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  • fychohan Nov 26, 2008

    all seems to be freely movng the belt is fine motor is brand new and the smell and the smoke is from the top of the motor, the machine takes in the water .

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The burning smell in the motor could be caused by the motor bears are worn out or the belt is rubbing because a idler pulley is seased . the clutch unit could be seased . your motor has to much load on it something is making it work very hard . . hope this helps you !

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