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 Posted: Wed Oct 13th, 2010 10:59 pm
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I have a Miele dryer that was shipped back to the US by mistake when we moved.  Now it sits in my garage, unused and unloved.  How do I wire an outlet to make this thing work?  The manual says it has 3 wires, one hot, one neutral and one ground.  Suggestions?

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engnenk wrote: ... Suggestions?

model number ?



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Best bet is to call them with complete model/serial info and ask them if it is compatible with 60 hz, as european power is supplied at 50 hz - some components are available in both frequencies if I recall correctly



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kdog wrote:
Best bet is to call them with complete model/serial info and ask them if it is compatible with 60 hz, as european power is supplied at 50 hz - some components are available in both frequencies if I recall correctly

indeed... i do believe also that they have 240 or 210 at the wall instead of 110 as we do... i may be wrong but i think thats why computer power supplies come with a switch on the back to change your supply voltage..



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Interesting you should ask this! I'm getting ready for a two-week pilgrimage to Greece in December–January and have been looking into this myself.

European outlets are standard 220 V and use a different physical configuration than what's used here in the US. Instead of slots they have two circles.

Instead of trying to adapt a 220 circuit to a European-style outlet, you might find it easier to adapt the power cord itself. Take some photos of both ends of the power cord; the end that plugs into the wall as well as the and that's actually connected to the dryer. For the end that's connected to the dryer, I want to see the actual connections inside the dryer. So, that means you'll need to remove any kind of cover that might be there blocking the view. Post the photos to a free online image hosting service and post the links there so we can see them.

Do you have the wiring diagram for this dryer? If so please post that as well. If you can't scan it in, you can fax it to me at 866–315–4504. If you don't have the wiring diagram, post your model number and I may be able to find it.



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