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Author Topic: Frigidaire Washer - Smoking and smelt like rubber burning  (Read 12758 times)

Offline AJ

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Frigidaire Washer - Smoking and smelt like rubber burning
« on: April 15, 2008, 05:57:02 PM »

Complaint: Washer smelt like rubber burning and had smoke coming out of it.

Unplugged the washer and removed the front panel. After looking at the belt it was easy to tell that the belt should be replaced.

Solution: Installed a new drive belt.

Model GLWS1749AS4
« Last Edit: April 20, 2008, 08:47:14 PM by AJ »

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Re: Frigidaire Washer - Smoking and smelt like rubber burning
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 06:44:01 PM »
Aj, just wanted to pass along some info that I discovered last week on this very same model. I found the belt badly burned like that , so I replaced it and left after checking the spin cycle. A week later the customer called back to report the machine not spinning. Upon my return I noticed that his drain hose was clamped off into a 3/4" Pipe going into the drain which was stopped up.

It began to make sense to me then why the belt burned off in the first place....this machine begins a spin cycle full of water, allowing the belt to slip slightly until the pump can draw off the water in the tub. With a blocked drain, the belt was constantly turning a full tub of water without any relief. This customer ended up having to do a major sewer cleanout and fixing his drainpipe back to a normal installation without the use of clamps due to a backup.  Folks should ensure that their drain hose is not kinked and the machine empties the tub in 70 second or less after replacing a belt. Learn something new every day :)
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