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Yesterday my ge wcvh626ohww washer was running through a spin cycle and I heard a (excuse my noise descriptions) thump like something broke loose, and it sounded like the drum was spinning very unusually freely. Today I tried to do a load and as I passed by the washer I smelt a burning rubber smell. When I opened up the front door, smoke billowed out of washer and all clothes smelt of smoke. I wasn't able to address problem immediately, because I had to go to work. When my wife took clothes out of washer she found a thin foot long piece of rubber along with clothers. I am a plumber and pretty handy if you my description rings a bell as to what my problem could be, maybe you could advise me how to fix it. Thanks.

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Hi,I've seen that problem plenty of times. That rubber strip is from the door boot rubbing the inner tub while spinning. First thing you need to do is check that drum. Using your fingertips push up, looking for any movement. Rotate the drum a few inches and push up again till you've gone all the way around. If you hear a clicking or a clunk that tells you the weld of the drum is broken. Check your owners manual for warranty, stainless steel drums are usually a lifetime guarantee. It's also possible that something got caught between the inner and outer causing the inner tub to go out of round. That would also cause the problem, which would mean the tub needs to be replaced or it will do the same thing again. If you don't find a problem with the drum then the door boot probably got torn and pulled into the spinning tub and an be replaced without fear of the problem reoccurring. Hope that helps.

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I don't have experience with this particular machine but it sounds like it might be the drive belt. The following website might shed some light,... has videos. There are also sites which show parts diagrams.

https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Washing-Machine/38-3-862537-/GE-Washer-won-t-spin-WCVH6800J1WW
Hope this helps a bit.

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