Question about Washing Machines
The grindding noise and burning smell happens only at the spin cycle
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: MAYTAG WASHING MACHINE
The rubber smell is the belt from the motor to the tub. The grinding sound is/was the tension pulley that keeps the belt tight. The bearing on the pulley probably went out and now the belt is burning because of the friction of sliding around the pulley. The belt and the pulley need to be replaced. If you have the room, turn off and disconnect the hoses. Unplug the electrical cord from the wall outlet. Remove the drain hose and any water in the tub. Carefully tip the washer over backwards, DO DROP IT!!! Now you should be able to see the motor, tub, tension pulley, and belt. With a basic 3/8' drive socket set, probably metric, and a couple of screw drivers you should be able to remove the belt and the pulley. Take the belt, pulley, and model numbers to an applicance parts store and buy replacements.
I only suggest this because I hate paying labor. If you are not machanically inclined then you are going to have to pay the labor.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
Your maytag is really an amana and the bearings are bad. Yes it does cost a lot. If i were you i would buy another washer. Get a whirlpool. (whirlpool now owns maytag)
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Did you install the bottom plate yourself? They are tricky and the instructions are a bit unclear - you want the bump side out so that bump goes towards the floor. If you install it with the bump going up toward the dryer, it gets all buggered up. Hope that helps!
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
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