Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

The motor is smelling burn what can be the problem

Posted by on

  • tom cassidy
    tom cassidy Apr 18, 2015

    Hi Albert Zarb, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Washing Mach... Master
  • 6,702 Answers

The problem is, the isolation is (still slowly) burning away. Can be caused by overheating or water leaking on the motor, making the insulation weak. It is not a question if, but when it will burn complete and cause a shortage. I would suggest quick start saving for repair or even for a new machine.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Burning smell Kenmore 50558


If the burning smell is an electrical smell it could be motor or wiring problems which are best handled by a professional. If it smells like burning rubber it is probably the belt. If it smells like burnt wood it could be the belt slipping on the brush roll, if the brush roll is made of wood. Dust and debris can also accumulate behind the end caps of the brush roll causing friction which can cause a burning wood smell.

Mar 30, 2014 | Kenmore 5055, 50557 and 50558...

1 Answer

There is bad smell from the motor


Dear Sir:
There can be 3 options: 1) Deck belt smell bad 2) Drive belt smell bad 3) Drive main motor winding burn. Test it and proceed according.
or Course you can do it by yourself or 2) call to service tech.

God bless you

May 22, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness

1 Answer

2001 aurora when fan is on high for a period of time it smells like the header is burning.


Not sure what a burning header smells like, but I would expect two possible smells. First, if the blower motor itself is going, you might smell the windings getting hot - like a transformer burning. If this were the case I would expect that the motor wouldn't spin on the low speeds.
The other smell you sometimes get is when the heater core leaks. Then you will get a coolant smell inside the car and sometimes (usually) a wet carpet as well.

Feb 22, 2011 | 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

Will drain most of water but will not spin and smell something burning


The motor is probably stuck and burned. Open the door and turn the drum manually. You should be able to turn it easily by hand if the motor is not stuck.

Remove the back panel and use your sense of smell to verify where the burning smell is coming from. The possible source of the smell is the motor or the motor control board located on the left side of the machine viewed from the rear.

Let us know the source of the smell for the replacement guide and for further troubleshooting if necessary.

Feb 22, 2010 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer wont spin, smells like burning glws1649


Burning smell could be the windings in the motor. Better not to use it and have it looked at. If the smell is a rubber smell then the belt is jammed while the motor spins. still needs intervention as it can catch on fire and you will have a bigger problem than the one you have now

Jul 31, 2009 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

1 Answer

Dryer stoped running


Your drive belt may have broken if it smelled like rubber burning. If that is the case then your motor bearing are worn out or something has been lodged between your dryer drum and the dryer housing. If the smell was the odor of burning plastic, then your motor is probably burned up.

Feb 24, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Burning smell and smoke from motor


Sounds like the transmission is jammed.  This will cause the motor to bog and burn.  

Nov 26, 2008 | Maytag Dependable Clean Top MAV5920EWW Top...

1 Answer

Sebo x1.1 - burning smell


Try replacing the belt. My vacuum cleaner had the same problem and once the belt was changed the burning smell was gone.

Jun 10, 2008 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

2 Answers

Burn Smell (electrical) from my GE WPSE4200A0WW


We have the same problem, and found out the the electric motor is running very hot. Replacing the motor seam to cure the problem, but the motor is not inexpensive. $200 to $350.

Sep 04, 2007 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Washer smoke during spin cycle...


could be belts slipping or a bad motor going - what's it smell like - burning rubber or an electrical smell?

Aug 28, 2007 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15941 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...