Hi, My washing machine is running fine. However, during the spin cycle there is a burning smell (electrical). What could possible be going wrong with the washing machine? Thank You for your assistance.
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The pump may be belt driven, motor driven or have its own electric motor. A burning smell coming from the washing machine during or after the spin cycle can indicate that the drain pump has become seized, preventing it from turning.
read up some more at this link. https://www.partselect.com/Repair/Washer/Burning-Smell
mine does this regular easy job if your desent at diy are you missing socks or wires from bra's as it probably the pump blocked take the pipe of the pump and see if there is any thing stuck in the pump remove it as long as pump not damaged should be fine probably get some loose change as well lol
Open lid as you would load clothes and hold the inner drum with all the holes in it. Give it a manual turn left, then right. If it spins in both ways the main bearing is gone. This is not a DIY because the new bearing has to be pressed on at a machine shop, or an appliance repair shop.
There is almost certain to be a small leak which could be from a variety of things. The water sounds like it has found its way onto your motor windings. Once it starts burning,carbon is left behind on motor.The decision to replace motor and possibly hole in drum is the question.Need to weigh up if a new purchase is possibly the right way to go. Remove covers to see if the source of the leak is visible.
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.
A lot of people may be searching for help with horrible sounds and burned belts for Maytag and Admiral washers only a few years old from Home Depot etc. They used a cheap pump that has a corrugated sheetmetal ring that holds the bearings. Well as it runs the vibration and friction cause it to slip down and grind on the pulley as well as not turn easily. If you put the washer on it's back and turn the small pulley and it turns with a gritty feel or you can actually see a loose metal collar type ring thing that looks like a cookie cutte; then you have a bad pump.
There is a small access panel on the back of the washer. Three screws and two spring clips on the hoses and you're done (use big pliers on the hoses). Put the belt back on (just push motor to one side, it's not tight), then check for leaks and reinstall the cover. VOILA! You can find the pump on ebay for $25 or your local GE parts dealers for $50.