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Clanking noise during spin cycle, burning smell too

Made a clanking noise (different than out of balance load sound). Went to check and found machine smoking. Stopped it and unplugged it. Checked next day and no wires burnt. Plugged in and started. Seemed to work. Did a spin and rinse cycle (empty). Was loud in the spin and as it accelerated, began clanking louder. Was not able to isolate where it came from. Could not tell but thought I began to smell something hot/burning again so stopped machine.

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  • Kathy Burdick Mar 28, 2014

    I had this same type of thing happen to my machine. The installation people forgot to remove the shipping pins which then caused the machine to not run properly after a few years it broke the brackets that hold the drum in place. The drum then would fall forward against the rubber seal causing smoke and a burning rubber seal.

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SOURCE: very loud washer during spin cycle

it will be your bearings not the belt or pulle you can check this out by having it empty open the door place the palm of your hand on the outside were the top of the door closers to place your fingers ti the inside of the top of inner drum and pull your fingers towards your palm if there is the slightist movement than the bearings need replacing

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

SOURCE: High Pitch sound during spin cycle

sometimes the high pitch will come from rear bearing open door pull up on basket see how far it moves up down also ck the pump for thngs in it

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Top load washing machine stop and stars during spin cycle

I had the same problem. The machine will do the washing cycle. At the start of the spin cycle it would start turning with a lot of clicking sounds and then would stop spinning. The water pump would continue working without problem. The motor tries to start again in about three minutes, however, repeats the same behavior. I have a reasonable mechanical and electrical knowledge. I was sure that the overload protection switch of the motor was tripping. I opened up my machine---a GE super capacity top loading machine. Took off the belt and turned the transmission pulley. It turned easily in both directions (washing and spinning). Hence, the transmission was good. Next, I checked any water accumulation in the spin tub. If the water is not drained properly before the spin cycle, it would overload the motor. There was no water clogged in the spin tub. Finally, I dismantled the electric motor. There was a clutch assembly underneath the motor pulley. I dismantled it and found the clutch very dirty with some grease that had turned sticky. I cleaned the assembly thoroughly with alcohol and assembled back the machine. The machine is running perfect after that. Conclusion: The clutch assembly was mis-functioning. Reason: When the spin cycle starts, the spin tub is very heavy and cannot achieve the full speed quickly. On the other hand, electric motors must get to their running speed fairly quickly or else overheating of motor would happen. A proper functioning clutch allows the motor to run at their optimal speed while transferring enough torque to the spin tub to slowly speed up the tub to its fullest. In my case, the clutch was sticky, thus overloading the motor which would trip as it overheats.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud banging noise durning washing machine spin cycles.

First plug off the wall. Open the machine from behind to examine if any shock-absorbers(known as dampers) or springs have come off or broken. Your dealer could help with spares. But you could do the job yourself.

For spares:
RepairClinic.com (which is good)
espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: GE washer stopped spinning and smell of burning out lingered

I am going through this right now and best I can tell..needs a new belt. Pop the front off of your washer (UNPLUG IT FIRST:)) and see if there are black shavings on the bottom. The appliance place where we usaully order our parts from do not carry this belt in stock so it will have to be ordered. Price from them was $19.00+ tax

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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