Actually the washer was full of water, and had been agitating for about 1 minute when it stopped and started smoking..... it wouldn't do anything for about 15 minutes, and then I was able to run the spin & rinse cycle.
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Re: smoking washer Amana NAV8800AWW
Ok, that's a different scenario. Generally, when a washer is agitating and develops an overload that stalls or overheats the motor, the problem could be caused by:
1. Too many clothes for the amount of water level selected. If clothes don't have enough water to circulate in properly, it can put excess pressure on the agitator which transfers to the gearcase, drive belt, and finally the motor. The motor is thermally protected and stops running until it cools down, then it will try to restart. In the process the drive belt could burn slightly to completely,so you may want to inspect the drive belt for burned areas.
2. Transmission malfunction, where something inside the transmission breaks due to an overload and jams a gear. End results can be the same as above.
I suspect a clothes overload may have caused the problem and once the overload is alleviated, the washer should operate normlly if the belt didn't burn,
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Please be carful as running the agitator without enough water will overheat and kick out the motor, however it should be ok when it resets itself.
Yes, the machine should stop agitating when you lift the lid so this too is part of the problem.
After looking at the print I can only suggest that the cam contacts in the timer ( contacts 12 and 14) that start the motor are burned and stuck together.
It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.
On most Amana washers you pull on the agitator with brute force. It "snaps" on. It helps if you fill the washer with hot water and let it set for a few minutes... drain and then try pulling it out. When i last took apart my Amana it took me and a friend to pull the agitator off.
If the motor is on in the agitation part of cycle and its not agitating your transmission spline is either stripped our your trans. is broken.If the motor is not on and its full of water in the agitation cycle make sure it is not syphoning.Please rate this !
Your complaint is a bit vague but since it had only been in the cycle for 1 min., it should have been too soon to have enough water to start washing, so it's possible that the fill valve may have shorted out. Unplug the washer and inspect the area where your hot and cold fill hoses connect to the washer. Turn the water off and remove the hoses. If you can gain access to the part that the hoses were connected to, you should be able to visualize where the burning came from. It is possible a small water leak may have dripped onto the coils of the valve and caused it to short out, so that will need to be fixed also.
you removed the cover ??? cool your looking right at the pump assy remove the 2 clips and release the pump from the motor assy(dont remove the clamps) thers enough room to hold it of to the side, after doin this try starting the machine(it should at least agitate with cover removed.)if it does agitate with no problem stop the machine and reinstall the pump(you may have to manually turn motor shft to correctly align pump. try it again.if it doesnt work now then theres something stuck in the pump(baby sock, bra underwire).