Whirlpool 3XWTW5705 Service manual

This Base Manual covers
new double front panel series,
Top Load Wash Machines.
Refer to individual Technical Sheet
for specific information on models.
Service
Top Load Washer
Service Manual for
Amana®
This manual is to be used by qualified appliance
technicians only. Amana does not assume any
responsibility for property damage or personal
injury for improper service procedures done by
an unqualified person.
RS3100007
Revision 0
October 1999
Table of Contents
Disassembly Procedures
Control Hood Assembly .......................................... 17
Control Hood End Panels ........................................ 17
Electronic Control .................................................... 17
Timer ....................................................................... 17
Temperature and Speed Switch .............................. 18
Pressure Switch ...................................................... 19
Rocker Switch ......................................................... 19
Graphic Panel ......................................................... 19
Loading Door .......................................................... 19
Agitator .................................................................... 20
Agitator, Drive Bell and Seal Assembly ................... 20
Installing Drive Bell .................................................. 21
Service Access Panel ............................................. 22
Front Panel ............................................................. 22
Motor and Mounting Bracket ................................... 22
Pump and Belt Removal ......................................... 23
Reassembly of Pump and Belt ................................ 23
Motor Disassembly ................................................. 24
Idler lever and Pulley ............................................... 24
Motor Drive Belt ...................................................... 24
Motor Switch ........................................................... 24
Cabinet Top ............................................................. 25
Door Switch ............................................................. 25
Mixing Valve ............................................................ 25
Tub Cover and Gasket ............................................ 26
Washtub and Balance Ring ..................................... 26
Outer Tub ................................................................ 26
Drive Pulley, Helix and Brake .................................. 27
Weldment and Bearing Assembly ........................... 28
Transmission Assembly .......................................... 29
Upper Bearing Assembly ........................................ 29
Friction Ring ............................................................ 29
Appendix A
Installation Instructions (New Graphics) ................. A-2
Appendix B
Owner's Manual (New Graphics) ........................... B-2
Appendix C
Owner's Manual (Old Graphics) ............................. C-2
Important Information ................................................... 3
Important Safety Information ........................................ 4
General Information
Proper Grounding and Polarization of
120 Volts Wall Outlets ............................................ 5
Grounding Instructions .............................................. 5
General Operation Definition ..................................... 6
Component Testing Information ................................... 7
Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic ........................ 9
Troubleshooting Procedures
No hot water. ........................................................... 12
No cold water. ......................................................... 12
No warm water. ....................................................... 12
Water fill does not stop at proper level. ................... 13
Timer does not advance. ......................................... 13
Motor does not operate. .......................................... 13
Washer smokes, overheats, and cycles on
protector or switch actuator kicks in and out. ....... 14
No agitation. ............................................................ 14
Constant agitation. .................................................. 14
Slow spin or no spin. ............................................... 15
Constant spin. ......................................................... 15
Washer stops in middle of cycle or quits after
a couple loads–intermittent. ................................. 15
Washer locks-up or binding. ................................... 16
Outer tub does not empty. ....................................... 16
Excessive vibration. ................................................ 16
Water leaking from outer tub................................... 16
Amana Appliances Inc. • 2800 220thTrail • Amana, Iowa • 52204 • Printed in the U.S.A.
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Important Information
Pride and workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible,
however, that during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified
service technician who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the
proper tools, parts, testing instruments and the appropriate service manual. REVIEW ALL SERVICE INFORMATION
IN THE APPROPRIATE SERVICE MANUAL BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
Important Notices for Consumers and Servicers
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of serious injury or death, repairs should not be attempted by an unauthorized personnel, dangerous
conditions (such as exposure to electrical shock) may result.
!
CAUTION
Amana will not be responsible for any injury or property damage from improper service procedures. If performing
service on your own product, assume responsibility for any personal injury or property damage which may result.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance, please contact:
CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPT.
AMANA APPLIANCES, INC.
AMANA, IOWA 52204
OR
CALL
1-319-622-5511 or (1-800-843-0304)
and ask for
Consumer Affairs
If outside the United States contact:
AMANA
ATTN: CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPT
AMANA, IOWA 52204, USA
Telephone:
(319) 622-5511
Facsimile:
(319) 622-2180
TELEX: 4330076 AMANA
CABLE: "AMANA", AMANA, IOWA, USA
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
!
DANGER
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
!
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property
damage.
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Important Safety Information
!
• Install the washer according to the Installation
Instructions. All connections for water, drain,
electrical power and grounding must comply with
local codes and be made by licensed personnel
when required. Do not do it yourself unless you
know how!
• To reduce the risk of fire, clothes which have traces
of any flammable substances such as vegetable oil,
cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals,
thinner, etc. or anything containing wax or chemicals
such as in mops and cleaning cloths, must not be
put into the washer. These flammable substances
may cause the fabric to catch on fire by itself.
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the manufacturer of
the fabric softener or product.
• Keep your washer in good condition. Bumping or
dropping the washer can damage safety features. If
this occurs, have your washer checked by a
qualified service person.
• Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
• Be sure water connections have a shut-off valve and
that fill hose connections are tight. Close the shut-off
valves at the end of each wash day.
• Loading door must be closed any time the washer is
in operational fill, tumble, or spin. Do not attempt to
bypass the loading door switch by permitting the
washer to operate with the loading door open.
• Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions
on packages of laundry and cleaning aids. Heed all
warnings or precautions. To reduce the risk of
poisoning or chemical burns, keep them out of the
reach of children at all times (preferably in a locked
cabinet).
• Always follow the fabric care instructions supplied by
the garment manufacturer.
• Never operate the washer with any guards and/or
panels removed.
• Do not operate the washer with missing or broken
parts.
• Do not bypass any safety devices.
• Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate this
washer according to the manufacturer’s instructions
may result in conditions which can produce bodily
injury and/or property damage.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury
or death to persons when using your washer, follow
these basic precautions:
• Read all instructions before using the washer.
• Refer to the Grounding Instructions in the
Installation Manual for the proper grounding of the
washer.
• Do not wash articles that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable
or explosive substances as they give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
• Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash
water. These substances give off vapors that could
ignite or explode.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is
explosive. If the hot water system has not been
used for such a period, before using a washing
machine or combination washer-dryer, turn on all
hot water faucets and let the water flow from each
for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. The gas is flammable,
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
• Do not allow children to play on or in the washer.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
washer is used near children. This is a safety rule
for all appliances.
• Before the washer is removed from service or
discarded, remove the door to the washing
compartment.
• Do not reach into the washer if the wash tub is
moving.
• Do not install or store the washer where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather.
• Do not tamper with the controls.
• Do not repair or replace any part of the washer, or
attempt any servicing unless specifically
recommended in the User-Maintenance instructions
or in published user-repair instructions that you
understand and have the skills to carry out.
• To reduce the risk of an electric shock or fire, do not
use an extension cord or an adapter to connect the
washer to the electrical power source.
• Use your washer only for its intended purpose,
washing clothes.
• Always disconnect the washer from electrical supply
before attempting any service. Disconnect the
power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
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NOTE: The Warning and Important Safety Instructions
appearing in this manual are not meant to cover
all possible conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution and care must
be exercised when installing, maintaining, or
operating the washer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
the manufacturer about any problems or conditions you
do not understand.
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General Information
Explanation
Polarization–This means that the larger slot must be
neutral and the small slot must be hot (live).
Mispolarized–The outlet is miswired so that the larger slot
is hot (live) and the smaller slot is neutral.
Grounded–This means the round hole connection is connected to earth ground through a connection to the main
power panel.
Ungrounded–The round hole connection is not complete
to earth ground and/or the main power panel.
Model Identification
Thank you for purchasing this washer. Please read
these Installation Instructions thoroughly. This manual
provides proper maintenance information. Any
questions, call the Consumer Affairs Department at
1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. and 1-319-622-5511
outside the U.S.A.
Complete registration card and promptly return. If
registration card is missing, call the Consumer Affairs
Department. Appliance can also be registered through
out website www.amana.com.
Grounding Instructions
When contacting Amana Appliances, provide product
information. Product information is on the serial plate.
Record the following information.
Model Number:
___________________
Manufacturing Number:
___________________
S/N or Serial Number:
___________________
Date of Purchase:
___________________
Dealer's name and address:
___________________
! WARNING
• To avoid the risk of electrical shock or death, do
not alter the plug.
• Do not remove grounding prong when installing
grounded appliance in a home that does not have
three wire grounding receptacle. Under no
condition is grounding prong to be cut off or
removed. It is the personal responsibility of the
consumer to contact a qualified electrician and
have properly grounded three prong wall
receptacle installed in accordance with
appropriate electrical codes
• To avoid the risk of electrical shock or death, this
equipment must be grounded.
___________________________________________
NOTE: Translation may sometimes cause variations in
meaning. In all cases where meaning varies, the
most accurate meaning will be the English
version of this document.
This equipment MUST be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. This unit is equipped with a cord having
a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must
be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
Proper Grounding and Polarization of
120 Volts Wall Outlets
For the safety of our customers and the service
technician ALL appliances have a three–prong power
cord and MUST be connected to a properly polarized
AND grounded wall outlet.
Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if grounding
instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt
exists as to whether the equipment is properly
grounded.
This information was written for those who do not
understand grounding and polarization of a wall outlet.
A 120 volt wall outlet must always be wired as shown
below.
Do not use an extension cord. If the product power cord
is too short, have a qualified electrician install a threeslot receptacle. This unit should be plugged into a
separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical rating as
shown in the appropriate drawing. Models operate with a
120 supply voltage.
Ground
Neutral
L1
Neutral
side
Round
grounding
prong
115±12
V.A.C.
0
V.A.C.
115±12
V.A.C.
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General Information
After the wash agitation is completed, the timer
advances into the first spin. During spin, the motor
reverses turning in a clockwise direction to spin the
water out of the washtub. The combination of water,
washtub and load weight cause the drive belt tension on
the idler side of the belt to overtake the idler spring
pressure allowing the belt to slack on the opposite side.
This reduces the belt to pulley contact and allows
slipping between the belt and pulley.
General Operation Definition
The cycle begins with a wash fill. The water temperature
is determined by the temperature selector. While water
fills the washtub, a column of air is trapped in the
pressure bulb and hose. Air pressure continues to
increase as the washtub fills with water until the
pressure is enough to activate the pressure switch.
Pressure switch then causes the wash fill to stop and
agitation to begin. However, the loading door must be
closed for the washer to agitate or spin.
As water is removed by the direct drive pump and the
momentum of the washtub increases, the idler spring
tension gradually overcomes the belt tension removing
the belt slack. This eventually increases the belt to
pulley contact until maximum spin speed is achieved.
The washer uses a reversing type motor, a special drive
belt and an idler assembly. Idler assembly applies
tension to the outside of the drive belt.
During agitation, the motor runs in a counterclockwise
direction. The spring tension on the idler pulley applies
tension required to reduce the slack on the drive belt
and maintain maximum belt to motor pulley contact.
This eliminates belt slippage and ensures an efficient
wash action, even with extra large loads.
The drive pulley turns clockwise riding up the ramps of
the helix, exerting pressure on the brake and forcing it to
release from brake pads. The helix drives the input shaft
of the transmission, and when the input shaft turns in a
clockwise direction the roller clutch locks onto the shaft
causing the entire transmission assembly to turn. None
of the gears in the transmission are operating at this
time. The hub of the washtub is attached to the
transmission tube and rotates with the transmission
assembly. The centrifugal force created by the spinning
washtub causes water to be extracted from the clothes.
The belt drives the transmission drive pulley in a
counterclockwise direction. The pulley drives the helix
which is attached to the input shaft of the transmission.
This causes the input shaft to turn inside of a roller
clutch which is pressed into the transmission cover.
This roller clutch acts as a bearing in a counterclockwise
direction allowing the transmission gears to operate.
The transmission’s rack and pinion gear design
produces a 210° agitation stroke at the output shaft of
the transmission which drives the agitator. The brake
assembly remains locked during the agitation mode
since no pressure is applied to it by the transmission
drive pulley.
Temperature
switch
Water is introduced during the first spin to “SPRAY” the
garments and remove suds from them. The initial spin is
followed by rinse agitation to rinse away any detergent
residue. The washer fills and then agitates like the wash
portion of the cycle. Following rinse agitation, a final spin
extracts the rinse water from the clothes preparing them
for the dryer.
Pressure
switch
Timer
Mixing
valve
Agitator
Washtub
Plastic
outer
tub
Transmission
Pump
Motor
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Component Testing Information
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
Illustration
Component
Rocker switch
(Extra Rinse)
Test Procedure
Measure resistance of switch
positions:
Closed (ON position)
Open (OFF position)
Indicator light
Measure voltage at indicator light.
Signal switch
Measure resistance of the switch
turned to LOUD position.
Temperature switch
2
1
L1
Speed switch
2
C
L1
L2
Mixing valve
Timer
Continuity
Infinite
>1 Ω
1 MΩ
If line voltage is present and light does
not work replace light.
If no voltage is present at indicator light
check wiring.
Nominal 1155 Ω ± 5%
Disconnect wires from component to
properly measure the resistance of the
component.
Place switch in the following positions
and measure across the terminals
below:
L1-2
L1-1, L1-2, L2-2
L2-1, L2-L1, 1-2
Warm / Cold
L1-1, L1-2, 1-2
Cold / Cold
L1-1
Disconnect wires from component to
properly measure the resistance of the
component.
Place switch in the following positions
and measure across the terminals
shown below:
>1 Ω
Reg / Fast
Reg /Slow
Gentle / Fast
Gentle / Slow
>1 Ω
>1 Ω
>1 Ω
>1 Ω
Hot / Cold
Warm / Warm
L2
Results
L1-C, L2-C
L1-C, L2-2
L1-2, L2-C
L1-2, L2-2
Measure resistance of terminals on
each valve.
Resistance across each valve.
Verify input and output voltage is
present.
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>1 Ω
>1 Ω
>1 Ω
Approximately 1000 Ω ± 10%
Refer to specific model Technical Sheet
for timing sequence chart and functional
description of the component.
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Component Testing Information
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
Illustration
Component
Pressure switch
Test Procedure
Do not disconnect the pressure
hose from pressure switch to
perform measurements.
Measure resistance across the
following terminals on the pressure
switch:
Terminal 1 to 2
Terminal 1 to 3
Results
Refer to wiring diagram/schematic for
correct contacts.
Motor
Three types of motors
One speed
Two speed
Three speed
See following section “Internal Motor
Diagram and Schematic” for correct
wiring contacts.
Drain pump
Verify drain pump is not clogged or
damaged.
Remove clog and verify proper operation.
2
1
3
Continuity (no pressure)
Continuity (pressure)
Replace drain pump if damaged.
