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Washer just stopped working and smells like something just burned

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Take the belt off and let me know if you still smell burning
next with the belt off turn each pulley under the washer there are 3
the big one in the middle...in one direction makes the unit agetate in the other releases the break and the basket turns.. does this happen?
next the pulley to the right is your pump how is that does it sound strange when you turn it?
next spin your motor pulley does it spin freely?
let me know what you find

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Usually the first repair a Maytag washer needs is to replace the belts. They can wear out and smell.
The belts are located on the very bottom of the machine. They are not covered. If you pull out the washer about 2 feet and lean it back against the wall you will see the belts on the bottom.

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