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instructions
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Operating Your
Air Conditioner
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Caring For Your
Air Conditioner
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IfYou Need
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Warranty
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1-800-253-1301
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Call with questions
or comments.
AIR CONDITIONERS
MODELS
ACM052
ACM062
ACM072
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, worldclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 10. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers,
the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book
and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or personal injury when using
your air conditioner, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using your air
conditioner.
Complete the installation requirements as
described in the Installation Instructions.
Do not allow children to operate or play with
the air conditioner.
Do not operate the air conditioner with the
front panel removed.
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Never clean air conditioner parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS OR LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A
FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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Please:
l Install the air conditioner
in a window that will
hold the weight and secure lt in accordance
with the Installation Instructions.
l Connect the air conditioner
only to the proper
kind of outlet with the correct electrical supply
and grounding. (See the Installation Instructions.)
l Be sure the air conditioner
is the correct size for
the area you want to cool.
l Use the air conditioner
only for its intended
purpose.
l Be sure the air conditioner
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Maintain the air conditioner
properly.
Also, remove the Energy Label and Buy Guide.
Use a damp cloth to take off any glue residue. Do
not use sharp instruments, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material.
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PartsAnd
Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance.
all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Air direction
louvers and tab
Use them to become familiar with where
Slide-out
air filter
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Model and
serial number
label
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Control
panel
Removable front
panel
Operating Your Air
Conditioner
In order to obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner,
properly. This section will tell you how to do justthat.
Starting
it is important that you operate it
your air conditioner
Electrical Shock Hazard
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Plug unit only into grounded electrical outlet.
l Do not use an extension
cord.
l Do not operate
unit with front panel removed.
Failure to follow the above precautions could
result in electrical shock or personal injury.
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1. Set Fan Control to the desired setting.
QUIET COOL ..................... for sleeping comfort
REGULAR COOL .. ............... for normal cooling
MAX COOL ...................... for maximum cooling
FAN ONLY .................... for circulating room air
when no cooling is desired
2. Turn the Thermostat
Control to the desired
setting. You can adjust the air conditioner’s
cooling performance by turning the Thermostat Control clockwise for more cooling or
counterclockwise for less cooling. You will
need to experiment to find the setting which
suits you best.
THERMOSTAT
NOTE: If you turn your air conditioner off or if the
compressor turns off when lowering the Thermostat Control, wait at least 3 minutes before
turning it back on. Doing this keeps the air
conditioner from blowing a fuse or tripping a
circuit breaker.
Changing
air direction
The louvers, in the top grille area of the air
conditioner, control the direction of the cooled air.
Move the tab, at the top left of the louvered area,
in the direction you want the air to go (right, left or
straight ahead).
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Caring For Your Air
Conditioner
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Section
Page
Cleaning
the front panel ...................................
Cleaning
the slide-out
Performing
annual
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air filter.. ....................... .7
maintenance..
Understanding
normal
sounds
Saving energy
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Proper maintenance of your air conditioner will
help ensure longer life and lower operating costs.
This section will tell you how to clean your air
conditioner and perform annual maintenance.
You can always call your authorized WhirlpoolSM
servicing dealer for an annual check-up.
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Cleaning
operating
the front
panel
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from unit for
cleaning. Press down at top of front panel to
release it from the top of the cabinet.
3. Pull top of front panel toward you.
4. Lift front panel up and away from the bottom
spring clips.
5. Remove the slide-out air filter and clean
separately. (See “Cleaning the slide-out air
filter” on page 7.)
NOTE: The front panel does not have to be
removed to clean filter.
6. Clean front panel with warm water, mild
soap or detergent and a soft cloth. Rinse
and dry thoroughly.
7. Wipe control panel clean with a soft, dry
cloth.
9. Replace the front panel. Locate bottom of
panel on the spring clips. Press down on top
edge of front panel and push it toward the
unit to secure the upper tabs.
9. Replace slide-out air filter.
10. Plug in the power cord.
Shock
and Fire Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle before
cleaning unit. Failure to do so could result
in electrical shock or personal injury.
Do not use flammable fluids, solvents,
abrasive cleaners or strong detergents.
Fire or product damage could result.
Cleaning
the slide-out
air filter
The filter is cleanable. A clean filter helps remove
dust, lint and other particles from the air. Check
every two weeks to see if fitter needs cleaning.
1. Remove filter by sliding it up and out the top of
the front panel.
2. Clean filter using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
If very dirty, wash filter with warm water and
mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before
replacing.
3. Replace filter by sliding it back down into
opening at top of front panel.
Performing
annual
maintenance
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenance
to help ensure steady, top performance throughout the year.
Call the service company recommended by
your dealer to:
l Inspect and clean the coils and condensate
water passages.
l Check fan and fan motor.
The compressor is sealed and needs no oiling.
Expense of annual inspection is the customer’s
responsibility.
OR
If you are familiar with electrical appliances, you
can do the cleaning and maintenance yourself. If
you choose to do so, follow the steps on page 8.
