Miele W 1065 – Wiring for 110 Volts

I got yesterday one of these Miele beauties. She is over 20 years old, and my guess is that she weights around 250 pounds. Yes, it was though carrying it downstairs from is previous owner to home with just 2 guys. 

When I brought her home, I saw that it required 220V which it’s a problem where I live, BUT if you are willing to sacrifice the second heater,  you can adapt can change the wires to make it work with the regular 110V.

Miele W 1065 Back
Miele W 1065 Back

First and foremost unplug the washer, unscrew the white plastic box and that will expose the connections box. You will see we have Ground, Neutral, phase 2 and phase 1 when reading from right to left. The washer will work for with just having phase 2 connected to 110V, but as said above, the heater won’t work, so you are stuck with washing with cold water. Which anyways is the best way to preserve your clothes.

I bought a piece of cord and cut it to expose the wiring, then just connect ground to ground, neutral to neutral and phase 2 to the remaining. I used a multimeter to make sure the wiring was correct.

Try this at your own risk. Mine is working like a champ.

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