Brake pad
Transmission
assembly
If washtub does not stop spinning
within seven second after opening
loading door (no load).
Replace all three brake pads.
If brake pads makes noises.
Apply a thin layer of silicone on pads, see
Service Bulletin “ASQ−213−B“
Two type of transmissions:
640 rpm
710 rpm
Externally identical, must be identified by
part number.
If transmission locks-up during agitate cyle,
replace.
Drive belt
Two type of drive belts:
640 rpm
710 rpm
Refer to “Parts Manual”, to verify which
drive belt and pulley is required.
There are two different types of
pulley sizes as well.
Lid switch−SPST
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Disconnect wire terminals from
switch.
Test terminals with switch closed.
Test terminals with switch open.
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Continuity
Infinite
>1 Ω
1 MΩ
Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
Wire harness
connection
block
R
P
BR
W
BU
Y
White
Brown
START
BR
BU
Y
G
W
R
White
Red
RUN
Yellow
Blue
R
Red
Brown
Yellow
Blue
4P M
Yellow
Overload
protector
Aux.
Motor Assembly
(one speed motor)
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Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
BR
W
BU
Y
P
R
Wire harness
connection
block
White
Brown
Yellow
Red
Blue
White
RUN
BR
BU
Y
R
P
W
G
START
Violet
Red
Violet
Blue
Brown
Yellow
4P M
Yellow
Overload
protector
6P M
Aux.
Motor Assembly
(two speed motor)
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Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
G
BK
V
W-BK
BU
Y
W
R
OR
Black
White
Blue
Yellow
White/Black
RUN
BK
V
BU
W-BK
Y
W
PLUG
START
G
W/V
K
W/OR
BL
6P MAIN
8P MAIN
PROT
WHT-BLK
BLU
4P MAIN
WHITE
YEL
AUX
OR
R
Motor Assembly
(three speed motor)
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Troubleshooting Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
1. No hot water.
Possible Cause
Hot water supply faucet is closed.
Water supply is cold.
Kinked hot water inlet hose.
Clogged mixing valve screens, or screens in
inlet hose closes to supply faucet.
Clogged pressure hose.
Failed pressure switch.
Failed temperature switch.
Failed hot water side of mixing valve solenoid.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
Result
Open faucet.
Check water heater
Verify hot water hose is connected to hot side of inlet valve.
Straighten or replace hose.
Disconnect inlet hose and clean or replace screen.
Remove and clean or replace hose
Test switch and replace if failed.
Test switch and replace if failed.
Test solenoid and replace if failed.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
2. No cold water.
Possible Cause
Cold water supply faucet is closed.
Kinked hot water inlet hose.
Clogged mixing valve screens, or screens in
inlet hose closes to supply faucet.
Clogged pressure hose.
Failed pressure switch.
Failed temperature switch.
Failed cold water side of mixing valve solenoid.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
Remove and clean or replace hose
Test switch and replace if failed.
Test switch and replace if failed.
Test solenoid and replace if failed.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
3. No warm water.
Possible Cause
No hot water.
No cold water.
Failed mixing valve.
Result
See “No Hot Water” chart.
See “No Cold Water” chart.
Test mixing valve and replace if failed.
Result
Open faucet.
Straighten or replace hose.
Disconnect inlet hose and clean or replace screen.
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Troubleshooting Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
4. Water fill does not stop at proper level.
Possible Cause
Failed pressure switch.
Air leak in pressure hose
Water in pressure hose.
Broken, weak, or missing mixing valve
armature spring.
Sediment on or under mixing valve diaphragm,
failed diaphragm, or armature binding in
armature guide.
A siphoning action started in washer will cause
water to be siphoned from washer during cycle.
Caused by drain hose being lower than washer
cabinet top.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
5. Timer does not advance.
Possible Cause
Timer is designed to pause during fill periods.
Some cycles have pause (delicate cycle).
Loading door is open.
Washer will not fill.
Verify washer is not siphoning during rinse
cycle.
Failed timer.
Broken, loose, shorted, or incorrect wiring.
6. Motor does not operate.
Possible Cause
Power cord not plugged in, blown fuse or
tripped circuit breaker at circuit panel.
Loading door not closed or failed switch.
Motor overload protector has cycled.
Binding in upper or lower motor bearings.
Motor is dead, electrical power is present.
Motor start functions fail or motor only hums.
Timer improperly set.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
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Result
Test switch and replace if failed.
Replace pressure hose.
Blow air through hose to remove water.
Replace mixing valve.
Replace mixing valve.
Install No. 526P3 Siphon Break Kit. Provide an air gap around
drain hose and drain receptacle. Install No. 36878 Standpipe
Adapter.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
Result
Allow completion of fill period.
Close loading door. Loading door MUST be closed anytime the
washer is set to agitate or spin.
Timer pauses until pressure switch is satisfied.
Install No. 526P3 Siphon Break Kit.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
Result
Verify electrical power is present at outlet and unit is plugged in.
There is no internal fuse in the washer.
Close door or test switch and replace if failed.
Wait two to three minutes for overload protector to reset. If
overload protector cycles repeatedly, see following chart.
Remove belt and determine if motor shaft will spin. Replace
motor if shaft is locked up.
Test motor switch and windings.
Test motor start switch and start windings.
Reset timer or try another cycle.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
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Troubleshooting Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
7. Washer smokes, overheats, and cycles on overload protector or switch actuator kicks in and out.
Possible Cause
Result
Belt is tacky and does not allow proper
Check belt and replace if failed.
slipping.
Belt tension is too tight and does not allow
Verify idler spring is properly connected.
proper slipping.
Verify proper belt and pulley are installed.
Motor start functions fail.
Test switch functions.
Bind in water pump.
Replace pump.
Brake pads are binding.
Free binding pads or replace pads.
Brake, transmission or motor have locked up
Verify all components move freely. Correct binding component.
and will not turn.
Failed timer.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Incorrect voltage.
Contact local utility company, or have a qualified electrician
check power supply voltage.
8. No agitation.
Possible Cause
Failed timer. Timer is designed to pause
(SOAK) during DELICATE cycle.
Failed pressure switch.
Loose or broken drive belt.
Failed transmission assembly.
Sheared motor pulley roll pin.
Result
Test timer and replace if failed.
Bind in water pump.
Loading door not closed or failed switch.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
Test switch and replace if failed.
Adjust or replace drive belt.
Replace failed transmission assembly.
Remove drive motor and replace roll pin and any other damaged
components.
Wait two to three minutes for overload protector to reset. If
overload protector cycles repeatedly, see following chart.
Replace pump.
Close door or test switch and replace if failed.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
9. Constant agitation.
Possible Cause
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Shorted or incorrect wiring.
Result
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
Motor overload protector has cycled.
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Troubleshooting Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
10. Slow spin or no spin.
Possible Cause
Some model washers, timer is programmed for
SLOW spin in DELICATE cycle regardless of
action switch setting.
Loading door not closed or failed switch.
Bind in water pump.
Loose or broken drive belt.
Oil on drive belt.
Sheared motor pulley roll pin.
Motor overload protector has cycled.
No clearance or stuck brake pads.
Failed transmission assembly.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
11. Constant spin.
Possible Cause
Washtub does not stop spinning within seven
seconds after loading door is open.
Excessive wear on brake pads, or missing
brake pads.
Failed timer.
Failed electronic control.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
Result
Use a different cycle.
Close door or test switch and replace if failed.
Replace pump.
Adjust or replace drive belt.
Replace drive belt
Remove drive motor and replace roll pin and any other damaged
components.
Wait two to three minutes for overload protector to reset. If
overload protector cycles repeatedly, see following chart.
Free sticky brake pads or replace brake pads.
Replace failed transmission assembly.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
Result
Replace brake pads.
Tighten Helix Bolt if loose.
Replace brake pads.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Test electronic control and replace if failed.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
12. Washer stops in middle of cycle or quits after a couple loads  intermittent.
Possible Cause
Result
Belt is tacky and does not allow proper
Check belt and replace if failed.
slipping.
Belt tension is too tight and does not allow
Verify idler spring is properly connected.
proper slipping.
Verify proper belt and pulley are installed.
Motor overload protector has cycled.
Wait two to three minutes for overload protector to reset. If
overload protector cycles repeatedly, see following chart.
Brake, transmission or motor have locked up
Verify all components move freely. Correct binding component.
and will not turn.
Motor switch functions fail.
Test switch functions.
Failed timer.
Test timer and replace if failed.
Broken, loose, shorted or incorrect wiring.
Refer to appropriate wiring diagram.
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Troubleshooting Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.
13. Washer locks-up or binding.
Possible Cause
Excessive drive belt tension.
Bind in upper or lower bearing.
Bind in water pump.
Bind in transmission.
Brake pads are binding.
Incorrect voltage.
Result
Replace drive belt and/or idler spring.
Replace bearing.
Replace pump.
Replace transmission.
Free binding pads or replace pads.
Contact local utility company, or have a qualified electrician
check power supply voltage.
14. Outer tub does not empty.
Possible Cause
Kinked drain hose.
Failed water pump.
Obstruction in outer tub outlet hose.
Straighten drain hose.
Replace water pump.
Remove obstruction.
15. Excessive vibration.
Possible Cause
Washer is not properly leveled.
Unbalance load in the tub.
Broken or disconnected centering springs.
Washer is installed on weak, “spongy”,
carpeted or built-up floor.
Loose or damaged leveling legs.
Damage base (wash was dropped).
Lubricant on pivot dome or broken friction ring.
Liquid filled balance ring leaking.
Shipping plug not removed.
Rubber feet not installed.
Result
Adjust leveling legs for proper leveling.
Stop washer, redistribute load and restart the washer.
Connect or replace centering springs.
Relocate washer, or support floor to eliminate weak or “spongy”
condition.
Tighten or replace leveling legs.
Replace base assembly.
Remove lubricant and replace damage components.
Replace balance ring.
Remove shipping plug.
Install rubber feet.
16. Water leaking from outer tub.
Possible Cause
Water seal leaking on outer tub.
Hole in outer tub.
Pressure hose or accumulator leaking.
Outer tub cover gasket leaking.
Tub-to-pump hose leaking at clamp.
Obstruction in drain causing water to overflow
over tub cover.
Result
Result
Replace hub and seal kit assembly.
Replace outer tub.
Replace hose and/or accumulator.
Replace gasket.
Tighten hose clamp.
Remove obstruction in drain hose.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: When reference is made to directions (right or
left) in this manual, it is from operator’s position
facing front of washer.
Electronic Control
1. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 through 3.
2. Disconnect wires from electronic control.
3. Remove screws securing electronic control to control
mounting plate.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: To avoid damaging or scratching the surface a
soft cloth should be placed over the top of the
unit.
NOTE: When removing or installing an electronic
control, handle control board by the edges to
prevent damaging control.
Control Hood Assembly
1. Remove screws securing control hood assembly to
control hood rear panel.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
Timer
1. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 and 2.
2. Remove timer knob from timer shaft by pulling black
plastic tab located on the back of timer outward to
release knob, then remove timer knob skirt.
NOTE: Slide a soft cloth under the knob skirt, wrapping
the entire skirt and pull gently away from the
control panel.
Hood
attaching
screws
R
EMERSON
2. Rotate hood assembly forward.
R
R
C
R
Knob
shaft
Black
plastic
tab
Securing
screw
Pivot
hood
forward
Plastic tab
marked 1
3. Remove screws securing timer to control hood
mounting plate.
4. Disconnect wire harness terminal plug from timer by
lifting locking tab and pulling terminal plug away from
timer.
5. Lift plastic tab marked 1 located above securing
screw and sliding timer to the side releasing tabs
securing timer to control hood mounting plate.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
3. Remove bottom of control hood from clips located on
cabinet top.
4. Disconnect wires from components and carefully
remove components from control hood assembly.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: To avoid an open circuit, DO NOT pull on
terminal block wires when removing blocks from
timer as this could damage wires or terminal
crimping.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
Control Hood End Panels
• Remove screws securing end panels to control
mounting plate.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
WARNING
Before attaching wire harness terminal blocks to timer,
verify all male terminals on timer are straight and are
capable of accepting terminals from wire harness
terminal blocks.
Temperature and Speed Switch
1. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 and 2.
2. Slide a soft cloth under the knob, wrapping the entire
knob and pull gently away from the control panel.
3. Disconnect wires from switch terminals.
4. From the front, press inward on black plastic tabs
next to the switch shaft and rotate switch to release
switch from control hood mounting plate.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: When installing timer, verify timer is installed
correctly and is securely mounted to control
mounting plate.
!
CAUTION
To avoid risk of timer damage, do not allow timer to be
struck on the corners, edges of frame, or on timer
shaft.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
Screws
Top
cover
Temperature
switch
Screw
Pressure
switch
End panel
(left side)
Screw
Speed
switch
Screw
Timer
Control
knob
Screw
Screw
Ground
clip
Rocker
switch
Timer
knob
Control
mounting
plate
Timer
knob
skirt
End panel
(right side)
Screw
Graphic
panel
Hold-down
clip
Control hood
rear panel
Typical Control Panel Assembly
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Screw
Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
Pressure Switch
Loading Door
1. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 and 2.
2. Disconnect wires and plastic hose from pressure
switch.
3. Remove screws securing pressure switch to control
hood mounting plate.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
1. Open loading door.
2. Remove screws securing left hinge to door and
remove hinge.
Loading
door
Hinge
attaching
screws
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
NOTE: Before connecting hose to pressure switch,
blow air through pressure hose to remove any
condensation that may have accumulated in the
hose.
Hinge
attaching
screws
Rocker Switch
1. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 and 2.
2. Disconnect wire terminals from switch.
3. Squeeze plastic tabs located on top and bottom of
switch and push switch out through the front of
control panel.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Hinge
(right side)
Hinge
(left side)
3. Raise loading door to a vertical position, disengage
loading door from loading door clip by swing left side
of door toward front of washer.
Graphic Panel
1. Remove all knobs from switches.
2. Loosen control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure steps 1 and 2.
3. Disconnect wires from components and carefully
remove components from control hood assembly,
see component removal procedure listed earlier.
4. Remove screws securing top cover to control
mounting plate and remove top cover.
5. Remove screws securing end panels (each side) and
remove end panels.
6. Remove grounding clip secured to metal tab on
graphic panel.
7. Bend tabs on graphic panel (located inside of control
hood) straight out towards the rear.
8. Remove graphic panel from front of control mounting
plate.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Loading
door
4. Rotate loading door so door is upside down.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: Hooks must be positioned 180° from each other,
and must be placed under base of agitator near
agitator vane for greater stability. If hooks are
placed between the vane area, agitator damage
may occur.
