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 5 (click to view)
Measuring the temperature
If the temperature is measured using a standard, single thermometer, this should be put in a glass of water centrally placed inside the cabinet. This will reflect the temperature inside the food products. Do not place the thermometer hanging or lying directly on the shelf.
Â· Â· Â· Â· Distribute foodstuffs to allow cold air to circulate freely between the products. Do not place food products directly against the cooling plate on the rear wall since they may freeze in this case. Also never put warm products into the cabinet. Wait until they have cooled down. Cover all foods properly to avoid odours and flavours from tainting other food.
Set the thermostat control to the "0" position. Unplug the power supply plug from the wall socket or, alternatively, remove the fuse.
The shelves and door compartments are removable and can easily be re-arranged. Certain shelves must be lifted up by the rear edge to enable them to be removed. The lower door compartment and the glass shelf above the vegetable drawer must not be moved. They are required for proper air circulation inside the cabinet. Shelves with a raised edge should be placed with the raised edge facing the rear wall of the cabinet, and thus prevent food products from touching the cooling plate.