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10/3 copper NM is rated for 30A under the NEC, so the old oven was more than adequately wired, and it will support the new oven without difficulty as well. If you are of the unlucky type to have aluminum wire in your walls -- 10/3 aluminum NM will still handle 25A, so you will be fine. However, the load must be considered as the nameplate load (no demand ...


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I would use 10 gauge wire and run new wire. You could use the old wire, but I would check it carefully for cracks. My experience is that old wire tends to get cracks in the insulation. Since you are replacing the breaker and oven, you may as well run fresh wire.


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I had the same experience--at least with the burner pilots--and I discovered that the problem was due to air in both pilot lines. By loosening the screw which is at the base of the dual lines, I increased the flow of gas which bled out both lines. Then, I lit the pilots, I tightened the screw to bring the flame level down to what it had been previously. ...



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