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    What would make a GE front load washer smoke from time to time? Pump? Bearing? Belt? Trans? Anything else?

    The way I understand it is it be a few months apart when it does this, but it will set the smoke alarms off when it does. The intermittent part I find interesting and thought it might be a clue as to what the problem is.

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    What would make a GE front load washer
    GE has some built by Frigidaire with a GE name on it and some are made in China ( Little Swan )....they are different designs.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php

    smoke from time to time? Pump? Bearing? Belt? Trans? Anything else?
    Odd complaint! Belt, electronics, door switch might be prime suspects.

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    After a little searching on the net, this seems to be a not so rare complaint. I think this one is included in a recall concerning a wire coming loose and making contact with the cabinet.

    I also think it is included in this recall, according to the first few letters in the model number.

    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2010/...Shock-Hazards/
    Last edited by Boman; 09-03-2013 at 06:23 AM.

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    No smoke...shock hazard...that is the Little Swan ( china ) GE.
    Some other appliance recalls..
    http://www.applianceaid.com/appliance-news.php#recall

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    Right , smoke is not mentioned in that particular recall.

    When I google the problem, I find several others have experienced the smoke. One guy was wanting people to get together and start a class action.

    Came across one for sale on Craig's List and found it interesting.

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    One guy was wanting people to get together and start a class action.
    Only the Lawyers seem to get paid in those...the money that is suppose to go to the consumers is normally eaten up by the lawyers!

    JMO!

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    http://shoals.craigslist.org/app/4041738087.html

    Good looking washer, but I think I will pass. Little to far from me to go for a mystery machine that may be about to go up in flames.

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    Sounds like the right choice Rick!

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