A malfunctioning Amana washing machine can be a stressful experience particularly if it is unable to advance to the next cycle. This can cause you to be left with a heap of wet laundry that is in dire need of cleaning. It is possible to reduce time and cost by understanding the reasons for the washing machine that isn’t moving to the next cycle. In this article, we’ll explore some of the typical reasons that your Amana washing machine might be stuck in a cycle . We will also offer troubleshooting tips to help you get your machine back in normal functioning.
The model of washer you have will determine why a Amana washer won’t move to the next cycle.
A top-load Amana washer won’t advance to the spin and drain cycle when a damaged lid switch is making the timer think that the lid of the washer is open. A Amana washer that doesn’t finish the cycle may have a damaged timer or malfunctioning pressure switch for the water level.
When using the vertical modular (VMW) top-load washer, a bad shifter assembly or a malfunctioning drain pump could stop the machine mid-cycle. Excessive suds can also cause this washer to stop before the cycle completes.
A front-loader can be stopped from running a cycle when it is damaged due to a door lock, main electronic control board malfunction or a motor control board malfunction. The Amana washer usually emits an error code digitally when the control for the washer detects an issue and shuts down the cycle.
These repairs could help you solve the problem with your Amana washer.
Replace the Amana washer lid switch
The lid switch in top load Amana washer is an emergency switch that determines whether the lid of the washer has been shut. The lid must be closed as the basket spins. in the event that the washer misinterprets that the lid is opened it will not spin or drain immediately after washing.
Certain top-load models require the Amana lids of the washers be closed prior to the motor that drives the washer begins to run. Top-load washers with an open lid aren’t capable of filling.
Replace the switch if the lid switch doesn’t detect if the lid is closed.
Replace the Amana washer-shifter assembly
It is located on the bottom. the shifter assembly, also known as the actuator-in-a top-load washer. The motor of the shifter assembly shifts the drive system’s position between spinning mode and the agitation mode. The shifter’s sensor monitors the position of the drive system throughout the wash cycle. The washer will stop if the sensor, motor or mechanical parts of its shifter assembly fail and generate an error message. If the Amana Shifter Assembly fails to function you should replace it.
Replace the Amana washer door lock assembly
The Amana door lock assembly on front load washers comes with an alarm switch that determines whether the door to the washer is shut, a latch and a locking mechanism. The door will not lock should any of these components fail when it is opened. If one of the components fails when the door is closed, it won’t open. If any part is damaged, you should replace the entire assembly.
Replace the Amana washer main control board
The main Amana electronic control board, sometimes referred to as the Mother Board, is responsible for the timing and execution of the washer’s components. It is responsible for the fill valves as well as the drive motor as well as the drain pump.
Replace the Amana washer timer
The Amana washing machine’s timer, also referred to as a cycle selector is the dial that you turn to select the speed of your cycle. The timer causes the Amana washer move through its cycles, starting from the initial filling stage to the final spin. Replace the timer if it fails to advance the washer through its cycle.
Amana washer drain pump can be replaced or repaired
The Amana drain pump drains water from the washing machine at right times throughout the wash cycle. The bearing of the pump could wear down, or the seal could fail. The belt on a belt-driven pump could break and the pulley’s ring can break off. The pump that is failing can cause a hum in the event that the washer gets filled. In certain instances you can fix the pump by clearing it of any debris and repairing wiring issues or replacing an impeller. You may replace the pump if it’s not feasible to repair or rebuild it.
Replace the Amana washer motor control board
The Amana motor control board is a control circuit board found in front-load washers typically located at the lower part of the washer, near the drive motor. It controls and monitors the drive motor’s speed as well as direction for spin and tumble activities during the cycle. The motor control board could require replacement in the event that the motor ceases to run.
Replace the Amana washer water level pressure switch
The Amana water-level pressure switch measures the level of water in the wash tub. If the pressure switch for water level is not working properly, the washer isn’t able to fill correctly. It could not be filled completely or overfill, even to the point of overflowing. If the pressure control doesn’t accurately determine and control the water level inside the Amana washer, it is time to replace it.
In the end, a washing machine that can’t move to the next cycle can be a difficult issue that disrupts the routine of your laundry. Finding the cause and solutions will assist you in identifying the issue and get back to normal operation for your washing machine. Whether it’s a simple fix like a clogged hose or a more complicated problem with the control board, diagnosing the issue could reduce time and cost in the long run. By following the tips and advice in this post, you’ll take the first step towards resolving the issue with your Amana washing machine’s cycle moving issues and getting your laundry back on track.