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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2009, 07:27:24 PM »
Check that pump for a worn/stiff bearing in spin and look for bearing seperation in it. Look for obstackles inside it.
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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2009, 08:49:10 AM »
Also check the tensioner spring on the motor and that the motor slides back and forth freely.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2009, 01:35:34 PM »
Well it was one in a row with the .032 shim.  Appears I tested it with a very small load of clothes.  About 3 towels.  Then when wife washed a big big load it only spun about 200 rpm again.  Hmmm.  Well I put the .062 shim in there and now it spins well on a heavy load.  Remember the .062 shim would not work well on a very light load.  could it be a brake versus clutch "fine line" issue?   Anyway we were successful for now.

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Re: Amana washer spins at only 200 rpm
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2009, 01:37:12 PM »
The pump turns easily and the spring appears to be installed in the motor which move around quite easily.  I am supprised how loose the motor is.

 

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