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3 prong outlet/4 prong plug

The stove I just bought has a four prong plug. Can the plug for the stove be changed to a three prong to fit my outlet?

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If you bought an electric range , it is a 220 volt range with a BIG plug and can only be used in a 220 volt outlet.
If you can plug a small appliance into that outlet then the outlet is only 110 volts and you need an electrician to run a new 220 line!!!!!!
Was the range you are replacing a gas range??? If so that runs on 110 volts like you TV and toaster and every other small appliance in your house!
If you are not sure what you are doing get a professional to help you!
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Hey pcote
The 4plug wiring is for satifying the electrical code (i think 2002) so your wiring need upgrading. The wire on your new unit should be as below
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You could simply connect only the black, red and white for your 3 wire system. Often new units have an internal metal ground strap (green wire) that can be tied to the white (neutral) in a 3 wire system.

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