Amana washer won’t start. This can be due to one of a few things. Maybe the lid isn’t on correctly, or your clothes aren’t wet enough.
Press and hold the start button for 3 seconds, then see if that works. But if it doesn’t work you’ll have to troubleshoot with these parts.
Amana washer won’t start
First, you need to verify that the power is coming through the electrical outlet.
If it is then you will want to go ahead and replace the power cord on your washing machine.
To test out your power cord turn off all appliances as well as unplug them and verify that there are no other possibilities for an outage in your home by turning on appliances you know use electricity (your refrigerator or light for example).
Once you have corrected these issues try plugging a lamp into the outlet directly with the plug from your washer plugged in next to it on a different electrical outlet-now using the multimeter test each end of the washing machine’s cord independently.
if one end is getting power but not the other then this could mean a problem with corrosion or possibly a break in the wire somewhere.
Unlocked Doors issue
If you’re experiencing issues with your washer not staying on or it just turning on and off, then this may be due to door problems. Try making sure the machine door is securely shut.
You should also clean any and all areas where water can soak through or build-up including around the rim of the tub which could impede your washer from activating including your washing machine’s lid, detergent compartment, and seal – which prevent leaking.
Problem with Incoming Power
Your outlet may not be getting power. To check if your outlet is working, plug in another device and make sure the device turns on.
If it doesn’t work, try flipping the breaker switch or removing the fuse of that particular circuit to see if that fixes the issue. Otherwise, you may need to call an electrician
The line fuse blows
If the fuse inside the washer breaks, it could mean that your washer is overloaded or there is a problem with your drain pump.
With some small components, you can perform a simple tutorial on how to replace them yourself.
If you feel like something bigger is going on internally, take it in for repairs at Home Depot and all will be solved.
Replacing the timer
The timer is usually the issue in washing machines, but it’s important to make sure all of the other parts are functioning properly before determining that your washer timer needs to be replaced.
You can use a multimeter and a wiring diagram to test whether or not the washer timer works properly or if one of the other components might be bad (the door switch, for example).
The power cord is not getting power
First, make sure that power is getting to the electrical outlet. If you determine that the machine receives power but still won’t run, you should probably check the power cord, especially if the washer is fairly new.
Once again, though, this isn’t a common occurrence. To diagnose whether or not your power cord is faulty, use a multimeter to test it.
If it gets no power and your model has already been replaced once before by a repair professional, consider that the item may be defective.
The Thermal fuse has blown
If a washer overheats, the thermal fuse could potentially blow out and this could be why it’s not functioning correctly. If your microwave does not start, that suggests that the line fuse may have blown out.
To determine if this is true, you can use a multimeter to test for continuity or whether the thermal fuse has blown out because each appliance has different fuses.
If these tests prove to be unfruitful (in other words do not help diagnose which circuit is responsible for blowing out), you should ultimately find which problem is causing your appliances and then remove it once you know what needs to go. Only then will you know why they blew in the first place.
Defective Main Control Board
The main control board might be at fault. Before replacing the main control board, first, check for more commonly defective parts.
Since the malfunction is affecting so many different appliances and there does not appear to be any signs of physical damage,
we think a master control board would probably fix the issue.
Faulty Display Board and User Control
If you find that some buttons on the user control and display board are not working, the board may need to be replaced. You can check which keys work by trying them.
But it’s also possible that some of the ones that don’t work may just need new batteries so try unscrewing them first as they are held in place with flathead screws.
If every single button isn’t working, try fiddling with the wires attached to the back cover of the unit.
One of them should have an “X” on it; this is a ground wire so if it doesn’t connect properly or if it is frayed, it may prevent any signals from getting through and could potentially need replacing.