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jerri noble Posted on Mar 18, 2006
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Getting oil in the tub and on clothes

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It is likely to be the transmission but you should be able to tell for sure by putting clean paper under it to determine where the oil is coming from. in case transmission in truely the problem, getting it fixed should be relativly easy, but it also depends on the exact model (I dont know this specific model unfortunatly). if you are not very handy, it might give you some trouble, plus it isnt cheap at all, so if it is a cheap washer, I would get a new one. anyways, if you still wanna do it by yourself, and you made sure this is a transmision thing, you can buy a new part (make sure you get a repair manual with it). good luck

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SOURCE: Amana washer "goo" on clothes?

Ann, these Amana's are the mother of all washers to change out the seal and bearings. It's possible you just have a lot of gunk built up on the inside of the basket from years of washing. I would not put a cent into it. You are better off getting a new direct drive washer. Catriver...post back.

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SOURCE: won't drain or spin

Sounds like the lid switch which is only about 30.00 to fix if you do it yourself. It's a little difficult but it's much better than replacing or having someone come in and do it

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SOURCE: Amana washing machine makes loud noice when trying to spin

sounds like you are dealing with the same problem as me .
take off the front panel (after unplugging power) take a flash lite and look at the large pulley at the back just below the pulley is the helix check to see if they are worn .

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2008/10/21/amana-washer-makes-loud-ratcheting-noise-during-spin-but-doesnt-actually-spin/

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The problem may be the seal on the transmission failing. If this happens, grease from the transmission (necessary for it to function) will leak and float (recall from science class that oil is less dense that water) up into the washer. As the grease enters the tub, it stains your clothes.
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The noise is from the transmission and is usually pretty expensive. You really are better off getting a new washing machine.
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Yor drum bearings are faulty and nee replaced Quite an expesive repair
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The splash ring on top of the basket has water in it for balance. As long as you don't see water in the bottom and the clothes are spinning correctly, then there shouldn't be a problem.
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1st I checked the power, compressor in garage had tripped the breaker to the washer circuit. This model has no bells or whistles to tell you if the power is on to the unit. Reset the breaker and unit works.
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