I had a drop in oven that went out. We have a free standing oven to put in its place. When we removed the drop in oven we found that there was no wall plug. The wire to the stove was feed out of the wall into a metal box and through metal flex conduit. The stove was wired directly from the conduit. The problem I have is simple, I don’t know how to wire the electric wall plug. I know to shut off the power, cut the black power supply, and remove the old stove. Now, I am not sure… Can someone give me simple step by step directions. I know my way around a skill saw and a hammer, but my husband is totally green when it comes to home remodeling. I also meed to know how to attach the cord to the back of the free standing oven. Any tips would sure help. Trying not to burn down the house!

Is the replacement “free-standing range” new and is the cord end 3 or 4 prong? Near where the cord attaches to the new appliance will be an nomenclature plate which will contain the power rating of the appliance. The numbers will be listed by voltage, IE. 208 or 240 followed by a number in the thousands and the initials KW Dividing the larger by the voltage will allow you to determine the required wire size needed to safely power this appliance.

First-determine the size of the circuit feeding the existing range. if you look at the breaker/ fuses, yo umay be able to determine if the wire is large enough for the new stove. if you have separate breaker/fuses for oven and range that are on 20 or 30 amp breakers/fuses, stop. you will need a new 50 ampere 4 wire circuit for the freestanding range. if you only have a 50 amp breaker/fuse feeding the existing, you should be OK. you can remove the flex drop(s) feeding the existing and connect a range outlet in the box where the wires are spliced and install a serface mount cover. if the wires in the splice box are smaller than a pencil, you will need a new circuit rated at 50 amps.

To install the cord on your new range, see ic you have a three or four wire circuit. in a three wire circuit, you will only have two insulated wires and an uninsulated wire. the uninsulated wire is the ground/neutral. it will be connected to the middle terminal on back of stove with a grounding jumper to the frame of the stove, and the two insulated wires hook to the outside terminals (one in each terminal). with a four wire circuit. the uninsulated wire is the ground and will hook to the grounding (green) terminal on the stove frame. the white insulated wire will hook to the middle terminal, the black and red insulated wires to the outside terminals.