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Re: wiring a stove
If there is no 220 outlet in the location where you're planning to put the stove then you need to run wiring to the new location. There are two seperate phases of 110 volts coming to your home. The voltage between each of these phases and the neutral wire is 110 volts. When your house was wired only 1 of the 110 volt signals was run to your 110 volt outlets. In order to create a 220 volt outlet you need both of the 110 volt signals run to the outlet.
If you have a straight shot between your breaker box and the location where you need the 220 volt outlet then this is not too big a deal. If you have finished ceilings and walls inbetween then this will be much more difficult.
If you're not comfortable with electrical wiring this would be a good time to call a licensed electrician.
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The older electric hookups for ranges used only the 2 hot wires and a ground. Somewhere on the range the neutral and the ground should be connected together. This connection is no longer accepted by the National Electrical Code, but no one is going to force you to change the wiring unless you change the range.
Where is the ground wire attached? Some ranges had a metal jumper to connect the neutral to the ground. Your oven element is 240 volt only. It does not need a neutral. The ground/neutral wire is for some of the controls and the clock.
Stoves are wired for 220 volt, but the range top will operate on 110 volt so your Breaker should be a single 220 volt breaker but can be achieved using two 110 volt breakers if one of the breakers blow the range top may still operate but the oven will not. So my suggestion is to Check your breakers to see if you are operating on two 110 volt breakers and one is possibly tripped.
You cant do this without taking the door off the oven
this is a 2 person job when it has disengaged
There is a wire clip on the bottom of the K type hinge that hooks on to the top of the hinge if you can get them to hook together you can then remove the door
You need to do this to both hinges lay it flat get the 2 hinges hooked together put the door back in the oven and release the hook
the hook also looks like a flat u shaped bracket it depends on which westinghouse stove you are talking about as to where it is located mostly it is very close to the oven itself
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Simple to test a bake element or range top burner element.
First, visually see if the element has molten gobs on the tubular-looking element, and/or is cracked. It will be obvious.
And if you do not see anything obvious, you should still test the element with a voltmeter. Many elements are set up so you can unscrew a screw where the element gets attached at the inside rear of the oven, and then pull the element into the stove a couple inches, enough to unhook the wires and then be able to put a voltmeter tester on each end of the element (set to the OHMS setting) to see if the element has continuity.
IF the element is good, then...
...You can also then make sure the wires are not contacting metal(BE SURE OF THIS),... and then plug the stove back in and test the wires to see if you have 220 volts. If not see, which of the two wires has 110. Then if you know which one does not have the 110, then you UNPLUG THE STOVE again and then access the rear of the stove and trace that dead wire from the element plug-in back in the range. You will physically be able to trace that wire.
When working with 220 elements in anything...please realize that usually one leg wire of the 220 volts (in other words, 110 volts) is always 'hot' even though the switch to it is off!! Always remember that!
who in hades left the mains on?! do they have any brain cells between their ears!!? if it's 220-240 (if you're in Europe, prob. 220-240) a wonder you don't have a smoking corpse in your kitchen! us yanks use 220-240v for dryers and stoves, but have 2 120-110v breakers, usually, to shut off 220-240v appliances. sometimes 2 110-120v breakers locked together, so they are both shut off at the same time! seems as if something was connected incorrectly- and fried your fan and light! may need to replace fan & light, and, possibly wiring! unplug the dam thing first!! good luck!!
most stoves require a 4 wire plug..red, black, white and ground..the white is needed for the 110V to work properly..ground is there for safety incase something shorts out it will blow a fuse/trip circuit breaker
If you bought an electric range , it is a 220 volt range with a BIG plug and can only be used in a 220 volt outlet. If you can plug a small appliance into that outlet then the outlet is only 110 volts and you need an electrician to run a new 220 line!!!!!! Was the range you are replacing a gas range??? If so that runs on 110 volts like you TV and toaster and every other small appliance in your house! If you are not sure what you are doing get a professional to help you! Every year in the United States thousands of people die buy trying to fix the electrical in their home alone! BEWARE 220 Volts will shock you! BUT USUALLY will kill you if you touch it! ngafm Please rate me on this site before you sign off!
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your old jennair is 220 should be three or 4 wires in it red for 1 side of the 220 black for the other side of the 220 white for the bottom of the outlet and if green is there you can hook it with the white wire or just not use it let me know if your colors are different
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Essentially, you need a 220 volt hookup kit from any hardware store. Match the plug to your outlet. Several styles are out there. There are three wires in the cable. Knock out one of the holes in the box on the oven. Install a strain relief for the cord into the hole and clamp on the cord. Generally, they're in the kit. The Red and Black wires are 'hot' and white is neutral. The connections are labeled on the stove. Make sure your connections are neat and tight.