Whirlpool GW397LXUS5 Instruction manual

AIR HANDLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
AIR HANDLER SAFETY .................................................................1
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................1
Tools and Parts ............................................................................2
Location Requirements ................................................................2
Installation Configurations ...........................................................3
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................3
Ductwork Requirements ..............................................................4
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4
Inspect Shipment .........................................................................4
Install Ductwork............................................................................4
Install Filter....................................................................................4
Make Electrical Connections .......................................................5
Complete Installation....................................................................7
SEQUENCE OF OPERATION ......................................................10
AIR HANDLER MAINTENANCE ..................................................10
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................10
Accessories ................................................................................10
WARRANTY ..................................................................................11
AIR HANDLER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
These instructions are intended as a general guide only and do
not supersede any national or local codes in any way.
Compliance with all local, state, or national codes pertaining to
this type of equipment should be determined prior to installation.
Read this entire instruction manual, as well as the instructions
supplied in separate equipment, before starting the installation.
All models are designed for indoor installation only.
Whirlpool© Model WMB
0650329-60
The installation of the air handler, field wiring, warm air ducts, etc.
must conform to the requirements of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70 (latest edition) in the United States, and
any state laws, and local ordinances (including plumbing or
wastewater codes). Local authorities having jurisdiction should
be consulted before installation is made. Such applicable
regulations or requirements take precedence over the general
instructions in this manual.
Install the conditioned air plenum, ducts and air filters (not
provided) in accordance with NFPA 90B Standard for the
Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
(latest edition).
The air handler is provided with flanges for the connection of the
plenum and ducts.
Air filters (not provided) must be listed as Class 2 furnace air
filters.
The air handler may be used with an optional modular evaporator
coil (WEM) in upflow, counterflow, or horizontal applications. See
“Installation Configuration Options” in “Installation
Configurations” for acceptable system configurations. The
mounting plates and the necessary hardware to connect the air
handler and modular evaporator coil cabinets together are
included with this air handler.
An optional electric heater may be installed in this cabinet. For
electric heater accessory, refer to the electric heater rating plate
for specific information regarding the electric supply.
Do not remove the cabinet knockouts until it has been
determined which knockouts will need to be removed for the
installation.
Select any accessories that are to be included in this installation.
Select the final installation position which best suits the site
conditions. Consider required clearances, space, routing
requirements for refrigerant line, condensate disposal, filters,
ductwork, wiring, and accessibility for service. Refer to the air
handler rating plate on the air handler for specific information.
Tools and Parts
Location Requirements
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from air handler.
Place air handler so that heating elements are at least
18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage
installation.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
NOTE: When used on cooling applications, excessive sweating
may occur when the air handler with optional evaporator coil
(WEM) is installed in a very humid space.
■ If installed in an unconditioned space, sealant should be
applied around the electrical wires, refrigerant tubing, and
condensate lines where they enter the cabinet.
■
Electrical wires should be sealed on the inside where they exit
the conduit opening. Sealant is required to prevent air
leakage into and condensate from forming inside the air
handler, control box, and on electrical controls.
■
The air handler must be installed in such a way as to allow
free access to the optional coil/filter compartment and
blower/control compartment.
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
Tools Needed
■
¹⁄₄" nut driver
■
Tape measure
■
Level
■
Hammer
■
Screwdriver
■
Sealant
■
Adjustable wrench
Parts Needed
Check local codes, check existing electrical supply, and read
“Ductwork Requirements,” and “Electrical Requirements,” before
purchasing parts.
■
UL listed wire nuts
Parts Supplied
The mounting plates and the necessary hardware to connect the
air handler and modular evaporator coil cabinets together are
included with the air handler.
2
Installation Clearances
Non-Ducted Return Closet Installation
The air handler can be installed in a closet with a false bottom to
form a return air plenum, with a return air plenum through the wall
of the closet, with an air duct routed through the floor, or with
another approved method. Louvered closet doors or return air
grilles are field supplied. Local codes may limit application of
systems without a ducted return to single-story buildings.
