Question about Kitchen Ranges
Free standing electric range not reaching temp as indicated on dial. Sears Service tech states the problem is due to improper supply voltage of 208. Tech says needs to be 240. The rating plate where I found the model number states that the appliance operates at either 120/240 or 120/208. Electrician states the problem is with the appliance not the voltage as the building ( multi-story condos 300+ units all wired the same with same voltage) is wired correctly per the Electrical engineers specs and was approved by the local utility. Electrician states 208 is a common voltage in multi-story residencial/commercial buildings and is not the problem as the appliance itself lists 120/208 as an acceptable input voltage.
So who is correct, I'm leaning towards the electrician myself
The technician is right. The electrician should know that amperage X voltage = wattage. So if you lower the voltage then you lower the wattage. The element is like a light bulb, the higher the wattage the brighter or hotter it will be. 208 volts is at the minimum so the element won't be as hot as it should be. 208 volts is just enough to make it work. Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
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