Amana Washer Balance Problem


Old 04-30-04, 09:14 AM
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Amana Heavy Duty Super Capacity - 31315 (Approx 1997 model)

Spin cycle gets out of balance too easily. Light loads help some, but towels, jeans, etc throw it WAY off. Had the transmission replaced under warranty several years ago by dealer (begrudgingly) and suspect they may have inadvertantly left something out. It's been doing this for a while, but seems to be getting worse. Suggestions? Are there supposed to be some type of stabilizer rods? If so, how many? Is this enough information to answer this query?

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Old 05-01-04, 08:14 PM
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Hello: royandfam

First unplug the machine. Remove the back panels to access the washer tub and drum. Drum may have balancers on the tub and or springs. Adjustment may be needed. Once the panel is off the problem may be evident.

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Old 05-04-04, 11:36 AM
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Sounds like a spring/strap on the drum either came loose or broke. Does your drum lean to one side?

Do you have a model #? These are set up differantly, but you should be able to spot the spring/straps if the cabinet is off.

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