Whirlpool GOLD W4GH6 Unit installation

GAS FURNACE USER INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
GAS FURNACE SAFETY................................................................1
GAS FURNACE OPERATION ........................................................4
Light Furnace ...............................................................................4
Shut Down....................................................................................5
Adjust Controls.............................................................................5
GAS FURNACE MAINTENANCE...................................................5
Filter Maintenance ........................................................................6
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................8
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ...........................................................8
Replacement Parts.......................................................................8
WARRANTY ....................................................................................9
GAS FURNACE SAFETY
WARNING:
FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD
Failure to follow safety warnings exactly could result in serious injury, death or property
damage.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Leave the building immediately.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
To the installer: leave this manual
with the furnace.
To the consumer: read all
instructions in this manual. Keep
all manuals for future reference.
46877B008
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating
14610 Breakers Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
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:
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.
WARNING: Gas leaks cannot always be detected by smell.
Gas suppliers recommend that you use a gas detector approved by UL or CSA.
For more information, contact your gas supplier.
If a gas leak is detected, follow the “What to do if you smell gas” instructions.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of
potential exposure to such substances.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon
monoxide, toluene, and soot.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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The furnace area must be kept clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
Insulating materials may be combustible. A furnace
installed in an attic or other insulated space must be
kept free and clear of insulating materials. Examine
the furnace when it is installed and also any time
insulation is added.
For proper and safe operation, the furnace needs air
for combustion and ventilation. Do not block or
obstruct air openings on the furnace, air openings to
the area in which the furnace is installed, and the
spacings around the furnace.
This furnace is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the burners. See the “Gas
Furnace Operation” section for information on lighting
and shutting down the furnace.
Should the gas supply fail to shut off or if overheating
occurs, shut off the gas valve to the furnace before
shutting off the electrical supply.
Do not use the furnace if any part has been under
water. A flood-damaged furnace is extremely
dangerous. Attempts to use the furnace can result in
fire or explosion. A qualified service agency should be
contacted to inspect the furnace and to replace all
gas controls, control system parts, electrical parts that
have been wet, or the furnace if deemed necessary.
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Examine the furnace installation at least once a year
to determine that:
– All flue gas carrying areas external to the furnace,
(i.e. chimney, vent connector) are clear and free of
obstructions.
– The vent connector is in place, slopes upward, and
is physically sound without holes or excessive
corrosion.
– The return air duct connection(s) is physically
sound, is sealed to the furnace casing, and
terminates outside the space containing the
furnace.
– The physical support of the furnace is sound
without sagging, cracks, gaps, etc. around the base
so as to provide a seal between the support and the
base.
– There are no obvious signs of deterioration of the
furnace.
– The pilot and burner flames are in good adjustment.
See the “Gas Furnace Maintenance” section.
It is also recommended that the furnace should be
inspected by a qualified person at least once per
year.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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GAS FURNACE OPERATION
Thermostat Control
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60
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ON
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80
There are many types and styles of thermostats. Your thermostat
may look different from the one shown, depending on the type of
thermostat and whether cooling was installed with the system.
However, almost all thermostats perform the same basic
functions.
There are 2 switches located on the thermostat. One switch
controls the heating and cooling (if applicable) functions. The
other switch is for FAN operation, either continuous or automatic.
Also on the thermostat is the temperature range for the desired
heating and cooling temperatures.
B
A. Selector switch
B. Room temperature
C. Fan switch
D. Heating & cooling temperature setting
Light Furnace
WARNING
2. Disconnect power.
3. Remove the burner access panel (on some models).
4. This appliance is equipped with an automatic ignition device.
Do not try to light the burners by hand.
Gas Control
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Explosion Hazard
ON
Furnace must be installed and serviced by a
qualified person.
OFF
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel.
Read and follow all instructions provided for
installation, adjustment, service, alteration, or
maintenance.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, fire, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
1. Set the thermostat control(s) to the lowest setting.
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A. Gas control
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Place the gas control in the ON position.
