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Amana washer not agitating and does not spin all the time

We have ale956eaw amana washer think it was made in 2000. We replaced the brakes a year ago and also replaced the Idler Pulley Wheel. about a month ago is stopped agitating, now it is not spinning well. the blet looks ok. but is not that tight. there is also a black film on the bottom of the washer under the motor. Help please.

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  • paulamy Nov 10, 2008

    that was the dryer # the washer is lwa90aw

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"Its not spinning well" that means it is spinning but at a relatively low speed .....if this is so try having the motor serviced.....or replaced.......also have the capacitor checked...

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