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Maytag Performa Washer squeaking noise and a burning smell

yasminemm

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Location
Pittsburgh PA
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Can't find
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
Hi
I have a Maytag Performa that's at least 10 years old. Last week, it started to make a squeaking noise and a burning smell.
Today, It filled with water and stopped and the burning smell was very strong.
Please help me identify the problem or should I go buy a new one?
 

Jake

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Today, It filled with water and stopped and the burning smell was very strong.
How does a dryer fill with water?

Now I have seen a few dryers vent hose fill with water and it flows back into the dryer through the vent exhaust and into the blower wheel, is that what you mean?

Jake
 

yasminemm

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It’s a washer, I can’t find the model # yet and entered this # thinking it’s a washer model#. Sorry about that.
It did fill with water and stopped. The burning smell was intense and now when I turn it on it makes a slight buzzing sound and won’t work.
I am trying to figure out if it’s repairable or beyond that.
Thank you
 

Jake

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Without the model number of your washer, we are dead in the water, sorry.

Look for the model number on the top of your control panel console.

It could be the water pump bearing making that noise, thus it can start making a burning smell, but without the model number we would not know the part number of that water pump, as they make a couple for these Maytag Performa models.

Or course you could take the water pump to your local appliance parts store and they can match it up.

Jake
 
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