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Offline schleven

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lg washer was smoking
« on: August 15, 2011, 10:55:47 PM »

Had a new call today.  Customer said her front load LG washer started smoking with about 7 minutes left.  She turned it off.  Smoke apparently came from the front top left, where the dispenser slides in.

I took the whole thing apart and couldn't see any signs of anything being burnt or smoking.

I ran it and could not duplicate the problem.

No other devices near that spot that would cause smoke.

She said it had an electrical smell.

Any ideas?
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Offline wildimaginations

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Re: lg washer was smoking
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 04:13:36 AM »
You may want to pull the cover off the control board and see if there are any signs of burning.  I have received many calls like this and I've only come across one that the board actually burned inside the cover.  It's really tough to duplicate the problem.
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Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: lg washer was smoking
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 08:58:15 AM »
Let us know if you get called back and what you end up finding, thanks..
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Offline schleven

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Re: lg washer was smoking
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:01:21 PM »
I did look at the board and didnt see any signs of burning.  She had a bunch of laundry to do and said she would call be back if it acted up.  I havent heard from her.

kinda weird.
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