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    Dusti Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 21, 2006, 07:03 PM
    Washer Stops Spinning and Smells Like Smoke!
    I have an older (1970's) Maytag washer that has an intermittent problem where it stops during the spin cycle and then smells like burning metal. I am guessing it is a short somewhere?? Is there an easy way to check the wiring on this beast or any other ideas as to what the problem may be?


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    Sep 22, 2006, 03:08 AM
    I'd instead guess that the motor is burning up. Sounds like you got more use out of that washer than it was designed to give. Perfect time to go shopping. I would not put repair money into a '70's washing machine.

    ... just my 1.5 cents worth :o

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