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How To Reset Amana Washer

When we experience problems with our washing machine, it is rarely the thought of unwashed laundry that brings us stress. It’s the immediate thought of worrying how expensive it is going to be if we have to repair or replace this large and essential appliance.

If you need to reset your Amana washer, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the washer: Press the “Power” button to turn off the washer.
  2. Unplug the washer: Unplug the washer from the electrical outlet.
  3. Wait for a few minutes: Wait for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute before plugging the washer back in.
  4. Plug in the washer: Plug the washer back into the electrical outlet.
  5. Turn on the washer: Press the “Power” button to turn on the washer.
  6. Select a cycle: Select a cycle and start the washer.
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Washing machines have many working parts but for the most part, they are simple enough to fix. Regardless of the model you have, the steps are the same and are effective. This article will provide the steps in resetting your Amana washing machine.

Is There A Reset Button On Amana Washer?

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Reset buttons do make life easier. They allow you to undo an error and restart the process all with the push of a button. Most appliances and electronics, though, do not have an actual reset button.

Generally speaking, Amana washing machines do not have an actual reset button. Depending on the model you have, there is a sequence of buttons or dial turns that will allow you to reset the washing machine. The ‘Cancel’ or ‘Pause’ option will allow you to reset the washer cycle function.

There are a number of reasons why it is important to know how to reset your Amana washing machine. Resetting the machine is crucial to clearing any glitches that could be hindering the washing machine’s ability to work properly.

Sometimes something as simple as pausing a wash or spin cycle before it is completed can cause a glitch in communication between the control panel and the motor. A recent power surge or power failure can also cause problems.

This article will outline how to correctly reset your Amana washing machine. If you continue to experience problems despite trying the suggestions listed here, it is best to call in the professionals.

Most times the issue is simple and easy to fix but other times there is faulty hardware or wiring that requires the assistance of a professional. A qualified Amana technician can quickly and safely diagnose the issue.

How To Do An Amana Washer Factory Reset

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Our washing machines are essential appliances that help keep us clean and healthy. With so much use, it is only a matter of time before the washing machine experiences an issue. Performing a factory reset is the best – and the easiest – way to help your Amana washer start fresh again.

To perform a factory reset on your Amana washer, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the washer: Press the “Power” button to turn off the washer.
  2. Unplug the washer: Unplug the washer from the electrical outlet.
  3. Wait for a few minutes: Wait for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute before plugging the washer back in.
  4. Plug in the washer: Plug the washer back into the electrical outlet.
  5. Press and hold the “Spin Speed” and “Soil Level” buttons simultaneously for at least 6 seconds.
  6. Release the buttons: After 6 seconds, release the “Spin Speed” and “Soil Level” buttons.
  7. Wait for the reset to complete: The washer will begin the reset process, which may take a few minutes to complete.
  8. Select a cycle: Once the reset is complete, select a cycle and start the washer.

If turning the machine off and on does not solve the issue, the following steps will walk you through another way of resetting the washing machine.

First, begin by removing the washing machine from its power source. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet or shut off the circuit breaker supplying power to the washing machine.

Let the washing machine rest for at least 2 minutes. This will allow any glitches in the control board to be removed and cause any paused commands to be erased. After 2 minutes, plug the washer back into the wall outlet or turn on the circuit breaker for the washing machine.

Next, within 30 seconds of restoring power to the washing machine, open and close the washer lid 6 times. This must be done within a 12 second period – with no interruptions. You will probably feel silly doing this but it actually works.

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Opening and closing the washer lid is, in a sense, like clapping your hands to get someone’s attention. It breaks the focused attention the washer had on the last command so that you can start fresh.

Make sure you hear the lid make contact with the lid switch. You should hear a clicking sound and should also feel the magnet engage as the door shuts each time. If you are not able to perform this step uninterrupted, you can redo the process and start again.

Finally, run any cycle except the ‘Spin’ or ‘Final Cycle’ to ensure the washing machine is indeed reset.

Self-Test

Another option is to run a self-test. This will cause the washing machine to run a diagnostic test on itself. This process involves a series of dial turns but it is effective.

Step 1: Turn the washing machine on and set the control knob to the ‘Normal’ setting.

Step 2: Turn the control knob counterclockwise and then back to the ‘Normal’ setting.

Step 3: Turn clockwise with two clicks.

Step 4: Turn counterclockwise with one click.

Step 5: Turn clockwise with one click.

Step 6: All the cycle lights will light up. The washing machine is now in self-test mode.

Step 7: Set washer to ‘Spin’ cycle and press ‘Start’.

Step 8: Once the cycle is complete, the washing machine has been reset and can now be used as normal.

How To Reset Amana Washer After Power Outage

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Any disruption in power can cause a glitch in communication within the washing machine’s control panel. Whether the interruption is caused by pausing a wash cycle or there was a power outage, any stoppage in power can put a strain on the appliance.

You can reset an Amana washer after a power outage by removing the washer from its power source. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet or shut off the circuit breaker supplying power to the outlet. Allow the washing machine to rest for at least 2 minutes before restoring power.

A power surge is a sudden spike in voltage in your home’s appliances. This spike can greatly damage the appliances it affects. By quickly removing power from the washing machine you will prevent any permanent damage to the machine and greatly lower the risk of an electrical fire.

Removing power from the washing machine is also the simplest and easiest way to reset the washing machine. As long as the machine receives power, it remains in an alert state. Removing power will remove any command glitches and will also prepare the washing machine to reset.

How To Reset/Unlock Amana Washer Lid Lock

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The washing machine will not start if the lid does not lock. This is a built-in safety feature on all washing machines. If the lid is defective or if the lock is inhibited in some way, the washing machine will not work.

To rest/unlock the Amana washer lid lock, unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet. Let the washer rest at least 60 seconds before restoring power. Once you have restored power, press and hold the ‘End Cycle’ or ‘Cycle Signal’ for 20 seconds or until you hear a beep.

The washer motor will not receive power if the lid is not securely locked. Make sure there is nothing interfering with the lock. The lock striker is often located on the washing machine and can easily become dirty.

The buildup of dust, dirt, even spilled laundry detergent can prevent the lid from making a solid connection. Use a damp cloth to gently remove any build-up that could be covering the lid striker.

If you find that the lid is defective and is not securely locking, the lid or lid switch will need to be replaced. Consult the Amana User’s Manual to identify the part you need and where to purchase one.

How To Reset Amana Washer Won’t Spin

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When we think of the washer’s spin cycle, we think of a fast spinning drum that oftentimes is rocking loudly back and forth. While this cycle is dizzying and can be loudly annoying, it is crucial to remove that excess water so our laundry is ready for the dryer.

If your Amana washer is not spinning, first make sure the cycle has not been accidentally paused. If items were placed on top of the washer, it is easy for the ‘Pause’ button to be pressed.

A recent power surge or power failure could have caused the cycle to be stopped. A surge in electricity will overwhelm the control board, in a sense stunning it, so that it cannot function properly until it is reset.

An unbalanced load can also cause a washer to stop spinning. When larger items are washed with smaller items, the drum will try to redistribute the load by rocking back and forth. The washer will stop the cycle in order to prevent the washer from overheating.

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To reset an Amana washer that won’t spin, turn the washing machine off and unplug it from the wall outlet. After 60 seconds, plug the washer back into the outlet. Within 30 seconds of plugging the washer back into the outlet, fully open and close the washer lid 6 times in a row. Reset the washer to the ‘Spin’ or ‘Final’ cycle and press ‘Start’.

If you have a different brand of washing machine please find your brand in our how to reset your washing machine article.

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