Amana Top Load Washer Not Spinning? 9 Quick Fixes!

Is your Amana top load washer not spinning? This common issue with the rotor and stator can disrupt your laundry routine, leaving you with damp and unwashed clothes. A properly functioning washer, with a rotor and stator, is crucial for ensuring clean, dry garments, making it essential to address this problem promptly.

As effective as Amana washers are, they suffer some of the issues that most washing machines suffer, including stator issues. For instance, it’s common for an Amana washer not spinning clothes dry even though most causes are escapable and fixable. 

Often, Amana washers do not spin dry clothes due to an open lid or door, unstable washer, excess or out-of-balance load, wrong washer programming, error codes, or power failure. Other issues include excess suds, standby tub water, and an unreliable drive belt. 

As you’ll find out, most issues are not just fixable but also avoidable. It’s all about making the right calls for your washing machine and maintaining it accordingly. 

Later, we’ll see how you can diagnose errors by running diagnostics and the easiest way out – washer reset.

But first, let’s discuss the issues.

Amana washer not spinning clothes dry

In a hurry? See below the nine problems that would cause your Amana washer not to spin dry clothes and their quick fixes.

Quick Troubleshooter for an Amana Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry

 Probable Reason Quick Fix 
1.Open Lid/DoorRemove obstructions on the lid or door and try shutting it. If it doesn’t, test the lid lock/lid switch with a multimeter and get a replacement if it’s faulty
2.Unstable Washer Adjust the washer’s leg leveler or move it to a more stable location
3.Excess Or Out-Of-Balance LoadMaintain a laundry load of about ¾ full and evenly distribute it in the washer
4.Wrong Washer Programming Choose the proper wash cycle and spin speed and only add clothes when the ‘add a garment indicator light up
5.Existing ErrorsReset the washer to clear existing faults/errors codes
6.Power FailureReset your washer following a recent outage and plug in the wall outlet instead of an extension cord
7.Excess SudsAvoid using too much detergent when there’s excess suds formation. Also, drop non-HE detergents for High Efficiency (HE) options
8.Standby Tub WaterClean the drain hose (or unkink it), the drain pump, and filter to clear dirt clogging and keep the drain pipe height under 244 cm/8 feet
9.Unreliable Drive BeltReplace the unreliable washer drive belt

9 Reasons Amana Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry All the Way

Essentially, you must first identify why your Amana washer won’t spin your clothes dry so that you can fix it. Let’s see some of these issues below:

1. Open Door (For Only Amana Front Load Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry)

Instead of the lid, the washer door is the component to check in an Amana front loader. If it’s open or doesn’t close properly, the washer will abort mid-cycle. So, check for possible clothes obstruction or faulty lid lock. 


Remove any obstruction and try locking the door. If it doesn’t, test the lid lock with a multimeter. 

Open Lid (For Only a Top Loader Amana Washer Not Spinning Dry)

Your Amana top loader won’t spin dry your clothes if the lid doesn’t close properly. In fact, the washer will stop mid-cycle once it detects an open top.

Overall, the top may not close properly due to a faulty lid lock or not closing due to a cloth obstruction. 

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Countercheck the lid and ensure you close it properly. If it doesn’t, consider checking for possible obstruction and remove it. If the top of the washer still won’t close, test the lid lock with a multimeter and replace it if it’s faulty. 

For Both Top Loading and Front Loading Amana Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry

Now, the reasons shared below apply to both Amana front loaders and top loaders:

2. Unstable Washer

It’s easy for the laundry to jump out of position and create heaps if the washer is unstable. It has to be stable for the washer to spin correctly and guarantee less wet clothes at the end. 

That will prevent unnecessary vibrations and poor load distribution. 


Level your washing machine by adjusting its feet or transferring it to a more stable location.

3.Excess or Out-of-Balance Load

An Amana washer will only spin-dry your clothes if your laundry meets two requirements. First, the laundry shouldn’t be excessive. Anything that fills up the drum makes it hard to spin.

