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Amana Washer I have an Amana washer Model # LW9203W2, Serial R9702011805 MFG No. PLW9203W2B My Unbalance light was on and the audible beep was sounding , I opened up the washer and the water was full , with unbalance light flashing, Fixed the load and attempted to clear the unbalance , but the machine just Flashes the minutes amount in soil level area,Machine is still full of water and im unable to get it to work. Thanks in advance Tommy

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: unbalance

You problem may a simple leveling issue. Check your machine front to back and side to side to ensure it properly level. Also, most top-loaders have "self-leveling" feet on the rear legs. If you walk up to your washer and it looks like the back is sitting lower than the front, you may only have to follow a few simple steps to re-level it. If your machine is equipped with this type of leveling system all you have to do is to lift the rear legs of the floor about two-inches by rocking the machine (empty of water, of course) towards you: 1. Lift the lid. 2. Place one hand under the rim of the front casing (not the wash tub). 3. Place your foot at the center of the front base to keep it from sliding. 4. Pull towards you to lift the back feet off the floor. 5. You should hear clicking noises as the feet re-level. 6. Slowly lower machine back to the floor. This should take care of most leveling problems that cause your machine to vibrate and shake during the spin cycle. These legs periodically become unlevel due to vibration and need to checked from time to time. I hope this may help you.

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

SolutionGuy
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SOURCE: washer unbalanced on final spin, cannot stop the unbalance

Hi Sparky,
The reason it's out of balance is because the skate plate shoes are worn out and need to be replaced. You'll have to access the washer in order to do this. There's a video available that shows how to do it.

After you have opened up the washer you'll see that the tub is sitting on a three legged pedestal. The shoes are in between the skate plate and the top of the pedestal. Here's a picture (and part number) to illustrate...

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Do one shoe at a time by lifting the skate plate off of the pedestal about an inch or so and wedging it there (I use a hammer handle as a wedge). The shoes simply snap into place, so the old ones will have to be snapped out of place first. Use another hammer and tap the shoes out of their sockets from underneath.

NOTE! ---> When you place the new shoe into its' place DO NOT try to snap it in!!! (if you do, you'll break it) Just let it rest in it's place for now. Remove your wedge and allow the full weight of the tub to sit on it. Then move on to the next shoe and repeat.

After all 3 shoes have been replaced it's time to snap them in completely. Do this from the top of the tub. Using your body weight, press down on the tub from above on all three corners (where the shoes are located). This will apply even pressure to the top of the shoe and keep it from breaking. You should have all 3 snapped in now. Use a flashlight and look underneath to verify (you should see the tabs of the shoes poking all the way through the pedestal).

Now all that's left is to rebuild the washer cabinet and start some laundry!

SG

p.s. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but this job can be done easily within an hour and the parts only cost ~$12.00!

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: washing machine keeps getting unbalance

What you should try if I understand your question correctly is to evenly place the clothing through out the machine on all sides. Hope that helps, John

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: "Continous Unbalance"

we had the same problem. had a tech come out, he said it was the control board/motor. Never heard back from him with a quote to finish the repair (but he never billed me for the visit either, so hesitant to call him back!!), so used the 'diagnosis' and bought it on-line, $175. Husband installed, did NOT fix the problem. did more investigating on-line, decided to spend under $20 (eBay) on this: Maytag Washer Unbalance Switch #22003302 - cheaper than calling a repair person, so worth a try. Husband installed, FIXED!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

FAV6800AWDIY
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SOURCE: Unbalance Issue with my washer model FAV6800AWW.

Hi 2pleach

If you are taken dC/uC errors I think you have to drop the clutch out again and see if you can clean and Re-Lube the One-Way Roller clutches/bearing. I wonder if you have a slight tub seal leak causing this issue to reoccur. Did you follow my clutch maintenance/replacement post Clutch repair post on this site? As you know I’m a DIY’er/owner as you. You did the right troubleshooting with the TDS check.


I have posted solutions under dh1200s and FAV6800AWDIY. I feel I have 50+ machine saves $1k original cost I think between this site, FIXITNOW.COM, APPLIANCEJUNK.com Appliance repairparts.com forum. I go by dh1200s on those forums. The bulk of this FAV6800AW/FAV9800A machine owners flock to this forum…..I should get some consulting $fee$....:) but I do it for nada just trying help owners like myself not junk a $1000 machine.

Regarding the struts see this post. I feel if you are going to chime in on a fix you should know the subject matter. If the tub sets level and returns to normal after the TDS checks you are good to go…..not rocket science just common sense and good old fashion troubleshooting. A lost art among some repair folks or they never had it to begin with.

You are a very savvy DIY’er let’s drop the clutch out again. Please look at this post I show how to test if the One-Way Roller clutches are not locking up in the CCWSpin cycle direction. Don’t get distracted with misinformed info about the front struts.

I can give you phone support if necessary just let me know what I can do to help…. I push no snake oil fixes….:)…Rich I go by *D*i*c*k* but this BS board blanks it out as a nasty .

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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