Questions tagged [range]

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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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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Is a ten guage solid copper wire safe to use for a range?

The old house I bought has 10 gauge wiring to the range receptacle. Without fishing wires through the walls or attic, can I use that wire for my range? The old range receptacle has an L shaped ground ...
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Outlets for gas range

I am building a bay for a new 30" gas range. Q1: I was wondering if there are specifications, or code requirements, for the position of the gas and electrical outlets, most specifically, is there ...
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Burnt wire in GE stove

I spilled some water on the knobs of my GE stove. 5 minutes later, I heard some buzzing and then there was a brief fire from a knob for 30 seconds. I turned off the gas and electricity, opened the ...
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Are electric stove/burner elements/coils interchangeable

Are the electric burners/elements/coils for electric stoves interchangeable between brands? This is aside from the "big" and "small" diameters. They appear to have the same ...
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Splicing 6/3 wire to multiple 8/3 wires (or even other 6/3 wires) inside a junction box

I have a situation where my oven and counter-top range are split up, but fall within spec of being able to utilize one 50a breaker on the panel. My plan is to pull a single 6/3 cable to a large ...
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What is this electric burner connector?

It looks a bit like a female spade connector, but it has a couple of "tails" at the back of the curled part that lock it into the ceramic block, and a ramp at the front that guides the ...
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How to connect a 4-wire range from this panel?

I am trying to connect a new 4-wire range in a new location in my house. When I removed the old cover I see 3-wires connected 1) red 2) black, and 3) green. If I understand correctly, red and black ...
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Is this cord bend ok on electric range?

Will this be okay for a 40 amp range? The box was set a little too low. I wasn't sure if they bend what cause any issues.
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Mounting Electric range when stud is on the center line?

I am installing 50 amp circuit for a basic 30 " freestanding electric range, The range I settled on is 40 amp. The instructions included say they do not recommend a 50 amp power cord from the ...
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How to convert from Downdraft cooktop range to hood

As a part of kitchen renovation I have to decide between replacing our down draft with another or to replace it with a cooktop and a hood. I am trying to get some perspective on what is involved and ...
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Extending a Range 50a line Matching Wire?

We are moving our range across the kitchen and need to extend the 50a 6/2 line which has an aluminum ground. The only line the home store had was 6/2 wire with 10awg copper ground. Can I use that or ...
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How can I best prepare a nozzle for a gas cooktop so it doesn't lock into place?

I have a Bosch cooktop, and several of the igniters have stopped working. I'd replace them, but the venturi nozzle that holds the burners in place has gotten completely frozen in place. This is the ...
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Code question: Can electric range outlet with 6 Gage wire be exposed under surface mount box?

I am in the USA. I want to change my propane stove to an electric stove. I have read that I should put in a 50 amp outlet with 6 gauge wire. The employee at the big-box store said I could make it easy ...
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Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle?

Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle to a range to add a pair of 5-15 GFCI receptacles? Unfortunately, I am currently renting, and the homeowner refuses to allow any work to be done. I have ...
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New gas range setting off smoke/gas detectors

I converted our kitchen's range to gas. The gas line was installed professionally but I connected the new stove. As part of setup I heated the oven to 350 to test the burners. Soon after reaching ...
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New Range Outlet

Quick two-part question. The wife and I recently bought a gas range to replace our electric. Aside from having to extend the existing gas line, I also need to install a 120v outlet in the wall ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

I often see ovens with their control panel behind the elements, mostly in US American settings, like in the picture below. Where I live, the controls are always in front of the appliance. It seems ...