I have an Amana washer that is about 9 or 10 years old - the Model # is LWA50AW.
It has started to get very noisy during the spin cycle. It it not off balance, and still spins the water out of the clothes, and the tub does not appear to be leaking.
I tried to do some trouble shooting on the internet but it looks like it could be pretty involved -from a new belt, or replacing brake pads, to the pulley and something called the Helix?
Is this something we could order parts for and try to repair ourselves? I really like the washer because it has a big tub, but also don't want to invest more than $150 to $200 into it. I also suspect that the repair will require a true professional. Any insight that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.