Second, the laundry should be even in the drum. If you don’t observe the conditions, you’ll have wet laundry


Reduce the laundry to about ¾ full if it’s excessive. While at it, evenly spread it to avoid heaps. 

4. Wrong Washer Programming 

Choosing the correct cycle and spin speed for your laundry is essential when using an Amana washer. For example, a bulk wash cycle should go with bulk clothing and beddings, while delicate/gentle cycles should go with soft fabric. 

If you use the latter on bulk clothes, you’ll have wet laundry at the end. Likewise, choosing no spin, extra low spin, or low spin on bulk clothes won’t spin dry your clothes.


Ensure you pick the correct wash cycle and high speed when washing bulky clothes. Also, only add clothes when you see the ‘add a garment’ indicator light.

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5. Existing Fault/Error Codes

The presence of error codes can prevent your Amana washer from running. And if it does, it may not complete a spin cycle


Reset your washer (steps shared below) to clear existing errors or fault codes.

6. Power Failure

If there was a recent power failure, there is a chance that your washer did not restart at full speed. If that’s the case, your Amana washer won’t spin dry the clothes. Also, if you use an extension cord, your washer may not have sufficient power to spin-dry the clothes. 


Consider resetting the washer (quick steps shared below) if there was a recent outage. Meanwhile, plug into the wall socket instead of the extension cord. 

7. Excess Suds

Too much-washing detergent is not suitable for your Amana washer. It creates excess suds, which interfere with the washer’s ability to spin optimally and drain the excess water.

In the end, it delivers wet laundry. Overall, that’s likely to happen when using non-HE detergent.


Reduce the amount of detergent you use if it’s forming excess suds. While at it, opt for non-HE detergent due to their low suds formation.

8. Standby Tub Water

If there’s poor drainage, much water will remain in the washer’s tub and soak the clothes wet. So, that could be the reason your Amana washer cannot spin dry the clothes.

But to be sure, watch out for any of these contributors to poor washer drainage:

  • Incorrect drain pipe height – The Amana drain hose shouldn’t be raised more than eight ft./244cm/96″ off the ground. If it is, the washer won’t be able to pump out wastewater.

  • Kinked/clogged drain pipe – A linking or clogging in the drain pipe prevents the washer from draining away its wastewater.

  • Dirt-clogged drain filter – Dirt sometimes clogs the drain filter blocking the wastewater from draining away. So, some of it may stagnate in the tub. 

  • Clogged or faulty drain pump – A blocked or defective drain pump cannot pump out the washer’s wastewater. Thus, most of it will remain in the tub and wet your laundry.

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Removing kinks from the drain hose and cleaning it to eliminate the clog is essential. Concerning the last part, you can clean the drain hose, pump, filter, and washer with Affresh cleaner. 

And if the drain pump is damaged or faulty, consider replacing it. As far as the washing machine drain pipe goes, keep it under eight ft./244cm/96″.

9. Unreliable Drive Belt

Your Amana washer needs a fully functional drive belt to spin dry your clothes. Over time, however, following repeat usage, the drive belt wears down, stretches, or cracks.

Once that happens, it’s unable to spin the washer fully, and you may end up with wet laundry. 


Inspect your washing machine’s drive belt and change it if it looks faulty. 

How Do I Run Diagnostic on My Amana Washer?

Perhaps you haven’t figured out why your Amana washer won’t spin dry from the above 9. Or maybe it’s stuck on sensing fill.

In both cases, consider putting it on diagnostic mode as follows:

  • Plug in your Amana washer but won’t start it (all indicators should be off)

  • Turn the main dial in the following order: one click counterclockwise + 3 clicks clockwise + one click counterclockwise + one click clockwise

  • Wait for the status indicators to light up, indicating your washer is now on diagnostic mode

  • Press start, then rotate the dial one click clockwise to read the diagnostic code

  • Then visit Amana’s official page to see what the error code means

How to Reset Amana Washer?

