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    Replacing a built in Electric oven


    We are replacing a 3kw single oven with a 3.6kw single oven. The current oven is simply plugged in. Can we do the same with the new oven? If not how much will it cost to convert the existing socket to one suitable for a 3.6 kW oven?

    Asked by Fiona on 16th Jan 2022
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    Harrington's Electrical Services Ltd

    "Hi, Fiona, This will depend upon the oven you have? is your new oven hard wired or plug in and go? If the new oven is hard wired then you would need an electrician to fit this for you, If it is simply a plug check for the data badge on the oven and if the total power is less than 3000 watts then it’s fine to plug in. The badge is usually located on the oven door frame. I hope this answers your question don't hesitate to give me a call if you need to. Kind regards."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Mpf Electrical

    "Hi, you can't just change the socket it will have to go on its own supply as is nearly 16amps and will overload the circuit and is not good practice to run a cooker this way."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Lyall property services

    "Unfortunately, a 3.6kw oven would need at least 16A separate cooker circuits installed
    You would need to call out a qualified electrician to quote you on this work as a lot of factors would need to be considered which all affect the price"

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Pjg electrical

    "No, it can just be replaced the 3kw oven will be plugged in more than likely, the 3.6 kW will need to be hardwired back to a cooker connection point then up to the switch will require to be done in 6 mm cable. Cheers, Paul pjg electrical."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

    "The current for the new oven would be around 16A so definitely plug socket not right for this job. It's cost around £150 maybe less"

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Maintenance Plus

    "3.6 kw = 3600watts
    3600/240 = 15
    If the voltage is 240. I assume the oven is far from your distribution board.
    I'll advise you of 20 amp fuse
    Probably need cable changing."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Samuel Germano de Oliveira

    "3KW is limited for 13amp socket usage. Have to check if the current outlet is 13amp or is already a 45amp outlet. 3.6kW oven already has to be a 45amp outlet"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    WK Electricals Ltd

    "The design current for both 3KW or 3.6KW is 15.00 amps nearest 16 A mcb should do for the cooker with a 2.5 mm cable twin and earth or 4mm cable with 20A mcb, preferably this circuit has to be separate with its separate mcb, 16 A or 20A rcbo"

    Answered on 2nd May 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    CS electrical services and after hours call outs

    "If the new one does not come with a plug top, it will have to be hardwired and for this, it needs a new individual circuit from the distribution board"

    Answered on 27th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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