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Old 09-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hooking up a stove range, all wires are black how do tell which is positive and negative and ground?


Hooking up a stove range, all 3 wires are black how do tell which is positive and negative and ground?

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Hooking up a stove range, all wires are black how do tell which is positive and negative and ground?


Use volt meter. Is it 220 volts

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Hooking up a stove range, all wires are black how do tell which is positive and negative and ground?


there is no positive or negative.

also, where in the world are you located? It makes a big difference.
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if it's 220v you will have 2 hots 1 ground
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Hooking up a stove range, all wires are black how do tell which is positive and negative and ground?


Based on experience: IF all three supply wires are black, then one of them should have another colored stripe, a "tracer" color, on it which would indicate the ground/neutral wire. This would be an older set-up with no dedicated ground. IF there is no wiring with any colored tracer on it, then I would say the wires need to be traced back to the panel, confirmed as to which each wire really is, and properly labeled. In today's world a dedicated ground should be put in at this time. David
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