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My installation manual says to use a 3 wire 40A cord. The range is rated for 14.1KW at 125/250volts which converts to 59Amps. What size wire should be used to the breaker pnl? How can a 40A cord carry a 59A load? The main wires on the range appear to be #12 or at best a #10. The model # is JB968SOl5SS. What am I missing here?

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There may be, but your problem is not any of those. You apparently have a short to ground somewhere that need's to be located and repaired.

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It can matter. Some codes require that it be hard wired, and some may require a service disconnect. Consult a local expert. Electrically, it doesn't matter to the stove.
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all ranges should be on a 50a plug
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if your read the range plug ua it says 50a

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look on the unit tag just inside oven door (on most) and it will tell you kw or take input volts and multiply by total current draw and this will give you watts then divide by 1,000 for kw,your total draw in current will tell you what size breaker you need

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Breaker size is 40Amps.

Below the complete literature for this manual. Please see the installation instructions in first manual for wiring. Check page 34 and following (wiring with pics at page 37):

GE 30" Free-Standing Electric Range



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