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Connecting to ground or neutral

I'm installing a new cooktop. My cooktop has three wires. Green, Red, Black. My power supply has 4 wires. White, Red, Black and Copper.

My previous cooktop had a ground copper connected to the white wire coming from the power supply.

Is it ok to connect the green from my new one to the white wire coming from the power supply or should I connect the green to the ground copper wire coming from the power supply and cap the white wire.

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SOMETHING DOENST SOUND RIGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL. i would contact an electrician, would not even want to venture a guess as to whats goin on . let alone advise to hook up a ground to a nuteral and cap the nuetral.theres somehtin up there . i would call in a pro on that one

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