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Machine fills up with water and got partway through the cycle before it shut off...when i went in the basement i smelled a slight burning smell and the washer wouldnt start up or anything i unplugged it, switched outlets, took out some clothes and then i let it cool off for a while.then it just made a buzzing sound when i tried to turn it on. is it the motor or belt? is there anything i can do myself or do i have to get it serviced?

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Hi, It does sound like the motor is locked up. The first thing you need to check is the pump. Sometimes the pump will get plugged so it will not turn in either wash or spin cycle. Does this sound like the issue you are having?
Here is some instruction on removing the cabint to check the pump:
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them.
Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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