Author Topic: Switched 4 Wire to 3 Wire & Now Oven Doesn't Work  (Read 361 times)

Offline lum

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Switched 4 Wire to 3 Wire & Now Oven Doesn't Work
« on: January 25, 2014, 05:10:46 PM »
Owners replaced 4 wire cable with 3 wire cable to fit the outlet in their house. They say now that the oven does not work. Would improperly hooking the cable up power only a portion of the unit or could they have damaged something permanently by hooking up the new 3 wire cable wrong? Or is there a more likely cause?

Offline olyteddy

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Re: Switched 4 Wire to 3 Wire & Now Oven Doesn't Work
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 05:08:36 AM »
Owners replaced 4 wire cable with 3 wire cable to fit the outlet in their house. They say now that the oven does not work. Would improperly hooking the cable up power only a portion of the unit YES or could they have damaged something permanently by hooking up the new 3 wire cable wrong? YES Or is there a more likely cause?
Not enough information here. Do the burners work? Make? Model#?

Offline Bailey

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Re: Switched 4 Wire to 3 Wire & Now Oven Doesn't Work
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 10:11:33 AM »
First thing I would do is get a voltmeter and see what you get at the block where the cord is attached.

 

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