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Washer vibrates vigously on high spin cycle.

I tried the uneven load correction with no results. I then did the self leveling method according to manual with no results and after putting my own level on machine and found if to be perfectly level With the washer empty I put the machine on the spin cycle and again it vibrated real bad and began to walk with the rear left leg moving to the left. Opened panel at the front bottom of washer in an attempt to look for oil, rust and any loose or broken springs. Everything looked normal. This machine was purchased in May 2005 and only used for six months of the year for two adults. Called repair man and he had no answer and only to tell me it might be the transmission. He left with my check for a forty dollar service charge. Help!!!

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  • thomaslc23 Jan 16, 2009

    This is an Amana Washer 5800. It was suggested to raise the two front legs about the width of middle finger because manufacturer does not want washer flat on floor with front legs. Sooo I raised the front legs to the width of middle finger and then tilted mahine forward to adjust the self setting rear legs but they would not self adjust to level machine. Do you think the self adjusting legs may be defected? Help!!!

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I don't know what kind of washer you have (make, front loader, top loader, etc) but it sounds like your basket is definately out of balance. I have replaced bearings on a front loader Frigidare, but I have heard of some of them having broken arms on the inner basket. Something like that would definately cause a condition like you describe. Bearings usually give plenty of warning due to noisy operation.
My washer has no "transmission" , just a motor and drive pulley and a belt.
What kind of washer is it? Also, I know you said the washer was level, but are all four feet solid on the ground? Sometimes a washer can be level, but still rock on its feet if one of the feet is short.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • jetfixr Jan 16, 2009

    I probably should not comment because I am not familiar with the Amana washers, but If the washer is pretty new, it sounds like it is not level. Most feet are simply screw adjustable, but I would pull the machine away from the wall and get a good look at the mechanism to see how it adjusts. You may even go to an online appliance parts place and look it up and check out the illustrated parts catalog to get an idea how the feel work by seeing a breakdown of them.

    It may very well be that the mechanism on the rear feet is frozen and not working. Hope this helps some.

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