Do Amana Washers Have Fuses? (Why Is My Amana Washer Not Starting?)

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Do Amana Washers Have Fuses?

Washing machines are a convenient amenity in today’s world. Newer and newer models make it easier and more convenient to wash clothes, but they can also become confused as time goes on.

Amana washers have one or two fuses. The main fuse is located in the power supply, where the cord connects to the machine. Some machines also have a secondary fuse in the lid switch. 

Keep reading to find more details on fuses for Amana washing machines, as well as some information on how to properly reset your Amana washer.

Why Your Amana Washer Is Not Starting?

Understanding how your Amana washing machine works is important if you encounter problems while using it. Washing machines can generally be reset or recalibrated if you have the right knowledge. Trying to figure out what you’re doing on the fly is not recommended.

There are a few reasons why your Amana washer might not start. For instance, the machine might not be connected to power, or the household breakers and/or fuses might not be functioning correctly. Also, the door might be not be closed properly or the delay timer could be activated.

If your Amana washer is not starting, then you will have to do some troubleshooting to figure out what is wrong. One way is to try holding down the start button for a minimum of three seconds. If that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try.

First of all, make sure that the power is connected to the machine. Ensure that the machine’s power cable is hooked up to a three-prong grounded power outlet. If the machine is plugged into an extension cable, then it might not be getting the power supply that it needs. You should also check your household breakers and/or fuses to make sure they are all functioning correctly.

If the controls on your machine are not responding, and the ‘Control Lock’ light is switched on, you will need to turn off the control lock. Hold the ‘Control Lock’ button for three seconds to do this.

Other problems that may prevent your machine from starting to include the door not being properly closed or the delay timer being activated. Try opening and closing the door to the machine, and making sure that a delay timer has not been set accidentally.

Where Is the Fuse on an Amana Washing Machine?

Since washing machines require a lot of power, most models include one or two internal fuses to prevent electrical overload. According to Hunker, these fuses can be replaced with a few simple steps.

The main fuse on an Amana washing machine is located in the power supply, where the cord connects to the machine. Amana washers have one or two fuses. Some machines have the secondary fuse located in the lid switch. 

The main fuse prevents electrical surges from damaging the internal components of the washing machine. The secondary fuse on the lid switch will stop the machine from running in case of a surge, or if the machine overheats.

If there is a power surge, then the first thing you should do is check your home fuse box or circuit breaker. If the fuse for the laundry room is broken, then replace it.
After unplugging your washing machine, you should check the fuses in the power supply and the lid (if applicable). Open the plastic box on the power cord of the machine. Pull out the fuse and replace it if it is damaged. Make sure to replace the fuse with the same model (the model number will be displayed on the side of the broken fuse).

If your machine has a fuse in the lid switch, you can check it by lifting the lid of the machine. The lid switch is a small button or sensor along the top of the washer’s opening. Make sure the power cord is unplugged before doing so.

You can unscrew the screws holding the lid switch in place to remove it from the machine and locate the fuse. If the fuse appears broken, then replace it with the same model. The model number for the fuse can be found on the side.

How To Reset Your Amana Washing Machine?

If you’re not sure what is wrong, and you just want to reset the machine you can do so by following a few simple steps.

To reset your Amana washing machine, start by turning off the machine and removing it from the power. Then, hold down the Start/ Pause button for a minimum of five seconds. After that, plug the machine back into power. 

The machine will get reset after following these steps. Resetting the machine is useful for troubleshooting problems such as the machine refusing to start. On models with digital controls, in particular, resetting can often help restore original settings that allow the machine to work again.

How To Reset Your Washer’s Lid Lock?

If the lid lock on your Amana washing machine is not working properly, then you might want to try resetting the lid lock. The lid lock is a separate component on the machine itself and can be reset independently of the machine in general.

To reset the lid lock on your Amana washer, begin by unplugging the washer for a couple of minutes. The flashing light on top of the machine should go away. If not, try holding down the ‘Cycle Signal’ button for roughly 20 seconds. 

Following these steps should reset the lid lock on your Amana washing machine. If you still encounter problems after resetting the device, then you may need to contact a professional repair service in order to perform repairs on the machine. For more information on troubleshooting your Amana washing machine, you can visit this page.

Final Thoughts

Amana washing machines can be finicky at times, but there are many ways that you can troubleshoot them to try and figure out what is going on. Resetting the machine and making sure all the fuses are in working order is a good start.

If you continue experiencing problems after troubleshooting your Amana washing machine, then you may need to contact a technician to service the device. Repairing it yourself is not recommended, as you could damage the machine or hurt yourself.