■ Louvered closet doors shall be sized with the minimum
opening required to provide minimum return air free area. See
Minimum Filter Requirements Chart.
■
Louvers installed in a closet to provide return air shall be
sized with minimum opening required to provide minimum air
return free area. See Minimum Filter Requirements Chart.
■
Return air plenum installed through the floor shall be sized
with minimum opening required to provide minimum return
free area. See Minimum Filter Requirements Chart.
■
If the free area is not known, assume a 25% free area for
wood or a 75% free area for metal louvers or grilles.
■
If the return air plenum is used, the return air grille should be
immediately in front of the opening in the plenum to allow for
the free flow of return air.
■
When not installed in front of the opening, there must be
adequate clearance around the air handler to allow for the
free flow of return air.
Installation Configurations
For ease in installation, it is best to make any necessary coil
configuration changes before setting the air handler in place. See
“Installation Configuration Options” later in this section.
Installation Configuration Options
NOTE: Typical installations with optional WEM modular
evaporator coil are shown.
Vertical Installations
Counterflow
Upflow/Counterflow
The air handler must be supported on the bottom only and set on
a field-supplied supporting frame with an air return opening.
Securely attach the air handler to the supporting frame.
Horizontal Installations
Horizontal installations can be left-hand or right-hand air supply.
The cabinet must be supported by the building structure to
ensure cabinet integrity. Ensure that there is adequate room to
remove the blower access panel if installing in the horizontal
position.
Suspended Cabinet Installation
NOTE: Air handlers cannot be installed in such a way that the
blower access panel is facing up or down.
■ The suspending means must be field fabricated, and should
consist of two “cradles” made by attaching two rods to a
length of angle iron or equivalent structural steel.
■
Locate the cradles so that they are as close as possible to the
ends of the air handler (this will provide access for removal of
major components such as the blower assembly).
■
Provide enough clearance between the suspension rods and
the air handler to allow removal of the blower access panel.
Upflow
Left to Right
Airflow
Right to Left
Airflow
Horizontal
Electrical Requirements
WARNING
■
All field wiring must be done in accordance with National
Electrical Code, applicable requirements of UL and local
codes where applicable.
■
Electrical wiring, disconnect means and over-current
protection are to be supplied by the installer. Refer to the air
handler rating plate for maximum overcurrent protection,
minimum circuit ampacity, as well as operating voltage.
■
The power supply must be sized and protected according to
the specifications supplied on the product.
■
This air handler is factory-configured for 240 Volt, single
phase, 60 cycles. For 208 Volt applications, see “208 Volt
Conversion” in the “Make Electrical Connections” section.
■
For optional electric heater applications, see “Accessories.”
Refer to the instructions provided with the accessory for
proper installation.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground air handler.
Connect ground wire to ground terminal marked “GND”.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
NOTES:
■ Use copper conductors only.
3
■
Supply and return ductwork must be adequately sized to
meet the system’s air requirements and static pressure
capabilities. Ductwork should be insulated with a minimum of
1" thick insulation with a vapor barrier in conditioned areas or
2" minimum in unconditioned areas.
■
Supply plenum should be the same size as the flanged
opening provided around the blower outlet and should
extend ideally at least 3 ft from the air handler before turning
or branching off plenum into duct runs. The plenum forms an
extension of the blower housing and minimizes air expansion
losses from the blower.
Ductwork Requirements
■
Install the conditioned air plenum, ducts and air filters (not
provided) in accordance with NFPA 90B Standard for the
Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning
Systems (latest edition).
■
The air handler is provided with flanges for the connection of
the plenum and ducts.
■
All air filters (not provided) must be listed as Class 2 furnace
air filters.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Inspect Shipment
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install air handler.
Install Filter
Filters are not supplied with these air handlers. It is the installer's
responsibility to install properly sized filters in accordance with
the Minimum Filter Requirements Chart.
■ The filter size is determined by the “Nominal Tons Air
Conditioning & Nominal Airflow” (see chart).
