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UseAndCare
A Note to You . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 2
Air Conditioner
Safety . .. .. .. . .. 3
Parts and Features . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . 4
Operatlng Your Air
Conditioner
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Starting your air
conditioner . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . . . .. 5
Using the energy saver
settings . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . 5
Using the exhaust vent
control . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . .. 6
Changing air direction . .. .. .. . .. 6
Caring for Your Air
Conditioner
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Cleaning the front panel . .. .. . 7
Cleaning the slide-out
air filter . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . 8
Peg
annual
maintenance . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . . .. . .. .. 8
Saving energy . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. ... 9
Troubleshooting
. .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. . 10
Requesting Assistance
or Service . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. . . . .. 11
Index . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . . .. .. . 15
Warranty
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l-800-253-1301
Call our Conoumer
with question8
Aosistance
Center
or commente.
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpcol 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
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place for future
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
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
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, elect&al shock, or injury when
using your air conditioner, follow these bask precautions:
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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
a fire hazard or explosion.
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.
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Help
us help
you
Please:
l Install your air conditioner
in a window that
will hold the weight, and secure the air
conditiiner according to the Installation
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InstnJctlons.
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Connect the air conditioner to the proper
kind of outlet with the correct electriil
supply and grounding. (See the Installation
IMWJCtbllS.)
Make sure the air conditioner is the correct
size for the area you want to cool.
Use the air condiiioner 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.
Maintain the air conditioner properly.
Also, remove
we the Energy Label. Use a damp
cloth to take
.I-- off
-= any glue residue. DO NOT
use sharp instruments,
ments, flammable fluids, or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material.
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Parts and Features
This section contains captioned ibtrations
of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are bcated and what they look like. To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
Control panel
(PP. 56)
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Adjustable air
direction cartridges
(P. 6)
Slideout
air filter
(P. 8)
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Model and serial number
(behind front panel)
label
Operating
Your Air Conditioner
To obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the controls and how to direct the cooled air.
Starting
your
air conditioner
1. Set Exhaust Control to CLOSED for
maximum cooling performance. (See
“Using the exhaust vent control” on
page 6.1
2. Set the Selector Control to the desired
setting.
COOL - for cooling the room air
HEAT - for heating the room air
FAN ONLY -for circulating room air
without cooling or heating it
3. Set the Fan Control to the desired
setting. You can use either the ENERGY
SAVER or NORMAL FAN settings. (See
“Using the energy saver settings” below.)
LOW - for sleeping comfort
MED - for normal cooling
QUICK COMFORT - for fastest cooling
4. Turn the Thermostat Control to a
mid-setting. You can adjust the air
conditioner’s cooling performance by
turning the Thermostat Control toward
COOLER for more cooling or toward
WARMER for less cooling. You will need
to experiment to find the setting which
suits you best.
Electrical Shock Hazard
l Plug unit only into grounded
electrical
outlet.
l Do not use an extension
cord.
l Do not operate
unit with the front
panel removed.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in electrical shock or
personal injury.
IMPORTANT: If you turn the air conditioner
off, or if the compressor turns off when you
lower the Thermostat Control, wait at least
3 minutes before turning the air conditioner
back on. If you don’t wait, you may blow a
fuse or trip a circuit breaker.
Using
the energy
saver settings
Using
the exhaust
vent control
The Exhaust Vent Control draws stale or
smoky air from the room or circulates
existing room air.
To exhaust room air:
1. Set Exhaust Vent Control to OPEN.
2. Set Selector Control to desired setting
(COOL, HEAT, or FAN ONLY).
3. Set Fan Control to desired setting
(ENERGY SAVER or NORMAL FAN).
4. Set Thermostat Control to desired setting.
To circulate room alr:
1. Set Exhaust Vent Control to CLOSED.
2. Set Selector Control to desired setting
(COOL, HEAT, or FAN ONLY).
3. Set Fan Control to desired setting
(ENERGY SAVER or NORMAL FAN).
4. Set Thermostat Control to desired setting.
NOTE: For maximum performance, the
Exhaust Vent Control must be in the
CLOSED position when cooling or room air
circulation is desired.
Changing
air direction
The air direction cartridges on both sides of
the unit control the direction of the cooled
air. The air direction cartridge rotates to
direct the air straight ahead or to the sides of
the unit. The louvers in each air direction
cartridge are operated by a tab. Use the tab
to direct the air up, down, or straight ahead.
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Caring for Your Air
Conditioner
Proper care of your air conditioner helps
ensure longer life of the unit and lower
operating costs. Follow these instructions
carefully.
Cleaning
the front
Electrical Shock Hazard
*Unplug the power cord from the receptacle before cleaning the unit.
l Do not use cleaning
fluids, solvents,
abrasive cleaners, or strong detergents
on the air conditioner.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in electrical shock, personal
injury, or product damage.
panel
1. Disconnect power cord from receptacle.
2. Remove the front panel for cleaning.
Remove the two screws from the bottom
edge of the front panel.
3. Lii front panel up and toward you.
4. Remove the slide-out air filter and clean
separately. (See “Cleaning the slide-out
air filler” on page 8.)
NOTE: The front panel does not have to
be removed to clean fitter.
5. Clean front panel with warm water, mild
soap or detergent, and a soft cloth. Rinse
and dry thoroughly.
