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Amana1

02:48PM | 10/13/08
Member Since: 10/12/08
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I have an Amana washer machine model # LW8203W2; manufacture code PLW8203W2B that howls and leaks. I plan to replace both the upper and lower bearings and install seal kits. This is my first appliance repair. I have done many mechanical repairs so I am comfortable tackling this project. Are there any instructions and special tools I can access to make this go faster and smoother?

DanO

07:30PM | 10/13/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I plan to replace both the upper and lower bearings and install seal kits. This is my first appliance repair. **

Ah, there's nothing like getting right out of medical school and going right into the operating room and performing brain vascular surgery wearing boxing gloves?

Most service technicians *even with experience* don't like doing that job (see the following link - although about a slightly earlier Amana model). It could easily take a *trained* and properly equipped service technician 1.5 - 2.5+ hours to complete.

- Mailbag: Amana Washer Leaks

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/2pvclz

You really might want to consider otherwise.

** Are there any instructions **

Not detailed nor for your exact model other than in a service manual for it. The hub and seal kit should come with installation instructions though (see the following link).

- Amana LW8203W2 Hub and Seal Kit

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=768887

- Sealant

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=469080

- Bearing

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=549695

- Hex Wrench

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=483387

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Amana+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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