■
Areas and dimensions shown for cleanable filters are based
on filters rated at 600 ft per minute face velocity.
■
Typical filter sizes are shown; however, any combination of
filters whose area equals or exceeds the minimum area
shown is satisfactory.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
The air handler is completely factory assembled, and all
components are performance tested. Each unit consists of a
blower assembly and controls in an insulated, galvanized factoryfinished enclosure. Knockouts are provided for electrical wiring
entrance.
■ Check the unit rating plate to confirm specifications are as
ordered.
■
Upon receipt of equipment, inspect it for possible shipping
damage. Be sure to examine the unit inside the carton if the
carton is damaged.
■
If damage is found, it should be noted on the carrier’s freight
bill. Damage claims should be filed with the carrier
immediately. Claims of shortages should be filed with the
seller within 5 days.
NOTE: If any damages are discovered and reported to the carrier,
do not install the unit as your claim may be denied.
Install Ductwork
IMPORTANT:
■ Install ductwork in accordance with NFPA 90B Standard for
the Installation of Warm Air eating and Air-Conditioning
Sytems (latest edition) and any local codes.
■
■
Connect supply air duct to the flange on top of the unit. If an
isolation connector is used, it must be non-flammable.
A return air duct system is recommended. If the unit is
installed in a confined space or closet, the entire duct cross
sectional area must meet minimum return air free area.
Minimum Filter Requirements Chart
Square Inch Surface Area
Nominal Tons
& Nominal Size
Air Conditioning
Disposable
Cleanable
& Nominal
Filters
Filters
Airflow
Minimum
Return Air
Free Area
Up to 2 Tons
800 - 900 CFM
432 sq. in.
20" x 25"
260 sq. in.
15" x 20"
260 sq. in.
2¹⁄₂ Tons
900-1000 CFM
480 sq. in.
20" x 30"
288 sq. in.
14" x 25"
288 sq. in.
3 Tons
576 sq. in.
1100 - 1300 CFM *14" x 25"
346 sq. in.
16" x 25"
346 sq. in.
3¹⁄₂ Tons
672 sq. in.
1300 - 1500 CFM *16" x 25"
404 sq. in.
20" x 25"
404 sq. in.
4 Tons
768 sq. in.
1500 - 1700 CFM *20" x 25"
461 sq. in.
20" x 25"
461 sq. in.
5 Tons
960 sq. in.
1900 - 2100 CFM *20" x 30"
576 sq. in.
24" x 25"
576 sq. in.
* 2 disposable filters required for these units
If a central return air filter-grille is used, the air handler does not
require a filter.
4
Make Electrical Connections
A
208/240 Volt Installations
WARNING
B
C
Electrical Shock Hazard
GND
Disconnect all power supplies before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Disconnect all power supplies.
2. Remove the blower access panel.
3. Route the field supply wires to the air handler electrical
connection box.
4. Using UL listed wire nuts, connect the field supply wires to
the air handler (black to black and yellow to yellow).
A. Connect yellow to yellow
B. Connect black to black
C. Connect ground wire to ground terminal marked “GND”
6. Replace the blower access panel.
208 Volt Conversion
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect all power supplies before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
WARNING
1. Disconnect all power supplies.
2. Remove the blower access panel.
3. Move the 2 connected black transformer leads from the
240 Volt terminal on the transformer to the 208 Volt terminal
on the transformer. See the appropriate wiring diagram for
your model.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground air handler.
Connect ground wire to ground terminal marked “GND”.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
5. Connect ground wire to terminal marked “GND.”
5
Wiring Diagram—Blower (PSC Motor)
BK: Black
R: Red
BU: Blue
5
BK
W1
W
C
BU
G
G
R
R
18 R
18 BU
(H) 3
5 (H)
TR C
2
TD **
1
6
5
++
3
4
5
6
Wiring Diagram - No Heat
Wire Nuts
by Others
3
4
2
** TD = Time Delay (Optional)
TR = Transformer
BWR = Blower Relay
MTR = Blower Motor
CAP = Motor Capacitor
GND = Ground Connection
18 G
14 R
18 BU
1
1
++
14 BU (MED)
14 R (LO)
BWR
14 BK (HI)
14 Y (COM)
2
GND
BR / W
BU
R
BK MTR
BR CAP
Y+
4
3
2
1
2
1
6-Pin
Plug
Models 12, 25, 31 and 49
Will Be Factory Set to Low.
