...


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Typically no caulking is used when setting a range top into a counter, however in your case where you are getting water from the sink under the lip, a small amount of silicone would not be a problem. The very outside mounting flange of you cook top should not get very hot. If you can touch it when the range is in use, then a standard silicone would be fine. ...


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Create a mixture of water, vinegar and a spash of lemon juice (for smell only) in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the dirty surfaces in the oven.- Sprinkle baking soda over the mixture. Begin scrubbing these areas with a very fine steel wool until the areas are clean. Wipe out the oven with a dry towel. Wet a sponge and go over the areas again to get ...


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If the stove top is working you are getting power.The person you want to call is a large appliance repair shop.They will be able to diagnose the problem, give you an estimate and hopefully give you an honest opinion if the repair is worth it.


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First I would check the circuit breaker, flip it off and back on then re check oven. If it does not work think about what you have done since last you used it, are you sure the door is latching closed and the controlls are on the right position? If you know someone who has lived in the area for a long time ask them if they know who to call. An electrican ...


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Ionization detectors are the most prevalent style installed in residences. This is largely due to a lower cost, but they aren't necessarily the best. They have more false positives (nuisance) alarms and are frequently removed or disabled, which does absolutely no good. We had a fatal cooking fire just last year because of this very phenomenon. Couple ...


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There is more than one type of smoke detector / fire alarm, so it's really hard to say without knowing what you have. Photo : have a light source + detector, and go off if they sense particles in the air. They typically require a bit of smoke or dust to set them off, but a cracked casing can also do it (as it lets light into the detector). Ionizing : ...


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If you have the counter space, I'd put the microwave on the counter and put your toaster oven on top of the microwave. If you aren't running them at the sametime it should be ok. Also, you could take the toaster over down and put it somewhere else on the counter when you run it. Regardless of what you do, make sure you have plenty of ventilation around the ...


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I'm not aware of any practical difference between the two in terms of maintenance, except that servicing a built-in stove and oven might be harder because the underside and rear are not easily accessibly. Otherwise, the only reason I've ever needed to move my free-sanding oven was to clean under/around it. If the built-in stovetop is properly installed and ...


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All appliances should list minimum clearances in the technical specifications, make sure you follow these. There is no general rule of thumb as each appliance is different. Some don't require any clearance and others requires a lot more then you'd expect.


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The problem could be either the oven or the wiring. The oven could be using more amperage than the circuit breaker is rated for, and thus tripping the breaker. Or, the problem could be with the wiring (for example, damaged insulation causing unwanted current in the wire), or the circuit breaker could be failing. Standard circuit breakers are designed with a ...


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Most household plastic will become more brittle the colder it is; Tupperware is likely the same. You could try putting ice cubes on one of the thinner parts and see if it becomes brittle enough to snap. If it does, you could try freezing the whole pile with dry ice. Other freezing techniques include squirting a can of compressed-air dusting spray held ...


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It's referring to the electrical service supplying the house. Most homes in the US are supplied by a single phase service, which is often described as a 120/240 Volt system. If your house is supplied by a three phase system, it could be a 120/208 Volt system. In both these cases you'll be able to install the equipment you have. NEMA 14 devices are four ...


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I'd start by checking the valve, make sure it's all the way open. If the oven has a cook top, you can probably lift up the top and find the valve towards the back where the gas line comes out of the wall and into the oven. If the gas appears to be cycling on and off while the oven is heating, then perhaps it's a bad thermostat. Beyond that, perhaps ...


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Those lights are driven by thermostat switches in the glass top surface. Sometimes there is only one, sometimes there is one for each burner. You'll need to open the stove to figure out what kind you have, and then disconnect them one by one to figure out which one is stick. From there you should be able to order a replacement.


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You want silicone caulk. Silicone is the classic caulking material and can be extremely heat-resistant. The fancy flexible bakeware that has become popular in the last 5 or so years is molded silicone. I've used the silicone caulks from the home improvements stores before, but I don't know for certain their heat resistant qualities. Search for the terms ...


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If it is solely for the use of the electronic ignition then wire it in anywhere you please. The ignition does not use that much power. But if it has a electrocnic cooker then you need a dedicated socket AND dedicated breaker with out anything else running on that ciruit, which is also rated at high amperage and earth leakage.(Usually stoves likes this do ...



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