My Samsung washer was finishing a cycle with a couple of minutes left when it made a horribly loud bang! I smelled smoke but didn’t see any.... until I opened the door! SMOKE came billowing out!
I also had this issue just occurr. My front-loader, WF431ABP/XAA gave a loud BANG that I was able hear on the other side of the house. When I got to the washer, I could see that the tub had filled with white smoke. There was also a disturbingly strong smell of burned rubber.