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Hi,

I'm looking to replace my current oven with a new oven which calls for a 30amp circuit. My current oven circuit is 40amps

We are planning on pulling old oven out ourselves. Doesn't seem too complicated. I am concerned about the new oven GE PT7800 needing 30A while old GE Profile called for 40A. Is this a simple fuse change? I can pull the old and take to Lowes?

Both GE products, thinking wiring will be the same and placement in old hole as well.

Any thoughts and precautions would be appreciated!

Thanks!
 

JOATMON
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As long as the existing wire is rated for the 40A, then a 30A oven is no issue. No need to change the breaker.

But there is also nothing wrong with downsizing the breaker if you want to have a bit more comfort.
 

JOATMON
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If breaker wasn't changed would it burn up my oven?
No....

No different than the outlets in your wall. They are typically rated at 15A....but are fed by a 20A breaker. If your TV needs 1a....it uses 1a.

If your oven needs 30A....it uses 30A. You could feed it with a 1000A breaker and it would not operate any different.
 
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