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Electrical Wiring for a Wall Oven


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How to Wire 220 Volt Circuit for a Wall Oven: This Kitchen Remodel Project you may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric oven. Lets look at how the electric oven is wired and the possible solutions if your circuit does not seem to the same.


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Electrical Question: We are doing a kitchen remodel project and we are adding a wall oven into a new cabinet unit. There is no existing wiring for a wall oven so what is required for a 220 volt electric wall oven?

This electrical question came from: Bill, from Long Beach, California.

Additional Comments: Great site – Good information.

Dave the Electrician’s Reply: Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bill.

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Electrical Wiring for a Wall Oven

Application: Installing a 220 Volt or 240 Volt Oven Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Appliance Technician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Battery Operated Drill Motor, a support for the oven before inserting it into the cabinet.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and connect 220 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the oven circuit at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before making the oven wiring connections.
Notice: When installing an additional 220 volt oven circuit the work should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

  • Wall ovens require a dedicated 220 volt electric circuit.
  • The exact circuit size will depend on the wall oven that is selected.
  • Some wall oven configurations include
    • Single oven
    • Double oven
    • Self cleaning oven
    • Combo wall oven with optional Microwave oven

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2 Responses to “Electrical Wiring for a Wall Oven”
  1. Brad says:

    I purchased a used wall oven which does not have the armored conduit cable coming out if they back. Is there any issue with me direct wiring from the wall junction box to the back of the oven using regular 8/3 range cable? Thanks.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Brad,
      The range circuit should not be used for the oven unless it is not being used and the circuit is converted to the circuit specifications described on the oven. Check the oven specifications on the nameplate for the required electrical circuit. The installation of the oven circuit wiring, components, and connections should comply with the applicable NEC and local codes. This will ensure the oven is safe you use.
      I hope this helps,
      Dave


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