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)
Important! Every time you drain the water through the emergency emptying hose you must pour 2 litres of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer and then run the drain programme. This will activate the ECO valve avoiding that part of the detergent remains unused with your next washing. The pump should be inspected if â¢ the machine does not empty and/or spin â¢ the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc. blocking the pump. Proceed as follows: â¢ Disconnect the appliance. â¢ If necessary wait until the water has cooled down. â¢ Open the pump door.
â¢ Remove any objects from the pump impeller by rotating it.
â¢ Put the cap back on the emergency emptying hose and place the latter back in its seat.
â¢ Screw the pump guard fully in. â¢ Close the pump door.
Water inlet filter
â¢ Place a container close to the pump to collect any spillage. â¢ Release the emergency emptying hose, place it in the container and remove its cap. â¢ When no more water comes out, unscrew the pump guard and remove it. Always keep a rag nearby to dry up spillage of water when removing the pump guard.
If you notice that the machine is taking longer to fill, check that the filter in the water inlet hose is not blocked. Turn off the water tap. Unscrew the hose from the tap. Clean the filter with a stiff brush. Screw the hose back onto the tap.