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Amana - 3.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer - White

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Wash your clothes with this Amana top-load washer. The dual-action agitator rolls clothes throughout the entire wash basket while the 700 rpm spin cycle removes water from clothing to dry them faster, and the deep water wash option adds more water during the rinsing cycle. The Amana top-load washer has a porcelain tub to stop clothes from snagging.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      42 inches
    • Product Width
      27.5 inches
    • Product Depth
      27 inches
    • Capacity
      3.5 cubic feet
    • High-Efficiency
      Yes
    • Steam Function
      No
    • Agitator Type
      Dual-action
    • Washer Load Type
      Top load
    • Color Finish
      White
    • App-Controlled
      No
    27"
    Amana - 3.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer - White - Front_Standard
    27.5"
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    42"
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    What's Included


    • Amana 3.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1711 out of 1847)

    Features


    Dual-action agitator

    Experience a thorough clean. The agitator is made up of two parts that work separately to roll clothes completely through each cycle.

    Easily operate your washing machine

    Electromechanical controls make it easy to adjust settings.

    Large 3.5 cu. ft. capacity

    Do more laundry in less time. This size is a good choice for growing families and for washing bulky items like comforters.

    13 automatic cycles give you more control

    Let you select the best cycle and options for your load. Include delicate, cold wash, normal, drain + spin, casual, and more.

    Top-load design

    Lets you load and unload from a standing position. Plus, you can easily add forgotten items to the load once it's started.

    Porcelain drum

    Provides strength and durability.

    Requires fill hose (not included) for standard hook-up upon delivery


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1847 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Hope you like your washed clothes wet & dirty!

      Posted
      Blossom
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This machine replaced a basic non-HE machine, bought used and very old, that had finally given out. I've had for about a year. The first thing I noticed about this machine was that the wash cycle selection knob was/is so loose it twirles like a top whenever I accidentally nudge it. Hence, though I always leave it on DEEP WATER WASH I'm never really sure that's what I'm getting and, since the lid locks, I can't see the water level. The next thing I noticed immediately upon the finishing of the first load was that when I transferred my washed items from this machine to my dryer the load was SATURATED with water that had not been spun out. Picture this: Every week I have to launder three comforters used by my animals. This was never a problem before. But now after washing those items it's obvious they're not really clean. Worse, they're so wet that I can't run the dryer for anywhere near what it would take to dry up all that water. Yea, It's winter and I have comforters hanging all around my house, near registers, until they're dry enough to put away... Ridiculous. But I shouldn't have to drag these items to a laundromat. I'm an adult with a washing machine, for crying out loud. If you're buying into the hoopla about big savings on your water bill with the new HE washers know that THIS machine will force you to have to DRY your loads longer, resulting not just in your savings disappearing but likely costing you considerably more on your electric bill(!). Woo-hoo. That's bad enough but... Where this machine REALLY fails is in its inability to clean your clothes. I have animals and use white terry cloth rags in lieu of paper towels (which used to save me a lot of money) to clean everything, including litter boxes. I have always washed those rags in a separate load using a combination of quality detergent, bleach, and Borax. Rags used for cleaning will obviously always have stains that will never come out but my cleaning rags NEVER came out DINGY until I started using this machine. My first load of white cleaning rags came out so gray, and I was so disgusted, that I was forced to re-wash the entire load with a boatload of bleach. Since then, every load of white cleaning rags swims in bleach to counteract the inability of this washing machine to clean. But wait. It gets better. Cats puke on everything. If you have them you know about coming home to their dried up bilious goo in rugs, towels, etc.. Well, not once, or twice, but five times I have thrown something a cat has puked on into this washing machine and when the load was done found the puke STILL on the item. And, as always, the load was super wet. More re-washing. I was thinking maybe all HE washing machines were a compromise, much like those hideous CFL lightbulbs everyone tried to convince us were fabulous even though their light was downright funereal and the savings went out the window when all the utility companies raised their rates to make up for the profits they claimed they were losing (though your electric bill never went down, did it?). I started voicing my HE machine frustrations to co-workers only to learn that none of them were having these issues with their HE brands. The difference? They all spent quite a bit more for bigger RPM's. When I first looked inside this machine I was dismayed to see no agitator. When I first used this machine I was dismayed by the obvious lack of sound in the SPIN cycle. I was right to be concerned. When it comes to HE machines, you get what you pay for. Btw, I do NOT overload my machine, ever. I like my laundry clean. I also miss being able to allow a load to soak. You can't do that with this machine. You probably can't do that with any HE machine. I need to commune with my co-workers on that because it matters - and I WILL be replacing this washer with a better one as soon as I can. All I know is If my whites aren't getting clean then nothing's getting clean, whether I can see the dirt or not.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AmanaTeam

