Replaced motor coupling now i smell rubber burning and a high pitch squeel that comes and goes i disasembled again and its coming from the water pump side of the motor i also have back and forth play in the shaft
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Re: Smells like rubber burning
Hi and welcome to FixYa! First thing to check is to make sure that you have pressed the couplings on the motor and transmission shafts all the way on to the point where the metal ring on the new coupler is totally flush with the shaft. If you do not do this, you will get a binding condition. Another is that some people really pound on those couplers to get them on, and this can damage the bearings in the motor. First do as I outlined and make sure the new couplers are on all the way, and is the noise does not go away remove the coupler altogether and re-install the motor and listen for the noise. if you ruined your motor, you will know. FYI that motor is not servicable; it will have to be replaced. The way I install those couplers is to use a deep socket that closeley matches up with the metal ring on the new coupler (you may have noticed the old one had no ring) and tap it LIGHTLY to get it to seat on the motor shaft and tranny shaft.
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could be your motor coupling, clutch or brake linings. if it smells like rubber burning then it is your motor coupling,, ,,,,mine was doing that and found out the clip that holds on the part to disengage the brake had ground off the end of my basket drive tube and the arm fell down thus no spin ,part cost more than the washer is worth! guess i'll be picking up a new 1! yea the grinding noise could be in your clutch,brake area!
Burning smell could be the windings in the motor. Better not to use it and have it looked at. If the smell is a rubber smell then the belt is jammed while the motor spins. still needs intervention as it can catch on fire and you will have a bigger problem than the one you have now
hi! we have read your problem at Fixya! since you have specified that it smells like burning rubber, the belt connecting the motor and the tub accelerator might have been wearing out.this is a problem which occurs when you overload the motor frequently.if you get the smell continuosly, open the cabinet and get the replaced.hope your problem is tackled.have a nice day
You can test the washer with the case removed by by-passing the lid switch. You will need to jumper the two BLACK wires at the lid switch connector (where it connects to the timer).
With the case removed, and the washer UNPLUGGED. Locate the lid switch connector and jumper the two BLACK wires. Plug washer back in and carefully turn the timer on to start. You will be able to visibly inspect the washer while it is running. The Drive Motor should not start running until the washer fills completely. Set the washer on the lowest water setting to reduce fill time. Usually electrical smells are attributed to the Drive Motor and/or Start Capacitor. Make sure the connectors are all on properly and not loose. Loose or corroded connections can cause arcing and/or burning. Inspect all the wiring for any signs of chaffing or burning. Use caution not to touch any of the electrical connections while the washer is running or energized. Running the washer with the case removed is primarily for giving you a visual for any obvious signs of problems. Any wire and connector checks should be done with power removed. I hope this information helps you. Please post back if you require further assistance.