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Old 02-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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I replaced my electric cooktop with a new free standing electric range. Ran a 6-3 wire, red, black, white and bare ground to a 50 amp breaker in the panel box. At the 4 prong receptacle the bare will be the same as the green insulated wire in the 4 wire pig tail for the range correct? The cooktop that I took out had the white neutral and the bare wire both connected to the ground bar in the panel box is this still the case with the new wire or does white go to the neutral bar and the bare to the ground bar? Thanks for your help!!

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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I replaced my electric cooktop with a new free standing electric range. Ran a 6-3 wire, red, black, white and bare ground to a 50 amp breaker in the panel box. At the 4 prong receptacle the bare will be the same as the green insulated wire in the 4 wire pig tail for the range correct? The cooktop that I took out had the white neutral and the bare wire both connected to the ground bar in the panel box is this still the case with the new wire or does white go to the neutral bar and the bare to the ground bar? Thanks for your help!!
The wires are never (anymore) connected together on the oven hot to hot, hot to hot, neutral to neutral, green (bare) to ground. Ground / bare wire NEVER GETS CONNECTED TO NEUTRAL. This was a safety issue in the past and the rules have changed for safety.

In the panel, you are safe to put the neutral on the neutral bar and the ground on the ground bar.
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I replaced my electric cooktop with a new free standing electric range. Ran a 6-3 wire, red, black, white and bare ground to a 50 amp breaker in the panel box. At the 4 prong receptacle the bare will be the same as the green insulated wire in the 4 wire pig tail for the range correct? The cooktop that I took out had the white neutral and the bare wire both connected to the ground bar in the panel box is this still the case with the new wire or does white go to the neutral bar and the bare to the ground bar? Thanks for your help!!

Right wire size. Right amount of wires. Right type of plug and receptacle. If the range is fed from your main service panel then you can leave the neutral and ground on the same terminal strip in the panel. If the range is being fed from a sub panel you must keep the grounds and neutrals seperated.
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