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Author Topic: Amana Washing machine shakes violently  (Read 175 times)

Offline jamood77

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Amana Washing machine shakes violently
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:16:40 AM »

Hey guys, I need some help. My Mom has an Amana washing machine (I don't have the model but it is a very simple model), and it has been shaking like crazy. It almost turns itself a full 90 degrees, but the hoses stop it. I have leveled it and changed the shocks/springs that connect the tub. I reached in over the tub and just tried to move those springs and they were all good, but one of them made a kind of creaking noise. When I first changed them it ran like a dream. Any ideas what else it could be?

Offline theoldstoveguy

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Re: Amana Washing machine shakes violently
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 12:53:51 PM »
What type of floor? I have seen washers "glide" across floors that are too smooth. I use the 3M no slip tape (like for steps so you don't slip)and simply put 2 small sections under the 2 front legs. 

Offline jamood77

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Re: Amana Washing machine shakes violently
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 12:57:50 PM »
It is smooth concrete, but this isn't gliding. This joker shakes and bangs around like it is possessed.

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Re: Amana Washing machine shakes violently
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 05:52:23 PM »
Model number? Old machine or newer?

Offline Pnwdad1981

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Re: Amana Washing machine shakes violently
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 11:27:38 AM »
If it has a snubber thatís your likely culprit. Youíll need two people unless you have the special tools.
🌲PNW Chris🌲