Can you swap an oven plug for a clothes dryer plug?

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asked Sep 22, 2017 in Do it yourself by Slade T (420 points)
Can you swap an oven plug for a clothes dryer plug?

My oven outlet has went bad and I have a clothes dryer plug and a clothes dryer cord.

Can I swap out the oven electrical plug with the clothes dryer plug and install the dryer cord on the electric range in place of the oven range cord?

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answered Sep 22, 2017 by Lexwall (660 points)
As long as the clothes dryer outlet and the clothes dryer cord can handle the amperage of the stove then it should be okay.

Check the amperage of your electric stove to be sure that the dryer cord and the dryer plug can handle the electrical amperage.

I recommend though to just go buy a new range plug and not take chances.

Buying a new range plug is much cheaper than burning a house down.

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