The washing machine is about five years old with no previous problems. Two days ago it stopped mid cycle (the tub was full of water). When I walked into the laundry room I smelled something hot with a bit of an electric smell to it. When I pushed the start button, I heard a buzzing sound (I checked and its coming from the motor) but nothing else happened. I drained the water and tilted the machine over and checked the belt, when I pulled the belt the motor turned and the transmission turned as well.
I suspect that the motor is bad, but I just don't know for sure. Any help would be appreciated.