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1997 maytag front load washer has smell of burning rubber in the chamber.

After we did a wash, strong smell of rubber inside the wash chamber once it was opened...do we get a repair estimate or should we consider replacement at this point...who to call? a maytag repair place or any appliance repair shop?

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  • Nina Ivey Oct 15, 2008

    My Maytag Neptune was bought in Nov. '99. When the machine was spinning I noticed a burning smell. When it cut off and I opened the door, smoke came out. I have washed this sleeping bag many times and this was the first occurence. It has not done it since. One repair shop was quoting $600 to replace the belt.

  • guych Dec 20, 2008

    smokes on spin cycle, smell like rubber burning

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You said, after we did a wash, strong smell of rubber inside the wash chamber once it was opened...do we get a repair estimate or should we consider replacement at this point...who to call? a maytag repair place or any appliance repair shop?

How old is the model?
It may be only the belt is worn and or slipping.
If you need to repair ,our site has some good repair companies that are our sponsors.
Off to the right of the screen in our site is a window that you can type your zip code into and they
will find you service near you home.

Here is a report I just read that may help you evaluate fixing or buying new!
Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old washer


Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washer is under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washers.


Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a washer you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
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Thank You, HUUUM

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