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Whirlpool LSW9750PW3. The washer has an intermittent problem. When it works it works great. When it malfunctions (using permanent press cycle), the washer will fill up and then the timer will stop working, a smell of over heated electical wiring can be detected. The washer will not work at any cycle setting. After turning off the washer for about 15 minutes, the washer will work properly again.

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  • ccnicc Jan 15, 2009

    We have same model washing machine, purchased 2 years ago. A week ago, while using permanent press cycle, washer started tripping the circuit breaker and you could smell motor starting to overheat -- had it repaired and was told it was a bad timer assembly that was causing motor to get stuck between high and low speeds. Worked okay on the other settings (regular, delicate) since there was less switching back and forth.

  • doovesgrl Mar 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, leaving me with only the Regular cycle. Often when I use ANY of the other settings, I get this trouble. As of tonight, I am getting trouble on the Regular cycle. It is only 2 yrs old.

  • doovesgrl May 11, 2010

    Along with the burning smell, it makes a horrible "off-balance" sound during spin cycle. There is no pattern to when all of this happens!



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Sounds like motor contacts in timer may not be closing properly motor is trying to start but with contacts not right it overheats and shuts off ..also may be motor start switch that is where the wires connect to motor also ckd motor connector closely to may sure there is no loose connection between it and motor connections

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