If a customer called me up and described these symptoms to me about a broken washing machine, I would be racking my brains to figure out what the problem was.
If there has been a problem with frozen pipes, it is possible that the pressure switch was also frozen. This is the switch the regulates how much water the machine takes in. https://blogchamsoc.com/kem-chong-nang/ If it went faulty or was frozen, it is possible the machine tried to heat up water, when in fact there wasn’t any to heat.
Same problem as boiling your kettle with no water in it. Not good and usually not worth repairing.
Another possibility and one I’m more inclined to think is the problem, is that the electric motor is the issue here. It is much more likely to produce smoke and the symptoms you describe.
In all honesty, I can’t think of a simple thing that would cause what you have described and I am thinking there is a big problem with your washing machine.
Just a quick note on the safety side. Fuses are all well and good and have no doubt saved many lives over the years, but they are not to be relied on. A 13 amp fuse takes nearly 28 amps to blow it (I know it’s crazy and why do they even call them 13 amp fuses if this is the case)
My advice to you is, do a local Google search for “Washing Machine Repairs (your Town)
Many local Engineers charge very little to check a washing machine out and tell you the problem. The large companies like Hotpoint and Hoover will all charge you well over £100 to do this, so I suggest you avoid them.
Look at the reviews you find in the local Google search I mentioned, you are sure to find an Engineer who will be only too happy to call and check your machine for a fair price.
Do not attempt to run your machine unless you have had it checked 1st. It’s not worth the risk.
Many of my customers call me up and ask me straight out, if I will call and simply tell them if their machine is worth repairing or not. In recent years this has become a large part of my business and I do it every day for £19, but this is not about me.
There must be 100’s of Engineers around the country who do the same thing.
So my simple advice to you is.
Don’t turn that washing machine back on unless you have had it checked 1st.
Run a quick local Google search to find a good local Engineer.
Then decide to scrap it or repair it.
If by some magic stroke of luck you did turn the machine back on without having it checked and it worked perfectly, could you ever trust it? Would you ever turn it on again and leave the house?
If the worst happened and the machine caused your home to catch fire when you were away (or worse, in bed sleeping) Would any insurance company ever pay out when they find out it filled a room full of smoke and you knew about it?