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Burn Smell (electrical) from my GE WPSE4200A0WW

Hi, My washing machine is running fine. However, during the spin cycle there is a burning smell (electrical). What could possible be going wrong with the washing machine? Thank You for your assistance.

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  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    about my 4th load of laundry,before the spin cycle the electrical breaker will trip. When I open the door it smells

    like burnt rubber.

  • lbasinger200 Sep 02, 2008

    My washing machine (whirpool ultimate care II) runs, but smells like burning/smoke. We need a clearer solution as to how to fix this problem. Can I have step by step instructions on what to do? Thank you!

  • abharvey Mar 17, 2009

    My husband and I noticed a burned rubber type smell during the spin cycle as well. The clothes appear to be fine and they don't smell, but the smell seems to be lingering long after the wash is over.

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We have the same problem, and found out the the electric motor is running very hot. Replacing the motor seam to cure the problem, but the motor is not inexpensive. $200 to $350.

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There are a lot of things could cause the burning smell. Best thing will be to remove the service panel and to try to find out the smell source. Good luck!

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