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could you post the model number please?
oops sorry, the model number is XXXXX
No problem at all. so based on your problem this sounds like your (brake stator) is bad. what you can do for now is spray some wd40 on assembly to get rid of the noise, that will help reduce the noise. if you'd like i can provide you with the part number, just let me know.
So the brake stator is what I was planning to remove to get to the tub bearing, but it said it was spring loaded and to refer to repair manual for removal. One or two screws were a little loose, could that have been the problem. I'm a little hesitant to put it all back together because when it stopped, it didn't finish draining and there was an electrical burning smell. It looks as if something was binding, because there was alot of burned rubber from the belt on the underside.
The burning odor that you got was the brake assembly that was stuck. spray a bit of WD40 on the brake assembly that will should take care of the problem, or you can replace it. here is the part number.Washing machine brake stator
here is the part Number 35-6918. you can get it online at www.repairclinic.com. please reply if you have any other questions.
Sorry for the delay, I had to step away for a bit. I oiled the brake and put it all back together again, but still no luck. When I placed it in spin mode it simply hummed. I can turn the drum by hand. I had a sneaking suspicion that the motor might have been bad, so I took the belt off and tried again...only humming again. If the Motor doesn't have a sensor that detects when no load is on I suspect the Motor is bad. I wanted a second opinion before I drained another $120 on a motor.
Excellent service! I replaced the motor and all works just fine. I think at some point I might have to address the stator brake as a small squeaking is occuring sometimes during the agitation cycle. Thanks for the help.
You are welcome, i am glad i was able to help you.