Question about Cooktops
Replacing counter stove top . Rough in for 240 has two black wires and copper ground. New unit has four wires (Rd, Gr, Wh, and Bk), I assume Bk>Bk, Rd>Bk, Wh and Gr >ground. Correct?
SOURCE: Wiring installation
You do need a 208/240 volt supply from your service panel. The green is ground, white is nuetral, and the red and black should measure 120 volts each to ground or 240/208 between each other. It is normal for most breaker panels to supply 208/240 between adjacent insulators. If you are only getting 1/2 of that then the circuit breaker may not be straddling the insulator bar but be 1/2 notch out and both breaker pins contacting the same 110 supply.
Posted on Apr 16, 2007
SOURCE: COOK TOP WIRING
You have Red and Black HOT wires and a Green Neutral - That is 220 volts. From the wall - Black is Normally HOT and White is Neutral. That is 110 volts. If that is a typical household outlet, is will only supply a demand at about 15 amps while running at 110 volts. Your Cooktop will most likely demand somewhere around 50 amps at 220 volts. - Short Answer - You will need to have a 220 volt supply line ran to the cooktop from the breaker. Easy to do but dangerous if you are unfamiliar with high voltage.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
the new cooktops and ovens now have a 4th wire used for separating the ground and neutral. some new homes and remodeled homes have a 4th wire run from the circuit panel to the unit.
you dont have this but it is ok to just hook up the white and green/ground wires together. then red to red and black to black. it will work properly and thats all you have to do.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
SOURCE: Wiring Wrong
REDS ARE THE 2 HOT 11O VOLTS EACH AND BLACK IS THE COMMON FROM THE CIRCUIT BOX .THE RED ON THE STOVE SHOULD BE 1 HOT AND THE GRAY MAY BE THE COMMON BUT YOU ARE MISSING A HOT LOOK FOR YOUR WIRING DIAGRAM ON THE STOVE AND IT WILL SHOW YOU THE COLOR CODES FOR WIRING IF YOU CANT FIND IT SEND ME THE MODEL NUMBER AND I WILL SEE IF I CAN GET IT FOR YA.......BILL
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
hi my name is mark, you need to check local electrical code before wiring cooktop. if it is allowed the white and ground/copper can be tied together with green from house. but if not allowed you will have to run a seperate white wire or new 8ga 3 wire/ with ground from breaker box. check the code first. and shut off power before you wire cooktop. thanks for your question.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
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