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LA5558XS will not wash, spin, drain and smells of burning and it is not the lid switch

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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

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SOURCE: burned belt?

Yes, smell like your belt.. if there is water in tub, try to get it out... (wet vac)... slide your washer out and tilt it back so you can see under... there should be 2 belts.. 1 for gear and 1 for water drain pump... and you can check Sears.com for parts.. good luck...

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: No Spin No Drain

Lid switch is most likely the problem, if lid switch is visible under lid on right side then this is older design and common problem switch.
if you have console frame covers on front sides, snap off from top, a screw is at bottom front corners of console, remove and pull console forward and fold back. If lid swich is hidden then you will see it at left on top of cabinet with console folded back. a 5/16 screw holds a green ground wire to cab. remove and switch will unclip with lid up. If lid switch was visible under lid then you need to remove 2 brass clips holding cabinet on top of base to back, pry with screwdriver to unclip. undo harness connection on cabinet top, this is your lid switch connection. sw body is held by 2 phillips screws, harness tube held by clips on underside of cabinet top. ground wire with 5/16 screw present at sw body. New versions of this switch have metel shield attached.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: burning smell during spin cycle on frigidaire washing machine

Open lid as you would load clothes and hold the inner drum with all the holes in it. Give it a manual turn left, then right. If it spins in both ways the main bearing is gone. This is not a DIY because the new bearing has to be pressed on at a machine shop, or an appliance repair shop.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 600 series top load washer fills with

It sounds like you may have a broken motor coupling. Failure to agitate or spin accompanied by the sound of the motor running with no tub action are some of the symptoms you can experience with this problem. Just to be sure...the following link explains the symptoms of a failed motor coupling and how to diagnose the problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-whirlpool_top_loader_no_spin_problem

If you determine the coupler to be defective, the next link explains how to access the coupler and replace it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574231-replacing_a_motor_coupling

The part number is included with the instructions I provided. Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers I provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The coupler is commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory. The average cost of a motor coupling is about $15.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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My kenmore stackable washer model 417.92702200 washes the cothes and drain but not spin. The clothes are very wet and smell burned when it try to spin.


This involves the spin lid switch.
You can tape the two wires to the switch together and it'll work just fine
Also check the plunger on the lid to see if it is not broken off

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Frigidaire FWS833AS1 - My washing machine recently stopped and wouldn't start spinning during the wash cycle.It will drain, just not spin. Also, it will do the wash and rinse cycles if set manually but...


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. The smell might be due to burning of lid switch. If the washer isn't spinning then it might be dueto a Lid switch or due to a bad motor coupler. You can check for the lid switch& replace it--

First unplug the washing machine. Then remove the two screws that hold the top consolein place; these are located in back of the main console (where the dials are).Once removed, the entire console swivels back, exposing the wiresunderneath.

After this unplug the wiring harness that is connected to the washing machinetop flat surface. Now remove the two s-shaped brackets with a screwdriver byprying underneath. This will allow you to remove the main sheet metal framearound the washing machine. The lid switch assembly is located under the topconsole. Now, remove it and replace with the new assembly and put it backtogether.

Please look this schematicfor lid switch location(part # 50)--
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You can buy the lid switch from this link--
Frigidaire FWS833AS1 Lid switch/assembly
Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
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