Question about Washing Machines
Usually when these units smoke it is the belt burning on the motor pulley. Depending on the model you will probably have 2 phillips screws towards the bottom of the panel on an upward angle. Remove the two screws and pull the panel towards you and there is two tabs at the top of the washer. Put it into a spin cycle and see if the transmission is spinning freely. If not unplug the unit and try to spin it by hand.
There are a couple issues that can cause the belt to burn up.
1) The tub bearing is tied up which would usually mean it sounded like a jet taking off for a while before the issue occured.
2) The idler pulley bearings are bad. You can remove the belt and spin the idler pulley. If its tied up then replace the pulley and the belt.
I hope this helps. In the future if you have problems the model number would really help me to give your more model specific information. I will be available for chat for a little while if you want additional help with the unit.
Good luck _MJ_
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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