Now, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of a diagnostic, cannot find what’s ailing your washer, consider resetting it, and here are your options:

Option 1 – Power Disconnect

The reset technique requires you to unplug your Amana washer from the power source for 2-5 minutes. Then plug it back and press the start button for a few seconds to restart the washer.

Option 2 – Factory Reset

Start by turning off the washer from the control panel and wait for a minute or so. Then turn it on and long-press the start/power button for 20 seconds or so until the display control indicators light up.

People Also Ask

1. Why Is My Washing Machine Not Spin Drying?

Your washing machine is not spin-drying because its lid is open, the washer is unstable, the load is out of balance or excess, or the washer doesn’t drain all water. Additionally, it could be that the drive belt is faulty or you are using the wrong cycle.

2. Why Are My Clothes Too Wet After the Spin Cycle?

Your clothes are too wet after the spin cycle because the washer is not spinning. That could be due to a slow spin, poor drainage, a faulty washer belt, or a problem with the load. The load could be out-of-balance, excessive, or just bulky.

3. What is the suggested action if pressing the start button completes the cycle?

If pressing the start button completes the cycle without any issues, there are a few suggested actions you can take. First, it is recommended to go into diagnostics and retrieve any error codes that may be present. Clearing these codes is important, especially if the lid lock is blinking or if the unit is not starting and spinning.

If the codes retrieved are F7E1, F7E5, or any motor speed codes, it is likely that the problem is related to the motor, capacitor, or shifter. Once the codes have been cleared, you can run a manual diagnostic test on the washer and specifically test the HEAVY AGITATION function. If the motor runs for 15-20 seconds without any issues, you can rule out problems with the motor, capacitor, control, and most likely the wiring harness connections. However, it is still advisable to check the BK wire from the shifter to the control. It’s important to note that the timing wheel in the transmission only turns during the spin cycle.

In addition, while in Manual diagnostics, try to get the unit to spin. If the motor briefly hums and then shuts down with the lid lock blinking, it indicates a potential issue with the shifter or speed sensor. This suggests that the shifter/sensor assembly is the problem, as the optical sensor is not reading the motor speed.

To summarize, if pressing the start button completes the cycle without any problems, it is recommended to check for error codes, run a manual diagnostic test for heavy agitation, and also test the spinning function. These steps will help identify any potential issues with the motor, capacitor, shifter, or speed sensor.

4. Have other users experienced a similar issue with the same model washer?

User1: Hi Apqk95, I’m sorry to hear that you’re facing a similar issue with the NTW5400TQ0 Model. Although this thread is quite old, I’ll do my best to help you out. Have you checked if Alex was able to resolve their problem? If not, let’s try a troubleshooting step that might work for you too.

User2: Hello Jake, it seems that Apqk95 is also having issues with the same model washer. As you’ve mentioned, it’s been a while since Alex was active in this thread, so we can’t rely on their response. Apqk95, before we proceed, please let us know if you’ve already gone through the steps that Jake mentioned earlier. One important step would be to enter the diagnostics and retrieve any error codes, and then clear them. Many users have reported starting problems or issues with the lid lock blinking, so this might be a good place to start troubleshooting.

5. What is the suggested replacement part for the shift actuator?

The suggested replacement part for the shift actuator is the Shift Actuator W10006355, which can be conveniently ordered here.

Closing Remarks On Amana Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry!

Undeniably, an Amana washer that won’t spin-dry clothes is disappointing. It is, however, not all gloom as you can fix it DIY. It starts with diagnosing the cause and is likely to be one of the nine I’ve shared. And, of course, you can use the shared tips to fix it.

From examining the transmission and checking for continuity to identifying potential causes such as machine noise or water drainage problems, we’ll cover every aspect of diagnosing and fixing the issue. We’ll discuss ways to interpret data sheets, understand circuit control panels, and even include helpful videos to assist you in tackling this problem effectively.

