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Hello Sherry;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

You have a hazard situation. I recommend that you do not use the dryer until the issue is resolved. You may cause a house fire.

1.) The smoke may be coming from burning lint. The dryer needs to be completely disassembled and cleaned, especially around the gas funnel or electric heater. Also clean any grease or grim. Do not use a cleaning solution, use a dry rag.

2.) Less likely - You may have a worn motor pulley causing the drive belt to over heat. Inspect the area on the drum where the belt rides. Is there black dust?

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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1993 Toyota Celica power window, door lock, and tilt steering are not working. It worked before but then when my old battery died and i turned on the car, there was smoke coming out from the window control...


Check the wiring where it goes thru the bellows between the door pillar and the door. Continuous flexing has commonly caused wires to not only break, but the insulation can crack, and short out.(perhaps why your other battery went dead - a parasitic drain caused by this condition?) Secondly, find the bulkhead connector where the door wires connect in the kick panel opening and check for evidence of burning or melting.

Dec 01, 2013 | 1993 Toyota Celica

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Replace bellow seal


Hello.

1 Unplug the power cord. Pull the Whirlpool Duet away from the wall. Remove the screws at the back of the machine using a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the top panel from the machine and set it aside.

2 Remove the soap dispenser from the front of the machine by pulling it out and depressing the button at the back to release it. Remove the soap dispenser bracket retaining screws, using a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the dispenser bracket out of the washer.

3 Remove the retaining screws from the control panel with a Phillips screwdriver. Release the locking clips and flip the control panel on top of the machine. There is no need to disconnect the wiring harness. Open the washing machine door and remove the retaining screws from the door latch, using a nut driver.

4 Remove the outer retaining spring from the bellow seal using a pair of needle-nose pliers to grasp the loop and pull it out. Peel the bellow away from the door opening, using your fingers. Push the bellow seal inside the machine after you release it from the door opening.

5 Lift the front of the washing machine and put a wooden block under it.
Remove the retaining screws from the bottom of the front panel using a nut driver. Remove the wooden block from under the washing machine and lower the unit back to the floor. Remove the screws at the top of the front panel with a nut driver. Pull the panel away from the machine and set it aside.

6 Pull the old bellow seal from the machine. Unplug the white and black hoses from the old bellow seal . Remove the spring clamp from the bellow and throw the old bellow seal away. Rub liquid laundry soap on the groove of the new bellow seal. Push the new bellow seal onto the washtub with the opening for the hoses at the top. Push firmly until it is on tight.

7 Install the spring clamp on the new bellow seal into the groove using a Phillips screwdriver. Plug the black and white hoses into the holes at the top of the bellow. Be careful not to damage the bellow seal. Place the front of the machine on the frame and install the top screws using a nut driver. Push the door latch through the hole and install the retaining screws.

8 Press the bellow seal into place around the door opening and install the spring clamp around the perimeter of the bellow. Lift the machine and place the wood block under it. Install the bottom screws with the nut driver. Remove the wooden block and place the machine back on the floor. Put the control panel in place and lock the retaining clips.

9 Install the soap dispenser bracket and the retaining screws using a Phillips screwdriver. Install the retaining screws on the control panel. Place the top cover on the machine and install the screws with the Phillips screwdriver. Plug in the power cord and push the machine against the wall. Install the soap dispenser drawer and push it all the way in so the tab locks into place.

Thanks.

Nov 08, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My washing machine won't open and the rubber piece around the opening is off


If the door is jammed and will not open, there is a manual release that you can use to open it. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576511-door_jam_on_kenmore_elite_and_whirlpool_

If you are referring to the door bellow (gray rubber seal around the perimeter of the door), the following link explains how to reinstall/or replace:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

Sometimes, the bellow clamps can come loose and pop the seal off. If the seal is not damaged it may be reused. If you require replacement parts, you can purchase them from any of the following websites and save a little from retail:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare.

NOTE: Overloading the washer can contribute to premature wear of the door bellow. Overloading can also cause items to get lodged in the door bellow and pull it loose.

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back with your model number. I hope this helps you.

