Washing machine motors are usually well constructed, solid and mostly designed to last the 10-15 years lifetime of the machine with proper care and maintenance.
When a washing machine motor does burn out, it is usually because the owner hasn’t performed the necessary routine maintenance on the machine to keep it in optimum health. Poorly executed routine repairs can also contribute to the issue. Basic preventative maintenance and regular servicing is something that almost anyone can do with a little knowledge, access to Youtube and a few basic tools that you’ll already have at home.
Below is a helpful video on how to diagnose washing machine problems, especially if you can smell burning.
And this is the stage you NEVER want to get to!
Reasons Why The Motor Burns Out On A Washing Machine
- Dirt Accumulation
- Worn Bearings
- Worn Drive Belt
- Machine Overloading
As you can see from the above, most of the the reasons for a motor burning out in a washing machine is due to excessive use or poor and irregular maintenance.
Regular washing machine maintenance will see the life of your washing machine extended considerably, with many well cared for machines still working 25 years later.