Loading
door
3. Using a rocking motion (side-to-side) carefully lift
agitator up off drive bell.
4. To reassemble place agitator on top of drive bell.
Slowly rotate agitator until fingers on underside of
agitator line up with large slots on drive bell.
5. A sharp blow on top of agitator, with the palm of your
hand, will force agitator down onto drive bell,
allowing fingers on underside of agitator to lock
under bottom edge of drive bell.
5. Maneuver loading door from washer cabinet top.
Loading
door
NOTE: Do not push agitator onto drive bell any further
than necessary.
Agitator, Drive Bell and Seal Assembly
NOTE: If water is present in washtub, remove water
before attempting to remove drive bell.
6. Remove screws securing right hinge and remove
loading door.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
1. Remove agitator, see “Agitator” procedure.
2. Remove plug and 7/16" bolt from top of drive bell.
3. Using care pry drive bell upward off transmission
shaft.
4. Remove old seal from hub assembly by:
a. Placing a flat bladed screwdriver between bottom
edge of seal and hub.
b. Using washtub bolts as a pry area, pop off lower
seal bead.
c. Grasping bottom of seal and pulling straight up
freeing upper seal bead.
Hex
nut
Agitator
1. Open loading door.
2. Remove agitator by placing hands under agitator lip
and pull upward, if agitator is stuck or stubborn use
two agitator hooks, No. 254P4P, under bottom edge
of agitator.
Hub
assembly
Transmission
output shaft
Washer
Agitator
hooks
Hub
shoulder
Bronze
bearing
5. Clean all foreign material from seal mounting area of
hub assembly, bronze bearing and washer.
6. Lubricate new seal with liquid soap or soapy water to
aid in assembly of seal onto hub.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
WARNING
7. Apply a small amount of supplied grease,
No. 36765P, to inside sealing lips of seal.
Apply grease to
inside sealing lips
Hub
assembly
293P4
Seal tool
Hub
shoulder
Top of
seal
Transmission
output shaft
Hub
assembly
Seal
Apply
36765P
grease
Bottom
seal flange
Installing Drive Bell
NOTE: DO NOT allow any lubricants to come in contact
with outside surface of seal
8. Apply remainder of supplied grease, No. 36765P, to
exposed surface of washer between transmission
output shaft and seal.
9. Place new drive bell seal onto hub and push into
position using large end of No. 293P4 Seal Tool.
NOTE: Using a small pocket mirror, check entire
circumference of bottom seal flange to verify
seal is pressed down against shoulder on hub;
there should be no gap!
10.Turn No. 293P4 Seal Tool upside-down and place
the small end over transmission output shaft and
onto the seal.
11. Push down on tool with a quick motion until it
bottoms out and the top of seal is fully seated.
293P4
Seal tool
Hub
assembly
1. Position new drive bell over transmission output
shaft. Rotate drive bell until splines in drive bell line
up with splines on transmission output shaft.
2. Screw 7/16" bolt into transmission output shaft until it
bottoms out.
3. Using a wrench or socket, tighten bolt CLOCKWISE
to force drive bell down onto transmission shaft until
drive bell bottoms out on shaft.
NOTE: Tighten new shoulder screw between 60 to 80
inch-pounds.
4. Place new plug over hole in drive bell and firmly
press into place using the palm of your hand.
NOTE: It may be necessary to insert the end of a paper
clip or thin blade screwdriver along side of plug
as it is pressed into drive bell to release
entrapped air.
NOTE: When fully seated plug should not extend above
drive bell more than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm).
5. Place agitator on top of drive bell. Slowly rotate
agitator until fingers on underside of agitator line up
with large slots on drive bell.
6. A sharp blow on top of agitator, with the palm of your
hand, will force agitator down onto drive bell,
allowing fingers on underside of agitator to lock
under bottom edge of drive bell.
NOTE: Do not push agitator onto drive bell any further
than necessary.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
Service Access Panel
NOTE: Screws located at bottom edge of service
access panel do not have to be removed as the
holes in service access panel are slotted on
most models. Earlier models require removal of
bottom screws.
NOTE: Top edge of service access panel is held in
place by two spring clips located on bottom
flange of front panel.
1. Insert putty knife between service access panel top
and bottom edge of front panel (approximately three
inches in on each side).
2. Push in on putty knife and at the same time pull top
edge of service access panel away from front of
washer. Repeat for opposite side.
3. Lift service access panel upward off screws and set
panel aside.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
Brace
• Remove brace from front panel by swinging one end
towards bottom of front panel and remove brace.
Motor and Mounting Bracket
1. Remove service access panel, see “Service Access
Panel” procedure.
NOTE: There will always be some water that will remain
in outer tub, before removing hoses from pump,
hoses must be pinched off or drained to prevent
water spillage.
2. Loosen hose clamps and remove hoses from pump
assembly.
3. Unhook idler spring from clip on front of the motor
mounting bracket.
NOTE: Use care when releasing idler lever tension. If
idler spring is overstretched, washer operation
will be affected.
4. Reach in and around left side of motor and remove
belt off large drive pulley.
5. Disconnect wire harness from motor switch by
pressing down on locking tab on top of connection
block and at the same time, pull connection block
away from motor switch.
Top front
panel
Switch attaching screws
Locking
tab
Service
access
panel
Front Panel
NOTE: Service access panel must be removed first to
remove front panel.
NOTE: Top edge of front panel is held in place by two
spring clips located on bottom flange of the
cabinet top.
Connecting
block
1. Remove screws securing bottom of front panel.
2. Lift the bottom of front panel outward to release the
spring clips and set panel aside.
3. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Panel Locators
• Remove screws securing panel locators to side
flanges of front panel.
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Motor
switch
Disassembly Procedures
!
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
WARNING
6. Remove bolts securing motor and mounting bracket
to lower outer tub flange and to weldment assembly.
Pump
mounting screws
Motor mounting
attaching screws
Pump
assembly
Rear
pump leg
(Must be located
between belt when
installing pump
assembly.)
Pump
legs
Belt
Idler
spring
Motor shaft
Motor
embosses
Pump
hoses
(Clean shaft and apply
a thin film of lubricant
No. 03637P.)
Motor
emboss
Motor
assembly
4. Align pump impeller hub with motor shaft. Verify belt
encircles rear pump leg. Slide pump onto motor
shaft until legs touch the embosses on the motor
housing before securing.
7. Lift complete assembly out of washer.
NOTE: Lay motor on its side. Observe belt
configuration around rear pump leg. Belt MUST
encircle rear pump leg when reassembling.
NOTE: Tighten screws to 35 inch-pounds maximum.
DO NOT overtighten screws!
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
5. Install motor and pump assembly into washer, see
“Motor and Mounting Bracket” procedure.
Pump and Belt Removal
NOTE: After installing motor and pump assembly in the
washer and all hoses have been secured, along
with reconnecting idler spring. Add at least one
quart of water to washtub to lubricate pump
seals. Running a pump without water will
damage the seals.
1. Remove motor, see “Motor and Mounting Bracket”
procedure.
2. Remove screws securing pump assembly to motor.
Reassembly of Pump and Belt
NOTE: Install pump and belt together. Drive belt MUST
be replaced with belt No. 40053602 for one and
two speed models; or 40053601 for some two
speed models and three speed models (special
clutch-type belt) for proper washer operation.
Refer to Parts Manual for proper belt part
number.
1. Remove any corrosion or foreign material from motor
shaft.
2. Apply a thin film of No. 03637P lubricant to the end
and sides of motor shaft.
NOTE: This lubricant helps keep moisture out of the
hub area and prevents corrosion.
3. Align belt on motor pulley and tension pulley as
illustrated.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
Motor Disassembly
1. Remove nuts, steel washers, spacers and rubber
mounts securing motor to mounting bracket.
Motor
shield
Screw
Motor
switch
Motor
assembly
Motor
pully
Motor
mount
post
Motor
mount
Roll
pin
Motor
mounting
bracket
Locknut
Screw
Washer
Motor
mount
Motor
mount post
Screw
Locknut
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: Lay motor on its side. Observe belt
configuration around rear pump leg. Belt MUST
encircle rear pump leg when reassembling.
2. Remove nut, washer, and bolt securing idler lever
and pulley to motor mounting bracket.
3. Apply a light film of No. 03637P Lubricant to area of
idler lever that makes contact with motor mounting
bracket.
NOTE: DO NOT OVER LUBRICATE! Excess lubricant
can be thrown into pivot dome area during
normal washer operation. Any lubricant on the
pivot dome, base or friction ring will affect
washer operation.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Motor Drive Pulley
1. Remove idler lever and pulley steps 1–3, see “Idler
Lever and Pulley” procedure.
2. Lay motor assembly on its side.
NOTE: To remove pulley, support motor shaft (to
prevent bending shaft) and drive out pulley roll
pin.
3. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
2. Lift motor off mounting bracket and remove
remaining rubber mounts and steel washers from
motor mounting studs.
NOTE: When installing motor on mounting bracket,
position motor with switch facing toward left side
of mounting bracket.
NOTE: When assembling motor to motor bracket, it is
extremely important to make sure the motor is
centered on isolator pads and all fasteners are
evenly torqued.
Motor Switch
1. Remove front panel, see “Front Panel” procedure.
2. Remove screws securing motor shield to motor.
3. Disconnect wire harness from motor switch. Press
down on locking tab connection block and at the
same time, pull connection block away from motor
switch.
!
To avoid risk of an open circuit, DO NOT pull on
terminal block wires when removing block from motor
switch as this could damage wires or connection
crimpings. Before attaching wire harness connection
block to motor switch, verify all male terminals on
motor switch are straight and are capable of accepting
terminals from wire harness connection block.
Idler Lever and Pulley
1. Remove motor, see “Motor and Mounting Bracket”
procedure.
Idler spring
Motor shaft
(Clean shaft and apply
a thin film of lubricant
No. 03637P.)
Motor
assembly
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
Door Switch
Switch attaching
screws
1. Remove front panel, see “Front Panel” procedure.
2. Remove screws securing cabinet top.
3. Tape loading door closed and lift cabinet top to a
vertical position by hinging it on the rear hinges.
NOTE: Cabinet top is self supporting, a small chain
may be used for additional support.
Locking
tab
4. Disconnect wires from door switch.
5. Remove screw securing door switch assembly to
underside of cabinet top.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
Connection
block
6. Remove screws securing switch to switch holder.
7. Remove switch from switch holder.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Motor
switch
Mixing Valve
1. Disconnect water inlet hoses.
2. Remove screw securing mixing valve bracket.
3. Pull mixing valve bracket and valve out the back of
washer.
4. Disconnect quick disconnect terminals from mixing
valve solenoid terminals.
4. Remove screw securing motor switch to motor and
remove switch.
5. Disconnect internal motor leads from motor switch
terminals.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
Cabinet Top
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
1. Remove control hood assembly, see “Control Hood
Assembly” procedure.
2. Remove front panel, see “Front Panel” procedure.
3. Remove screws securing cabinet top.
4. Tape loading door closed.
5. Lift front of cabinet top slightly and pull forward to
disengage from rear hold-down brackets.
6. Pull cabinet top forward far enough to permit
disconnecting ground wires from top left rear corner
gusset of washer cabinet.
7. Disconnect wire terminals from door switch.
NOTE: See appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring
components.
8. Lift cabinet top off washer and set along side the
washer cabinet on a protective padding.
NOTE: DO NOT lay cabinet top flat because it will
damage the door switch lever.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
Tub Cover and Gasket
1. There are eight tub cover hold-down tabs which snap
over the outer tub flange. Push downward on tub
cover, this will release the tension on the hold-down
tab on the tub cover. Pull out on the flap and at the
same time lift upward on cover to unsnap hold-down
tabs from outer tub flange. One by one, disengage
each of the eight hold-down tabs from outer tub
flange and remove cover.
2. Remove tub cover from outer tub and remove old
gasket from tub cover.
NOTE: When installing outer tub cover, always use a
new cover gasket.
NOTE: Clean and remove any foreign material in
gasket groove of outer tub cover and outer tub
flange.
3. Press gasket down into gasket groove of tub cover.
Avoid pressing gasket past ends of hold-down tabs.
NOTE: Care must be taken not to twist or bunch gasket
in any one area to avoid leaks after assembly.
4. Install gasket past ends of hold-down tabs to bottom
of gasket groove using semi-curled end of tub cover
gasket tool Part No. 273P4.
NOTE: Tub cover gasket tool, Part No. 273P4, is
designed to spread open hold-down tabs to
prevent tearing of gasket during installation.
5. Lower cover and press down firmly on top of
tub cover until tabs snap over edge of outer tub
flange.
6. Cross over to opposite side of tub cover and press
down firmly on top of hold-down tabs until tabs snap
over edge of outer tub flange. Continue with this
crisscross pattern, until tub cover is fully seated.
Visually check each tab area again to ensure cover
is seated.
Washtub and Balance Ring
1. Open loading door.
2. Remove agitator, see “Agitator” procedure.
3. Loosen cabinet top, see “Cabinet Top” procedure
steps 2 through 4.
4. Hinge cabinet top open to gain access.
5. Loosen and remove hose clamp and fill hose from
outer tub cover.
6. Remove tub cover, see “Tub Cover and Gasket”
procedure, steps 1 through 2.
7. Remove bolts and washers securing washtub to hub.
8. Lift washtub and balance ring out of outer tub.
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To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: When removing washtub and balance ring, DO
NOT lift up on balance ring damage may occur.
Grasp top flange of washtub and remove from
outer tub.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: When installing washtub, verify lint filter is
between underside of washtub and hub.
Outer Tub
1. Remove agitator, see “Agitator” procedure.
2. Loosen cabinet top, see “Cabinet Top” procedure
steps 2 through 4.
3. Remove tub cover and gasket, see “Tub Cover and
Gasket” procedure.
4. Loosen and remove hose clamp securing pump hose
to pump. This will allow water to be drained from the
unit.
5. Remove washtub and balance ring, see “Washtub
and Balance Ring” procedure.
6. Remove large hex nut using No. 306P4 Hex Wrench.
Then remove spline insert from transmission tube.
NOTE: Use new spline insert each time the hex nut is
removed. DO NOT reuse the old insert as hex
nut may loosen during the washer operation.
7. Remove hub from splines on transmission shaft.
NOTE: It may be necessary to use a gear puller to
remove hub.
8. Remove old water seal from outer tub.
NOTE: Use care when removing old seal so as not to
damage tub flange.
NOTE: When reinstalling or replacing outer tub, always
install a new Hub and Seal Kit.
9. Using No. 289P4 Spring Hook Tool, unhook six
springs from lower edge of outer tub.
NOTE: When installing springs, verify spring hook is
fully seated in hole in tub skirt. Mark the word
“FRONT” on front side of outer tub so complete
tub module can be reinstalled in same position.
