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TheComputerGuyMilw 04-21-2011 03:05 PM

Stuck Load in spin, now excess wobble in spin
Had a load in washer and a tie string from a pair of sweatpants became caught in one of the agitator blades (don't know why they designed a gap in the bottom), subsequently binding up the load and most likely the whole agitator wheel. Removed load & stuck tiestring, re-loaded and balanced the load and closed lid. Spin cycle /water evacuation proceeded until the RPM reached a high enough speed that the basket wobbled so excessively that it stopped. -This behavior continues. Saw another post to replace the springs - would try but would like to confirm could such a situation loosen the tensiono on those springs, or could something in the transmission have broken. Don't want to replace springs at ~$50 only to have to spend more $ on another solution.

Thanks in advance!

Jay, The Computer Guy - Milwaukee

sidfink43 04-23-2011 05:29 PM

Hi jay

I don't think the springs are your problem, instead I am guessing that something in the tub bearing got pulled out of whack (could not get your model number to come up), and given the complexity of the repair you might want to think about replacing the machine.

Yes, bad luck and bad design that allows what happened to you to happen, but there is no way to get the blades completely flush because the agitator has to be able to move.

TheComputerGuyMilw 04-25-2011 05:50 AM

Thanks for the reply, Sid... Yeah, I was afraid of that. Springs seemed too simple.

Here's a link to what I found (on this site) for my washer. We got it used for a smokin' deal, so it wouldn't be a horrible loss to let it go. Just didn't want to throw money after money on repairs.

Replacement parts for AMANA LW8303L2 WASHER-TOP LOADING |

sidfink43 04-25-2011 07:36 AM

Yeah, sometimes your first loss is your best loss. If you do not have that much money invested in it, a new basic top loader is probably the way to go.

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