Question about Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer leaking I need help with my washer leaking. The hoses are connected, but there is a lot of water on the floor once the cycle is finished. Is this something I can fix myself?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 172 Answers

You need to remove the front panel and look where the water is coming from. fill the washer on the small water level. then turn it to spin and watch for water.

If its the pump you can replace this, if its a tub seal, up under the tub thats a major job, get someone to give you a quote over the phone. You may want to replace the washing machine. based on age and $$$

Posted on May 26, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My whirlpool washer is leaking from the front center. Happens during spin cycle I think.


Hello.

If your washing machine is leaking, don't rush out to buy a new one just yet. Sometimes simple repairs to the machine can fix the leaks saving you hundreds of dollars and days of shopping for and installing a new one. Luckily, you don't have to be a master electrician to do repairs. These steps will walk you through the basics of fixing a washing machine.
Bellow are Instructions on how to solve the problem of leaking washing machine

    • 1 Look at the floor drain to make sure it isn't clogged. Sometimes it's not even the washing machine, but the drain causing those puddles of water on the floor. Unclogging the drain can be an easy and quick fix.
    • 2 Inspect the hoses for leaks or wear and tear in certain spots. Filling the washing machine may help identify any leaks or faulty hoses. If hoses are worn, replace them with non-burst stainless steel mesh hoses.
    • 3 Check the fittings of the existing hoses to the faucet fixtures and on the back of the washing machine. Sometimes a loose connection is the cause for the leaks. Tighten couplings and hose clamps if necessary to fix the leaks.
    • 4 Replace internal washers inside of the hoses if not replacing the entire hose. Something as small as a rubber gasket can create a lot of water damage. Use a screwdriver to pop the worn washer out and replace it. Repeat replacing washers on the other end of the hose.
    • 5 Examine internal components by opening the cabinet and starting the fill cycle to see if anything is leaking internally. Calcium deposits and rust may be evident around areas that have leaks.
    • 6 Use hose clamp pliers to remove any corroded spring clamps and replace them with new ones. Make sure the hose is still intact underneath the old clamp. If not, remove the internal hose and take it to an appliance repair center to find the correct replacement part.
Thanks.

Sep 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

Duet washer leaks during use; rinse cycle?


Check the water pump hose connections and the water pumps housing bolts themselves could have loosened from vibration. more likely the hose connections on the pump itself though. Hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer leaks from under the front of the machine.


Hello,


If you are having a problem with your washing machine i.e leaking, don't rush out to buy a new one just yet. Sometimes simple repairs to the machine can fix the leaks saving you hundreds of dollars and days of shopping for and installing a new one. Luckily, you don't have to be a master electrician to do repairs. These steps will walk you through the basics of fixing a washing machine.

Instructions

  1. Look at the floor drain to make sure it isn't clogged. Sometimes it's not even the washing machine, but the drain causing those puddles of water on the floor. Unclogging the drain can be an easy and quick fix.
  2. Inspect the hoses for leaks or wear and tear in certain spots. Filling the washing machine may help identify any leaks or faulty hoses. If hoses are worn, replace them with non-burst stainless steel mesh hoses.
  3. Check the fittings of the existing hoses to the faucet fixtures and on the back of the washing machine. Sometimes a loose connection is the cause for the leaks. Tighten couplings and hose clamps if necessary to fix the leaks.
  4. Replace internal washers inside of the hoses if not replacing the entire hose. Something as small as a rubber gasket can create a lot of water damage. Use a screwdriver to pop the worn washer out and replace it. Repeat replacing washers on the other end of the hose.
  5. Examine internal components by opening the cabinet and starting the fill cycle to see if anything is leaking internally. Calcium deposits and rust may be evident around areas that have leaks.
  6. Use hose clamp pliers to remove any corroded spring clamps and replace them with new ones. Make sure the hose is still intact underneath the old clamp. If not, remove the internal hose and take it to an appliance repair center to find the correct replacement part.
Good luck and thank you and thanks for using fixya.

Jan 30, 2011 | KitchenAid KAWS750L Top Load Washer

2 Answers

My washer stopped during the spin cycle. Now I can get it to fill with water But aggitate and spin it just makes a noise and the tumbler is locked up tight


Your shaft coupler / motor coupler has likely broke. Not too hard to fix yourself, but you will have to remove the water from the washer first.

