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DLW330RAW The machine will work for about 3 weeks - then the belt brakes. We replaced the belt 4 times. During the spin cycle we hear a noise and smell smoke and the belt brakes. After the belt is removed, I can turn the agitator counter clock wise. When I turn it clock wise it locks up.

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  • David Lenz Sep 29, 2010

    There is no water leaking anywhere. It does not appear to be draining slow. Should I remove the black rubber drain hoses and check them out?



    David

  • David Lenz Sep 29, 2010

    There is no water leaking anywhere. It does not appear to be draining slow. Should I remove the black rubber drain hoses and check them out?

    David

  • David Lenz Sep 29, 2010

    DLW330RAW The machine will work for about 3 weeks - then the belt brakes. We replaced the belt 4 times. During the spin cycle we hear a noise and smell smoke and the belt brakes. After the belt is removed, I can turn the agitator counter clock wise. When I turn it clock wise it locks up.

    There is no water leaking anywhere. It does not appear to be draining slow. Should I remove the black rubber drain hoses and check them out? David

  • David Lenz Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks,
    Does this mean I should you think I should buy a new one, or is there a reasonable repair I can make?

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Sounds like you have bad tub bearings. The bearings are getting locked up while belt is still trying to spin causing it to burn up or break

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    It's not an expenisve part, but very very time consuming. It's expensive to have someone else do it as it is time consuming. I'd say 6 hours for a pro to do.

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Something between the tubs causing drag on the wash basket. This would also cause slow draining problems that could burn the belt.Or some thing blocked in drain pump can cause slow draining burns the drive belt.Also see if any water leaking from the seal and that is coming on the motor,which is spinning the belt.If the motor is getting short due to water spilling on it,then motor will get overheated and that will burn the belt. Check pout,this possibilities.

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