bad upper bearing, belt burned in half, filled room with smoke

ApplianceAmana Washer

ModelALW432RAW

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

steven From Omaha, NE

Feb 10, 2010

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

This was a complete tear down of the washer. I don't think I missed removing anything. The hardest thing to remove was the top seal hub. But I had a puller that worked OK but broke it (hub)upon removing. Not a worry since I know it was going to be replaced. Didn't use idler shaft has the original is swedged onto arm. I just polished out the original shaft and re-lubed it. The replacement shaft was threaded & would have made me grind off the original & bolt it to the arm ( NO NUT PROVIDED WITH SHAFT EITHER) The pulley I received was narrower then the original but used it just the same, I didn't think it would matter as it floats on the shaft and will move with the belt. You must be very careful not to damage the plastic tub if you do it's new washer time anyway. Being in the mechanical - electrical trade the last 30 years this wasn't that hard for me. And since I have a lot of tools to work with it wasn't a issue if I could. Still this isn't a job for a novice or some one without mechanical skills. and room to tear it apart. It takes up a lot more room when it's in pieces!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lock Nut

Part Number: PS1606091

$3.71
In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel

Part Number: PS2028285

$21.48
In Stock

Idler Pulley Spring

Part Number: PS2041050

$4.46
In Stock

Complete Hub and Seal Kit

Part Number: PS2174602

$119.75
In Stock