Originally Posted by Jacques
it could be the timer but sounds like the lid sw,for whatever reason, is erratic. the pump is not fed through this sw[must empty water before it will spin though].
Hmm, I would bypass the lid switch just to make sure. Been a few years, and I am thinking I have come across some that would not pump or agitate with a bad switch, but it seems mmost would do it all except spin with a bad lid switch.
Might check for burned points on the timer and check the motor switch at the motor itslef.
If it is a fact that the water has to drainon an Amana before it will spin, check the pump for blockage. Is an electric pump?