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Offline hogslayer

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washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell. Belt is still ok.

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Re: washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 08:41:23 AM »
I looked up your washer. It can't be the pump. it is seperate from the washer drive. It has to be the belt. Remove the front panel. from there you will be able to acess the belt. remove the motor and pulley assembly and change the belt.
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Re: washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 12:29:52 PM »
I looked at the belt and it looks good. No rough spots from burning in one place and tension is about 1/2 inch. Could it be transmission? or clutch?

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Re: washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 03:16:42 PM »
is the motor & belt turning during spin or is the motor trying to turn, making any noises, humming, ect... or just quiet ?

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Re: washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 03:50:55 PM »
well if it ain't the belt it has to be the motor.sometimes one of the 2 springs that hold the idler will come off. are both springs good? the short fat one and the long skinny one?
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