Remove the clothes, place them in the bathtub. Roll a garden hose from the washer to outside where drain water won't matter. Tape the garden hose to the drain hose, and lower the drain hose to the floor. Water will flow through the garden hose outside. Turn the washer over, follow directions supplied with new part, and replace the motor coupling. When finished, reorient the washer, remove the garden hose, place drain hose in the drain stand pipe. Run the washer through a couple of full cycles, then rewash the clothing.

Jun 11, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer leaking water while spinning


Check the drain hose where it leaves the machine, if the square section of it is not in the plastic housing it will cut on the cabinet, if this has happened replace the hose they are difficult to repair, Other possibilities, pump is leaking, and check that the inlet hoses are not leaking and have washers in every connection.

Apr 19, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Leaking


Hi
Please Follow this Instructions:-
Step 1 Look at the floor drain to make sure it isn't clogged. Sometimes it's not even the washing machine, but the drain causing those puddles of water on the floor. Unclogging the drain can be an easy and quick fix.
Step 2 Inspect the hoses for leaks or wear and tear in certain spots. Filling the washing machine may help identify any leaks or faulty hoses. If hoses are worn, replace them with non-burst stainless steel mesh hoses.
Step 3 Check the fittings of the existing hoses to the faucet fixtures and on the back of the washing machine. Sometimes a loose connection is the cause for the leaks. Tighten couplings and hose clamps if necessary to fix the leaks.

Step 4 Replace internal washers inside of the hoses if not replacing the entire hose. Something as small as a rubber gasket can create a lot of water damage. Use a screwdriver to pop the worn washer out and replace it. Repeat replacing washers on the other end of the hose.
Step 5 Examine internal components by opening the cabinet and starting the fill cycle to see if anything is leaking internally. Calcium deposits and rust may be evident around areas that have leaks.
Step 6 Use hose clamp pliers to remove any corroded spring clamps and replace them with new ones. Make sure the hose is still intact underneath the old clamp. If not, remove the internal hose and take it to an appliance repair center to find the correct replacement part.
Thanks for contacting fixya.com

Oct 30, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water leaking


hi friend,
Step 1 Look at the floor drain to make sure it isn't clogged. Sometimes it's not even the washing machine, but the drain causing those puddles of water on the floor. Unclogging the drain can be an easy and quick fix.
  • Step 2 Inspect the hoses for leaks or wear and tear in certain spots. Filling the washing machine may help identify any leaks or faulty hoses. If hoses are worn, replace them with non-burst stainless steel mesh hoses.
  • Step 3 Check the fittings of the existing hoses to the faucet fixtures and on the back of the washing machine. Sometimes a loose connection is the cause for the leaks. Tighten couplings and hose clamps if necessary to fix the leaks.
  • Step 4 Replace internal washers inside of the hoses if not replacing the entire hose. Something as small as a rubber gasket can create a lot of water damage. Use a screwdriver to pop the worn washer out and replace it. Repeat replacing washers on the other end of the hose.
  • Step 5 Examine internal components by opening the cabinet and starting the fill cycle to see if anything is leaking internally. Calcium deposits and rust may be evident around areas that have leaks.
  • Step 6 Use hose clamp pliers to remove any corroded spring clamps and replace them with new ones. Make sure the hose is still intact underneath the old clamp. If not, remove the internal hose and take it to an appliance repair center to find the correct replacement part
  • hope this helps u
    thank u for using fixya
    please rate me.................
    regards
    sivaranjini

    Sep 12, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

    1 Answer

    Whirlpool duet washer model # GHW9100W pours water on the floor


    1. Find out where the leak is coming from. Does it leak constantly or during one part of the cycle?
    A constant leak means the leak is in the valve where the hoses hook to the washer, the supply valves, or the lines to the washer from the water supply.
    The other two options are when the washer is agitating or pumping the water out between cycles.


    2. See if it leaks during both cycles and the test there would be to lift the lid just as it starts to drain and wait to see if the water stops leaking.
    If it doesn't, then run the drain cycle to see if it gets worse or better.
    Results may not be immediate as it would take a few minutes for whatever water there to finish dripping.


