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Burning smell/noise with my Maytag Ensignia MAV7657EWQ Washer

My washer has started (not all the time) to pause after filling (never did that before). Now during that pause there is also a loud "buzzing" noise. Then the cycle starts and there is a burning smell. It does go through the whole cycle. The buzzing and the burning smell doesn't happen all the time but the pause between filling and starting the cycle is now every load. Can anyone help me pin-point the problem? Any suggestions on repairs for do it yourself-ers? Thank you!

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Re: burning smell/noise with my Maytag Ensignia...

It could be [motor] or 'condensur' for motor, starting to burn out or over heat, check drive belt as well for ware

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