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For questions about standalone appliances with both a stove top and oven. See also stove and oven for appliances with only a single function.

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What type of clamp to run bare copper from a j-box?

Need to run a #8 or #6 bare copper from a j-box of another branch. What type of proper strain relief clamp do I need for that? Is it a "Kenny Clamp" or are there any other solutions that are ...
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How to run retrofit ground wire to a new (4-wire 50A) receptacle?

I will be adding a ground to an existing 3-wire setup in oder to make it safe and code-complaint. Will the new bare Cu ground wire use the same receptacle knockout (bottom) as the Al jacketed 3-wire, ...
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Is it possible to add a retorfit ground wire to a (3-wire) Type SE, Style U cable from another branch?

Would it be possible to add #10AWG GROUND from another branch (hot-water heater 30A circuit) in order to retrofit ground and replace a 3-wire receptacle with a 4-wire one to be able to use it for an ...
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Help Identify 3-wire SE cable

TRIPLE-E ALLOY TYPE SE CABLE STYLE U TYPE XHHW CDRS 600 for electric range Follow up question: Is the 3 wire a grounded neutral conductor or an equipment grounding conductor?
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How to wire this 4-wire range terminal block with pin style connectors?

Could you please help me determine how to properly replace this 4-wire cord that has pin style terminal with a 3-wire cord that has ring style terminals? terminal block on the range: old 3-wire cord ...
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Replacing Gas range knobs

How do people replace gas knobs on a range and why are they so expensive? I have a Whirlpool gas range (Whirlpool 5.8CuFt GAS Slide-in Range with Center Oval Burner in Stainless Steel - WEG745H0FS) ...
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Source and type of insulation that's safe for gas range oven wrap replacement?

I have a Kenmore 790.75443411 and they don't have a part number for replacement insulation so it seems I must find some on my own. All I can find that states the dimensions is ceramic fiber that from ...
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Noisy kitchen vent fan

My kitchen vent is a 6" duct that curves to the side, goes to the outside wall, where a fan is mounted, pulling the air outside. Due to the curve (and the fan, I think), when I turn on the fan, ...
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Any reason to not wire a circuit this way?

Other than it being unorthodox and maybe confusing, is there any reason to not wire a circuit up this way? Canadian Electrical Code if it matters. The Box closest to the panel needs an always hot and ...
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JennAir range JES9900BAS

How to test right front burner switch of JennAir JES9900BAS and switch is WPW10185286. I would like to have wiring diagram and instructions about how to test this switch. This is to make sure it is ...
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Cooktop and Oven wires

I have an induction cooktop that calls for a 50 amp circuit and a double wall oven that calls for 40 amp circuit. Both call for 4 conductors. Contractor ran a 4-conductor 6 AWG SOOW wire rated for 90 ...
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Stove wire harness connector burnt

Samsung stove Ne58f9710ws. Front right heating element always high even when set to low and doesn't cycle on and off (stays on). Initially replaced the infinite switch and it worked for a few months ...
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Whirpool electric oven won't hold set temperature

Our 6 year old Whirlpool electric oven is acting up in that it goes up to set temperature, then appears to stay on the set temperature but the actual temperature is going down over time. If I after 30 ...
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Stove will only work with 1 burner

We bought the house a few months ago. We have only been able to use 1 burner. If we try to use more than 1 burner, the breaker trips. If we try to use the oven at all, with and without the stove on, ...
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Help with oven and breaker!

a month or so ago, I posted on here that my oven kept tripping my breaker. It’s an old oven (20+ years at least). If it would get to a certain temp, it would cut off. Oven light, everything. I’d go to ...
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Replace corroded gas range line

I’m attempting to replace a gas range line that has a pinhole leak. I disconnected it from the wall without issue but separating it from the stove itself is near impossible. I’ve tried a baking soda ...
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Brand New Propane Range Not Boiling Water

