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Old 04-27-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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My new Bosch washer requires 208/240 volts


Online, I found a company that sells an adapter which utilizes 2-110 outlets-has anyone used this product? or should I hire an electrician-I have been so burned by "skilled trades" people in the past...Thanks

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Online, I found a company that sells an adapter which utilizes 2-110 outlets-has anyone used this product? or should I hire an electrician-I have been so burned by "skilled trades" people in the past...Thanks
Don't use that junk. That is a dangerous setup. Do you not already have a 240 V receptacle in your laundry area?

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RE:bosch


No, I have a 110 socket which was adequate for my two year old piece of junk, Amana washer (which just died) -However my house is only 3 years old and I just looked at the Siemens's panel and though I'm not sure what I'm looking for -I saw 240 max mentioned a few times -(I'm sorry -I don't know much about this topic and am just trying to figure out what I should know before I call an electrician)-on About.com-there's a posting about replacing the plug to accomodate a machine like mine-the 3 prong plug on the Bosch is weird as the 2 little straight pieces below the rounded prong are horizontal -not vertical-I haven't been to Europe in a very long time-so this is all new to me!! Thanks so much for your reply.
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Based on your description of the plug, I think this is the type of outlet you need - (it isn't european, btw)

http://www.levitonproducts.com/catal...D6EA4&pid=1208

You will also need to have the proper circuit breaker installed.
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Is this a steam washer?
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If the house is only three years old there is a very real chance that the washer receptacle is alone on the circuit. IF this is the case this is a simple job for an electrician.

If you have been burned in the past don't use the yellow pages finger point method. Get referrals from friends, relatives, even the town building office to see who is licensed or legal in your area.
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Online, I found a company that sells an adapter which utilizes 2-110 outlets-has anyone used this product? or should I hire an electrician-I have been so burned by "skilled trades" people in the past...Thanks
I've never heard of a washing machine that requires 240v. Is this just a washer, or a washer/dryer combo?
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I've never heard of a washing machine that requires 240v. Is this just a washer, or a washer/dryer combo?
They have built in heating elements. Some require 240V.
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I hope it doesn't need 50 Hz. The voltage is not too difficult to come by.
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I hope it doesn't need 50 Hz. The voltage is not too difficult to come by.
I highly doubt the unit is a euro model. More likely the OP mistook the unfamiliar Nema 6-15 plug for a euro plug. Bosch makes dryers with the matching 6-15 receptacle as a feed through.
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I hope it doesn't need 50 Hz. The voltage is not too difficult to come by.
really wouldn't make any difference anymore, unless something was using the cycles to to base time measurement on (like alarm clocks used to).
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Bosch makes 220-240 V washers that are intended to plug into their 220-240 V dryers. The pair then take only 1 plug. This is great up until, "hypothetically", the dryer breaks and is replaced with another brand that does not provide the 240 V output. The washer plug is a NEMA 6-15 plug, with inline (horizontal) blades. It seems as if the washer will light up but will not work if it is connected to 120 V by an enthusiastic installer.
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If there is space in your panel
And 240v available also (most have)
Then it is straight forward work
For any electrician.
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I hope this was resolved almost 6 years ago.
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WHY do "newbies" do this?????????? Who on earth has the time to cruise through all of these posts from 6 years ago, just to comment on a topic that has been (more than likely) resolved? Is this some sort of human nature issue? I "NEED" to have their "name in lights"???? Anyone? My gawd.

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