I'm on my third washing
machine in 8 years so I think I've learned a little. I bought my first in St. Maarten and it worked great until I reached the EU, where the 50hz burned out the controller. I then had to purchase
a 50hz model, which worked great when plugged in to shore power
but didn't run off my generator
. I gave that unit away when leaving the Canary Islands and now have a beautiful new 60hz washer that I purchased in Antigua
. So, to rewind it, it would have been way cheaper to buy a dedicated inverter for the washing machine as they don't really draw that much power.
We also have a full size dryer. My original one lasted until this year when the drum bearings or motor
finally gave out. It would run on 50 or 60 hz. If I return to the EU, I'll probably only run it off my generator
or inverter. As an FYI, the only two things my wife asked (demanded) when purchasing
Palarran was a full laundry
set up so she didn't have to lug the dirty clothes all over hell to clean, and power flush toilets. Both have been worth the huge amount of $$ we spent to install.