Hooking up a new stovetop. From wall.....green/black/red. From
stove....green/black/white. Can I hook the white to red?? (Is the red a
I know this is a stupid question to most of you, but I am a novice.
NO! If you did not know this, don't try and do this yourself. We would
like to see you back here again. Honestly.
We could tell you want wires should be hooked up, but I am a little
conderned that if there was something not quite right, which happens, you
would not notice it and could end up doing serious damage to yourself or
someone in your home.
Please find a pro this time.
Ok...will take that advice!! Thanks so much. I was tempted to try to do it
myself.....just for the satisfaction, but would rather not take that chance.
(I was going to turn off the main breaker, but am a little nervous now to
even take that chance) Thanks again!! Oh, by the way, the guy at HD did tell
me that there should be no problem with the hookup, as I had another
stovetop there previously. So I think the wiring is compatible....just the
person wiring (me) is not educated enough in this field to give it a try.
It sounds as though the original might have been for 220V and the new
one is 120V.
Call in an expert -- or, in the absence of an expert, a professional.
On 01/26/04 03:14 pm Meleah Foreman put fingers to keyboard and launched
the following message into cyberspace:
The only stupid question is one you don't ask. Good you asked before doing
what you proposed.
Never hook up wires you are not certain about. Sounds like the voltage on
your existing circuit MAY be 220v- black and red POSSIBLY being hots, and
green ground. This is a maybe.
The green, black, white wires on your stovetop MAY be 120v- the Black being
hot, the white neutral, and the green ground.
Again, this is a maybe. Your stove's installation manual should tell you
what the electrical requirements are.
For your information, red wires are USUALLY hot. White are USUALLY neutral.
Hooking them together would trip your breaker or pop your fuse.
Unless you are very comfortable working with electrical wiring, and judging
from you post you are not, then call in a pro.
Thanks so much everyone for your advice!! I took it and had someone else
hook up my stovetop. My house and new countertop are still intact thanks to
me not doing it and I was able to cook!
Thanks again and have a great week.
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