L1
L2 or
Neutral
15 Amp
Supply
Voltage
14 G
24V
208V
W2
14 Y (240V)
24
COM
240V
6
18 BK
14 Y L2
14 BK L1
4
3
Control Circuit Wiring to
be 24 Volt, N.E.C. Class 2
Plug Pin
Amp 350781 - 1
Location
6-Pin Cap
14 BK
2
1
W: White
G: Green
Y: Yellow
To
Thermostat
by Others
Power (Factory Wired)
Power (Field Wired)
Control (Factory Wired)
Control (Field Wired)
To
Ground Lug
Wiring Diagram—Optional Electric Heat
GND
LS4
HE3
1 12 BK
12 Y
12 Y
1st Stage
SEQ1
*CB1
12 BK
12 BK
L1A
L2A
5
4
12 BK LS1
3
1
12 BK
LS2
12 Y
HE2
3
18 BU
L2B
220
208 / 240
Voltage
by Others
5
12 BK
12 BK
HE4
L1B
2nd Stage
18 BK
4 12 BK LS3
1
6
3
4
18 W
18 BU
14 R
GND
To Blower
2 Ground Lug
14 G
14 Y
14 BK
12 Y
5
6
6-Pin Plug
HE1
SEQ2
CB2
Heaters Used:
5 KW = HE1
7.5 & 10 KW = HE1 & HE2
15 KW = HE1, HE2 & HE3
20 KW = HE1, HE2, HE3 & HE4
* TB = Terminal Block (Optional)
* CB = Circuit Breaker (Optional)
SEQ = Sequencer
GND = Ground Lug
LS = Limit Switch
HE = Heater Element
Power (Factory Wired)
Power (Field Wired)
Control (Factory Wired)
Control (Field Wired)
Wiring Diagram—Blower (Variable Speed Motor)
6-Pin Plug
3
4
Power (Factory Wired)
Control (Factory Wired
Transformer
Blower Motor
Ground Connection
Blower Relay
18 W
18 BK
5 6
18 BU
L2
14 Y
14 R
L1
2
14 BK
1
TR
MTR
GND
BWR
Control Board
208V
TR
R 24V
18 BK
240V
18 BU
24V
BU
24V
R
C1 18 BU
EM 18 BK
18 W
W1
O 18 OR
Y2 18 BU/W
Y1 18 Y
G 18 G
16-Pin
Plug & Cap
18 Y
COM
18 W
BWR
C1
W2
O
Y2
Y1
G
W1
18 BR
(16)
240
R
Thermostat
Hum
18 R
R
18 R
5-Pin
Plug
18 BK
5
18 Y
4
3
2
1
18 G
GND
16-Pin
Plug & Cap
MTR
5-Pin Cap
Complete Installation
Pre-Start Check
Check Airflow (PSC Motor)
Is unit properly located, level, secure, and serviceable?
Cooling blower speed—if cooling is used
■
Is the wiring neat, correct, and in accordance with the wiring
diagram?
■
■
Is the air handler properly grounded and connected to a
properly sized fuse or circuit breaker?
For proper cooling operation, the airflow through the indoor
coil should be between 350 and 450 CFM per ton of cooling
capacity (or 350 - 450 CFM per 12,000 Btu/h) based on the
rating of the outdoor condensing unit.
■
■
Is the thermostat correctly wired, level, and in a good
location?
■
Are all access panels in place and secure?
The cooling blower speed is factory configured to provide
correct airflow for an outdoor condensing unit or heat pump
that matches the maximum cooling capacity rating of the air
handler.
