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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Mechanical Minute Minder (Fig.3)
The Minute Minder can be set for a maximum period of 60 minutes. Turn the Minute Minder Knob clockwise until the maximum setting is reached, then turn it back to the required cooking time. When the timed period is up, an acoustic alarm will sound. The Minute Minder does not affect the oven operation, and does not switch off the oven when the acoustic alarm comes on.
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The Safety Thermostat
This oven is provided with a safety thermostat. In case of malfunctioning of the main thermostat, and consequent over-heating, the safety device will stop the power supply to the appliance. If this happens, call your local Service Centre. Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself. FIG. 3 FO 2456
When cooking meat, the grease filter must be fitted over the oven fan by clipping it over the vents in the back panel. This will prevent a built-up of fat on the fan impellor. Do not use abrasive materials to clean the seal. The grease filter is dishwasher proof. When cooking is completed and the oven has cooled down, remove the filter by pushing the protruding tongue on the filter upward.
The Cooling Fan for the Controls
This oven is provided with a cooling fan, meant to keep the front panel, the knobs and the oven door handle cool. This fan may run on after the oven or grill is switched off, until a normal temperature is reached.
When the oven is first installed F
Once the oven has been installed: a) set the thermostat knob to MAX; b) switch the oven function control knob to conventional cooking ( ); c) allow the oven to run empty for approximately 45 minutes; d) open a window for ventilation. During this time, an unpleasant odour may be emitted. This is absolutely normal, and is caused by residues of manufacturing. Once this operation is carried out, let the oven cool down, then clean the oven cavity with a soft cloth soaked in warm soapy water. Before cooking for the first time, carefully wash the shelf and the dripping pan.
To open the oven door, always catch the handle in its central part.