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Burned belt? Maytag Performa Oversize/Quiet Series washing machine model #LAT2300AAE - tub does not spin and burning smell noted/water did not drain.

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    Maytag Quiet Series 200 washing machine is leaving clothes wet. Agitator doesn't spin the same speed as the drum. Pulled the agitator off and clean it out.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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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...

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