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Burning smell wm0642h mold

I would think it is a problem with the belts as if i use heavy clothes it will not be clean and it will have a burning smell

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Often this problem can be the motor bushes. check the motor for black powder. this is a sign of brush wear.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: clothes smell......

The following are the methods you can avoid odor in clothes after washing.

  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
Good luck.Please do post comments if the problem is still not solved or if there are any doubts in this post.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having mold and


The smell usually comes when the washer is unable to drain water completely, you can run your washer at its hottest temperature setting with 1 cup of vinegar inside the unit. After this take off the bottom front panel and clean it completely, also clean the drain hose and drain pump filter, the smell should disappear after doing all this. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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