Whilst this is a photo copy, and some of the pages are a little askew, it was all readable and intact. A real bonus finding an old manual for a classic piece of kit that no other site had.
Thanks to Owner-Manuals.com! This manual was exactly what I needed. As Amana was purchased by Maytag and later by Whirlpool, there was no way to receive it from their websites. I was lucky to find this resource.
Text excerpt from page 76 (click to view)
Locking the VCR (Child Lock)
After you have set the timer, you can lock all of the buttons on the VCR so that the settings are not canceled by mistake.
x STOP To lock the VCR When the VCR is turned on, hold down ?/1 POWER on the VCR until the indicator appears in the display window. The VCR turns off and the - indicator remains lit. The VCR will not work except for timer recordings. To unlock the VCR Hold down ?/1 POWER on the VCR until the - indicator disappears from the display window. The VCR is unlocked and turns on. To stop timer recording while the VCR is locked, press x STOP. The recording stops and the VCR is unlocked.
Note â¢ The VCR will be unlocked when: â You stop timer recording by pressing x STOP. â You insert a tape. â The AC power cord is disconnected or power supply stops.