Diagnosing Spinning Issues

Lid Switch Malfunctions

A faulty lid switch can be the culprit behind your Amana top load washer not spinning. When the lid switch malfunctions, it fails to signal the washer that the lid is securely closed, preventing the spin cycle from initiating. It’s crucial to check for any defects or malfunctions in the lid switch when troubleshooting spinning issues. To troubleshoot and replace a faulty lid switch:

  • Unplug the washer and locate the lid switch.

  • Test it using a multimeter to determine if it’s working properly.

  • If defective, carefully remove and replace with a new one.

Drive Belt Wear

Wear and tear on the drive belt can lead to problems with your Amana top load washer’s spin cycle. Over time, this essential component may stretch or become damaged, affecting its ability to rotate at optimal speeds during spinning. Regularly inspecting the drive belt for signs of wear or stretching is important for ensuring smooth operation. To replace a worn-out drive belt:

  • Unplug the washer and access the rear panel.

  • Remove any components obstructing access to the drive belt.

  • Carefully detach and replace with a new drive belt.

Motor Coupler Failure

A broken motor coupler can cause your Amana top load washer to stop spinning altogether. This critical part connects the motor to the transmission, enabling efficient rotation during spin cycles. Promptly diagnosing and replacing a faulty motor coupler is imperative for restoring proper functionality in your washing machine. To troubleshoot and replace a failed motor coupler:

  • Unplug your appliance before beginning any repairs.

  • Access and examine both ends of the motor coupler carefully.

  • If broken or damaged, proceed by removing and replacing it with a new one.

Unbalanced Loads

Unbalanced loads are another common factor disrupting spin cycles in top load washers like those manufactured by Amana. Improper distribution of clothes within the drum can result in uneven weight distribution during spinning, leading to instability and ultimately halting the process entirely or causing excessive vibration throughout operation — which could damage other components over time as well! Avoid unbalanced loads by evenly distributing clothes within the drum prior to starting each wash cycle.

Troubleshooting Washer Components

Door Lock Switch

When the amana top load washer is not spinning, a malfunctioning door lock switch could be to blame. The door lock switch plays a crucial role in ensuring that the spin cycle operates smoothly. If this component is defective or has loose connections, it can prevent the washer from entering the spin cycle. To troubleshoot this issue, start by checking the door lock switch for any visible defects or loose wiring connections. You may need to refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific instructions on how to access and inspect this component.

If you notice any issues with the door lock switch, it’s essential to replace it promptly. Begin by disconnecting the power supply to the washer and then carefully remove and replace the faulty door lock switch with a new one according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Defective Stator and Rotor

Issues with the stator and rotor components of your amana top load washer can also lead to spinning problems. These parts are integral to facilitating smooth rotation during the spin cycle. It’s important to inspect these components for any signs of damage or malfunctioning parts that could be inhibiting their proper function.

Diagnosing defective stator or rotor components involves closely examining them for visible damage such as cracks, wear, or broken pieces. If you identify any issues with these parts, replacing them may be necessary. Referencing your appliance’s manual will provide guidance on safely accessing and removing these components before installing new ones.

Motor Control Board Issues

The motor control board is another critical element that affects spinning action in your amana top load washer . Problems with this component can disrupt its ability to enter into or maintain an effective spin cycle operation due to burnt-out circuits or damaged elements on its surface.

To address motor control board issues effectively, begin by carefully examining it for any visible signs of damage such as burnt areas or visibly damaged circuits/components. Depending on what you find during inspection, troubleshooting steps might involve testing individual circuits using appropriate tools before deciding whether replacement is necessary.

Understanding Washer Settings

Delicate and Hand Wash Options

It’s crucial to use the appropriate wash settings. Selecting the wrong cycle for delicate items can lead to the washer being too rough, causing damage and affecting spinning performance. For instance, using a regular or heavy-duty cycle for delicate items may result in tangling or stretching of fabrics, leading to ineffective spinning.

