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I ave a Kenmore model 110.20924990 S/N CK2220475 Mother tells me that it smells like something burning. I removed the cover and run the machine I notied the start switch in the motor is slipping, not spinning at the same speed as the motor rotating very slow and then I see smoke and fluid coming from the start capacitor. I turned off the machine. I replaced the motor and capacitor. I now get a burning smell when the machine goes into the drain mode or the spin mode. please help... Chris

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  • ferrari52000 Mar 07, 2009

    The burning smell is coming from the motor.



    Chris

  • ferrari52000 Mar 07, 2009

    The smell is coming from the motor

  • ferrari52000 Mar 07, 2009

    There is no spark when I plugged the motor in. I don't see any burned wiires or loos connections on the motor. I did remove the pump and look at the connections.

    Still looking for help

  • ferrari52000 Mar 07, 2009

    I stil need help

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Check the motor control unit, that is the electronic board sealed in plastic for protection located near to the motor, ensure also that the smell is not coming from a rubber gasket.

If the smell is coming from the motor assembly, then better replacing the motor assembly, even if the motor is still running.

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If you have nothing stuck anywhere in the machine and it smells like a wire burning then you may need the control switch on the panel replaced.
At times the wires behind the panel become worn and or loose
causing a burning smell.

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Make sure there is enough oil or grease in the motor so that certain parts will not rub together and make that burning smell. Also check and see if there are any gears in the motor and if so, make sure they do not have any broken teeth on it because that could cause the motor to skip and make a burning smell during it trying to drain or spin. And make sure they are the right sizes and are not out of there positions, or else that could cause a burning smell also.

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Chris you have a description of a pump that may have a sock or panty hose in it or just a string (my wife has washed a few old rugs and they came apart and stopped up the pump and caused me a few hours of messing with it) Remove the belt or loosen it, see if the motor then will run ok. If not proceed to way down the page under if it still dosnt work. If the motro will run ok here then the problem is most likely the pump. Try to spin the pump by hand both ways see if its tighter one way that the other. Some have a more clear case and you can see inside it to verify if there is someth9ing big in it or not. If it spins free both ways try the basket and make it go in the direction of the spin. SOmetimes there is a brake that has to release and it may have to be energized to allow it to spin. Usually the transmission works the agitate part turning 1 way =wash. the the trans locks up going th other way =spin out. The belt could have an idler to keep it tight too and it may not be turning freely (not on the older models though if its a top loader).


if it still dosnt work:
You may have very complicated wiring problem here. The motor you have is 1 reversible, 2 muti speeded, 3 I suspect trying to go in 2 directions at once.

OR did the new motor come with all the same terminals as your original? And did it come with a new switch?

If you can trace the wiring down to the speeds (usually 1 2 or 3 speeds depending on agitate speed IE Gentle, medium or normal, and hi agitate. The reversing sends you into spin out and causes the pump to pump out. If you find the main speed going into the motor and the one speed that reverses the motor and remove the other speed wires from the circuit, and retry it.


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The windings of the motor are covered with a special lacquer insulating material, when the motor is running and drawing excessive current this coating gets very hot and starts to carbonize, I suspect something is causing excessive drag on the motor like the washer transmission, it may have defective bearings, this is what most likely burned out the orig parts and will do the same to the new ones if u don't correct the excessive drag on the motor.

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click the links 1 and 2 and get the required information.

Motor helps for a no go problem...iIlistration1 -  iIlistration2


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As there is motor problem its confirmed.the motor needs replacement.do not on the machine till the motor gets repaired or replaced.to avoid the further damage.replavcing the motor is much advisable then reparing as reparing does not last longer.

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Hi

It sounds like you may be having problems with the motor. It may be overheating or it could be as simple as a bad wire (judging from the burnt smell and the spark when you plugged it in).

The whole cabinet on kenmore washers come off so you can get a good look at the motor. Unscrew the screws on the console. They'll be on each end, either on the front or back depending on age. Rotated the console forward and up to lift it. Pop out the clips on each side of the top (under the console) with a screw driver. Disconnect the lid switch harness. Now you can tilt the cabinet forward and remove it.

Take a look at the wire harness on the motor to see if there are any bad wires.
Take the water pump off the front of the motor to see if anything is caught inside.
See if the motor turns freely. Please revert for any clarifications. Thanks Rylee

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There is some internal burning on the machine.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

  • crysiszone Mar 07, 2009

    check out the control board of the machine.


  • crysiszone Mar 07, 2009

    check that there is something stucks on machine motor. so, due to load motor smells like it burnt


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