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How safe it is to use a 110 v to 220v transformer whith a

Customer Question

How safe it is to use a 110 v to 220v transformer whith a cloth washer and dryer machines .? Thanks.
JA: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Kenmore, new.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer. You must be very careful to make certain that the current capacity is sufficient and designed for home appliance use. Washers don't consume a large amount of electricity, but dryers do. If you have any questions regarding the transformers capacity, you should contact a technical representative at the producer's company, before committing to the project.

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Expert:  John replied 10 months ago.

Pay close attention to the amperage rating in regard to the wiring capacity of your 110 volt supply wiring. The current draw for these units is almost twice what usual 110 volt appliance requirements for dryers.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I still don't know how safe it is. Thanks.
Expert:  John replied 10 months ago.

It's safe as long as the transformer package is designed specifically for the project.