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We can not turn on the washer and their is an odd burning odor

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Hi just read your posting.Now I need you to look underneath the machine to the front right and you should see a red or black fan.This is your pump.On these models of machines if your pump is faulty then it will not power up.The other reason it does not turn on is your motor controller is faulty.Now once you are looking at the pump see if the odor is coming from the pump or check to see if it is corroded or leaking.Make sure you turn the power off before you look at the pump.Please reply and let me know what the pumps condition is and I can help you further.Looking forward to your reply.

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