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QUESTION: Hello.  I have an Amana top load washer for 8+years.  Recently it started to make an odd noise.  When I went to take a look at what was going on, a burning smell came and smoke came from the washer.  The model number is ALW780QAW and S 0005313948.  My husband thinks it's the bearing.  Thanks.

ANSWER: The bearing could be bad....but Normally no smoke will come from a worn bearing.  Smoke comes from a belt or the motor.  Remove the from cover and inspect the belt and idler assembly.  Turn the belt by hand and see if it turns freely.  Does it?  With the cover removed, try running it....what happens?  

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Eric and Ann Campion

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QUESTION: It turns freely.  When the machine runs, it makes the loud noise.

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Remove the lower cover and then look underneath the outer tub.  Right in the center of the tub where the transmission enters the tub is a bearing.  Shoot some WD-40 in this bearing, then run a spin cycle again.  did the noise subside a little.  If so, that is the bearing that needs replacing.  Let me know and I will supply part number, pricing and availability.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales.  Help us keep this valuable service free and order your parts from us. Visit our website for additional help at http://www.affordableappliance.com  or for Parts Order Only, Call 1-570-622-6441

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