So I have a new GE JGBS66REK4SS Gas Range, that has been converted to propane. I am currently running it off a BBQ cylinder with a single-stage regulator, until the propane company and plumber ...
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Catastrophic oven failure and replacement

Last week, there was a catastrophic failure in the range. I'm fairly confident what happened was that the wiring was compromised, and (one of) the hot wires made contact with the inside of the oven, ...
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What amp breaker for 4500w electrical oven and 9600w induction cooktop on same circuit

What amp breaker should I use for a 4500 watt electrical oven and 9600 watt induction cooktop? Currently, I have a 6 gauge wire and a 50 Amp breaker, and my current electrical range is hooked up to ...
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What wire do I use to retrofit a ground wire from new range back to breaker box?

Redoing my kitchen and installing a new range while also moving the location of the range outlet (thus, I am required to bring it up to code). Existing range is 8/3 with no ground and a 3 prong outlet ...
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Should I use a 14-50 outlet with #10 wire for a 30A range?

I'm getting a new dual fuel range and am figuring out how to connect the electric. It's a Thor brand, model HRD3088ULP. The oven specifies that it should use a 30 Amp breaker, but also should use a 14-...
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Is using copper ferrule crimp on 240v range receptacle. acceptable?

I have a new 4 wire receptacle for a range connection, the wires are 6 guage stranded, which don't hold in the new receptacle. I used utilitech copper crimp ferrule's on the wire ends and tightened ...
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50 amp outlet Use existing or move it?

Replacing an 18 inch wide base cabinet with a 24 inch wide base cabinet in a kitchen remodel. This is pushing my electric range over 6 inches. Do I need to have an electrician move my 50 amp outlet ...
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Is it really okay to hardwire a range (oven/stove) like this? Should I add an outlet?

After a fire in our oven, I pulled it away from our wall to find this More images I've never heard of an oven being hard-wired to the wall like this, but multiple sources (such as this or this) claim ...
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Electric Range Outlet wiring Upgrade from 3 wire to 4 wire

I need to wire a Range Receptacle in the USA for 4 wires currently 3 wires are run to the range ( a renovation is being done and the new range will be in a different location). I am not sure at the ...
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samsung range (fe710drs) is tripping the circuit breaker

My samsung fe710drs electric range is tripping the circuit breaker any time more than two burners are on, or trying to set the oven for more than 350 degrees. What's going on? Circuit breaker has &...
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Two Electric Ranges with the Same Issues

I live in an apartment building that is 100 years old. My electric range burners don't all work the same way and they have hot spots on the elements. I only use one element as the others can't be ...
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New Electric range trips GFCI when plugged in - 4 wire, bonding strap removed

I had an electrician install a 220v 40 amp circuit for a new electric range (Avanti DER20P3S) in the basement. The circuit is for a 4 wire (grounded) plug. I have wired the 4 wire plug to the range ...
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Can we install a slide in gas range with convection oven outdoors?

I am planning to build a simple summer/outdoor kitchen in the covered patio. Even though the patio is covered it gets occasional rain and a lot of sun. I don't need a grill but need a good gas cooktop ...
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Kenmore 465 Stove / Range with range missing a pipe and insulation exposed?

I have a Kenmore stove that's probably from either 2006 or the 90s some time; and we recently replaced all the drip pans in it; I don't know why or who, but one family members pulled a pipe out of the ...
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Oven heating element just blew (WOW!). Went & killed the breaker. Clock on range is still running. And is flipping me off

UPDATE - 03-15 Okay, so I (clearly) survived the night, along with many since, as I have awaited the backordered OEM part. It finally arrived. So today, I pulled it out the unit, and fully-unplugged/...
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Will this ductwork for my range hood work?

I installed a new exterior wall vent and ran 6" round galvanized steel duct work through my ceiling joists to the spot where our new range hood will be. There was a significant amount of PEX ...
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How do I estimate BTU usage to properly size new gas line?