Replace the burner access panel (on some models).
Reconnect power.
Set the thermostat to the desired setting.
If the furnace will not operate, see “Shut Down” and call a
qualified person.
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Shut Down
1. Set the thermostat control(s) to the lowest setting (see
Thermostat Control graphic).
2. Disconnect power.
3. Remove the burner access panel (on some models).
4. Turn off the gas supply at the manual gas control valve.
5. Replace the burner access panel (on some models).
Adjust Controls
Turn System On or Off
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Operate Fan
Move the thermostat selector switch to HEAT or COOL to
turn on the system.
Move the thermostat selector switch to OFF to turn off the
system.
Select Temperature
You may wish to increase your comfort by setting your system for
continuous circulation of the indoor air. You may do this by
moving the fan switch on the thermostat.
■ Move the fan switch to ON so the fan will operate
continuously.
■ Move the fan switch to AUTO for the fan to operate only when
the appliance is either heating or cooling.
Move the thermostat dial or lever to select the temperature you
would like the system to maintain.
GAS FURNACE MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Furnace must be installed and serviced by a
qualified person.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Examples of a qualified person include:
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel.
Read and follow all instructions provided for
installation, adjustment, service, alteration, or
maintenance.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, fire, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK, FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD
Failure to follow safety warnings exactly could result in
dangerous operation, serious injury, death, or property damage.
Improper servicing could result in dangerous operation, serious
injury, death or property damage.
• Before servicing, disconnect all electrical power to furnace.
• When servicing controls label all wires prior to disconnecting.
Reconnect wires correctly.
• Verify proper operation after servicing.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended that the furnace be inspected
and serviced at least once per year by a qualified person.
Servicing should include the items covered in this section.
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Your gas furnace is designed to give many years of efficient,
satisfactory service. There are routine maintenance steps you
should take to keep your furnace operating efficiently. This
maintenance will assure longer life, lower operating costs, and
fewer service calls.
In addition to the maintenance procedures listed in this manual,
there are also other service and maintenance procedures that
require the skills of a qualified person.
■ The flue gas passageways should be cleaned.
■ The gas burners should be cleaned.
■ The condensate flow should be checked.
■ The furnace ventilation system should be inspected and
serviced.
■ Lubrication of the bearings in the circulating air blower motor
and the combustion blower motor is not required.
Distorted flame or yellow tipping on Natural gas flames, or long,
yellow tips on propane flames, may be caused by lint or dirt
accumulation, or obstructions over the main burner orifice. Dirt or
lint can get inside the burner or burner ports, and into the air inlet
between the burner and manifold pipe.
Typical Flame Appearance
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Condensate Collection and Disposal System
Maintenance
If the furnace has a condensate drain, it is incorporated within the
furnace and is self-priming.
Check the condensate flow by shining a flashlight on the
condensate drain. Look for water dripping from the discharge
tube.
If the condensate drain line becomes blocked or plugged, the
furnace will not operate properly. If this occurs, the furnace
should be inspected by a qualified person.
Burner Flame
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to adjust the burner flame.
While the furnace is in operation, observe the main burner
flames. Compare these observations to “Typical Flame
Appearance” to determine whether proper flame adjustment is
present. If your observations indicate improper flame adjustment,
call a qualified person.
A. Burner
B. Gas manifold
C. Heat exchanger
D. Burner flame (blue only)
Vent Maintenance
IMPORTANT:
■ It is recommended that the furnace be inspected and
serviced at least once a year by a qualified person.
■ Should the vent system become blocked at any time, your
furnace is equipped with a special safety control to prevent
operation of the furnace until the condition has been
corrected. If vent system is blocked, contact a qualified
person.
■ Keep the outside area where the vent terminates clear from
any obstructions which might block or impede the venting of
the furnace.
Filter Maintenance
Your furnace may use either a disposable filter or a cleanable
filter.
