If the plug that goes into the wall looks like the one for an electric dryer then its 240. If it looks like an ordinary wall socket then it's 120.

Dec 03, 2014 | Ovens

Hi,

Rule of live by: Each unit must have its own breaker. Cooktop needs 30 amps and a double oven needs 40 amps. Never combine the unit as the amps flow if too high can cause the wires to melt. I hope this helps. Be safe!

Rule of live by: Each unit must have its own breaker. Cooktop needs 30 amps and a double oven needs 40 amps. Never combine the unit as the amps flow if too high can cause the wires to melt. I hope this helps. Be safe!

Sep 13, 2012 | Thermador Ovens

Hello,

It could indeed be the elements that are the problem if the elements are bad generally you will see a section of it that looks different than the rest(kinda looks like textured stucco if bad) if that isn't the case the elements must be tested to see if the proper power is going to them, you could do that by TURNING OFF POWER AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER unscrew the element from the back wall of oven and pull element out about 6 inches out, attach a voltage meter set to measure at least 240 volts ac to the two wires, turn on breaker set oven to back and check for 240 vac to element. If 240 vac at element replace element if 240 vac not present the thermostat,or selector switch is bad not providing the 240 vac to element

Good luck,i hope this helps

Gene

It could indeed be the elements that are the problem if the elements are bad generally you will see a section of it that looks different than the rest(kinda looks like textured stucco if bad) if that isn't the case the elements must be tested to see if the proper power is going to them, you could do that by TURNING OFF POWER AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER unscrew the element from the back wall of oven and pull element out about 6 inches out, attach a voltage meter set to measure at least 240 volts ac to the two wires, turn on breaker set oven to back and check for 240 vac to element. If 240 vac at element replace element if 240 vac not present the thermostat,or selector switch is bad not providing the 240 vac to element

Good luck,i hope this helps

Gene

Jul 31, 2011 | GE Ovens

I can't find an online manual for the model of the appliance you are talking about, so I'm unable to figure out the wattage it draws. Nor do I know where you are in the world and the voltage you are running at, so I can't tell you straight off. But I can tell you how to figure it out very easily:

I imagine that know what your main power supply voltage is (either 240 volt or 110 volt).

You can look at the appliance and there will be a data sticker with the wattage rating on it somewhere (or it will be in the install/Owner manual).

Now you have these 2 bits of information we can do a simple sum:

Watts divided by Volts = Amps

Therefore example calculations look like this:

If you have a 500 watt appliance on a 240 volt system 500/240 = 2.083 so use a 3 amp fuse

An appliance with a 750 watt motor on 240 volts: 750/240 = 3.12 so use a 5 amp fuse

A 2KW (2000 watt) appliance like a hot air blower on a 240 volt system: 2000/240 = 8.33 amps so use a 10 amp (or more commonly 13 amp) fuse

A 500 watt motor on a 110 volt supply 500/110 = 4.5 so use a 5 amp fuse

A 1KW (1000 Watt) appliance at 110 volts: 1000/110 = 9.09 amps so use a 10 amp (or more commonly 13 amp) fuse

etc etc etc.....

If the sum comes out below 13 amps, you can use a 13 amp plug. If it doesn't you need to hardwire it into a proper cooker supply.

I imagine that know what your main power supply voltage is (either 240 volt or 110 volt).

You can look at the appliance and there will be a data sticker with the wattage rating on it somewhere (or it will be in the install/Owner manual).

Now you have these 2 bits of information we can do a simple sum:

Watts divided by Volts = Amps

Therefore example calculations look like this:

If you have a 500 watt appliance on a 240 volt system 500/240 = 2.083 so use a 3 amp fuse

An appliance with a 750 watt motor on 240 volts: 750/240 = 3.12 so use a 5 amp fuse

A 2KW (2000 watt) appliance like a hot air blower on a 240 volt system: 2000/240 = 8.33 amps so use a 10 amp (or more commonly 13 amp) fuse

A 500 watt motor on a 110 volt supply 500/110 = 4.5 so use a 5 amp fuse

A 1KW (1000 Watt) appliance at 110 volts: 1000/110 = 9.09 amps so use a 10 amp (or more commonly 13 amp) fuse

etc etc etc.....

If the sum comes out below 13 amps, you can use a 13 amp plug. If it doesn't you need to hardwire it into a proper cooker supply.

Jul 29, 2011 | Stoves Ovens

I trust that your voltage system in your house is 240 volt. The number of wires or the size of the wiring will depend purely on the kilowatt rating of the oven. Normally on a 240 volt system a 3 wire 32 amp circuit will generally be used on ovens/ranges up to at least 6.0 kilowatt. If you need more information please reply.

Feb 14, 2011 | Maytag CWE5100ACB Oven

An oven uses both 120 & 220 -- actually it would be 120 volts and 240 volts or nominally, 110 volt and 220 volt.

The 120 is used for the lights. The 240 is used for the heating elements.

A 240 volt breaker (nominally 220 volt) -- supplies both 120 and 240 volts depending on how the supply is connected to the appliance.

There will be a 240 volt (nominally 220 volt) breaker in the main panel for the oven. This is two 120 volt breakers side-by-side with their toggle switches connected together with a strap across the top of the toggles.

Charlie

The 120 is used for the lights. The 240 is used for the heating elements.

A 240 volt breaker (nominally 220 volt) -- supplies both 120 and 240 volts depending on how the supply is connected to the appliance.

There will be a 240 volt (nominally 220 volt) breaker in the main panel for the oven. This is two 120 volt breakers side-by-side with their toggle switches connected together with a strap across the top of the toggles.

Charlie

Jan 11, 2011 | Hotpoint Ovens

hello does anyone have a manual for a hevac woodstove model number wc 240 thanks jc

Oct 11, 2010 | Ovens

- Connected Load (kW Rating) 240/208 Volts: 3.5/2.6
- Amps @ 240/208 (Approx.): 14.6/12.6
- Minimum Circuit Required - Amps: 30
- Bake Element Wattage 240/208 Volts: 3400/2554
- Broil Element Wattage 240/208 Volts: 2750/2065
- Armored Electrical Cable

Jul 25, 2008 | Frigidaire PLEB30S9DC Electric Single Oven

First thing to do is pull the oven and check if there is 240 volts going to the oven. The display works off 1 of the 120 volt legs of the 240. If you have the 240 volts, then your issue is with either the display or relay board.

Jan 06, 2008 | GE Profile JTP18 Electric Single Oven

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