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Please help! We have an Amana alw480daw washing machine w/ a stainless steel tub. Despite the horrible reviews it's received, we've been fairly happy with it...until today. We are having some work done in our basement and have had an outlet box installed for the washing machine (which previously drained in a tub). During the rinse/spin cycle, there are suds coming out of the box. The plumming seems fine and drainage is good...it's just during this cycle. I've done some research to find that several people have had this problem with THIS WASHER. What would cause this, and how do I fix it? I'd hate to get a new washer, only to find out that it was the plumbing line.

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The drain line may be plugged into the box so tightly that air cannot escape.

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SOURCE: Amana washer tub rotates counterclockwise during wash cycle.

The washer has a transmission.why are you openning the top it's a safety.the transmission may need to be replaced,You may be better off getting a new or new used washer,the transmissin is very expensive

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Hi,

Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often interrelated..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out thistip...

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