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Old 11-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Disconnected cooktop electrical wires -- a mystery


Hi there. My Thermador GGCV30 cooktop electrical wires are not connected for some reason, and thus there is no spark.

I think when we moved in, the cooktop was not working and the electrician tried to fix it by direct wiring it. Hence the wires are stripped as shown here:

http://imgur.com/yTHif

I also have the severed wiring harness, male end:

http://imgur.com/Trpfe

As you can see, there are 3 black wires, 2 white, 1 green, and 1 red.

I don't have the female end.

Here's what I'm wondering:

- What is the wiring harness supposed connect to? I assume these wires should end up connecting to a the house electrical service, but how? Through a plug?
- What are my options for fixing this? Is there anyway I could direct wire it?
- Or is it likely that it is disconnected because some other part inside the cooktop is also broken and whoever owned it before didn't want to spring for a new one??

Thanks for the help!

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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www.searspartsdirect.com may have a wiring diagram for you.

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Sadly not.

I'm thinking if I connect black and red to hot, white to neutral, and green to ground, I should be good? Worth a shot I guess?
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So I did as I said I might, and it seemed to work (the burner ignited), but then my partner pushed the "up" exhaust button (there are no exhaust units actually connected), and she felt a little jolt, and there was some smoke, and the flames turned green. So I think we destroyed something. The cooktop still works though. So I think I'm giving up on the igniters. I've unplugged everything.

Still though, any theories as to why this happened? All I thought I did was connect the wires to what they would have been connected to via the wiring harness....
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I think that a little more research would have done you well....glad you aren't an electrician.
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Did you leave any wires not connected? You did say she got a tingle, right?

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