To utilize the delicate and hand wash options effectively, always read clothing labels for specific care instructions. When washing delicates, choose a gentle setting with slow agitation to prevent damage and ensure proper spinning. Consider using a mesh laundry bag for extra protection during washing cycles.

It’s also important to remember that overloading the washer with delicate items can hinder effective spinning. To avoid this issue, follow load capacity recommendations provided in the user manual.

Low or No Spin Selections

Selecting low or no spin options can significantly impact how well your washer spins clothes at the end of a cycle. These settings are particularly useful when dealing with sensitive fabrics that require minimal agitation and spinning action.

Understanding when to use these settings is crucial for maintaining garment quality while ensuring adequate water removal from clothes after washing cycles. For example, if you’re washing waterproof or water-resistant outerwear, opting for a low spin selection prevents excessive stress on fabric fibers while still removing excess moisture effectively.

Choosing the right spin selection based on laundry needs involves considering factors such as fabric type, soiling level, and garment care instructions. Always refer to clothing labels for guidance on recommended wash settings.

Addressing Drainage Problems

Proper Drain Hose Setup

The drain hose’s proper setup is crucial. An incorrectly installed or positioned drain hose can hinder the spinning function of the washer. If the hose is too far down the standpipe, it may cause siphoning, leading to drainage issues and affecting spinning. To ensure optimal performance, check that the drain hose is positioned at a height where it’s neither too deep nor too high in the standpipe.

It’s essential to inspect and adjust the drain hose for optimal performance regularly. First, ensure that there are no kinks or bends in the hose that could obstruct water flow during draining. Next, check if there are any blockages within the hose itself; sometimes debris can accumulate inside, impeding proper drainage and causing spinning problems. By maintaining a clear and unobstructed path for water to exit through the drain hose, you can help prevent drainage-related issues from affecting your washer’s spinning function.

Clogged or Kinked Hoses

Clogged or kinked hoses can significantly impede water drainage and affect spinning action in your Amana top load washer. Regularly inspecting these hoses for any signs of blockages or restrictions plays a vital role in ensuring smooth operation during each wash cycle. If you notice any clogs or kinks in these hoses, addressing them promptly will help improve overall washing machine performance.

To address this issue effectively:

  • Check all hoses connected to your Amana top load washer for any signs of clogging.

  • Carefully straighten out any kinks present in these hoses to allow unimpeded water flow.

  • Consider using a pipe cleaner or similar tool to remove stubborn debris causing blockages within these hoses.

Resolving Power and Error Codes

Power Failure Recovery

Power outages or interruptions can cause your Amana top load washer to stop spinning temporarily. It’s important to reset the washer after such events to resume normal operation. When the power supply is disrupted, the washer’s spinning cycle may be affected, leading to issues with clothes not being properly washed or dried.

To recover from a power failure, start by unplugging the washer for a few minutes before plugging it back in. This simple step can often reset the machine and resolve any temporary disruptions caused by power fluctuations. After resetting, run a short washing cycle without any clothes to ensure that everything is functioning as it should.

Another way of recovering from a power failure is by pressing certain buttons on the control panel in a specific sequence. For example, you might need to press and hold the “Start” button for several seconds or go through a combination of button presses as per your Amana washer’s user manual.

Deciphering Flashing Lights

Understanding error codes indicated by flashing lights on your Amana top load washer is crucial when dealing with spinning issues. Common error codes related to spinning problems include those indicating unbalanced loads, motor malfunctions, or drainage issues.

When interpreting flashing light patterns on your Amana washer, refer to its user manual for specific guidance on what each pattern indicates. In some cases, different combinations of lights may represent distinct error codes associated with various components of the machine.

For instance:

  • Two flashes followed by a pause could indicate an unbalanced load.

  • Three quick flashes might signal a motor malfunction.

  • Continuous flashing without pauses could point towards drainage problems.

