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How do u fix the burning on my Samsung washer, I heard something pop or break on it then the burning smell

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Doesn't sound good, is this an electric washer? if so run to the breaker and turn it off if it isn't tripped already!
if it is a gas dryer, run faster!!
once you have removed all the power from the source at the receptacle it will be safe to begin looking for what caused the initial action you referenced.

Posted on Dec 04, 2015

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SOURCE: Washer has burning smell and does not spin.

It sounds like your belt has burnt off. take the front off the washer or tip the washer back to check it. easy fix.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: washer wont spin

check belt under the machine.maybe the pump or another pulley is locking up.turn your pulleys by hand to see how much tension is their.you may just need a belt

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: crown series 12 cycle washer will not agitate and smells like something is burning like a for instance a vacumme belt kinda smell in that cycle it spins fine fills fine drains fine but just makes a so

It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor. 

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Wizard Top-Load Washer - Burning Smell

sounds like an over heated motor. motors tend to do that before finially hitting a brick wall. please e-mail me for any other assistance. good luck :)

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: GE washer stopped spinning and smell of burning out lingered

I am going through this right now and best I can tell..needs a new belt. Pop the front off of your washer (UNPLUG IT FIRST:)) and see if there are black shavings on the bottom. The appliance place where we usaully order our parts from do not carry this belt in stock so it will have to be ordered. Price from them was $19.00+ tax

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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