Amana Washing Machine Squeaking [How To Fix]

Is your Amana washing machine squeaking? This detailed guide explains the causes of this issue and shows you the best ways to resolve them…

Amana Washing Machine Squeaking — Solved

Is your Amana washing machine squeaking? If so, here are the issues you’ll need to look for…

1. Drive Belt Is Worn

If the drive belt is worn, your Amana washing machine will squeak a lot when spinning. To replace a worn drive belt in your Amana washing machine, take the following steps…

How To Change Worn Drive Belt In Front Loader Amana Washing Machine

Do the following to replace the drive belt in your Amana front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent electrical damage by disconnecting your washing machine from its power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Use a nut-driver to loosen the screws at the back of the machine securing the rear access panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 3. If still intact, take the drive belt off the motor pulley and drive pulley then discard it.

Step 4. Remove your new washing machine drive belt from its packaging and loop it around the two pulleys (ensure that the grooved side faces inwards).

Step 5. Put the rear access panel back onto the cabinet and apply the screws to secure it. Plug the power cord into the outlet and ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

How To Change Worn Drive Belt In Top Loader Amana Washing Machine

To change the drive belt in your Amana top loader washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution or water spillage, make sure your washer’s water supply faucet is turned off, and the power cord is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Release the spring clamp on the drain hose at the back of the cabinet using a pair of pliers. Pull the drain hose off the port.

Step 3. With your pliers, unscrew the two water supply lines from the inlet ports on your washing machine (we recommend spreading a towel on the floor under the hoses to clean any water leaks).

Step 4. To secure the lid of your washing machine, put some tape on it. With the assistance of another person, tip the machine backwards carefully and set it on the floor.

Step 5. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to remove the screws holding the belt guard to the bottom of the machine. If its still intact, remove the drive belt from the transmission pulley and motor pulley, then discard it.

Step 6. Take your new washing machine drive belt out of its packaging and loop it around the two pulleys (make sure you turn the grooved side inwards).

Step 7. Put the belt guard back in and secure it by applying the screws with your nut-driver.

Step 8. Lift your washing machine onto its feet and peel the tape off the lid. Reconnect the outlet hose to the port at the back of your machine and secure it using the spring clamp.

Step 9. Reattach the water inlet hoses to the ports on the washer. Turn your washer’s water valve back on and reconnect the power cord to the outlet. Ensure that everything works properly by running a spin cycle.

2. Damaged Drive Motor

A damaged drive motor can cause your Amana washing machine to squeak when spinning. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace this part…

Amana Front Loader Washing Machine Drive Motor — How To Replace

To replace a drive motor in your front loader Amana washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. Unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent any accidents.

Step 2. With your nut-driver, take out the screws securing the rear panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel out of place and set it aside.

Step 3. Carefully take the drive belt off the two pulley wheels and set it aside. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the drive motor.

Step 4. Using your socket wrench, remove the mounting bolts holding the motor assembly to the bottom of the tub. Carefully pull the motor out of the cabinet and discard it.

Step 5. Prepare your new washing machine drive motor for installation by removing it from its packaging.

Step 6. Mount the new motor at the bottom of the tub and apply the bolts using your socket wrench.

Step 7. Plug each wire connector into its appropriate terminal on the new motor assembly.

Step 8. Carefully loop the drive belt around the two pulleys. Place the rear panel back onto the cabinet and apply the nuts with your nut-driver.

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Step 9. Plug your washer back into the electrical outlet and try running a spin cycle to make sure the problem has been fixed.

Amana Top Loader Washing Machine Drive Motor — How To Replace

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the drive motor in your Amana top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Shut your washer’s water supply faucet and disconnect the power cord from the outlet in order to prevent electrical damage or water spills.

Step 2. Secure your washer’s lid using some tape. Spread a rag underneath the inlet hoses at the back of your machine.

Step 3. Disconnect the two inlet hoses from the ports on your machine (water will spill a bit).

Step 4. Squeeze the clamp securing the drain hose to the port at the back of the machine. Pull the hose off your machine.

Step 5. With the help of another person, carefully tilt your washing machine backwards and lay it on the floor.

Step 6. Take out the bolts holding the belt guard using a nut-driver. Remove the drive belt from the motor pulley.

Step 7. Disconnect the wire harness attached to the motor assembly and release the wire from the retainer.

Step 8. Use a 3/8 inch socket wrench to remove all the bolts holding the motor to the mounting plate.

Step 9. Lift the motor off the machine and discard it. Mount your new motor assembly on the plate and secure it by applying the bolts.

Step 10. Plug the wire harness into the new motor and secure the wire in the retainer. Loop the drive belt around the two pulleys.

Step 11. Put the belt guard back on and apply the nuts to secure it. Carefully set your washer on its feet and peel the tape off the lid.

Step 12. Reattach the drain hose to the back of the machine and secure it with the spring clamp.

Step 13. Connect the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your machine (make sure the hoses are secured properly so water can’t spill).

