A damaged Amana washer is a real hassle, especially when it won’t use hot or cold water. Not only is it frustrating to have to deal with dirty clothes, but it may be expensive to have an expert visit to repair the issue. There are many problems with hot and cold water in the Amana washer are easily fixable by the homeowner.
We’ll go over the common reasons your washer doesn’t have hot or cold water and provide step-by-step solutions. From investigating the water supply to troubleshooting the thermostat we’ll go over all you’ll need to know to ensure that your washer runs smoothly again. You’ll save money by not having to repair the washer that isn’t warm or cold.
Inlet Screens and Hoses:
Amana washers are connected to the water supplies via fill hoses. These hoses usually measure about 4-5 feet in length and will usually include the appearance of a wire or plastic screen inserted into the end of the hose. It connects to the faucet. This screen is designed to prevent water from entering into the water inlet valve on the appliance. It’s located at the back. How to check the condition of yourAmana washing machine’s filters and hoses:
1. Make sure the faucets and hoses are in good condition.
2. Shut off the faucets and disconnect the fill lines from the intake valve and inspect the screens. You should remove any dirt or debris.
3. To confirm that there is enough pressure to fully fill the hoses put the hose’s ends in an empty tub or bucket. Then begin to turn on the faucet. If you’re experiencing low pressure check the screens inside the hose for any dirt accumulation or damage.
4. You’ll need to purchase replacement screens and hoses by Amana If you discover any problems during these examinations.
Water Inlet Valve:
The Water Inlet Valve of the Amana washing machine provides hot and cold water to the wash and rinse. Two solenoids regulate the inlets that provide cold and hot water. The valve is controlled by the timer, electronic control, and the water temperature cycle selector. The valve is controlled via the timer or electronic control as well as the water temperature/cycle selector switch and the water level/pressure switch. How do you check the water inlet valve of the Amana washing machines using an multimeter:
1. Before beginning this inspection make sure you’ve disconnected the washer from the power source and water source.
2. To remove the valve to test, get rid of all or part of your Amana washer cabinet. The valve will be just behind the hose connections.
3. Take a look at the Amana washer’s valve for cracks, damage or wear. There could be screens inside the valve that have been blocked by dirt and other debris. If this happens, it is best to cleanse it thoroughly. Otherwise, you’ll need to replace the whole valve.
4. The resistance of a properly functioning valve varies from model to model. consult the owner’s manual for the correct reading of your test should be. For testing for continuity connect the probes to the valve’s connections using your multi-meter set at Rx1. If you’re not able to find continuity, you can use a Amana replacement valve for the inlet.
The lid switch in top load Amana washer machine is a safety device designed to prevent the motor circuit from running when the lid is not closed. On some models, the water inlet valve circuit is also controlled. If the lid switch is not functioning in these models, power is not able to be delivered to the valve for water inlet. You should inspect the lid switch to determine if the water inlet valve on your Amana washer is not receiving the power. How to check the lid switch in an Amana washing machine
1. Before starting, be sure that the Amana washer has been unplugged.
2. To find the switch, you will need to pull off the top panel or cabinet. Once you’ve found it, be sure the actuators and levers don’t get damaged or stuck. Make sure it is functioning mechanically.
3. If there is no issue above, remove the switch in order to test it for continuity. Then set your multi-meter to Rx1.
4. When pressing the switch’s button, press the terminals using the probes. The probes must touch the terminals with a force that is between zero and nearly zero.
5. If you get a different reading, you will need a Amana lid switch replacement.
Selector Swap, or Water Temperature Shift:
The selector switch, also known as a water temperature switch, selects the temperature of water to be used in the wash and rinse parts of the cycle. This switch will supply power to the appropriate solenoids in the water inlet valve. If you don’t have power to the solenoids of the valve that opens water and the temperature selector switch could be malfunctioning. What to do to test an Amana washing machine selector switch with a multimeter
- You must unplug the Amana washer before you can test and then remove the electrical components.
- To test your appliance, remove the switch that controls your selector. You will also need to take apart all or any of the cabinetry in your washer. It is usually attached to the frame of the Amana washer machine.
- You will be testing the buttons on the switch one at each. Begin by placing probes at the button’s terminals. The reading should be infinity. Next, press the button to switch to zero. Then press the button once more to switch the reading back to infinity.
- If you find that your readings are not in accordance with the previous descriptions If you are not satisfied, change the switch by Amana.
Water Level Pressure Switch:
The water level switch is a switch activated by pressure which is part of the valve for water inlet. It is typically located behind the control panel, and it will contain a hose, or a dome tube connecting it to the tub. This switch is usually located under the tub in Amana washers with electronic controls. The switch could stop providing electricity to the valve that supplies water if it is damaged. How to test the water level control switch in theAmana washing machine:
1. Before you begin, unplug the power source from the Amana appliance.
2. While the switch might be the problem, a faulty air dome hose can cause the same signs as the switch that is defective. You can rule out the hose as the issue by opening your cabinet of your washer, and then removing the air dome pipe. Seal one end and blow the other side while the hose is submerged the water. No bubbles should be evident.
3. To check the appliance for signs of wear, cracking and damage or other issues Remove the switch. The switch is most likely located on the bottom of the sump beneath the tub, or in the area in the area behind the control panel.
4. You might need to replace the water level switch from Amana should you find flaws while performing the above examinations.
Timer Or Electronic Control:
The timer or electronic control is used to identify when the valve for water inlet receives electricity. A number of electrical contacts comprise the mechanical timer. The contacts are controlled by small motors and cams. During the fill, wash, and rinse parts of the cycle, these connections will supply power to the water inlet valve circuit. What can you do to check the timer control of the Amana washing machine with a multi-meter
1. To locate the timer, unplug your Amana washer and then take off its control panel and rear panel.
2. Take the timer out of the Amana washer. Don’t pull directly on the wires, but instead pull the connectors made of metal attached to the wires.
3. Place the probes at the motor terminals. It is testing for continuity and should receive a reading of almost zero.
4. If your test results in another reading, you will need a Amana timer replacement. In conclusion in the end, the issue of a Amana washer that has no hot or cold water may be a bothersome issue to address, however, it’s typically an easy fix.
There are many ways to troubleshoot common issues such as blocked pipes, damaged valves, or insufficient water temperature settings by following the steps in this article. Before you attempt any repairs to your Amana washer, disconnect it. If you are unsure, consult the manual or talk to a specialist. With just a little patience and effort it is possible to have your Amana washer working smoothly and efficiently. This will save you the hassle of dirty laundry and the expense of repairs.