Model #GA301-50A GOETTL package units(both units combined)

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Q:

kenmore elite 30" standing electric. three prong 50A plug I have red and black wired to the block, neutral to the chassi. grounding strap removed. correct?

A:

I assume that you are attempting to wire it as shown in the image below from the installation guide. This is the only proper way to wire the 3-prong power cord. If it is tripping the breaker when it is wired in this manner than you have a short in the circuit of the supply wiring. I do not recommend that you attempt to connect the neutral wire to the chassis instead of the terminal block as shown below. I recommend that you have a service technician or electrician examine the range and the power supply to diagnose the problem. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 02, 2010
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Kenmore model 790.98023802 circuit requirement

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National and local electrical codes normally dictate the size of the breaker that should protect the range based on the kilowatt rating plate that is on the base of the range. Since you have an existing outlet that is protected by a 40A breaker, I assume that it was installed in compliance with the local and national codes. The outlet should also be wired with 8 gauge copper wire. This is fairly standard for a 240 volt range outlet unless the home is over 30 years old.

Since you have the lower rated breaker 40A, it is actually safer than protecting the range with a 50A breaker. I assume that you are plugging the range into an existing outlet. You should be able to use the existing outlet with the 40A breaker for this range based on the above assumptions. The 40A breaker will not normally trip even if the oven and all burners are used at the same time. If the breaker does begin tripping under normal use, I recommend that you call an electrician and have the circuit checked and the breaker replaced with a 50A size (or rewired to comply with electrical codes). If you are still unsure about using the existing outlet, I recommend that you contact an electrician in your local area to check the rating on the range and determine whether the outlet will work.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 30, 2010
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Required Electric Service-Proper Size Amp Circuit Breaker

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That range should not need a 50 amp breaker. I don't have the exact KW rating on that range but the most similar model that has nearly identical components requires a 40 amp breaker with 8 gauge copper wire size. The model 790.92203000 is rated at 12.5 KW for 240 volts. Local and national electrical codes apply to the power supply for that range. The electrician normally needs to see the rating plate on the range to determine the proper breaker size and wiring size. In my opinion, the 12.5 KW rating and the 40 amp/8 ga. recommendation provided above should be accurate for this range. If you physically have the range at your home, the electrician can refer to the rating plate on the range to verify this information.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 13, 2011