If your Amana washing machine won’t lock, this guide will provide easy-to-follow steps on how to fix the problem…
Amana Washing Machine Won’t Lock — Solved
If your Amana washing machine won’t lock you’ll need to replace the lock assembly. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to do this…
How To Replace Front Loader Amana Washing Machine Door Lock
Take the following steps to replace the door lock in your Amana front loader washing machine…
Step 1. Make sure your washing machine is unplugged from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage.
Step 2. Open your washer’s door. Using either a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, take the retaining band off the door boot seal (make sure you don’t puncture the seal).
Step 3. Peel the door boot seal off the edge of the door. Use a screwdriver to take out the bolts securing the door lock to the cabinet.
Step 4. Reach inside the cabinet and pull the door lock out of place. Unplug the wire connector attached to the door lock, then discard the lock assembly.
Step 5. Prepare your new washing machine door lock for installation by removing it from its packaging.
Step 6. Plug the wire connector into the new door lock assembly. Push the door lock into the cabinet and apply the bolts using your screwdriver.
Step 7. Fit the boot seal around the door gasket and secure it using the retaining clamp.
Step 8. Plug your washer back into the electrical outlet and turn the machine on to make sure the problem has been fixed.
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How To Replace Top Loader Amana Washing Machine Door Lock
To replace the door lock in your Amana top loader washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…
Step 1. In order to prevent water leaks and electrocution, ensure that your washer’s water supply faucet is turned off and the power cord unplugged from the outlet.
Step 2. Spread a rag underneath the two water supply hoses in order to catch water leaks. Unscrew the water inlet lines from the back of the machine (use a pair of pliers if needed).
Step 3. Put some tape on the lid of your washing machine to secure it. Loosen the screws at the back of the machine securing the control panel rear access cover. Take the cover off and set it aside.
Step 4. Unplug the lid lock wire connector from the control board and release the wire from the retainer using a flat-blade screwdriver.
Step 5. Loosen the bolts securing the top panel to the cabinet. Lift the top panel and support it.
Step 6. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the lid lock wire from the retainers at the bottom of the top panel.
Step 7. With a Philips screwdriver, loosen the bolts securing the lid lock assembly to the top panel. Take the lock off the panel, then discard it.
Step 8. Prepare your new washer lid lock for installation by removing it from its packaging.
Step 9. Mount the new lid lock at the bottom of the top panel and apply the screws to secure it. Secure the new lid lock wire in the retainers on the panel.
Step 10. Push the lid lock wire connector through the opening on the top panel. Lower the top panel and snap it into place.
Step 11. Peel the tape off your washer’s lid. Plug the new lid lock wire into the control board. Apply the screws to secure the top panel to the cabinet.
Step 12. Put the control panel rear access cover back on and apply the bolts with your screwdriver.
Step 13. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure the hoses are properly secured in order to prevent water leaks).
Step 14. Turn your washer’s water supply faucet back on and plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Turn your machine on and try running wash cycle to make sure the problem has been fixed.
Note: Click here to learn how washer door locks work.