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I replaced the coupler now it smells like its burning ...why?

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    Marc White May 11, 2010

    ok, did you smell it before you replaced coupler, well give it time to die down if so, burning smells at times last for a while. obviously you put coupler on because it wasnt washing or spinning. am i right?



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It may take a little time for the coupler to wear in. If the smell continues there is probably a motor problem like the windings may be going bad but the only way to know for sure is to do some electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter and the wiring diagram located within the appliance.

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