Detergent and Suds Management

Non-HE Detergent Use

Using non-high-efficiency (HE) detergent in your amana top load washer can significantly impact its spinning action. HE detergents are specifically designed to work with high-efficiency washers, including top load models. When non-HE detergents are used, they tend to create more suds, which can interfere with the washer’s spinning function.

Selecting and using the correct detergent is crucial for optimizing the spinning performance of your Amana top load washer. Look for detergents labeled as “HE” or “high efficiency.” These detergents are formulated to produce fewer suds, ensuring that your washer operates smoothly without any hindrance during the spin cycle. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on the amount of detergent to use per wash cycle to prevent excessive suds formation.

Suds Build-Up Solutions

Excessive suds can pose a significant challenge to the spinning function of your Amana top load washer. When there is an abundance of suds during the wash cycle, it becomes difficult for the machine to effectively drain water and initiate the spinning process. Addressing suds build-up is essential in preventing potential spinning problems with your washer.

Reducing and eliminating suds during each wash cycle is key to maintaining optimal performance from your Amana top load washing machine. To achieve this, consider reducing the amount of detergent used per load according to manufacturer recommendations or switch to an even lower-sudsing detergent formula if you consistently experience sud-related issues.

Load Management Strategies

Overloading Prevention

Overloading your Amana top load washer can lead to various issues, including the machine not spinning properly. When you exceed the manufacturer’s recommended capacity, it strains the motor and hinders the spinning action. Imagine trying to run with a heavy backpack; it slows you down and makes movement difficult. Similarly, overloading forces the washer’s motor to work harder, affecting its ability to spin efficiently. To prevent this issue, always adhere to the recommended load capacity specified in your Amana washer’s manual.

To avoid overloading problems, distribute clothes evenly inside the drum before starting a wash cycle. For example, if you’re washing towels or jeans, intersperse them with lighter items like t-shirts or socks for better weight distribution. Refrain from cramming too many clothes into a single load—this will allow ample space for proper agitation and spinning during each wash cycle.

Load Balancing Techniques

Unevenly distributed laundry within your top load washer can significantly impact its spinning performance. If heavier items like jeans or sweatshirts are grouped together on one side of the drum while lighter garments are on another side, it can cause an imbalance during spinning cycles. This imbalance may result in excessive vibrations and even prevent proper spinning altogether.

To address this issue effectively:

  • Open the lid of your Amana top load washer mid-cycle.

  • Check if there is uneven distribution of laundry within the drum.

  • If so, manually redistribute clothes by moving heavier items across from lighter ones until they are more evenly balanced.

Maintenance Tips for Longevity

Regular Cleaning Practices

Regular cleaning is crucial to ensure that your Amana top load washer continues to function optimally. Dirt, debris, and detergent residue can build up over time and affect the spinning action of the washer. When these substances accumulate, they can interfere with the balance of the machine during the spin cycle, causing it not to spin properly.

To improve spinning efficiency, start by cleaning the agitator—the central post inside the washer tub. Use a mild detergent solution and a soft brush to remove any built-up grime or residue that may be hindering its movement. Clean around and under the agitator to prevent any obstructions.

Next, pay attention to the washer’s drain pump filter. This component can easily get clogged with lint, hair, or small objects left in pockets. A clogged filter restricts water flow during draining and affects spinning performance. Regularly removing and cleaning this filter will help maintain optimal functioning.

Lastly, don’t forget about maintaining a clean exterior as well. Wipe down all surfaces of your Amana top load washer regularly using a damp cloth and mild soap to prevent dirt buildup that could potentially affect its overall operation.

Routine Component Checks

In addition to regular cleaning practices, it’s essential to inspect various components of your top load washer routinely for signs of wear or damage. Worn or faulty parts such as belts or pulleys can significantly contribute to problems during the spin cycle.

Start by checking on belts—these are critical components responsible for transferring power from the motor to other moving parts within your washing machine. Over time, belts may become worn out or loose due to constant use; therefore regular inspections are necessary.

