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Burning smell "We are smelling a electrical burning smell after the spin cycle."

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There's a number of reasons to smell burning after a washing machine cycle. It's a 220V appliance, so if it short's out it will cause problems. It's more likely the motor being overloaded making it hot and causing the electrical burning smell, or a short that's overheating something electrical. Check to see if the belt that spins the whole barrel is melted or worn anywhere. Inspect the wiring that's attached to the system that engages spin, which is different from agitation by the big tower.
If these both check out, an trip to the Maytag Man might have to fix overloading motors or relays, or switches, if anything turns up in your search for the source of the electrical smoke. Ozone is what you are smelling, FYI.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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There are a lot of things could cause the burning smell. Best thing will be to remove the service panel and to try to find out the smell source. Good luck!

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SOURCE: very loud final spin cycle with burning rubber smell

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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.

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SOURCE: burning smell during spin cycle on frigidaire washing machine

Open lid as you would load clothes and hold the inner drum with all the holes in it. Give it a manual turn left, then right. If it spins in both ways the main bearing is gone. This is not a DIY because the new bearing has to be pressed on at a machine shop, or an appliance repair shop.

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SOURCE: kenmore TL washer doesn't spin at end of cycle, burn rubber smell

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