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Amana Top Load Washer model# LW3502W Washer leaks water somewhere between wash & rinse cycle best I can tell...drain hose checks out fine. At beginning of wash cycle the first minute or two of agitation includes high pitched squeeling with noises like something metal is clanging around in the clothes.  The noise does not occurr again during the wash or rinse cycle (as if some bearings are warming up or something)  This noise has gotten louder & longer over the last several washes. Any suggestions, ideas etc that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Cassandra

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Re: Amana Top Load Washer model# LW3502W Washer leaks...

Sounds like the water seal is damaged and the leaking water has damaged the top bearing which is just below the water seal. You will need to have the hub & seal kit replaced.

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