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I have a Maytag LAT9400AAW. I started a (large) load and it filled and started screeching and smoking. I thought the dryer was on fire until I unplugged the dryer and got behind it. I stopped the washer. After I drained some water it seems to be working fine. Was it simply overloaded? The washer is ~ 16 years old. Do I need to monitor for symptoms of parts that need replacement - is it time to replace the washer?

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You have overloaded you machine. The sound you hear is the belt burning of the machine, Please limit the size of the loads and hope you did not do further damage to you machine 

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