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I have a Maytag lat9593. It agitates fine but will not spin and during the "spin" cycle a faint burning rubber smell begins. Is this the trans? Help! Thanks Greg

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  • gmfontana1 Mar 18, 2011

    Yes, absolutely. Sorry for not getting back sooner. I did raise the machine, remove the drive belt and tried turning the large pulley. It seemed to bind up at one point in the rotation and I did find a sock stuck at the top of the inner drum. The drive belt was also glaxed and cracked. I replaced both belts.
    Best $12 bucks I ever spent.

    Thanks
    Greg Fontana

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on what your describing it could simply be a worn/stretched drive belt. First though, answer this. Does the tub drain OK if you let it continue ?

If it is indeed draining OK, then I'd lean towards the drive belt being stretched and "glazed" so it slips and burns with the load of water/clothing in the spin cycles.

The other possibilities do include the transmission or the brake assembly, but I'd certainly check the belt first.

**unplug the unit from the wall before servicing...safety first**

With the unit empty and leaning back slightly ( careful the edges are sharp under the machine...and don't let it fall on you, use a block of wood to hold it up 6" or so ) turn the drive pulley in the center both ways. One way will agitate, the other spin. Getting it to spin will require some pull though, even emptied.

I will try to help in any manner I can of course, let me know. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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