Whirlpool ACM122 Specifications

UseAndCare
A Note to You .........................
Air Conditioner
2
Safety ........... 3
Parts and Features..
............... 4
Operating Your Air
Conditioner
.............................
5
Starting your air
conditioner .......................... 5
Changing air direction ......... 6
Caring for Your Air
Conditioner
.............................
7
Cleaning the front panel .....7
Cleaning the air filter.. ......... 6
Performing annual
maintenance ....................... 9
Saving energy.. ................. 10
Troubleshooting
................... 11
Requesting Assistance
or Service.. ............................
12
Index.. ....................................
15
Warranty
16
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PART NO. 1167513 Rev. A
AIR CONDITIONERS
MODELS ACM102 ACM122
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a WHIRLPOOL@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL Air Conditioners are
easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of
trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about 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 card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service on
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4 for location of label).
Please also record the Durchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this
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2
book
and the sales slip together
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
for future
reference.
1-800-253-1301
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Air Conditioner
Your
safety
is important
Safety
to us.
This guide contains statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
Read all instructions before using the
air conditioner.
*Complete the installation requirements
as described in the Installation
Instructions.
l Do not operate the air conditioner with
the front panel removed.
*Never clean air conditioner parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create
an explosion or fire hazard.
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INSTRUCTIONS
. FOR YOUR SAFETY l
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.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Help
us help
-
you
Please:
l Install your air conditioner in a window that
will hold the weight, and secure the air
conditioner according to the Installation
Instructions.
l Connect the air conditioner to the proper
kind of outlet with the correct electrical
supply and grounding. (See the Installation
Instructions.)
l Make sure the air conditioner is the correct
size for the area you want to cool.
l Use the air conditioner only to do what a
window air conditioner is designed to do.
Make 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. 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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Parts and Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. To help you find
information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
Model and serial
number label
(behind front panel)
Air direction
louvers and tab
(P. 6)
Cdntrol
panel
(P. 5)
Rembvable
front panel
(P. 7)
panel)
ip. 8)’
Operating
Your Air Conditioner
To obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the controls and how to direct the cooled air.
Starting
your
air conditioner
Flre Hazard
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, flre, or
electrical shock.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Failure to follow these Instructions
can result in death or electrlcal shock.
to the
desired setting.
LOW COOL - for sleeping comfort
MEDIUM COOL - for normal cooling
HIGH COOL - for fastest cooling
FAN ONLY - to circulate room air without
cooling it
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.
1. Set the Fan Control
IMPORTANT: If you turn the air conditioner
off, or if the compressor turns off when you
lower the Thermostat Control, wait at least ,
3 minutes before turning the air conditioner
back on. If you don’t wait, you may blow a
fuse or trip a circuit breaker.
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Changing
air direction
The air direction louvers, in the top grille
area of the front panel, control the direction
of the cooled air. Move the tabs in the direction you want the air to flow (right, left, or
straight ahead).
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Caring for Your Air Conditioner
Proper care of your air conditioner helps ensure longer life of the unit and lower operating
costs. Follow these instructions carefully. Call your authorized Whirlpool service dealer for an
annual checkup.
Cleaning
the front
panel
Explosion Hazard
Unplug power cord from outlet
before cleaning air conditioner.
Use only nonflammable
cleaners.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, explosion, fire,
or electrical shock.
1. Disconnect power cord from outlet.
2. Remove the front panel from the air
conditioner for cleaning. Press down at
the top of the front panel to release it
from the top of the cabinet.
3. Pull the top of the front panel toward you.
4. Lift front panel up and away from the
bottom spring clips.
5. Remove filter from front panel by
removing elastic band which holds it in
place and clean separately. (See
“Cleaning the air filter” on page 8.)
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.
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on next page
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8. Replace filter and hold it in place with
elastic band.
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 air conditioner to secure the
upper tabs.
10. Plug in the power cord.
Cleaning
the air filter
The filter is cleanable. A clean filter helps
remove dust, lint, and other particles from
the air. Check every 2 weeks to see if filter
needs cleaning.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove front panel from cabinet. (See
“Cleaning the front panel” on page 7.)
3. Remove the elastic band holding the air
filter in place. Remove the air filter.
4. Clean filter by using a vacuum cleaner or,
if very dirty, wash filter with warm water
and a mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly
before replacing. Do not use a hot air
dryer on filter.
5. Replace filter, elastic band, and
front panel.
