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Old 12-09-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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I have just remodeled an old house, and change the fuse system to a breaker system. For the kitchen I bought a jenn-air stove top and I was told that I can connect a stovetop to a 12/3 wire to the panel box, and not an 8 gauge as the oven is separate (and I know the oven part needs an 8 gauge). Can someone tell me if this is right? If not, what should the wiring be for the stovetop?

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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What does the stovetop nameplate say? What model is it?

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The model is:
Model: CCS446W-C
Serial: 025063BD
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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The model is:
Model: CCS446W-C
Serial: 025063BD
Where are you located? Is there a wattage rating on the nameplate? How many wires are coming from the cooktop?
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The stove top model no# ccs446w-c, has five wires 1-red,1-black, 1-yellow, 1-blue and a solid copper wire

Not sure how to connect this or which gauge to use? I am in Canada
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:54 AM   #6
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Your going to need 10/3 with a double pole 30 amp breaker.
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Your going to need 10/3 with a double pole 30 amp breaker.
What do you think the blue and yellow wire are for?
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What do you think the blue and yellow wire are for?
The instructions don't match up, but I think these may go to a separate fan unit that is turned on when the cooktop is in use.
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The instructions don't match up, but I think these may go to a separate fan unit that is turned on when the cooktop is in use.
I looked all over and could not find the install instructions for this unit. So do you think it's a 240V only hookup with the blue and yellow as outs for a fan?

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I looked all over and could not find the install instructions for this unit. So do you think it's a 240V only hookup with the blue and yellow as outs for a fan?
I think so. They may be power out, or they may be a switch loop for a fan powered by a different circuit. But, like you, I looked everywhere and couldn't find a description of a unit with these wire colors, so it's really only a guess. I'm almost certain they aren't circuit conductors, because I have never seen an appliance for use in the U.S. and Canada that has colors other than black, red, and white.

To the OP, how old is this unit? I called Jenn-Air myself, and they laughed me off the phone! Said that model was too old for their system to pull up. My guess is this: You need to run a 10-3 with ground. Wire it red to red, black to black, ground to ground, also grounding your junction box. Cap the white, blue and yellow.
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My guess is this jenn air...made by maytag..is not new. Blue and yellow would be in my opinion be connected to a three speed fan switch. The would of course be connected if unit was new. I think someone has been tinkering.....
When I look at the JENN AIR site ccs446wc is preceded by JED8430 which is a typical 3 or 4 wire connection.
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The jenn-air is not new- it was given to my mother by a friend about a year ago or so...my mother never hooked it up as she never remodelled her kitchen. With that said- the old friend cannot be reached. The stove top is in EXCELLENT condition (glass top) and does not look old or used at all (no scratches etc).

I wish I could take a pic of the diagram on the back- it shows blue, black, yellow and red going into a diagram box labelled "wire in BX cable"- the wires then are corresponded to L1, L1, GND, L2, L2.

I really wasn't sure what to do with blue and yellow wires? The green ground is bolted to the inside of the stove panel and is separate from the junction box with the coloured wires. The diagram of the panel shows the yellow going into a junction connected to both yellow and purple wires going out to the elements. The black to the black, the red to the red, and the blue to the other section which is both yellow and purple....any thoughts?
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oops, I forgot to mention that there is no wire coming out of the stovetop, we had to unscrew the panelling at the back of the stove- the above description is what I see in the junction box where all the wires join to be connected to the panel box wire.

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