Yesterday my washing machine began making loud squealing like noises when in the final spin cycle. The noise slowed down as the cycle was over and eventually ceased. I did one more load and it seemed fine, just slight squealing. Did another one last night and the machine made the same noises, then locked up and smoke was in the tub. Is this a belt problem, transmission problem, or bearings?? h.e.l.p
Answer Allie, Your first check needs to be at the belt 134511600 and idler pulley assembly 131862900, If the pulley is worn or distorted it could create a drag on the belt, causing the squealing noise, and the belt to smoke. Also check the laundry, make sure you're not missing any small articles, there could be something stuck between the tubs.
Replaced drive belt, spin burn belt and broken also wash cycle did not work .
You will want to pull the inner tub and make sure that the trunnion is not damaged and check under the unit to see if the pulley on the transmission turns. If it does not then the transmission is locked up and would need to be replaced.
Washer shakes real bad during spin cycle and starts smelling like burnt rubber. Thought it could be belt but why is it shaking also.
It sounds like you may potentially have a bad tub bearing. If the tub bearing goes bad it could cause the belt to slip and could cause rubbing of the inner tub on the front outer tub. You will want to check to make sure that the tub is not moving in an up and down motion when not running. If it is then the bearings are bad.
After the wash cycle end it will not spin.
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I have a Kenmore stack unit. My wash-load stopped washing and I smell burned rubber. I hope it is just the washer drive belt. If so, how do I go about replacing the belt?
Answer Mickey, Yes your washer does have a drive belt 134511600. To check or replace it you will need to remove the front panel, Disconnect the laundry center from the power supply, remove the two screws from the bottom of the panel, and slide the panel down to release the tabs.
You'll need to check the idler pulley spring,and the setting on the base. Push in on the idler pulley and turn the belt off the pulley. Release the front springs, Release the small "C" clipfrom the stud on the transmission and allow the assembly to drop down. Check and make sure the idler pulley, and shaft, etc. are not seized up or deformed.