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 19 (click to view)
If the filter is blocked and the machine is unable to drain you will need to drain the water manually from the machine at this stage. To do this, unhook the drain hose from the standpipe or sink and hold the end of the hose over a bowl on the floor. The water should drain by gravity into the bowl. When the bowl is full, hook the hose back up and empty the bowl. Repeat the procedure until water stops flowing out. Unscrew and remove the filter.
Clean the filters using a hard bristle brush. Tighten up the inlet hoses.
The dangers of freezing
If the machine is exposed to temperatures below 0Â°C, certain precautions should be taken. â Turn off the water taps. â Unscrew the inlet hoses. â Unhook the drain hose from the rear support and position the end of this hose and that of the inlet hoses in a bowl. Run the draining programme. â Disconnect the appliance. â Screw the inlet hoses and reposition the drain hose. â When you intend to start the machine up again, make sure that the room temperature is above 0Â°C.
Clean carefully under a fast running tap.
When the appliance is in use and depending on the programme selected there can be hot water in the filter. Never remove the filter during a wash cycle, always wait until the appliance has finished the cycle, and is empty. When replacing the filter, ensure it is securely retightened so as to stop leaks and young children being able to remove it.
The water inlet filters
If your water is very hard or contains traces of lime deposit, the water inlet filters may become clogged. It is therefore a good idea to clean them from time to time. Turn off the water taps. Unscrew the water inlet hoses.