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Washing machine last night my washing machine tripped the electrics and there was a sort of burning smell. now the washing machine wont turn on at all. tried changing the fuse but that hasnt done anything. any ideas what the problem is? thanks :)

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Check the brushes in the motor. They've probably worn down and need replacing.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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Washing machine has smell (burning) and doesnt spin or drain tub.

Sounds like the belt may need to be changed. it eh pulley are spinning but the belt is not, nothing will spin and the friction of the pulley against the belt will cause a burning rubber smell

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My washer keep shorting out why is this

It may be the motor, transmission, or both. If these are shot on your washing machine, the result may be an electrical burning smell. Both are necessary to run your washing machine and can be costly to repair. The first thing to do if you notice an "electrical" smell in your washing machine and not a "rubber" burning smell, is to unplug the machine and call the manufacturer or a repairperson.

An electrical burning smell may also be caused by a water leak coming into contact with electrical wiring. Both are major concerns and should be addressed immediately. A water leak can cause structural damage in your home and can short out the electrical wiring in your washer and cause additional damage to the machine.

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It has a serious electrical short, probably in the motor. It needs a service call, unless you're up to doing it yourself. Sounds like it could be very involved.

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Have you added anything else that is drawing juice on the same breaker?
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