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Amana lw8203w2. when in wash mode (i guess this is known as aggitate mode) the tub spins fast counter clockwise.

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  • dweckrichie Dec 29, 2010

    thank you, i will order the parts and give it a try.

  • dweckrichie Jan 04, 2011

    i got the brake pads and i am about to change them. i also got a new belt and i would like to change it however i dont know how to take off the old belt. how does it slide out? please advise?

  • dweckrichie Jan 04, 2011

    i also got a new belt< but i dont know how to slide old belt out. please advise.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    aggitatoronly spins clockwise



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Welcome to FixYa.

It sounds to me what you're describing is worn brake pads on your washer's gearcase, thus not holding the basket while the unit agitates. It is actually fairly common and regular wear over time.

You can purchase the pads at most brick & mortar appliance parts depots or on-line parts vendors such as "" or "" to name a couple for around $20USD.

**Unplug the washer from the wall before performing any first**

If you pull the front panel of the washer off and look at the bottom of the transmission...above the belt pulley you should see three carbon pads as these shown here...

amana lw8203w2. when in wash - macmarkus_180.jpg
Everything in the image is included in the kit as well as instructions to install them. If you follow this link you can observe an exploded illustration of the components I'm referring to as well...

Installing the new pads is actually really straight forward and requires only removing the old ones, and it isn't too difficult with a little patience and a small socket set.

Hope this helps move you forward. Let me know if I can assist you further and I will try and help in any manner I can. Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Dec 29, 2010

    Great, let me know how you manage...keep me posted.


    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Jan 04, 2011

    Hello again,

    Hope you haven't waited long, i was watching a hockey game and so i just got your message.

    The best and easiest way to install the new belt is to unfasten the motor bracket from the base, then undo the pump as that will allow the pump to come off.

    ( t may need to be wiggled bit as it can get stuck on the shaft, or a spray of WD40 or equivalent on the shaft will usually work too )

    Then you can loop the belt around the motor pulley, reinstall the pump, then the motor. From there you should be able to rap the belt around the drive pulley, belt tensioner.

    I'd suggest you take few photos or draw a diagram of how the old belt is routed before installing the new one, but other than that you should be good to go.

    **Of course turn the power off or unlug it from the first**

    Hope this helps move you forward. Let me know if I can assist you further and I will try and help in any manner I can. Good luck.


    Macmarkus :)



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