Step 14. Reconnect your washing machine to its electrical outlet and turn the water valve back on. To make sure the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

3. Broken Spider Support Arm (Front Loaders Only)

The spider support arm holds the inner tub and can cause the machine to squeak loudly if damaged. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace this part…

Step 1. Prevent electrical damage and water leaks by disconnecting your washing machine from the power outlet and turning the water faucet off.

Step 2. Pull the drain hose out of your home drain. Use a pair of pliers to unscrew the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your machine (some water will spill, so, you should keep a rag nearby).

Step 3. Use a nut-driver to take out the bolts securing the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel back about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 4. Loosen the screws holding the rear panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5. Pull the detergent drawer out of the housing and press the tab inside to release it. Use your nut-driver to take out the screws next to the soap drawer housing and the screws at the top of the control panel.

Step 6. Pry the control panel off the front of the machine. Unplug each wire harness from the control board (make sure to take note of where each electrical connector goes). set the control panel aside.

Step 7. Open the door of your washer. Loosen the screws holding the door lock to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 8. Using either a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, carefully take the metal band off the boot seal (ensure that you don’t damage the seal).

Step 9. Use a nut-driver to remove the screws at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 10. With a 13mm socket, remove the bolts holding the two counter-weights to the front of the machine. Carefully lift each weight off the machine.

Step 11. Use a nut-driver to take out the bolt holding the temp sensor wire retainer to the front of the machine. Disconnect the temperature sensor wire.

Step 12. Take out the nut holding the air dome tube retainer to the front of the tub. Squeeze the clamp on the air dome tube and pull it off the front of the machine.

Step 13. Using a socket wrench, remove the bolts holding the shock absorbers to the tub mounts. Pull each shock absorber off the tub.

Step 14. Cut any zip-ties attached to the outer tub. With a pair of pliers, release the clamp holding the detergent dispenser hose to the outer tub. Pull the hose off the tub.

Step 15. Use a 10mm socket wrench to remove the bolts holding the holding the two halves of the outer tub together.

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Step 16. Lift the right suspension spring and unhook it from the cabinet. Unhook the suspension spring from the tub opening. Pry that side of the tub apart using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 17. Hook the suspension spring onto the rear half of the outer tub. Hook the spring back onto the cabinet. Repeat this process with the left suspension spring.

Step 18. Carefully pull the front half of the outer tub out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 19. Go to the back of your washing machine and take the drive belt off the two pulleys. With a 19mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley. Take the pulley off and set it aside.

Step 20. Use a mallet to knock the shaft through the opening at the back of the tub. Go to the front of the machine and pull the inner tub out carefully.

Step 21. Set the inner tub on the floor face-down. Using a socket wrench, remove the six bolts holding the spider support arm to the inner tub. Take the spider arm off and discard it.

Step 22. Remove your new spider support arm from its packaging and mount it on the inner tub. Apply the six new bolts using your socket wrench.

Step 23. Carefully guide the inner tub into the cabinet. Go to the back of the cabinet and put the drive pulley onto the spider arm shaft. Apply the bolt using your 19mm socket wrench.

Step 24. Loop the drive belt back around the motor pulley and drive pulley. Snap the rear access panel back onto the machine and secure it by applying the screws with your nut-driver.

Step 25. Carefully guide the front half of the outer tub back into the cabinet. While supporting the tub, lift one of the suspension springs and unhook it from the rear half of the outer tub.

Step 26. Put the rear and front halves of the tub together, then hook the suspension spring onto the two halves. Repeat this process with the second suspension spring.

Step 27. Reconnect the detergent dispenser hose to the port at the front of the outer tub and secure it using the spring clamp. Apply all the bolts around the tub assembly using a 10mm socket wrench.

Step 28. Place the two counter-weights back onto front of the tub and use your 13mm socket wrench to apply the bolts.

Step 29. Push the two shock absorbers into the mounts on the tub and apply the bolts to secure them.

Step 30. Plug the temperature sensor back in and apply the bolt with your nut-driver to secure the retainer.

Step 31. Attach the air dome tube to the port at the front of the tub and secure it using the spring clamp. Use your nut-driver to secure the air dome tube retainer.

Step 32. Lift the front panel and carefully snap it onto the washing machine. Apply the bolts at the top to secure the front panel.

Step 33. Open the door of the appliance and push the door lock assembly back into place. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply the screws to secure the door lock.

Step 34. Fit the boot seal back around the door opening. Taking care not to damage the door boot seal, use your needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver to fit the retaining band around the seal.

Step 35. Plug each wire connector into its corresponding terminal in the control board. Snap the control board onto the cabinet and apply the screws to secure it. Slide the detergent drawer back into the housing.

Step 36. Slide the top panel onto the cabinet and apply the screws at the back to secure it.

Step 37. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of the machine. Insert the drain hose back into the home drain.

