Amana washers will start by sensing how much laundry is in the tub. But, one issue that can occur is your Amana washer will stay on the ‘sensing fill’ part of the cycle, and never proceed to the wash cycle. Today, I will cover what to do when your Amana washer has a sensing fill issue.
In general, there is an issue with the water entering the tub, the drain hose is improperly installed, which causes it to fill and drain at the same time, your Amana washer needs to be restarted, or the current fill cycle has been canceled because the lid was left open for 10 minutes.
It’s best to start by restarting your Amana washer. To do that, unplug it at the wall for about 10 seconds. Then, plug it in again and see if it will go past the sensing fill part of the wash cycle. If not, refer to additional steps below.
Amana Washer Sensing Fill Problem (How to Fix/Reset)
There are lights on the front of an Amana washer that indicate where in the wash cycle your Amana washer is currently at. The first light on many Amana washers is the sensing fill light. If your Amana washer stays on sensing fill and never starts the wash cycle, here is why this happens and how to fix it.
As a general rule, start by restarting your Amana washer. To do that take the plug out at the wall outlet for about 10 seconds, and then plug it back in again. Otherwise, there is no water entering the tub, one of the internal components has failed, or the drain hose is improperly installed.
It’s fairly easy to check that water is entering the tub yourself, and that the drain hose is installed correctly. Below are detailed instructions for how to check these, as well as, what to do if you do all of these steps and it still won’t proceed past the sensing fill part of the cycle.
1. Check the water supply line is providing water by testing it
There are two hoses at the back of an Amana washer that supply water. A hot water supply line, and a cold water supply line. These are screwed into the back of your Amana washer, and typically have a valve for each at the wall to turn them on and off.
Remove these and test that they are supplying water. Refer to the instructions for how to do so in your owner’s manual.
2. Check the water filters are clear
There are water filters also called water screens on your washer. These are located where the water supply lines connect to your Amana washer. They can accumulate sediment from the water, or hard water deposits.
When this happens water enters the washer and the tub very slowly, or not at all.
Front load Amana washers commonly also have a water filter located on the front of the washer. It’s a few inches (5 cm) across, and can need to be cleaned. To remove it you typically unscrew it.
But, to see if you have one of these and how to remove it for your specific washer refer to the owners manual for your Amana washer. Remember this special filter is only present on front load Amana washers. You can find an online version of your owners manual on this page of the official Amana website.
Also, don’t remove it right away as soon as you find it because water will commonly spill out when you loosen it. So, you will need to put a flat bowl type object like a paint roller tray to catch any water that comes out.
3. Ensure the drain hose is installed properly
The drain hose for a washer needs to be installed at a proper angle. Otherwise, water can drain out of the washer as it fills. Refer to this page on the official Amana website that shows how the drain hose should be attached to the stand pipe or basin where it goes.
4. Contact Amana support
If you’ve done all of the steps above, or the above steps are difficult for you to do yourself then you should contact Amana support. The repair can be covered under the warranty for your Amana washer. Amana can advise you if it is or not, as well as, organize a repair technician to repair your Amana washer for you.
A person online has stated that when they had this issue they instead selected the clean washer cycle, which can also be called clean water using Affresh.
They stated when they did this their Amana washer started. And then continued to work after that. However, there is no official word from Amana or other sources that this will work. But, it is worth a try.
Amana Washer Not Sensing Fill
Many Amana washers don’t allow you to set the water level, instead they need to be put on auto sensing. However, if your Amana washer can’t auto sense the load size, and water level, it won’t proceed to the next part of the wash cycle. So, this is what to do if your Amana washer doesn’t do anything when it’s on sensing fill, or it’s stuck on sensing fill.
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As a general rule, there is no water entering the tub, or the water is draining out of the tub as the water is flowing in. First restart your Amana washer, then check the water supply lines are providing water, and the drain hose is installed correctly.
As a first step, restart your Amana washer. To do that, unplug it at the wall, and let it sit for about 10 seconds. Then plug it back in, and see if the sensing fill issue happens again.
If it does then scroll to the top and start with step 1, which is ‘Check the water supply line is providing water by testing it’. Then work your way through each of the steps.
Amana Washer Flashing Sensing Fill
There are multiple LED lights on an Amana washer. The sensing fill option is almost always located on the far left of an Amana washer. If the sensing fill light is flashing then this is what it means, and what you should do.
In general, it means that water is not filling the tub. This can occur if the filter screens are clogged, the plumbing in your home is not supplying water, or the drain pipe is not installed properly which causes water to drain from the tub as it fills. Do the steps below to fix it.
It’s possible that this is normal operation for your Amana washer model. So, give it about 30 minutes and if it’s still stuck on sensing fill and the light is flashing it indicates one of the issues explained above. I have put step by step instructions for how to fix issues with the sensing fill function on an Amana washer.
Go to the top of this article and look for the numbered steps. Start with step 1, which is ‘Check the water supply line is providing water by testing it’, and work your way through each step until you’ve fixed the issue. Or, you get to the last step which is to contact Amana support.
Amana Washer Stuck on Sensing Fill
Sensing fill is the first part of the wash cycle on an Amana washer. If there is an issue at this part of the wash cycle, an Amana washer won’t go on to the next part of the wash cycle. If you notice it never goes past sensing fill then this is why it happens and how to fix it.
Overall, it means your Amana washer can not fill with water. It can either be caused by the water supply to the tub. Or, the drain pipe being installed improperly which causes water to drain from the tub as it fills. First restart your Amana washer, explained below.
To restart your Amana washer unplug it from the wall outlet. Then give it 10 seconds, and then plug it into the wall outlet. There is an internal computer on an Amana washer.
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It can have a glitch, and restarting your washer will restart the internal computer which can fix the issue with the sensing fill. If it doesn’t then refer to the 4 numbered steps at the top of this article. Do each of them in order.
It’s difficult to know exactly what the issue is ahead of time, and it’s a matter of doing each of the steps. If you find any steps are too difficult, skip them.
How to Reset Amana Washer Sensing Fill
If an Amana washer gets stuck on sensing fill and won’t start the wash cycle you can cancel the current cycle and start again. Resetting your Amana washer is also a fix that often works to solve issues with an Amana washer. So, this is how to reset an Amana washer when it’s stuck on the sensing fill part of a wash cycle.
As a general rule, unplug your Amana washer from the wall for about 10 seconds, then plug it back into the wall outlet. Also, if you leave the lid open for 10 minutes it will cancel the current cycle. An issue with the sensing fill is caused by an issue with water entering the tub.
If there is a sensing fill issue persists after you reset it, then refer to the 4 steps explained near the top of this article. Start with step 1, which is to check the water supply to your Amana washer, then work your way through each of the steps.
Overall, water is not entering the tub, or water is draining from the tub as it’s filling. Restart your Amana washer first by taking the power plug out at the wall for 10 seconds, and then plug it back in again. If it still has a sensing fill issue refer to the steps below.
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