How to Disassemble an Amana Washing Machine

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Owners of Amana appliances should learn how to disassemble an Amana washing machine. Although Amana makes a dependable appliance, parts wear out and need to be replaced. Once you know how to access the inside of the Amana washing machine, you can diagnose, test and replace faulty components. Amana cabinets with toe panels on the front require a different approach to disassembly. Amana cabinets that do not have toe panels are removed from the washer in a single piece.

Things You'll Need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Nut driver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Masking tape

Amana Standard Solid Front Cabinet

  • Unplug the Amana washing machine from the wall outlet. Turn the water supply off at the wall shutoff valve. Pull the washer away from the wall to allow for working behind the washer.

  • Place a bucket underneath the water hose connections at the back of the Amana washing machine. Disconnect the water hoses from the rear of the Amana washer and set them inside the bucket.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws from the rear of the control console. Roll the control console back so that it rests in the service position on its hinges.

  • Lift up the locking tab for the lid switch wiring harness. The harness is located on the left rear corner of the top panel. Use a nut driver to remove the green ground wire connector to the lid switch. Press in a plastic lock on the wiring harness and pull to disconnect the lid switch harness.

  • Insert a flathead screwdriver into the cabinet spring clips at the top corners of the dryer. Push the screwdriver's blade to the rear to pop the spring clips out.

  • Open the lid of the Amana washing machine and grab the cabinet between the tub and the cabinet. Using your free hand, grab the rear of the top panel and pull up toward you.

  • Pull the Amana washing machine cabinet away from the base.

Amana Cabinet With Toe Panel Front

  • Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the three retaining screws on top of the control console. Rotate the control console forward to reveal the inside components and wiring harnesses. Label and disconnect the wiring harnesses and remove the control console from the washer.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove the toe panel securing screws at the bottom of the toe panel. Use a putty knife inserted between the toe panel and front panel of the washing machine to disengage the toe panel retaining clips. The clips are three inches from each side of the Amana washing machine. Pull the toe panel away from the washing machine.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws at the bottom of the front panel where it connects to the side panels. Lift the bottom of the front panel out to disengage the top spring clips and remove the front panel from the washing machine.

  • Place masking tape over the washing machine door to tape it shut. Remove the screws that connect the front of the top panel to the side panels. Lift up on the cabinet top to disengage the rear spring clips. Remove the top panel from the Amana washing machine.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always disconnect power from appliances before attempting repairs.

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