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No we cleaned the filter out . Was plugged with change somehow .. but the motor is getting extremely hot . No water comes out of the back drain pipe .. Amana tandem 7300

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Pump is jammed if it is getting hot. You need to remove it and take it apart. Something is stuck in it. Or at least see if you can turn it by hand?

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

Testimonial: "Where the drain thing is that you have to turn to release water , there is a little box looking thing if you stick your finger in it it will turn by hand I can't figure out how to post a picture sorry"

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  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    Water pump can be turned by hand .. if it's the part in the front

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    If it's this part anyway

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    So can you watch the motor spinning it or not? Normally, the pump is connected to the motor by a short flexible drive. If the motor spins the pump, the pump should pump water. The only other possibility is that the impeller inside is worn or broken.

    After saying that, I had a strange thing with a Miele that wouldn't pump properly. I attached a hose pipe to the end of the drain pipe, wrapped it with a towel and turned he tap on forcing water into the machine. Then I lowered the pipe into a bucket and all sorts of fluff came out. Then I did it again, and let the machine pump. It worked great again. When I removed the filter, there was an apple stalk in there which had lodged in the pipe or the pump causing fluff to block it.

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    It looks as if you can unscrew the front of the pump.

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    New pump is $89.50

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    Thank you !

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    Maybe this will work

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    The thing that's next to the part that can be unscrewed can be turned by hand ..

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    Great. a picture, well done. The big part at the front, that is the filter where you found the change. If you unscrew that and feel to the right where that other cylindrical piece is, that is where the impeller is. If that turns, then you know it isn't jammed, but you also need to confirm it is attached to the motor. With the Miele, when you turned the machine on, it spun the impeller to verify the machine was empty. You need to find a way of working that out. As you said the motor was hot, it may be that the motor is the fault and in fact, you need a new one, pump and motor complete? If the motor hums as well as getting hot, it is faulty.

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    Yep it gets hot and it makes a odd noise

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    Interesting, did you watch that video I posted for you? That also made an odd noise. I would order a new pump.

  • Lori c Dec 12, 2016

    We are ;)

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 12, 2016

    Let me know how you get on. Backflow the drain hose at the same time.



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SOURCE: is there a lint filter I can clean in the

its your drain pipe thats blocked up,, i take it its the one that the washer is pushed into and go's out the wall to the drain that the water is coming back up from,,,in all sope powders there mostly made from a "clay base" so the out let pipe is blocked with "clay wast" push a cleaning rod down the outlet on the wall,,,down to the drain to clear it out its not likley to be the washer thats blocked up,

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SOURCE: amana tandem 7300 stopped ,door is locked wash

Door won't unlock
Did all of the water drain out of the washer during the spin? Select DRAIN & SPIN to remove any water remaining in the washer. The washer door will unlock at the end of the drain.
Is the door locked and is the "Add Garment" light on? Press START/PAUSE once. The door will unlock.

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SOURCE: water will not drain from


You need to access drain pump and check drain hose at the back. There are also a couple of parts to be tested. For those you may want to call a technician.

The access to the drain filter should be located at the front bottom side of the appliance, behind a protective trim. In there you should find a cap that can be unscrewed to release water and remove blockage. Have a container ready to collect water. If there is no access in front, then access is at the back (uncommon).

If there is no blockage at pump, check the hose at the back.
Ensure that the height of the hose elbow is respecting the specifications indicated in manual. Check that the top of drain hose is not lower than 30" (760 mm) . A wrongly placed hose will result in water going in the washer drain pump and tub, causing drain problems and no spin.

To start and complete drain part of the cycle, the electronic control checks the input from pressure switch (which detects water level) before advancing to spin part of the cycle.The pressure switch is a round shaped parts connected to a long rubber hose that goes inside the tub. The switch and hose must be cleaned or replaced. Pressure switch is located in the control assembly.
Access the control panel and clean the hose attached to the pressure switch.

Also check the lid is closing well.
If lid switch and drain lines are OK, replace the pressure switch, which is difficult to test (it is tested reading impedance with tub full and empty. Before replacing the switch, you can try cleaning it and blowing into the switch pipe. Check also motor before replacing the switch. The switch is connected to a long rubber hose and it is located in the control panel.

Below an article about the no spin problem. If the problem is coming with no drain, check drain filter, drain hose at the back. If they are OK, the pressure switch may need to be replaced or the pump may be defective.

Here the general troubleshooting for no spin: If you have no spin there may be different reasons behind the problem.

Here the user manual:
Amana NFW7300WW Washer Laveuse Automatique a Chargement Frontal Guide d' Utilisation et d' Entretien - Front-Loading Automatic Washer User & Care Guide.pdf



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SOURCE: I have a Amana tandem 7300 it starts beeping and stops working

It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows though the inlet then the flow pressure should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Check this link to replace the inlet valve:

Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

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