■
Are any accessories properly installed?
■
If the outdoor condensing unit is smaller than the maximum
cooling capacity rating for the air handler, the cooling blower
speed may need to be changed. Refer to Blower
Performance Chart—PSC Motor.
■
IMPORTANT: The cooling blower speed must be set to provide a
minimum of 350 CFM airflow per ton (12,000 Btu/h) of outdoor
cooling capacity. The heating blower speed must be set
according to the heater installation instructions if installed.
7
To change blower speed: Refer to “Wiring Diagram—
Blower (PCS Motor)” and “Wiring Diagram—Optional
Electric Heat.”
Check Airflow (Variable Speed Motor)
For proper cooling operation, the airflow through the indoor coil
should be between 350 and 450 CFM per ton of cooling capacity
(or 350 - 450 CFM per 12,000 Btu/h) based on the rating of the
outdoor condensing unit.
IMPORTANT: The cooling blower speed must be set to provide a
minimum of 350 CFM airflow per ton (12,000 Btu/h) of outdoor
cooling capacity.
WARNING
To change blower speed: Refer to “Wiring Diagram—
Blower (Variable Speed Motor).”
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect all power supplies before servicing.
WARNING
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Disconnect all power supplies.
2. Remove the air handler access panel.
3. Locate pin number 2 on the blower relay. Two black wires are
connected to this terminal pin. One connects to pin number
5 on the blower relay, one connects to either a red, blue or
black wire from terminal 1 (T1).
4. Remove the wire going to the 4-pin blower motor connector
from the splice.
5. Connect the blower lead (Red [LO], Blue [MED] or Black [HI])
for the correct blower speed onto the splice from the 4-pin
blower motor connector.
NOTE: Unused blower speeds are shipped from the factory
covered with a plastic cap. Remove this cap from the new
blower speed terminal and replace it over the factory-set
blower terminal.
High
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
583
563
557
541
522
473
Control Board Taps and Dehumidify Resistor
862
855
834
794
748
677
957
871
794
Blower Performance Chart—PSC Motor
WMB24 Low
CC-1A
Medium
Disconnect all power supplies before servicing.
1. Disconnect all power supplies.
2. Locate the control board in the blower control box.
3. Set the HEAT and COOL taps by moving the board jumpers
to the A, B, C, or D positions (see Control Board Taps and
Dehumidify Resistor) based on the information found in the
Blower Performance Chart—Variable Speed Motor.
NOTE: If using a humidistat, the dehumidify resistor located
on the bottom right of the control board must be removed to
enable it. See Control Board Taps and Dehumidify Resistor.
The HUM terminal on the board must be connected to the
Normally Closed contact of the humidistat so that the board
senses an open circuit on high humidity. If a humidistat is
used, the dehumidify LED (see D1 below) will light when the
humidistat opens and the motor runs at reduced airflow.
6. Replace all panels.
7. Reconnect power.
Air
Handler Blower
Model
Speed
Electrical Shock Hazard
CFM @ ESP. - in W.C.
.
1,159 1,096 1,029
ADJUST
NORM
(+)
(–)
TEST
WMB36 Low
838
827
808
778
746
699
CC-1A
Medium 1,265 1,255 1,235 1,215 1,173 1,118
High
1,358 1,340 1,311 1,282 1,231 1,179
WMB48 Low
1,161 1,153 1,138 1,115 1,091 1,050
CC-1A
Medium 1,569 1,541 1,507 1,460 1,405 1,341
High
1,769 1,735 1,703 1,626 1,570 1,489
WMB60 Low
1,632 1,566 1,581 1,544 1,482 1,417
CC-1A
Medium 2,163 2,103 2,058 2,000 1,947 1,855
High
8
2,398 2,394 2,266 2,180 2,109 2,042
A
HEAT
COOL
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
D1
DEHUMIDIFY
B
CUT TO ENABLE
A. Dehumidify LED
B. Dehumidify resistor
4. If desired, adjust ADJUST tap from NORM: (+) will increase
airflow by 10% or (-) will decrease airflow by 12%
5. Reconnect all power supplies.
Blower Performance Chart—Variable Speed Motor
The versatility of the variable speed motor enables the air handler
to tailor its performance to the different modes of operation
encountered in heating and cooling. All variable speed air
handlers are capable of operation at more than one nominal
airflow rate.The operation of a variable speed air handler blower
at different airflow rates is determined by the control board taps
and the thermostat. See the Blower Performance Chart—Variable
Speed Motor.
