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Amana Domestic Washer¾Technical Information

120 V, 60 Hz Models

ALW895SAC PALW895SAC ALW895SAW PALW895SAW

· Due to possibility of personal injury or property damage, always contact an authorized technician for servicing or
repair of this unit.
· Refer to Service Manual RS3100007 for detailed installation, operating, testing, troubleshooting, and disassembly
instructions.
· Refer to Parts Manual RP3100023 for part number information.

! CAUTION
All safety information must be followed as provided in this Technical Sheet and in Service Manual RS3100007.

! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to unit and discharge capacitor
before servicing, unless testing requires it.

Models ALW895SA* Models ALW895SA*


Power Source Wash cycles 13
Voltage AC 120 VAC Water temperatures 6
Amperage (Single Unit) 10 A Water level Variable
Frequency 60 Hz Features
Motor horsepower ½ Steady Spinä Balance System X
Receptacle 6-20R Self-cleaning lint filter X
Plug 6-20P Self-adjusting rear leveling legs X
Dimensions 210° Agitation stroke X
Cabinet Tri-Actionä wash system X
1
Height-overall 43- /4" Fabric softener dispenser X
Height of cabinet 36" Extra rinse X
7
Width 26- /8" SofSoundä Quiet Pack II X
Depth 28" Motor speed 3 speed
1
Clearance-washer lid 23- /2" Spin speed (revolutions per minute) 1725 / 1140 /
850 rpm
Weight Agitation speed (strokes per minute)
Crated 193 lbs. High 69 spm
Medium 46 spm
Low 35 spm

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Component Testing Information
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

Illustration Component Test Procedure Results


40131101 Temperature Disconnect wires from component to properly measure the
switch resistance of the component.
Place switch in the following positions and measure across
the terminals below:
TEMPERATURE MODE
POS ANGLE SHAFT CONNECTION
WASH RINSE WASH RINSE
1 0° HOT COLD A-1 UNREG. UNREG. >1 W
2 45° HOT COLD A-2,B-3 REG. UNREG. >1 W
3 90° WARM WARM A-2,B-1,C-1 REG. REG. >1 W
4 135° WARM COLD A-2,B-3,C-1 REG. UNREG. >1 W
5 180° COLD COLD A-2,B-3,C-1,D-1 REG. UNREG. >1 W
6 225° COLD COLD B-3 UNREG. UNREG. >1 W

40039501 Speed switch Disconnect wires from component to properly measure the
resistance of the component.
Place switch in the following positions and measure across
the terminals shown below:
ANGLE SHAFT CONNECTION
0° L1-C L2-C
>1 W
60° L1-C L2-2 >1 W
120° L1-2 L2-C >1 W
180° L1-2 L2-2 >1 W

40107001 Mixing valve Measure resistance of terminals on each valve.


Resistance across each valve.
Approximately 1000 W ±
10%

40131201 Timer Verify input and output voltage is present. See timing sequence chart
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 for functional description of
T

C
Verify wiring is correctly connected to the timer. the component.
B

40055101 Pressure Do not disconnect the pressure hose from pressure switch Refer to wiring
switch to perform measurements. diagram/schematic for
Measure resistance across the following terminals on the correct contacts.
pressure switch:
2 Terminal 1 to 2 Air pressure that
1 Terminal 1 to 3 actuates switch is
3
determined by the water
level of the tub.
Continuity (no pressure)
Continuity (pressure)
40035001 Lid Disconnect wire terminals from switch.
switch-SPST Test terminals with switch closed. Continuity >1 W
Test terminals with switch open. Infinite 1 MW

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Component Testing Information
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

Illustration Component Test Procedure Results


R0000014 Brake pad kit If washtub does not stop spinning
within seven seconds after opening
loading door. Replace all three brake pads.

If brake pads make noise. Apply a thin layer of silicone (26594P) on


pads, see Service Bulletin
“ASQ-213-B”
40131001 Control board Rotate temperature switch to
2 3
60-74-86
40131001
00N20000002
4
2 3 4
8 7 6 5
Warm/Cold Regulated Cycle
60C20000301 TLA

1 8 9
MADE IN MEXICO
D3
R25
R26

D1
R21
R19

R22
R2

C3
R3

R4
R11
D4
R8

R7
R5

Both valves activate for 55 seconds


R1
R20
Q2
R9

± 15 seconds. ................................
Q3
C4
R24

Control board is working


PATENT PENDING

C2
R16
Q1

Only HOT valve is activated..........


R6
R27

Control board has failed, replace control


R17
R18

R13

U1
C

board.

40096303 Motor Type of motor: See following section “Internal Motor


Three speed Diagram and Schematic” for correct wiring
contacts.

40040301 Drain pump Verify drain pump is not clogged or Remove clog and verify proper operation.
damaged.
Replace drain pump if damaged.

40032701 Transmission Type of transmission: Externally identical, must be identified by


assembly 710 rpm part number.

