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You'll have to change the wiring and the receptacle. Your oven is most likely 4-wire, and your dryer circuit is 3-wire. Even if your oven is 3-wire, it will need more amperage than the dryer. Ovens typically require 30-40 amps, which will require a circuit (wire and breaker) rated for 40-50 amps. The range plug is designed to go into a 240v, 50a receptacle, so I would make my new circuit 50 amps, with 8/3 (with ground) romex. <><><> As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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