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Trouble with washing machine

While my washing machine was running, I heard a funny sound emanating from it. Then I smelled and observed smoke coming from the inside tub. this all took happen during the rinse cycle. Now the machine will not turn.

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Re: trouble with washing machine

This could be a broken belt. It sounds like something jammed the machine and the belt kept turning until it burned and broke.

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