10.Grasp outer tub and lift complete tub module
assembly up and out of washer cabinet.
11. Turn outer tub upside-down and set on a protective
padding.
12.Loosen hose clamp and remove hose from bottom of
outer tub.
13.Loosen hose clamp and remove pressure hose from
pressure bulb.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: When reinstalling brake assembly, replace all
three brake pads. DO NOT replace worn pads
only. Apply a small amount of No. 26594P
Silicone Lubricant to both sides of each brake
pad where it will contact brake assembly.
14.Remove screws and lockwashers securing
counterweight and each support leg to outer tub
weldment. Lift transmission, weldment assembly and
counterweight off tub.
15.Remove screws securing outer tub bottom to plastic
outer tub.
16.Turn outer tub upright and remove pressure bulb and
grommet.
17.Reverse procedure to reassemble.
DO NOT OVER LUBRICATE! Excess lubricant
can be thrown into pivot dome area during
normal washer operation. Any lubricant on pivot
dome, base or friction ring will affect washer
operation. This condition will persist until
lubricant is removed.
NOTE: When installing grommet into outer tub, thicker
lip of grommet must be installed to outside of
tub. Lubricate outer surface of large opening of
pressure bulb with liquid soap to aid when
assembling pressure bulb into grommet.
5. After brake is installed, put washer through the
following check to verify brake is operating properly.
a. Turn off electrical power to washer.
b. Turn drive pulley one complete revolution in
agitation directly, then push drive pulley up
against brake.
c. Check for a .030 (.76 mm) minimum gap between
drive pulley and helix ramp surfaces.
Drive Pulley, Helix and Brake
1. Remove outer tub, see Outer Tub” procedure,
steps 1 through 11.
2. Remove screw, washer and helix securing drive
pulley to input shaft and transmission assembly.
NOTE: If gap is less than .030 (.76 mm), brake may not
stop washtub from spinning in required seven
seconds because brake will not close properly.
NOTE: On tall tub models, the weldment assembly
must be removed or loosened and raised
enough to get pulley off and on the input shaft.
d. Turn on electrical power to washer and start
washer in the final spin operation.
3. Lift drive pulley up and off input shaft of transmission
assembly.
NOTE: After installing complete tub module in washer
and all hoses have been reconnected, add at
least one quart of water to washtub to lubricate
pump seals. Running a pump without water
will ruin the seals.
NOTE: When reinstalling pulley, place a small amount
of No. 03200P Lubricant on top side of the drive
pulley that will be contacting large flat washers.
Lubricate helix ramps and bore with a small
amount of No. 03200P Lubricant.
After washtub has been spinning for two
minutes, normal spin speed should be
427 ± 25 RPM SLOW speed and 640 ± 25 RPM
FAST speed on one and two speed models; or
473 ± 25 RPM on SLOW speed and
710 ± 25 RPM on FAST speed on some two
speed models and all three speed models.
Three speed models never spin on the lowest
speeds. If not, the cause could be dragging
brake pads. If problems occur with steps (c) or
(d), remove brake assembly and correct
problem.
DO NOT OVER LUBRICATE! Excess lubricant
can be thrown into pivot dome area during
normal washer operation. Any lubricant on pivot
dome, base or friction ring will affect washer
operation. This condition will persist until
lubricant is removed.
4. Remove bolts securing brake pads and brake
assembly to weldment assembly. Remove brake
assembly and pads off bottom of weldment
assembly.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
Weldment and Bearing Assembly
1. Remove outer tub, see Outer Tub” procedure,
steps 1 through 11.
2. Remove screw, washer and helix holding drive pulley
to input shaft and transmission assembly.
3. Lift drive pulley up and off input shaft of transmission
assembly.
NOTE: When reinstalling pulley, place a small amount
of No. 03200P Lubricant on top side of the drive
pulley that will be contacting large flat washers.
Lubricate helix ramps and bore with a small
amount of No. 03200P Lubricant.
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
NOTE: If gap is less than .030 (.76 mm), brake may not
stop washtub from spinning in required seven
seconds because brake will not close properly.
d. Turn on electrical power to washer and start
washer in the final spin.
NOTE: After installing complete tub module in washer
and all hoses have been reconnected, add at
least a quart of water to washtub to lubricate
pump seals. Running a pump without water will
ruin the seals.
After washtub has been spinning for two
minutes, normal spin speed should be
427 ± 25 RPM SLOW speed and 640 ± 25 RPM
FAST speed on one and two speed models; or
473 ± 25 RPM on SLOW speed and
710 ± 25 RPM on FAST speed on some two
speed models and all three speed models.
Three speed models never spin on the lowest
speeds. If not, the cause could be dragging
brake pads. If problems occur with steps (c) or
(d), remove brake assembly and correct
problem.
DO NOT OVER LUBRICATE! Excess lubricant
can be thrown into pivot dome area during
normal washer operation. Any lubricant on pivot
dome, hose or friction ring will affect washer
operation. This condition will persist until
lubricant is removed.
4. Remove bolts securing brake pads and brake
assembly to weldment assembly. Remove brake
assembly and pads off bottom of weldment
assembly.
NOTE: When reinstalling brake assembly, replace all
three brake pads. DO NOT replace worn pads
only. Apply a small amount of No. 265494P
Silicone Lubricant to both sides of each brake
pad where it will contact brake assembly.
DO NOT OVER LUBRICATE! Excess lubricant
can be thrown into pivot dome area during
normal washer operation. Any lubricant on pivot
dome, base or friction ring will offset washer
operation. This condition will persist until
lubricant is removed.
6. Remove bolts securing counterweight and each
support leg to outer tub. Lift transmission, weldment
assembly and counterweight off tub.
NOTE: It may be necessary to tap lightly on the
weldment assembly to loosen it from
transmission tube.
Torque screws between 100 to 150 inchpounds.
7. Remove screws and washers securing
counterweight to leg on weldment assembly.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
5. After brake is installed, put washer through the
following check to verify brake is operating properly.
a. Turn off electrical power to washer.
b. Turn drive pulley one complete revolution in
agitation direction, then push drive pulley up
against brake.
c. Check for a .030 (.76 mm) minimum gap between
drive pulley and helix ramp surfaces.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or
death, disconnect power to unit before servicing.
Transmission Assembly
Upper Bearing Assembly
1. Remove outer tub, see Outer Tub” procedure,
steps 1 through 11.
2. Remove screws securing each support leg to outer
tub. Lift weldment assembly, and brake assembly off
transmission tube.
1. Remove transmission assembly, see “Disassembly
of Transmission Assembly” procedure.
2. Remove screws securing each support leg to outer
tub.
3. Lift complete weldment assembly (with drive pulley,
brake assembly, lower bearing, and transmission
assembly attached) off outer tub.
NOTE: It may be necessary to tap lightly on weldment
assembly to loosen it from transmission tube.
NOTE: Do not overtighten screws as this could cause
stripping or damage.
When installing lower bearing, weldment
assembly and brake assembly, apply No.
27604P Anti-Seize Compound to area of
transmission tube that will be contacting
bearing.
4. Remove screws securing upper bearing and housing
to bottom of outer tub.
NOTE: Replace bearing and housing as an assembly.
When upper bearing assembly is reinstalled,
threads of cap screws must be secured with a
retaining compound.
Do not overtighten screws as this could cause stripping
or damage. Torque screws between 100 to 150 inchpounds.
NOTE: When replacing or reinstalling transmission
assembly, it is important that No. 27604P
Anti-Seize Compound be applied to area of the
transmission tubes where they will be contacting
upper and lower bearings.
Friction Ring
1. Remove outer tub, see “Outer Tub” procedure
steps 1 through 11.
2. Remove friction ring and replace with new friction
ring.
3. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Carefully lower transmission through upper bearing. DO
NOT DROP OR LOWER TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY
INTO POSITION TOO HARD. This can cause bearing to
move which will cause vibration, noise, wear or no spin.
NOTE: When installing module springs, make sure
spring hooks are fully seated in the holes.
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Appendix A
A–1
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Installation
Instructions
Top Loading Washer
Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure manual stays with washer.
1
MOVE WASHER
TO FINAL AREA;
REMOVE
SHIPPING BRACE
& PLUG
Protect the floor when moving the
washer. Washer must be within 4 feet
of desired area before beginning
installation. Open washer lid and
remove installation parts from
shipping brace for use.
NOTE: Save shipping plug and
shipping brace; reinstall whenever
washer is moved more than 4 feet.
Do not lift or move washer without
shipping materials in place.
To remove the shipping plug from the
washer, step on the card board base,
tilt the washer back, and slide out the
base.
Cardboard
base
Reach through foam shipping
brace, grasp bottom of brace, and
pull up to remove.
2
CONNECT
WATER FILL
HOSES TO
WASHER
Tightly push one flat rubber
washer into one end of each
water fill hose and attach this end
of hose to washer. HOT and
COLD connections are identified
by letters H and C stamped into
washer cabinet and by HOT and
COLD printed on water fill hoses.
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Shipping
brace
Shipping
plug
In most cases, hoses should
cross when attached to correct
water temperature faucet.
Tighten hose connections by hand
until snug, then another ¼ turn with
pliers. DO NOT cross-thread or overtighten couplings.
H C
T
HO LD
CO
Push rubber washer
into end of fill hose.
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Installation Instructions
4
Turn on water and check for leaks.
If leaks are found, retighten hose
couplings. Continue tightening and
rechecking until no leaks are found.
COLD
Screen Filters
Standpipe
36" (min)
from floor
Hoses
Wall Unit
Standpipe
adapter
(avoid
air-tight seal)
Beaded
tie-down
strap
Beaded
tie-down
strap
IMPORTANT: To prevent siphoning,
do not place ribbed portion of drain
hose into standpipe. Avoid air-tight
seal around standpipe adapter.
36" (min)
from floor
Tub
For standpipe installation below 36"
(91.4 cm), install Siphon Break Kit
part #562P3.
For standpipe installation above 48"
(121.2 cm), install a check valve to
prevent water from flowing back
into washer. Available from local
hardware store.
HOT
Tighten hose connections by hand
until snug, then another ¼ turn with
pliers. DO NOT cross-thread or overtighten couplings.
SECURE DRAIN
HOSE TO DRAIN
Remove drain hose from shipping
position on rear of washer by
unhooking hose from retainer
clamp. Use beaded tie-down
strap to secure “hook” end of drain
hose to standpipe, wall inlet hoses,
or laundry tub (must hold at least 20
gallons).
Faucets
COLD
Before connecting hoses to water
supply, turn on faucets and flush
lines for approximately 2 minutes
to remove foreign matter that could
clog filter screens in water mixing
valve or fill hoses.
Tightly push one screened filter
washer onto remaining end of each
water fill hose. Attach water hoses to
HOT and COLD faucets. BE SURE
HOT WATER HOSE IS CONNECTED
TO HOT WATER FAUCET.
HOT
3
CONNECT
WATER FILL
HOSES TO
FAUCETS
72" (max)
36" (min)
from floor
A–3
Beaded
tie-down
strap
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Installation Instructions
5
1. Level Front Legs
POSITION AND LEVEL
WASHER
Lock
nut
Position washer in final location on clean, dry, firm, and
level floor.
NOTE: To avoid damage to legs and base, do not slide
washer across floor if leveling legs have been
extended.
1. Loosen 7/8" locknuts and extend front leveling legs.
Place rubber foot pads on all four leveling legs.
Adjust front 2 leveling legs until machine is level
side-to-side. Be sure machine does not rock. Tighten
locknuts up to washer base, or washer will move out
of position during operation.
2. Once front legs are adjusted, gently tilt washer
forward on front legs and lower into place to correctly
set rear self-leveling legs.
Leveling
foot
Rubber
foot
pad
2. Level Rear Legs
Check that washer is level front-to-back and side-to-side.
WASHER MUST NOT ROCK.
6
CONNECT
POWER CORD
TO
ELECTRICITY
See Installation Requirements
section. Plug washer into
3-prong grounded outlet only.
7
CLEAN TUB AND
RUN THROUGH
ONE WASH
CYCLE WITHOUT
CLOTHES
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Wipe tub with clean rag and soap
diluted in warm water to remove
any oil used in manufacturing. Use
household spray cleaner if
necessary.
Add water and detergent to
washtub, and run before first use.
A–4
Questions?
See Owner’s
Manual or call
Amana
Consumer
Affairs
Department
1-800-843-0304
Installation Summary
Connect water
fill hoses to
faucets
Run through a
cycle before
washing clothes
Connect water
fill hoses to
washer
Set to 140°F
Connect power
cord to
electricity
Secure
drain hose
Position washer.
Level front
and rear legs
Remove and store
shipping plug and brace
You'll Need a Few Things Before You Begin
Parts Supplied
Tools
Screwdriver
Pliers
Wrench
Level
(In shipping brace)
2 water fill
hoses
HOT
4 rubber leveling
foot pads
COLD
2 screened
hose filters
2 flat
rubber washers
A–5
beaded tie-down
strap
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Important Safety Information
Grounding Instructions
About Ground Wires
In the event of an electrical short circuit, a
ground wire reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current.
Standard accepted color coding for ground
wires is green or green with a yellow
stripe.
Grounding wires and wires colored like
grounding wires are NOT to be used as
current carrying conductors.
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Instructions
For safety, washer must be grounded. All washer power supply cords are
equipped with 3-prong grounding plug. Plug on cord must be plugged into
appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances. Do not modify plug on washer cord.
If plug will not fit outlet, have qualified electrician install proper outlet.
! WARNING
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to electrical shock:
• Observe all local codes and
ordinances.
• Disconnect electrical power to
unit before servicing.
• Ground appliance properly.
• Check with a qualified electrician
if you are not sure this appliance
is properly grounded.
• DO NOT ground to gas line.
• DO NOT ground to cold water
pipe if pipe is interrupted by
plastic, non-metallic gaskets, or
other insulating (nonconducting) materials.
Washer Dimensions
• DO NOT modify plug on power
cord. If plug does not fit electrical
outlet, have proper outlet installed
by qualified electrician.
• DO NOT have a fuse in the
neutral or ground circuit. A fuse in
the neutral or ground circuit could
result in an electrical shock.
• DO NOT use an extension cord
with this appliance.
• DO NOT use an adapter plug
with this appliance.
• DO NOT pinch power cord.
Optional Kits
Kits are available at extra cost through
Amana dealer or Amana factory
1-800-843-0304.
H C
26.9" (68.3 cm)
43.6" (110.7 cm)
36.6" (93 cm)
53.5"
(137.1cm)
Longer Water Inlet Hoses
8’ (2.44 m) inlet hose, part #20617.
10’ (3.05 m) inlet hose, part #20618.
