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 16 (click to view)
IF SOMETHING DOESN'T WORK ?
Problems The machine vibrates or is too noisy Solutions Check that : all the transit bolts and packing have been removed. all the feet resting firmly on the ground, the lock nuts have been secrured. the machine does not touch something. the load is sufficent.
The machine empties as it fills
Check that : the end of the drain hose is not too low.
There is water on the floor
Check that : there is not too much detergent or unsuitable detergent. The formation of foam can cause water leaks. one of the detergent dispenser is not obstructed. the drain hose is well hanged. if one of the joints or the tap leaking ? it is not always easy to see as the leak often runs along the hose. is the drain filter cover properly closed ?
Softener detergent flows out the overflow orifice
Check that : you have respected the adviced quantities. check that the siphons located at the back of the detergent dispenser are not obstructed.