Before beginning the setup, become familiar with the information
found in the Blower Performance Chart—Variable Speed Motor.
The data in the Blower Performance Chart—Variable Speed
Motor is categorized by model size and mode of operation. Use
the information provided to determine the CFM taps needed for
cooling and heating.
Blower Performance Chart—Variable Speed Motor
CFM @ E.S.P. - inches W.C.
Air Handler
Model
WMB36VB-1A
Energized Thermostat
Terminal
Y1
Y1/Y2
G
WMB48VB-1A
Y1
Y1/Y2
G
WMB60VB-1A
Y1
Y1/Y2
G
Control
Board Tap
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
0.1
852
707
617
497
1,215
995
817
652
637
572
514
466
1,134
991
847
687
1,676
1,435
1,234
995
799
681
577
480
1,246
1,121
977
863
1,835
1,644
1,392
1,214
913
836
739
675
0.2
858
724
603
482
1,215
1,012
817
638
623
556
502
445
1,123
972
826
664
1,656
1,404
1,220
987
785
665
536
428
1,231
1,104
952
811
1,834
1,637
1,380
1,193
874
790
691
610
0.3
859
728
598
473
1,208
1,035
827
643
637
556
490
437
1,123
956
807
646
1,635
1,398
1,212
978
763
646
513
394
1,211
1,078
900
764
1,809
1,623
1,374
1,177
826
739
643
582
0.4
872
741
603
470
1,208
1,035
827
648
637
551
484
412
1,113
949
793
619
1,624
1,398
1,205
979
746
629
475
343
1,180
1,044
864
738
1,787
1,609
1,361
1,139
791
713
636
572
0.5
879
741
608
455
1,209
1,036
836
648
637
562
465
403
1,102
937
778
612
1,613
1,392
1,197
962
724
611
456
307
1,143
993
836
724
1,775
1,601
1,322
1,094
768
705
624
556
0.6
879
745
603
452
1,209
1,036
837
657
637
545
458
392
1,091
923
753
581
1,608
1,380
1,184
953
707
580
427
278
1,099
969
817
707
1,762
1,572
1,296
1,035
757
694
610
547
0.7
879
733
0.8
879
733
437
1,202
1,036
837
657
628
523
437
386
1,079
909
736
557
1,608
1,375
1,169
946
683
548
388
423
1,202
1,020
837
644
628
517
426
382
1,074
909
712
531
1,598
1,362
1,161
937
655
522
369
1,065
944
807
694
1,733
1,542
1,255
1,028
737
675
600
528
1,053
927
797
677
1,692
1,487
1,220
997
729
661
585
502
NOTES:
■ Humidistat will reduce cooling airflow by 10% in high humidity.
■ Adjust the Control Board Tap (+) will increase airflow by 10%, while the Control Board Tap (-) will decrease airflow by 12%.
■ Adjust the Control Board Tap (-) test will cause the motor to run at 70% of full airflow. Use this for troubleshooting only.
■ At the start of a call for cooling, there is a short run at 82% of airflow for 7.5 minutes.
■ At the end of a call for cooling, there is a blower delay of 1 minute.
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SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
Cooling (cooling only or heat pump)
Start
When the thermostat calls for cooling, the circuit between R and
G is completed, and the blower relay is energized. The Normally
Open contacts close, causing the indoor blower motor to
operate. The circuit between R and Y is also completed; this
circuit closes the contactor in the outdoor unit starting the
compressor and outdoor fan motor. Circuit R and O energizes
the reversing valve, switching it to the cooling position. (The
reversing valve remains energized as long as selector switch is
in the COOL position.)
