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Should my 240v electric stove be grounded to the neutral like this?

This appears to be a combination of errors: Neutral vs. Ground The installer is used to typical US 240V/120V stoves which require neutral. So they naturally connected the "not black, not red&...
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Old Whirpool gas stove mystically stops making spark when I put the cover on

When I closed the lid I did it not tight enough to the ground (there were 2 metal hooks on the right side that you had to put the lid base underneath). Basically the lid had to be pressed as tight to ...
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Why is my stove tripping the breaker?

You probably have a heating element with deteriorated insulation. The heating element in your oven is a length of wire inside a metal tube filled with magnesium oxide. When the heating element heats ...
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Should my 240v electric stove be grounded to the neutral like this?

According to the linked manual, you are correct and the installer should not have connected anything to the condo's neutral wire. The red and black cooktop wires are for the 240V supply and the yellow ...
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How important is a grounded stove outlet?

It is an important safety issue. I would do the following: Double-check the power requirements for the stove. Really. A lot of induction stoves use a lot of power (that's how they can work so well) ...
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What is the difference in electrical need between two-knob and four-knob induction ovens?

Since this is in Germany, I would assume the following (this is a very common situation): Behind the current oven+hob combo, there is a box on the wall with five wires and three-phase service ("...
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retrofitting an induction cooktop into a 'commercial-style' gas cooktop opening

I had a similar situation about ten years ago, replacing an old downdraft style electric stove with a new induction cooktop. I made a wooden insert that fit into the existing countertop opening, with ...
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Stove top ground wire connected to neutral wire

Many years ago, electrical was done without ground wires. Range/ovens need 240V for all the stuff that makes heat, and 120V for the oven light (so you can use readily available bulbs). Because of ...
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Should I put tiles on refrigerator to protect against nearby heat?

Don't do it. Ceramic is a poor thermal insulator. It's dense. It'll absorb a lot of heat, then it'll hold that heat. Against your refrigerator. Which will cause more problems than you originally had. ...
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Should my 240v electric stove be grounded to the neutral like this?

In 1966 when they required grounding for everything else, appliance makers got an exception allowing hot-hot-neutral 3-wire connections for ranges and dryers. "What could go wrong?" 4-wire ...
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Why is my stove tripping the breaker?

I think DrSparks has it: the fact that one side of the breaker gets hot only supports it IMO. Though it might still be a bad breaker, and you do have work to do there. See where 2 of the breakers ...
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Oven Outer Glass Replacement

Entering the GE model number into partselect.com, yields a parts diagram of the door, a statement that the door bears GE Manufacturer's part no. WB56T10189, and that this part is no longer available. ...
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4-Wire Hookup for GE Electric Stove

Yes, black and red are 100% interchangeable in a 4-wire alternating current connection. Black and red are the standard colors for the hot wires. Each is 120V from neutral and they are 240V from each ...
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What is the difference in electrical need between two-knob and four-knob induction ovens?

Well, on the one hand that is (to me) an odd setup (since the counter continues in front of the cooktop, the cooktop is drop-in, but dropped in on top of the oven and apparently connected to it, an ...
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My lights does not work unless you turn the stove on

Call the power company and report an outage You lost one of your phases of power. This is almost always a problem at the power company's end of the wire. When you turn your oven on, it has the ...
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Is it really okay to hardwire a range (oven/stove) like this? Should I add an outlet?

Yes it should be in a junction box. It can be hard wired but that takes a cover plate and a strain relief. This is uncommon at least in my code area. The common method is at minimum 3 wires 2 hot and ...
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Gas line inside of cabinet

Others will be along shortly to say if that is legal or not. If it's not legal your landlord will have to fix it. It looks very sketchy. At the absolute minimum, I would put some sort of strap in ...
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Can I install a mechanical timer switch on a stove circuit?

50-Amp contactors are available. These are essentially relays. A standard timer can run the coil of the contactor, then the contactor can switch the stove circuit off at the desired times. Web-search &...
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HELP!! Why is my stove turning my lights and furnace back on when they go out?

You have a leg down in your utility service, so call your utility and get them to fix it The standard North American residential utility service is a 240V split phase service with 2 "hot" legs at ...
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What kind of terminal is this, and how can I fix it?

It is called a spade connector, or spade lug terminal. You are holding a female connector. You can purchase these at an electronics supply shop. As you might expect, they are available in a ...
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Electrical hook up for new stove top

You can keep the existing wiring and breaker Range loads are computed from their wattage, based on the rules in NEC's Table 220.55. In particular, since 422.10(A) paragraph 4 explicitly permits range ...
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What amp breaker for 4500w electrical oven and 9600w induction cooktop on same circuit

Table 220.55 and combining appliances Since you're replacing a range with a cooktop+oven as separates, we start with NEC Table 220.55 Note 4: Branch-Circuit Load. It shall be permissible to calculate ...
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Should I put tiles on refrigerator to protect against nearby heat?

Get a sheet of cement board, attach the tiles to that as you normally would and insert the panel between the stove and the fridge. maybe put a wooden frame around it for looks and some durability.
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How to seal the top of a wood-burning cooking stove?

I suspect that they are designed not to be sealed. Otherwise, there would be an asbestos-style rope to form a seal. They are called fire-rope nowadays. If you were to seal it, the fire may not burn ...
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How to seal the top of a wood-burning cooking stove?

Those gaps do not need to be sealed. Why you ask, well the draw created by the chimney is more than sufficient to drg all the combustion fumes up the chimney and that also means that a tiny amount of ...
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How does this stove gas valve work?

These valves are simple in operation> If the handle is inline with the pipe then it is open, If the handle is "across" the pipe then the valve is closed. The valve itself is a ball with a ...
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Gas stove do i need to convert it? Are flames normal

Natural gas and propane are different. The main difference is the pressure of the gas (natural gas is at low pressure because it is sent from the utility to you as a gas, propane is liquid inside your ...
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The hotplate light on my stove

That is probably normal (with a small possibility of being a defect). The hot indicator is precisely that, and is designed to turn off only after all spots have definitely cooled. And it may not ...
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Can I use existing 10/3 cable for a 40A cooktop circuit?

10/3 cable absolutely requires a 30A breaker or less. Period. NEC 240.4(B), which overrides any number anywhere else in Code (though all those other places also limit NM/UF/Romex to 30A). You will ...
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Germany: Is it legal to connect a gas oven to a gas tank manually?

Update: the stove you refer to is an outdoor gas stove. You don't even need to talk to anyone, using thas stove indoors will violate all kinds of regulations and will pose a huge safety hazard to you. ...
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