6. Wipe control panel clean with a soft, dry
cloth.
7. Replace the front panel.
8. Plug in the power cord.
Cleaning
the slide-out
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. Remove filter by sliding it up and out the
top of the front panel.
2. Clean filter using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
If very dirty, wash filter with warn---water
and mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly
before replacing.
3. Replace filter by sliding it back down into
opening at top of front panel.
Performing
annual
maintenance
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenanoe to ensure steady, top performance
throughout the year. CaU the service company recommended by your dealer to:
l Inspect and clean the coils and condensate water passages.
l Check fan and fan motor.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed
and need no oiling. The expense of an
annual inspection is the consumer’s responsibifii.
OR
If you are familiar with electrical appliances,
you can do the inspection and maintenance
yourself. If you choose to do so, follow these
steps:
1. Disconnect power cord from receptacle.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning
the front panel” on page 7.)
3. Slide unit out of cabinet using the handles
on the base flange.
4. Be careful not to break off or remove
white or gray beaded foam parts. Some
are marked ‘Do not remove.”
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle
before performing any maintenance.
Be sure no liquid gets into the motor,
electrical control box, or compressor
electrical terminals
.Do not lift, push, or pull any white or
gray beaded foam (expanded potystyrene) parts.
l Because your air conditioner
weighs
from 80 to 200 pounds, it is recommended that you have someone help
you when you remove or reinstall
your unit and that you both use proper
lifting techniques.
l Handle the air conditioner
with care.
Watch out for the sharp metal fins on
the front and rear coils.
l Do not use the collected
water for
drinking purposes. It is not sanitary.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could resuft in electrical shock, personal
injury, or product damage.
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4. Wrap the motor, electrical control box,
and the compressor terminal box in
plastic film to make sure no water or
other liquid gets inside. Water or other
liquids could damage the insulation and
cause serious mechanical problems.
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.
6. Remove plastic film from motor and
electrical parts.
7. Replace unit in the cabinet.
8. Replace the front panel.
9. Plug in the power cord.
Han-die
(some mod&
have 2 handlee)
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours
before starting the unit again. This allows
time for all areas to dry thoroughly. The
water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm the components.
Saving
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energy
Improve your home’s insulation. Seal all
doors and windows. Close the fireplace
flue.
Close blinds or drapes on the sunny side
of the house. Add window awnings.
Keep the air filter clean.
Do not block the airflow from the air
conditioner with drapes or furniture.
Ventilate the attic. High temperatures in
the attic add to the cooling load.
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Try not to use heat-producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day.
Turn lights and appliances off when not
needed.
Keep heat registers and cool-air returns
Closed.
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Use exhaust venting fans while cooking,
doing laundry, or bathing.
Troubleshooting
Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their air
conditioners. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It coukf save you the
cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
Alr condltloner
won’t run
Unlt blows
fuses or trips
circuit breaker
Unlt turns on
and off
OR does not
cool/heat the
room
Normal
operating
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
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Is the unit plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?
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Has the time-delay fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
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Is the Fan Control set to OFF?
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Is the Thermostat Control set correctly?
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Has the local power failed?
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Are time-delay fuses being used?
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Is an extension cord being used? DO NOT use an extension
cord with this or any other appliance.
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Are you waiting 3 minutes before trying to restart the unit?
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Is the air filter clean?
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Are the inside evaporator coils and the outside condenser
coils clean?
Is there excessive moisture or heat in the room (open vessel
cooking, showers, etc.)?
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Is the Fan Control set too low?
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Is the Thermostat
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 QUICK COMFORT setting.
l CLICKS from the cooling cycle.
Sounds may also be caused by house
construction - such as vibration of the unit
due to wall construction or an unsteady
window mounting area.
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Control set properly?
Reauestina Assistance
Serbice
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Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 10. lt may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. lf you need
assistance*
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Call the Whirlpool Consumer
Assistance Center telephone
number. Dial toll-free from
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anywhere in the U.S.A.:
l-800-25%1301 La
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appiiince 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 Hatir,
Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
3. If you need FSP
ment part8 . . .
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 WhirlpooP
appliance. FSP replacement Parts will fii
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifiitions
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
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network of authorized Whirlpool
service companies. Whirlpool
sER
service technicians are trained
to fuffill the product warranty Ii3
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere
in the United States. To bcate 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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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (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 Panel
20 North Wacker Driie
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
PAGE
TOPIC
AIRFLOW
Directing . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . 6
CLEANING
Air filter . .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . ... . . .. . 8
Front panel . . .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 7
ENERGY SAVER SElTINGS
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EXHAUST VENT CONTROL
. .. .. .. . .. ... .. .. .. . . 6
ENERGY
Saving . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 9
FEATURES/PARTS
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MAINTENANCE
Annual, performing . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 8-9
PARTS/FEATURES
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SAFETY . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 3
SERVICE
Parts ......................................................
Requesting ............................................
STARTING
AIR CONDITIONER
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
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WHIRLPOOL@’
Room Air Conditioner
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPQ 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 appli&TM
ance.
Service under the full warranties
company.
must be provided by an authorized
Whirlpool service
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 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 distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, i-800-253-1 301, from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
PART NO. 1166505 Rev. A
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Corpore.tion
Q Reglslered
Trademark
d Whklpool
USA.
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In U.SA.