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Smoke smell coming from my 80 series Washer

I recently replaced the motor coupling kit, and it is working fine, but now I notice some smell (smoke?) during the end of the wash cycle as the water has completed draining. The smoke seems to come out of the tub when I lift the lid. Everything else seems fine, MDL# 110.28812790

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  • rg01 Jul 03, 2008

    I have similar problem, real smoke, not just smell, on my Kenmore Model #110.26932691. After I had a handyman replace Motor Coupling (which fixed the not-spinning problem), I ran a full wash cycle. Smelled something during spin right after wash cycle. When I opened lid, lots of "smoke". Not like electrical burning, more like very fine dust, smelled hot, but not actual burning. Suspect brake or clutch didn't release and stayed engaged, but not sure how to verify or fix.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Replaced a coupling now my washer makes smoke too...
    There is a connection between the coupling and the smoke - it's not detergent related.



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Do you actually see smoke or is it you have a burning smell
if you have a smell the motor may be overloading on spin
sometimes this is due to too much soap powder in wash
and when machine spins the water cant get away due to soap suds under and around bowl
acts like a brake on motor
try no soap powder in next wash
a good way to tell is that you still have soap in washing if you lift the lid (with no soap powder added)

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