Drain Hose Extension
Order this kit in two parts: the coupler,
part #406P3, and 1' additional drain
hose, part #20616.
28" (71.1 cm)
2"
(5.1 cm)
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Siphon Break Kit
For standpipe installation below 36"
(91.44 cm), install part #562P3.
A–6
Anchor Kit
To stop washer from moving on
uneven surfaces, install part #155P3.
Adjustable leg Extension Kit
To level washer on extremely uneven
surfaces, install part #566P3.
Installation Requirements
Before You Install
ü
Consider
Description
Location
Use dimensions shown in manual to determine space needed for easy
installation and servicing.
Install washer on a solid floor. Never install washer on a platform or weak
support structure.
Wood floor constructions may sometimes need to be reinforced to minimize
vibration from unbalanced loads.
DO NOT install washer on carpeted floor. Carpet and soft tile surfaces also
contribute to vibration and/or tendency for washer to move slightly during spin
cycle.
Electrical Requirements
Washer requires 120 volt, 15 amp, 60 Hz power supply and 3-prong grounding
plug. Power cord is approximately 69” long. Refer to serial plate for specific
requirements. Wiring diagram is located in control hood.
Water Supply Faucets
Water supply faucets must fit standard 3/4" (19.05 mm) female garden hose
couplings. Do not use slip-on or clamp-on connections.
NOTE: Water supply faucets should be easily accessible and turned off before
extended periods of non-use.
Water Pressure
Static pressure measured at faucet must be 20–120 pounds per square inch
(138 to 827 kPa). Water pressure under 20 pounds per square inch (138 kPa)
results in extended washer fill time.
Drain
Drain receptacle must be able to handle hose with at least 1¼" (32cm) outside
diameter. End of drain hose must be 36" (91.44 cm) above floor, or water may
run out of washer before end of cycle.
 1999 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
Part No. 40085801
Printed in U.S.A. 8/99
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Appendix B
B–1
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Owner's Manual
Contents
Top Loading Washer
Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure
manual stays with washer.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
B–2
Important Safety Information ....... B–4
Starting the Wash ...................... B–5
Cycles ....................................... B–7
Dispensers ................................. B–8
Features, Hints, and Care .......... B–9
Moving and Storage .................... B–10
Trouble Shooting ........................ B–11
Warranty .................................... B–13
Thank you for buying an Amana washer!
Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If
registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When
contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate found on lower
right hand corner of inner lid:
Model Number __________________________________
Manufacturing (P) Number _________________________
Serial Number (S/N) ______________________________
Purchase Date __________________________________
Dealer Name ___________________________________
Dealer Address _________________________________
Dealer Phone ___________________________________
Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for
future reference or if warranty service is required.
For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NATLSVC (1-800-628-5782) inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA. Warranty
service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana Appliances also
recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after
warranty expires.
Asure™ Extended
Service Plan
Amana Appliances offers long-term
service protection for this new washer.
Asure™ Extended Service Plan,
covering functional parts, labor, and
travel charges, is specially designed to
supplement a strong warranty. Call 1800-528-2682 for information.
Parts and Accessories
Purchase replacement parts and
additional accessories by phone.
To order accessories for your Amana
product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside
USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA.
Save Time and Money
For more information on this and other Amana
products, visit our Web site
www.amana.com
or
call Consumer Affairs Department at
1-800-843-0304
What You Need to Know
about Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety
Instructions appearing in this manual
are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution, and care
must be exercised when installing,
maintaining, or operating washer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor,
service agent, or manufacturer about
problems or conditions you do not
understand.
If something seems unusual, please
check “Trouble Shooting” section,
which is designed to help you solve
problems before calling service. If you
have a question, write or call us
(include model number and phone
number) at:
Consumer Affairs Department Amana
Appliances
2800 - 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
Ph# 1-800-843-0304
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury
or death.
! WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
! CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor
personal injury or product or property damage.
B–3
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Important Safety Information
! WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injur y, or
washer, follow these basic precautions:
11. Do not repair or replace any part
1. Read all instructions before
of washer or attempt any service,
using washer.
unless specifically recommended
2. Be sure washer is properly
in user-maintenance instructions
grounded.
or in published user-repair
3. Do not wash articles that have
instructions that you understand
been cleaned in, washed in,
and have skills to carry out.
soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, 12. To reduce risk of electric shock
or fire, do not use extension
or other flammable or explosive
cords or adapters to connect
substances. Vapors could
washer to electrical power
ignite or explode.
source.
4. Do not add gasoline, dry13. Use your washer only for its
cleaning solvents, or other
intended purpose: nonflammable or explosive
commercial clothes washing.
substances to wash water.
Vapors could ignite or explode. 14. Always disconnect washer from
electrical supply before
5. Do not store or use gasoline or
attempting any service.
other flammable vapors and
Disconnect power cord by
liquids near this or any other
grasping the plug, not the cord.
appliance.
6. Do not allow children to play on 15. Install washer according to
Installation Instructions. All
or in washer. Close supervision
connections for water, drain,
of children is necessary when
electrical power, and grounding
washer is used near children, a
must comply with local codes
safety rule for all appliances.
and be made by licensed
7. Before washer is removed from
personnel when required.
service or discarded, remove
16. To reduce risk of fire, do not use
door to washing compartment.
washer to launder clothes which
8. Do not reach into washer if
have traces of any flammable
wash tub is moving.
substance, such as vegetable
9. Do not install or store washer
oil, cooking oil, machine oil,
where it will be exposed to
flammable chemicals, thinner,
water and/or weather.
etc., or anything containing wax
10. Do not tamper with washer
or chemicals, such as mops and
controls.
cleaning cloths. Flammable
substances may cause fabric to
catch fire by itself.
death when using your
17. Use only fabric softeners or
products to eliminate static that
are appropriate for automatic
washers.
18. Keep your washer in good
condition. Bumping or dropping
washer can damage safety
features. If damage occurs,
have washer checked by
qualified service technician.
19. Replace worn power cords and/
or loose plugs.
20. Loading door must be closed
whenever washer is agitating or
spinning. Do not bypass loading
door switch by permitting
washer to operate with loading
door open.
21. Always read and follow
manufacturer’s instructions on
packages of laundry and
cleaning aids. Heed all
warnings or precautions. To
reduce risk of poisoning or
chemical burns, keep products
away from children at all times,
preferably, in a locked cabinet.
22. Never operate washer with
guards and/or panels removed.
23. Do not operate washer with
missing or broken parts.
24. Do not bypass safety devices.
Save These Instructions
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B–4
Starting the Wash
If These Controls
are Different from
Yours
These controls are intended to
show the variety of features that are
available in the product line. If your
washer does not have all the options
that are shown, it is not a mistake. The
information provided applies to several
of the models in the product line.
1. Prepare clothes for washing
For best wash results:
• Remove items from pockets and cuffs
• Close zippers and fasteners; mend rips and tears
• Sort items into separate loads
• Pre-treat stains and heavily soiled areas
2. Select WASH/RINSE temperature
Always follow garment manufacturer’s care labels for each fabric. See
chart below.
WASH / RINSE
TYPE OF CLOTHING
Hot/Cold
Sturdy whites and colorfast items;
work clothes, soiled items, and cloth
diapers
Warm/Warm
Available on
some models
Warm/Cold −
Delicate or colorfast items
Cold/Cold −
Non-colorfast items
Extra-delicate clothing
Rinsing of most items
Moderately soiled permanent press,
silks, woolens, nylon, acrylic
Rinsing of some items
NOTE: Energy Saver settings, marked with a dash (–), show
temperature settings that use the least energy.
3. Select LOAD SIZE / WATER LEVEL
Variable control allows you to select the most appropriate setting for each
wash load. Do not fill above top row of holes in tub with clothes. Use Water
Level chart below to determine setting.
IMPORTANT: Do not hold knob at RESET for extended periods or washer
flooding may result.
LOAD SIZE
WATER
LEVEL
Super Plus
Max. Fill
Large
3/4 – Full
Medium
1/2 – 3/4 Full
Small
1/2 Full
QUICK WASH
QUICK WASH
B–5
If you change your mind
and the LOAD SIZE
SETTING
If the tub is filling and you decide to
change the LOAD SIZE SETTING, you
must turn the knob to RESET before
changing the load size. The tub can
overfill if you do not turn to RESET
first.
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Starting the Wash (cont'd)
4. Select WASH/SPIN speed
Select wash/spin speed most appropriate to type of fabric in wash load.
See chart below.
WASH/SPIN
SPEED
LOAD TYPE
Regular/Fast
Sturdy fabrics needing maximum water extraction
Regular/Slow
Sturdy fabrics needing slower spin speed to reduce
wrinkling
Gentle/Fast
Heavy loads of delicate fabrics needing fast spin for
better water extraction
Gentle/Slow
Delicate fabrics needing slower spin to protect fabric and
clothing
5. Select wash cycle and time
Push timer knob in and turn to desired cycle and wash time. Timer knob
can be turned in either direction. Wash cycle and time selection depends
upon type of fabric and amount of soil. For best results when cleaning
heavily soiled items, use longer wash time, up to 15 minute maximum.
Lightly soiled items require less wash time. See "Cycles" section for
more information.
6. Select EXTRA RINSE, if desired
EXTRA RINSE is useful for people with detergent sensitive skin. It
provides a second rinse to more completely remove laundry additives,
suds, and perfumes in REGULAR, PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS, and
DELICATE cycles. To select, set switch to ON. Set switch to OFF if not
desired. EXTRA RINSE adds 10–15 minutes to total cycle time.
EXTRA SPIN (some models) should be used when washing heavier
items, like towels, that retain water. The extra spin extracts additional
water from the clothing and shortens drying times. To select, set switch to
ON. Set switch to OFF if not desired. EXTRA SPIN adds approximately 3
minutes to your total wash time.
7. Pull OUT timer knob to start
Water fill begins. Stop washer by pushing knob in.
Measure and add detergent to washtub
Use only detergent recommended for toploading washers.
Add clothing to water in washtub
• Clothes should fill wash tub but should
not be packed. Loosely fill tub with
clothes no higher than top row of
holes. Items must move freely through
wash/rinse water.
• Bulky fabrics may need more water
added after agitation begins. Turn Load
Size knob to RESET and back to
desired setting.
Close washer lid
Washer will not operate when lid is open.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
B–6
Cycles
If These Controls
are Different from
Yours
These controls are intended
to show the variety of features that
are available in the product line. If
your washer does not have all the
options that are shown, it is not a
mistake. The information provided
applies to several of the models in
the product line.
What do the little
numbers mean?
Numbers next to cycle setting shows
the approximate total agitation time.
The total wash time includes periods
of soaking and is longer than the
agitation time.
SOAK
REGULAR
HAND WASH
DOUBLE WASH
DOUBLE WASH automatically
advances into the REGULAR wash
cycle. Use to wash heavily soiled
clothes twice with detergent in
each cycle.
(SOME MODELS)
Use for heavily soiled or stained
items. Washtub fills with water,
pauses approximately 12 minutes for
soaking, and spins water out to
complete cycle.
(SOME MODELS)
Use for fine fabrics normally washed
by hand. To protect fragile fabrics,
washer speed automatically runs at
Gentle/Slow, regardless of position of
speed selector switch.
Use for sturdy items, like play or
work clothes, towels, T-shirts, etc.
To deliver extra detergent,
• LIQUID DETERGENT: place in
fabric softener dispenser for use
in second wash. DO NOT use
dispenser for fabric softener.
• POWDER DETERGENT: place
extra detergent in tub for use in
first wash; recommend
approximately 1½ times normal
amount.
PERMANENT
PRESS/KNITS
Use for clothes that recommend a
permanent press cycle and other
synthetics.
DELICATE
Use to wash delicate items often
washed by hand. Even with small
loads, full tub of water is recommended so items can move freely
for more complete cleaning. More
water also helps reduce fabric wear
and wrinkling. To protect delicate
fabrics, washer speed automatically runs at Gentle/Slow, regardless of position of speed selector
switch.
QUICK WASH
(SOME MODELS)
QUICK WASH
Use for a small load of lightly soiled items that
needs to be washed quickly. QUICK WASH has
a shortened cycle with a light period of agitation.
It then automatically sets to a fast spin speed to
help shorten drying times. The total cycle time is
approximately 15-20 minutes.
B–7
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Dispensers
Bleach Dispenser
Bleach dispenser is located in left
front corner under loading door.
Bleach
dispenser
Use only liquid bleach in dispenser.
To use powdered bleach, add to
wash tub with detergent.
Carefully and slowly, pour recommended
amount of bleach into dispenser during
first washer fill. See table.
Be careful not to spill undiluted bleach.
It is a strong chemical and can damage
cabinet finishes and some fabrics if not
properly diluted. Follow bleach
manufacturer’s label for proper use.
Fabric Softener
Dispenser
Fabric softener dispenser is
located on top of agitator.
Dispenser automatically releases
liquid fabric softener at proper time
during rinse cycle.
Fabric
softener
dispenser
Fabric Softener Use Tips
• Liquid fabric softeners are
dispensed during final rinse. Do
not combine with bleach, bluing,
starch, detergents, soaps, or
packaged water conditioners
during rinse.
• Do not use fabric softener in
dispenser during DOUBLE WASH
cycle.
• Do not mix powdered detergent
with liquid softener in dispenser or
softener will become gummy.
LO AD SIZE
BLEACH
(M ax Am t.)
SUPER PLU S
1 cup
LARG E
1 cup
M EDIUM
3/4 cup
SM ALL
1/2 cup
To use dispenser, follow these steps:
1. Pour liquid fabric softener into dispenser, using amount recommended
on package.
2. Add water up to fill level, but do not exceed tip of fill arrow indicator.
FABRIC SOFTENER MUST BE DILUTED FOR USE.
• Do not stop washer during first spin or dispenser will empty too
soon.
• Never pour fabric softener directly onto clothes or spots and stains
may result. To remove softener stains, soak in soapy solution of
Sard™ Wonder Soap or Ivory ™ soap, or rub stain with bar of Sard™ or
Ivory™ soap and wash garment as usual.
• For best softener performance, set water level to medium or higher.
3. Clean softener dispenser after
each use. Remove dispenser
housing from agitator by
squeezing lower part of dispenser
and pulling up on housing while
tilting slightly to expose
dispenser cup. Rinse dispenser
housing and cup in hot soapy
water.
Clean funnel shape in top of
agitator and inside of agitator. Use small brush on hole and slots in two
funnel rings for thorough cleaning.
After cleaning, re-install dispenser cup. Push dispenser housing
directly down onto top of agitator until firmly snapped together.
To prevent build-up, fill dispenser with clean water in wash cycles when
not using softener.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
B–8
Features, Hints, and Care
Follow the Colors
Lint Filter
Your washer control panel is color
coordinated for your convenience.
