If you are replacing an older appliance, you may have to convert your outlet from 3 to 4 conductors using a pigtail. Tapcon includes an appropriately-sized pilot hole drill bit with their larger screw packs. There was no green wire, so I put the red wire where the green should have been. Also be aware that different outlets are rated for different maximum power. Learn more. Test your connections to make sure they're correct.
This type of volt wiring is most commonly used for providing power to electric water heaters, boilers, or condensing units.
Adding a 220 Outlet
Check with the national and local electrical codes. At the very least, you would be tripping breakers or blowing fuses constantly. This said to me the problem could actually be the transformer on the street. Wires from both outlets, as well as the breaker box, run to this junction box. The outlets were at aboutand the outlets, including the ones for my dryer and stove, were at about as well.