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I have a Wells LLF 14 deep fryer. It is a 220v. Can I change

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Hi I have a Wells LLF 14 deep fryer. It is a 220v. Can I change out the cord to 110v or another 220v prong. If so what gauge should wiring be
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Good morning, my name is ***** ***** will be happy to assist with your electrical questions.

Are you looking to replace the existing cord? Has is become damaged or something like that? Or are you looking to change the end to a different configuration to fit into a receptacle?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

A different configuration to fit into a receptacle

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

And what is the voltage/amperage of the receptacle?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I would like it to work on a 110v standard receptacle

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

How many watts is this unit?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I wouldn't know how to tell u. Let me see if I can figure that out through model number

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

When I look up the model it gives me 3 different wattage's

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

The back model tag says 208v 16.3amps and 240v 18.8amps

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

Here is the exact model with the 4 digit serial number

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

Here is the exact model with the 4 digit serial number

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Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Ok. So you cannot use this unit on a 120 volt source. The element and other components are all made for 208-240 volts. Running the machine from any other voltage will void warranty, safety requirements, and may cause damage to the unit.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

OK so can I use the standard 220v cords they sell at home depot. They have like 2 or 3 different configurations. The same one they use on electric dryers

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

If you want to use that you can, but it will have an extra wire you don't need.

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

All you need a 2 wire 3 pole 30 amp straight blade cord end with #10 awg wire.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

So if I use the dryer cord, Do I eliminate the green connection and connect black and white?

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Actually I guess they still might have 2 different dryer cord sets still out there. One might look like this, with 3 prongs.

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

If it's only a 3 wire, then you will use white and black and green will be ground. If it's a 4 wire then black and red, green ground, and white not used.

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