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 7 (click to view)
All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appliance. You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can be refitted if the machine ever has to be transported again. 1. Using a spanner, unscrew and remove the two rear bottom screws. Slide out the two plastic pins. 6. Set the machine upright and remove the remaining rear screw. Slide out the relevant pin. 7. Plug all the holes with the plugs which you will find in the envelope containing the instruction booklet.
Positioning and levelling
2. Lay the machine on its back, taking care not to squash the hoses. This can be avoided by placing one of the corner packing pieces between the machine and the floor. 3. Remove the polystyrene block(s) from the bottom of the machine. Unscrew and remove the four feet. Release the two plastic bags. 4. Very carefully slide out the left polythene bag, removing it towards the right and then downwards.
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Install the machine on a flat hard floor. Make sure that air circulation around the machine is not impeded by carpets, rugs etc. Check that the machine does not touch the wall or other kitchen units. Carefully level by screwing the adjustable feet in or out. Never place cardboard, wood or similar materials under the machine to compensate for any unevenness in the floor.
Connect the water inlet hose to a tap with a 3/4" thread. The other end of the inlet hose which connects to the machine can be turned in any direction. Simply loosen the fitting, rotate the hose and retighten the fitting, making sure there are no water leaks.
5. Very carefully slide out the right polythene bag, removing it towards the left and then upwards.