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Replaced Motor Coupling but now I have electrical smell when running

My machine stopped agitating and when I did a search, answer was motor coupling and showed a pic. When I moved washer, I did indeed find rubber piece on floor and plastic pieces of coupler broke off. I just replaced coupler., hooked all back together and it now works...BUT I have a smell that smells electrical and as machine will not work will case off, its hard to trace where smell is coming from...no strange noises and it works but I would rather not burn my house down either...your advice??

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You can test the washer with the case removed by by-passing the lid switch. You will need to jumper the two BLACK wires at the lid switch connector (where it connects to the timer).

With the case removed, and the washer UNPLUGGED. Locate the lid switch connector and jumper the two BLACK wires. Plug washer back in and carefully turn the timer on to start. You will be able to visibly inspect the washer while it is running. The Drive Motor should not start running until the washer fills completely. Set the washer on the lowest water setting to reduce fill time. Usually electrical smells are attributed to the Drive Motor and/or Start Capacitor. Make sure the connectors are all on properly and not loose. Loose or corroded connections can cause arcing and/or burning. Inspect all the wiring for any signs of chaffing or burning. Use caution not to touch any of the electrical connections while the washer is running or energized. Running the washer with the case removed is primarily for giving you a visual for any obvious signs of problems. Any wire and connector checks should be done with power removed. I hope this information helps you. Please post back if you require further assistance.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and
Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin or agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged, replace it.

Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Transmission or clutch assembly not engaging due to going out or slipping.


Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

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I just replaced the coupling on my Kenmore series 90 washing machine. When I tested it the fist time it has a squealing noise during agitating and excessive vibration during spin.There is also a burning...


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sound as if the motor or someting else is sticking release the belt on the motor. check belt for damage. check motor by turning it by hand to see if it is free.

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You can use the following link, for an explanation on how to remove the agitator:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

With the upper agitator assembly removed, grasp the lower flange and lift straight up.

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Sounds like you've already replaced your lid switch and now the washer stopped agitating and spinning, but WILL still drain water. If I'm understanding these symptoms correctly, these are common symptoms of a broken motor coupling. The burning rubber smell is another symptom as the coupler has a rubber bushing that can tears apart when the coupler breaks. There may also be a strange rattling noise associated with these symptoms too. The coupling is located between the drive motor and gearcase (transmission) and this is what transfers the energy from the drive motor to drive the transmission, which makes the drum spin and agitate. It is common for this coupling to wear out, strip, or break over a period of time. This is a very inexpensive replacement part (usually $15 or less) and can be replaced easily by the average do-it-yourselfer with a little guidance. The following link gives you step-by-step instructions how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

Some of the orginal motor couplings that came from the manufacturer were totally made of plastic. Over a period of time (especially with heavy loads) the center shaft on the coupling would strip out and the coupler would free spin. The manufacturer came out with a new improved, longer life coupling with a steel grommet. The link provides you with the new part number and where you can order the part if you wish go online. If you do not wish to order from the website, take the part number provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. This is a common part they carry. I hope this helps you. If you require addtional assistance, please contact me and let me know.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

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