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 6 (click to view)
Once normal power is restored: A) If the freezer is full and the stoppage has been less than Â«Time for temperature RiseÂ» indicated for each model in the Â«Technical FeaturesÂ» section, then no damage will have been caused to the food. B) If the freezer is not full, the cold will be lost more quickly. If the food has not started to thaw, then follow the instructions in Â«AÂ».
near to already frozen food. Â Wrap the food up properly or place it in hermethic recipies before introducing it into the freezer. Â Do not introduce any hot food into the freezer. Â Food and drinks of a strong flavour may pass this on to others and affect their flavour. Wrap them up adequately or put them into tight closing bags. Â Follow the instructions given in the cook books, freezing books and wrapping utensiles for better conservation of food. Â In some models, on the freezer inner door there is usually an schematic showing the conservation time (in months) for the different types of food. It will also depend on the food quality in the moment of freezing and on the specific instructions on packages.
C) If the food has begun to thaw, use them up as quickly as possible, or cook them and refreeze them.
Â Do not introduce any new food during a freezing period. Â Do not put any newly introduced food for freezing
This compartment is for storing drinks and fresh food products. The temperature inside is very evenly distributed. Make sure food does not touch the back wall, since behind this surface is where the cold is generated and food could bee partially frozen. Also, this can impede the circulation of cold air. This appliance is provided with an automatic defrosting system. Consequently you will sometimes notice a thin layer of ice or drops of water on the rear wall.
Prior to undertaking any maintenance operation, be sure to unplug the appliance.
Defrosting of the freezer
The inner walls of the freezer become gradually covered with a layer of frost keeping in mind not to open the door frequently and keeping the food wrapped up in closed bags. Whenever the thickness of ice reaches 5 mm. the frost should be removed. Here to proceed as follows: 1... Remove all food staffand place it in the coolest possible place.. 2Â Place the Plastic Scraper (supplied with the appliance) into the existing slot above the plinth See Fig.7). 3Â Place a bowl under the outlet to collect the water. 4Â Pull out the drawers and the upper tray. 5Â Under no circumstances should you try and tear off the ice formed, wait for it to melt away.
6Â Once the ice is eliminated and the appliance is clean and dry, remove the plastic scraper and replace the drawers and the upper tray. 7Â Plug in the appliance.