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Wiring new oven

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I am replacing a wall oven. The new oven has 4 wires (black, white, red, bare). The wall has 3 wires (black, white, bare). The directions show how to wire to a 3 wire, but their diagram shows a black, white and red at the wall. I read that 240 doesn’t have a neutral. Is the white wire from the wall live as well as the black? If so, I am guessing black to black, red from oven to white at wall and white and bare from the oven to bare at the wall. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can you post a photo of the existing wiring or describe it in more detail? With certain cable types it may be acceptable to use the bare conductor as the neutral and ground.
No, sorry. That isn't suitable. You'll need to run a new cable as rjniles said.
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