        We thank you for your review, and are sorry to hear of the concerns you're having with your appliance. We'd like to follow up with you regarding your concerns. Please email us at Amana_Digital@Amana.com with your name, phone number, address and model/serial number so we may do so. Please also provide a description of your concerns in your email. Thank you - The Amana Team AmanaBrand

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      No lint filter- no children, pets or yard work!

      Posted
      baylor1

      I purchased this washer from Best Buy (I checked out as a guest, and I just spent a while chatting with them online, so I guess there is no way for me to be a "verified purchaser".) 13 months ago. I gave up a 27-year-old washer that I sort of regret giving up - it was beginning to have tiny pieces of rust come off in the wash, but they didn't hurt anything - kind of wish I had kept it 'til it died. I don't like the auto-sensing feature - I guess I'm stuck with it because of HE, but it's a problem - I know how much water I want for the clothes I'm washing and how dirty they are. The particular problem with this model (and I have written to Amana and asked them to get their engineers to redesign!) is that there is no lint filter. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I had lost my last cat I will be able to take care of before I bought this washer. The lint trap in the 27-year-old GE washer often had handfuls of cat hair in it and there was no cat hair on my clothes, towels and blankets the cat slept on when they came out of the washer - well there was some, but the washer got much more than the dryer did or that it could have handled by itself! (When you have a cat, cat hair is on everything, and that washer put it all nicely in that lint tray.) Now, it's yard dirt and pieces of pine needles after I work outside - clothes and socks and yard gloves. Sometimes I fish this stuff that should be in a lint tray out of the bottom of the washer after the load is finished. And, today, I had a hot water heater go out and had to use old rags to keep the water from running into my house - well, I washed (I always use the double-rinse - how is that saving water????). Then I used the double-rinse again, and when I was shaking them out to put them in the dryer, so much stuff (dirt, pine needles, small leaves, etc.) came out, I did the double-rinse again (That's 6 rinses on one load). I'm so tired and quite discouraged. I want a washer like my old one! The only reason I gave it a 3 star is that it does okay if you don't have dirty clothes - like with dirt on them or pet fur.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Unfortunately it doesn’t clean clothes

      Posted
      ILikeCleanClothes

      I suppose you get what you pay for, but when my old, very basic model, cheap washer finally quit, I bought this one. I couldn’t be more disappointed. Complain #1: the machine will not allow user to select load size, or water level. Instead, the washer is advertised as “auto-sensing,” and will select the water level based on the “sensed” load size. But the only size it “senses” is extra large: place a small load of hand towels in it, and the machine will fill two-thirds of max capacity. Consequently, it wastes water and excessively dilutes the soap. Complain #2: the washer gently swirls clothing back and forth in its overfilled water tub. The agitator doesn’t “agitate” vigorously enough to clean heavily soiled fabrics — I could clean my clothes more efficiently dipping them in a river. Complaint #3: the washer locks once the rinsing cycle begins (it also locks during washing and spinning). I occasionally have to stop the cycle if I want to drop some liquid softener on the load. I also cannot restart a wash or time the wash cycle once it begins. The cycle has to be cancelled and started over. Certainly a minor inconvenience, nothing more, but as the laundry lord of my home, I like a machine I can fully control, even halfway through a wash, should my teenagers decide to throw in their stinky socks after I started laundry. If Amana wishes to offer a low end, cheap machine to its customers, I recommend skipping the attempts at fancy auto-sensors and automatic locks. Stick with the basics: let us choose the load size, temperature and cycle type, and all that’s required of the washer is to obey the knob selection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AmanaTeam

