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Overheating smell on hot wash

Every time we use the 60 degreee wash the machine smells as if it's starting to burn.

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This may be charred wiring - most likely at the heater. take off the back bottom panel and look at the wiring at the heater

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Older, top-loading washing machines use a belt drive to transport energy from the motor to the transmission and pump. The belt can prevent costly repairs to the motor or transmission by slipping, stretching, or breaking if there is a malfunction in the machine. If the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell.

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