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SMELLS LIKE A BELT BURNING AFTER i WASHED A RUG

Washed a RUG AND THE WASHING MACHINE STARTED SMELLING LIKE A BELT WAS BURNING. nOW THE MIDDLE SECTION WILL NOT TURN AT THE SPIN OR WASH CYCLES. DID THE BELT BURN OUT AND IF SO, WHERE IS THE BELT?

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KatieD,

If it won't spin or drain water, you are right to look for a drive belt related problem. The belt is underneath the bottom floor pan.

Here's what I did:

1) leaned the washer back a bit and propped something firm and secure under the front edge.

2) after seeing the belt was intact, I pulled it off, it is seven years old, and not too stiff.

3) After making sure no limbs were under or inside the machine, I had my wife start the machine in the spin cycle and watched as one of the 2 smaller pulley's in the corners spun very quickly. This was the motor pulley. Had my wife turn if off.

4) Attempted to turn each of the 3 pulleys that the belt had been wrapped around. The large plastic transmission pulley in the center turned with a little effort. The small metal pulley for the motor turned with very little effort. The remaining metal pulley in another corner would barely turn at all, and it should have been the easiest to turn. This pulley was for the drain pump and was nearly seized up.

I'm sure this is my problem as it is a fairly common point of failure and one of the most inexpensive repairs for the FIY'r. New drain pump should be about $70-$90.

Hope this helps you with your problem!
Bowfan

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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