If your Blomber washer emits a smell that is burning this could be a sign of an issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. This kind of problem can arise from many different causes, including worn-out bearings, malfunctioning belt, or a problem with the motor. This article will explain the most typical causes of burning smells that can be found in the Blomber washer and will provide step-bystep steps to fix these issues. If you’re facing the smallest issue or major issue, we’ve got you covered. You can fix an issue with a Blomber washer that has an odor that is burning and get back to normal laundry without hassle if you take the right approach.
Top loading Blomber washers are equipped with a belt which drives the transmission. It could be the belt that is the problem if the Blomber washer ceases to agitate. How to determine whether the drive belt of a Blomber washing machine requires replacing:
- Disconnect your Blomber from the power source prior to starting.
- It is necessary to remove off the clamps that hold the drive belt. The belt can be found attached to the motor that drives it. You’ll need to take out the rear panel or cabinet for access.
- When you have removed the belt, check it for fraying, burning, or cracks.
- If you encounter any issues on your belt, you require an Blomber replacement drive belt.
Some top-load Blomber washers employ belts to power the drain pump. The belt is a typical V-shaped belt and is connected to the drain pump’s pulley. An idler pulley can be used to tension the belt. If you notice a strong smell of rubber from your Blomber washer, inspect the pump belt. How to tell if yourBlomber washer pump belt needs to be replaced:
- Disconnect your washer from the mains power supply and move the cabinet open.
- Locate and then remove the pump belt in order to inspect it. It is connected to the pulley that drives the motor for removal, and in order to get it out you’ll have to unclip the clamps that secure it in the position.
- Examine your pump visually for signs of wear, burning cracks, fraying or other damage.
- If your belt shows any of these symptoms the belt is in need of a Blomber replacement pump belt.
The drive motor utilizes an idler to turn pump or drive belts. The motor pulley was designed to have the best contact with the belts . It may be made of metal or synthetic material. If the pulley wears out or rusty, it might cause excess friction, and then overheat or cause damage to the belt causing a burning smell. How to examine a Blomber washing-machine motor pulley:
- Before you start this inspection, disconnect the plug on your Blomber washer.
- To inspect the motor pulley, find it and remove it. It is necessary to take off the cabinet for this in addition to removing any belts connected to the motor pulley.
- It is important to examine the motor pulley for dirt, grease and other substances. Also, check for signs of wear, burns or damage.
- If you notice the pulley is worn or damaged, you’ll require an Blomber replacement pulley.
The drain pump in a Blomber washing machine is used to pump the water from the wash tub prior to and during the spin. The pump can be motor driven, belt driven, driven, or even have an electric motor. A smell that is burning from the Blomber washing machine either during or following the spin cycle may be a sign that the drain pump has become seized, preventing it from turning. The burning smell is usually caused by the movement of the belt over the pump pulley on belt-driven models. Models that have an electric drain pump will smell more like an electrical motor. How do you check the drain pump of a Blomber washer?
- Disconnect the appliance’s power source and then take out the cabinet or front panel. Once you have found the pump, look over all connections and hoses that are coming out to find the cause.
- Replace the connector or the hose if there are any problems.
- If the leak is caused by the pump, then you’ll be required to replace it using Blomber replacement Pump.
Idler Pulley wheel and Idler Pulley Arm
Some models of top load Blomber washers employ an idler pulley to help tension the drive or pump belt. The idler’s pulley may get stuck, or the idler arm ceases to pivot freely. This could cause excessive belt slippage as well as friction, which can cause the belt to overheat and creating a burning odor. How to check the condition of theBlomber washer’s idler arm and pulley:
- Verify that you have disconnected your Blomber washer from the power source before beginning by opening the cabinet of your washer.
- Inspect your idler pulley wheel and arm. You are looking for any indications of wear, damage, cracking, or burning. The drive belt is connected to the pulley, and it is necessary to unhook it to examine the pulley. To remove the belt, move the idler pulley to the drum to lessen the tension. This will allow you to slip it off.
- Check the wheel of the pulley to ensure that it runs smoothly and with minimum resistance, and is not wobbly.
