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Wiring outlet for electric range

I had a gas range that was plugged into a standard outlet. The outlet was 2 wire (Black, White and copper ground). The new electric range came with a large 3 prong plug. When I went to the hardware store to get a new outlet for this plug, the only range outlets I saw appeared to be for 50 amp service and required 3 wire (Black, White and Red).

What do I do? Do I need to have an electrician come in and run new wire?

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SOURCE: Connecting to ground or neutral

SOMETHING DOENST SOUND RIGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL. i would contact an electrician, would not even want to venture a guess as to whats goin on . let alone advise to hook up a ground to a nuteral and cap the nuetral.theres somehtin up there . i would call in a pro on that one

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