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A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Everything looks good from what I can see. Nothing is smoked, discolored, or makes funny noises when running. Don't know what it is at this point. New belts might have fixed it, maybe not, time will tell. Right now we're trying to get the odor to dissipate with the machine sitting on the back patio. I'm wondering if it's a tranny problem that will only show up when there is laundry in the tub. I could probably grab a hold of the agitator and simulate a load, but that sounds an awful lot like work. :D

canuk
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canuk
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but that sounds an awful lot like work.

LOL.... yeah ... but let's not go there.:p:D

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Well, the odor isn't dissipating. The new belts are not warm at all. The transmission isn't warm, but the neck from the drive pully to the tranny is a little warm - not hot by any means, just luke warm.

Guess I have to go find a manual and open it up. Like I don't have a million other projects to ignore ... :p

BigWalt
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BigWalt

put some clothes in there....water alone will not be sufficient enough.

kentvw
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kentvw

Throw that old thing away and buy ya a brand spanker new set of those huge capacity front loaders......... Bright red! You can pretend they are your new sports cars. lol

Dang! Got to thinking about it. I bought a used Kenmore set when I was 17 and left my parents home. Replaced the washer once and the dryer dang near burned the house down. The stat must have fried closed, glad I was home. So that has been two washers and two dryers; all Kenmore I left them where I used to live and have another set of Kenmore, large capacity, heavy duty jobbers that came with my new place. Lets see 50 minus 17 = 33. 33 divided by 3 = 11 years per machine............ Don't have any idea what that means but there it is...........

Guess I'm a Kenmore man by default. :D

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

It would seem that 10 years is about the limit for all appliances anymore.

I figure I have nothing to lose by opening this beast up and having a look. It's worthless now, so it's not like I can break it. It's usually something fairly simple, particularly if you can repair it yourself, though if it does turn out to be the tranny on this thing, that's too expensive to replace, just replace the machine. We'll see soon enough.

kentvw
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kentvw

I did not want to mention it but all this "tranny" talk has me a little worried........... Did it go out on the delicate cycle?

Tell me No.

:eek:

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Well, the washer was full of girls skivvies when it smoked ... :eek:

kentvw
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kentvw

Oh........... Never knew Spruce, but "coming out", I have read, is healthy.......... Do not know what else to say. Really............

:eek:

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce
kentvw wrote:

Oh........... Never knew Spruce, but "coming out", I have read, is healthy.......... Do not know what else to say. Really............

:eek:

Uh, I live with two women ... Kind of a Three's Company sort of thing, though my best friends name isn't Larry. :p

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