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I'm replacing an old electric range with a new one. The old wiring is a black, white,and green, 3 wires. The new electric range calls for black, white, red,and green, 4 wires. How do I set it up and get it to work.

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As far as local codes go the wiring is pre-existing so it should be fine. but it doesn't hurt to get it looked at and installed by a licensed electrician. if the oven is hard-wired,wire to wire no plug i recommend running a new supply, if it is a three prong recepticle, its as simple as putting the ground and nuetral together on the same screw, most ovens are set up from the factory to be usable in both scenarios

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    im sorry , i should have elaborated more. change the four prong pigtail to a three prong and combine the ground and nuetral on the same screw on the oven conection

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You should check your local codes, but the black and red are the hot wires (this is for 220V connection) the white is the neutral and the green is a ground wire. It sounds like you'll probably need to run a new supply wire to the stove receptacle so you can put in a four wire receptacle. There are ways to avoid that, but for sure the wires need to be inspected to make sure you have the right gage, and you also need to make sure the stove is wired correctly. It's worth the money to have a licensed electrician do this, if it's wrong you can start a fire!

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