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Author Topic: Spin Cycle leak  (Read 2771 times)

Offline kainslie

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Spin Cycle leak
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:50:12 PM »

What a great site!
My Amana washer is leaking from the center bottom opening (enough to fill 2-3 large towels) on the spin cycle.  There is no leak prior (fill/wash cycles) and sometimes no leak on spin.  I want to try to repair it myself, but need focus on what to repair (gasket, pump, seals, bearing, etc.)  There is an occasional strange sound during parts of the spin cycle... not loud, but abnormal, that may define when it is leaking.  Suggestions?

Model ALW880QAW

Offline Repair-man

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Re: Spin Cycle leak
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 03:30:20 PM »
You want the good news first, or the bad news?

Never mind, good news first...the  tub seal and bearing assembly is bad. That part is about $55.

Now for the bad news. You have to have 3 different kinds of special tools to do the job...another $150. Kinda makes you appreciate the term "planned obsolescence" :)

This must be Amana week...I swear I have dealt with about 15 bearing failures like this in 2 days...spooky!

Suggestions you ask? Go shopping for a new washer.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 03:38:34 PM by Repair-man »
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