Question about Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer
Does it make a clicking or a metal on metal noise when it starts the spin cycle?
Posted on Oct 28, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the belt is the wrong size meaning that it is to tight or to lose. Check to also make sure that the brake is disengaging and not rubbing on the drum
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
is this a whirlpool built amana? if so, its most likely a direct drive model, and when it doesn`t spin its likely a coupling between the gearcase and motor assembly...youtube has videos on how its replaced, which isn`t too complicated to do...good luck
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
This doesn't explain how but it may help anyway. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=ALW880QAW&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=1268&modelName=AMANA-LAUNDRY&diagramPageId=00005&componentDescription=MOTOR,%20PUMP,%20BELT%20&%20IDLER&documentId=M0512380&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
you may have a bad bearing in a pulley,could be motor coupling. Take belt off and spin motor shaft and pulley both ways if it's free, then its more than likely not the motor. Now spin the drum with belt off and see if it does the same as with the belt on if it does it has to be a bad bearing or coupling to the drum. hope this helps
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your input. I'll look into it. If the problem is a bearing, is it an easy fix or should I start saving for a new washer?"
here is the image on how to change the belt......it's pretty easy to do as you can see by the diagram.PS2027742 is the part number on the belt.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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