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Offline a_bartle

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Electric burning smell...
« on: March 22, 2011, 06:19:33 PM »
I have a Kenmore 110.26732502 Series 70 washing machine, purchased in 2006. Just recently it started to have an "electrical" smell (I'd say like burning wires) and I noticed after it fills with water, it takes a long time before it starts the cycle. This "smell" has gotten stronger and stronger, and tonight I think it took 20 minutes for the washer to start the load after it filled with water. So far it has not stopped working, but tonight I was almost sure it had officially quit.

What should I start checking???

Thanks for any help you can offer....
Art

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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 07:32:51 PM »
I would check the motor Start Capacitor.
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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 12:48:50 PM »
Thank you, that sounds like the right direction. Is the capacitor in the link the one I need for my washer, or was that just an example to show the video on how to change it?

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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 12:53:41 PM »
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Is the capacitor in the link the one I need for my washer, or was that just an example to show the video on how to change it?

The link is the correct part for your model washer.

If unsure you can always enter your model number in our parts search box on the left side to double check.
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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 01:22:57 PM »
You ain't gotta pay that crazy price. Go to an HVAC outlet or Johnstone or Grainger and get a cap specified for that rating. $30 bucks is crazy. $5 is all I used to sell them for.

Took 22 secs to find one on ebay for $4
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 01:24:52 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 08:36:27 AM »
Just wanted to say thanks for the help, you were dead on! I replaced the capacitor last night and the washing machine worked great, no "delay" in the washing cycle starting up, and no "burning electrical" smell.

I really appreciate the assistance!

Art

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Re: Electric burning smell...
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 09:09:22 AM »
Good to hear!. Way ta Git her done!
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