Today I heard a strange buzzing sound from the washer and when I entered the laundry room it smelled kind of like burnt rubber. When I opened the lid of the washer the tub was filled with water and the machine won't turn on anymore. Is there a manual release to remove the water? The washer is about 9 years old. Is this an easy repair or do I need to call a service technician? Or should I replace it?
The belt is broken. the machine wont spin or agitate with a broken belt. set the timer to spin and the water should still drain. but not spin. belts are very cheap but replacing on could be tricky if you dont know what your doing
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OK, this model has a known issue with a bad pump design. The bearing on the pump goes bad and will lock up. The burning smell is the belt trying to turn the pump. Look under the unit and see if you see rubber residue at the pump. Here is the pump to order. To replace the pump, tilt the unit back and remove the belt. Remove the back lower left side access panel. Remove the 2 hoses, then the 3 bolts that hold the pump down. Replace in reverse order. The pump is a new design it looks completely different but will last you the life of the unit.
Does the sewer drain line have a trap at the bottom that prevents sewer gas from entering the room? If the smell seems to be coming from the washer itself, run a wash cycle empty with a cup of baking soda, detergent and hot water to clean the interior.
I find that the dryer does not dry the clothes enough. The washer can take a lot of laundry at one time but the dryer is not able to handle the load. The stink usually comes from a bit of moisture left in the the clothes, especially the towels. Break down your dryer loads or dry them on a timed cycle for a longer time.
Because it wouldn't agitate or spin at all the belt burned as it tried to spin! A problem with th coupler or transmission. You need an experienced and hands on laundry tech or you may make matters worse or spend money replacing parts unnecessarily.
How old is the washer?
If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad! New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy! Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket! The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!
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