This Amana washer maintenance guide shows how to replace the spin container in top load washers. The spin basket holds clothes during the washing cycle. Replace the basket is damaged at the point where it joins the hub, which causes an intense banging or a rubbing sound when you spin cycle. If the basket is damaged or has spots of rust You may want to replace it. Rust can leave marks on your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Switch off the power and water by disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet. Turn off the valves for water supply to the Amana washer. Wear protective gloves. Help someone move the Amana washer away from the wall.
Take off the top part of the panel: Secure the lid by tying it shut so that it does not open and result in damage to the console. The screws that hold the top of the Amana washer’s two hinge brackets off the back have to be removed. The wire cover can be removed from the Amana washer by taking off the screw. Slide the top of the panel forward by about half an inch . You can then lift the front of the top panel about a quarter inch. When the panel is slightly elevated, push the panel back about quarter inch to release it from the brackets. Lift the top of the panel and then place it against the wall behind the Amana washer.
Take off the tub ring: The bottom of the tub ring out to free it from the locking tabs on the side of the outer plastic wash tub. You can use slotscrewdrivers if required. Take the tub ring away from the Amana washer. To remove the impeller by inserting a slot screwdriver in the hole at the base of the cap. Then, pull the cap from the impeller. Remove the bolt that binds the impeller to the motor shaft, use the wrench or socket. Take the impeller in your hands and remove it from the Amana washer. Take the spin bucket out of the tub for washing. Place the spanner wrench on top of the spin basket so that the teeth of the wrench are touching the nut. The spanner wrench’s arm should be struck with a spanner wrench with a hammer in order to loosen the spanner nut. Then , spin the spanner nut until it’s completely free. Then remove it from the washer. Pull straight up on the spin basket to remove it from the washer tub.
Install the spin basket. The spin basket should be placed on the top of the shaft. After that, you’ll have to work the spin basket until the shaft is completely covered. Position the spanner nut and then thread it into the bottom of the new spin basket. The spanner nuts should be tightened by hand. Next, you should use the spanner wrench for tightening the spanner nuts. In order to tighten the spanner nuts employ a suitable quantity of force to hit the spanner wrench’s limb with a strike. Reinstall the impeller by pushing the impeller down on top of the shaft for the drive motor until it is fully seated. Install the bolt and tighten it firmly. Attach the cap to the top of the impeller.
Install the tub ring again: Place the tub rings on top of the outside tub and push it downwards. To lock the tabs, press down on the sections which are located over the tabs locking. Reinstall the top panel. Carefully lower the top panel. Reverse the panel about an inch to engage the brackets. Push the panel back about one quarter inch to secure it to the frame. The lid of the washer should be removed. Place the screws on the top of the hinges on the back of control console. Make sure the screws are tightened. The tabs should be put on the right side. Next, align the slots on the left side. Install the mounting screw. The wire cover is secured by tightening the mounting screw.
Restore the power and water: Turn on the valves for water supply. Connect the washer to the outlet. Restore the Amana washer back to its original spot. To calibrate the washer with the washer turned off with the basket empty (no clothes or water) and the lid shut start the diagnostic mode. Turn the dial to one total 360 degrees (360 degrees) counterclockwise. Within about six seconds, quickly rotate the control dial 3 clicks clockwise, one counterclockwise and one more clockwise. The green status light flash when you successfully activate the diagnostic mode. If the lights don’t blink, rotate the control dial for a complete turn counter-clockwise, to reset the control. Try again, this time turning the knob more quickly. When in the diagnostic mode, choose the Calibration Cycle by turning the control dial four clicks clockwise. Once the Rinse light is on, press Start. The Calibration Cycle is expected to last approximately 2 to 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is done and the washer will shut off.