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A load of towels (5-6) causes no spin and burning odor. The machine is about 1 year old

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Sounds like a slipping belt.Does it smell like burnt rubber?

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3.If a electrical/motor fire starts, you need to turn off breaker power to the washer..Then use the extinguisher to put out any fire.
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#3 using only cold water for washing is fine but makes preventative maintenance very important. A weekly hot soak will dissolve odor-causing residue from inside your washer.
#4 not using the washer. If the clothes washer isn't used very often maintenance is especially important. If leaving for a vacation it's a good idea to clean your washer. Do a search to "remove washer odor" to read just how big the problem is. There are all natural washer cleaners that will also remove mildew odor from towels and clothing after the washer has been cleaned.

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The rubber belt is worn and slipping under load. (like a fan belt)
There could also be something caught in the belt or pulleys; clear it out and it should work.
If worn, replace belt soon...


Hope this helps!

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