Sunday, March 27, 2011

How to connect a Stove's Power Cord

This is an electrical screwdriver it has a rubber handle and a flat tip
Fig.1 Electrical 
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Electrical Screwdriver
Electrical flat tipped screwdriver 

In this job, the stove was pulled out because the tiler wanted to tile under the stove area and some wires became loose, thus the stove would not work. My job was to find the problem and solve it.   
      Step 1: Fig.1 above shows the and electrical screwdriver depending on the make of the stove, the plate screw could either be a flat head metal screw or a Phillip screw .
      Step 2: Fig.2 shows the electrical plug laying over the stove top. Next if connected removed the electrical plug from the wall. Turn off the electrical breaker.
      Stove 120 volt electrical plug
      Fig.2 Remove plug
      Step 3: Fig.3 shows that the new stove must be pulled back to get to the electrical panel is in plain sight.
      The power panel area is covered by a metal protective plate
      Fig.3 Back of stove
      Step 4: Fig.4 shows that to get to the electrical sheet metal panel the protective plate must be removed to place the electrical wires inside the copper electrical plate. In this problem the stove panel appeared to be connected. But several wires were just riding the plate and each terminal screw had to be tightened.
      Panel wires were not connected
      Step 5: Fig.5 If you can not find any problem the other choice is to stop and look at the wiring diagram. All electrical appliances have schematics (technical plans) and most of them are on the Internet. The diagram will show which wire color to put on each electrical connector. Reconnect the plug to the wall. Turn on the electrical circuit breaker. Next check the stove if you have power, then you know the job is done correctly. 

      Tip: Remember if you are unsure, call an Appliance Technician. 

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