Hi All - I am in need of you expertise. Any feedback would be welcomed.
I hired an electrician to move two outlets in the kitchen, the 240 for the oven, and the 120 for the fridge. In the process he noticed that the wiring for the oven are (forgive me) 30A wires, and the breaker they're connected to is a 50A breaker. That breaker also services my electric cooktop. He recommended I change the breaker to a 30A breaker, although he said that if the cooktop and ovens were on at the same time it could trip the breaker. Why would I want to do this?
He did note that the oven wires, in place for over 40 years, were flexible and in good shape and that nothing seemed wrong but the mismatch. If I understood him correctly, he said that the oven would burst into flames before the breaker would trip (I get that part, 50>30) but why would the oven "pull" more than 30A through those wires?
He's coming back tomorrow to finish the job. Should I leave things as they are, or should I change the breaker? Thanks for the input.