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Offline mhighfi

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Burning rubber smell on Maytag Atlantis Washer
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:05:49 PM »

My Maytag Atlantis top load washer recently started having a burning rubber type of smell. It still goes through a full cycle with no problems and the belt under the washer seems in good shape. I opened the front and the motor seemed ok (although I admit I don't know what I'm looking for), however if I run a load of laundry, there's a smell of burnt rubber after the load is done. I have made a point of trying not to use it often, but I have no idea what's wrong. The belt seems ok and the agitator is spinning fine, it's just the smell. (once there was a thin bit of smoke, but only once). Any ideas?

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Re: Burning rubber smell on Maytag Atlantis Washer
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 09:23:10 AM »
I would assume that the belt is worn. It will look like it's ok. But in reality, it's worn.
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Offline mhighfi

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Re: Burning rubber smell on Maytag Atlantis Washer
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 11:43:55 AM »
ok, I will replace the belt and see if that fixes it.  Thanks for the advice!  I'll be back if it doesn't work :)

 

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