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My Kenmore Elite Catalyst (#110-24042301) will fill, but won't spin or empty. When I turn it on there is a burning smell - not rubber - more like electrical. What could it be?

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  • itsaboutt786 May 09, 2009

    No, it won't do anything at this point except fill

  • itsaboutt786 May 10, 2009

    I will take the cabinet off this morning. Am having a hard time getting it off. Something seems to be holding it. Maybe I need to remove some hoses first. They are attached to the cabinet and then to the top of the tub.

    What will a bad motor look like? Any chance it could be the coupling?

  • itsaboutt786 May 16, 2009

    Got the back off. How would I tell if the motor is burned out? No it does not agitate.

  • itsaboutt786 May 16, 2009

    can't turn it on. It's all apart now! I checked the pump. wasn't clogged. I've narrowed it down to a motor.


  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Turn it on (where it would be agitating) for a few seconds while you watch it, but don't put your hands inside the back anywhere. Just watch and see if anything moves or crackles or appears to get hot. (Unplug quickly if you see something.)

    Then, after about 10 seconds, whether you see anything or not, unplulg machine. Touch motor, with machine unplugged, to see if it's warm/hot. Let me know.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    If this washer is direct drive (not belt driven) it will have a coupling. In that case, yes, it could be the coupling.

    Have you found anything yet?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Well it sounds like your motor has burned out. Can you remove the back to take a look?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Does it agitate?



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