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Burning rubber smell on Kenmore stackable washer; dryer works fine. Can i fix this myself? How do i get inside the unit? I have 5 year extended warrenty and Sears can't come for a week. I can't wait a week to replace a belt. Smells bad and has light smoking until we turned the unit off.

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Wait for Sears. You working on the machine could void tbe warrantu It's not fun but the local coin laundry could save you a fortune in future repair cost.

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You should be able to see the belt if you pull the machine out and tip it backwards against the wall. You will have to remove the dryer first. The problem will be WHY the belt is slipping?

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make model spare parts

and you should see schematics in the images tab of Google.

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SOURCE: washing machine smells like burning rubber!

sounds like you have a broken motor coupling while your down to the pump check for something jamming the pump here is the procedure First unplug the washer and turn off the water. If you have a shop vac take the drain hose out of the drain,and through the drain hose vacuum the water out of your washer. If you don't have a shop vac go to the auto parts store and buy a pair of radiator hose clamps . Then facing the washer locate the two screws. They will either be in the front or rear of the control panel and back them out far as you can. Once you have done that pull the control panel slightly forward, and tilt it back on the hinges. Now unplug the lid switch wire but don't forget to plug it back when your done. Next locate at the rear of the washer body the two gold clips then push forward, and take careful note of how they fit. Then pop them out with a screw driver tilt the washer body forward at 45 degree angel and walk forward with the body, and set it down. Now you will see the white pump and motor assembly. You should see two clips holding the pump to the motor pop them off, and pull the pump off the motor shaft. Now if you fell the need to remove the pump use the radiator hose clamp. take them and clamp the hose coming from the tub but its not necessary for the repair. Next disconnect the wiring harness from the motor (note the position of the harness for reassembly). Remove the two 5/16 inch screws from the motor clamps and pop the clamps off. Once that is complete, remove the motor put the new coupling on the motor and transmission shaft. I use a socket and a hammer

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THIS COULD BE THE MOTOR IF IT IS UNDER WARRANTY LET THEM PAY FOR THE REPAIRS

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SOURCE: washing machine spins slowly and smells of burning rubber

The belt could be worn and will be slipping on the pullys, as it spins up the rubber , rubs against the pullys and that is what creats the burning rubber smell, the belt needs replacing.

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Burning rubber smell means the brush belt need attention. Make sure the brush is turning freely and replace the belt

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