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Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric wiring confusion

I have a new Jenn-Air JED8430 downdraft cooktop.
I am confused how to connect wiring.
Cooktop come with 4 copper wires: white, red, black, green.

Manual says neutral of this unit is grounded to the framethrough the green grounding wire. Connect the white neutral to the service neutral.

I have (2) -40amp circuit breakers - I assume this is (2)- 120v combined together to make 240V, not certain.

Wire from breakers in cabinet has only 3 wires, a black, a black with red strip, and a silver colored ground - I believe this is Aluminum wire, definatly not copper.

how does this get connected, Is it black/red stripe to cooktop red; black to cooktop black; I am really confused on ground; Is it ground to green and also white together?

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Re: Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric wiring confusion

On Cooktop From Box
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Black to Black
Red to Black w/red stripe
White to Ground
Green to Cooktop frame

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