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Did i loosen the belt or break the belt ?

I think i caused this problem myself, i put a too large comforter in to wash and it fit without a problem, but in the cycle the noise started, the spinning/rinsing cycle continued but with clicking noise...and a slight hot smell...please help sooooooon... what could be the cause of this ? is the belt loosened by this?

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Re: Did i loosen the belt or break the belt ?

Toso, If your model number starts with 110, you don't have a belt to worry about. This is a direct drive washer. The clicking noise could be any number of things such as; something passing through the pump, something under the agitator or something caught in between the basket and tub. The hot smell could be the motor getting hot from the load. It's really hard to tell without being there, but it doesn't sound to back.

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