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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 ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

I'm trying to install this GE gas range, so I attached everything and tightened all the nuts. Unfortunately, there's gas leaking at the base of the stove (where the flare connects to the stove). I ...
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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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Is it possible to use a portable power station to keep a dual-fuel oven turned on during a power outage?

This is perhaps a weird question, so here is some background, explaining the motivation: For the past 20 years we have always owned dual-fuel ranges: (electric oven with a gas cooktop). The main ...
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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 do I repair my electric range dual-coil surface element wiring?

My Kenmore (Whirlpool) model# 66595775890 mid-90s electric range dual coil surface element is not working. Upon inspection, discovered that the wire connecting the coil common terminal to the 1A (...
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Is my plan to extend a kitchen gas line reasonable?

I just bought a new house - first time homeowner, but long-time DIYer. Never worked with gas, though, so I wanted to get some expert eyes on my plan before I did anything stupid. We are planning on ...
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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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Gas stove whines/hums - is this a safety concern?

I am located in the United States and have a natural gas (not LP) range in my kitchen fed by a natural gas utility. Sometimes when I turn on my range, the appliance makes a whining or humming noise. ...
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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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Do I need to use a smaller breaker when switching from an electric to a dual-fuel range?

I have a 40A double-pole breaker feeding 6 AWG aluminum(?) wire going to a NEMA 14-50 receptacle for an existing electric range/oven. We had the oven replaced with a dual-fuel model (Bosch HDI8056U) ...
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Can I change my range outlet?

Range died (maybe) and I bought a new one. It's on a 40A breaker, so I just assumed it was a 40A outlet. The only question they asked me for installation was "3-prong or 4-prong?", not ...
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Can I cut the protruding conduit to the floor level and cover it with junction box?

I've removed the old island which had the electric range, with the conduit coming from the crawlspace: The junction box was attached to the back of the cabinet holding the range. But the new island ...
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Why does my stove vent fan take time to turn on

The vent hood is quite old. For some reason when I flip the switch to turn it on it takes 10-30 seconds to actually turn on. I've checked it and there's no power flowing for those 10-30 seconds. There'...
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3 prong range outlet

I wired a 3 prong range outlet using 8/2 wire. I had a black insulated, white insulated, and a bare single strand copper wire. In the outlet I wired the black wire to one hot side and the white wire ...
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How to fix burner that won't light on Whirlpool gas range?

I have a whirlpool gas range bought from Costco 4 years ago (WEG745H0FS). Of late, one burner does not light up even though the sparks appear on the burner. If I blow air on the burner, the flame does ...
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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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Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

My ductless recirculating range hood broke, and I have to install the replacement. I love to cook, so I'm installing a roof vent for a ducted hood. The range hood I bought has good filtering for ...
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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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Need some help with wall behind rangetop

We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and we have replaced our old 48" Viking slide-in gas rangetop with a new Miele rangetop. The rangetop came with an "island trim" behind the unit which is only ...
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Oven broiler has stopped working, but broiler element seems fine

I have a Whirlpool GJP84802 electric range and oven. Recently I've noticed that the broiler has stopped working. I had replaced the broiler component about a year and a half ago because it looked like ...
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4-wire details for new replacement dual fuel oven

After excellent input in a previous question and chat over the past 2 days, I request information on new 4-wire and receptacle to install to support the installation of our new replacement oven. We ...
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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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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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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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Need a new range but only have 30 amps

I live in a very old Victorian condo building. All units still have fuse boxes, not circuit breakers. My range died and I need to replace it. All modern ranges require a minimum of 40 amps, but the ...
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Need help understanding power ratings on kitchen range

This is the serial plate on my electric range. Why are there 2 rows of power usage. One for 6.9 kW and one for 9.3. Is it possible to determine the amperage from this information? I looked up an ...
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Brand new stove burners won't light

I have a brand new Samsung NX58H5600 series free-standing gas range with five stovetop burners. The unique oval-shaped center burner works without issue. But none of the four "normal" burners will ...
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range hood with an offset

We have an old and rusty range hood in our kitchen that needs to be replaced. It is 42" wide (over a 31" cooktop). The problem is that the vent opening is not at the center of the hood (see picture). ...
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Range vent u-turn?