- If you notice any issues in the tests above, you will need a Blomber replacement idler wheel or arm.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Some top load washers from Blomber use direct drive motor coupling instead of a belt, to transfer the power of the motor to the. The drive coupling constructed consisting of two plastic drive forks and the rubber coupling. It connects the motor and transmission. One drive fork is attached to the shaft of the drive motor and the second one to the transmission input shaft. The rubber coupling between drive forks absorbs force and keeps them from breaking as the motor shaft spins. The normal use of the coupling will cause wear on the coupling and eventually, the drive forks may slide off and create a burning smell. How to examine the direct drive motor coupling within aBlomber washing machine:
- As with all other inspections it is important to ensure that your Blomber has been disconnected from the electricity source.
- You’ll have to remove the coupling of your Blomber washer to examine it closely. To gain access to it, you’ll require removing the entire or a portion of your cabinet, and based on the model you have, you might have to also remove the drain pump and/or the motor.
- Examine your motor coupling to see if it is damaged, cracked burns, wear or cracks.
- It is necessary to replace the Blomber direct drive motor coupling when you encounter issues with the coupling of your motor.
Certain top-load Blomber washers feature a clutch assembly that powers the washing basket through the spin cycle. A burning smell coming from your Blomber washing machine could be an indication of an old clutch and the machine is likely to make a loud scraping noise during the spin cycle. A worn-out clutch may also be evident by the presence of shavings and brake dust under the Blomber washing machines. How to check the clutch in the Blomber washer:
- When the appliance has been removed from power sources, you can open the cabinet of the Blomber washer to find the clutch unit.
- To examine the clutch, you should remove it from the Blomber appliance. It’s usually in the lower part of the tub connected to the drive assembly for the basket. If your model is different, you may need to remove the drive motor and transmission to gain access to it.
- Verify the condition of your clutch assembly to find signs of damage, wear, burning, fraying or any other issue. If you observe any of these indicators it is time to replace your Blomber clutch assembly.
Glide & Spring
Some models of Blomber washing machines have the glide and spring arrangements in the drive motor for belt tensioning. The drive motor will typically include a pivot mount that is attached to the base frame as well as springs that provide tension. A lubricated plastic or nylon glide is attached to base of the motor to permit it to slide across the Blomber washer base frame. This will allow the belts of the pump and drive belts to move slightly as the motor starts to turn on. It acts as an automatic clutch. If the belt does not glide freely, the belts can become overheated and cause a smell of burning. How to inspect the spring and glide of the Blomber washing machine.
- Before starting, unplug your Blomber washer.
- Remove or remove the front panel from the washer to reveal the spring(s) or glide(s). You will be able to locate the springs and glides for the drive motor by removing the front panels.
- Verify that the motor’s pivot point is properly ensure that the springs aren’t stretched, and ensure that the motor’s surface is free of dirt or rust.
- Check the glide(s) for signs of burning, wear, or damage, lubricating them if necessary.
- Blomber replacement springs could be needed if you discover any problems or damaged parts during these inspections.
The main drive motor of most Blomber washers are used to manage mechanical functions such as spin, tumble, and agitation. It is also used to control the drain pump. If a problem or defect occurs in one of the motor-driven components it could cause the drive motor to overheat, resulting in the smell of burning. If the issue is serious it is possible that the drive motor will become overheated and fail. A failing drive motor might be detected by hearing a loud, ringing sound at the time it starts. Here’s how you check the drive motor of a Blomber washer:
- Once you have confirmed that the washer is not plugged in then remove the cabinet and put it back in your Blomber appliance.
- To test the motor of the drive remove it. There will be multiple wires attached to it. Take them out by pulling on the connectors made of metal, not the wires.
- You will be checking the motor’s continuity and also testing the ground connection. In both tests, your multimeter should be set to Rx1.
- To test continuity, you can touch the probes with motor terminals. This should give a reading that is close to or even zero. You can check for a ground connection by placing one probe on the terminal and touching the other to its bare metal housing. The probe should not generate any readings.
- If your readings on the multimeter are not consistent with the above, you will require a new Blomber drive motor.