How to Wire a GE Electric Range

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Wiring your new GE electric range is much like wiring a dryer. Use the proper power cord for the electrical outlet set up in your home. The GE range will accept either a three-prong or four-prong power cord. If you have a four-prong installation, remove the ground strap from the GE range. All three-prong installations keep the brass grounding strap in place.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4-inch nut driver
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • UL strain relief clamp
  • Power cord
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Remove the five hex head screws securing the wire cover to the rear panel with a 1/4-inch nut driver. The wire cover is the square box on the lower middle part of the rear panel.

  • Remove the knock-out plug in the bottom of the electrical connection plate with a flat-head screwdriver and hammer. The knock-out is the perforated circle of metal on the plate below the terminal block.

  • Turn the three nuts on the terminal block counterclockwise with the nut driver and remove them from the terminal posts. A ground strap connects the far right terminal post and the back of the range. If you are installing a four-prong power cord, remove the ground strap. Remove the green screw securing the strap to the range with a Phillips-head screwdriver, and pull the strap off the terminal block terminal and the range.

  • Insert a UL-listed strain relief clamp into the hole on the bottom connection plate. Insert the threaded end through the bottom and secure with the retaining nut on top. Insert the individual wire end of the power cord through the strain relief from the bottom so the wires will be pointing to the terminal block.

  • Place the white wire over the center terminal post. Each of the wires has a tip that will fit over the terminal like a washer. Thread a terminal nut over the center terminal and tighten with the nut driver to secure the wire.

  • Place the red and black wires over the end terminals on each side. Thread the retaining nuts over each, and tighten to secure the wires. If you are installing a four-prong power cord, place the green wire end over the area for the green grounding screw and secure the wire to the range with the screw.

  • Push up on the power cord from below the connection plate to give the individual wires some slack. Tighten the restraining clamp with a Phillips-head screwdriver to secure the power cord in place.

  • Place the wire cover over the connection area and secure with the five hex head screws and nut driver.

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