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The belt is spinning by the motor, but the tube is not spinning, probably due to locked up bearing or coupler, which means belt is burning.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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Maytag Performa clothes washer. Model LAT2500AAE. Made screeching sounds during spin cycle also burned rubber smell. Turned off. Removed and replaced belts. One belt was shot. Ran a test run and still...


Check to see if your water pump is spinning. It could be seized up and the burning smell could be the belt spinning on the seized pulley. Good luck Friend.

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Theres is a burning smell which inturn makes the clothes smell? Any suggestions - the machien is only 3yrs old. Also the water smells when the spin stops? Thanks


You have not mentioned make or model of the set ,but if this contain heated washing, then it is possible that the heater coils have burned and exposed .

Sep 30, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Did not go into the spin cycle and smells like something burning


when m/c goto spin the motor load is maximum i hope no thing with your motor
also if you smell like rubber burning maybe the belt , you will surprise every thing you see come after heavy overload clothes

Jul 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Won't spin on spin cycle, smells of something burning.


sounds like the belt or the tub bearings are shot. It is likely that the motor is spinning and the tub is not, causing the belt to burn.

May 25, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Washing machine spins slowly and smells of burning rubber


The belt could be worn and will be slipping on the pullys, as it spins up the rubber , rubs against the pullys and that is what creats the burning rubber smell, the belt needs replacing.

regards jonno

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Washer makes a squeel and burning smell


belt which operates pump/motor/transmission pulleys

Apr 10, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Burning smell and washer will not spin


The buring smell could be coming from the belt, try looking to see if the belt i burnt or broken

Nov 22, 2008 | Whirlpool LSN1000LW Top Load Washer

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Washer has burning smell and does not spin.


It sounds like your belt has burnt off. take the front off the washer or tip the washer back to check it. easy fix.

Nov 17, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Won't spin with clothes in it.


sounds like a tired washer, it may be cheaper to purchase another for a couple hundred bucks

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