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WANT TO CHANGE OUT MY GAS STOVE WITH AN ELECTRIC RANGE. NEED TO KNOW WHAT 240 WIRE I NEED,ALSO WHAT AMP BREAKER I NEED.

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Where are you running it from? Distance from the box can have a lot to do with the size of the wire. The other thing is the amperage of the appliance. 20 Amps is common and you should use 10 guage wire in most cases.

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check inside the stove for some kind of fuse , also check with a multimeter set to OHMS the circuit breaker of the stove to see if theres continuity . hope it helps

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SOURCE: a 120/240 40 amp receptacle adequte for installing

That power receptacle should be addequate for your unit, The ignition should get its power internally.

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I have a new furnace and the breaker keeps tripping (20/30). It is a bryant westinghouse box. I think 200 amphes


1) You got a FIRE truck coming.

2) Wire is too small.
Problem is NOT circuit breaker.

3) Both 240Volt appliances on same breaker is a hazard, especially if space available in 200 amp service panel for more breakers.

4) Usually each 240V appliance has separate breaker.

5) Circuit breaker trips because of High heat on the wire.
If wire gets hot, it will start a fire inside the wall.

Electric code requires wire-size match breaker-size.

6) If you put larger amp breaker on same wire that is getting hot, then wire will get hotter.
Result: FIRE truck middle of night with folks jumping out window in glass-cut bare run across yard.

7) Each appliance has volts and watt rating on label.
EVERY appliance has label.

8) For example stove might be rated 8000 watts and 240Volt.
8000 watts divided by 240 volts = 33.3 amps
Stove would require 40 amp breaker and 8 gauge wire.

9) How to figure it out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-a-subpanel.html

10) Do same calculation for new furnace.
12000 watt furnace divided by 240 volts = 50 amps.
Use 60 amp breaker and 6 gauge wire.

11) Summary: fixya wants you to be safe, and buy stuff showing in the ads.
Use a bigger breaker ONLY when bigger wire is also installed.
Call furnace installer, the installer should know to check safe wiring before installing.

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I have a trailer house that has a 100 amp breaker box in it. I has gas for heat, water heater and stove. I am changing them to electric. Will I need to change the panel put to a 200 amp.


Its probably not a bad idea. Thats alot for a 100A panel to handle, a range needs a 50A, a water heater needs 30A, and the heat will need a 50A or a 60A breaker... Plus whatever else is in the house will be a bit more than the 100A service can handle. But if you don't have the money it will do for a while because for the most part they won't all be pulling at the same time. Word to the wise get at least a 30 space panel when you upgrade, I always install a 40 space panel because for the cost difference its well worth it for future needs because you'll fill it up quicker than you think and you'll have space for anything else you may want to add later on. Hope I helped

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How large a breaker do i need for this stove.? model rb787 50 amp is what i have now with 10 gauge wire


The recommended breaker for any electric oven isd 40 amps, though you could probably get away with a 30 amp breaker. Personally, I would go with the 40 amp breaker.

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Broiler doesnt' turn on, does a viking range need a separate designated electric electrical breaker?


The documentation for this range calls for a 240 volt, 40 amp, dedicated circuit for the electrical supply on 30 & 36" ranges. 48 & 60" ranges require a 240 volt, 50 amp supply.

http://www.vikingrange.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2740207_F20533.pdf

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Correct wire gauge and circuit breaker to use?


If it is only the oven that is electric and not the entire stove, the required wire size is 10/3 with ground and a 30AMP circuit breaker. If it is the entire stove then you need 50AMP range cable and a 50AMP breaker. If your doing your microwave also, you need a 20AMP breaker and the wire you need is 12/2 with ground.. If the current breaker you were running was 30AMP I would keep that for your oven and run new wire for your microwave.

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My KitchenAid KGRA806PSS Stove's Burners won't light. And the stove gets up to 200 degrees but no further.


Bad power source. Not getting 240 volts to oven. reset breaker by turng off the back on for the stove. 240 volt double breaker. If this doesn't work problem will be where stove plugs in.

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Fes330 roper stove power to stove ...ok no fault codes on display normal "stove on" lites....ok normal appearance except no heat from 4 eyes and oven below


you have no heat at all? K, pull stove out and check how many volts you have should be 240. Your elements work off 240 if you only have 120 coming to stove the lights will work jujst not your heat. You should have a double pole 40amp breaker If you only have 120 change the breaker

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Number 6 wire and a 40-50 amp breaker. Anything smaller will overheat and become a fire hazard, especially at 139 feet.

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Going from gas to electric how do i install it


you will require a 40 amp breaker and 8/3 wire with ground which totals 4 wires and requires a 4 wire outlet.

make sure you purchase a receptacle that fits the plug on your range.

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