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Whirlpool 24" built-in GU1200XTLBO dishwasher electrical smell

After about five minutes of running the dishwasher there is a strong "electrical" smell, like plastic or electric wires ..not a burning smell, definitely electrical. Machine works but smell becomes more intense. I've stopped using. Can anybody tell me what this is?

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  • ruddsterr Apr 10, 2009

    "Whirlpool built-in GU1200XTLS-2 dishwasher electrical smell and very very loud noise. dishes getting clean but concern that motor may be dying? Easy repair or buy new? Dishwasher +5 years old.

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I have a Whirlpool Model : GU1200XTL02. After running for a short time we would notice an electrical/burning smell which became more intense every time we would use the machine. I isolated the smell as coming from the top of the door, around the control panel.

After shutting off the electricity to the machine, I took off the control panel, exposed the circuit board and found 2 burn marks on it where wiring from the machine connects to the circuit board.

If we had not done anything I am sure it would have eventually caught fire. Fortunately, the smell had become quite disgusting before that happened.

Posted on May 23, 2010

  • aiastelamon Jul 02, 2011

    I inherited my whirlpool - model # GU1200XTLQ3 when I bought my home in March.

    What you're describing is EXACTLY what happened to me. Except there is some burning involved, and if the fuse hadn't tripped, i'm sure there would have been a fire. Just how can that happen??

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This may be the smell of Varnish used in motor winding. When we turn on the machine it gets heated a little bit resulting in a burning electrical smell.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

  • Amit Johari Aug 11, 2009

    This may be due to the Varnish used in
    Motor Winding when heated it gives a smell of something electrical burning

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