Plugged the appliance in a 240v outlet and it stopped working

I bought the BMF600XL from the US and I live in Kuwait. And in Kuwait the voltage of the power outlets is 240V and the appliance indicates it is supposed to be used with 120V. Not realising this soon enough, I plugged it in the wall and POOF! smoke came out and the appliance stopped working. I'm just wondering now, is it fixable? and if so, is it a simple job i could do myself? (or if its even worth it. it cost me $200 for the thing with the shipping)

heres a link to the appliance on breville's website:

This site has all the replacement parts for the appliance. if anyone knows how it can be fixed it would be great if you could indicate which parts i'd need:

Thanks in advance and i apologise if i got the technical stuff wrong, i hope it makes enough sense.

***Edit: so i opened the machine up and it seems like the board is ok. If im not mistaken its the motor that burned out. i hope this is useful to you guys.


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@jubelot the best thing you can do at this time is to disasemble your coffee maker to check for the damage. I would expect to see a few capacitors and possibly a fuse that are damaged. Could be an easy repair. worst case scenario would be that you need to replace the complety main PCB assembly. Still not a bad price at `$50USD. It will all depend on which part got damaged. That can only be determined ones you have it apart. Post some images of what you find with your question. For that use this guide so we can see what you see.

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I completely agree with @oldturkey03. You won't know anything until you open it to find out. Also check both sides of any PCB(circut boards) for black charring, melting, or any other damage.


Pictures have been added. I hope theyre useful. BTW i unplugged everything from the board and i have no idea how it all goes back together. I guess ill have to worry about that later.

Oh and if i manage to get this thing fixed, is there a way where i could get it to work on 240V without a transformer?

Thanks again!


@jubelot that board looks surprisingly good. Wonder what is below the plastic in picture #1 and #2. An aweful lot of soot there? Heating element? Thermal fuse? Switch assembly? Investigate further let us know what you find. No you can not convert is to 240V.


the part under the plastic was basically what the motor was connected to. the appliance is a milk heater/frother and whats under the plastic is the part where the mug should go. it seems to be in perfect condition though. from what i was able to see, the only thing that is damaged it the motor but im not sure if they even sell them on the website i linked to.


Pretty amazing that the PCB survived without any visual damage. The motor seems to have taking the brunt of it.


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