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# Is it possible to convert a 60 Hz dish washer to work on 50 Hz, and how.

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• Mike Price May 11, 2010

You taking your dishwasher to Uk?

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Hello, so long as you have it wired to a 110v outlet 50-60 hertz is not going to be a problem and you don't need convert it. If however you are hooking it up to a higher voltage, you will need a step down transformer. If you have any questions please feel free to comment again. Mike

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