Another important component is the lid switch which ensures that if an individual opens their washing machine while it’s still running with water inside it stops immediately – preventing accidents from happening like getting injured when reaching into an active appliance! Checking this part frequently guarantees safety measures are always in place.

Furthermore check on other key components such as suspension rods/shock absorbers which play a vital role in stabilizing loads during spinning cycles ensuring smooth operations without excessive vibration.

Professional Repair or Replacement

When to Call a Technician

If your amana top load washer is not spinning, there are certain indicators that may suggest the need for professional assistance. If the troubleshooting steps you’ve attempted have been unsuccessful in resolving the spin cycle issue, it might be time to call a technician. If you notice any signs of underlying problems beyond what can be addressed through DIY repair, seeking expert help becomes crucial.

For instance, if you’ve checked for common issues such as unbalanced loads and obstructions but still can’t get the washer to spin properly, this could indicate more significant problems with internal components. In such cases, it’s best to enlist the expertise of a professional repair technician who can accurately diagnose and address these complex issues.

Another sign that suggests the need for professional intervention is visible damage to critical parts of the washing machine. If you notice physical wear and tear on components like belts or pulleys during your troubleshooting process, it’s advisable to seek expert help rather than attempting further repairs on your own.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Repair vs. Replacement

When faced with a malfunctioning washer that refuses to spin properly, conducting a cost-benefit analysis between repair and replacement becomes essential. Factors such as the age of the appliance and its overall condition should be considered when deciding whether to opt for repairing or replacing it.

It’s important to evaluate repair costs versus purchasing a new appliance. For example, if your amana top load washer has been in use for several years and requires extensive repairs due to motor or transmission issues causing it not to spin, investing in these repairs might not be financially prudent compared to buying a new unit altogether.

Consider individual circumstances when making this decision. If frequent breakdowns have become an ongoing issue with your current washer despite previous repair attempts or maintenance efforts discussed earlier in this guide about “Maintenance Tips for Longevity,” opting for replacement could provide better long-term value and peace of mind.


You’ve now equipped yourself with the knowledge to troubleshoot and address spinning issues with your Amana top load washer. By understanding the various components, settings, and maintenance tips, you’re better prepared to tackle common problems that may arise. Remember to check for drainage issues, manage detergent and suds effectively, and optimize your load management strategies for improved performance.

If problems persist despite your efforts, don’t hesitate to seek professional repair or consider a replacement. Your washer plays a crucial role in your household, so ensuring its optimal functioning is essential. With these insights, you can now take charge of resolving spinning issues and keep your Amana top load washer running smoothly for the long haul.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Amana top load washer not spinning?

If your Amana top load washer is not spinning, it could be due to a faulty lid switch, worn-out drive belt, or a malfunctioning motor coupling. Check these components for wear and tear and consider consulting a professional for further diagnosis.

How can I troubleshoot the spinning issues with my Amana top load washer cw3303w?

Start by checking for unbalanced loads, ensuring proper leveling of the machine, and examining the drive belt and motor coupling. Clean the drain pump filter to remove any clogs that may impede proper drainage. If issues persist, seek professional assistance.

What are some common reasons for drainage problems in an Amana top load washer?

Clogged drain hoses or pump filters are frequent culprits behind drainage issues in Amana washers. Obstructions within the drain system or excessive suds from using too much detergent can also lead to poor drainage performance.

How can I effectively manage detergent, suds, and spin speeds in my Amana top load washer?

To prevent excessive sudsing in your Amana washer, use high-efficiency (HE) detergents specifically designed for use in high-efficiency machines. Avoid overloading with detergent as this can lead to excess suds formation during the wash cycle.

When should I consider professional repair or replacement for my Amana top load washer, rotor, stator?

If you’ve exhausted troubleshooting options without success or if your washing machine exhibits persistent mechanical issues such as motor failure or significant structural damage, it’s advisable to consult a qualified technician to assess whether repair or replacement is more cost-effective.