Jan 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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HOW TO INSTALL WHIRLPOOL DUET WASHER CLAMP (FRONT


Follow these steps:

1. Install the door bellow back over the frame of the door opening ensuring it fits snugly all the way around the perimeter of the opening.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the rubber fold of the bellow. Make sure the wire spring points towards the 6 o'clock position.

3. While maintaining some constant downward pressure, work your way around the door to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions.

4. Pull the spring apart in order to snap it back into place.

NOTE: It may be advisable to use a second set of hands to hold the wire hoop in place while doing this if it has the tendency to want to come out of the groove.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If you are experiencing problems with the bellow clamp coming loose, this is commonly caused by items getting caught in the bellow during the wash cycle. Over-stuffing the washer can contribute to this, which can also cause premature wear on the bellow.

Nov 28, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Door won't lock shut


Removing the door safety switch:
1. Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply.
2. Release the bellows from the front panel:

Releasing the bellows (door boot) from the front panel:
The front of the bellows is installed over the lip of the door opening in the front panel and held in place by a spring loaded wire loop.

3. Open the loading door.
4. Using needle nose pliers, start where the spring and wire are connected at the bottom of the bellows and pull the wire out of the groove of the bellows.
5. Pull the bellows off of the lip of the front panel.

6. Remove the (2) screw holding the switch assembly to the front panel.
7. Pull the switch assembly into the door opening and unplug the electrical connectors.

Install is the reverse of removal.

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Jul 30, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Changing the bellow on a duet


Tilt the machine back to create more space between the front on the door and the outer drum. Remove the screws for the kickplate and remove the kickplate for easier access. Open the door and remove the spring clamp holding the bellows to the door opening lip. Push the bellows into the drum to get access to the outside/ rear of the bellows (where it connects to the drum). There you will find another clamp which you loosen/ remove with a socket. Some models have an overfill tube on the top of the bellows (remove it from the bellows). At this point you should be able to completely remove the bellows.

Align the new bellows to the outer tub. Attach and tighten the inner clamp (be careful not to over tighten and periodically check the bellows and clamp placement as you're tightening to make sure it doesn't slip off). Attach the overfill tube (if equipped). Lay the machine back to level and install the front of the bellows to the door opening lip. Re-install the spring clamp by starting at the top and working your way down both sides (may be easier with 2 pairs of hands). Be careful not to overstretch the spring on the clamp.

Test with a quick fill and let it agitate for a few minutes to ensure there are no leaks (be ready to hit cancel and have a few towels just in case it leaks). Re-install the kickplate, make sure machine is still leveled correctly by trying to rock it diagonally from the top.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Good luck!

Apr 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


Unfortunately the service manual will not tell you how to replace the bellows.

Tilt the machine back to create more space between the front on the door and the outer drum. Remove the screws for the kickplate and remove the kickplate for easier access. Open the door and remove the spring clamp holding the bellows to the door opening lip. Push the bellows into the drum to get access to the outside/ rear of the bellows (where it connects to the drum). There you will find another clamp which you loosen/ remove with a socket. Some models have an overfill tube on the top of the bellows (remove it from the bellows). At this point you should be able to completely remove the bellows.

Align the new bellows to the outer tub. Attach and tighten the inner clamp (be careful not to over tighten and periodically check the bellows and clamp placement as you're tightening to make sure it doesn't slip off). Attach the overfill tube (if equipped). Lay the machine back to level and install the front of the bellows to the door opening lip. Re-install the spring clamp by starting at the top and working your way down both sides (may be easier with 2 pairs of hands). Be careful not to overstretch the spring on the clamp.

Test with a quick fill and let it agitate for a few minutes to ensure there are no leaks (be ready to hit cancel and have a few towels just in case it leaks). Re-install the kickplate, make sure machine is still leveled correctly by trying to rock it diagonally from the top. Enjoy clean clothes!

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Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer


The rubber boot is called the "door bellow". The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

If the bellow is not ripped or torn, you probably will NOT have to replace it. If the front bellow clamp (wire hoop) is the only thing that came loose, you will need to reseat the bellow around the door frame opening and reinsert the bellow clamp. The link explains this in Step 12 (I suggest you use a second set of hands to assist you). Now...if the bellow is torn, or if the clamp is damaged, you will need replacment parts. Let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

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