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My ge heavy duty large capacity washer stopped during wash and smelt burning rubber... Is it worth fixing?

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Certainly-- the burning rubber is probably a loose or broken drive belt underneath
however the ultimate decision can be made after a service person has inspected it and quoted on repairs and parts ( if still available)

Posted on Apr 14, 2015

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Heavy Duty King Size Capacity Top Load Washer Won't Spin/Agitata

I am sorry to say that you WILL need a tech to come out and service this unit.  From what you are telling me it is either a dead short in the motor, OR one of the conntections got wet and cause a short.  BUT I would put my money on the motor, since this is a direct drive unit.  Sorry 

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SOURCE: Squeaky washer in spin cycle

you have a broken coupler...this is a plastic and rubber part that connects the motor to the transmission.  A $20 part

How good are you and your tools?

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SOURCE: My GE Washer , which is a 9 cycle, 3 spd

You need to check the lid switch for continuity. A bad lid switch will prevent this machine from agitating or spinning.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: MACHINE STOPPED - BURNING SMELL COMING FROM WASHER

The burning smell is from your coupling and when this breaks the rubber spins across the plastic face of the opposite coupling. Your washer will not wash or spin until this is replaced. fortunately these are cheap and easy to replace. Refer to my step by step instructions to replace yours.
Here is the guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4355933-washing_machine_repair_direct_drive

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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