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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2009, 10:49:59 AM »
It's not easy you hold it in place with one hand and get a pair of pliers with the other one side of the jaws against the shaft and the other side against the back of the clip and squeeze.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 06:53:39 PM »
The brake released and the xmission engaged about the end of the adjustment interval.  I I thought I would slip the .0625" shim in there and put on the locking clip.  I could not get enough space there to insert it with pliers.  The .0325 was easier to put in.  I tried it and it spun fast for the first wash.  Then began spinning slow again. I tried pulling out on the shaft and rotating the cam to the lowest point but that didn't give enough room either.  I will try sharpening the lock ring and try to drive it in.  What is your suggestion?

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 06:57:22 PM »
Pry bar. Insert it between the spokes and catch the lip of the brake housing. Compress that brake a hair so that clip can easily slip on there.
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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 07:10:25 PM »
Better look into replacing that brake rotor, spring and stator. You'll need the brake tool for that unfortunately.
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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2009, 08:26:00 PM »
Thanks, I used the pry bar and the brake spring compressed sufficiently to easily install the .0625" shim washer and the lock.   However the spin speed is still 240 rpm.   There are no strange noises, it just spins slowly.  Does the thicker shim engage or disengage the clutch more or less than the thinner one?

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009, 09:45:33 PM »
I saw that I could easily spin the tub with my hands using the pulley after after it engages.     Then, I looked at the belt and saw it was glazed over.  After putting some solvent on it and scrubbing it on the sidewalk to break up the glaze, I let it dry somewhat and put it back on. Now it spins very fast ......for now.   Will put on a new belt asap.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 06:48:23 AM »
That may well have been all that was wrong with the machine in the first place...we usually assume people look at the belt first, since it is the most obvious failure point. Guess we need to assume less and ask more :)
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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 08:52:51 AM »
About those belts: If you do not sell them for a living it is hard to tell if they are bad. You have a sharp eye. Good work!!
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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009, 06:12:09 PM »
Well I bought a new belt and put it on my NAV5805AWW.  I expected to get a fast spin like I got after I put solvent on the old belt, but no!  The tub spun at about 240 rpm again.  This is puzzling.  Do you think the drive pulley may be worn out.  It looks like it is made of cast zinc or aluminum.  How do I tell?  If the v-belt fits correctly will it ride high in the v of the pulley.  How high, should it be flush with the pulley rim?

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2009, 07:24:49 PM »
Well, I checked the pulleys and they are not worn such that the new belt bottoms out in the vee.  Therefore, I then considered them good.  Just for grins I removed the .065" shim and put in the .0325.  Voila.  The washer spun the clothes much faster.  However, this is only one in a row.  I will spin some more loads and see if I finally have a fix.

 

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