burning smell when being run

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

ed From honesxale, PA

Jun 29, 2012

i pulled the casing from machine....undid motor bracket bolts....disconnected electrical connector and removed motor w mounting bracket still attached. i switched out springs....very simple...returned motor back to machine and attached....then leaned washer back and put new belt on. machine would work for 2 min and the shut off due to motor over heating...once again i tilted machine and was able to tighten bolts where motor attaches to pivot bracket keeping pulley from pivoting to far and causing strain on the motor and thus making it overheat and stop...several loads run without any trouble.....$28.00 washer repair is much better than having to buy a new one...especially in economic times like these... your website was very helpful, fair priced, and delivered my parts in a timely fashion.....ty

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2018741

In Stock

Motor Pivot Spring

Part Number: PS2021807

In Stock