I am remodeling and adding a dedicated range vent hood. When removing the above-range microwave I found a vent opening that runs down inside the wall to the basement, and then out through the banding ...
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LG Electric Range - Infinite switch burning up repeatedly, burner staying on high no matter what the setting

I have an LG smooth-top Electric range, LDE4413ST, that keeps burning up infinite switches on the Right Front burner, which is a "dual element" burner. This burner also operates at high power only, ...
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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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Gas shut-off inside plaster: why?

We are switching old gas range for a new one and were surprised when we pulled it out and discovered we couldn't shut off the gas without first cutting out the drywall/plaster around the shut-off ...
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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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What is the proper way to measure the cut-out for the kitchen range?

I want to upgrade my kitchen range. I currently have an old 1987 kenmore drop-in. The manual lists it as a "30 inch drop-in", but when I lift up the cooking surface, the distance from counter top to ...
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Troubleshooting Jenn air cooktop issue

I purchased a used Jenn Air Cook top range (model c238b-c) to replace an older existing one (c221-c). Both units are the typical counter top with 2 slide-in double cook top element carthridge, and ...
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Can I connect the exhaust vent from my range hood to the existing ceiling exhaust fan vent?

I recently bought a condo that I discovered after the fact to have a "Recirculating Range Hood" over my gas stove. My smoke alarm consistently sounds off when I cook. My HOA has denied multiple ...
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Range hood exterior vent close to window?

I'm looking to install a vented range hood for the electric range in my kitchen. The kitchen has only one outside wall, which is mostly window, with a cast-iron radiator and a chimney for my oil-...
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Downsides to creating a fully modular cooking setup instead of using a fixed oven range? [closed]

I have an old and small kitchen I'm going to be rebuilding on a budget. I'd like to go with commercial-style kitchen equipment since it tends to be easy to clean, robust, comparatively less expensive ...
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Burned Circuit Board on GE Range

My wife and I were using the oven on our GE JS645SL5SS electric range. The oven was behaving normally while baking at 350F, and we weren't doing anything out of the ordinary with it. When my wife ...
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Gas range resets clock when lighting

We have a 2016 Kenmore gas range practically identical to this one. For about a year now, when trying to light the rear-right (5K BTU) simmer burner the following happens: The spark activates and ...
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GFCI keeps tripping after several minutes of gas range running

I have an odd issue: My new(ish) gas range is on a 20 amp GFCI and has been working fine for 4-5 months. Recently, (after a self clean cycle, though not sure it matters) it has been tripping the GFCI ...
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Who can I ask to install a 30 amp rated range on a 30 amp circuit (not as easy as it sounds)

I realize there are lots of similar questions, and I've read most of them. Thanks in advance for advice on this particular flavor. In my home I have a (broken) dual fuel range. It's installed on a 30 ...
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GFCI on an induction range?

Based on my reading, NEC2023 says that if a stove is within 6 feet of the edge of a kitchen sink then the stove needs to be GFCI protected. Modern induction ranges pull 50 amps and (usually) need ...
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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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First time home owner, off center range hood, trying to replace cooktop? [closed]

I recently moved into my first house from an apartment and one of the big selling points was the kitchen. I love to cook and really want my kitchen to be a place I enjoy, as cooking is my main at-...
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What could cause my range burner to be bright red and really hot when the dial is set to low?

On one front burner I have a big problem. I turn it on medium high until my water (or whatever) comes to a boil -- then, I turn it down to low heat (apx #2) -- and then many times, I look at it and ...
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Is it safe to run a propane appliance from a portable propane cylinder?

I want to install a small propane range/stove in my cabin, but don't want the hassle & expense of a giant propane tank in the yard. With the understanding that I use a regulator and the lines have ...
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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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How do I go about getting a free standing range replaced with a cooktop gas stove?

This is in the US and the question is similar to this. While the other question is whether something is "easy or not" I'm wondering about the feasibility specifically around changing ...
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