‘I’ve got no lights on my Amana washer!’. If you fall into this category, you’ve come to the right place. This in-depth guide explores the causes of this issue and gives you steps on how to deal with it…
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No Lights On My Amana Washer — Solutions
If you’ve got no lights on your Amana washer, here are the problems you should look for…
1. Power Supply Isn’t Turned On
If you’ve got no lights on your Amana washer, the first obvious thing is the power supply. If the switch is turned off, your washing machine will not start.
If the switch is on but your washer still has no light, disconnect the power cord and try plugging another appliance in. If the second appliance doesn’t work, it indicates that the outlet has an issue. You’ll need to call an electrician to take a look at the problem.
On the other hand, if the second appliance does turn on, the issue may be with the washer’s power cord. Read on to learn how to replace this part…
2. Damaged Power Cord
To replace the power cord in your Amana washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…
How To Replace Damaged Power Cord In Amana Front Loader Washing Machine
Take the following steps to replace your top loader Amana washing machine’s power cord…
Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution, make sure to unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Loosen the nuts at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet, then set it aside.
Step 3. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, take out the bolt holding the power cord grounding wire to the cabinet. Disconnect the power cord wire harnesses from the noise filter.
Step 4. With a pair of pliers, rotate the strain relief of the power cord. Pull the cord of of the cabinet and discard it.
Step 5. Push the wire connectors of your new power cord through the opening at the back of the cabinet. Rotate the strain relief to lock it in place.
Step 6. Plug the wire connectors into the noise filter. Apply the bolt on the grounding wire using your nut-driver.
Step 7. Place the top panel back on the cabinet and apply the screws at the back to secure it.
Step 8. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet and try turning it on to see if the problem has been fixed.
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How To Replace Damaged Power Cord In Amana Top Loader Washing Machine
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace a burnt power cord in your Amana top loader washing machine…
Step 1. Shut the water supply to your washing machine and unplug the power cord from the outlet.
Step 2. With a pair of pliers, unscrew the COLD and HOT water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (some water will spill out, so we recommend keeping a rag nearby).
Step 3. Use a nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the control panel at the back of the cabinet.
Step 4. Insert a putty knife underneath the control panel to release the two locking clips. Lift the control panel and unplug the wire connector from it.
Step 5. Use your nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the upper rear access panel. Take panel off the washer and set it aside.
Step 6. Disconnect the power cord and line filter wire connectors from the control board. With your nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the power cord grounding wire to the cabinet.
Step 7. Remove the nuts at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Lift the top panel and support it.
Step 8. Release the power cord retainer from the top panel using a pair of needle-nosed pliers.
Step 9. Lower the top panel and snap it into the machine. Apply the bolts at the back to secure the panel.
Step 10. Snap the retainer of the new washer power cord into the opening on the cabinet.
Step 11. Connect the line filter and power cord wire harnesses into their corresponding terminals on the control board.
Step 12. Use your screwdriver to apply the grounding wire bolt. Put the upper rear access panel back in place and apply the screws to secure it.
Step 13. Plug the wire harness back to to the control panel. Snap the control panel back into the cabinet, then use a screwdriver to apply the bolts at the bolts.
Step 14. Reconnect your washing machine’s water supply hoses to the ports. Plug the new power cord into the electrical outlet and turn the water supply faucet back on. To ensure that the problem has been fixed, test the washer with a was cycle.