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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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  • cramond Dec 27, 2007

    thanks buffalo. is it fixable ? the call out charge seems a lot and i wouldnt want to pay to find out i would be better buying anew one? marion x

  • cramond Dec 27, 2007

    Will certainly try that. Thanks for all your help! One more question... will i still be able to use the washer bit in the mean time or should I leave it switched of ? 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.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

    THOMAS MIERZWA Dec 27, 2007

    remove the top or back of the unit and look carefully at all the wiring. look at the motor winding. it should look a bright copper color. the windings are coated with a clear enamel. if the winding looks anything but a bright copper color, say, a brown or green color I'd say the motor is shot. new ones are about $135 to replace. your call new one or repair it.

    THOMAS MIERZWA Dec 27, 2007

    yeah, washer has its own motor.



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