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My 2004 Whirlpool LSQ 9549 PW Washer is producing an electrical overheating smell when it is on. I smells like someone is smoking in the laundry room and no one here smokes. Any ideas.

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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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