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I have a black and red wire for en electric range. Which is…

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I have a black...

I have a black and red wire for en electric range. Which is x and which is y.

Contractor's Assistant: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?

A few years old. Replacing wall outlet.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Just need to know which is X wire and which is Y.

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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Are you referring to the house wires which are black and red?

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 6 months ago
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 6 months ago

Ken,

The house red and black wires are inter-changeable for either the "X" or "Y" receptacle terminations. Does not matter which wire terminates to "X" or "Y" since the range is a 240 volt appliance.

Thanks...........Kevin:)

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