I just installed a new GE electric double wall oven and seem to be having trouble with the breaker.
I bought a plug to hook up to the oven and an outlet to hook up to the wiring. The instructions showed the unit being hard wired.... I thought that a plug and outlet would be easy and a little easier.
So I hooked up the plug to the unit. Red, Black, White, and ground. I hooked up the outlet to the wire in the wall and made sure that the wires on the plug match the slots on the outlet. (red plug in red outlet slot, white in white, etc...)
I Had to splice the wires in a junction box in the basement. The oven is in a new location and the current wiring would not reach.
The old oven had a 30amp breaker and the instructions for the new unit call for a 40amp breaker. I replaced the breaker and when I flip it "On", it trips instantly.
My first thought is that I have to pull the oven out and eliminate the plug and outlet, but I thought I would ask for any other ideas first..