Washing machine sounds like a machine gun or jackhammer during spin cycle

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Washing machine sounds like a machine gun or jackhammer during spin cycle

I have an Amana top load washer model number LWA50AL. The pump starting leaking so I replaced it and the belt and put it back together without much difficulty. After I got it back together and tested it I found that it runs fine during the wash cycle but makes a machine gun sound during the spin cycle. I looked in the front panel when this noise was occurring and can see that the gear that rides above the helix is skipping across the top the teeth which makes the loud noise I hear.

When I put it in the agitate cycle the gear drops down onto the helix and works fine, put it in the spin cycle and the motor reverses and the gear rides up across the top of the helix making the machine gun sound again. The video below is not my machine but sounds just like it during the spin cycle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-t...yt-cl=85114404

Can anybody tell me what is suppose to happen at the helix during the spin cycle and what I need to do to fix it?

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Old 02-02-15, 01:50 AM
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Have never worked on that washer but here is a break down that might help
AMANA AMANA WASHER-TOP LOADING Parts | Model LWA50ALPLWA50AL | Sears PartsDirect
 
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Old 02-02-15, 05:24 AM
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Thanks Pugsl,,

I figured out the problem is the plastic helix. Mine is worn. I took the old one off by unscrewing the bolt and will purchase a new one.

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