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Old 05-29-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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125/250 receptacle


Got new whirlpool freestanding stove, wiring has black wire, red wire and white(middle)attached 3 prong cord. Problem 125/250 receptacle has 3 prong with white wire in middle, black on left and ground(bare) on right.Everything works in stove, burners heat but not enough. Need help.

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Old 05-29-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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125/250 receptacle


It sounds like your supply is 120 volts. Your electric stove would typically need a 40 or 50 amp circuit at 240 volts.

It sounds like someone might be trying to use the bare as a hot conductor. This would be an extremely dangerous condition.

Can you measure voltages from the house wiring?

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