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I am replacing my electric slide in range with a stand alone model. The original was hard wired and the new is with a cord. There are 3 wires and a bare copper wire coming from the wall. What should I do with the copper wire.

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You will need to install a NEMA 14-50 outlet for your new stove. Connect the black wire to L1, the red wire to L2, the white wire to N, and the copper wire to G, then plug your stove in.

  • Thanks. Someone said I could just cap that wire off. As if it were an extra ground and not needed? – Theresa Apr 27 '15 at 1:18
  • @Theresa You should not just cap the bare grounding wire off. – Tester101 Apr 27 '15 at 3:09
  • @Theresa -- seconding Tester101 on this -- whoever gave you this advice was very misinformed -- if your range has a NEMA 10 (3 prong) plug on it, change the range cord out for a 4-prong one! – ThreePhaseEel Apr 27 '15 at 4:44

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