If your Electrolux washer is emitting a burning smell, it could be a sign of an issue that must be handled immediately. There are many reasons why this can occur, including worn-out bearings, malfunctioning belts or motor problems. This article will discuss the most frequent causes of burning smells that can be found in the Electrolux washer and give step-by-step instructions for how to fix them. Whether you’re dealing with an issue of minor magnitude or a major issue, we’ve got you covered. You can solve any Electrolux washer that has an unpleasant smell and go back to laundry without any trouble if you follow the correct approach.
Top loading Electrolux washers have a belt that drives the transmission. It could be the belt that is the issue if the Electrolux washer ceases to agitate. How to determine that the drive belt inside theElectrolux washing machine requires replacement:
- Disconnect your Electrolux from the power source prior to starting.
- You will need to take off the clamps holding the drive belt in place. The belt can be connected to the motor that drives it. To access the belt you’ll need to take off the back panel or cabinet.
- Once you have removed it, inspect the belt for any signs of fraying or cracking, burning, or any other damage.
- If you find any issues in your belt, you need an Electrolux replacement drive belt.
Some top load Electrolux washers have a belt to operate the drain pump. It is usually a typical V-shaped belt, which is connected from the motor that drives it to a pulley attached to the drain pump. There could also be an idler pulley assembly to provide tension on the belt. If you smell a burning scent of rubber coming from the inside of your Electrolux washer, you should examine the belt of the pump. What can you do to determine if the pump belt in theElectrolux washing machine requires replacement:
- Disconnect your Electrolux washer from the power source and then open the cabinet of your washer.
- Find and take off the pump belt so that you can inspect it. The pump belt will be connected to the pulley of the motor that drives it. To remove it you’ll have to pull out the clamps that hold it in the place.
- Inspect your pump for signs of wear, burn fraying, damage, or burning, visually inspect your pump.
- You’ll require a new Electrolux pump belt If your belt shows any of the following symptoms.
The drive motor makes use of an idler to rotate the belts of the pump or drive. The motor’s pulley is designed to have the best contact with the belts and could be made of steel or synthetic materials. The pulley could wear or rusted, causing excessive friction, overheating, or damage to the belt. This can result in the smell of burning. How to inspect the Electrolux washing machine motor pulley:
- Before you begin the inspection, disconnect the plug on your Electrolux washer.
- To check the motor pulleys, locate it and remove it. To achieve this, you’ll have to remove the cabinet and take out any belts attached to it.
- It is recommended to inspect the motor pulley to check for dirt, grease and other components. Also, check for signs of wear or damage, or burning. If your pulley is damaged or wear, you’ll be required to replace it using Electrolux replacement.
The drain pump of an Electrolux washer machine is utilized to move the water from the tub prior to and during the spin. It could be motor driven, belt driven or electric. The drain pump can be seized if there is an intense smell coming from the Electrolux washer following or during the spin cycle. For models driven by belts the smell usually comes from the belt moving on the pump pulley. The models with an electric drain pump may smell like an electrical motor. How do you check the drain in theElectrolux washer?
- Disconnect the appliance’s power supply , and then remove the cabinet or the front panel. Once you’ve located the pump, look over all connections and hoses which are coming out to identify the source.
- If you find any problems then replace the connector or the hose.
- If the leak originates from the pump itself then you’ll need a Electrolux replacement pump.
Idler Pulley wheel and Idler Pulley Arm
Top load washers from Electrolux use an idler pulley to pull back the pump or drive belt. If the idler’s pulley becomes blocked or the idler arm fails to pivot easily, then proper tension on the belt will not be obtained and belt slippage or friction will occur and cause the belt to overheat and create the smell of burning. How to examine theElectrolux washing machine’s idler arm and pulley:
- Verify that you have disconnected your Electrolux washer from the power source prior to starting the process, then open the cabinet in your washer.
- Check the idler wheel, pulley and arm. You’re looking for signs of damage, wear, cracking, or burning. The drive belt will be connected to the pulley, and you’ll have to detach it to be able to inspect the pulley. To unwind the belt, turn your idler pulley in the direction of the drum to lessen the tension. Then, allow the belt to slide it off.