If transmission locks-up, replace.

27001006 Drive belt Type of drive belt: Refer to “Parts Manual”, to verify which
710 rpm drive belt and pulley size is required.

Refer to “Parts Manual” for proper


pulley size.

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Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

Three Speed Motors

Continuity exists between switch


NO
terminal R and Black wire.
Start YES
Terminals
Manually depress actuator. Inoperative start switch.
Continuity broken between NO Replace switch.
switch terminal R and Black wire.
YES
Continuity exists between switch
NO
terminal P and Blue wire.
High Speed YES
Terminals
Manually depress actuator. Inoperative high speed
Continuity broken between NO switch. Replace switch.
switch terminal P and Blue wire.
YES
Continuity broken between
NO
switch terminal P and switch
Medium/Low terminal V.
Speed Terminals YES
Manually depress actuator. Inoperative medium/low
Continuity exists between switch NO speed switch. Replace
terminal P and switch terminal V. switch.
YES

Motor switch checks OK.

Start 4-5 ohms between Brown wire Inoperative start winding.


NO
Winding and Red wire. Replace motor.
YES
High Speed 1-2 ohms between Blue wire and Inoperative high speed winding.
NO
Winding White/Black wire. Replace motor.
YES
Medium Speed 2-3 ohms between White/Violet Inoperative medium speed winding.
NO
Winding wire and White/Black wire. Replace motor.
YES
Low Speed 2.5 ohms between White/Black
NO Inoperative low speed winding.
Winding wire and 3.5 ohms between Replace motor.
White/Orange wire.
YES
Continuity exists between NO Inoperative common lead.
Protector
White/Black wire and White wire. Replace motor.
YES

All motor windings check OK.

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Internal Motor Diagram and Schematic
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

Wire harness BR
connection W
block BU

White
Yellow

Black
Blue

White/Black

AUX
YEL.

WHITE
6P MAIN

8P MAIN

PROT

4P MAIN
WHT -BLK
W/OR

K.
W/V

BL

BLU

PLUG
Y
BU

OR
BK

R
W-BK
V

G
START
RUN

Motor Assembly
(three speed motor)

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Wiring Diagram and Schematic
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

SCHEMATIC
L1 120VAC 60 HZ N

6 POSITION WATER
TEMP. SWITCH PRESSURE SWITCH A ATC BOARD
2 9 1 3 4 8
HOT BP BYPASS PS R
A-1 A
COLD
* HOT A-2,B-3
COLD EX
PRESSURE SWITCH
* WARM A-2,B-1,C-1
* WARM 3
1 1 2 3
*WARM A-2,B-3,C-1 WATER
COLD
2 TEMP.
* COLD A-2,B-3,C-1,D-1 EXTRA RINSE SWITCH
COLD SELECT SWITCH LID SWITCH
COLD W
B-3 NO V A B C D
COLD
R
* REGLATED TEMPERATURE
SPRAY RINSE = COLD ME
CS
MOTOR
4 POSITION SP L2 SPEED
ACTION SWITCH SELECT MIXING C
2 H O
SWITCH VALVE
CS L0 O
REGULAR
L1-L2-C L1 L
FAST C
T D
REGULAR
AG
L1-C
SLOW L2-2
(2) 8P-LOW
GENTLE
L1-2
FAST L2-C W-OR
HI 6P-MED
GENTLE TM W-V
L1-L2-2 (1)
SLOW
K 9 V LINE
MM 4P-HIGH NEUT.
3 OR
TIMER G 7 BU TP W 4
AUX
MOTOR L
START/
DIRECTION 1 R
K 6 Y SPIN AGIT
F
MACH8 W-BK
NEUT.
3 SPEED MOTOR
L

INDICATES INTERNAL
TIMER BUSS

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Wiring Diagram and Schematic
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

CONNECTION DIAGRAM

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Timer Cycle Chart
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to washer before servicing, unless
testing requires it.

TIMER CHART
Failure to install, maintain, and/or
operate this machine according to
manufacturer's instructions may
result in conditions which can
produce bodily injury and/or
property damage.

THIS MACHINE MANUFACTURED


UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE
FOLLOWING PATENTS:
UNITED STATES NO: 3,253,874;
3,838,755; 3,845,642
CANADIAN NO: 1,008,265;
994,685
OTHER PATENTS PENDING

PART NO. 40131401


MM
AG

SP

EX

PS
R
L

L
CS

CS

TM

A
ME
LO

BP

PS
W
HI

24 PIN HOUSING
WHT/

WIRE POSITION
WHT/

RED

BLU/
PNK
BLK/
YLW

WHT
BLU

PNK/

GRY/
BLK
BLU

&
18

15

12
24

21

6
WHK/
PNK/

BLK
RED/
BLK

BLK

BRN

BLK
VLT
17

14
23

20

11

5
& PNK

ORG/
RED/

PNK/
YLW

RED
BLK

PNK

BLU
X2
19

16

13

10
22

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