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Washing machine is smoking

My washing machine has been making some fun noises latly. and to day it started smoking and smelled like burning rubber so i turned it off an checked the belt but it wasnt the belt can you tell me if i need a new washine machine.

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  • shazmonkey Mar 26, 2009

    My washer started to make a loud banging noise and after a while i noticed a burning smell. I quickly turned it off and unplugged it. on opening the drum door lots of smelly smoke kept billowing out.

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SOURCE: smoking burning rubber smell from machine

Hi,
Welcome

You said, frigidaire GLWS1349AS1 TOP LOADING WASHING MACHINE
pls help - is the machine done with- it set the smoke alarms off ???

Sounds like the belt is loose and smelled like rubber burning from spinning fast!
Change belt
Let me know.
Please remember to leave a rating

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: smoke coming from back of

You may have overloaded the washer and the belt drive system could not handle that excess mass.. The smoke and burning smell is a belt melting while trying to rotate the drum.. I would unload it .. gain access to the drive mechanism ( probably via an access panel in the back but may not be.. - brand and model specific).. and then check for damage to the drive belt.. You may look at the pulley system and look for burnt black from melted belt on it.. You could also have a clog in your pump that the belt drives but can't ( because of that clog) and therefore the belt rubs over the pump pulley and melts.. Could be any one of those things.. Hope that helps..

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: change belt.

this is a easy job for a tech but a hard one to regular people have to remove the transmition and thats is by removing a nut in the tub, so better call a tech and pay for it, is not to espensive repair at least in my area...good luck

Posted on Aug 07, 2006

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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

smartr10U
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SOURCE: Washer was pouring out smoke and smelled liked burnt rubber

You most likelyhave burned a drive belt. Could be a couple things. If the machine was loaded to the max and a bit more, it is possible that a small article of clothes may have been flung into the outer tub and into the pump... this can freeze it up and the motor will keep trying to turn the belt against a frozen pulley.
You'll need to open the machine and check the pump for blockage and change the belt... let us know if we can help with procedures..
k

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: LG washer, rubber burning smell

Did you get this seal problem resolved, by yourself or did you call in a repair-person? If you did it yourself, was it difficult? Same problem found 12/17/10 - Thank you

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Let me know.
Please remember to leave a rating

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