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Amana washer (Model LWC50AW, 12 years old) goes through complete cycle, but NOT on some cycles. A srviceman said that the motor needs to be replaced. However, could this be the motor overload protector that's the problem (since it cuts out, and then in on some cycles)?. A separate problem seems to be the belt tension-- the tensioner is too soft and the belt appears to slip, especially on the spin-dry cycle

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  • wrfalk Nov 14, 2010

    Do you mean the motor needs to be replaced or just the overload protector?

  • wrfalk Nov 15, 2010

    If the overload protector is replaced, what will prevent the same thing from happening again.
    That is, I'm puzzled as to what is causing the overload. The machine loads were always on
    the light side (and lighter cycles). Finally, is the overload protector readily available?

    Thanks for your help.

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Hi, since the washer does not complete it's cycle as you have said, the problem is with the motor overload protector which cuts out in some cycle. You have to replace it...

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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    Tunde Autos Nov 14, 2010

    Overload protector....

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Nov 15, 2010

    Hi, its actually a malfunctioning problem which can happen to any part of the machine and you can get the parts at any electronic parts store..

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