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Stuck in Fast Agitate and Burning Smell
Model Number: 110.20842990 Brand: Kenmore Age: More than 10 years
My older Kenmore Series 80 top load washer has started acting strange in the last few months.
This is the first problem i noticed a few months ago:
When running on delicate (slowest agitate) burning smell would fill laundry room but would work fine and proper slowest agitate speed
Now 2 months later:
When running at any agitate speed it will start in fastest and sometimes go to its proper agitate speed, but when running at fastest (but selected another speed), a terrible burning smell would fill the room. If it didn't switch to its proper speed and it staed on fastest, it would trip the internal breaker and stop for about an hour. If I restarted it after it cooled down, it would uaually start out at the proper speed and finish the cycle.
The siutuation gets worse as you do more loads and will finally just shut off when it gets to the agitate step, usually stuck at the fastest speed.
I just want to clarify that the washer works fine when it is not stuck in fast/fast mode. Spins fine, drains fine, ...
The problem is that no matter what speed you set it at it runs at fast/fast and sometimes goes back down to what it was set at. However, as you do more washes, the chance that it goes down to the proper speed gets smaller with it eventually tripping the internal breaker because it is running so fast and smelling from smoke.
I opened up the top to see if the timer was smelling from smoke and that is not it, it is coming from the inside of the washer.
I would really like to save myself $2000 in a new washer and dryer set and would like to save a costly service call for now.
Last edited by w349s8088 : 02-10-2010 at 08:33 AM. Reason: Additional Information/Clarification
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