Step 38. Turn the water supply valve back on and plug the power cord into the electrical outlet. To make sure the problem has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

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4. Warped Bearings (Top Loaders)

Tools needed:

  • New bearing Kit
  • Bearing Installation Tool Kit
  • Philips Screwdriver
  • Flat-blade Screwdriver
  • Putty Knife
  • 5/16 Inch Nut-driver
  • 7/16 And 3/18 Inch Socket Wrench With Extension
  • Tape
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Hammer
  • 1/4 Inch Allen Wrench

To replace worn bearings in your top loader Amana washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need too take…

Step 1. Prevent any water leaks and electrical damage by unpluggig your washing machine from its power outlet and turning the water valve off before starting this repair.

Step 2. With a pair of pliers, unscrew the HOT and COLD water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washer (spread a towel underneath the hoses to catch any water leaks).

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Step 3. Secure the lid of your washing machine using some tape. Insert the putty knife underneath the corners of the top panel (this will release the two spring clips).

Step 4. Lift the top panel and support it either by laying it against a wall, or using a lanyard.

Step 5. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the cap off the agitator. Using your 7/16 inch socket wrench with an extension, remove the bolt securing the agitator to the outer tub. Lift the agitator off the shaft and set it aside.

Step 6. Release the spring clamp on the re-circulation hose connected to the tub cover. Pull the hose off.

Step 7. With your flat-blade screwdriver, pry the tub cover off the tub assembly and set it aside.

Step 8. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the basket hub to the inner tub (be careful not to lose any screws). lift the inner tub out of the cabinet and set it aside (get someone to help you if needed).

Step 9. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet. Tilt the machine backwards carefully and support it against a wall.

Step 10. With the 1/4 inch Allen wrench, loosen the nut holding the rotor assembly to the bottom of the outer tub. Carefully pull the rotor assembly off.

Step 11. Use your 3/8 inch socket wrench to loosen the nuts holding the stator and mounting plate to the bottom of the outer tub. Disconnect the wire harness attached to the stator and set it aside.

Step 12. Use your pliers to squeeze the drive shaft and loosen the nut with your adjustable wrench. Use a hammer to knock the drive shaft into the tub.

Step 13. Set your washing machine back onto its feet, then lift and support the top panel. Remove the drive tube from the tub and discard it.

Step 14. Use your hammer and the provided bearing removal rod to knock the lower bearing out of the mount from inside the tub.

Step 15. Close the top panel then tilt the entire machine backwards. Remove the three bearing pieces at the bottom of the washer and discard them.

Step 16. Use the rod and hammer to knock the upper bearing out of its mount. Set the machine onto its feet, then lift the top panel. Discard the upper bearing inside the tub.

Step 17. Take your new bearing kit out of its packaging. Push the new upper bearing into the seat in the outer tub.

Step 18. Remove your bearing installation tool kit from its packaging and loosen the three lower pieces.

Step 19. Slide the installation tool arm through the bearing. Tilt the washing machine backwards and set it against the wall.

Step 20. Slide the spacer tube and bearing washer onto the installation tool arm at the bottom of the machine. Push the lower bearing into place as much as you can.

Step 21. Put the three lower installation tool pieces back on and tighten the bolt with your adjustable wrench (this forces the lower bearing into its seat).

Step 22. With the lower bearing in place, use the adjustable wrench to loosen the bolt and take the installation tool’s three lower pieces off.

Step 23. Set your machine upright, then lift and support the top panel. Remove the installation tool from the tub and set it aside.

Step 24. Push the new drive tube through the bearing opening using a hammer and a wooden block. Tilt the machine backwards once more.

Step 25. Apply the bolt to the tip of the drive shaft using your adjustable wrench. Plug the wire harness back into the stator.

Step 26. Place the stator and mounting plate back at the bottom of the outer tub and apply the bolts using your 3/8 inch socket wrench.

Step 27. Place the rotor assembly on over the stator and tighten the nut using your Allen wrench. Set your washer upright, then lift and support the top panel.

Step 28. Using the provided grease, fill the grooves inside the new bearing seal. Apply a thin bead of the provided sealant to the outer rim of the bearing seal.

Step 29. Slide the new seal above the upper bearing. Use the bearing installation tube to push it firmly into place.

Step 30. Apply the sealant evenly to the top of the bearing seal. Clean the shaft and the inner tub of any excess grease and sealant using a towel. In order to let the sealant cure properly, it is advised that you leave your machine for a day before running any cycles.

Step 31. Lower the inner tub onto the drive tube and put the basket hub back in place. Apply the screws using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 32. Snap the tub cover onto the tub assembly and plug the re-circulation hose to the port. Secure the hose using the spring clamp.

Step 33. Lower the agitator onto the shaft and secure it by applying the bolt with your 7/16 inch socket wrench. Snap the agitator’s cap back on.

Step 34. Lower the top panel back onto the cabinet and snap it firmly into place. Peel the tape off the lid.

Step 35. Reattach the two water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of the washer (in order to prevent water leakage, ensure that both hoses are secured properly).

Step 36. Reconnect your washer’s power cord to the electrical outlet and turn the water valve back on. To ensure that everything works properly, try running a wash cycle.