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I found the book that came with it. It says PAVT-1 on the book. The machine is about 6-7 years old.
Ok, that helps a little bit. It's a Performa washer...
It sounds like the pump has probably locked up on the unit. Hence, no spin with a burning smell. The motor drives the belt which also drives the pump pulley and main transmission drive pulley. If you can tilt the machine back 20 degrees, you can grab the belt and try pulling on it to rotate the pulleys. If it is hard to turn, or won't turn at all, the pump is most likely locked up. The grinding noise is very indicative of a failed pump on these models. It was a very popular failure.
Seeing as how I'm not able to do any of that good stuff, is it probably just as smart to go look at a new washer? I'm 55, short and disabled. Hard to do some things! ;)