so now apparently this entire thread switches to: DO I HAVE THE CORRECT WIRENUT to connect aluminum to copper?
did call an electrician who was honest enough to tell me that he doesnt need to come out to re-wire the house because its grandfathered, i can just wrap the green and white together with the aluminum... even kind enough to warn me that i needed to make sure i have the correct wirenut since i have an aluminum... umm... ground? (or neutral?)... photos show my old oven, which had a bare copper ground... the NEW oven has the green and white, no bare wires... i dont remember what color the wires are under the green and white insulation
no, nevermind, NOT solved
SOLVED: GREEN & WHITE FROM THE OVEN WENT TO THE BARE SILVER
BLACK WENT TO NEUTRAL BLACK (or so i THOUGHT!)
RED WENT TO HOT BLACK
OVEN WORKS (but for how long... calling an electrician)
should i start a new post?
OUT from MY WALL: I have BLACK + BLACK + unsheathed SILVER/ALUMINIM-looking wires
OUT from MY OLD OVEN: RED + BLACK + WHITE + unsheathed COPPER
one of the WALL BLACK is connected to my old oven RED (that would be hot i hope)
the other WALL BLACK is connected to the old oven BLACK... that must be NEUTRAL??
the WALL SILVER is connected to the old oven WHITE AND COPPER
my NEW oven has a WHITE wire taped to a GREEN wire (NO BARE WIRE)... a RED wire... and a BLACK wire
my installation instructions combine several models and configurations, with one of them saying to remove the tape that binds the green and white wires... why the $#%& would they tape the two wires together... only to instruct us to separate them?? and arent the green and white going to get connected to the copper anyway?? i noticed that whats really going on is the instructions sometimes specify the house wiring or the oven, but not every time!!
im dyin over here