        ILikeCleanClothes, we thank you for your review. We manufacture several different models with various feature and accessory designs in trying to provide washers that not only meet increasing government restrictions on energy usage but will be versatile in meeting the needs of most users while still providing the best performance in the industry. We are sorry if some operating characteristic or feature is unsatisfactory, and we apologize for any inconvenience this concern has caused you. Thank you for providing this valuable feedback. We will pass this information along. Thank you, Amana® Social Care AmanaBrand

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      MadeInUSA, Less Detergent & Cleaner Clothes!

      Posted
      SPN1stPointUnivStudnt2020
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      10/17/17 Purchased from ColumbusGA BestBuy for my mom -- Installed by Geek Squad (thanks Tom & Ross). My Mom says: I peeked into the back of the truck when the GeekSquad arrived and our machine was the only MadeInUSA washer (I saw at least 3 other washing machine boxes besides ours). Very easy to use! Buttons are pretty low tech. Easy options for washing, so not overwhelmed by too many choices. Wash water temperature choices: tap cold, cold, cool, warm, hot. (I wash a lot of things in hot, my daughters choose warm most of the time.) All cold rinses. Water level choices: auto sensing & extra rinse, auto sensing, deep water wash, deep water wash & extra rinse. I love the high efficiency low detergent use. I kid you not I use one Tablespoon of Arm & Hammer OxiClean per load and clothes are CLEAN! Nice, quiet machine (compared to our last Amana I inherited from my late mom which worked great for 17 years). Our water bill dropped about $8 to $10 per month compared to our old machine's water use. Haven't really noticed a big difference on electric bill. Every month or so I make sure to run the "clean washer" cycle with a cup of vinegar and hot water, to keep it clean. No complaints. Happy customer. (and if it keeps going for 17 years it will probably outlive me)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great little washer

      Posted
      Snickrs
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I recently had to replace my washer, so I checked out what was available online and listed as "available for pick up today" in my local Best Buy. First, let me start by telling you that Amana is made by Whirlpool, so if the salesman tries to push the more expensive Whirlpool washer, don't fall for it. Same company, just a different price. Next is the actual availability of washing machines in the store. I was told by the salesman that "we don't keep these here at the store due to warehouse space...." blah, blah, blah; however, once I stated I refused to pay the $70 delivery fee on an item that clearly states it is available same day, the salesman suddenly had one in the back room. OK, so those "cons" are out of the way and now I can tell you the "pros" of the washing machine. I love it! This machine automatically senses the size of the load and adds the water accordingly, so no more guesswork when it comes to which setting to use. I'm one of those people who don't need all kinds of bells & whistles on a machine...I want it to clean my clothes without having to take college courses to learn how to use it. For that purpose, this is the perfect washing machine! It also has the option of a second rinse cycle, so you know that all traces of soap are rinsed out. The drum is larger than it looks. I've washed a queen sized comforter in it and had no problems. And another plus is how quiet this is. I actually have to listen carefully to make sure I don't miss the time to add fabric softener. And the spinning cycle on this is great, getting out a lot more water than my old machine did which helps cut down the drying time. Overall, I give the machine itself a solid 5-star rating. I only giving it a 4-star rating due to the salesman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      So Far, So Good

      Posted
      Brandon

      I've only used this for one load so far. My work jeans came out clean so I am very satisfied with that. The load took about 75 minutes for a Heavy Wash cycle. It does not let water into the drum if the lid is opened. The water settings are Auto-Detect or Deep Wash. There is no Small, Medium, Large load selection. The main dial is not an old-fashioned timer. Hopefully, these electronics will be more robust than other "modern" washers with these digital selector dials. The one load I washed was not very large: two pairs of jeans, four t-shirts, socks, underwear. During the spin cycle the drum had gotten unbalanced---but you can't fix it because the lid locks. It wasn't terribly unbalanced and hopefully it will do fine with a full load. The instruction book mentions some kind of noise reducer add-on--- the noise does not matter to me, but it might be worth looking into for some shoppers. This washer had water in it. The box was sealed, everything appeared brand new, and the instruction book mentioned nothing about water in the system from the factory. When I removed the red rubber cap from the drain spout, probably a pint or half liter of water ran out onto my floor. Is this normal? I don't know. Best Buy had this washer ready for me a day early. I was very pleased with their service. Young girl at the counter was very helpful, and two young men put the washer onto my truck. Three places in Tallahassee offered this model: A local appliance store wanted a 40% higher price. A national Home store offered the same price, but did not offer in-store pick-up. I would have had to pay another $60, then wait at my house for them to deliver it. I'm giving Four Stars because of the water on my floor and because I hate lid locks.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      GETS THE JOB DONE!

