Although a leaky Amana washing machine may be frustrating and costly to repair, it can often be solved with a bit of skills and tools. This article will outline the most common reasons for the Amana washer to leak and provide step-by-step instructions for fixing it. Whether you’re dealing with an insignificant leak or a massive flood, we’ve got you covered. If you follow the correct approach it’s possible to fix leaky washers and get back to washing your clothes in just a few minutes.
If your washer leaks, first check the hoses. There are a variety of hoses found on the Amana washing machine. The most used are the drain and fill hoses. Here’s how to inspect the hoses in your Amana washer:
- To ensure that they are secured, examine the connections on the back. Next, verify that there’s no obstruction to the drain.
- To examine the internal hoses inside the washer, unplug the power supply, then take out the cabinet.
- A variety of internal hoses are connected to the tub. Examine the hoses for cracks, abrasions and other damages.
- If you spot a damaged hose(s) and you find it damaged, you’ll need a Amana replacement hose(s).
A water pump, or drain pump is the component on a Amana washing machine which drains the water out of the tub. You may choose to make the pump belt driven or direct driven. Or you may need an electric pump. How to inspect your Amana washing machine’s pumps:
- Disconnect the Amana washing appliance from the power source prior to beginning.
- Remove the front panel or cabinet from the appliance, and then locate your pump(s).
- The pump will include an outlet or drain hose, as well as an inlet for the tub and possibly a circulating hose outlet too. If you notice water leakage out of the Amana washer in the course of a wash or drain cycle, inspect the location of the drain pump. In the first place, look for loose clamps on the hose, or leaky hoses that are connected to the pump.
- If the leak is emanating through the pump, you’ll need a Amana replacement pump.
Tub Cover Gasket
Tub Cover Gasket is present on front-load and top-loading Amana washers. It will seal the tub’s external tub by securing the tub cover. Tub cover gaskets could be the cause of leakage of water during wash and spin. How do you check the gasket for the tub cover on the Amana washing-machine:
- Unplug your Amana washing machine and remove the cabinet or front panel.
- Find the gasket of the tub cover. You likely will need remove the tub cover in order to reach it.
- The gasket should be inspected for signs of wear or damage. it is also important to look for any signs of water leakage or soapy water spots in the area to aid in diagnosing the issue.
- If the gasket on your tub is worn, damaged, or you notice signs of leaks in the area. You will require a Amana replacement tub cover gasket.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve regulates the flow of cold and hot water into the Amana washing machines. How to inspect the valve for water inlet of your Amana washing machine.
- Unplug the power source as well as the water supply to your washer prior to starting.
- Unclip the appliance’s back panel, and then locate the water inlet. It likely will be located right behind the hose connectors.
- After you have removed the valve from the washer, look over the valve’s screens to see if there are any accumulations or debris, removing anything you find. You should exercise caution as the screens can’t be replaced. If they are damaged, you’ll have to replace the whole valve. Also, examine the valve for cracks, wear or damage.
- Using a multimeter in Rx1 mode, put probes on the valve’s terminals. The value you should get differs from model to model and you should consult your owner’s manual to determine what the correct reading for a functional valve is.
- If you are receiving any reading that is outside of the recommended range, if you receive a reading of infinity or your valve is damaged in any way the valve will require replacement. Amana replacement valve for water inlet.
Bellows, also known as Door Boot Seals
This seal seals between the tub and the door for Amana washers with front loading. Normal wear and tear may cause the bellows made of rubber to crack. Moreover, foreign objects can tear or rip the bellows, causing an area of leakage at the top of the Amana washer. The bellows may be the reason why your washer is leaking near the door. How to inspect the bellows on a washing machine:
- Disconnect your Amana washer from the power source.
- Examine the door for damage, dirt or buildup. Be careful as foreign objects can cause severe injuries and can be hidden in the bellows folds.
- Amana replacement bellows are necessary if you have any of these signs.
Water Level Switch, Pressure Switch and Air Dome Tub
A leaky Amana washer can result from overfilling. The water level switch is a switch that activates pressure which is used to determine the proper level of water inside the tub. When the water is filled into the tub, it compresses the air inside the tube and push it against an internal diaphragm in the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve , and switch off the valve when it reaches the correct level of water. How do you inspect the switch for water level in your Amana washing machine:
- Before beginning, ensure that you have disconnected the power from your washer as you will be handling electrical components.
- Find and pull out the water level switch. It is normally found in the control panel behind and will have a hose or air dome tube connecting the tub. This switch can be found under the tub in Amana washers that are equipped with electronic controls.
- To identify whether the switch is defective, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as the cause of the problem. Check for wear areas and cracks on the hose. Then, remove the hose and submerge the hose in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Also, you should look for any obstructions in the hose as well. If the air dome hose is in good shape, you may require a replacement water level switch from Amana.
The door catch in a front load Amana washer machine is responsible for keeping the door closed completely during the cycle. The mechanism that locks the door will latch the hook or catch on the door and prevent the door from opening during the process. If the door catch is worn, it can allow the door to remain locked, but not offer a watertight seal. How do you inspect the door catch of the Amana washer:
- You may have to take the front panel off , depending on the model to be able see the door catch. For other models, you can simply remove the screws that keep it in place. If you have to take off the front panel in order to gain access, disconnect the appliance prior.
- Take a look at the door catch and determine whether it’s cracked, discolored, worn, damaged or any foreign objects that could hinder the door from shutting properly.
- It is necessary to replace the Amana door catch if you notice any wear or damage.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
Tub Seal or Boot Seal employed on Amana washing machine to keep water from flowing between the basket shaft and transmission shaft. Seals that are defective often begin as a small water leak but eventually can lead to the failure of the main tub bearing. The tub seal may be damaged and need to replaced if your machine is leaking during filling or the agitation. How do you check the tub seal on the Amana washing machine:
- To verify whether the tub seal is the reason for the leak, take off the front of the washing machine and let the washer fill with water in a normal manner. Watch the area where the transmission shaft is inserted into the tub to determine if there is leaks in the water.
- Access panels for the rear must be removed from front load washers. Check for evidence of water leaking from the weep holes that are located close to the rear bearing housing.
- If you notice any leaks of water from the weep holes near the rear bearing housing, you’ll require a replacement tub seal by Amana.