When you set your washer controls,
notice which colors are the same. They
will help guide you through setting the
controls.
Amana's self cleaning lint filter works throughout the wash cycle to constantly
remove lint and other residue from the water. Located between the outer and
inner tub, the lint filter removes lint as water passes from the bottom of the
outer tub back to the inner tub. As water passes from the outer tub to the
inner tub, water is forced through the bottom of the lint filter. The filter traps
lint under the filter until the spin cycle begins. During the spin cycle
centrifugal force removes the lint by pulling it off the bottom of the filter and
washing it down the drain.
Need more Time? Reset
the Timer Knob.
Although wash cycles are automatic,
timer may be reset to lengthen, shorten,
or repeat a portion of a cycle.
To set or reset timer, push in timer knob
to stop washer. Hold in timer knob
firmly while slowly turning it to desired
setting. Pull out timer knob to start
washer.
Stops and Starts
Wash action consists of periods of
agitation, with pauses or periods of
soaking. For best results, do not turn
timer through pauses, which are normal
part of wash cycles.
Cleaner Clothes
Water temperature affects how clean
clothes become. If your clothes are not
as clean as you would like, check your
water heater temperature. You may need
to turn your water temperature up to
140°F. Also, check that your water
hoses are hooked up correctly. If they
are switched you might be getting cold
water in your warm and hot cycles.
Hard water does not remove soil as
well as soft water. Check with your local
water company to see if you have hard
water. If you have hard water, try
softening it with a packaged
conditioner or use a little more
detergent.
Risers
Risers or air cushions may be installed
if pipes knock or pound when flow of
water stops. Risers are more efficient
when installed as close as possible to
water supply faucets.
Motor Over load Protector
Internal overload protector automatically stops motor in event of overload.
Overload protector resets in approximately 3 minutes and motor automatically
restarts. If overload protector stops motor again, stop using washer and call
service technician. Loading wash tub too full may result in motor overload.
Automatic Balance System
Your new washer will automatically adjust to unbalanced loads without
shutting down or interrupting the cycle. The cycle will automatically complete
at the fastest spin speed possible.
In a severe out-of-balance condition, clothes may
contain excessive moisture. If this should happen,
simply redistribute the clothes, and reset the control to
the spin mark after the rinse setting in the regular cycle.
Spin mark
Safety Lid Switch
The washer will not spin when the lid is open for any reason. This is for your
personal safety. If the lid is opened mid-cycle, operation will automatically
start when lid is closed.
General Washer Care
• Use only damp or sudsy cloth for cleaning control panel. Some cleaning
product sprays may harm control panel finish or may damage interior of
hood.
• Wipe washer cabinet as needed. If detergent, bleach, or other washing
products are spilled on cabinet, wipe immediately. Some products will
cause permanent damage if spilled on cabinet.
• Top of washer should not be used for removing garment stains. Some stain
removers, such as rust remover, may damage cabinet finish.
• Do not use scouring pads or abrasive cleansers.
• Do not lay sharp or rough objects on or against washer. Finish could be
damaged.
• Remove pins, buckles, or other sharp objects from clothes to prevent
scratching interior parts.
• Leave lid open after use to allow inside of washer to dry, and to help
prevent musty odors from developing.
• Do not allow small children to play on or around washer.
• Do not move washer without reinstalling shipping brace (Part #39365) and
shipping plug (Part #38149). See Moving Washer to New Location section.
B–9
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Moving and Storage
Cold Storage and Non-Use Periods
! WARNING
Explosive hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that
has not been used for two weeks or more. Before using washer, if
hot water system has not been used for such a period, turn on all hot
water faucets and let water flow for several minutes to release
accumulated hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas is flammable: Do not
smoke or use an open flame when flushing water lines.
Cold Weather Care
If washer is delivered when outside temperature is below freezing or if washer
is stored in unheated room or area during cold months, do not operate until
washer has warmed to room temperature. Do not install or operate
washer where temperatures will drop below freezing.
Cold Weather Storage
If washer must be stored in seasonal home or storage building, use one of the
following storage methods.
METHOD 1
1. Turn off water supply faucets and disconnect hoses. Drain water from
both hoses.
2. Add one gallon of non-toxic RV antifreeze (available from hardware or
recreational vehicle dealers) to washer tub.
3. Push in cycle selector knob and turn to SPIN.
4. Pull knob out and let washer spin for 1–2 minutes to drain water. Some
antifreeze will also be lost. (If you have a septic system, contact
antifreeze manufacturer and make sure it will not harm system.)
5. Push in cycle selector knob to stop washer. Dry inner wash tub,
disconnect electrical plug, and close washer lid. If moving washer,
disconnect drain hose. Move and store washer ONLY in upright position.
To remove antifreeze after storage, run washer through a complete cycle
using ½ cup of detergent. DO NOT ADD CLOTHES TO CYCLE.
METHOD 2
1. Push in cycle selector knob and turn to SPIN. Run through complete
spin cycle to remove excess water.
2. When spin cycle is complete, push in cycle selector knob to stop
washer.
3. Turn off water supply faucets and disconnect hoses. Drain water from
both hoses.
4. Dry inner wash tub, disconnect electrical plug, and close washer lid. If
moving washer, disconnect drain hose. Move and store washer ONLY in
upright position.
5. It is normal for some water to remain inside pump. To prevent damage to
washer and pump if remaining water freezes, allow washer to warm to 24
to 48 hours after removing from storage, so water can thaw before use.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
B–10
Vacations and
Extended Non-Use
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible
property damage from flooding, turn
off water supply to washer during
extended periods of non-use.
To prevent mold or mildew, leave lid
open so moisture inside machine can
evaporate.
When closing your home for extended
periods, have service technician drain
washer to avoid stagnant water.
Unplug cord from electrical outlet.
Disconnect hoses from faucets.
Moving Washer to
New Location
Replace shipping plug under motor
and shipping brace in tub. Refer to
Installation Instructions for proper
procedures whenever washer is
moved. See illustration.
Shipping
brace
Shipping
plug and
location
in washer
Tilt washer back slightly
and slide shipping
plug into position
under washer
Trouble Shooting
You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns that
are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, contact Amana
Consumer Affairs Department at 800-843-0304.
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Gear sounds or a low hum
Normal mechanical sounds in commercialquality washer
Normal operation.
Rattling and clanking noise
Loose objects, such as coins or pins, in tub
or pump
Stop washer and check tub. Remove loose objects. If noise
continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in
pump: call your authorized servicer.
Belt buckles, metal fasteners hitting wash tub
Close zippers, buttons, and fasteners. Clothing with
buckles must be turned inside out.
Squealing sound or hot
rubber odor
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce size of
load.
Thumping sound
Heavy wash loads; unbalanced loads
Usually normal, but unbalanced loads should be
redistributed. Stop washer and rearrange load.
Vibrating noise
Washer not resting firmly on floor
Make sure floor is strong enough for washer. Adjust
leveling legs so washer rests firmly on floor. See
Installation Instructions for leveling details.
Wash load distributed unevenly in tub
Stop washer and rearrange load.
Shipping plug not removed during installation
See Installation Instructions for details on removing
shipping plug.
Water splashing or slapping
noise
Spray rinse
Normal operation. Washer sprays water inside tub while
running at high speed during rinse and spin.
Whistling or whirling noise
Drum spinning without clothes
Normal operation. Holes in the tub can cause this sound.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in,
or connection may be loose
Make sure plug from power cord fits tightly into wall outlet.
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or power
outage occurred
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Do NOT increase
fuse capacity. Call qualified electrician to correct circuit
overload problem. Call local utility company to correct
power outage.
Water supply faucets not turned on
Turn on water supply faucets.
Timer knob/cycle selector set incorrectly
Move indicator slightly clockwise. Pull out on timer knob.
Motor overheated
Internal overload protector automatically stops motor in
event of overload. Protector resets in approximately 3
minutes and motor automatically restarts. If overload
protector stops motor again, quit using washer and call
service technician.
NOISE
OPERATION
Washer does not start
Do not overload washer. Largest dry load level should not
be higher than bottom of fabric softener dispenser or top of
agitator.
Washer won’t spin
Lid partially open
Close lid completely.
Residue left in tub
Heavily soiled items
Wipe tub with non-abrasive household cleaner and rinse.
Before washing, shake or brush excess dirt and sand from
items.
B–11
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Trouble Shooting
TOPIC
(cont'd)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer.
Unbalanced load
Rearrange load to allow proper spin.
Kinked drain hose
Straighten drain hose.
Inadequate main water supply
Check water pressure at another faucet in house. Wait for
water supply and pressure to increase.
Water supply faucets partly closed
Fully open hot and cold water supply faucets.
Water being used elsewhere in house
Water pressure must be at least 20 psi (138 kPa). Avoid
running water elsewhere when washer is filling.
Clogged water inlet filters
Disconnect water fill hoses from faucet. Clean and
reposition screen filters. Reconnect water fill hoses.
Kinked water inlet hoses
Straighten hoses.
Incorrect water level/load size selection
Select higher water level/load size. Add water by turning
selector to RESET and back to larger load size.
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer. Largest dry load level should not
be higher than bottom of fabric softener dispenser or top of
agitator.
Water heater temperature set too low; water
heater too far from washer
Use candy/meat thermometer to measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet. Water temperature should
be at least 140°F (60°C). Adjust water heater as
necessary.
Hot water being used elsewhere in house
Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer
use, or there may not be enough hot water for proper
cleaning. If problem continues, enlarge capacity of hot
water system, or use for only one application at a time.
Water drains slowly or does
not drain
Drain hose kinked or clogged
Clean and straighten drain hose.
Water leaks
Loose fill hose connections
Check and tighten all hose/faucet connections. Install
rubber sealing washers provided.
Clogged drain pipes
Unclog drain pipes. Call plumber if necessary.
Changed water levels during fill
Always use RESET on water level switch when changing
water level. Do not hold switch at RESET; return switch to
desired load size.
Oversudsing
Use less detergent.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures
Hot and cold water hoses connected to
wrong supply faucets
Check hose connections. Connect hot water hose to hot
water faucet; connect cold water hose to cold water faucet.
Water enters washer, but tub
does not fill
Incorrect standpipe height for drain hose
Recommended standpipe height is 36” (91.44 cm); for low
standpipes, install Siphon Break Kit (part #562P3). See
Installation Instructions for details.
WATER
Wash load too wet after spin
Water enters slowly or does
not enter washer
Water level does not cover
clothes
Warm or hot water not hot
enough
RS3100007 Rev. 0
B–12
Amana Washer Warranty
Full ONE Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will repair or replace any part that fails due to a
defect in materials or workmanship.
Limited War ranty
After one year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will provide a free part, as listed below, to replace
any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for paying all other
costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.
Second through Third Year
Amana will provide any part.
Third through Fifth Year
Amana will provide the drive motor or timer.
Third through Tenth Year
Amana will provide the transmission assembly and seal kit.
Amana will provide the outer tub assembly.
Amana will provide the cabinet assembly should the part rust through.
Amana will provide the outer wash tub should the part fail to contain water.
Lifetime
Amana will provide the inner wash basket.
What is not covered by these
warranties
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Replacement of household fuses, resetting of circuit
breakers, or correction to household wiring
or plumbing.
Products with original serial numbers removed,
altered, or not readily determined.
Products purchased for commercial, industrial,
rental, or leased use.
Products located outside of the United States
or Canada.
Premium service charges, if the servicer is
requested to perform service in addition to normal
service or outside normal service hours or area.
Adjustments after the first year.
Damage to clothing.
Repairs resulting from the following:
• Improper installation or maintenance.
• Any modification, alteration, or adjustment not
authorized by Amana.
• Accident, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, or
acts of nature.
• Connections to improper electrical current,
voltage, or supply.
To Receive Warranty Service
Service must be performed by an authorized Amana
service representative. To schedule service, contact the
Amana dealer where you purchased your appliance or
contact Amana Appliances Factory Service.
Amana Appliances Factory Service
1-800-628-5782 inside USA
For more information,
Amana Appliances Consumer Services
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
1-800-843-0304 inside USA
(319) 622-5511 worldwide
When contacting Amana Appliances please
include the following information:
•
•
•
•
•
Your name, address, and telephone number.
Model number and serial number of your appliance
(found on inside of lid in the bottom right corner).
The name and address of your dealer and the date
of purchase.
A clear description of the problem.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
Amana Appliances Online • http://www.amana.com
 1999 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
Part No. 40068302
Printed in U.S.A. 8/99
B–13
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Appendix C
C–1
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Owner’s Manual
Top Loading Washer
Contents
Important Safety Information ................................. C–3
Product Registration and Service.......................... C–4
Before You Install ................................................. C–5
Installation Instructions......................................... C–7
Helpful Hints and Features ................................... C–9
Care and Cleaning .............................................. C–10
Operating Instructions ........................................ C–11
Troubleshooting/Before Calling Service ............... C–13
Warranty ............................................................ C–15
Installer Checklist............................................... C–17
Keep instructions for future reference.
Be sure manual stays with washer.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
C–2
Important Safety Information
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
13. Use your washer only for its intended purpose:
non-commercial clothes washing.
14. Always disconnect washer from electrical supply
before attempting any service. Disconnect power
cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
15. Install washer according to Installation
Instructions. All connections for water, drain,
electrical power, and grounding must comply with
local codes and be made by licensed personnel
when required.
16. To reduce risk of fire, do not use washer to
launder clothes which have traces of any
flammable substance, such as vegetable oil,
cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals,
thinner, etc., or anything containing wax or
chemicals, such as mops and cleaning cloths.
Flammable substances may cause fabric to catch
fire by itself.
17. Use only fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static that are appropriate for automatic washers.
18. Keep your washer in good condition. Bumping or
dropping washer can damage safety features. If
damage occurs, have washer checked by qualified
service technician.
19. Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
20. Loading door must be closed whenever washer is
filling, agitating, or spinning. Do not bypass
loading door switch by permitting washer to
operate with loading door open.
21. Always read and follow manufacturer’s
instructions on packages of laundry and cleaning
aids. Heed all warnings or precautions. To reduce
risk of poisoning or chemical burns, keep
products away from children at all times,
preferably, in a locked cabinet.
22. Never operate washer with guards and/or panels
removed.
23. Do not operate washer with missing or broken
parts.
24. Do not bypass safety devices.
25. Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate
washer according to manufacturer’s instructions
may result in conditions which can produce bodily
injury and/or property damage.
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death.
! WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
! CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in minor personal injury or product or
property damage.
! WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury,
or death when using your washer, follow these basic
precautions:
1. Read all instructions before using washer.
2. Be sure washer is properly grounded.
3. Do not wash articles that have been cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or
explosive substances. Vapors could ignite or
explode.
4. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
other flammable or explosive substances to wash
water. Vapors could ignite or explode.
5. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids near this or any other
appliance.
6. Do not allow children to play on or in washer.
Close supervision of children is necessary when
washer is used near children, a safety rule for all
appliances.
7. Before washer is removed from service or
discarded, remove door to washing compartment.
8. Do not reach into washer if wash tub is moving.
9. Do not install or store washer where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather.
10. Do not tamper with washer controls.
11. Do not repair or replace any part of washer or
attempt any service, unless specifically
recommended in user-maintenance instructions or
in published user-repair instructions that you
understand and have skills to carry out.
12. To reduce risk of electric shock or fire, do not
use extension cords or adapters to connect
washer to electrical power source.
NOTE: Warning and Important Safety
Instructions appearing in this manual are not
meant to cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Common sense,
caution, and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining, or operating washer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent,
or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do
not understand.
C–3
RS3100007 Rev. 0
Important Information
Thank you for buying an Amana washer!
Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If registration
card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana,
provide product information from serial plate found on lower right hand corner of inner lid:
Model Number __________________________________
Manufacturing (P) Number _________________________
Serial Number (S/N) ______________________________
Purchase Date __________________________________
Dealer Name ___________________________________
Dealer Address _________________________________
Dealer Phone ___________________________________
Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future reference
or if warranty service is required.
For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC
(1-800-628-5782) inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA. Warranty service must be
performed by an authorized servicer. Amana Appliances also recommends contacting an
authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.
Asure™ Extended Service Plan
Amana Appliances offers long-term service protection for this new washer. Asure™ Extended
Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and travel charges, is specially designed to
supplement a strong warranty. Call 1-800-528-2682 for information.
Parts and Accessories
Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories by phone. To order accessories for
your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA.
Save Time and Money
If something seems unusual, please check “Before Calling Service” on pages 12 and 13,
which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service. If you have a question,
write us (include model number and phone number) at Consumer Affairs Department,
Amana Appliances, 2800 - 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa 52204-0001.
For more information on this and other Amana products, visit our Web site
www.amana.com
or
call Consumer Affairs Department at
1-800-843-0304
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
RS3100007 Rev. 0
C–4
Before You Install
Motor Overload Protector
Internal overload protector automatically stops motor in
event of overload. Overload protector resets in
approximately 3 minutes and motor automatically
restarts. If overload protector stops motor again, quit
using washer and call service technician.
Electrical Requirements
Washer requires 120 volt, 15 amp, 60Hz power supply
and 3-prong grounding plug. Refer to serial plate for
specific requirements. Wiring diagram is located in
control hood.
! WARNING
Loading wash tub too full may result in motor overload.
See Washing Guide for proper load size information.
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
Water Supply Requirements
• Observe all local codes and ordinances.
! WARNING
• Disconnect electrical power to unit before
servicing.
Explosive hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot
water system that has not been used for two weeks
or more. Before using washer, if hot water system
has not been used for such a period, turn on all hot
water faucets and let water flow for several minutes to
release accumulated hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas is
flammable: do not smoke or use an open flame when
flushing water lines.
• Ground appliance properly.
• Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure this appliance is properly grounded.
• DO NOT ground to gas line.
• DO NOT ground to cold water pipe if pipe is
interrupted by plastic, non-metallic gaskets, or
other insulating (non-conducting) materials.
• DO NOT modify plug on power cord. If plug does
not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet
installed by qualified electrician.
Water supply faucets must fit standard 3/4" (19.05 mm)
female garden hose couplings. Do not use slip-on or
clamp-on connections.
• DO NOT have a fuse in the neutral or ground
circuit. A fuse in the neutral or ground circuit
could result in an electrical shock.
NOTE: Water supply faucets should be easily
accessible and turned off after extended use.
• DO NOT use an extension cord with this
appliance.
Optional longer inlet hoses are available at extra cost, if
hoses supplied with washer are not long enough for
installation. Order hoses as follows:
• DO NOT use an adapter plug with this appliance.
No. 20617 Inlet Hose, 8 feet (2.44 m)
• DO NOT pinch power cord.
No. 20618 Inlet Hose, 10 feet (3.05 m)
Grounding Instructions
For safety, washer must be grounded. All washer power
supply cords are equipped with 3-prong grounding plug.
Plug on cord must be plugged into appropriate outlet
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances. Do not modify plug
on washer cord. If plug will not fit outlet, have qualified
electrician install proper outlet.
Cold water connection
Water supply
faucets
Hot water
connection
Do not remove warning tag from power cord.
! WARNING
Water
inlet hoses
Water mixing
valve
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Grounding wires and wires colored like grounding
wires are NOT to be used as current carrying
conductors.
Water Pressure
Static pressure measured at faucet must be 20–120
pounds per square inch (138 to 827 kPa). Water
pressure under 20 pounds per square inch (138 kPa)
results in extended washer fill time.
• Standard accepted color coding for ground wires is
green or green with a yellow stripe.
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Before You Install
Risers
Risers or air cushions may be installed if pipes knock or
pound when flow of water stops. Risers are more
efficient when installed as close as possible to water
supply faucets.
Washer Dimensions
Risers
(air cushions)
LID
OPEN 90°
Water
supply faucets
53.5"
137.1 cm
Drain
Drain receptacle must be able to handle hose with at
least 1¼" (32cm) outside diameter. End of drain hose
must be 36" (91.44 cm) above floor, or water may run out
of washer before end of cycle.
Low Standpipe Installation
For standpipe installation below 36" (91.44 cm), install
Siphon Break Kit (part #562P3).
28" (71.1 cm)
2"
5.1 cm
Location
Install washer on a solid floor.
36.6" (93 cm)
Never install washer on a platform or weak support
structure.
DO NOT install washer on carpeted floor.
Use dimensions shown at right to determine space
needed for easy installation and servicing.
43.6" (110.7 cm)
Wood floor constructions may sometimes need to be
reinforced to minimize vibration from unbalanced loads.
Carpet and soft tile surfaces also contribute to vibration
and/or tendency for washer to move slightly during spin
cycle.
26.9" (68.3 cm)
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C–6
2 flat rubber washers
T
HO
beaded tie-down strap
When removing cardboard base panel under washer,
plastic shipping plug is released from washer. Remove plug
from cardboard base and save for reuse when moving
washer.
HO
T
CO
LD
2
CONNECT WATER FILL HOSES TO WASHER
Tightly push one flat rubber washer into one end of each
water fill hose and attach this end of hose to washer. HOT
and COLD connections are identified by letters H and C
stamped into washer cabinet and by HOT and COLD
printed on water fill hoses.
4 rubber leveling foot pads
Tools
Required
NOTE: Save shipping plug; reinstall whenever
washer is moved more than 4 feet. Do not lift or
move washer without shipping materials in place.
2 screened hose filters
2 water fill hoses
STEP 2
Push rubber washer into
end of fill hose
Screwdriver
Tighten hose connections by hand until snug, then another
¼ turn with pliers. DO NOT cross-thread or over-tighten
couplings.
Connect
water fill
hoses
to washer
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LD
CO
MOVE WASHER TO FINAL AREA;
REMOVE SHIPPING PLUG
Washer must be within 4 feet of desired area before
beginning installation. Open washer lid to remove
styrofoam shipping brace from agitator. Remove installation
parts from shipping brace for use.
3
Pliers
STEP 1
Move
washer to
final area
Remove
shipping
plug and
save for
reuse
Tightly push one screened filter washer onto remaining end
of each water fill hose. Attach water hoses to HOT and
COLD faucets. BE SURE HOT WATER HOSE IS
CONNECTED TO HOT WATER FAUCET.
cardboard
base
shipping
plug
STEP 3
Connect water fill hoses
to faucets
Tighten hose connections by hand until snug, then another
¼ turn with pliers. DO NOT cross-thread or over-tighten
couplings. Turn on water and check for leaks. If leaks are
found, retighten hose couplings. Continue tightening and
rechecking until no leaks are found.
faucet
4
SECURE DRAIN HOSE TO DRAIN
Remove drain hose from shipping position on rear of washer
by unhooking hose from retainer clamp. Use beaded tiedown strap to secure “hook” end of drain hose to standpipe,
wall inlet hoses, or laundry tub (must hold at least 20
gallons).
screen filter
COLD
Wrench
CONNECT WATER FILL HOSES TO FAUCETS
Before connecting hoses to water supply, turn on faucets
and flush lines for approximately 2 minutes to remove
foreign matter that could clog filter screens in water mixing
valve or fill hoses.
HOT
Installation Instructions
Level
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1
Parts
Supplied
hose
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STEP 4
Connect drain hose to drain
standpipe
adapter
(avoid
air-tight
seal)
IMPORTANT: To prevent siphoning, do not place
ribbed portion of drain hose into standpipe. Avoid
air-tight seal around standpipe adapter.
STEP 5
Position and level washer
bubble level
5
POSITION AND LEVEL WASHER
Position washer on clean, dry, firm, and level floor. Place
rubber foot pads on all four leveling legs.
NOTE: To avoid damage to legs and base, do
not slide washer across floor if leveling legs have
been extended.
36"
(min)
beaded
tie-down
strap
Loosen 7/8" locknuts and adjust front 2 leveling legs until
machine is level front-to-back and side-to-side. Be sure
machine does not rock. Tighten locknuts up to washer base,
or washer will move out of position during operation.
Once front legs are adjusted, gently tilt washer forward on
front legs and lower into place to correctly set rear selfleveling legs. WASHER MUST NOT ROCK.
STANDPIPE
6
CONNECT POWER CORD TO ELECTRICITY
See Electrical Requirements on page 4.
Plug washer into 3-prong grounded outlet.
locknut
leveling leg
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rubber foot pad
7
60" max
36" min
TUB
beaded tie-down strap
BEFORE FIRST USE TO WASH CLOTHES,
add water and detergent to washtub.
Run through one wash cycle.
To prevent damage to pump, add at least 1 quart of water
to tub before first use. Pump seal may overheat and leak if
washer is used before water is added. Small amount of
water from first use stays in drain system to cool pump and
prevent seal damage.
beaded
tie-down
strap
Questions?
See Washing Guide or call Amana
Consumer Affairs Department
WALL UNIT
STEP 6
Connect power cord to
electricity
1-800-843-0304
STEP 7
Before first use to wash
clothes, add water and
detergent to tub
Run through one wash cycle
Operating Instructions
Washer Control Panel
TEMPERATURE
WARM
WARM
SPEED
LOAD SIZE
WARM
COLD
REG
SLOW
MEDIUM
COLD
COLD
HOT
COLD
GENTLE
FAST
REG
FAST
GENTLE
SLOW
EX-LARGE
SMALL
RESET
WASH
RINSE
WATER LEVEL
ENERGY SAVER
WASH
SPIN
COMMERCIAL QUALITY WASHER
SUPER CAPACITY PLUS
TWO SPEED
13 CYCLES
Recheck installation procedures before operating
washer.
To Wash Clothes
Clean clothes are the result of proper load preparation,
water temperature selection, detergent, and amount of
water in wash cycle. See Washing Guide in literature
packet for additional wash preparation instructions.
1. Prepare clothes for washing
LOAD SIZE
WATER LEVEL
Ex-Large
3/4 – Full
Medium
1/2 – 3/4 Full
Small
1/2 Full
3. Select WASH/RINSE temperature
Always follow garment manufacturer’s care labels
for each fabric. See chart below.
For best wash results:
• Remove items from pockets and cuffs
• Close zippers and fasteners; mend rips and
tears
• Sort items into separate loads
• Pre-treat stains and heavily soiled areas
WASH / RINSE
TYPE OF CLOTHING
Hot/Cold
Sturdy whites and colorfast items
Work clothes
Soiled items
Diapers
2. Select LOAD SIZE / WATER LEVEL
Warm/Warm
Delicate or colorfast items
Variable control allows you to select the most
appropriate setting for each wash load. Use
Water Level chart below to determine setting. See
Washing Guide for more details.
Warm/Cold •
Moderately soiled permanent press
Silks, woolens, nylon, acrylic
Rinsing of some items
Cold/Cold •
Non-colorfast items
Extra-delicate clothing
Rinsing of most items
IMPORTANT: Do not hold knob at RESET for
extended periods or washer flooding
may result.
NOTE: Energy Saver settings, marked with a dot
(•), show temperature settings that use the least
energy.
4. Select WASH/SPIN speed
Select wash/spin speed most appropriate to type
of fabric in wash load. See chart below.
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Operating Instructions
WASH/SPIN
SPEED
LOAD TYPE
Regular/Fast
Sturdy fabrics needing maximum
water extraction
Regular/Slow
Sturdy fabrics needing slower spin
speed to reduce wrinkling
Gentle/Fast
Heavy loads of delicate fabrics
needing fast spin for better water
extraction
Gentle/Slow
Delicate fabrics needing slower spin
to protect fabric and clothing
and wrinkling. To protect delicate fabrics, washer speed
automatically runs at Gentle/Slow, regardless of position of speed selector switch.
Soak
Use for heavily soiled or stained items. Washtub fills
with water, pauses approximately 12 minutes for
soaking, and spins water out to complete cycle.
Hand Wash
Use for fine fabrics normally washed by hand. To
protect fragile fabrics, washer speed automatically runs
at Gentle/Slow, regardless of position of speed selector
switch.
5. Select wash cycle and time
Push timer knob in and turn to desired cycle and
wash time. Wash cycle and time selection
depends upon type of fabric and amount of soil.
For best results when cleaning heavily soiled
items, use longer wash time, up to 15 minute
maximum. Lightly soiled items require less wash
time.
Prewash
Use to wash heavily soiled clothes twice with detergent
in each cycle. To deliver extra detergent:
• LIQUID DETERGENT: place in fabric softener
dispenser for use in second wash.
DO NOT use dispenser for fabric softener.
• POWDER DETERGENT: place extra detergent in tub
for use in first wash; recommend approximately 1½
times normal amount.
Regular
Use for sturdy items, like play or work clothes, towels,
T-shirts, etc. Number next to cycle setting shows total
wash time, including periods of agitation and periods of
soaking:
SOIL
Heavy
Normal
Light
WASH/AGITATION TIME
6. Select EXTRA RINSE, if desired
Useful for people with detergent sensitive skin.
Provides second rinse to more completely remove
laundry additives, suds, and perfumes in
REGULAR, PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS, and
DELICATE cycles. To select, set switch to ON.
When not wanted, set switch to OFF. Extra Rinse
adds between 10 and 15 minutes to total cycle
time.
7. Pull OUT timer knob to start
Water fill begins, and wash tub starts agitation.