IMPORTANT:
■ Do not operate your furnace without a filter. A filter is required
to protect the coil, blower, and internal parts from excessive
dirt and dust.
■ The air filter should be inspected at least every 6 weeks and
cleaned or replaced as required.
NOTE: Dirty filters are the most common cause of inadequate
heating or cooling performance and can sharply increase the
operating costs of your unit.
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When changing any furnace filter, it is important to measure
the filter being replaced and to replace it with the same size
and type of filter.
Install new/clean filters with the arrows on the side edges of
the filter pointing in the direction of airflow.
Replacing/Cleaning Filters
Disposable Filter(s)
If a disposable filter is used, replace with the same filter type
and size.
Cleanable Filter(s)
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Cleanable filters may be replaced with disposable filters. See
the Minimum Filter Requirements Charts when selecting the
proper size and quantity of disposable filters.
To clean the filter, follow the filter manufacturer’s instructions.
Minimum Filter Requirements
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Filter Location
The Airflow Descriptor is the 2 digits immediately preceding
the hyphen (-) in the furnace model number. The model
number is located on the rating plate inside the access panel.
Areas and dimensions shown for cleanable filters are based
on filters rated at 600 ft (182.9 m) 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.
The filter on your furnace will be located in one of several places
on the unit, depending on which furnace style you own. See the
sections following to determine where your filter is located.
Filter Location—Upflow Models (Side Return)
Minimum Filter Requirements Chart
Disposable Filters
Airflow
Descriptor
Minimum
Area—sq. in.
(sq. cm)
Size— in. (cm)
Qty.
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480 (1,219.2)
20 x 25 (50.8 x 63.5)
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10
480 (1,219.2)
20 x 25 (50.8 x 63.5)
1
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576 (1,463)
16 x 20 (40.6 x 50.8)
2
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672 (1,706.9)
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8)
2
16
768 (1,950.7)
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8)
2
20, 22
960 (2,438.4)
20 x 25 (50.8 x 63.5)
2
C
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B
A. Filter - slides in from front of unit
B. Filter rack
C. Return air duct
If the filter is located in an external filter rack or cabinet on either
side of the furnace cabinet, it may be easily removed, cleaned or
changed, and reinserted into its proper location.
Filter Location—Upflow Models (Bottom Return)
Minimum Filter Requirements Chart
Cleanable Filters
Airflow
Descriptor
Minimum
Area—sq. in.
(sq. cm)
Size—in. (cm)
Qty.
09
240 (609.6)
16 x 20 (40.6 x 50.8)
1
10
240 (609.6)
16 x 20 (40.6 x 50.8)
1
12
288 (731.5)
16 x 20 (40.6 x 50.8)
1
14
336 (929.6)
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8)
1
16
384 (975.4)
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8)
1
20, 22
480 (1,219.2)
20 x 25 (50.8 x 63.5)
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B
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D
A. Side
B. Base
C. Filter
D. Front
If the furnace has a bottom return air, remove the lower front
panel by lifting up and pulling out. The filter(s) may be removed
by lifting up and sliding toward the front. Replace in a reverse
procedure.
Filter Location—Counterflow and Horizontal Models
The filters in counterflow and horizontal furnaces are typically
placed by the installer into the return plenum of the furnace.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
Unit fails to operate
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Unit is operating but not providing complete comfort
Check the following:
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Is the main switch that supplies power to the unit in the ON
position?
Check the following:
Is the thermostat set properly? See “Thermostat Control.”
Is the filter clean? Replace or clean filter. See the “Filter
Maintenance” section.
Is the manual gas control valve in the OPEN position?
Has a fuse blown, or has the circuit breaker tripped? If
problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the air able to circulate freely throughout your home? Do
not block supply registers or return grilles with furniture
or rugs.
Is the thermostat set properly? See “Adjusting the Controls.”
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
Heat Exchanger Group
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Blower Group
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Replacement Parts
To order replacement parts contact your Whirlpool® Home
Cooling and Heating dealer.