    3. Wait until the water has been pumped out, lift the lid and check the drip again.
    When the location of the leak has been determined, unless the washer has been frozen, most leaks can be fixed without parts and just using hand tools.
    If you have an older, top load washer, the back or front will come off so you can observe where the leak is coming from.

    WARNING. You are working with a moving, electrically hot machine that could flood.
    You must take your time and not put your hand or hair in somewhere that can catch you.
    You should not have to get into the upper control center, thus reducing the shock hazard.

    4. Before turning the machine on, remove a cover. On some washers, there are two screws on the bottom L & R front corners that take the front panel loose.
    Once the screws are removed, the front cover is hinged at the top and you simply pull the bottom away from the machine until it comes un-hooked, and set the cover aside.

    There shouldn't be many exposed wires or ends, but a few. Don't touch the terminals or lay something metal in the machine that could fall on the terminals.


    5. Take a flashlight, look for obvious leaks or better, water stains around nuts, hose clamps, etc.
    Most likely you'll see some water residue here and there and that would be normal as a washer is wet. Look for puddles, long white streaks, calcium deposits.
    Most likely, you won't find standing water, but some clues of where you should look when the machine is running.
    Unless this leak is so obivous you can see what's wrong, you don't need to start it and you should repair the problem.
    Once possible areas have been identified, you should start the machine as if you had a load in it and start to watch for the leak.

    WARNING- Make sure you have no tools laying in the machine and you are out of the way. There are spinning parts and live wires once you turn the machine on.
    Stay clear, and watch your hair and hands.

    Once the machine is full and starts its cycle, look for leaks.
    Let the machine do its cycle and as it goes into each part of the cycle, look for the leak.
    Once you find a drip, stop the machine by lifting the lid or pulling out on the control knob, and now observe more closely.
    Remember, water runs down; where it drips is not necessarily the place of origin.

    6 Find the leak and make the needed adjustment (which will be all that is necessary most of the time).
    If it is a part you need, get the make, model number and serial number of the washer and call an appliance parts dealer or repair service if you don't think you can repair the problem.



    If the washing machine leaks water while it is filling, pull it away from the wall and see if the water drips from the inlet hoses or valves as the unit fills.
    If it does, tighten the faucet packing nuts. Then, inspect the hoses and replace them if they have become cracked.
    Also look for cracks in the casing of the inlet valves. Unplug the unit and lift the top to better inspect the valves.

    Replace any valves that are cracked.

    Valves usually crack when the hot water in the house water supply is heated to greater than 170 degrees.
    They also crack if the house is left cold during the water and water is not drained from the unit. A cracked inlet nozzle can leak during fill.
    The leaking water will drip down the outside of the tub and collect under the unit. Be sure that the hose connected to the inlet nozzle is tightly clamped.
    Replace the nozzle if you find cracks in it.

    If the leaking occurs at some time during the wash sequence other than when the machine is filling with water, unplug the unit, remove the back panel and examine the parts under the machine.
    You can make a closer inspection by tipping the unit over onto it's front or side.

    Tighten hose clamps that have become loose. If water is leaking from the pump, replace the pump.

    The gasket between the tub and the splash guard may wear out and leak. To check the gasket, lift the top and remove the snubber and splash guard.
    Replace a worn gasket. A hole in the bottom of the tub can develop.
    If the hole is less than 1/4 inch in diameter, remove the agitator and basket and seal the hole.
    If the hole is larger, replace the washing machine or tub.




    Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

    Jul 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Small amount of water from washer


    ck around pump at place motor shaft connects ..that is mot likely place

    Sep 12, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    GE top load washer leaks on floor


    Check your hoses mostly the small hose going from the side of the tub to the water switch these come off a lot. you need to look and see if the seal is leaking from the center of the tub you do this by putting water in the tub and just looking around the bottom of the tub and transmission

    Dec 29, 2007 | Washing Machines

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer Logo

    149 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Amana Washing Machines Experts

    Dan Webster
    Dan Webster

    Level 3 Expert

    8205 Answers

    Mike

    Level 3 Expert

    4334 Answers

    Gerry Harvey
    Gerry Harvey

    Level 3 Expert

    1456 Answers

    Are you an Amana Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...