Amana clothes washing machine

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Old 04-06-15, 06:26 AM
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Amana clothes washing machine

NTW 4700YQ1

Does anyone have any experience with these washers?

It has a locking lid, so it fills with water, the lid tries to lock 5-6 times, then it just quits.
I'm looking for a reset button on the machine or something. I pulled the plug on it the other night and left it for a day, but come back and it still does the same thing.

Couple of days ago I was washing things, it was off balance and banging. Since you can't open the lid, I lifted it and pushed the lever back to open it. Ever since its been jacked up.

I really can't stand this washer, ever since I got it!!!
 
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Old 04-06-15, 08:04 AM
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Took apart the door lock switch, I think it broke when I had to open the washer manually since it was banging itself to oblivion....
 
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You will have to replace the lid lock. There is a piece inside that is designed to break and render the device inoperable in the event that it is forced open. These washers are junk. For further troubleshooting, there is a tech sheet inside the cabinet that tells you how to get into service mode and check for error codes and to perform various testing. If you want a good washer, spend $800 and get a Speed Queen, the only decent models left on the market.
 
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I went and got a new switch, haven't installed yet.
Agreed it is junk, takes forever to run a cycle, I can't stand that you're not allowed to open it if there is a problem...Example of what I experience just now.
 
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Almost all new washers lock now, Think it is some sort of safety regulation. Poeple are not allowed to be stupid.
 
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These VMW models do not use a brake to stop the basket from spinning which is why they have a lid lock. It takes a while for the basket to come to a stop. Speed Queen models use a brake and do not have lid locks.
 
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So sad...If you are getting taken out by your washing machine, you've got bigger issues.
Everyone who uses this at my house, family or friend or 2 always notice that it takes FOR-EVER to run the complete cycle.
Lid lock is just a PITA.
 
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