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How can i get 115/60mz machine to work with 110/50mz frequency

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Actually, you could obtain a frequency converter - but they cost in the area of US $1300. Probably not what you want to hear.

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    lloyd Burrwoes Apr 14, 2015

    Thanks for your answer that's nearly the cost of the machine any other suggestions

  • pbrown1226 Apr 14, 2015

    None that are cost effective and will work.


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You don't. The motor magnetic fields are set up for 60hz.

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    lloyd Burrwoes Apr 14, 2015

    thanks Can the magnetic field be changed?



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The Water Level Frequency Sensor operation is based on the displacement of the *coil* attached to the diaphragm.
When the *coil* raises or lowers---it changes the electronically resonant characteristics of the oscillator circuit.
The water level is measured by the Main Board---by frequency readings.
I've never had a failed Water Level Sensor.
It is best tested while on the washer---by using the TEST MODE.
On most LG washers---the Test Mode is enabled by pressing and holding the SPIN SPEED and SOIL LEVEL buttons---and then pressing the POWER button (release all 3 buttons and wait for the door to lock).
Press the START / PAUSE button 4 times at one second intervals (Prewash Cold Water Fill)
The display read-out on the Control Panel will show the *frequency*
Empty---the frequency read-out should be about 255
A tub full of water should show a frequency of about 214 (depending on model number)
Some of the errors that can be displayed---relating to water fill are...
IE error:
Little or no water---usually caused by a failed Water Valve
FE error:
Too much water (overflow detected)---Can be a failed/stuck open Water Valve or blockage in the black air tube which is connected to the Water Level Frequency Sensor. Disconnect the tube from the sensor---and blow air back into the tub to clear obstruction.
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Use a test meter to check the ohms between pins 1 and 3 (should have between 21 & 23 ohms).

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What is code 64 as a error message

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Need instation dry machine220v60hz to22050hz at chile south america

You could replace the motor and the motor control board with ones rated for the lower frequency. Or you could use a Variable Frequency Drive (made by companies such as Allen-Bradley, ABB, etc) or simply try running the machine. The frequency determines how fast the motors will spin. At 50 Hz the motor will run approximately 17% slower, i.e., if the motor ran at 100 rpm it would now run at 83 rpm.

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Hi I bought a expresso machine in Europe 200v. Is it possible to use it in America 110v?

You can't run the machine on 110 volts at all, because its heater is designed to work on 220. But you could have an electrician install a 220-volt outlet near where you want to use the machine. Then replace the European style plug on the machine's power cord with the appropriate American style so you can plug it in. This will provide the necessary power for the machine to operate.

There may be problems using the machine in this country though, beyond the voltage difference. European power-line frequency is 50Hz (Hertz, or cycles-per-second), while it's 60Hz in the US. This difference won't matter to the heating element in the machine. But your machine may not work properly if it has any electronic circuitry inside. There are two possible pitfalls.

First, the electronics in the machine will probably have a transformer in its power supply. That transformer will have been designed for a 50Hz line frequency. Running it at 60Hz might not be a problem, but it could also change the voltage seen by the rest of the circuitry, and this might cause damage. Also, some equipment uses the line frequency as its clock, which in this sense means more like a metronome, providing the beat by which everything else operates. Since our line frequency is faster, so is that clock, and this might throw off the unit's operation. A true time-of-day clock may run fast, for example, since it will gain time. Or the computer inside, if it has one, may not work correctly - or not work at all - if the line frequency is wrong. The only way to know would be to check the manual, which might say it doesn't matter, or to check the circuit board to see how it's designed.

So while the correct answer to your original question is "No, the machine can't run on American 110v", you may still be able to use it here. But without seeing the machine for myself, or having access to a manual to see what it says about power requirements, I can't tell you definitely. Hope this helps some, and thanks for using Fixya!

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We did some extensive research and somehow found a service manual for our Samsung unit online. According to its section 4-1 "Error Items and Diagnostic Codes" the following is the problem:
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In other words, either the thing you have plugged your machine into is faulty, the electricity itself is of poor quality where you live, or the sensor within the unit is faulty and giving an erroneous error code.
In our case, we had our machine hooked up to a cheap surge protector; which we thought might be the likely source of our problem in the light of the error code description above. So I tried connecting it to a commercial extension cord (I still got an FE code). So I tried moving the extension cord to another room's circuit, thinking maybe it was localized in the laundry room (I still got an FE code).
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