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Author Topic: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal  (Read 2825 times)

Offline 2cheap2buynew

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Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:45:05 PM »

I have an amana washing machine that leaks water. I can see the switching valve and it's dry as well as the fill hose.  I haven't dug very deep into this thing yet but from what I can tell it's common that the tub seals go. My lower spin bearing is a bit noisy too. Anyone know where I can get just a tub seal and bearing? I have found several complete seal and bearing kits for $115 or more. Looking to save a little jingle if possible.
Thanks in advance for any help

Offline Bailey

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 10:03:59 AM »
Model number?

Offline 2cheap2buynew

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »
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Offline Bailey

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 09:22:58 AM »
I would buy the kit and the lower bearing. Or better yet, take that money and buy a used whirlpool direct drive washer.

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 09:36:41 AM »
Is the whirlpool direct drive that much better?

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 05:49:04 PM »
A lot easier to work on and parts are readily available. I used to sell and service those Amana washers but never really liked them.

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Re: Amana washer. Suspect leaking tub seal
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 06:07:46 PM »
It's been a very good washer. Figured if I could fix it for cheap I'd keep it. But with the rebuild kit and tools required it's on a cost me nearly $200 to repair. Guess I'll start looking around. Thank you for your input!