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Washer shuts off and I have a burning smell

I did a load of laundry the washer shut off, it still had water in it. about an hour later i tried and it stared up and spun the laundry. It smelled like something was burning.

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You might be starting to have a problem with your motor coupling. It sounds like an expensive part but it really isn't, it costs around 10 dollars. The motor coupling sits in between the motor and the transmission, it basically connects the two. When the washer goes into it's spin cycle is starts to spin the motor arm where the motor coupling connects to the transmission making the washer spin. If you smell a burning smell it may be the gasket around the motor coupling. It's a simple and cheap fix. When you tip the machine back your can put your hand between the motor and the transmission and you can feel the gasket around the motor coupling. It's about the size of a silver dollar. If it feels thin at all and you can feel dents in it or any spots that feel torn then replace it. Just remove the few screws holding the motor up and remove the black clamps and it will fall. The motor coupling will come right off with it. Make sure you unplug the washer first though. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful to you. Good luck.

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