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Get an electrician to wire you up a 220v line.

Yes, with a caveat. The current ratings must be the same, and the the 110V outlet must be a dedicated circuit, i.e. nothing else on that breaker. You can safely upgrade a dedicated 110V 15A circuit to a 220V 15A circuit by re-using the same wiring. You will have to just replace the breaker and the outlet. You cannot, however, increase the current load or have a 110/220V (4-prong) outlet. Note that if you move a non-dedicated circuit up to 220 you will start a fire.

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To install a 240V hookup where a 120V outlet exists for an electric stove upgrade, you'll likely need to run a new circuit from the electrical panel to the location of the new stove. This will involve installing a new double-pole circuit breaker, running new wiring, and installing the appropriate outlet (e.g., NEMA 6-20R). It's important to ensure the electrical system can handle the additional load and to follow all local electrical codes and regulations. Consulting a licensed electrician is recommended for this type of installation.

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For USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.It is best to install a new 120 volt branch circuit for the gas stove using properly sized cable and breaker and the correct type of GFCI-protected 120 volt socket outlet for use in a kitchen area.

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As the existing wire size is sufficient to handle 220 volts you can use it to carry 110 volts. You will need to change the receptacle and also change from a double pole breaker to a single pole breaker at the fuse panel. Unless you know what you are doing, I would suggest you hire an electrician. A very simple job that should not be too expensive.

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I would do nothing more than trip the breaker at the fuse panel. Out of sight out of mind.

[That is not good practice! Why not provide a properly connected and protected 120 volt socket outlet near to the gas stove?]

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You'll want to perform what is known as a "burial".

Carefully remove the wires from the main service panel and tuck them away OUTSIDE the panel. Before tucking them away snip off the bare ends, put on a wire-nut, and wrap it with electrical tape. At the kitchen outlet, snip off the bare ends and put wirenut on and tape. But leave everything INSIDE the junction box.

This method allows for the unit to be hooked back up if need be.

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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.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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=== === Assuming you want to plug in say a 120V washer next to the 240V dryer, you would need to install a separate 120V 20A circuit. This is not a simple task and can kill you in several ways if you get it wrong. Please have a qualified electrician do it, if you do not understand the following discussion completely, or otherwise doubt your abilities. <><><> Any new outlet must be of a type protected by a GFCI or be wired into a GFCI-protected circuit if it is within an unfinished basement, bathroom, garage or any room that has wet or damp areas. The US National Electrical Code requires that a laundry outlet have its own separate circuit. If the laundry circuit in a garage or basement is used only for an appliance that is not easily moved (washing machine, freezer), it need not be GFCI protected, but only if there are other reachable GFCI outlets in the same room. You will need to add a 120 V 20A breaker to the breaker box (or sub-panel, if you have one with adequate feeders), run a separate 20A cable to a separate junction/work box near the 240 V outlet, and install the 120 V outlet. You are not allowed to just run a cord to your laundry from another outlet on a circuit used for other things, nor to connect the new outlet to an existing outlet. You may, however, extend an existing circuit to yet another outlet in the laundry area for purpose of ironing, fan, or other small appliances. If you plug an iron into the laundry outlet while the washer is going, you're likely to overload the 20A breaker. Under no circumstances should you attempt to "split" the 240 into a 120 outlet! The dryer circuit is protected with a 30-Amp or larger breaker (5000 watts is over 20 Amps). If anything had an overload, the ordinary 15-amp or 20-amp outlet for 120 volts and anything plugged into it could overheat and catch fire well before the 30A breaker shut off the current. A "combination" washer/dryer unit is designed with internal overload protection for the 120-volt equipment. <><><>

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.

If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power

at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work

AND

always use a meter or voltage indicator

to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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