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Offline hogslayer

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washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« on: February 19, 2008, 06:56:59 AM »

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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Re: washer works except spin cycle and has a burning rubber smell.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 07:12:08 PM »
tapping the two couplings with metal piece flush against each shaft does the trick. i also just put them on without taping them flush first, after clipping the motor on, i tried to turn the shaft by hand, pushing on the black piece of the coupler. it was definitely harder. seems that if u dont flush the end couplers to the shafts, it "smashes" the black rubber piece and makes the diameter "bigger" which then seems like it hits the sides of the housing when its turning. its worse if the motor is not fully centered. after taping the white coupler pieces flush to shaft. (it doesnt take alot of effort). now the black rubber piece is no longer "smashed" and the motor went together without forcing it... you definitely want to tap the white plastic couplers against flush with the shafts on both pieces!!! NO MORE SMELL, THANKS ALL!! for this thread, helped me

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