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Amana Washer Won't Agitate

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't agitate are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't agitate

Cause 1Drive Block or Bell

The drive block connects the washer transmission to the agitator. If the drive block is worn out, the transmission shaft will still move back and forth, but the agitator will only move slightly or will not move at all. Inspect the drive block for damage. If the drive block is worn out, stripped, or damaged, replace it.

Parts
Drive Block or Bell for your AmanaWashing Machine
Drive Block or Bell - Part # 941 Mfg Part # 39508P

Agitator drive bell and seal kit

Cause 2Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Parts
Drive Belt for your AmanaWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 3460 Mfg Part # WP28808

Drive Belt, length 32 1/2”, width 1/2”, characteristics, medium “v”- shaped,

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Cause 3Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your AmanaWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1055092 Mfg Part # WP27001215

Drive motor assembly with pulley, 2 speed

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Cause 4Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your AmanaWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1796753 Mfg Part # 38034P

Motor assembly, 120volt, 60hertz, 2 speed

Cause 5Agitator Assembly

The agitator might be damaged or stripped away where it connects to the drive system inside. To determine if the agitator is stripped inside remove it from the washer and inspect for damage or wear.

Parts
Agitator Assembly for your AmanaWashing Machine
Agitator Assembly - Part # 777204 Mfg Part # 40000501W

Agitator assembly, new style flex vane

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