All afternoon I smelled the smell of something burning, almost like a plastic, emanating from the posterior of my washer. When I begin a washing cycle under normal load, the drum filled with water, but did not spin. Instead, it rotated about an inch before "snapping" back to the initial position. An LE error was issued.
Under test mode, the drum did spin, and a loud, unusual growl emitted from the washer, much like the sound of a motorcycle. All other tests were successful so I know it is not a pump problem, etc. Can you help me?
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Re: LG 2277 Spinning intermittently "growling"
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burning smells in driers can be sometimes from a blocked lint filter. The dried lint has been known to ignite when it gets hot. If you haven't cleaned the lint filter then do so and if the smell continues get it serviced.
A WM1814CW does not have a built-in water heater, so I think your
load may have gotten trapped between the spinning tub and plastic
front tub cover..Roll back the gray gasket to expose and check the
plastic ring for signs of 'friction' burn..As long as the splinters are
trimmed away and doesn't leak water you should be OK..Watch your
It appears your drive belt/coupling has failed in this instance.
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i would let it sit for an hour. more than likley what happened was the motor overheated a little because it was trying to spin in an off balance situation. give it a break for a while the next load that you do keep an eye on it and see if you smell anything if you do then you have a problem. But 99% it is ok.
Sounds to me like the motherboard inside the unit is on it's way to thermal overload. This is a common problem with this particular model. You'll smell electronics burning and one day it'll quit altogether with a burst of smoke. I had this happen to me and I traced the problem back to a faulty triac (transistor-like device) that overheated and caused the circuit board and wiring harness to burn up from excessive current draw. I repaired my motherboard with a new triac ($6) and rewired the harnesses. A cooling fan on the heatsink of the board would solve this problem.