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    Jeff, what readings should you get when ohming each line to the frame or case on a 3 wire stove terminal? What setting on a digital meter?
    To be clear, I am talking about the terminal block at the back of the stove where the power chord attaches.

    Thanks, hate to show my ignorance.
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    what readings should you get when ohming each line to the frame or case on a 3 wire stove terminal? What setting on a digital meter?
    Why are you taking an ohm reading there? Wires should be off to ohm and you should get no reading from the t-block to the frame....with the wires attached the white/neutral may shows a reading to ground.

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    The ground strapp is gone on this one, and I called myself checking for a possible short from the lines to the frame.

    I will double check but seems my digital meter wanted to show a high resistance, especially from line 1.

    I have another stove, and it checked the same way. May be something wrong with my meter.
    Anyway, I am going to reinstall a ground strap on the Tappan to be safe.

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    k, I have 4 electric stoves including the one in my house. When checking with digital meter set on sound, they all give a reading on at least one of the prongs besides the ground/neutral ( line 1 or line 2)prong on the cord to a screw head on the frame. Sometimes it acted like it wanted to just flash a reading and I have to push the meter probe kinda hard, so maybe it is this pushing hard on the meter probe that is causing crazy readings.

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    Oops! The Tappan does have the strap. It was attached to the bottom and inside the case where I did not see it.

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    I have 4 electric stoves including the one in my house. When checking with digital meter set on sound, they all give a reading on at least one of the prongs besides the ground/neutral ( line 1 or line 2)prong on the cord to a screw head on the frame.
    You are ohming with the wires still attached?...yes you can get a reading through something like a light, clock or such to ground.

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