UseAndCare
A Note to You .........................
Air Conditioner
2
Safety ........... 3
Parts and Features ................. 4
Operating Your Air
Conditioner .............................
5
Starting your air
conditioner .......................... 5
Changing air direction ......... 6
Caring for Your Air
Conditioner .............................
7
Cleaning the front panel .... .7
Cleaning the slide-out
air filter.. .............................. 8
Performing annual
maintenance ....................... 8
Saving energy.. ................. 10
Troubleshooting
................... 11
Requesting Assistance
or Service.. ............................
12
Index.. ....................................
15
Warranty
16
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AIR CONDITIONERS
MODELS: ACM052
PART NO. 1167499 Rev. A
ACM062
“45
ACM072
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a WHIRLPOOL@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL Air Conditioners are
easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of
trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable
information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please
read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided
with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information on your
appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service on
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4 for location of label).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this
I
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.
1-800-253-l
reference.
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Air Conditioner
Your
safety
is important
Safety
to us.
This guide contains statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
This symbol alerts you to such dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns,
and personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your air conditioner,
follow
these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the
air conditioner.
.Complete the installation requirements
as described in the Installation
Instructions.
l Do not operate the air conditioner with
the front panel removed.
*Never clean air conditioner parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create
an explosion or fire hazard.
l
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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- 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.
l
Air direction
louvers andiab
(P. 6)
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Model and
serial
Mht3r
label
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Control
Panel
(P.51
Slide-out
air flltsr
(P.8)
Operating Your Air
Conditioner
In order to obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner, it is important that you
operate it properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Starting
your air conditioner
Fire Hazard
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
to the desired setting.
............ for sleeping comfort
MEDIUM COOL .......... for normal cooling
HIGH COOL ........... for maximum cooling
FAN ONLY ........... for circulating room air
when no cooling is desired
2. Turn the Thermostat Control to the
desired setting. You can adjust the air
conditioner’s cooling performance by
turning the Thermostat Control clockwise
for more cooling or counterclockwise for
less cooling. You will need to experiment
to find the setting which suits you best.
1. Set Fan Control
LOW COOL
NOTE: If you turn your air conditioner off or
if the compressor turns off when lowering
the Thermostat Control, wait at least 3
minutes before turning it back on. Doing
this keeps the air conditioner from blowing
a fuse or tripping a circuit breaker.
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,
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 left of the
louvered area, in the direction you want the
air to go (right, left, or straight ahead).
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Caring for Your Air
Conditioner
Proper maintenance of your air conditioner will help ensure longer life and lower operating
costs. This section will tell you how to clean your air conditioner and perform annual maintenance. You can always call your authorized Whirlpool service dealer for an annual checkup.
Cleaning
the front
panel
EXplOSiGn Hazard
Unplug power cord from outlet before
cleaning air conditioner.
Use only nonflammable
cleaners.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, explosion, fire, or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from unit for
cleaning. Press down at top of front
panel to release it from the top of
the cabinet.
3. Pull top of front panel toward you.
4. Lift front panel up and away from the
bottom spring clips.
5. Remove the slide-out air filter and clean
separately. (See “Cleaning the slide-out
air filter” on page 6.)
NOTE: The front panel does not
have to be removed to clean filter.
6. Clean front panel with warm water, mild
soap, or detergent and a soft cloth.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
7. Wipe control panel clean with a soft,
dry cloth.
6. Replace the front panel. Locate bottom
of panel on the spring clips. Press down
on top edge of front panel and push it
toward the unit to secure the upper tabs.
9. Replace slide-out air filter.
10. Plug in the power cord.
Tabs
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 of
the top of the front panel.
2. Clean filter using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
If very dirty, wash filter with warm 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 maintenance to help ensure steady, top performance
throughout the year.
Call the service company recommended
by your dealer to:
l Inspect and clean the coils and condensate water passages.
l Check fan.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed
and need no oiling. Expense of annual
inspection is the customer’s responsibility.
OR
If you are familiar with electrical appliances,
you can do the cleaning and maintenance
yourself. If you choose to do so, follow the
steps on page 9.
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.
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NOTE: Do not lift, push, or pull any white
beaded foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning
the front panel” on page 7.)
3. Remove the unit from the window.
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.
6. 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. Do not use the
collected water for drinking purposes. It
is not sanitary.
10. Remove plastic film from the motor and
electrical parts.
11. Replace unit in cabinet. Reattach the
top channel and side curtains. Tighten
all screws.
12. Reinstall air conditioner in the window.
13. Replace the front panel.
14. Plug in the power cord.
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.
Saving
energy
You can help save energy by following the
tips below.
l Improve your home’s insulation. Seal all
doors and windows. Close the fireplace flue.
. 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.
. Ventilate the attic. High temperatures in
the attic add to the air conditioner’s
cooling load.
l Try not to use heat-producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day.
. Turn off lights and appliances when they
are not needed.
l Keep heat registers and cool-air
returns closed.
l Use exhaust venting fans when cooking,
doing laundry, or bathing.
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Troubleshooting
Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their air
conditioners. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the
cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Air conditioner
won’t run
Is the air conditioner plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage?
Has the time-delay fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Is the Fan 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 three 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 Fan Control set too low?
Is the Thermostat Control set too low?
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
HIGH 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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Reauestina Assistance
Service
--¤-
or
---
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 11. 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.:
w
1-800-253-l 301
El
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company
in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
_ See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Sewice CO.)
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‘WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL@
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
l
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
I
authorized Whirloool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
u
provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contaci 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
6
SERVICE h REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authwized
Whirlpool Service
(ExmpkXYZ
service CO.)
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. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
page number.
TOPIC
PAGE
AIRFLOW
Directing .................................................. 6
CLEANING
Air filter .................................................... 8
Front panel .............................................. 7
ENERGY
Saving ................................................... 10
FEATURES/PARTS ................................... 4
MAINTENANCE
Annual, performing .............................. 8, 9
OPERATING AIR CONDITIONER ............. 5
PARTS/FEATURES ................................... 4
SAFETY ..................................................... 3
SERVICE
Parts ...................................................... 12
Requesting ............................................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................._... 11
WARRANTY ............................................. 16
15
WHIRLPOOL”
Room Air Conditioner
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship.
From Date of Purchase
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
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
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.
6. 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
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
warranty
may apply. For details,
please contact
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. 1167499 Rev. A
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
@I Registered
Trademark
oi Whirlpool,
U.S.A
Printed
11/95
in U.S.A.