- To ensure smooth operation, inspect the pulley wheel. It should not sway or resist.
- It is necessary to replace an idler pulley arm or wheel in case you encounter any issues with these checks.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Some top load Electrolux washers use a direct drive motor coupling, instead of a belt in order to transfer power from the motor to the transmission. The drive coupling is constructed up of two plastic drive forks and the rubber coupling. It joins the motor to transmission. One drive fork connects to the shaft of the motor drive while the other one is connected to the transmission’s input shaft. As the motor shaft turns the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the torque to prevent the forks from breaking. Regular use can cause wear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks could slip , causing the smell of burning. How to check the direct drive motor coupling within aElectrolux washing machine:
- Like other inspections, begin by verifying that you’ve disconnected your Electrolux from the power source.
- It is necessary to remove the coupling of your Electrolux washer in order to inspect it thoroughly. To access it you will require removing the entire or a portion of your cabinet of your washer. Depending on the model, you might also need to remove the drain pump and/or the motor.
- Examine the coupling of the motor to determine the presence of wear, cracking, burns or damage.
- It is necessary to replace the Electrolux direct drive motor coupling should you experience any problems with the motor coupling.
Some models of top load Electrolux washers have the clutch assembly to propel the wash basket during the spin cycle. The smell of burning in the interior of your Electrolux washing machine may be a result of a worn clutch and the machine is likely to emit loud noises when it spins. A worn clutch can also be detected by shavings and brake dust that are found under the Electrolux washing machines. How to check the clutch of the Electrolux washer:
- When you have disconnected the appliance from its power source, open your Electrolux cabinet for the washer in order to locate the clutch assembly.
- Remove the clutch assembly of your Electrolux appliance to inspect it carefully. You will find it below the outer tub attached to the drive unit for the basket. Depending on your model it is possible to take off the drive motor and/or transmission to gain access to it.
- Inspect the clutch assembly for signs of burning, damage or fraying or wear. If you notice any of these indicators you’ll require a new Electrolux clutch assembly.
Glide and Spring
Some Electrolux washing machine models utilize a spring-and-glide arrangement on their drive motors to allow belt tensioning. The drive motor will have an adjustable pivot mount on the base frame as well as a spring to provide the tension. To allow the motor slide over the Electrolux washer base frames the glide is made of nylon or lubricated is attached to the bottom. This will allow the drive belt or pump belt to move at times as the motor begins to spin and functions as a clutch. The belts may become too hot and create burns in the event that they do not slide easily. How to check the spring and glide on an Electrolux washing machine.
- Unplug the Electrolux washing machine prior the start of.
- Remove the front panel of the machine in order to locate the glide(s) and spring(s). The drive motor spring as well as glides usually are placed on top of the frame and can be found by taking off the front panel.
- Verify that the motor’s pivot point is properly and that the springs aren’t stretched, and ensure that the motor’s surface is free of dirt or corrosion.
- Check the glide(s) to look for signs of burning, wear, or damage, lubricating them if needed.
- If you notice any issues or damaged components while conducting these tests, you may require Electrolux replacement glides and springs.
The main drive motor in most Electrolux washers serves to control mechanical functions like spin, tumble, and agitation. It can also be used to operate the drain pump. A defect in one of the motor’s parts could cause it to overheat and create a smell of burning. If the issue is serious it could also cause overheating of the motor, causing the motor to break down. One of the most common signs that indicate the failure of a drive motor is a humming or buzzing sound when the motor is starting. Here’s how you check the drive motor in an Electrolux washer:
- After you’ve confirmed that your washer is not plugged in, take out the cabinet and put it back in the Electrolux appliance.
- Disconnect the drive motor and test it. There will be many wires connected to it. You can remove them by pulling the connectors in the metal, but not the wires.
- You will test your ground connection as well as the continuity of the motor. The multimeter should be set to Rx1 for both tests.
- To test for continuity connect the probes to the motor’s terminals. This should give a reading of nearly or exactly zero. You can test for ground connection by placing one probe on the terminal while putting it in its metal housing. The probe should not generate any readings.
- If the readings on your multimeter do not match those above, you’ll require a Electrolux replacement drive motor.