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.
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The Control Panel
TURBODRY 1 000
FAST COLOUREDS C NON FAST COLOUREDS D WHITES + PREVASH A WHITES B RINSES F FRESHEN UP G SPIN H STORE DRY Kg 2.5 90' Kg 1 60' IRON DRY Kg 2.5 70' Kg 1 50' MIXED FABRICS WOOL WORN ONCE DELICATES RINSES SPIN M
DRYING TIME VARIABLE SPIN PROGRAMME
WDA 1055 W
K P L Q R DRAIN S N N
STORE DRY SYNTHETICS Kg 2 110' Kg 1 70'
3 45 6
1 Programme guide 2 Drying time selector dial
Graduated up to 120 mins for cottons (black section) and synthetics, (grey section) this dial allows you to select the desired drying time according to the type and quantity of laundry and the required degree of dryness. Turn the dial clockwise only.
7 Spin speed selector dial
This dial allows you to select the desired spin speed or the following options: I = no spin. All the spinning phases are excluded. To be used for items that tend to wrinkle. If position is selected for cotton items (programmes 95Â°, 60Â° and 40Â°), the machine will perform an extra rinse (4 instead of 3). I = Rinse Hold. The water of the last rinse is not emptied out to prevent any creasing in the clothes if they are left damp in the drum. If you select the Rinse Hold option in an automatic washing & drying programme the machine will not dry. The spin speeds on the dial refer to cotton programmes. For mixed fabrics and wool, position 1000 or 1200 corresponds to 850, for delicates 650 rpm. Position 450 corresponds to 350 rpm for delicates.
To allow the laundry to cool down, a cooling phase starts automatically 10 minutes before the end of drying and this phase must in no circumstances be reduced or interrupted.
3 Drying indicator light
This light illuminates when the machine is drying.
4 Mains-on light
This light illuminates when the machine starts working and goes out when the ON/OFF button is released.
8 Programme selector dial
Turn the dial clockwise to select the required wash and drying programme. Before setting the dial to any position the machine must be switched off by depressing the ON/OFF button again.
5 On/Off button
By depressing this button the machine starts operating. When depressed again, the machine stops.
6 HALF LOAD button
Select this button to reduce water consumption on the rinse cycle when washing a smaller load of cottons or linens (maximum load size = 2.5 kg).