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Amana Top Load Washer model# LW3502W Washer leaks water somewhere between wash & rinse cycle best I can tell...drain hose checks out fine. At beginning of wash cycle the first minute or two of agitation includes high pitched squeeling with noises like something metal is clanging around in the clothes.  The noise does not occurr again during the wash or rinse cycle (as if some bearings are warming up or something)  This noise has gotten louder & longer over the last several washes. Any suggestions, ideas etc that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Cassandra

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  • hal2m Jun 13, 2008

    Amana Top Load Washer model#LW3502W leaks water. hoses appear O.K. & show no sighs of leaking. Water on top of pump but can't tell exactly where leak is. No noises.

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Sounds like the water seal is damaged and the leaking water has damaged the top bearing which is just below the water seal. You will need to have the hub & seal kit replaced.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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    lbezdecheck Feb 01, 2012

    Yep. So how do I go about replacing it all? I've bought the kit.

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