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Amana Distinction - Smoking and very brief spinning & bump

nichalos82

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2
Location
Joplin, MO
Model Number
DLW330RA
Brand
Amana
Age
1-5 years
I have an Amana Distinction DLW330RAW Washer that started smoking so I thought I burned a belt because the tub wouldn't move. After I didn't touch it for a few weeks, I put it on the spin cycle and it move a few seconds but then it stopped again. So immediately, I tried it again and it bumped for a brief second. Immediately after that bump, it would do anything. So I waited about 5 minutes and tried it again and it bumped again, but then nothing after that. I'm trying to figure out whats wrong. It

My first suspicion would be the belt because of all the rubber-scented smoke initially, but if it was indeed the belt, why would it even move just a little bit after the first 3 weeks?

Everything else seems to be working fine.

Any ideas, I haven't taken it apart yet, just trying to get some insight before I do.
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
37,891
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
The first thing I would do is take the belt off and see if the motor will run.
 
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