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SMOKE Hi . When the drier part of my washing mac=hine was on the other day there was smoke coming out the front. does this mean i need a new machine or can it be fixed? and what is itm ~? cheers marion

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It may just be a wire rubbing the tub and the insulation is gone. smoke means something is not right. the drive motor will smoke if the windings overheat neccesitating a new motor. - the start or run capacitor for the motor may be bad.

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