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120 volts 50 hz

I am using the washing machine, but it does not complete all of the cycles, once it gets to the rinse/spin (and the timer shows 1 minute left,) it stays there and never changes to the last cycle of drain/spin. I suspect that has something to do with the different electricity cycle as the washer in question is plugged in a line that while is 120 volts, it is 50Hz (is being used overseas.) I have been told that when the electricity cycles is different, it may retard the timer. If the electricity cycles is the problem, is there any solution?; if it is not the electricty, what could be the solution?

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  • Enrique Mosre Apr 01, 2006

    Windman:

    Thanks for you reply, but transformers do not change the electricity cycles (see the following links for explanations:)
    http://www.international-electrical-supp...

    and
    http://www.interpower.com/icl/p25info.ht...

    Quimos

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Hi the Electrical Requirements of this device: 15 OR 20 Ampere, 120 Volts, 60 Hertz (1/second). go to elctronics shop with these details and buy a transformer wich will translate your current Volt\ampere\frequency to what the device needs wich from what i understand needs higher frequency http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/product.jsp?parentCategoryId=113&categoryId=115&subCategoryId=116&productId=218&view=2#tabs good luck

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