Whether it’s a case of your previous electric cooker dying or that it’s simply time for an upgrade, finding a replacement that can be installed in its place is a relatively easy thing to do. If you possess the relevant knowledge and expertise, then installing it is something that you can do yourself. However, if DIY is not your strong point or if you have any doubts about your ability to perform such a task, then it is recommended that you leave it to the professionals and find an emergency electrician near me instead.
Where an electric cooker is rated below 3kW, it can be run off of a normal 13 amp plug socket. This is typically the case for those smaller ovens that are specially designed to be installed into a fitted kitchen. However, where an electric cooker is more powerful than 3kW, it needs to be hardwired into a dedicated circuit that is higher rated and has its own separate on / off switch.
Doing this is actually quite similar to wiring a plug, and just like when doing that, you first need to switch off the power in your property in Greater Manchester at the mains. Then connect the appliance to the cooker control unit via the power cable that is attached to it, making sure that it is positioned no more than two meters away from the control unit, but not directly under it as this can pose a potential fire hazard. If you do opt for an emergency electrician near me to install the electric cooker, then they will be aware of this fact.
When connecting the electric cooker to the cooker control unit in your Salford, Tameside, or Stockport home, it is important to make sure that the power cable is securely attached to the appliance. Where there is a double pole isolator switch, make sure that it is turned on in order to de-energise the electric cooker. Before proceeding any further, use a voltage tester to make sure that the cooker control unit is not live. Once confirmed that it is fully dead, you can proceed with removing the screws that are inside of the connector.
Take care in connecting the earth, neutral, and live wires into their correct positions, with the yellow and green earth going in the centre, the brown live going to the right, and the neutral blue going to the left. Once all of the wires are in place and tight enough, close up the outlet box and proceed within finishing all of the remaining connections that go to the cooker control unit.
If you have any hesitation about being able to perform this installation task, then rather than getting it wrong and potentially harming yourself, hire an emergency electrician near me to do it for you instead.