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The drive motor which spins the drum is connected to the drum by a rubber belt. Sounds like the belt is burned through. Make sure you can spin the inside tub by hand to verify that the tub can turn freely before you replace the belt. The hum is from the drive motor just spinning freely.
Posted on November 16, 2012
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Every Maytag appliance, including Oversize Capacity Plus and Quiet Plus appliances such as washers and dryers, is manufactured with a product label that displays details about the appliance such as its model and serial numbers. The model number is typically located on the top left corner of the label.
Although the location of the product labels varies by appliance type and model, finding the model number for your Oversize Capacity Plus and Quiet Plus appliance shouldn't take long. Maytag only attaches the product label to certain areas of an appliance.
*Open the lid on your Oversize Capacity Plus or Quiet Plus washer and look for the product label on the inside bottom right corner of the lid.
*Check for the label behind the control panel on the top back of your washer.
*Look on the back main portion of your washer, also known as the base frame, on the left.
You need to observe and check after disconnecting the power , touch the motor, the element area or the control panel or the valves/pump. If you notice any heat on these , it can be the culprit. You can proceed to remove the suspected part to discover what was the reason for the burning rubber smell. Click this link: Element