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Maytag topload washer, model HA207: MY wife's description: During wash cycle, a sharp noise, burning rubber smell. I think it might be a belt. Any other likely possibilities? (Washer is 15-20 years old.) Is the belt & motor accessible from front? Only from the bottom (tilting back washer) If belt, can I replace it myself?

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get a new belt for the machine

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SOURCE: loud squeal during wash and spin cycles, maytag atlantis washer

Squealing normal occurs due to belt slippage. I would check your belts (look for cracks. Check the belt tension as well, most washers have an adjustment, normally on the motor that allows you to increase the tension of the belt.

If part of a belt gets torn and it is long enough, it will hit any part of the washing machine within range and make a clicking noise at every revolution of the motor.

I am pretty sure you need new belts. You should be able to remove a few screws and open the back cover. Between the pulleys there is a tensioner...loosen that so you can remove the belt easily. replace it with a new belt and adjust the tension.

hope this helps

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: very loud final spin cycle with burning rubber smell

Hi Mcbride2

It could be one of 2 things. 1 the belt. or 2 the main seal and bearing. i recomnd to get a tech just to make suer.

brent

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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this is a bogus website that is trying to push smelly washer product....no real fixes and there are other products out there for less just use bleach first

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: burning rubber smell

Even though manufacturers' love to advertise it, I personally would not load "too many items", as it may cause excessive normal ware and tear on your machine parts, motor, belt, etc.

Yes; the smell can be the belt and possibly your motor as well. The motor may be spinning, but the weight may be too much when the belt is engaging to rotate the drum. I would be careful not to burn the motor (About $120 - part only)

You should be able to access and inspect the drive-belt in the rear of the machine by removing an access panel (back of washer).

To replace the belt if fairly simple. Remove and re-install by wedging a long screw driver in between the belt and metal pulley (circular), while simultaneously rotating the pulley.

You may be required to make a belt repair if you start to have problems with your "washer not spinning" or "making a noise/not spinning"

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