6. Plug in power cord.
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Performing
annual
maintenance
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenance to 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.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed
and need no oiling. The expense of an
annual inspection is the consumer’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:
NOTE: Do not lift, push, or pull any white
beaded foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
1. Disconnect power cord from outlet.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning
the front panel” on page 7.)
3. Remove the air conditioner from
the window.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug power cord from outlet
before servicing.
Be sure no liquid gets Into the motor,
electrical control box, or compressor
terminals.
Failure to follow these Instructions
can result in death, electrical shock,
or serious injury.
Excessive Welght Hazard
Use 2 or more people to move and
install air conditioner.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other Injury.
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on next page
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4. Remove side curtains. Slide curtains out
to their fullest width. From the back side,
remove the Phillips-head screws (A)
holding the curtains to the cabinet.
5. Remove the slotted hex-head screws
(0) holding the top channel.
6. Remove the slotted hex-head screws
(C) on the sides of the cabinet.
7. Holding both sides of the cabinet, carefully lift the cabinet off the base.
8. Wrap the motor, electrical control box,
and the compressor terminal box in
plastic film to make sure no water or
other liquid gets 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 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.
10. Remove plastic film from motor and
electrical parts.
11. Replace the air conditioner in the cabinet.
Reattach top channel and side curtains.
Tighten all screws.
12. Reinstall the 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 unit again. This allows
time for all areas to dry thoroughly. The
water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm the components.
Saving
energy
Improve your home’s insulation. Seal all
doors and windows. Close the
fireplace flue.
l Close blinds or drapes on the sunny side
of the house. Add window awnings.
l Keep the air filter clean.
l Do not block the airflow from the air
conditioner with drapes or furniture.
l Ventilate the attic. High temperatures in
the attic add to the cooling load.
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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, or bathing.
Troubleshooting
Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their air
conditioners. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the
cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Air conditioner
won’t run
Is the air conditioner plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has the time-delay fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Is the Fan Control set to OFF?
Is the Thermostat Control set correctly?
Has the local power failed?
Air conditioner
blows fuses or
trips circuit
breaker
Are time-delay fuses being used?
Is an extension cord being used? Do not use an extension cord
with this or any other appliance.
Are you waiting three minutes before trying to restart the air
conditioner?
Air conditioner
turns bn and off
OR
does not cool the
room
Is the air filter clean?
Are the inside evaporator coils and the outside condenser
coils clean?
Is there excessive moisture or heat in the room (open container
cooking, showers, etc.)?
Is the Fan Control set too low?
Is the Thermostat Control set too low?
Normal
operating
sounds
When your air conditioner operates normally,
you will hear sounds such as:
l Pinging or clicking as water droplets hit the
condenser. Water droplets help cool the
condenser.
l Air movement from the fan, especially on
HIGH COOL setting.
l Clicks from the cooling cycle.
Sounds may also be caused by house
construction - such as vibration of the air
conditioner due to wall construction or an
unsteady window mounting area.
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 11. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
(
need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toil-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
w
1-800-253-l 301
El
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 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Orampler XYZ Service Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality 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 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
1-1
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
u
provide after-warranty 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 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
‘APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (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 Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
h
SERVICE & REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Servica CO.)
When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and
serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
page number.
TOPIC
PAGE
AIRFLOW
Directing .................................................. 6
CLEANING
Air filter.. .................................................. 6
Front panel .............................................. 7
ENERGY
Saving ................................................... 10
FEATURES/PARTS ................................... 4
MAINTENANCE
Annual, performing ............................ 9, 10
OPERATING AIR CONDITIONER ......... 5, 6
PARTS/FEATURES ................................... 4
SAFETY ..................................................... 3
SERVICE
Parts.. .................................................... 12
Requesting ............................................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................. 1 1
WARRANTY.. ........................................... 16
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WHIRLPOOL@
Room Air Conditioner
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship.
From Date of Purchase
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed
refrigeration system. These parts are:
4. Drier-strainer
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
5. Connecting tubing
3. Condenser
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your air conditioner.
2. Instruct you how to use your air conditioner.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Clean or replace air filter.
B. Pickup and delivery. Your air conditioner is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to your 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 your 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.
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Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool 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 exclusion or 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
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
warranty
may apply. For details,
please contact
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance
or Service” section, or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 1167513 Rev. A
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
@Registered
Trademark
oi Whirlpool.
U.S.A.
Printed
11/95
in U.S.A.