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110v Range cords

I have a duel fuel stove that needs a standard household straight 3 prong cord, cannot find one.
One that fits any american 3 prong outlet

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Most duel fuel ranges need 220 volts. and the outlets are different.

If you can't find a heavy standard real range cord it is because in your area they probably changed the code. Try ordering out of state from Home Depot E bay etc. Or change the outlet.

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Do I need special electrical outlet?


You need to check with a licensed electrician for your area that would know the electrical codes. Most houses will all ready have an outlet for the stove and you will have to match it up with for the cord on your stove. Older homes that have not upgraded the electrical, typically will have a 3 wire outlet for the stove. Most newer homes, where the code requires, may have a 4 wire outlet. If you are replacing an existing stove I would recommend getting a new pigtail cord for the new stove so that you have new wires carrying the current instead of trusting old wires. Hope this helps!

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General answer for all electric stoves: Electric stoves are usually 220V in the USA. The clock is 120V. My first "guess" is that you have 120v to your clock and maybe light if the stove has one. You should have a separate 220v power cable ( see photo attached) that will power the range itself. The cord may be missing ( simple to unbolt), the cord my be unplugged, or the 220 circuit may be turned off at the fuse box or circuit breaker.


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We have gone through 3 different FGEF308TNF Ranges, had the control panel replaced, had an electrician in to look at our power supply, breakers etc and all checked out and we still continue to get err


F68 occurs on these ranges when the power lines are not hooked up properly. Usually its a miswired cord or outlet. If you are using a 3 prong range cord, you need to check with a meter that you are getting 240 volts between the 2 outer terminals of the plug, and 120 volts between either of the outer terminals to the center plug. If you are using a 4 prong cord, the test is the same except you should also get 120 volts between either of the outer terminals and the flat center plug and the round center plug. Flat center is NEUTRAL, round center is GROUND. On a 3 prong plug, center terminal acts as NEUTRAL & GROUND.

If all of this checks ok, then its time to pull the cover off the back of the range where the cord goes in and make sure the wires are connected properly there. 3 wire cord should have the 2 outer wires going to the outer terminals on the terminal block and the center going to the center terminal. 4 wire cord should have black and red wires going to the outer terminal posts, the white goes to the middle post and the green goes to the frame.

If all of this checks OK then you need to have a COMPETENT electrician go over every part of this circuit, from the outlet to the breaker box, and make sure everything is connected properly and TIGHT. A loose NEUTRAL connection can cause all kinds of erratic behavior with electronic control ranges.

The fact that you've gone through 3 of these ranges should tell you it's not the range. Most likely it's something the electrician has overlooked. I've run service calls behind electricians that have bragged about their 30 years of experience, etc and think they know what they are doing but still don't understand how to diagnose problems like loose neutral connections.

Good luck. Reply back when you find out what it was!

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Sounds like you are only getting half the power to your stove, first check your breaker for the stove,turn it off and then on again,one side off the breaker may not be making a good connection giving you only 110v instead of 220v which is why you will have lights and no heat. If that does not solve the problem and you are comfortable working with electricity shut off the breaker, unplug the stove and remove rear access panel where the cord goes into the back off the stove and make sure all 3/4 wires are securely connected, that being done and it still does not work you may have a bad breaker or connection in box or a faulty outlet.

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I HAVE A FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY RANGE WITH A 3 PRONG, BUT NEED A 4 PRONG, WHAT DO I DO?


You can go out and get four prong plug and wire according to the directions on the web site below.

If you feel this has been helpful please give me a comment...Thanks!...Jim


http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/range-cord.html

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First I would turn the breaker off. If you can pull the stove out and find where the cord connects to the oven. Check the connections. If a breaker is tripping as you try to reset it, that means there is a direct short from hot to neutral line. If the connections are good and not burnt... you want to check to see that the elements are in good condition and not melted. Check where the wires connect to the elements. Many times this is where a short occurs. The spark your wife saw should show signs somewhere. Look for a scorch mark.

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I am replacing a 4 prong cord which is red, white, black, green with a 3 prong all black cord. My stove is a Maytag which was originally wired with a 4 prong pigtail for use in a trailer. I want to replace...


Okay, without knowing everything I would need to know; here's what I propose you do. First of all, are you exchanging the same wire size cord (eg. #12 stranded wire for 20 amp, and #10 for 30 amp, #8 wire for 40 amp,  # 6 for 50 amp, and so on) for the same application (ie. 30 amp for dryer, and 50 amp for range, etc.) ?  Let's say you are, so what you want to do is take the 4 prong off (one by one), and write down the configuration and color, as you take off each wire. And then you're going to apply this to your 3-prong plug. So, without seeing the plug and its application - I'm going to explain to you how to wire this. First, put the black (hot leg) wire will go on one of the straight prongs - and the red (the other hot leg) wire will go on the other straight prong. Now cut the white wire down to about an inch, so it can fit into the plug when you're putting the cap back on. And remember to tape this white wire with electrical tape. This is for many reasons, but its basically for safety. Now, the remaining wire (green) goes to the right-angled prong - which is your ground wire. Now your wired for 240 volts, and depending on the size of the wire - your wire size shall be in accordance with the amperage that I explained earlier. Now make sure that your power is off at the panel before you plug this oven plug into the wall. Then, turn the breaker on, then off. If everything seems okay, plug the cord into the wall (with the oven off) - and then turn the breaker back on. Then proceed to turn your oven on from there, and then if everything checks out okay, then your good to go. Good Luck with this, and I hope this works out for you. If not, feel free to contact me again. - Jim

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I need to convert a four prong into a three prong cord, I have the three prong cord allready, but it's not color coerdinated (sp) what do I do?


Hi, The 3 prong cord should be set up with the ground wire in the middle and the lead wires on the outside. It will hook up that way.
Just make sure you put the middle ground wire on the middle post of the block and the outside wires go on the putside post. It doesn't matter witch side.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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3 prong outlet/4 prong plug


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!
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