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Washing machine just stopped and a burnt smell came out like a fan belt burning

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.


The first thing to check with a top load, direct drive washer is the "motor coupling" that transmits power from the motor to the transmission.

This is a three part, fail safe unit that is designed to break if the transmission jams for whatever reason.

See the following for how to access and check the coupler.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

Here is another illustrated example of how to remove the cabinet, pump and motor in order to check the coupler.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

Following is the Whirlpool / Kenore PDF on how top load direct drive washers work with a troubleshooting section.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


Beyond that, an actual model number such as 110.####### would help to diagnose the problem.

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