Whilst this is a photo copy, and some of the pages are a little askew, it was all readable and intact. A real bonus finding an old manual for a classic piece of kit that no other site had.
Thanks to Owner-Manuals.com! This manual was exactly what I needed. As Amana was purchased by Maytag and later by Whirlpool, there was no way to receive it from their websites. I was lucky to find this resource.
Text excerpt from page 18 (click to view)
4. Switch the machine on
Before washing your first load of laundry, we recommend that you run a cotton cycle at 60Â°C, with the machine empty, in order to remove any manufacturing residue from the drum and tub. Pour half a measure of detergent into the main wash compartment and start up the machine.
To switch the machine on, press the ON/OFF button : the mains-on light comes on.
If the programme selector dial is on the RESET O position, three flashing dashes will be displayed. If the programme selector dial is positioned on a wash programme, a flashing zero will be displayed.
1. Place the laundry in the drum
Open the door. Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a time, shaking them out as much as possible. Close the door.
5. Select the desired programme
Turn the programme selector dial to the desired position: the lights corresponding to the different phases making up the selected programme light on.
5Â° 9 EÂ° 0 6
Prewash Main wash Rinses Stop with water in the tub Drain
2. Measure out the detergent
Pull out the dispenser drawer until it stops. Measure out the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer in a graduated cup and pour it into the main wash compartment . If you wish to carry out the prewash, pour detergent into the appropriate compartment marked .
4 0 Â°E 4 Â° 6 0 30Â°
3 4 C
The duration of the programme appears on the display.
3. Measure out the additives
If required, pour fabric softener into the compartment marked , and bleach into the compartment marked without exceeding the Â«MAXÂ» mark.
6. Select the spin speed or option
Depress the spin speed button required speed or option : the corresponding light comes on.
1000 850 650 450