Question about Kenmore Front-Load Washing Machine 3.5 cubic feet

1 Answer

Ge front loading washer drum fills with smoke at end of last rinse cycle and smells of burning rubber

Cycles seem to run fine until the final rinse, then lots of shaking like load is off balance. Drum fills with smoke and there's the smell of burning rubber (which stays on the clothes - any hints to get it out of the clothes would be appreciated too!). There is also a lot of sand-like sediment in our laundry tub which we've never had until the last week or two. Before the end of the final rinse, the machine seems to shut down - the water is drained out of the tub, but no lights remain lit on the front panel - usually the light indicating zero minutes are left as well as the cycle choice lights remain lit until I open the machine to put the clothes in the dryer, but the panel has been dark.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • William Nov 02, 2012

    During final spin drum shakes violently and seems to rub against the rub gasket at the front of the door opening. Then when you open the door, smoked pours out of the inside of the drum. Is there something wrong with the drum itself or with how it's seated in the machine?

  • William Nov 02, 2012

    the rubber gasket

  • William Nov 06, 2012

    The white vinegar did the trick and got the clothes smelling normal again. Can anyone tell me what this type of repair should cost in Michigan, and how to make sure I'm not getting ripped off?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

THE INNER DRUM IS BAD WITCH LETS IT RUB THE FRONT SEAL OF THE WASHER YOU NEED TO SEE IF YOU CAN MOVE THE DRUM UP ARE DOWN ARE SIDE TO SIDE IF SO ONE OF THE SUPPORTS ON THE BACK BROKE AND THE GET THE SMELL OUT WASH THEM IN WHITE VINAGER

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

Testimonial: "The white vinegar did the trick on the clothes - thanks! Now to find someone north of Detroit who will fix this problem without overcharging me! Thanks for your help."

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
barkencoa
  • 3463 Answers

SOURCE: washer drum doesn't spin, no draining of liquid

If you have got rid of all the water, and it still will not spin, then the odds are it is the brushes in the motor that need replacing.
Quite a common problem

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

Testimonial: "I will tell repairman from Sears ( coming Friday ). i'll ask him to check brushes before he pulls motor. "

docjohn174
  • 943 Answers

SOURCE: Clothes smell like mildew

HI thanks for your question. My solution is 1 cup of vinegar, per wash load. In time, will solve your problem.thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

JR JR
  • 116 Answers

SOURCE: empty washer tub wobbles during spining, plus burning smell

BOTTOM OF TRIANGULAR PLATE ARE 3 SKID PADS, USUALLY WHITE OR BROKEN HALF MOON SHAPE WHEN WORN OUT RESULTS IN THIS

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

LG WM4070H front load direct drive washing machine occasionally emitting burning rubber smell.


Sanitary cycle uses calrod heating element inside of washer to heat water. I suspect that is where smell is coming from. If you infrequently use sanitary, and if you use fabric softener and/or liquid detergent, then a built up on the calrod unit can happen. When used, the buildup can produce odors as you describe.

Apr 09, 2017 | LG Washing Machines

1 Answer

Makes noise in spin cycle and now it started smoking. Tub seems to spin more easy but i don't hear anything like a bearing.


LG WM2688H Front Load Washer Smoking power ... - Fixya

www.fixya.com > ... > LG > WM > LG WM2688H Front Load Washer
LG WM2688H Front Load Washer, smoking power related issues. ... is it worth trying to fix drum loud and rattles when on spin cycle, then smoke started pouring out of ...hi working till smoke came out the back and now no power - Unplug it. ... washer makenoise doing spin cycle smell smoke make the power cord warm to ...

LG 4280FR4048L Bearing - AppliancePartsPros.com

www.appliancepartspros.com > ... > Washer > Kenmore Washer Parts

Rating: 5 - ‎189 reviews - ‎$32.19
Burnt rubber smell at end of cycle from 11 yr old lg wm2277hw front load washer i hand spun inner drum it was ... Appliance: LG Washer WM2277HW ... Our LG "Tromm"washer (a.k.a. "Trommy Baby") started making a horrible ... The bearings were worn and made very loud noise in the spin cycle John A. • Punta Gorda, FL.

LG WM2455HW washing machine problem - YouTube

? 10:29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__abhTwmi1I
Sep 15, 2010 - Uploaded by djmcarter
I also have an LG refrigerator, which makes a loud sound (it's the.... I am watching your video while mopping up water underneath the exact same machine right now. ... How to Fix an LG Front load washer machine that wont spin - Duration: 5:32. ...

Jan 19, 2016 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I washed a load of clothes and the washer worked perfectly until the last 3 minutes where the washer does the final spin and all of sudden smoke pours out of the back of the washer and when I opened the...


well is it a smell of burning rubber? maybe the belt that turns the drum has got jammed. over time these belts get loose and when a full load of clothes are washed the belt slips creating heat hence the smoke..hope this helps..

Dec 04, 2013 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I have a 2 year old GE WCVH6260HWW front loading washing machine. Last night I smelled burning and there was actuall smoke in the room. I just shut it down. To me it smelled like a rubber (belt) type...


Pull the back panel off and look at he drive belt. My pully nut loosened up and caused extreme vibration (more than usual). The pulley is aluminum and it rounded out the center hole of the pulley. The belt finally came off. I replaced the pulley and belt.

Sep 05, 2010 | GE WBVH6240F Front Load Washer

1 Answer

GE front load washer will not complete the rinse & spin cycle


1) 1st check the filter under the machine (it unscrews behind the access panel 2) open front door and pull back the rubber membrane to see metal and clean out the debris blocking drain holes 3) remove the drain hose from the machine (spring clip) and try and run water thru it and keep blowing out the junk and re-attach 4) run the machine thru 2 cleaning cycles w/bleach and without bleach 5) start using less detergent

Apr 09, 2010 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Smoking washing machine


Switch it off before you burn your house down

The drum support sounds to have either cracked or come loose allowing the drum to run on the door gasket

The friction will cause the rubber to melt and burn hence the smoke.

Get a service person out to it asap

Jun 14, 2009 | Whirlpool GSC9455 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Ge front load washer won't go into rinse cycle.


Check the cold water hose. My brand new machine had this behavior until I discovered a kink in the cold water hose - works great now.

Jun 03, 2009 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Very loud final spin cycle with burning rubber smell


Hi Mcbride2

It could be one of 2 things. 1 the belt. or 2 the main seal and bearing. i recomnd to get a tech just to make suer.

brent

Sep 06, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore Front-Load Washing Machine 3.5 cubic feet Logo

1,148 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2287 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Ed Mac

Level 3 Expert

731 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...