Electrical Wiring for new Double Oven
We just bought a new wall oven from Sears (Kenmore). The house has 8-3 wiring (it's a new addition and not previously used).
The oven tag states 120/240V 6.8Kw and in the manual this calls out 30 amps. However when I look at the wires for the pigtail coming from the oven, it clearly says 12 AWG on the wire.
I thought 12 AWG is a 20 amp wire. What am I missing and can I connect this to the 8-3 wiring already set up in the house? Breaker size?
Also the 8-3 was boxed in the wall with about 6 inches of wire. The oven is a corner unit and I will need to make the last connection to the oven to install or at a minimum and extention from the 6 inces at the wall 2-3 feet to the back of the cabinet.
Any ideas my expert friends out there?