      Posted
      CUTEGURLE
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I SAVED A LOT WITH THIS WASHER. IT MEETS ALL MY NEEDS. YOU CAN LITERALLY SET IT AND FORGET IT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH WATER PER LOAD SIZE. THIS MACHINE TAKES CARE OF ALL OF THAT FOR ME WITH THE PUSH OF THE AUTO SENSING BUTTON. I USED TO HAVE TO MOVE THE CLOTHES AROUND IN THE WASHER SO THAT THE WATER CAN SOAK THEM AT THE TUB FILLS. NO MORE OF THAT. THE MACHINE ROTATES THE CLOTHES AS THE TUB FILLS. IT'S NOT VERY LOUD OR DISTURBING WHICH ALLOWS ME TO TO GET A QUICK NAP IN THE DAY OR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP WHEN ON MY LAST LOAD. BUT I WILL SAY THIS, I NOTICE A MILDEWY SENT COMING FROM THE MACHINE AFTER USING IT THESE PAST TWO MONTHS. SO YOU GOTTA MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE TUB WATER CLEAN. ALSO, I HAVEN'T NOTICED A BUZZER OR ALARM ON TH MACHINE TO ALERT ME THAT THE LOAD IS FINISHED. SO YES I CAN GET A GOOD REST WHILE IT WASHES MY CLOTHES, BUT I OFTEN TIMES FORGET THAT IT'S WASHING BECAUSE IT'S SO QUIET. NEED TO CHECK AGAIN TO SEE IF AN ALARM/ALERT SETTING COMES WITH THIS WASHER. PEOPLE LIKE ME NEED A REMINDER THAT THERE'S WET CLOTHES IN THE WASHER THAT NEEDS SOME DRYING. MAYBE LEAVING WET CLOTHES IN THE WASHER FOR A DAY OR TWO BECAUSE I FORGOT THAT I HAD ONE LOAD LEFT TO DRY IS WHAT'S CAUSING THAT MILDEWY SENT I SMELL SOMETIMES. BUT WHOSE TO SAY FOR SURE. HMM... BUT IT'S CHEAP, AFFORDABLE, AND DOES A GREAT JOB FOR IT'S VALUE PRICE. I'M PRETTY PLEASED WITH THIS PRODUCT!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Washer

      Posted
      WifeLovesIt2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Having to purchase a new washer after the old one gave up and died after 9 years of hard labor. I seen this one at out local HD store (Did not but there). After researching and comparing several different models by various manufacturers side by side. Decided to purchase this AMANA washer and glad I did. After reviewing this washer on line and reading various review by people who rated it anywhere from (1 to 5) I would not believe anyone would go wrong purchasing this machine. Even with some of the review being very poor, it also has a lot of good reviews. This machine is well built to be inexpensive. The wife and I was very shocked to see how quiet it runs, it goes through all cycles and is quiet in all of them. Our old washing would make you jump out of your skin when it started. So we are enjoying this machine. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive machine, but it does do what it was made to do and does it very well. washes cloths clean and spins them almost dry. It does have a nice selections of different wash setting. Also has the dual action old school agitator that was must have to purchase any machine for me. Was not sure about the lock lid feature but after seeing how it works it is a nice feature especially if you have little ones around, the pause/cancel button works well if you get a load out of balance and have to stop it. I really do not have anything negative to say about this washer like I said it is a great washer for the money so if your are in the market you cannot go wrong with this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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