I have a 220 circuit for an electric range that requires work. When I
hit the Main Disconnect at the box and shut off the power to what I
thought was the entire house, the 220 line was still energized. What
do I have to do to disconnect this circuit to complete the work.
Many panels are made where up to 6 breakers must be thrown to "kill" a
Usually these are grouped together, and only 1 will feed a lower section of
the panel that has the usual 15 and 20 amp lighting and general purpose
circuits. It is often marked "Main", when in fact, it is not the main, just
the l&gp main.
So, all of the "top" breakers may need to be thrown to "kill" an entire
See if there is not a breaker marked for the stove, and throw that one
Thanks very much. I belive there are multiple mains, one marked "Main
Disconnect" and the other two are the same size and shape breaker
switches but are unmarked. The 220 line coming into my stove is a
2-wire line plus ground (total 3 wires if you count the ground). My
next quesion is, how do I test to see if this is energized? I want to
re-hook the line to the 3-prong outlet now that the new tile floor is
Was your panel installed before about 1980? If so, it may have multiple
mains (you are allowed up to 6). Look for a double pole breaker in the 40A
to 60A range and see if it controls your cooking range.
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