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Re: oven electrical wiring

Posted By: Don
Monday, 3 May 1999, at 10:30 a.m.

In Response To: oven electrical wiring (Larry)

...there are two wires and ground from the wall and three wires and ground from the oven

The oven units are 240 Volt and controls 120 Volt... ----------------------- The oven red, black, and white are industry standard wire colors. The red and black are connected to voltage wires from the wall that provide 240V. (Internally in the oven one of the two is split off and used with the nuetral wire (WHITE) to provide 120V for the controls). The ground wire simply gets grounded to the box.

Not having a nuetral (WHITE) wire at the wall is concerning in that it isn't wise to connect the nuetral from the oven to a ground wire. You should have two *colors* (any color including black EXCEPT green) and a white wire at the wall.

If in doubt contact an electrician. It simply isn't worth burning down the house to save 60 dollars.

Don

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