I have an existing natural gas line that feeds my furnace, water heater, and an indoor fireplace. That's all working fine. I'm considering adding a second line that would feed a new gas range (my ...
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Rats in range hood

I’ve just discovered I have rats in my range hood above my stove top in my kitchen. I’ve turned the fan on and heard a lot of squealing and crunches. Can clearly see the rat aswell stuck in the fan. ...
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Can you wire a 120 volt receptacle off a 240 volt plug?

I want an over-the-range microwave, but my circuit panel is maxed out, so it can't be on its own circuit, and it would be a headache to run a new wire there anyways. My stove has two 120 volt plugs on ...
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The front of my stove top gets very hot when the oven is on. This is an electric range with smooth glass top

The front of my stove top gets very hot when the oven is on. This is an electric range with smooth glass top. I saw a similar question about a range with coil burners Is there a quick solution to my ...
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How are electric range drip pans measured?

I have an electric range and the drip pans need replaced, I've seen measurements on the new drippans but what is it that they measure? Is it the radius, the diameter, or the circumference of the drip ...
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Can I use an existing range circuit for a new sub-panel?

Lots of good information out there but wanted to confirm that what I'm learning is accurate and also ask a little about aluminum wiring. Context/Background I'm finishing my basement (one bedroom, an ...
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Can I add insulation to the top of my oven range (under the drip pans)

The surface (top) of my 1982 Kenmore continuous cleaning oven gets very hot while baking; hot enough to melt plastic bags, etc. Can I add a layer of oven wrap insulation to the top of the oven, under ...
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Rearguard vent issue on Kenmore gas range

Vent in rearguard of gas range is outputting too much heat on top of stove; can we adjust this? it was changed when range was moved recently.
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Can I add a separate neutral wire to my cooktop/range circuit?

I replaced an old double wall oven and an electric cooktop with a range. Those were both on 30 amp breakers with 10/2 ungrounded. I bought a 3 prong plug and 6/2 wire with the range. Anyway I just ran ...
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Is it a good idea to pass a oven range hood exit duct in the roofs' ventilator?

I've just had a oven range hood installed, but now I have to install the ducts for the air to exit my house. My roof ventilator is pretty much right above where the oven is in my attic (its in quebec, ...
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Old kitchen range only has 3-wires, how to wire correctly to 4 wire circuit

So I have an old range that I'll probably replace soon, so I decided to inspect the wiring box under the counter. I wanted to make sure everything is safe when I wire the new range to the dedicated ...
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How can I connect a 10/3 range to an old 8/2 circuit?

This was working fine, but I had to move the range, and I didn't pay attention when I disconnected it. There is an 8/2 in the wall (black white bare) and the range has 10/3 (red black white bare). I ...
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Can I run my 40 Amp Range Stove partially on a 30 Amp generator

I plan to buy a 7500/9500 Watt generator with a L14-30 hookup, rated for 30Amps. The breaker for my Stove Range is a 40 Amp. I don't know the actual Amps required by my Stove; it's not in the manual ...
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How to air-seal apartment breaker box and range hood duct

I live in an apartment on the top floor. It's the dream apartment for me except for the heavy cooking smell from neighbors entering the unit. I believe the main culprit is the bathroom fan without ...
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Is it viable to vent a range hood back into the kitchen?

I live in a 2 story townhome. I would like to replace the recirculating above the counter microwave with a more stylish and more effective range hood. There are cabinets above the microwave, standard ...
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Repair range element switches?

The switches on a couple of range elements don't work well anymore. Sometimes the burner will suddenly go on full heat while the switch is set to low or intermediate heat. Is it possible to safely ...
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Installing nema 14-50 with no ground

Good morning, Im in the US and I have a problem that I can't seem to find a straight answer for. I recently bought a new range and the receptacle was a 3 prong but the oven uses a 4 prong cord. I see ...
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2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range tripping

I am located in MA. Do I need to have a GFCI for an electric 4 wire range? When I replaced the current 2-pole 40 amp circuit breaker with a 2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range the ...
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