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120v plugged into 220v outlet

We have a kenmore series 80, its a 120v and i accidentally plugged it in a 220-240 outlet and it still worked for about 5-10mins and stopped and a burning smell arouse. What part should i replace? thank you

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  • donreinald14 May 10, 2009

    is there any way i can troubleshoot any of the parts so i will know which part is exactly broken?thanks


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I would say the motor for a start. Maybe blew a fuse too, if there is one it'll be near where the wires from the plug come in.

Appliances at different voltages are not interchangeable without a very large step up transformer (easily a $300-500 transformer)

Posted on May 10, 2009

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    John Love May 10, 2009

    At this point, I would say the motor is the first thing to replace, after you've checked any fuses.

    If you want to test the motor first, then you need a resistance meter
    on low ohms. Test across the two wires feeding the motor, making sure
    there's nothing else in parallel with the motor (otherwise, disconnect
    the wires and test the motor). If your resistance shows either
    continuity (0 ohms or low ohms) or a high resistance (1000 ohms or
    more) than your motor is done and either needs thrown away or rewound.


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Thata agood question maybe the motor and maybe a lot more like the water valve. the agitate and spin selonids and the timer. Cant say cause some of them may noy be out.

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    Farley Redfield May 11, 2009

    You will have to remove wires from each of the parts and ohm them out for open circuts on the user side. A part like the timer will also ahve switches that close and open. With the extra voltage these could weld closed or burn out. And there are several of them that open and close depending on the sequence of the timer and where the timer is set for. If you plug it up and turn it on the timer will advance if its ok but you probably need to disconnect the motor first. MArk all the wires and when removing it chck the switch see if its burnt up then the motor windings see if they are as well.

    Hate to say it but this will be rather labor intensive to check every part. Your better bet might be to lok for a good used washer semilar to the one you have or just wipe it off and get a new washer.


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