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Re: no power-burn smell/smoke
Billyjoe, you can remove the front panel, puddy knife on each side of the top front, the panel will lift out toward you. Now you can get a look at the motor and glides. If you tilt the washer back you can get a look at the belt and pulleys. You want to make sure that the motor is the problem before replacing it. Catriver..post back.
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Hi, Like any washer if you smell something burning and a humming from the motor I suggest you take out any cloths in it and try turning the inside basket clockwise to see if it turns freely and if it does then the motor is defiantly shot but if it won't turn freely then either something is jammed between the inner and outer tub or the transmission if it has one is bad or the bearing housing is bad so try and disconnect the belt from the motor and see if the motor runs and if it does then follow from the motor to the tub and see what is frozen .
April, You say you are suspicious that the smoke could have originated from the motor, BUT have you confirmed it? Have you tried running a short cycle without a load to see if the spin cycle rattles the machine or whether the machine works? Watch for smoke and turn off the machine immediately if you see or smell burning. If the motor is burnt, I think replacing should not be an option but rather replacing the machine should be considered.
if it smells like rubber burning then i would suspect a belt is worn or slipping or somthing has jambed the basket from turning .. the belt is not expensive ..labor of course would be extra .. if the burning smells like insulation or a strong electrical burning smell then you may have a bad motor .. those used to be about $70 + labor .. no telling what they get for them now ...
you mention that the smell came from inside ... do you mean inside where the cloths are (the tub) or inside the cabinet (outside of where the cloths are) ...if the smell was coming from inside the washing tub .. then i would suspect something cought between the inner and outer tubs .. if the smell is not from there then the first suggestions above are good ... bras and slippers and such are good for getting cought .. check where the movable tub (with holes) meets the outer tube (no holes) .thats at the very top of the tub .. ..make sure nothing it cought there ...
You most likelyhave burned a drive belt. Could be a couple things. If the machine was loaded to the max and a bit more, it is possible that a small article of clothes may have been flung into the outer tub and into the pump... this can freeze it up and the motor will keep trying to turn the belt against a frozen pulley. You'll need to open the machine and check the pump for blockage and change the belt... let us know if we can help with procedures.. k
Hi, it is possible that something got into the pump and stopped it from turning. Let the drain hose down so that it drains into a bucket or a floor drain if possible.
If water does not drain then it is deffinetly plugged. Once you get the water out of the washer, tip it against the wall and try to remove the pump off the motor. There are two clips that hold the pump on. You will also need to remove the hoses.
With the pump off, you can set the washer back down and try to run the spin cycle. If the motor runs, it must be the pump.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.