Question about Washing Machines
The timer was change,just that, now the engine smells like burn tires what can it be , what can i do?
Could be that the belt is rubbing or that the heater is burning the cables It is best to use a good observation lamp , switch off the machine, remove the covers and go by the smell to the suspected area.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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i would consider getting aanother washer.if it keeps doing this the machine will cost you more than its worth. time to call a repairman in again id guess..
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
If you have well water, Check your "Annode" Rods in the Hot Water Heater. Had mine do this. I had to Replace the Whole thing as it built up to much Contaminents from the "Hard" Water.
Posted on May 12, 2009
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/Dryer-Parts/index.aspx Take a look at what a new motor costs for your machine and go from there. Is may not be a motor is could be a belt or a bearing. I rebiult a washer for less then 50 dollars that one did not need a motor just bearings and a belt. I would take the washer apart so you can get an idea of what went wrong and then look at parts to repair it and decide what to do good luck
Posted on May 23, 2009
On this machine, you most likely just burned the drive belt. The old dependable care transmission design was pretty hard to kill, so just get yourself a new set of drive belts. Very easy to replace/install. You can just tip the machine back to access them. There is a lip on the bottom of the front panel that will hide the pump belt but enough room above it to unwind it off the pulleys. If you want, the front panel can be removed, early models used two phillips head screws to hold the front on or later versions used two clips on the bottom that you can release with a putty knife. Pull the bottom of the front panel forward to un-clip the top and away you go.
Posted on Jul 02, 2010
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If you notice a burningsmell in your washing machine, the cause could be any number of things. Regardless, this is one smell you shouldn't ignore. It's important to quickly diagnose the problem and find the solution.
The "Burning Belt" Smell
Older, top-loading washing machines use a belt drive to transport energy from the motor to the transmission and pump. The belt can prevent costly repairs to the motor or transmission by slipping, stretching, or breaking if there is a malfunction in the machine. If the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell.
The solution is actually quite simple: you need to replace the drive belt on your washing machine. You can call a repairperson or, if your washer is under warranty, the manufacturer. If you or someone you know is handy, you can replace the belt yourself. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer.
Most new washing machine models are "direct drive." This means they do not use a belt. The motor is directly connected to the transmission. If you have a direct drive machine and your washer smells like it is burning, read on.
If your washer smells and you have a direct drive machine, it may be the motor, transmission, or both. If these are shot on your washing machine, the result may be an electrical burning smell. Both are necessary to run your washing machine and can be costly to repair. The first thing to do if you notice an "electrical" smell in your washing machine and not a "rubber" burning smell, is to unplug the machine and call the manufacturer or a repairperson.
An electrical burning smell may also be caused by a water leak coming into contact with electrical wiring. Both are major concerns and should be addressed immediately. A water leak can cause structural damage in your home and can short out the electrical wiring in your washer and cause additional damage to the machine.
Another more likely cause of a burning smell in your washer is overloading. Adding too many clothes to your washing machine can stress the motor or transmission, causing them to overheat or malfunction and emit a burning smell. For top load washers, overloading can cause the agitator to freeze or malfunction, stressing the drive belt and causing friction, which could emit a burning rubber smell.
To prevent overloading, know the size of your washer. They are measured in cubic feet. In addition, know how many towels, pants, shirts, and other items you can safely load. When it doubt, do smaller loads. Not only will this prevent overstressing the machine, it will also ensure clothes are thoroughly cleaned and rinsed.
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