Thread Number: 72975  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Can the plug be changed on a drop-in stove?
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Post# 964043   10/23/2017 at 17:52 (241 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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The power supply on my Mark 27 drop in range looks like it was supposed to be hard wired. Does anyone know if that can be changed to a "normal" 3 or 4 prong plug that you can buy off of the shelf?

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Post# 964047 , Reply# 1   10/23/2017 at 18:27 (241 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Basically NO

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If you are trying to plug this range into an outlet and you don't want to modify or remove the outlet you can buy a metal junction box and take a range cord [ either a 3 or 4 wire makes no difference if wired properly ] and make the connections in the box and plug it in.


Be sure you use the proper metal cover on the box, John L.

Post# 964060 , Reply# 2   10/23/2017 at 19:56 (241 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Thanks for the reply. I was wondering if you could just replace the cord that's currently on back of the stove with one you could buy off of the shelf that plugs in to an existing outlet (like what a stand alone stove uses). We've replaced 3 prong cords with 4 prong cords before, and vice versa, but nothing like this.

Post# 964065 , Reply# 3   10/23/2017 at 20:07 (241 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
That is not a cord on the back of your range

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It is a power cable and the leads run all the way into the control panel, it is not designed to be changed in the field for different installations.

Post# 964076 , Reply# 4   10/23/2017 at 21:21 (241 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Ah, that makes sense now. I thought it might have been different just because it went into a cabinet and that the "cord" was just inside conduit. That's why I checked here to make sure before messing with things. I'm glad I did :-)

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