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How to Connect the Wires to the Terminals On An Electric Range Receptacles
Connect Range Receptacle Terminals

Connect Range Receptacle Terminals

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In order to connect wires to the terminals on an electric range receptacle, unscrew the screws on the terminal connections. Insert the stripped wires into the terminal slots and tighten the screw snugly. Tug on the wire to be sure the connections are tight. The brass-colored terminals are for the "hot" wires. These are the top two terminals of the receptacle. The black wire connects to the left terminal and the red wire connects to the right terminal. The silver-colored terminal is for the neutral or neutral/ground connection. The white wire connects to this terminal.

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