How to deactivate a range/cooker when I am away

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Posted by: from Maple
1/11/2019 at 12:25:48 PM

Electrical range/cooker 30 in width. The switch to the wall is located close to the floor and is BEHIND the range.

I have a dog and I do not want him to jump on the range, play with the knobs and start a fire when I am away.

Is there something that I could buy to deactivate the range (without having to switch off the electrical socket which will be highly inconvenient)?

I want to be cautious as I will not be at home and my dog is left by himself in the house.

Could I purchase something to achieve my goals?

Any ideas?


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Date/Time1/11/2019 at 1:14:58 PM

Hi, you can switch the breaker off at your panel.

You may also want to consider removing the knobs when you are not at home, they should pull off quite easily.

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Date/Time1/11/2019 at 1:41:29 PM

Hi the cooktop or range should have its own breaker in your electrical panel. if you turn that breaker off it will deactivate all power going to your appliance

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Date/Time1/11/2019 at 1:48:26 PM

Just find the range breaker in your electrical panel and shut that off

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Date/Time1/11/2019 at 1:55:02 PM


You have 2 options. Either turn the breaker off for the range, or unplug the he range.

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time1/11/2019 at 2:42:30 PM

Is this a gas fired range or 40 amp electric or both?

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Thye in Maple
Date/Time1/11/2019 at 2:54:02 PM


It is a an AC range where I have to plug the range onto the wall Thanks

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time1/11/2019 at 3:29:47 PM

look for the 2 pole 40 amp breaker in the panel and turn it off.

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Date/Time1/11/2019 at 10:23:12 PM

How about putting your dog in a crate for the day so he is safe from any number of other more common things then the electric stove?

Likely more dangerous then the stove is chewing furniture (swallowing wood chips, eating carpet, bath mats, dish towels, etc), chewing cords for lamps or other appliances, etc.

I think the last thing to worry about is the stove.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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