Question about Dryers
We brought our 220/240v dryer from the US with us to the UK. Whirlpool WED8300SWD
I want to know how to wire the 60hz twin supply appliance to the 50hz UK three wire supply safely as I know the US supply is +120 / -120 to ger 240v instead of straight 240 here.
We had UK purchased similar appliances here before so it must be possible!!??
THIS document has a lot of info about the wiring for the unit you have. starting at page 6
I am, however confused about the voltage requirements as reference to 12/240VAC with a note to check the "rating" plate
If your unit is marked as 240VAC then it should be a simple task for an electrician to wire up the power. The instructions/details are in the manual (link provided) to connect it up as a standard 3 wire system used in the UK
The issue you have is that the motor may not like running on 50hz and may run HOT. It will also run slower on the lower frequency.
The specs on the website are as follows:-
30 Ampere, 120/240 Volts, 60 Hertz (1/second). AC-ONLY. USE COPPER WIRE ONLY. A FOUR-WIRE OR THREE-WIRE, SINGLE PHASE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY REQUIRED. A TIME-DELAY FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER AND SEPARATE CIRCUIT IS RECOMMENDED
It may be worth getting all details off the rating plate and posting back here...
My suggestion is that you consult a qualified electrician before attempting to connect the unit to the power
Better safe than sorry.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
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