Is your Amana washing machine leaking? If so, this detailed guide explains the causes of this issue and provides solutions on how to resolve them. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it…
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Amana Washing Machine Leaking From Bottom — Solved
If your Amana washing machine is leaking from the bottom, here are the issues to look for…
1. Faulty Drain Pump
If your machine’s drain pump get’s broken, water will leak from the bottom. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the drain pump assembly in your Amana washing machine…
How To Change Failed Drain Pump In Amana Front Loader Washing Machine
Do the following to replace a failed drain pump in your Amana front loader washing machine…
Step 1. Ensure that you turn of your machine’s power supply before attempting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.
Step 2. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the bolts at the back of your machine holding the rear access panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 3. spread a towel on the floor of the cabinet underneath the tub-to-pump. Using a pair of pliers, press the clamp on the hose attached to the drain pump and slide it your of place. Pull the hose off the pump assembly (some water will spill out).
Step 4. Unplug the wire connector attached to the pump assembly. Using a socket wrench, remove the mounting bolts holding the pump assembly to the bottom of the machine. Pull the drain pump out of the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 5. Take your new washing machine pump assembly out of its packing. Mount the new pump at the bottom of the tub and use your nut-driver to apply the bolts.
Step 6. Plug the wire connectors into the drain pump. Connect the outlet hose to the port on the drain pump and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it.
Step 7. Put your machine’s rear access cover back in place and apply the bolts with your 1/4 inch nut-driver.
Step 8. Plug your machine back into the power supply and try running a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.
How To Change Failed Drain Pump In Amana Top Loader Washing Machine
Change a damaged drain pump in your Amana top loader washing machine by doing the following…
Step 1. In order to avoid water leaks or electrocution, we recommend unplugging your machine from its power outlet and turning the water valve off before attempting this repair.
Step 2. Disconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses connected to the back of your washing machine (make sure to spread a rag under the hoses to catch any water leaks).
Step 3. Squeeze the clamp securing the drain hose to the back of the cabinet and slide it out of place. Pull the drain hose off your machine.
Step 4. Put some tape over your machine’s lid to secure it. Carefully tilt the machine backwards and lay it on it’s rear (get someone to assist you).
Step 5. Unplug the wire harness attached to the drain pump at the bottom of the machine. Using your pliers, release the spring clamp holding the outlet hose to the drain pump and slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the pump.
Step 6. Using a nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the drain pump to the bottom of the machine. Pull the pump assembly off the tub and set it aside.
Step 7. Take your new washing machine pump assembly out of its packaging. Mount the new pump onto the tub and secure it by applying the bolts.
Step 8. Connect the wire harness to the new pump. Attach the outlet hose to the port on the drain pump and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it.
Step 9. Carefully lift your machine back onto its feet and peel the tape off the lid. Reconnect the drain hose to the port at the back of the machine and secure it using the retaining clamp.
Step 10. Reattach the HOT and COLD water supply lines to the ports at the back of your machine (in order to prevent water leaks, make sure to secure the hoses properly).
Step 11. Plug your machine back into the outlet and turn the water valve back on. Run a wash cycle to ensure that the problem has been fixed.
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2. Damaged Tub Seal (Only Applicable To Top Loaders)
Here’s what you’ll need to do to replace a damaged tub seal in your Amana top loader washing machine…
Step 1. Shut your machine’s water supply and disconnect the power cord from the outlet in order to avoid electrocution or water leakage.
Step 2. With a pair of pliers, unscrew the two water supply lines at the back of your machine (some water will spill out, so make sure to keep a rag nearby).
Step 3. Secure your machine’s lid with some tape. Use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to take out the bolts at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Lift the top panel and support it against a wall.
Step 4. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the tub cover off the tub assembly and set it aside.
Step 5. Use your flat-blade screwdriver to pry the cover off the wash-plate inside the drum. Remove the wash-plate bolt using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Lift the wash-plate out of the tub and set it aside.
Step 6. Using a hammer and a spanner wrench, loosen the tub nut (apply some anti-rust oil to the nut if your have any trouble).
Step 7. Remove the screws holding the basket hub using a Philips screwdriver. Take the basket hub out of the tub and set it aside. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the drive block off the shaft (if the block is damaged, you’ll need to order a new one).
Step 8. Carefully lift the inner tub off the shaft and set it aside. Lower the top panel back into the cabinet and apply the nuts at the back to secure it.
Step 9. Tilt the machine forwards and lay it on the floor. Unplug the motor wire harnesses. Disconnect the wire connectors on the shift actuator and capacitor.
Step 10. Release the wires from the retainers on the transmission (you can do this with a flat-blade screwdriver).
Step 11. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the nuts holding the drain pump to the bottom of the machine.
Step 12. With a 10mm socket wrench, remove the four bolts holding the transmission assembly to the bottom of the tub. Carefully pull the motor and transmission assembly out of the tub and set it aside.
Step 13. Pull the tub seal out of the opening at the bottom of the tub. Take your new seal out of its packaging.
Step 14. Fill the two grooves in the tub seal using the provided grease. Use a towel to clean the drive shaft.
Step 15. Slide the new seal onto the drive shaft and push it into place. Clean any excess grease on the shaft.
Step 16. Carefully lift the motor and transmission assembly and mount it back onto the tub. Secure the transmission assembly by applying the mounting bolts with your socket wrench.
Step 17. Put the drain pump back in place at the bottom of the tub and apply the nuts with your 5/16 inch socket wrench.
Step 18. Snap the wire retainer into the hole on the transmission plate. Plug the wire connectors back to the motor, start capacitor, and shift actuator.
Step 19. Carefully lift your machine back onto its feet. Use your 1/4 inch nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the top panel to the cabinet. Lift the top panel and support it.
Step 20. Lower the Inner tub onto the shaft. Push the drive block onto the shaft. Put the basket hub back in place and apply all the screws with your Philips screwdriver.
Step 21. Place the tub nut onto the shaft and tighten it with the spanner wrench and hammer. Put the wash-plate back in and apply the bolt with your socket wrench to secure it. Snap the cap onto the wash-plate.
Step 22. Snap the tub cover back onto the tub assembly. Lower your machine’s top panel and snap it into the cabinet. Apply the bolts at the back to secure the top panel.
Step 23. Peel the tape off your machine’s lid. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water supply lines to the ports on your machine. Turn the water supply back on and plug the power cord into the outlet. Test the machine by running a wash cycle.