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Question DetailsAsked on 6/14/2011

Installing a new outlet

I am replacing a range/stove. The outlet is a 3-prong. The range I got is a 4-prong, one being a grounder. Can I replace the outlet with a outlet that has a hole for the grounder? I am also told that since the original range didn't have a ground pole, I could cut the pole off the replacement stove. Would this work?

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Your new range sounds like 240V with neutral.
I'm not sure what the 3-prong outlet is.
It could be one of the following:
120V with neutral and ground
240V with ground and no neutral.

If you are unsure how to determine the voltage of the existing outlet OR you are unsure about the purpose of ground and neutral, then you should contact an electrical contranctor.

Answered 9 years ago by Kestrel Electric

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