Amana Range Troubleshooting

Whirlpool manufactures electric and gas ranges in a variety of sizes and colors under the Amana brand name.

Electric Range

These Amana ranges have the same 1-year warranty as other Whirlpool appliances. If your Amana electric or gas range is not working properly, troubleshoot it to determine the source of the problem and correct it. If you cannot find and correct the problem yourself, contact a qualified service technician for assistance.

Step 1

Plug the power supply cord into an outlet. Check household fuses or breakers and replace blown fuses or reset tripped breakers.

Step 2

Push the cooktop control knob in and turn it to the desired setting. If the range has a keypad, check to see if the oven control lockout is active. If “Loc” is displayed on the keypad, press and hold the “Start” or “To Lock Hold 3 Sec” button to unlock the keypad.

Step 3

Press the “Start” key on the control keypad if “Psh” or “Push?” is displayed. An oven setting was selected, but the “Start” button was not pressed to start the selected function.

Step 4

Turn the leveling legs on the bottom of the range clockwise or counterclockwise as needed to level the range if cooking results are not as expected.

Step 5

Press the “Bake” keypad and hold it for five seconds, or until “0 F Cal” or “00” is displayed to calibrate the oven temperature. The temperatures on the range are accurate, but it may cook slower or faster than your old range. Calibrating the temperature will correct this problem. Press the “More” or “Less” Temp/Hour arrow pads to change the temperature in 10-degree increments. Press the “Start” key to save the changes.

Gas Range

Step 1

Place the household main gas shutoff valve in the on position. Turn one surface burner knob to the on position to bleed air out of the gas lines.

Step 2

Take off the burner grates and remove the burner cap to clean the burner ports if the burner will not light. Use a straight pin to remove clogs in the ports. Take care not to enlarge the ports. Replace the burner cap and the burner grate.

Step 3

Clean the burner ports and check the position of the burner caps if the flame is uneven, yellow or noisy. If this does not correct the problem, discontinue use and have the air/gas mixture checked by a professional service technician.

Things You Will Need

  • Replacement fuses, if needed
  • Straight pin

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