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Cooktop wiring Connections for wiring a three wire feed; black (120v), white (120v), and cooper neutral to Jenn-Aire downdraft cooktop?

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Usually black(120v) white (n) and red(120v) bare wire to ground, but if htat what yo got and your sure of incoming voltage, blabk to black , red to red, and white to white is normal..co loang as you 2 power legs are hooked to either power line, the bare goes to the nuetral/ground. thikn i mighta confused myself here, but theres no other way to wire it

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