UseAndCare
A Note to You .........................
Air Conditioner
2
Safety ........... 3
Parts and Features
................. 4
Operating Your Air
Conditioner
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Starting your air
conditioner ..........................
Using the
Exhaust Control ..................
Changing air direction .........
Caring for Your Air
Conditioner
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Cleaning the front panel
and air filter .........................
Performing annual
maintenance .......................
Saving energy .....................
Troubleshooting
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9
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Requesting Assistance
or Service.. ............................
11
Index.. ....................................
15
Warranty
16
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1-800-253-I 301
Call our Consumer
with questions
AIR CONDITIONERS
MODELS: AR0700XA
PART NO. 1158932 Rev. A
“’
95
Assistance
Center
or comments.
AR0500XA
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a COOLERATOR@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, COOLERATOR 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 ourchase 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
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SAFETY
Read all instructions before using the
air conditioner.
Complete the installation requirements
as described in the Installation
Instructions.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
- 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.
Air direction
louvers and tab
(P. 6)
Model and
serial
number
label
(not shown)
Air filter
(behind front panel)
(P. 7)
Control
panel
Removable
front panel
(P. 5)
(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
it is important that you
air conditioner
Fire Hazard
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
NOTE: Make sure air conditioner System
Control is set to Off before plugging in
the unit.
1. Set the Exhaust Control to Closed for
best cooling results.
2. Set the System Control to the
desired setting.
LO COOL .. .. .. . .. ..for sleeping comfort
MED COOL . .. .. .. . . .for normal cooling
HI COOL . .. .. .. . ..for maximum cooling
FAN ONLY......for air circulation only
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 electrical shock.
3. Turn the Thermostat Control to the mid
(number 6) setting. You can adjust the air
conditioner’s cooling performance by
resetting the Thermostat Control to a
higher number for maximum cooling.
Lower the thermostat for less cooling.
You will need to experiment to find the
setting which suits you best.
When lowering the Thermostat Control
setting, the compressor (motor) may
shut off.
NOTE: If you turn your air conditioner off or
if the compressor shuts off, wait at least two
minutes before turning it back on or you may
blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker.
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Using
the Exhaust
Control
The Exhaust Control draws stale or smoky
air from the room or circulates existing
room air.
NOTE: Make sure the Exhaust Control is
returned to the Closed setting when cooling
or room air circulation is desired. Energy
efficiency is decreased when operating in
exhaust and cooling at the same time.
To exhaust room air:
1. Set Exhaust Control to Open
2. If cooling is desired, set System Control
to desired Cool setting.
3. If cooling is not required, set System
Control to Fan Only.
To circulate room air:
1. Set Exhaust Control to Closed.
2. If cooling is desired, set System Control
to desired Cool setting.
3. If cooling is not required, set System
Control to Fan Only.
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
grille, in the direction in which you want the
air to go (right, left, or straight ahead).
Tab
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
and air filter
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. Remove the front panel from air conditioner for cleaning. Press down at top
edge of front panel to release it from
the cabinet.
2. Pull the top of the front panel toward you.
3. Lift up and away from the bottom
spring clips.
4. Remove filter from the front panel by
removing the elastic band which holds it
in place.
5. 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.
6. Clean front panel using a soft cloth with
warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse
and dry.
7. Replace filter and hold it with elastic band.
8. Wipe control panel clean with a soft dry cloth.
9. Replace front panel. Locate bottom of
panel on the spring clips. Press down on
top edge of the front panel and push front
toward air conditioner to secure upper tabs.
Tabs
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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.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed
and need no oiling. The expense of an
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
these steps.
NOTE: Do not lift, push, or pull any white
beaded foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove air conditioner from window.
3. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning
the front panel and air filter” on page 7.)
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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 Weight Hazard
Use 2 or more people to move and
install air conditioner.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
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. Watch out
for the sharp metal fins on the front and
rear coils.
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. Heplace arr conditioner in cabinet.
12. Replace the front panel.
Saving
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.
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.
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Try not to use heat-producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day.
Turn off lights and appliances when they
are not needed.
Keep heat registers and cool-air returns
closed.
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 System 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 two minutes before trying to restart the air
conditioner?
Air conditioner
turns on 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 System Control set too low?
Is the Thermostat
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
HI 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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Control set too low?
Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
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 toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
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 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
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2. If you need
service*
3. If you need
replacement
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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+ When asking
Please provide
serial numbers,
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WASHING
DRYERS,
...
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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.
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authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
SERVICE technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
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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:
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parts
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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 L REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
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(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
for help or service:
a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and
and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us reto your request.
Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
AIRFLOW
Directing ..................................................
6
CLEANING
Air filter ....................................................
Front panel ..............................................
7
7
ENERGY
Saving .....................................................
9
FEATURES/PARTS
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MAINTENANCE
Annual, performing ..............................
OPERATING
AIR CONDITIONER
PARTS/FEATURES
4
8, 9
............. 5
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4
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Parts.. ....................................................
Requesting ............................................
11
11
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY..
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10
16
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COOLERATOR”
Room Air Conditioner
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-Y EAR
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:
4. Drier-strainer
1. Compressor
5. Connecting tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your air conditioner.
2. Instruct you in how to use your air conditioner.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Clean or replace the 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. 1158932 Rev. A
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
@ Regislered
Trademark
01 Whirlpool,
U.S.A.
Printed
11/95
in U.S.A.