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 9 (click to view)
CAUTION â Accessible parts may be hot when the grill is in use. Young children should be kept away.
When you first operate the grill you may hear some sounds as the burner heats up, this is quite normal and is not a fault on the appliance.
USING THE GRILL
â¢ Push in the control knob and turn to the large flame symbol (highest setting). Press the ignition button immediately. When the burner has lit release the control and ignition button, adjust the setting as required.
THINGS TO NOTE
â¢ Some smoke from fat splashes may be evident as the grill cleans itself. Never cover the grill pan or grid with foil as this can lead to grill fires.
THE GRILL PAN AND HANDLE
The grill pan requires assembly before use (see Fig. 1).
Ensure the handle is correctly located. Fig.1 NOTE: Taptite screws are used to secure the handle. These are thread forming screws and sufficient pressure must be applied to allow the screws to produce a thread in the plunged holes.
The grill pan is designed so that you can pull it forward but it will stay supported. To remove the pan push it back as far as possible and lift it off. Replace it in reverse order.
Place the grill pan on the shelf so that the pan is positioned centrally beneath the grill.