Whirlpool ACM072 Specifications

Use& CareGuide
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AIRCONDITIONERS
ACM052 ACM062 ACM072
Contents
Page
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Important Safety Instructions
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Operating Your Air Conditioner
Starting your air conditioner.. ........................... .3
Changing air direction ..................................... .3
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Cleaning Your Air Conditioner
Cleaning the front panel .................................. .4
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Cleaning the filter ............................................
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Caring For Your Air Conditioner
.5
Annual maintenance .......................................
7
Oiling the fan motor ..........................................
.7
Energy saving tips ...........................................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool Room Air Conditioner Warranty .. .12
0 1990 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from the label
(see diagram below) and purchase date from
sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Phone Number
Important
Safety
instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or
personal injury when using your air conditioner, follow these basic precautions:
l Read all instructions
before using air
conditioner.
l Complete
the installation requirements as
described in the Installation Instructions.
l Do Not operate
the air conditioner with the
front panel removed.
l Never clean air conditioner
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
It is your responsibility to be sure your air
conditioner:
. Is installed in a window that will hold the
weight, and is secured according to the
Installation Instructions.
l Is connected
only to the proper kind of outlet,
with the correct electrical supply and grounding. (See Installation Instructions.)
l Is the right size for the area you want to cool.
l Is used only to do what window air conditioners are designed to do.
mIs not used by anyone unable to operate it
properly.
mIs properly maintained.
) Also, remove 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.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Model and &al
number label
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Operating
YourAir Conditioner
Starting your air conditioner
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug unit only into grounded electrical
outlet.
l Do not use an extension
cord.
l Do not operate
unit with front removed.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
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1. Set Fan Speed Control to the desired setting.
LO COOL .. .. .. .. ... . .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. for sleeping comfort
MED COOL . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .._........ for normal cooling
HI COOL
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.._....... for maximum cooling
FAN ONLY . . ... .. .. .. .. ... .. .. . for circulating room air
when no cooling is desired
2. Set thermostat control to number 6 (midsetting). You can adjust the air conditioner’s
cooling performance by resetting the thermostat
control to a higher number for more cooling. Set
thermostat control to a lower number for less
cooling. You will need to experiment to find the
setting which suits you best.
Fan Spc?ad
Control -
NOTE: If you turn your air conditioner off or if the
compressor turns off when lowering the thermostat
control, wait at least three (3) minutes before
turning it back on or you may blow a fuse or trip a
circuit breaker.
Therma Istat
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 of the louvered area, in
the direction you want the air to go (right, left or
straight ahead).
Tab
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CleaningYourAir Conditioner
Proper use and care of your air conditioner will
help ensure longer life of the unit and lower
operating costs. Follow these instructions carefully.
Call your Whirlpool servicing dealer for an annual
checkup.
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Electrical 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.
Cleaningthe front panel
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from unit for cleaning.
Press down at top edge of the front panel as
shown.
3. When the front panel moves away from top of
cabinet, pull top of panel toward you.
4. Lift up and away from bottom spring clips.
5. Remove filter and clean separately. (See
“Cleaning the filter” below.)
6. Clean front panel with warm water and mild
soap or detergent. Use a soft cloth. Rinse and
dry thoroughly.
7. Wipe control panel clean with a soft, dry cloth.
8. Replace front panel.
9. Plug in power cord.
Cleaning the 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 filter needs cleaning.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove front panel from unit. (See “Cleaning
the front panel” above.)
3. Remove elastic band holding filter in place.
Remove filter.
4. Clean filter using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
5. If very dirty, wash filter with warm water and
mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before
replacing.
6. Replace filter, elastic band and front panel.
7. Plug in power cord.
CaringForYourAir Conditioner
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 oil the 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 inspection and maintenance yourself. If
you choose to do so, follow these steps:
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.
l Handle
the air conditioner with care. Watch
out for the sharp metal fins on the front
and rear condenser 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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Caring For Your Air Conditioner
Continued
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1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning the
front panel” on page 4.)
