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I have a GE WCSE3100AOWW washer. Recently it has emitted an almost burning like odor during agitation or spin. WHat could be causing this burning smell? The performance of the machine is normal, at least as far as I can tell, but the smell reoccurs with each use. I have removed the drive belt, and the clutch/motor spin by hand in both directions, but the drive pulley only turns CCW (while looking up from the floor). The drive pulley does not turn CW (but does show some "play" in that direction)....is this normal? The drive belt does not looked scarred or burned. Your assistance is appreciated.

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  • cynfinney Oct 10, 2010

    The first advice I received was difficult to follow...something about the power panel possibly emitting the smell. I would like other opinions.

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The machine's performance is apparently normal if it agitates, drains, spins, and gets clothes clean. The apparent locking up the drive pulley in the CW does not indicate any problem, that's normal. Otherwise, the machine will not work properly. The burning smell is coming from the motor itself that's why it reoccurs each time the machine is used. The motor is overheating, starting to go out, and may need to be replaced soon.

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Hello,

What this indicate is that the panel of the washer has over gone some stress over time,the way that the washer can give sign to show it weakness is to bring out odor from the panel connected to the power supply or the motor connected tot he drum after some in agitation which might need a replacement or little service .

Hear are tip below for service.


what you are to do to solve this problem is to carefully unscrew the washer with screw driver (technician tools) then trace the main wire that supply power over to the washer it is connected to the panel and the control unit first clean up all form of liquid around the panel then note a you are do that is there is any form of damage from the panel or you cam get the odor from the it or not then you do same to the drum if you can not fine any from the panel
and if after this the problem remain then you will need to replace the panel

Please note you will hae to put off all form of power supply connected to the washer before carry out this home work.

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Posted on Oct 10, 2010

  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 10, 2010

    hello,

    What this solution is about indicate to you that the problem can
    be view from two point

    1) from the panel i.e the power distributor on the control unit then,
    2) the rotor (motor) that spin the the drum

    The above solution will guild you on how to go about it,
    Hope this help?.

    Thanks once again.

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