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Frigidaire model CRWS5700AS0 washing machine burning belts

A neighbor gave us their (relatively) new washing machine when they moved. After the first few loads it started squealing and smoking. The drive belt had been burned where it sat on the motor pulley. Replaced the drive belt and everything was fine for about four months - lots of laundry going through the machine. Then yesterday it did the same thing. What's going on? Is it worth another belt? model CRWS5700AS0

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  • twbrown Jan 16, 2008

    it will spin both directions, but I already took the belt off... does that matter?

  • twbrown Jan 16, 2008

    OK, thanks. You should have an email from me now.

  • twbrown Jan 16, 2008

    well every time I try to click on the rating I get a message saying the webpage cannot be found. Anyway for those reading I will tell you that the info I got from TECH17 kept me from wasting more money trying to fix this machine. Definitely helpful! Problem couldn't be fixed but that's not his fault. Best of all he had answers for me in less than 30 minutes after I posted the problem.



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Check the tub see if with the washer off.See if you can spin it both ways . let me know and i will advise futher this will be the spin tub

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