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Offline percy83

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Australian power/American Appliance- quandary
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:58:40 AM »
Wasn't sure where to put this post, but if anyone can direct to the appropriate place, that would be great too!
 
We bought an American Breadmaker (word of advice, if you are giving gifts to those you love that don't live in America, don't give them gift cards for American only stores, turns into a real humbug)

Anyway- I plugged the breadmaker into an Australian 240V normal socket, using a travel adapter (I now know that this was rookie move), saw a spark inside the machine, near to where the power cord runs into it. And obviously it didn't turn on.

Then we bought a 1000W step-down convertor, to step down from 240V to 110V. Still nothing.

I was hoping I blew a fuse. So I cracked the thing open. No fuse.

The power goes directly to both the circuit board, and around the back, presumably to the motor for the kneading bits.

On the switchboard, I can't see anything that is is obviously fried/burned.

The original spark I saw came from the place where the capacitor was. So I pulled that out, and can't see anything obviously burned on that.

Now what?

I have a multi-meter, willing to take any advice, and live in remote northern Australia, about as far away from an appliance service centre as a dolphin from the sea. But can do the work myself if advised.

Cheers

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Re: Australian power/American Appliance- quandary
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 08:51:43 PM »
I think you need to give your bread machine a proper burial.

 

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