Author Topic: Whirlpool Washer smells and smokes  (Read 1926 times)

Offline johnklarsh2

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Whirlpool Washer smells and smokes
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:53:17 PM »
Our 5 year old whirlpool washer just started to have a burning smell and some smoke in the laundry room.  The machine would not work.  After letting it cool off it started to work, but now the timer is making a loud clicking noise.  No rubber residue under the washer from a worn out coupler.  Any ideas on what to replace?  Either the timer or the motor coupler.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer smells and smokes
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 09:16:24 PM »
was the motor real hot to the touch?
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Re: Whirlpool Washer smells and smokes
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 09:17:31 PM »
It is a possibility something got into the pump. I have found bikini tops and pantys and coins,even sand.
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