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Amana Touchmatic washer would not enter spin cycle. I found a broken belt and replaced it and now the machine shuts down shortly after it enters the spin cycle.

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Does it make a clicking or a metal on metal noise when it starts the spin cycle?

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SOURCE: Extremely loud spin cycle after belt replacement

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

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SOURCE: AMANA WASHER WON'T SPIN. HOW DO I REPLACE THE BELT?

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

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SOURCE: Replaced broken washer belt, but drum still won't spin.

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

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SOURCE: My Amana washing machine stopped spinning.

moz-screenshot.pngac4805b.gifhere 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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