Question about Amana Washing Machines
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: change belt.
this is a easy job for a tech but a hard one to regular people have to remove the transmition and thats is by removing a nut in the tub, so better call a tech and pay for it, is not to espensive repair at least in my area...good luck
Posted on Aug 07, 2006
Had the same problem on a machine I worked on. Changed the belt... was burnt and broken. Second time I replaced the belt, I ran it through all of the cycles and listened to it on SPIN cycle.. Although it's spinning.. it's making an extremely LOUD noise... It's the Spin bearing that is gone out. When a load is put in, and in spin cycle, the bearing is oveloaded..(being dry).. and putting extreme pressure on the motor and belt. When the drum reaches a point where the bearing just won't spin, the belt stops, and spins on the motor pulley, wearing it through.. (And smoking a great deal).. until it breaks.. again. I believe the top "Spin bearing" is about 75.00 or so.. and a BEAR to replace. Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
You are right on about the belt. If the tub every gets jammed by a full load and has trouble turning, the drive belt can get heated up ( kind of like spinning tires on the road...you get a smell and everything still works).
I would suggest pulling the front cover to expose the belts...look underneath. There are usually two one for the drive and one for the pump. I'd replace them both... with extreme heat, it can change the belt enough that it won't operate correctly with bigger loads.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.
First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
The first thing to check with a top load, direct drive washer is the "motor coupling" that transmits power from the motor to the transmission.
This is a three part, fail safe unit that is designed to break if the transmission jams for whatever reason.
See the following for how to access and check the coupler.
Here is another illustrated example of how to remove the cabinet, pump and motor in order to check the coupler.
Following is the Whirlpool / Kenore PDF on how top load direct drive washers work with a troubleshooting section.
Beyond that, an actual model number such as 110.####### would help to diagnose the problem.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
open rear cover , see if belt slips. then remove belt and rotate empty drum if its jam than drum bearings need to change. if drum is free then belt might be loose and needs replacement.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 26, 2010 | Amana NAV2335A Top Load Washer
Apr 05, 2010 | Amana ALW895 Top Load Washer
Jan 29, 2010 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer
Jan 22, 2010 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer
Nov 10, 2009 | Maytag HAV2360A Top Load Washer
Oct 21, 2009 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer
Jul 10, 2009 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer
Feb 26, 2009 | Amana DLW330RA Top Load Washer
Sep 25, 2017 | Amana Washing Machines
79 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: