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Burning Smell - smoking coming out of it

I used my MAH5500B Neptune today and the entire laundry room filled with smoke and when I opened the door, smoke oozed out of the washer.

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  • jdyercdp Jul 21, 2008

    Same here ... I took the back panel off hoping to find something hot or melted ... No luck

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Load finished open the door &burnt smell & faint smoke coming from machine, is it broken?

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I believe we tracked it down to the pressure switch mounted on the drain pump. The device had a strong electrical burn smell and is positioned where it could easily have smoked the basket. We're putting the washer back into service and if I have a recurrence I will post the information. BTW ... Replacement was simple and the part was $26 including shipping.

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