Question about Amana 3.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer
Ok... A penny got lodged in our water pump which stripped out the top of the pump. We replaced the pump and the belt. The washer will fill up and drain no problem. But it will not spin or agitate. We took apart the gear box looking for stripped gears or broken parts, but everything looks good. We have the front panel of the machine off so we can see whats going on. When it is supposed to be agitating, the pulley with the belt will spin, but it is not dropping down to catch the little plastic guy on the end of the shaft to make it agitate. Also, when it is in spin cycle, the pulley moves up, but it is not releasing the brake. If I manually spin the bottom of the shaft, the agitator moves. If I put a lot of pressure on the brake, it will release and I can spin the tub, but it wont do it on its own. Please help! The model number is NAV2300
It doesn't agitate
If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.
Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)
Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.
Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.
Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.
Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:
Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.
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