Electrical
Shock, Product Damage and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug power cord from receptacle
before
performing any maintenance. Be sure no
liquid gets into the motor, electrical control
box or compressor electrical terminals.
l Do not lift, push or pull any white beaded
foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
l Because
your air conditioner weighs from 80
to 110 pounds, it is recommended that you
have someone help you when you remove
and re-install your unit and that you both use
proper lifting techniques.
. Handle the air conditioner with care. Watch
out for the sharp, metal fins on the front and
rear coils.
l Do not use the collected
water for drinking
purposes. It is not sanitary.
Failure to follow the above precautions could
result in electrical shock, product damage or
personal injury.
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1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning the
front panel” on page 6.)
3. Remove the unit from the window.
4. Remove the side curtains. Slide curtains out
to their fullest width. From the back side,
remove the Phillips-head screws which
attach the curtains to the cabinet. (See A in
illustration.)
5. Remove the slotted, hex-head screws
holding the top channel. (See B in illustration.)
6. Remove slotted, hex-head screws on sides
of cabinet. (See C in illustration.)
7. Holding the cabinet on both sides, carefully
lift cabinet off base.
8. Wrap the motor, electrical control box and
compressor terminal box in plastic film to
make sure no water or other liquids get
inside. Water or other liquids could damage
the insulation and cause serious mechanical
problems.
9. Clean and hose out the base, coils and
condensate pans. Clean air conditioner at
least once a year or more often if the
condenser coils and pans collect dirt, sand,
leaves, insects or algae. Also, clean the air
conditioner if you detect an odor coming
from it.
10. Remove plastic film from the motor and
electrical parts.
11. Replace unit in cabinet. Reattach the top
channel and side curtains. Tighten all
screws.
12. Reinstall air conditioner in the window.
13. Replace the front panel.
14. Plug in the power cord.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours before
starting the air conditioner again. Doing so allows
time for all areas to dry thoroughly.
The water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm the motor or electrical parts.
Understanding
normal
operating
sounds
When your air conditioner is operating normally,
you will hear sounds such as:
9 Droplets of water hitting the condenser, causing
a “pinging” or “clicking” sound. Water droplets
help to cool the condenser.
l Air movement
from the fan, especially on high
fan speed settings.
l Clicks from the thermostat
cycle.
Sounds also may be caused by house construction-such as vibration of the unit due to wall
construction or unsteady window mounting area.
Saving
energy
You can help save energy by following the tips
below.
l Improve your home’s insulation.
Seal all doors
and windows. Close the fireplace flue.
l Close all blinds and drapes on sunny sides of
the house. Add window awnings.
l Keep the air filter clean.
l Do not block the airflow with drapes or furniture.
l Ventilate
the attic. High temperatures in the
attic add to the air conditioner’s cooling load.
l Try not to use heat-producing
appliances during
the hottest part of the day.
l Turn off lights and appliances
when they are
not needed.
l Keep heat registers
and cool-air returns closed.
l Use exhaust
venting fans when cooking, doing
laundry or bathing.
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tf You Need Assistance
OrSewice
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell YOU
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase or installation date. (See page 2.) This information will help
us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
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Performance Droblems often result from little thinqs you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It-could save you the cost of a service call.’
PROBLEM
Air conditioner
will not run
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Unit is not plugged into a live
circuit with proper voltage.
The Fan Control is set to OFF.
The Thermostat Control is not
set correctly.
A household fuse has blown or
a circuit breaker has tripped.
The local power has failed.
SOLUTION
Plug unit into a live circuit with proper
voltage.
Set the Fan Control to a setting other
than OFF.
Set the Thermostat Control to a setting
cooler than the room temperature.
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Wait for power to be restored.
Unit blows
household fuses
or trips circuit
breaker
A time-delay fuse is not being
used.
An extension cord is being
used.
The unit was just turned off and
on again.
Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse of
the correct capacity.
Do not use an extension cord to run your
air conditioner.
Wait three minutes after turning unit off
before trying to restart it.
Unit turns on
and off, or does
not cool/heat
room
The filter is dirty.
The coils (evaporator [inside]
and condenser [outside]) are
dirty.
There is excessive moisture or
heat in the room.
Clean the filter. (See page 7.)
Clean the coils. (See pages 7-8.)
The fan speed setting is too
low.
The Thermostat Control is not
set correctly.
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It will take longer for the unit to cool or
heat a room when there is excess
moisture or heat (open cooking vessel,
shower, etc.).
Set Fan Control to a higher setting.
Set the Thermostat
setting.
Control to a cooler
2. If you need
assistance
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Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need
service
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Appliances or
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DRYERS,
replace-
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of qual’ity whenever you need a replacement part
for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
parts will fit right and work right, because they
are made to the same exacting specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
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4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
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SERVICE 6 REPAlR
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Authormd
Whirlpool Service
(Exampk
XYZ Service Co.)
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Room Air Conditioner
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor 4. Drier-strainer
2. Evaporator
5. Connecting tubing
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the air conditioner.
2. Instruct you in how to use the air conditioner.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Clean or replace the air filter.
B. Pickup and deliver. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to the air conditioner caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
D. The removal and reinstallation of the air conditioner if it is installed in an overhead or other
inaccessible location or not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
Service under the full warranties
must be provided by an authorized
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WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If YOU need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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