When called into operation, the variable speed motor will slowly
ramp up to normal operating speed. This eliminates the noise
and discomfort that results caused by the initial blast of air
encountered with standard air handlers. It can take up to
7.5 minutes to reach normal operating speed.
Heating (electric heat only)
When the thermostat calls for heat, the circuit between R and W
is completed, and the heat sequencer relay is energized. A time
delay follows before the heating elements and the indoor blower
motor come on. Units with a second heat sequencer relay can be
connected with the first sequencer to W on the thermostat
subbase or connected to a second stage on the subbase.
Heating (heat pump)
When the thermostat calls for heat, the circuits between R and Y
and R and G are completed. Circuit R-Y energizes the contactor
starting the outdoor fan motor and the compressor. Circuit R
and G energizes the blower relay starting the indoor blower
motor.
If the room temperature should continue to fall, the circuit
between R and W 1 is completed by the second stage heat room
thermostat. Circuit R-W 1 energizes a heat sequencer relay. The
completed circuit will energize supplemental electric heat (if
available). Units with a second heat sequencer relay can be
connected with the first sequencer to W 1 on the thermostat or
connected to a second heating stage W 2 on the thermostat
subbase.
Variable Speed Features
Continuous Blower Operation
The comfort level of the living space can be enhanced when
using this feature by allowing continuous circulation of air in
between calls for cooling or heating. The circulation of air
between calls for cooling or heating occurs at 50% of the
normal airflow rate (350 CFM minimum).
Reduced Airflow Operation
For situations where humidity control is a problem, the variable
speed motor can be enabled to operate at a 10% reduction in
the normal airflow rate under the control of a humidistat. This
can be achieved by connecting to a standard humidity control
that is normally closed and opens on humidity rise.
The Control Board
The control board regulates airflow selection and features LED
indicators that display operating mode, humidity control, and
airflow CFM. The red LED flashes once for each 100 CFM. For
example, if the operating CFM is 1200, the CFM LED will flash
12 times, then pause before repeating the 12-flash pattern.
Thermostat signals for emergency heat (EM), optional auxiliary
heat (W1), reversing valve (O), compressor (Y1), and blower (G)
are all indicated by lit LED’s on this board.
This model is designed for use with heat pumps as well as air
conditioning systems. The control board needs to sense a signal
on the “O” thermostat wire in order to use cooling delay timing.
For a straight air conditioning system, connect the “O” wire to the
thermostat “R” wire.
Some WMB air handlers are equipped with a variable speed
motor and will deliver a constant airflow within a wide range of
external static pressures. The variable speed blower offers the
following comfort features:
AIR HANDLER MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT: Do not operate system without a filter. A filter is
required to protect the coil, blower, and internal parts from
excessive dirt and dust. See “Installation Configurations” for the
location of the filter in the unit cabinet and the service panel
giving access to unit filter. The filter is placed in the supply air
return duct by the installer.
■ Inspect air filters at least once a month and replace or clean
as required. Dirty filters are the most common cause of
inadequate heating or cooling performance.
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Replace disposable filters. Cleanable filters can be cleaned
by soaking in mild detergent and rinsing with cold water.
Install new/clean filters with the arrows on the side pointing in
the direction of airflow.
Do not replace a cleanable (high velocity) filter with a
disposable (low velocity) filter unless return air system is
properly sized for it.
If water should start coming from the secondary drain line, a
problem exists which should be investigated and corrected.
Contact a qualified person.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
If you need further assistance, you can write to the below
address with any questions or concerns:
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating
14610 Breakers Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories
To order accessories, contact your Whirlpool© Home Cooling and
Heating dealer.
Electric Heat Kits
Refer to the accessory kit label on the front panel of the air
handler for electric heat kit accessory options and applications.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your air handler to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know the complete model and serial number. You
can find this information on the air handler rating plate.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Installation date ________________________________________________
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