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Hello everyone,
I am a new member seeking to find some answers to how I can connect my two American appliances (GE range..PD968 & Maytag Dryer MEDB750) to work here in the Philippines.

I understand our 220v in America has two 110v wires and a ground wire but here in the Philippines, there are no GROUND here and they run a single 220v wire with a neutral wire. All two prongs.

I was confused as to how I can make this work so I called one of the local appliance repair shops here and they tried a couple of methods. One, they connected the black wire and the red wire to their power line and took my white and ground wires to their Neutral line. This made the dryer work as normal for about 15 seconds and it would shut off thereafter.

They tried this same method with my range but nothing worked. Then they took only the black wire to their power line and took the Red wire along with White and ground wires all together and connected them to their Neutral line. This made the stove top work on the range but not the oven. The touch screen came on for about 5 minutes and then it shut off and never turned on again. Very similar symptoms as the dryer but my stove top keeps working. Just not the oven.

I don't have any idea who else I can call so here I am hoping some of you on this forum might be able to help. Please let me know if there is something I can do to make my appliances work. Thank you.
 

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Your appliances are 120/240. The will not work on 220 as the appliance controls need the 120, the heating elements use the 240.

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Would have been far easier to have bought regular 110V appliances and then have an electrician install 110v wall outlets.
There is no 120 where he is.

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There are some misconceptions going on here. First of all, in the USA we have 208V, 230V and/or 240V. For the most part these voltages are all interchangeable.

USA and Philippines both are 60HZ, so you should be good there.

For a device that requires 230V, 2 hots (120V each, like in the USA) should work exactly the same as one hot 220V and a Neutral (like they have in the Philippines). As long as you read somewhere between 208 and 240V on your 2 feed wires, you should be good and the equipment shouldn't know the difference.

The 120V portion of your appliances gets a little bit trickier though. You would need a transformer/power converter in order to obtain the 120V that you need. Then you would need to find someone who knows their electricity (not the clowns that "helped" you the first time) in order to wire it up correctly. They would probably have to take the appliances apart and completely isolate the 120V components so that they are completely independent from the 220V powered stuff, and then run the 120V stuff off of the transformer/converter.

The people who tried to help you of course didn't do this, and probably fried all of your electronics and/or anything else that was made to run on 120V. They are probably lucky the whole thing didn't explode and knock out power to the entire village.

Whatever. Get new appliances and find different electricians to help you next time. Good luck!
 

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The fact the touch screen went out and isn’t working is a very good indication that they fried the electronics. The cost of the replacement boards can be as much as half the new cost of an appliance.

Wish you had asked before your move. I would have said sell or store your appliances, buy after you get there.

If you are coming back, I’d do the same. Sell your Philippine appliances there before leaving. Buy new when you get back.

When you have an appliance that is foreign to (Meaning Not sold in) the country you are in, it’s a real orphan. There is often no documentation/wiring diagram (unless you brought them) no shop manual, no parts, no trained technicians, etc.

Even with the same name on the cabinet, the internals are often different.
 

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The people who tried to help you of course didn't do this, and probably fried all of your electronics and/or anything else that was made to run on 120V. They are probably lucky the whole thing didn't explode and knock out power to the entire village.
 

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Afraid your stove/range and oven, is a 120 and 240 volt appliance. The black and red wire are for the elements to run on 220/240 volt. The white wire is a neutral so the display and oven control can run off of 120 volt. Which you don't have in your country.



The place you took it to, missed that when they looked at the wiring diagram(if they actually looked at it).
 
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