Gas Control Group
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Manifold
Burner
Orifice
Flame sensor
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Gas control valve
Hot surface igniter
Ignition control
Blower housing assembly
Blower wheel
Blower motor
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Blower motor mount
Capacitor
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Inducer blower
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Auxiliary limit (if used)
Blower door interlock
switch
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Inducer Group
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Primary heat exchanger
Secondary heat exchanger (if used)
Condensate drain pan (if used)
Pressure switch
Electrical Group
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Limit control
Transformer
Rollout switch
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies in U.S.A. and Canada Only
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT WILL VOID THIS WARRANTY
COVERED EQUIPMENT
The following Whirlpool® and Whirlpool Gold® (G) cooling and heating equipment is covered by the Limited Warranty:
Condensing Units: W2C3, W2C4, W2GC3, W4GC3, W4GC4, W4GC6, W4GC8
Heat Pumps: W2H3, W2H4, W2GH3, W4GH3, W4GH4, W4GH6, W4GH8
Gas Furnaces: WFAT, WFAR, WFCT, WFCC, WGFA, WGFB, WFAU, WGFD, WGFE
Air Handlers: WAHMS, WAHMV
Electric Furnaces: WMB
Evaporator Coils: WEC1P, WEM1P, WEU1P, WEH1P
Package Equipment: W2PG3, W2PH3, W2PC3, W4PG4, W4PH4
FIVE (5) YEAR COVERAGE—RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS
The covered equipment and covered component are warranted by Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating for a period of five (5) years
from the date of the original installation, when installed in a residental application (single-family dwelling which includes homes,
duplexes, apartments and condominiums). If, during this period, a covered component fails because of a manufacturing defect,
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating will provide a free replacement part to the owner through a licensed service contractor. You must
pay shipping charges and all other costs of warranty service. Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating will not pay labor involved in
diagnostic calls or in removing, repairing, servicing or replacing parts. Such cost may be covered by a separate warranty provided by
the installer.
ONE (1) YEAR COVERAGE—NON-RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS
The covered equipment and covered component are warranted by Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating for a period of one (1) year
from the date of the original installation, when installed in non-residential applications. If, during this period, a covered component fails
because of a manufacturing defect, Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating will provide a free replacement part to the owner through a
licensed service contactor. You must pay shipping charges and all other costs of warranty service, Whirlpool® Home Cooling and
Heating will not pay labor involved in diagnostic calls or in removing, repairing, servicing or replacing parts. Such costs may be covered
by a separate warranty provided by the installer.
EXTENDED COVERAGE
Your Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating limited warranty provides extended coverage on the components outlined below. The
extended coverage begins with the date of the original unit installation and represents the total warranty period for the specific
component.
Heat Exchangers:
WFAT, WFAR, WGFA, WGFB, W2PG3—Twenty (20) Years—Residential Applications
WFAT, WFAR, WGFA, WGFB, W2PG3—Ten (10) Years—Non-Residential Applications or Subsequent Owner
Non-Direct Vent Applications:
WFCT, WFCC, WFB—Twenty (20) Years—Residential Applications
WFCT, WFCC, WFB—Ten (10) Years—Non-Residential Applications or Subsequent Owners
Direct Vent Applications:
WFAU, WFCT, WFCC, WGFD, WGFE—Limited Lifetime—Residential Applications
WFAU, WFCT, WFCC, WGFD, WGFE—Twenty (20) Years—Non-Residential Applications or Subsequent Owners
For those models for which the limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty is offered, it will apply only to those Residential Applications
Where the original purchaser of the equipment owns and occupies the residence where the equipment is located at the time of the
warranty claim. When a warranty claim is made under the limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty for a Residential application and a
subsequent owner or a non-owner occupies the residence where the equipment is located, then coverage under the limited lifetime
heat exchanger warranty is limited to twenty (20) years. Lifetime coverage under the limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty is subject
to proof of purchase and is not transferable. All terms of this warranty must be followed.
