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Amana LWA50AW Washer Leaks!

My top loader has developed a leak coming from the bottom of the washer. All the connections and drain hoses are ok. The leak is coming from somewhere else during the wash / spin cycle.

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  • amanawasher Dec 13, 2007

    Washer leaks as it fills until it empties from the center of the transmission shaft under the tub. Thought I had a bad bell seal under the agitator so I replaced it once I figured out how to pop the agitator off. I still have the same leak. Starts as the tub fills. Is there another seal I haven't found. The old seal looked ok but I changed it anyway($5). Water drips on the new belt($16) causing it to slip so the washer doesn't agitate and has a hard time building revs on the spin cycle. Someone help me. I know it has to be a simple fix. Gene

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    replace tub seal

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Same problem here. It's coming from Shaft. Any instructions???

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You need to get the front off... grap a light and get down and look inside to find out whats leaking... with out looking its just guessing check all water hose connections, water pump, and main seal where transmission goes thu drum

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