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Amana Brake Pads


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#1 rogk

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:52 PM

As a new "poster " to the board I humbly ask the indulgence of the appliance masters ....

I 've got an Amana LWA50AW with broken brake pads ( my terminology) . 

3 Questions...

(1)  Is the purpose of the brake system to keep the drum fixed while agitating ?  My guess that it is 'cause the drum is turning while agitating and two of the brake pads are broken completely off.

(2) The brake "rotor" has a fair amount of slop on the shaft ....is that normal and is the rotor usually need replacing with the pads ?

(3) Is there a common branch on the family tree between Amana & Maytag ... it seems that some of the parts listed have maytag part #'s.

Thanks for listening,

rogk



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Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:10 PM

Maytag bought amana    ... The pads stop the unit from spinning in agitate and stop the unit after a spin. You can get away with changing the pads ... There is also a special lubricant from amana to apply to the pads apply the grease lightly

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:25 PM

My wife doesn't like this answer. She was hoping for a new front loading washer and dryer!  However, being my normal frugal person, I do like the answer VERY much.

Ever grateful,

Rogk





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