Summary: I purhcased this washer brand new from Home Depot 5 years ago and thank GOD I purchased the extended waranty, becuase in the 5 years I have had the machine they have put in 4 boards, and the machine need another board but becuase the washer has beem discontinued they can not get the board for it so we are in the process of ave them purchase the washer from me. Good thing as I will never buy another amana product nor will I recommend them.
Summary: This washer has torn several pieces of clothing over the past year. Repairman can't find issue and Amana customer service can't be bothered. We have also had to replace that glass in the door that shattered during a load of laundry. Glass and water everywhere and mroe torn clothing.
Summary: I have had my washer for about 3 years now, and have never had a problem with it, and it's nevet smelled bad either! My hisband have 2 teens, one of which is a boy, do it's handled very dirty loads, and many coins, etc. have gone through it with no problem. I do always ensure that the door and detergent cup are left open when it's not in use, and usually do at least one load of bleached clothes rach week.
Summary: Thought it being an Amana made a good choice. NOT! Lasted less than any other washer I've owned. Did not handle heavy loads well. Lasted less than 7 years, poor for a washer. Bearings went. Didn't seem to balance well even with light loads - would hop around and I even had it balanced with a level. Won't buy another Amana product.
Summary: I was excited to purchase my first front loading washing machine, and trusted the Amana products. The machine looked great and the reviews and pricing were good. First of all, I noticed that clothes were not getting clean. We tend to get our clothes dirty, working in the yard and garden. Maybe this washing machine was made for people that don't get very dirty. I started pre-rinsing dirty clothes in my sink (never did this with my top-loading Maytag).
Summary: If you can persuade Amana to replace the front door on this model every time it cracks, hooray for you. I bought this great washer in 2008 and replaced the door in 2010 and now in 2011 I need another front door. Ironically, the door on the matching dryer does not crack. HELP!!!! I need a new door or a new washer, Amana.
Summary: This machine does what it is meant to do and does it extremely well. This washer offers numerous cycles, temperatures, spin speeds - which allows you to customize your laundry as you want it to be done. The normal cycle takes about 60 minutes for a large load, and on max spin speed it comes out almost dry.