If your Electrolux washing machine smells bad, this quick and easy guide will give you detailed steps on how to fix the problem
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Electrolux Washing Machine Burning Smell — How To Fix
If your Electrolux washing machine smells like its burning, here are the problems you should look for…
1. Worn Belt
If your Electrolux washing machine produces a burning smell, the first thing you should check is the drive belt. Loosen the screws holding the rear access panel and inspect the drive belt for any damage. If the belt is damaged, you’ll need to replace it. Read this article to learn how to do this.
2. Faulty Drive Motor
Another common cause of a burning smell in your washing machine is a faulty drive motor. If the drive motor gets overloaded, it could end up burning out. To learn how to replace a faulty motor assembly in your Electrolux washing machine, read this article.
3. User Interface Control Board
If the burning smell is coming from the front of the machine, the fault is most likely with the user interface control board. If this board is damaged, you will not be able to use any of your machine’s settings. Click here to learn how to replace this part.
4. Motor Control Board
The motor control board is mounted at the back of the cabinet near the motor assembly. If this board burns, your washer’s tub will not be able to spin. Read this guide to learn how to replace the drive motor in your Electrolux washing machine.
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Electrolux Washing Machine Smells Bad — Solution
If your Electrolux washing machine smells bad, it is most likely a result of detergent and mould build-up. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to fix this issue…
Step 1. Open the door of your washing machine and take out all items of clothing in the drum.
Step 2. Slide the soap tray out of the housing, the release it from the dispenser by pressing the button inside. Take the tray to a sink and use a brush or sponge to clean off any detergent residue.
Step 3. Once you’ve cleaned the detergent tray properly, slide it back into the dispenser.
Step 4. Pour about 2 cups of white vinegar or 1 cup of chlorine bleach into the soap tray (this will help get rid of foul smells and kill mold).
Step 5. Plug your washing machine into the electrical outlet and set it to a normal wash cycle with the highest water temperature. Press the Start button to begin the cycle.
Step 6. Once the cycle is completed, open your washing machine’s door. Dip a cloth in some white vinegar or bleach, then clean the door boot seal thoroughly (ensure that you work the rag into the grooves off the door seal).
Step 7. Once you’ve cleaned the seal thoroughly, leave your washing machine’s door and soap tray open for a few hours (this will help the machine air out).