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Smoke I started the washer and about 1 minute later it stopped, so I checked and it was smoking from both the control panel and tub! I let it sit for a bit, then was able to run the spin & rinse cycles. The smoke smelled like electrical, not rubber. Any Ideas??

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  • abcds May 27, 2008

    A correction... the model is Amana NAV8800AWW not the E if that matters. Also the tub was filled all the way... it stopped working about one minute after the agitation started. I will check the water inlet connection area.

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Your complaint is a bit vague but since it had only been in the cycle for 1 min., it should have been too soon to have enough water to start washing, so it's possible that the fill valve may have shorted out. Unplug the washer and inspect the area where your hot and cold fill hoses connect to the washer. Turn the water off and remove the hoses. If you can gain access to the part that the hoses were connected to, you should be able to visualize where the burning came from. It is possible a small water leak may have dripped onto the coils of the valve and caused it to short out, so that will need to be fixed also.

Hopefully, This is what your problem is.

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • David Emmel
    David Emmel May 29, 2008

    Ok, your clarification leads me to to suspecct that you may have overloaded the washer and this would cause the belt to burn and the motor to overheat and shut down. Inspect your drive belt to see how severely it was damaged. Your motor should not have been harmed.

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