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Hi, I have a whirlpool 1200 electronic awg 345/4 washer dryer – it's started making a funny noise during the drying cycle and I can smell what smells like burning rubber? Can you help give me an idea of what it may be? Thanks
Typically what you are describing is a failing belt tension pulley. It will start to squeak and what is happening is it is stopping turning while the machine is running so the belt slips over the non-moving pulley and the friction heats up and damages both the belt and pulley.
The solution is to replace the belt and pulley. You will feel the pulley is hard to turn, and not turning smoothly..and will have a groove worn into it.
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