Convert washing machine motor to generator

Convert washing machine motor to generator
A ‘Pelton wheel’ water turbine


During the scavenging and repurposing phase of the Grace Period after an apocalypse you can use ingenious solutions for keeping your lifestyle electrified. And as my How-To video shows, using the process of electrolysis will also offer a  handy method for producing crucial chemical substances. The motor in a washing machine can be used to generate electricity from a simple water turbine such as a Pelton wheel, which looks like a circular splay of spoons (as in the image on the right, and watch this video for a great explanation on how the Pelton turbine works).

Here’s how to convert a washing machine motor into a generator.

Also check out The Knowledge posts on How to convert a ceiling fan into a wind generatorHow To make your own wind turbine and the Estream portable water turbine.

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