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Offline hleebeard@sbcglo

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Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« on: March 28, 2009, 03:47:44 PM »
This washer (NAV5805AWW) is only a year old and has been used very few times.  Has been doing this for months. It takes three times to spin dry and then clothes are not as dry as my with old wirlpool.  Service man replaced motor and it did not solve problem.  I understand it should spin at over 600 rpm.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 03:52:28 PM »
I think you might have a bad Thrust Bearing. The part comes in a kit with easy to follow instructions. Enter your model # to the left here to find your part.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 03:58:15 PM »
Thanks.  Is there also a brake that could be sticking?

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 07:39:52 AM »
The Thrust Bearing acts like a clutch allowing slippage until the spin gets to speed if it were the brake you would probably hear a squeeling noise.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 12:04:57 PM »
Thanks, I will order parts and go in and replace it.  Is there anything special I need to know before starting the replacement?

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 02:29:51 PM »
Just follow the instructions.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 11:02:40 PM »
The specific spin RPMs on this model are as follows:

473 25 RPM on SLOW speed and
710 25 RPM on FAST speed


Not that you would have any way of knowing how fast it is spinning unless you have calibrated eyeballs :)
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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 07:02:52 AM »
I installed the thrust washer spacer pulley .032 spacer and lock ring and also thought I adjusted it correctly.   (However the adjustment instructions were a little hard to understand.)   I ran the washer and it spun beautifully.  This time too fast to count the revs.  The clothes seemed dry. Then the next day it is spinning slowly again just like before.  Less than 200 rpm.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 08:46:22 AM »
With the washer tipped back so you can access the main pulley remove the belt and dust cap. Rotate the pulley in a counter clockwise direction the brake should release and the transmission should start rotating when this happens the indicator arrow on the cam should be between the 2 marks on the pulley if not insert the thicker spacer washer provided with your kit.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 09:38:11 AM »
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