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Burning smell coming from washer

What part needs to be replaced in the motor when there is a burning, rubber like smell coming from the washer?

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Belt..than watch your pullys

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Washer seems to be stuck on spin. Has slight oil/rubber burning smell. Will only advance out of spin if you manually turn the knob to the next step.


The timer is bad and needs to be replaced. if you continue to run it this way you will need to replace the motor coupling real soon. That is where the burning rubber smell coming from.

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The burning rubber smell is coming from the belt which goes around the drum and is driven by the motor. The belt has probably stretched and is now slipping. It will need to be replaced.

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If you notice a burningsmell in your washing machine, the cause could be any number of things. Regardless, this is one smell you shouldn't ignore. It's important to quickly diagnose the problem and find the solution.
The "Burning Belt" Smell

Older, top-loading washing machines use a belt drive to transport energy from the motor to the transmission and pump. The belt can prevent costly repairs to the motor or transmission by slipping, stretching, or breaking if there is a malfunction in the machine. If the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell.

The solution is actually quite simple: you need to replace the drive belt on your washing machine. You can call a repairperson or, if your washer is under warranty, the manufacturer. If you or someone you know is handy, you can replace the belt yourself. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer.

Most new washing machine models are "direct drive." This means they do not use a belt. The motor is directly connected to the transmission. If you have a direct drive machine and your washer smells like it is burning, read on.
Electrical Problems

If your washer smells and you have a direct drive machine, it may be the motor, transmission, or both. If these are shot on your washing machine, the result may be an electrical burning smell. Both are necessary to run your washing machine and can be costly to repair. The first thing to do if you notice an "electrical" smell in your washing machine and not a "rubber" burning smell, is to unplug the machine and call the manufacturer or a repairperson.

An electrical burning smell may also be caused by a water leak coming into contact with electrical wiring. Both are major concerns and should be addressed immediately. A water leak can cause structural damage in your home and can short out the electrical wiring in your washer and cause additional damage to the machine.
Other Causes

Another more likely cause of a burning smell in your washer is overloading. Adding too many clothes to your washing machine can stress the motor or transmission, causing them to overheat or malfunction and emit a burning smell. For top load washers, overloading can cause the agitator to freeze or malfunction, stressing the drive belt and causing friction, which could emit a burning rubber smell.

To prevent overloading, know the size of your washer. They are measured in cubic feet. In addition, know how many towels, pants, shirts, and other items you can safely load. When it doubt, do smaller loads. Not only will this prevent overstressing the machine, it will also ensure clothes are thoroughly cleaned and rinsed.

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My neptune washer smells like rubber burning when i wash clothes


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Older top load washers use a belt to drive to transfer the energy from motor to drum. However, if the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning “rubber” smell. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer.

The solution is to replace the belt with a new one. To replace the belt you can open the back lid of the washer. Remove the old belt & remove the bolt holding motor. Now remove the motor, remove & replace the 2 plastic isolators with the new ones supplied with the belt on the motor spindles. After re-installing the motor & bolt adjust the new belt.

Please post back for any further assistance.

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if it smell's like rubber it likley is .. smell's like a belt driven and it needs a replacment belt & idler .. remove the two screws at the bottom of front panel an remove .. in the front center at the bottom .is the motor / belt and pump .. if there is black rubber in bottom / wala . the belt is burning . / look for pump leakage / this would get belt wet and slip.. thanks mm .

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YOUR WHIRLPOOL WASHER COULD HAVE A MOTOR PROBLEM, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMETHING HAS GOT CAUGHT IN THE MOTORS WINDINGS AND SHORTED IT OUT. IT YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE MOTOR RUNNING BUT THERE IS NO AGITATION IT COULD BE THAT YOUR DIRECT DRIVE COUPLER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, PART NUMBER IS 285753. THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WASHER IS OVERLOADED AND CAN CAUSE A BURNING SMELL SINCE THIS PART IS RUBBER AND PLASTIC. IF YOUR WASHER IS MAKING ANY SORT OF BANGING NOISE THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM. YOU CAN CHECK THIS BUT IT DOES INVOLVE REMOVING THE PUMP AND MOTOR. ANOTHER POSSIBLE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS SIMPLY A BURNED CONNECTION ON YOUR UNITS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IF IT CANNOT BE REPAIRED IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.HOPE THIS HELPS

THANKS

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hi! we have read your problem at Fixya! since you have specified that it smells like burning rubber, the belt connecting the motor and the tub accelerator might have been wearing out.this is a problem which occurs when you overload the motor frequently.if you get the smell continuosly, open the cabinet and get the replaced.hope your problem is tackled.have a nice day

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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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