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 13 (click to view)
When building in ceramic glass cooking areas the front cross-rail of the build-in cupboard must be removed in order to have the heat radiating off escape without any obstacles. The space under the hob unit must be closed at all sides in a way that the lower side of the cooking area is no longer accessible. The distance from the hob to the furniture part under the hob must at least amount to 20 mm. If needed, please fix an insulation. Drawers must not be located under a hotplate. The distance from the hob to a high cupboard beside right or left must at least amount 55 mm, to the back wall at least amount 55 mm. With regard to the protection against overheating of surrounding furniture surfaces this appliance corresponds to type Y (EN 60335). This appliance or the built-in cupboard for the appliance respectively may be located with the rear wall and one side wall to whatever high walls or furniture respectively and with the other side to another appliance or furniture of the same height as this appliance. Built-in dimensions The opening in the worktop must correspond to commercial dimensions. The hints required are given in the dimension sketch. Built-in Cut out the worktop acc. to prescribed cutout size. The tolerance sizes must not be exceeded. Do precisely saw at the mark line. Recommendation: Mark the cut-out with a steel needle. Glue something on the line in order to avoid shattering of the coat when cutting. With tile-coated worktop areas the slits in the supporting area for the cooking area must be filled up completely. Clean the worktop in the cutout area. From the top lay the cooking area into the cutout, adjust concentrically and firmly press down. Check the sealing in the supporting frame for perfect seating and resting without a gap. Please do not apply additional silicone sealing material, the closure will make it harder to dismantle in case 13
of need for service, and may damage the worktop if removing the hob. 5 holes in the bottom of the build-in case are provided for the screws of the fitting plates. At first screw on the fitting plates by a screwdriver and afterwards regularly tighten the plates alternatively and diagonally offset, until the frame of the cooking area is perfectly laying on the worktop. Over-tightening must be avoided! Electric screwdrivers or pusher airscrews must be exclusively used with slip clutch (setting value 1 -1.1 Nm).