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Amana LW8312W2 won't spin or drain, just buzzes.


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#1 michiganhotrod1

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

Hi;
I have an Amana LW8312W2 that fills and agitates normally, but will not spin or drain. All I get on spin is a buzzing sound from the motor.
I have checked to see if the tub drains (removed the drain hose, seems to come out fine), and checked for obvious blockage in the pump (with my fingers)and I also bypasses the lid switch.
No change.
All of the Forum search info applies to other washer brands with two belts. This is direct drive pump washer, does any of that apply?
Any other suggestions for this?
Thanks,
Mark

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:09 PM

You might take the belt off the motor pulley and see if the motor runs, if it does, you probably have something caught in between the inner wash basket and the outer tub. If not, it's probably a bad motor.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:06 AM

If agitates OK, it's NOT a bad motor!!!!!!

Most likely bad contact points in timer, if it does the same thing with the belt off, (no load on motor).
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:55 AM

Timer part link ==> http://www.repaircli...Number=LW8312W2

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:24 PM

Let's not jump to conclusions, it could be something caught in between the wash basket and outer tub, at least let him try the motor with the belt off before he goes and buys a timer.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Took the belt off. Still only buzzes on spin setting.
$180 for a new motor or timer, plus $30 for a belt means I will just buy another washer, unfortunately.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

Good decision ! :thumbsup:


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