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3 YEAR OLD GE WCUH6260FG FRONT LOAD WASHER, SOMETIMES ON LAST SPIN CYCLE ABOUT 6 MINS. LEFT, STARTS SMOKING INSIDE DRUM. DOESN'T SMELL ELECTRICAL.

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There three components under the tub where the smoke may originate. These are the heater, inverter board, and the motor. Unplug the washer and remove the service panel to visually check the heater and the inverter board. The heater is located at the bottom of the tub. Empty the tub and remove the heater assembly for inspection.
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The inverter is located on the left hand side of the base of the washer. Press the 4 tabs inward and remove the junction box cover then disconnect the AC and DC input wire harn3 YEAR OLD GE WCUH6260FG FRONT LOAD WASHER, - d7e72dd.jpgined therein.
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Press the lock tab and remove the motor ground wire. Remove the plastic wir3 YEAR OLD GE WCUH6260FG FRONT LOAD WASHER, - 66c5bf4.jpgholds the motor wiring in place and also inspect the motor.
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Remove the single Phillips-head screw that holds the right front leg of the inverter to 3 YEAR OLD GE WCUH6260FG FRONT LOAD WASHER, - b5efadb.jpgn then slide the inverter rearward to clear the guides that hold the rear of the inverter to the chassis.
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Remove the inverter through the enlarged opening on the left side of the front frame. Inspect the inverter board and replace if there's any sign of damage.



Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • mdkdog77 Jul 07, 2010

    It also seems to vibrate more than normal. Will check this solution out tonight.Thanks, is this a problem washer?

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    Jahn27 Jul 07, 2010

    This is a reliable washer depending on the use. Take time checking the shock absorbers/dampers when experiencing vibrations but make sure the washer is installed on a level and sturdy floor.

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