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Washer smells like electrical burning

Just replaced the coupler - had the machine on its side several times - put it thru a trial run - works fine, but when starts to spin a whistling sound
appears & smell like electrical short. Whirlpool washer - 11 yrs old.

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  • hauseref Apr 28, 2009

    I just changed my coupler too, and now it does the same thing. I noticed that only the front of the motor (at the pump) was hot, but the wires inside the motor were not. I suspect that maybe the bearings on the front of the motor that attaches to the pump may be wearing out. It only does this during the spin cycle.

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Peace aminajmay,
ngafm At your service!


Sounds like an electrical fault.
If I were there hands on I could be definite.

Only a hands on laundry tech can make the diagnoses.

BUT, how old is the washer?

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