F1 code and continuous beeping. This is a common problem with that type of Amana control. The control panel has a design problem I think, and it gets dirty and worn over
time. I have replaced mine once, and it happened again less than 2
years later. I took the control panel out, and inspected it. I found a web
solution, that said to shim the control panel out away from the housing slightly
because it rubs on the metal around the opening and damages the control
board contacts. I could see little scratch marks on the plastic skin
around the edge of the button area, so that made sense. I tried that, and
it still did not work.....panel was still beeping. Mine seemed to be
the timer control that was going on and off, and then eventually an F1 error. So, I took the panel out
again, and actually peeled the control surface off of the control board.
No going back now, I thought. I got it off....it is really sticky.......and looked at the control
panel itself . It looked fine, but there was a lot of gunk and wear marks around
the edge of the plastic button area. I cleaned it up with alcohol
swabs, and checked to make sure none of the printed circuit paths had any wear or damage, and then put the cover back on the board. It was still sticky enough
to go back on, and stay in place. I reinstalled it, and "bingo" no more problem. It has
been fine for 3 months now. Yahooo! The pic below is just an example pic from the internet. My model is slighty different, but the panel looks basically the same.