Amana Washer Model LWA50AW


Old 02-22-05, 08:16 PM
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Unhappy Amana Washer Model LWA50AW

My washer decided to try and eat a pair of my son's jeans... to make a long story short one leg of the jeans was jammed over the edge of the big wash cylinder. When I came back to the laundry room, there was a nasty stink like something had burned. I checked the washer, and sure enough I saw the problem.

I unloaded the clothes and tried to run the spin cycle. The motor runs, and the water drained, but the main cylinder didn't spin. Is this just a belt that burned out? And if that's the case, is it possible to buy a replacement belt at a hardware store and replace it without calling a specialist in? I can fix computers, do minor car repair, but I've never tackled a large appliance before...
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Old 02-23-05, 12:42 AM
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Hi Malache,
-this does sound as it the spin drive belt is broken. Your model Amana should have a removable panel at back. Take this off to see the transmission arrangement. The belt you're looking for is from the motor to the pulley wheel directly under the tub. The broken belt should be taken to the appliance store to make sure you get the right one.
In many Amana washers it's necessary to remove the motor, parts of the agitator drive and all the other belts to fit the spin belt. Not a job for beginners!

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