Owner`s Manual

Owner`s Manual
Owner’s Manual
Top Loading Washer
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Contents
Important Safety Information ..................................... 2
Product Registration and Service .............................. 3
Before You Install ..................................................... 4
Installation Instructions ............................................. 6
Helpful Hints and Features ....................................... 8
Care and Cleaning .................................................... 9
Operating Instructions ............................................ 10
Troubleshooting/Before Calling Service ................... 12
Warranty ................................................................ 14
Installer Checklist ................................................... 16
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.
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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
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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
Washer Dimensions
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.
Risers
(air cushions)
LID
28"
(71.1 cm)
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)
5
6
LD
Remove
shipping
plug and
save for
reuse
STEP 1
Move
washer to
final area
Level
Tools
Required
2 water fill hoses
CO
T
HO
Parts
Supplied
Wrench
Screwdriver
shipping
plug
cardboard
base
Pliers
4 rubber leveling foot pads
beaded tie-down strap
2 screened hose filters
2 flat rubber washers
Installation Instructions
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).
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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.
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.
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.
3
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
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.
2
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.
NOTE: Save shipping plug; reinstall whenever
washer is moved more than 4 feet. Do not lift or
move washer without shipping materials in place.
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.
1
60" max
36" min
WALL UNIT
beaded tie-down strap
TUB
STANDPIPE
36"
(min)
beaded
tie-down
strap
beaded
tie-down
strap
standpipe
adapter
(avoid
air-tight
seal)
STEP 4
Connect drain hose to drain
T
HOT
CO
LD
hose
screen filter
faucet
STEP 3
Connect water fill hoses
to faucets
Connect
water fill
hoses
to washer
HO
STEP 2
Push rubber washer into
end of fill hose
COLD
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1-800-843-0304
See Washing Guide or call Amana
Consumer Affairs Department
Questions?
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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.
CONNECT POWER CORD TO ELECTRICITY
See Electrical Requirements on page 4.
Plug washer into 3-prong grounded outlet.
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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.
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.
NOTE: To avoid damage to legs and base, do
not slide washer across floor if leveling legs have
been extended.
POSITION AND LEVEL WASHER
Position washer on clean, dry, firm, and level floor. Place
rubber foot pads on all four leveling legs.
5
IMPORTANT: To prevent siphoning, do not place
ribbed portion of drain hose into standpipe. Avoid
air-tight seal around standpipe adapter.
Run through one wash cycle
STEP 7
Before first use to wash
clothes, add water and
detergent to tub
STEP 6
Connect power cord to
electricity
rubber foot pad
locknut
leveling leg
bubble level
STEP 5
Position and level washer
Operating Instructions
Washer Control Panel
TEMPERATURE
WARM
WARM
HOT
COLD
SPEED
LOAD SIZE
WARM
COLD
REG
SLOW
MEDIUM
COLD
COLD
GENTLE
FAST
REG
FAST
GENTLE
SLOW
EX-LARGE
SMALL
RESET
WASH
RINSE
WASH
SPIN
WATER LEVEL
ENERGY SAVER
COMMERCIAL QUALITY WASHER
SUPER CAPACITY PLUS
TWO SPEED
13 CYCLES
3. Select WASH/RINSE temperature
Recheck installation procedures before operating
washer.
Always follow garment manufacturer’s care labels
for each fabric. See chart below.
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
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 LOAD SIZE / WATER LEVEL
WASH / RINSE
TYPE OF CLOTHING
Hot/Cold
Sturdy whites and colorfast items
Work clothes
Soiled items
Diapers
Warm/Warm
Delicate or colorfast items
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
NOTE: Energy Saver settings, marked with a dot
(•), show temperature settings that use the least
energy.
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.
4. Select WASH/SPIN speed
Select wash/spin speed most appropriate to type of
fabric in wash load. See chart below.
IMPORTANT: Do not hold knob at RESET for
extended periods or washer flooding may result.
LOAD SIZE
WATER LEVEL
WASH/SPIN
SPEED
LOAD TYPE
Ex-Large
3/4 – Full
Regular/Fast
Sturdy fabrics needing maximum
water extraction
Medium
1/2 – 3/4 Full
Regular/Slow
Small
1/2 Full
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
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Operating Instructions
5. Select wash cycle and time
6. Select EXTRA RINSE, if desired
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
WASH/AGITATION TIME
15 minutes
12 minutes
6 minutes
10. Close washer lid
Permanent Press/Knits
Use for permanent press items and synthetics.
Washer will not operate when lid is open.
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 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.
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Helpful Hints and Features
Fabric Softener Dispenser
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.
Fabric softener dispenser is located on top of agitator.
Dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at
proper time during rinse cycle.
Pauses
Fabric
softener
dispenser
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
To use dispenser, follow these steps:
1. Pour liquid fabric softener into dispenser using
amount recommended on package.
Bleach dispenser is located in left front corner under
loading door.
Bleach
dispenser
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.
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.
Use only liquid bleach in dispenser. To use powdered
bleach, add to wash tub with detergent.
Carefully pour recommended amount of bleach into
dispenser during first washer fill, as indicated below:
LOAD SIZE
Large
Medium
Small
BLEACH (Max Amt)
1 cup
3/4 cup
1/2 cup
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.
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.
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.
Resetting Timer
Although wash cycles are automatic, timer may be
reset to lengthen, shorten, or repeat a portion of a
cycle.
• Do not use fabric softener in dispenser during
Prewash 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.
• 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.
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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.
W ater supply faucets partly closed
Fully open hot and cold water supply faucets.
W ater 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
Vacations and Extended Non-Use
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.
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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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
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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
T
HO
to electricity
LD
CO
3 Connect
water fill
hoses to
faucets
add water and detergent to tub
COLD
HOT
7 Before first use to wash clothes,
4 Secure drain hose to drain
Pull out timer knob to start
Run through one wash cycle
and check for leaks
PULL
Part No. 40068301
Printed in USA 6/99
www.amana.com
©1999 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
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