220 line reading 440+ !

Thread Starter


Joined Jul 7, 2006
I'm running a new line for a stove. I have a 50 amp double pole breaker, 6 guage wire and a brand new Seimens pannel. I've wired 220/double poles before: white and bare to neutral bar, red to one breaker terminal, black to the other breaker terminal.

However, this time, when I put my meter on white/black or white/red it reads 220, when I put it on red/black, I get 440+.

What am I doing wrong?



Erin G.

Joined Mar 3, 2005
Check your meter against a known, good 220VAC and 110VAC source. Try starting at the main breaker on the service panel. This will ensure that your meter is working, has good batteries, is not set to DC volts instead of AC volts, etc.