Stop washer by pushing knob in.
8. Measure and add detergent to
washtub
Use only detergent recommended for top-loading
washers. See Washing Guide for information on
water hardness and detergent.
9. Add clothing to water in washtub
• Clothes should fill wash tub but should not be
packed. Loosely fill tub with clothes no higher
than top of agitator vanes. For best results, items
must move freely through wash/rinse water.
• Bulky fabrics may need more water added after
agitation begins. Turn Load Size control to
RESET and back to desired setting.
15 minutes
12 minutes
6 minutes
Permanent Press/Knits
Use for permanent press items and synthetics.
Delicate
Use to pretreat delicate items often washed by hand.
Even with small loads, full tub of water is recommended for more complete cleaning, so items can
move freely. More water also helps reduce fabric wear
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10. Close washer lid
Washer will not operate when lid is open.
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Helpful Hints and Features
Following are general suggestions for using your topload washer. See Amana’s Washing Guide for detailed
information about preparing your wash loads, effect of
water hardness, water temperature settings, load sizes,
laundry aids, special care items, and stain removal.
Pauses
Wash action consists of periods of agitation, with
pauses or periods of soaking. Do not turn timer through
pauses, which are normal part of wash cycles.
Bleach Dispenser
Bleach dispenser is located in left front corner under
loading door.
Bleach
dispenser
Carefully pour recommended amount of bleach into
dispenser during first washer fill, as indicated below:
Medium
Small
Fabric softener dispenser is located on top of agitator.
Dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener
at proper time during rinse cycle.
Fabric
softener
dispenser
To use dispenser, follow these steps:
1. Pour liquid fabric softener into dispenser using
amount recommended on package.
2. Add water up to fill level, but do not exceed tip of
fill arrow indicator. FABRIC SOFTENER MUST BE
DILUTED FOR USE.
• Do not stop washer during first spin or dispenser
will empty too soon.
• Never pour fabric softener directly onto clothes or
spots and stains may result. To remove softener
stains, soak in soapy solution of Sard™ Wonder
Soap or Ivory™ soap, or rub stain with bar of
Sard™ and wash garment as usual.
• For best softener performance, set water level to
medium or higher.
Use only liquid bleach in dispenser. To use powdered
bleach, add to wash tub with detergent.
LOAD SIZE
Large
Fabric Softener Dispenser
BLEACH (Max Amt)
1 cup
3/4 cup
1/2 cup
Be careful not to spill undiluted bleach. It is a strong
chemical and can damage cabinet finishes and some
fabrics if not properly diluted. Follow bleach
manufacturer’s label for proper use.
Resetting Timer
Although wash cycles are automatic, timer may be
reset to lengthen, shorten, or repeat a portion of a
cycle.
To set or reset timer, push in timer knob to stop
washer. Hold in timer knob firmly while slowly turning it
to desired setting. Pull out timer knob to start washer.
3. Clean softener dispenser after each use.
Remove dispenser housing from agitator by
squeezing lower part of dispenser and pulling up
on housing while tilting slightly to expose dispenser
cup. Rinse dispenser housing and cup in hot soapy
water.
Clean funnel shape in top of agitator and inside of
agitator. Use small brush on hole and slots in two
funnel rings for thorough cleaning.
After cleaning, re-install dispenser cup. Push
dispenser housing directly down onto top of
agitator until firmly snapped together.
To prevent build-up, fill dispenser with clean water
in wash cycles when not using softener.
Fabric Softener Use Tips
• Liquid fabric softeners are dispensed during final
rinse. Do not combine with bleach, bluing, starch,
detergents, soaps, or packaged water
conditioners during rinse.
• Do not use fabric softener in dispenser during
Prewash cycle.
• Do not mix powdered detergent with liquid softener
in dispenser or softener will become gummy.
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Care and Cleaning
Automatic Balance System
Moving Washer to New Location
Your new washer will automatically adjust to
unbalanced loads without shutting down or interrupting
the cycle. The cycle will automatically complete at the
fastest spin speed possible.
Replace shipping plug under motor. See illustration.
In a severe out-of-balance condition, clothes may
contain excessive moisture. If this should happen,
simply redistribute the clothes, and reset the control to
the spin mark after the rinse setting in the regular
cycle.
Plug location
inside washer
cabinet
Safety Spin
The washer will not spin when the lid is open for any
reason. This is for your personal safety. If the lid is
opened mid-cycle, operation will automatically start
when lid is closed.
Shipping plug
Refer to Installation Instructions for proper procedures
whenever washer is moved.
General Washer Care
• Use only damp or sudsy cloth for cleaning control
panel. Some cleaning product sprays may harm
control panel finish or may damage interior of hood.
• Wipe washer cabinet as needed. If detergent,
bleach, or other washing products are spilled on
cabinet, wipe immediately. Some products will cause
permanent damage if spilled on cabinet.
• Top of washer should not be used for removing
garment stains. Some stain removers, such as rust
remover, may damage cabinet finish.
• Do not use scouring pads or abrasive cleansers.
• Do not lay sharp or rough objects on or against
washer. Finish could be damaged.
• Remove pins, buckles, or other sharp objects from
clothes to prevent scratching interior parts.
• Leave lid open after use to allow inside of washer to
dry, and to help prevent musty odors from
developing.
• Do not allow small children to play on or around
washer.
• Do not move washer without reinstalling
shipping brace (Part #38039) and shipping plug
(Part #38149). See instructions below for
reinstallation procedures.
RS3100007 Rev. 0
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Before Calling Service
You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns
that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, contact Amana
Consumer Affairs Department at 800-843-0304.
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
“Clunking” or gear
sounds
Normal mechanical sounds in
commercial-quality washer
Normal operation.
Rattling and clanking
noise
Loose objects, such as coins or pins, in
tub or pump
Stop washer and check tub. Remove loose objects.
If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects
may be in pump: call your authorized servicer.
Belt buckles, metal fasteners hitting
wash tub
Close zippers, buttons, and fasteners. Clothing with
buckles must be turned inside out.
Squealing sound or hot
rubber odor
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce
size of load. See Washing Guide for proper load
level information.
Thumping sound
Heavy wash loads; unbalanced loads
Usually normal, but unbalanced loads should be
redistributed. Stop washer and rearrange load.
Vibrating noise
Washer not resting firmly on floor
Make sure floor is strong enough for washer. Adjust
leveling legs so washer rests firmly on floor. See
Installation Instructions for leveling details.
Wash load distributed unevenly in tub
Stop washer and rearrange load.
Shipping plug not removed during
installation
See Installation Instructions for details on removing
shipping plug.
Spray rinse
Normal operation. W asher sprays water inside tub
while running at high speed during rinse and spin.
Electrical power cord may not be
plugged in, or connection may be loose
Make sure plug from power cord fits tightly into wall
outlet.
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or
power outage occurred
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Do NOT
increase fuse capacity. Call qualified electrician to
correct circuit overload problem. Call local utility
company to correct power outage.
Water supply faucets not turned on
Turn on water supply faucets.
Timer knob/cycle selector set incorrectly
Move indicator slightly clockwise. Pull out on timer
knob.
Motor overheated
Internal overload protector automatically stops motor
in event of overload. Protector resets in
approximately 3 minutes and motor automatically
restarts. If overload protector stops motor again, quit
using washer and call service technician.
NOISE
Spray/whistling noise
OPERATION
Washer does not start
Do not overload washer. Largest dry load level
should not be higher than bottom of fabric softener
dispenser or top of agitator.
Washer won’t spin
Lid partially open
Close lid completely.
Residue left in tub
Heavily soiled items
Wipe tub with non-abrasive household cleaner and
rinse. Before washing, shake or brush excess dirt
and sand from items.
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Before Calling Service
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer. See Washing Guide for
details.
Unbalanced load
Rearrange load to allow proper spin.
Kinked drain hose
Straighten drain hose.
Inadequate main water supply
Check water pressure at another faucet in house.
Wait for water supply and pressure to increase.
Water supply faucets partly closed
Fully open hot and cold water supply faucets.
Water being used elsewhere in house
Water pressure must be at least 20 psi (138 kPa).
Avoid running water elsewhere when washer is
filling.
Clogged water inlet filters
Disconnect water fill hoses from faucet. Clean and
reposition screen filters. Reconnect water fill hoses.
Kinked water inlet hoses
Straighten hoses.
Incorrect water level/load size selection
Select higher water level/load size. Add water by
turning selector to RESET and back to larger load
size.
Overloaded wash tub
Do not overload washer. Largest dry load level
should not be higher than bottom of fabric softener
dispenser or top of agitator.
Water heater temperature set too low;
water heater too far from washer
Use candy/meat thermometer to measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet. Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (60°C). Adjust water heater
as necessary.
Hot water being used elsewhere in
house
Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during
washer use, or there may not be enough hot water
for proper cleaning. If problem continues, enlarge
capacity of hot water system, or use for only one
application at a time.
Water drains slowly or
does not drain
Drain hose kinked or clogged
Clean and straighten drain hose.
Water leaks
Loose fill hose connections
Check and tighten all hose/faucet connections.
Install rubber sealing washers provided.
Clogged drain pipes
Unclog drain pipes. Call plumber if necessary.
Changed water levels during fill
Always use RESET on water level switch when
changing water level. Do not hold switch at RESET;
return switch to desired load size.
Oversudsing
Use less detergent.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures
Hot and cold water hoses connected to
wrong supply faucets
Check hose connections. Connect hot water hose to
hot water faucet; connect cold water hose to cold
water faucet.
Water enters washer, but
tub does not fill
Incorrect standpipe height for drain
hose
Recommended standpipe height is 36” (91.44 cm);
for low standpipes, install Siphon Break Kit (part
#562P3). See Installation Instructions for details.
WATER
Wash load too wet after
spin
Water enters slowly or
does not enter washer
Water level does not
cover clothes
Warm or hot water not
hot enough
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Cold Storage and Non-Use Periods
Cold Weather Care
Vacations and Extended Non-Use
If washer is delivered when outside temperature is
below freezing, or if washer is stored in unheated room
or area during cold months, do not operate until
washer has warmed to room temperature. Do not
install or operate washer where temperatures will
drop below freezing.
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible property damage
from flooding, turn off water supply to washer
during extended periods of non-use.
Cold Weather Storage
When closing your home for extended periods,
have service technician drain washer to avoid
stagnant water. Unplug cord from electrical outlet.
Disconnect hoses from faucets.
To prevent mold or mildew, leave lid open so
moisture inside machine can evaporate.
If washer must be stored in seasonal home or storage
building, use one of the following storage methods.
METHOD 1
1. Turn off water supply faucets and disconnect
hoses. Drain water from both hoses.
2. Add one gallon of non-toxic RV antifreeze
(available from hardware or recreational vehicle
dealers) to washer tub.
3. Push in cycle selector knob and turn to SPIN.
4. Pull knob out and let washer spin for 1–2 minutes
to drain water. Some antifreeze will also be lost.
(If you have a septic system, contact antifreeze
manufacturer and make sure it will not harm
system.)
5. Push in cycle selector knob to stop washer. Dry
inner wash tub, disconnect electrical plug, and
close washer lid. If moving washer, disconnect
drain hose. Move and store washer ONLY in
upright position.
To remove antifreeze after storage, run washer through
a complete cycle using ½ cup of detergent. DO NOT
ADD CLOTHES TO CYCLE.
METHOD 2
1. Push in cycle selector knob and turn to SPIN. Run
through complete spin cycle to remove excess
water.
2. When spin cycle is complete, push in cycle
selector knob to stop washer.
3. Turn off water supply faucets and disconnect
hoses. Drain water from both hoses.
4. Dry inner wash tub, disconnect electrical plug, and
close washer lid. If moving washer, disconnect
drain hose. Move and store washer ONLY in
upright position.
5. It is normal for some water to remain inside pump.
To prevent damage to washer and pump if
remaining water freezes, allow washer to warm to
24 to 48 hours after removing from storage, so
water can thaw before use.
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RS3100007 Rev. 0
Warranty
Home Laundry Automatic Washer Product
Full Two Year Warranty
Five Year Full Warranty on Transmission
Limited Five Year Warranty on Cabinet
Limited Ten Year Warranty on Transmission
Limited Twenty Year Warranty on Stainless Steel Inner Wash Tub
Warranty Provides For:
FIRST TWO YEARS Amana Appliances will repair or replace any defective part free of charge.
THIRD THROUGH FIFTH YEARS Amana Appliances will replace any defective transmission assembly free
of charge.
THIRD THROUGH FIFTH YEARS Amana Appliances will provide a free replacement part only, f.o.b.
Amana, Iowa for any cabinet which proves defective from rust.
SIXTH THROUGH TENTH YEARS Amana Appliances will provide a free replacement part only, f.o.b.
Amana, Iowa, for any defective transmission assembly.
THIRD THROUGH TWENTIETH YEAR Amana Appliances will provide a free replacement part only, f.o.b.
Amana, Iowa for any defective stainless steel inner wash tub.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS
• Warranty begins at date of original purchase.
• Applies only to product used within the United
States or in Canada.
• Products used on a commercial, rental, or leased
basis are not covered by this warranty.
• Service must be performed by an authorized
Amana service.
• Adjustments covered during the first year only.
WARRANTY IS VOID IF:
• Serial plate is defaced
• Product has defect or damage due to product
alteration, connection to an improper electrical
supply, shipping and handling, accident, fire,
floods, lightning or other conditions beyond the
control of Amana.
• Product is improperly installed or applied.
Owner’s Responsibilities
• Provide proof of purchase (sales receipt).
• Normal care and maintenance
• Having the product reasonably accessible for
service.
• Pay for service calls related to product installation
or usage instructions.
• Pay for premium service costs, over normal
service charges, if servicer is requested to
perform service outside servicer’s normal
business hours.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES*
*This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For
example, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this
exclusion may not apply to you.
For warranty service, contact an authorized Amana servicer. Should you have a service problem that is not
resolved locally,
Write: Amana Appliances
2800 - 220th Trail
Amana, IA 52204-0001
Or phone in USA: 1-800-843-0304
If outside USA, call: 319-622-5511
RS3100007 Rev. 0
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Fast Track for Installing Washer
See manual for details
5 Position and level washer
1 Move washer to
final installation
area
Remove shipping
brace and
shipping plug
2 Push rubber washer into end of
fill hose
Connect water fill hoses to
washer
6 Connect power cord
H
to electricity
OT
LD
CO
3 Connect
water fill
hoses to
faucets
add water and detergent to tub
COLD
HOT
7 Before first use to wash clothes,
Pull out timer knob to start
Run through one wash cycle and
check for leaks
4 Secure drain hose to drain
PULL
Part No. 40068301
Printed in USA 6/99
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©1999 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
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