My generator and washing machine

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by chuzupop, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. chuzupop

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Hi everyone, I have a problem with my generator and my washing machine.

    I have in Spain a 4KVA Diesel machine. I am not sure what the engine is but I feel sure it is made in China.

    It works fine for eveything except the washing machine. To operate that, we have to switch on a fan heater as well and adjust the settings as the wash progrsses.

    Any ideas what the problem might be would be appreciated :)
  2. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012
    Sounds like the washing machine is not taking linear current and upsetting the generator,what does the washer do without the heater connected?
  3. alfacliff

    Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    is the washer a newer one with a vfd instead of transmission? the generator might need a more constant load.