Heat Exchanger Availability: If a replacement heat exchanger is no longer available for a unit covered by this warranty, Whirlpool® Home
Cooling and Heating will allow a credit toward the purchase of an equivalent furnace (at the current suggested distributor’s cost).
Compressors:
W2C3, W2H3, W2C4, W2H4, W2PG3, W2PH3, W2PC3—Five (5) Years
W2GC3, W4GC3, W4GC6, W2GH3, W4GH3, W4GH6—Ten (10) Years
Extended warranty coverage on compressors applies to the original equipment purchaser, subject to proof of purchase, and is not
transferable. Compressor warranty is five (5) years in all non-residential applications and for subsequent owners in residential
applications.
NOTE: If the date of original installation cannot be verified, the warranty period will be deemed to begin six (6) months after the
date of manufacture.
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EXCLUDED COMPONENTS
The following components are not covered by this warranty: cabinets, cabinet pieces, air filters, driers, refrigerant, refrigerant line sets,
belts, wiring, fuses, oil nozzles and unit accessories.
REPAIRS
All repairs of covered components must be made with authorized service parts by a licensed service dealer or contractor. Labor
charges are not covered by this warranty. Such costs may be covered by a separate warranty provided by the installer.
CARE OF EQUIPMENT
Your new unit must be properly installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the unit installation, operation and maintenance
instructions provided with each unit. Failure to provide maintenance according to Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating instructions
will void this warranty. You may be asked to provide written documentation of annual and other periodic preventive maintenance.
WARRANTY PROCEDURE
When warranty parts are required:
1. Be prepared to furnish the following information:
a) Complete model and serial number
b) Proof of required periodic maintenance, installation date and location
c) An accurate description of the problem
2. Call your local licensed service dealer or contractor
3. If the installing dealer is unable to provide warranty parts, check the yellow pages for another licensed service dealer or contractor
in your area or contact:
Whirlpool Home Cooling and Heating
14610 Breakers Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32258
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS
1. This warranty is void if the covered equipment is removed from the original installation site.
2. This warranty does not cover damage or defect resulting from:
a) Flood, wind, fire, lightning, mold, or installation and operation in a corrosive atmosphere, or otherwise in contact with corrosive
materials (chlorine, fluorine, salt, recycled waste water, urine, fertilizers, or other damaging substances or chemicals)
b) Accident, or neglect or unreasonable use or operation of the equipment including operation of electrical equipment at voltages
other than the range specified on the unit nameplate (includes damages caused by brownouts)
c) Modification, change or alteration of the equipment, except as directed in writing by Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating
d) Operation with system components (indoor unit, outdoor unit and refrigerant control devices) which do not match or meet the
specifications recommended by Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating
e) Operation of furnaces with return air temperatures of less than 60°F (16°C) or operation of a furnace field installed downstream
from a cooling coil
f ) Use of contaminated or alternate refrigerant
3. The installation of replacement parts under the terms of this warranty does not extend the original warranty period.
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating makes no express warranties other than the warranty specified above. All implied
warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are excluded to the extent
to a period legally permissible. Should such exclusion or limitation of the warranty be unenforceable, such implied warranties
are in any event limited to a period of one (1) year. Liability for incidental and consequential damages is excluded. Some states
do not allow limitation of incidental damages, so the limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating will not pay electricity or fuel costs, or increases in electricity or fuel costs, for any
reason whatsoever, including additional or unusual use of supplemental electric heat. This warranty does not cover lodging
expenses or labor charges.
Whirlpool® Home Cooling and Heating shall not be liable for any default or delay in performance under this warranty caused by
any contingency beyond its control.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Keep this warranty 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 furnace 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 located on the rating plate on the inside
panel for all models except for model WFCH, which is located on
the outside of the product.
Unit Model Number _____________________________________________
Serial Number __________________________________________________
Installation Date ________________________________________________
Installing Contractor ____________________________________________
Phone__________________________________________________________
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