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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 04:59:51 PM »
They belt broke because I was washing a old blanket that decenerated in washing machine. It binded it up. He can freeley turn center pulley clockwise easly but going counter clockwise it barely makes a half a turn and locks up.  Should it turn both ways? If something is caught between spin basket and outer tub how do we check that or clean it out? That could be the problem as we were picking chunks of the blanket out of the washer machine.

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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2008, 10:21:03 AM »
If something is between inner basket and outer. What is the easiest way to check this. Is it complicated?  Also on the belt. My husband actually went down to Napa to get a belt of the same length. Would there be a big difference in the actual belt and the one he got. They are the same length?

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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2008, 10:49:41 AM »
You need to get the amana belt. Those belts are made of special material. A regular belt will suffer.
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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2008, 11:04:47 AM »
You must have the Amana belt, as 'El Sublimo' said. A 3rd party belt will not allow the pulley to slip when the tub is full of water, causing an agressive spin and water slung over the tub top.

To get to the tub, raise the main top and  pop off the 6 tabs around the edge of the tub cover. It's easier if yu press down on the cover while unsnapping each tab. Then you can peer all around the circumference of the tub to look for missing bankie shreds.
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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2008, 11:11:27 AM »
So we have to unscrew the top of the washer to get the top off. Correct? I wish my husband could actually talk to ya.  We discussed getting to the tub last night. He says it complicated? So it really does make a difference if it is not a amana belt? If the belt he is using does not slip a little would this be causing all our problems? Sorry for all the questions. We do not live anywhere close to a repair place and for the price to have someone drive all the way out to our house we could probably buy a new one.

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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2008, 11:12:37 AM »
So we have to unscrew the top of the washer to get the top off. Correct?

Ma'am, what part of that manual have you not read yet?  :)


Taking the whole thing apart is all covered. The part you need to take off does not require any tools, and the tub does not have to be disturbed. It has a simple lid on it you can remove. How about dropping back by after ya'll have done some reading & looking?
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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2008, 11:30:42 AM »
Sorry for the inconvience. My husband did read it last night. What he understood is you had to remove the agitator arm and such.  :-\ I guess we will figure it out. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Repair Manual for Amana Commercial Washer
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2008, 12:29:07 PM »
I will give you one tip about the Amana agitator that'll blow your socks off. I take off my leather belt, slide it under the agitator bottom till it's in the middle, then I turn my face away and pull up sharply on both ends of the belt to remove the agitator. Works every time.

You would only need to remove the agitator if you had to take out the inner tub. Otherwise you can get to any debris from the top without moving anything but the cover.
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