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UseAndCare
A Note to You ......................... 2
Air Conditioner Safety ........... 3
Parts and Features ................. 4
Operating Your Air
Conditioner ............................. 5
Starting your
air conditioner ..................... 5
Changing air
direction .............................. 6
Caring for Your
Air Conditloner ....................... 7
Cleaning the front panel.. ... .7
Cleaning the air filter.. ......... 8
Performing annual
maintenance ....................... 8
Saving energy.. ................... 9
Troubleshootlng
................... 10
Normal operating
sounds ..............................
10
Requesting Assistance
or Service.. ............................ 11
Index.. .................................... 15
Warranty ............................... 16
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AIR CONDITIONER
PART NO. 1159564 Rev. A
“145
MODEL ACM492
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 purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
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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 dav.
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
This symbol alerts you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock,
burns, and personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your air conditioner, follow
these basic precautions:
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.
l Never clean air conditioner
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create
an explosion or fire hazard.
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. 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:
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.
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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.
Air direction
louvers and tab
(P. 6)
/
Air filter
(behind front panel)
(P. 8)
/
\
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\
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Model and serial
number label
\
Control panel
(P. 5)
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Removable
front panel
(P. 7)
Operating
Your Air
Conditioner
In order to obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner,
operate it properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Starting
your
air conditioner
Fire Hazard
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, fire,
or electrical shock.
l
it is important that you
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded &prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or electrical shock.
Set switch to Cool.
NOTE: If you turn your air conditioner off,
wait at least three minutes before turning it
back on or you may blow a fuse or trip a
circuit breaker.
OFF cool
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Cha waging 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
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 Whirlpool service dealer for an annual checkup.
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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. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from the air
conditioner 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.
Tabs
4. Lift front panel up and away from the
bottom spring clips.
5. Remove the air filter and clean separately. (See “Cleaning the air filter” on
paw 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.
8. Replace the front panel. Locate bottom
of panel on the spring clips. Press down
on top edge of front panel and push it
‘%s
toward the unit to secure the upper tabs.
9. Plug in the power cord.
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Cleaning
the 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 filter
needs cleaning.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove front panel from air conditioner.
(See “Cleaning the front panel” on
page 7.)
3. Remove elastic band holding filter in
place. Remove filter.
4. Clean filter using a vacuum
OR
If very dirty, wash filter with
and mild detergent. Air dry
before replacing.
5. Replace filter, elastic band,
panel.
6. Plug in power cord.
Performing
cleaner.
warm water
thoroughly
and front
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.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed
and need 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 9.
NOTE: Do not lift, push, or pull any white
beaded foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
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.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove air conditioner from cabinet.
Watch out for the sharp metal fins on the
front and rear coils.
3. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning
the front panel” on page 7.)
4. 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.
5. 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. Do not use the collected
water for drinking purposes. It is not
sanitary.
6. Remove plastic film from motor and
electrical parts.
7. Replace air conditioner in cabinet.
8. Replace front panel.
9. Plug in power cord.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use 2 or more people to move and
install air conditioner.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other Injury.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours
before starting the air conditioner again. This
allows time for all areas to dry thoroughly.
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.
Try not to use heat-producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day.
. 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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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.
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PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Air conditioner
won’t run
Is the air conditioner
voltage?
plugged into a live circuit with proper
Has the time-delay fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Is the Fan Control set to Off?
Has the local power failed?
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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?
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Air conditioner
turns on and off
OR
does not cool the
room
Normal
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.)?
operating
sounds
When your air conditioner operates 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.
Sounds also may be caused by house construction - such as vibration of the unit due
to wall construction or unsteady window
mounting area.
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Requesting
or Service-
Assistance
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 10. 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.:
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1-800-253-l 301
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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
(Example: 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:
-APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLB
MAJOR, SERVICE L 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
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SERVICE IL REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Examp/e:xYZ
Setica CO.)
*When asking for help or service:
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Please provide a detailed description 01 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.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
TOPIC
PAGE
AIRFLOW
Directing ..................................................
6
CLEANING
Air filter.. ..................................................
Front panel ..............................................
8
7
ENERGY
Saving .....................................................
9
FEATURES/PARTS
4
...................................
MAINTENANCE
Annual, performing ..............................
OPERATING
AIR CONDITIONER
PARTS/FEATURES
8, 9
............. 5
...................................
4
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Parts.. ....................................................
Requesting ............................................
11
11
TROUBLESHOOTING
10
WARRANTY..
.............................
...........................................
16
15
WHIRLPOOL”
Room Air Conditioner
Warrants
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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
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
5. Connecting tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL 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 warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
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. 1159564 Rev. A
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
0 Registered
Trademark
of Whirlpool,
U.S.A.
Printed
1o/95
in U.S.A.