NAV5805AWW Amana top Load washer not spinning properly on heavier loads

Amishrifle

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NAV5805AWW
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Amana
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More than 10 years
I have an amana topload washer that was working perfectly fine now it has a kind of growl while spinning and if its too heavy it just doesnt move, with a very light load it will spin just fine but with a growl/hum. I checked the belt under the washer and that seems to be fine I dont know where to look next.
 

rickgburton

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Remove the belt and turn the pump pulley by hand. If it's hard to turn or makes a noise that's most likely the problem. If it turns freely try turning the drive pulley. One direction it agitates and the other direction the inner tub, transmission, and drive pulley turn together and it's common for the thrust bearing to wear out.

 

Amishrifle

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ok it still makes the noise there was some broken plastic on the splines and i replaced everything under there and it still has the same noise like a like something is rubbing high pitched growl.. does seem to spin better now, but maybe thats me being hopeful
 

rickgburton

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I can't remember if that kit comes with two different thickness washers but if it does you need to use the thicker one.
 

Amishrifle

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is there a trick for getting it on because when the thicker one is on i cant even see the spot where the clip goes.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Yes, I've done a hundred of them and it doesn't get any easier. On 50% I need to take the drive pulley and thrust bearing back off and then reinstall it. The problem I usually have is the wrong size spacer. If it was easy to install the "C" clip on the shaft you probably have the wrong spacer. You should have two different size spacers. One is thicker than the other. Use the thicker one. If you can't see the groove where the "C" clip goes, that's the right one.

If you can get one of your friends or family members sit on the floor and push against the agitator with their foot while you install the thicker C-clip you will be able to get it on.:)

Also start reading at post#15 here: FIXED: [Video] MAV7260BWW Maytag Atlantis Washer - Won't Spin or Agitate/page2

Jake
 
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