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Loud noise and smell

I would like to know what is wrong with my machine. It had just went on the rinse cycle and was proceeding to drain all the water out and all of a sudden I heard this loud noise . louder than the buzzer on the dryer and I started smelling something starting to burn, almost like rubber or something , coming from the back of the washer. It makes this noise as soon as I pull the switch to turn it on. If someone can tell me what is wrong, please contact me at my email address: [email protected]

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  • pam55555 Oct 08, 2007

    IT IS A KENMORE 70 SERIES.

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Thanks for the info. I had someone come and get the machine tonight. They looked at it and said the whole transmission was shot and the coupler was fine.

 

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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Kenmore 70 series washers are direct drive machines. The transmission is joined by a drive coupler.When this wears out the transmission cannot engage but the motor still spins causing friction on the broken rubber coupler which makes the foul smell shes describing.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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It would help to know the brand and model number of the washer. If it has a belt that also runs the pump, something may have gotten into the pump during drain and locked the pump causing the belt to slip.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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