Are you getting a burning smell from your Beko washing machine? If yes, you may want to remove it as soon as possible. This is a hardware-related issue that should be fixed ASAP to protect the machine.
A burning smell could be a sign that something inside the machine is burning, it could be rubber parts(like belt, pulley), motor, drum part, etc. In actuality, it requires manual inspection of these parts manually to address the root cause of smell.
We’ve gathered all the necessary information to get rid of the burning smell from the Beko washing machine.
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Cause of the burning smell from Beko’s washing machine?
We have handled many washing machine issues, and the burning smell from the washer is one of the most complained about issues we have known. Beko washing machines have the same mechanism as other companies’ washers. There are all parts available like rubber belts, motors, pulleys, etc.
Let’s discuss the causes first:
The number one cause of the burning smell in the washing machine is rubbing the belt against the pulley. This is not actually a huge problem as this smell goes away after some time. In case every time you use your Beko machine and it smells, you will need to check the condition of the drive belt. It is typically located underneath the washer(location may depend on the washer model).
Another reason could be burning parts, such as the drive motor, or wiring. In case your Beko washing machine smells like burning rubber, the issue is probably related to the drive belt, not the motor or wiring. The fact is, you will need to manually inspect the belt, motor, and wiring to know the source of the smell.
It is advisable to turn off the appliance immediately whenever you notice any burning smell or smoke from it. However, one should only troubleshoot producers if they are familiar with electronic works.
In case you bought a new Beko washing machine and it releases a smell, the next section is for you.
New Beko Washing Machine Smells of Burning?
It Is normal to find the smell of new Beko washing machines. The reason behind this is simple: the hardware of the machine is newly made and has never been used before. Once you start using the machine and will be used for a few days, the smell should go away in the air.
Technically, the heating of new motor coils and insulation material around the motor heating up is the number one reason behind the odor from new washers. Moreover, the gasket seals commonly have a rubber smell when they are new. Cleaning them with a compatible cleaning solution can easily make them odor-free.
You can also contact the seller to know more about whether the model you have purchased typically has a smell in earlier use days or not. This would help you to implement the instructions they may advise.
Adding warm water during each use helps a lot in removing the new washer’s plastic smell. However, this technique provides the best results if the user implements it continuously for 3 to 5 days.
How to Make Beko Washing Machines Smell-Free?
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your Beko washing machine smell-free and troubleshoot the burning smell issue:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before proceeding, you must unplug your washing machine from the power source to ensure your safety while working on it.
First, check for Overloading. One common cause of a burning smell in washing machines is overloading. This is because when the user overfills the machine with clothes, this can put excessive strain on the motor and cause a burning odor. Simply remove some of the clothes if you’ve overloaded it.
If the overloading is not the cause, Inspect the Drum. Examine it for any foreign objects, such as coins, small pieces of clothing, or debris that may be caught between the drum and the tub. These can create friction and generate a burning smell during operation.
Now, you need to Clean the Drum and Gasket. Over time, residues from detergent, fabric softener, and dirt can accumulate in the drum and the rubber gasket around the door. We can clean these areas using a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Results come great when we run an empty hot water cycle with this mixture to eliminate odor-causing buildup.
You should also check the Belt if it smells like burning rubber. Beko washing machines use belts to drive the drum. If the belt is worn, it can generate a burning smell. Inspect the belt for any signs of wear, cracks, or slipping. If it’s damaged, consider replacing it. You can get the new belt from the seller, but consider ordering one part according to the machine’s model number.
If the burning smell persists, there may be an issue with the motor. You can access the motor underneath the machine by removing the back panel. Once you have access to it, ensure that there are no obstructions around the motor, and check if the motor itself is overheating. If you notice any issues with the motor, it’s best to contact a professional technician for repairs.
In case, the burning smell is still there or if you’re uncomfortable performing these checks yourself, it’s best to contact a professional technician for a thorough inspection and necessary repairs.
Regular Maintenance: To keep your Beko washing machine smelling fresh and working efficiently, perform regular maintenance, such as cleaning the detergent drawer and wiping down the interior of the machine. Also, consider running a monthly maintenance wash with hot water and vinegar.
Always prioritize safety when dealing with appliance issues. If you’re unsure about any of the steps or if the problem persists, seek professional assistance to prevent any further damage to your washing machine.