Nasty smelly smoke coming out of the electrical components next to the compressor, where the red and white electrical cords connect. That is the general area. I unplugged the power cord, and looked around, without unplugging any of the components that the red and white cords go into, for fear that the capacitor (or something else?) might shock the s**t ot of me. What are the parts that the red and white plug into? WHat would make them emit this foul smoke? Is it an easy fix for someone that generally knows how to work on things(autos, computers?)
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White SWEET smelling smoke, or white OILY smelling smoke? If it's white thick SWEET smelling smoke, you have a blown head gasket - that's the smell of antifreeze burning in the engine, which it should NEVER do. If it's white OILY smelling smoke (smells a lot like diesel), then you're getting too much fuel into the cylinders.
If it's sweet-smelling smoke (antifreeze), pull the oil dipstick & check the oil level. If the oil level is HIGH and the oil looks like a mocha milkshake, that's absolutely conclusive - that's what happens when antifreeze gets into your oil, and it's nasty corrosive to engine parts.
I'm not at all surprised that the oil light is on if it won't start - you won't get much oil pressure until the engine is running.
Unplug the machine first of all, then find where the water is coming from. Its either going to be from the drain line or one of the water lines located near there. Patch it and after letting the components dry out, reconnect them, hook it up and turn it back on and see if it works.
You mean lots of smoke? White, blue, black? Or just smelly stuff? Rotten eggs or shotgun shells, usually an oxygen sensor. I will give you the rundown, white smoke when first starts up is gas, should clear up in a minute.No big deal, normal. Black smoke, carbon, burning rich, settings are way off, computer is not right, oxygen sensors or air flow sensors are bad. Blue smoke is oil, you have lost comp and oil is getting into the cyclinders. Steam, comes out after it warms up and is a blown head gasket. You can look for oil in the radiator. A radiator shop can tell you if it is blown or not. Hope this helps.
well it will wont kill, but if it seems to be a big damage, then repairing is costly, get rid of it. but somtimes the capacitors inside tv gives big smoke, and are smelly. by replacing with same type and number, does the work..re-service the whole board, check out for any other burnt ic or components.....it should work again..
There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).