3. Remove unit from window.
4. Remove side curtains. Slide curtains out to
fullest width. From the back side, remove the
Phillips-head screws which attach the curtains
to the cabinet. (See A in illustration at left.)
5. Remove slotted-hex head screws holding top
of channel. (See B in illustration at left.)
6. Remove slotted-hex head screws on sides of
cabinet. (See C in illustration at left.)
7. Holding the cabinet on both sides, carefully lift
cabinet off unit base.
8. Wrap the motor, electrical control box and
compressor terminal box in plastic film to make
sure no water or other liquid gets inside. Water
or other liquids could damage insulation and
cause serious mechanical problems.
9. Clean and hose out the base, coils and
condensate pans. Clean at least once a year,
or more often if the condenser coils and pans
collect dirt, sand, leaves, insects or algae. Also,
clean if you detect an odor coming from the air
conditioner.
NOTE: A good time to oil the fan motor is when
you already have the cabinet open. See “Oiling
the fan motor” on page 7.
10. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical
parts.
11. Replace unit in cabinet. Reattach top channel
and side curtains.
12. Reinstall unit in window.
13. Replace front panel.
14. Plug in power cord.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours before
starting the unit again. This allows time for all areas
to dry thoroughly.
Oiling the fan motor
Unplug power cord from receptacle before
oiling fan motor. Failure to do so could
result in electrical shock.
Oil plugs
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove unit from cabinet. (See steps l-7 in
“Annual maintenance” on page 6.)
3. Oil the fan motor according to instructions on
the motor. To add oil, remove the oil hole plug
at each end of the motor. An easy-to-use
capsule of especially recommended oil (Part
No. 10943) is available through your nearest
authorized Whirlpool service company, or use
SAE #20 non-detergent oil.
4. Replace the plugs to keep dirt from motor
bearings.
5. Replace unit in cabinet.
6. Plug in power cord.
Energy Saving tips
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Improve home insulation. Seal doors and
windows. Close fireplace flue.
Close blinds or drapes on sunny side of house.
Add window awnings.
Keep air filter clean.
Do not block air flow with drapes or furniture.
Ventilate attic. High temperatures in the attic add
to the cooling load.
Try not to use heat-producing appliances during
the hottest part of the day.
Turn lights and appliances off when not needed.
Keep heat registers and cool-air returns closed.
Use exhaust venting fans while cooking, doing
laundry and bathing.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggest you follow
these steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
Air conditioner won’t run:
Is unit plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
l Is switch turned on?
l Is thermostat
set correctly?
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Has the time-delay
fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped?
l Has the local power failed?
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Unit blows fuses or trips circuit breaker:
Are time-delay fuses being used?
l Is an extension
cord being used? (Do not use
an extension cord to run your air conditioner.)
l Are you waiting three minutes after turning
cooling circuit off before trying to restart unit?
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Unit turns on and off, or does not cool room:
l Is filter clean?
l Are coils clean (both evaporator
[inside] and
condenser [outside])?
l Is there excessive
moisture or heat (open vessel
cooking, showers, etc.)?
l Try setting fan to higher speed.
l Try setting thermostat
to a cooler setting.
Operating sounds:
When your room air conditioner is operating
normally, you will hear sounds such as:
l 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 setting.
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.
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance
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. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
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WhirlpoolSM service companies. Whirlpool service
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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 COOL-LINE@
service assistance telephone number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
‘$1
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING & PARTS
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR-SERVICE
& REPAIR
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
(L IRONERS - SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE COMPANIES
XM SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999.9999
4. If you need FSP” replacement parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
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
COOL-LINE@ service assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem
was solved*...
l 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.
l Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
*When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to better respond
to your request.
Notes
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Notes
Whirlpool’RoomAir Conditioner
Warranty
AC00
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
5. Connecting Tubing
2. Evaporator
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 how to use the air conditioner.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Clean or replace air filter.
B. Pick up and delivery. 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.
Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized 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 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 franchised
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and
Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered Trademark / SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Part No. 1159419
0 1990 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.