Electrical Wiring in the Home/Electric Stovetop wiring


I am replacing my electric stove top. The wires coming out of the wall are black, white and bare. The stove top that I am replacing had black, white, red and green. The new stovetop also has black, white, red and green. I am grandfathered to use this wiring but want to make sure I am hooking this back up properly. What sequence should be used?

If the white with the new stove top is for a 120v supply (ie  fan, light, etc) then you have to run another wire.
If the white is not being used as a conductor then it gets connected to the ground wire.

This is the new wiring configuration:

Supply black to black of new stove top.
Supply white to red of new stove top.
Supply bare to white and green of stove top (if white is not being used as a conductor).  
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