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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a 50 amp range cord to connect a new dryer to a 50 amp receptacle?

I have read the original posts here, but just want to make sure I am correct. Just bought a new dryer (been using mother nature for the past year) I have 50 amp (double pole) breakers in my service ...
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Enlarge cabinet opening for 30" range

I want to change my kitchen range from a drop-in to a stand alone type. I currently have a Kenmore drop-in. The width from counter top to counter top is about 29.5 inches. How extensive is the process ...
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Using existing gas connection for new gas range?

I would like to connect a regular GE gas stove like this to a connector that was used by a Vulcan residential gas range (similar to the one here) Here is some information on the existing connector: ...
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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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Existing 40 amp breaker with a 50 amp range spec?

I have a 40 amp breaker for the range receptacle, but the new range specifies a 50 amp circuit. Can I just have a 50 amp breaker installed or will it require rewiring?
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This range fan drips water

I have this model range fan from NuTone. Condensation from steam (say when boiling water) forms on the underside of the unit and retaining bar that holds motor that drips back down onto the range. ...
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Identifying gauge of unmarked stranded wire

We're replacing our range and I want to confirm that the wire size is adequate. The existing wires are part of a cable which is not visible in the panel or outlet and the wires themselves appear to be ...
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Gas range has the wrong burner try to ignite

When I try to light the front right burner, on my Amana first edition range, the front left burner sparks. The gas turns on to the correct burner but it try to spark the wrong burner. This problem ...
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Can an electric burner catch on fire inside itself?

We have electric burner eyes like shown above in a 20+ years-old White-Westinghouse range. My wife is an excellent cook and she's used this range earnestly for 8 years. Recently after she had cooked ...
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Is it normal to smell gas near a gas range?

I recently extended our LP gas line to the kitchen so I could install a gas range. Since I'm technically not a qualified professional, I had the gas company come and test the line for leaks. There was ...
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Gas Range requires 120V 15A yet comes with a Nema 14-50 Plug

I have a new stove (gas range) that comes with a Nema 14-50 plug. This range should only be using electricity for the igniters and clock. The manual requires: A 120 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15-amp ...
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Ontario kitchen reno: does a gas range require a 240V 50A receptacle?

I've been getting conflicting opinions from electricians on this issue... I'm doing a kitchen reno. I have removed the existing electric wall oven and gas cooktop. A new Gas Range (all gas, not ...
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Using larger pipe for range hood

My new range hood calls for 5" pipe. I was planning to use a 5"/6" reducer to convert to 6" pipe for going through my attic to the roof. I know that using a smaller pipe than what is called for is ...
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Installing propane tank to gas range with strange copper pipe

I am replacing a gas range and the gas line that was connected to the previous range doesn't fit into any of the fittings that came with the installation kit or directly into the range (which is how ...
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electrical range - oven temperature not set

I have a pretty old electrical range GeneralElectric RCBS536DN2WW. The problem is that I can't use the oven: whenever I set the temperature with a temperature knob, it raises up rapidly and everything ...
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How can I identify these small screws for my range hood lights?

I have a "Inca HC Hilo 72" built-in range hood over my stove. There are two small light bulbs in the hood, each one sitting in a bracket which is held in place by two small screws. These screws are ...
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Electric range stove burned black hot wire

Ok. So my range has burned off one of the 2 black wires on the terminal block, which I'm assuming was due to a loose connection. My whirlpool range goes to a 50A breaker. There is 2 red /1 white/ 2 ...
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Replace wire terminal connector to heating element

I have GE Range JB640SR3SS and one of the element wire connector got burnt out: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/jb640sr3ss/0432/0124111.html I cut it and here are the photos front and ...
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Converting KFDD500ESS Dual Fuel Range from 4 wire to 3 wire plug

EDIT Thank you for the information. It doesn’t look like I was lucky enough to have a ground lurking behind the outlet. Our breaker box is located approximately 40ft from the receptacle with a ...
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Measuring Incoming Gas Pressure to Stove

I have a new BlueStar Platinum range that I'm trying to hook up. I am wanting to make sure everything is connected per their instructions. They mention the following regarding the incoming gas line: ...
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Oven has power, preheat light is off, but no heat

Question If my oven has electricity and is set to bake, but the preheat light is off and there is absolutely no heat, what is the likely cause, and how do I find out without buying new parts one by ...
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Can stove grates be repainted?

I did a very dumb thing and put my cast iron gas stove grates in the oven during a short (2 hour) self-cleaning cycle. Not only did I melt off the rubber feet but the iron is now gray and ashy looking ...
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Range hood installation for non built-in stove

I'm looking to buy a range hood for our stove. The hood will be externally vented through the roof (1 story house) since it's on an interior wall. It seems that most of the wall mounted chimney units ...
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Wiring a European range

My brother just bought a Fagor range for his kitchen. The range came pre-wired(less the plug) with a red, black and green wire. The range is 240v, 15 amp. The wiring instructions read: red is hot (...
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Why are Two Electric Range Burners Not Working?

My LG electric double oven range (LDE3037ST) which is 3 years old made a popping sound accompanied by the smell of burnt electrical parts?/insulation?, and now the 2 right burners don't work. Is it ...
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Is there a more visually discreet alternative to a range hood?

Is there a more visually discreet alternative to a range hood for ventilation? Maybe a system in the wall that sucks in odors, etc?
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Electric Range: no 220v funtionality

Frigidaire FED355 Electric range. Oven and stove-top in use, heard loud 'Phump', and it all goes dead, clock, lights, etc. Warm plastic aroma. Reset breaker. Range top lights, clock, timer now work. ...
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Electric Range Element Replacement

I've got an old Philco electric range that needs a couple of 6" elements replaced but parts are near impossible to find. The Philco elements have 3 wires while modern elements only use 2 wires. ...
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how deep must a range hood be to effectively clear cooking vapor?

Is it really necessary for a range hood to extend out from the wall completely over the burners? Doesn't it draw from a wider range than its footprint? There must be objective studies about this. ...
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alternatives to >$120 replacement clock for old Magic Chef gas range

I'm looking for ideas to avoid paying over $120 to replace the clock on my old gas range where the electronics are working but the plastic attachments are broken. My Magic Chef Model #31211WAW has a ...
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Scorch mark behind the control knob of a stove top element

What would cause a scorch mark behind the control knob of an electric stove top element? What repair would be needed?
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What are Range hood exhaust exterior wall location requirements?

What are the requirements for a residential range hood exhaust location on the exterior wall?
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Is this pipe for gas or water?

I am thinking on taking advantage of the black friday and replace my old electric range with a gas range. Now, there is this pipe next to the electric stove and I was wondering if it is a gas pipe. . ...
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Install a gas stove over vinyl flooring?

I just installed vinyl flooring over an old plywood subfloor. It used to be covered with very old linoleum. Now I'm installing a new gas range. The stove manual says the floor needs to withstand 167-...