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AMANA clothes washer Model # ALW880QAW Milking Stool


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#1 Mr. Lee Fix

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:03 PM

AMANA clothes washer Model # ALW880QAW Serial # S 0003187460 is showing her crack! I traced the incessant metallic noise to a crack on the lower ring of the milking stool where it meets the upright support (See photo). The actual crack is perhaps 3/4" longer and hidden from view in the photo. I would rather not disassemble the entire contraption, press off/on the bearing, etc., so I'm hoping to take it apart only as much as necessary to either Mig or Tig weld it together. I have the AMANA Top Load Washer service manual #RS3100007, Revision 0, October 1999, downloaded from the "Grand Fermented One", but as there are no pictures, diagrams, or the like, I'm kind of non-plussed. Any suggestions, pictures, whatever would be greatly appreciated. Even verbal banter is acceptable. As always, thank you for any and all assistance

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

I have seen those crack before, I'm afraid that replacment is the only option - other than tossing the (not so great) machine in the dump
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

Oh Wise Appliance Bloodhound, please tell me why I must toss the stool out with the wash water. The machine has never failed in 10 years of two (now teenage) boys, Mom and Dad, and at least 6-7 loads per week (That's alot. For the mathematically challenged...3'100 - 3'600 loads). I know that I can effect a quality weld with a MIG or TIG welder (provided I gain access). Most people don't have the facility to do so, but I can. For most it is cheaper to toss or face a somewhat expensive repair as the part alone is $130 + labor. What do you now say to a scuba diving do-it-myself-repair-guy who can hold his breath just in case the weld doesn't hold and the room fills with the wet stuff. Any other thoughts? Canada...why didn't you say so? I'll direct a bud to you who also likes the brews. He's from the cold part!

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