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Use& Cari Guide
AIR CONDITIONERS
ACQ052 AM062
Contents
Page
Important Safety lnstructlons ...... .................... 2
Operating Your Alr Condltloner .. ....... .. ............ 3
mportantSafety
nstructions
Starting your air conditioner ........................... .3
The exhaust control ........................................
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Changing air direction .................................... .4
Cleanlng Your Alr Condltloner
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Cleaning front panel and filter ........................ .5
Caring For Your Air Condltloner
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Annual maintenance ......................................
Oiling the fan motor ........................................
Energy saving tips ..........................................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance ................ .9
Whlrlpool Room Alr Condltloner
Warranty .......................................................... 12
d 1991 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buylng a Whlrlpool appliance.
Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstratlon Card provlded wlth thls product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from label (see
diagram below) and purchase date from sales
slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Service Company Phone Number
To reduce the rlsk of fire, electrlcal shock
or personal Injury when uslng your alr
condltloner, follow these bask precautlons:
l Read all Instructions
before uslng alr
condttloner.
l Complete the lnstallatlon
requirements
as described In the lnstallatlon Instructlons.
l Do Not operate the alr condltloner
with
the front panel removed.
l Never clean alr condltloner
parts wlth
flammable flulds. The fumes can create a
flre hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOUNE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
UQUIDS IN THE VlClNlTY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
ft is your responsibility to be sure your air
conditioner:
l Is installed
in a window that will hold the
weight, and is secured according to the
Installation Instructions.
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only to the proper kind of
outlet, with the correct electrical supply and
grounding. (See Installation Instructions.)
l fs the correct size for the area you want to
cool.
l Is used only to do what window
air conditioners are designed to do.
l Is not used by anyone
unable to operate it
ProperfY.
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maintained.
Also, remove Energy Label and Buy Guide.
Use a damp doth to take off any glue residue.
Do not use sharp instruments, flammable
fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can
damage the material.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS -
\ Model and 8etrlal
number label
OperatingYourAir Conditioner
Startingyour air conditioner
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Electrlcal Shock Hazard
Plug unlt only Into grounded electrkal
outlet.
Do not use an extenslon cord.
Do not operate unlt wlth front removed.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could resuft In efectrkal shock or personal
Injury.
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1. Set Exhaust Control to CLOSED for maximum cooling.
2. Set Fan Speed Control to the desired setting.
QUIET COOL .................. for sleeping
REGULAR COOL ............. for normal
MAX COOL .................... for maximum
FAN ONLY .................. for circulating
comfort
cooling
cooling
room air
when no cooling is desired
3. Turn the Thermostat Control to number 6
(mid-setting). You can adjust the air
conditioner’s cooling performance by resetting
the Thermostat Control to a higher number for
more cooling. Lower the number setting for
less cooling. You will need to experiment to
find the setting which suits you best.
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
ii back on or you may blow a fuse or trip a circuit
breaker.
Operatlng Your Alr Conditioner
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The exhaustcontrol
The Exhaust Control setting draws stale or smoky
air from the room.
. To exhaust room air:
Set Exhaust Control to OPEN.
ff no cooling is desired, use FAN ONLY setting.
For cooling, set Fan Speed Control to desired
COOL setting.
2. To circulate room alr:
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Set Exhaust Control to CLOSED.
ff no cooling is desired, use FAN ONLY setting.
For cooling, set Fan Speed Control to desired
COOL setting.
NOTE: For maximum performance,
the Exhaust
Control must be in the CLOSED position when
cooling, or room air circulation is desired.
Changingair direction
Tab
The buvers. in the top arille area of the air
conditbner,~control the&ction
of the cooled air.
Move the tab, at the top of the louvered area, in
the direction you want the air to go (right, left or
straight ahead).
CleaningYourAir Conditioner
Proper use and care of your air conditioner will
help ensure longer life of the unit and lower
operating costs. Follow these instructions
carefully. Call your Whirlpool servicing deafer for
an annual checkup.
Cleaningfront panel and filter
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Electrlcal Shock, Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle
before cleaning unit Fallure to do so
could result In electrkal shock or personal Injury.
Handle the alr condltloner wlth care. The
metal flns on the tolls are sharp. Failure
to do so could result In personal Injury.
Do not use cleaning flulds, solvents,
abraslve cleaners, or strong detergents.
They may damage the parts.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from unit for cleaning. Press down at top of front panel to
release it from top of cabinet.
3. Pull top of front panel toward you.
4. Lii up and away from bottom spring clips.
5. Remove filter from front panel by removing
elastic band which holds it in place.
6. Clean fitter by using a vacuum deaner or, if
very dirty, wash filter with warm water and a
mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before
replacing. Do not use a hot air dryer on
filter.
7. Clean front panel using a soft cloth with
warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and
dry8. Replace filter and hold it in place with elastic
band.
9. Wipe control panel clean with a soft dry cloth.
10. Replace front panel. Locate bottom of panel
on the spring clips. Press down on top edge
of front panel and push front toward unit to
secure upper tabs.
11. Reconnect power supply.
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CaringForYourAir Conditioner
Annualmaintenance
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenance
to help ensure steady, top performance throughout the year.
Call the service company recommended by
your dealer to:
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and clean the coils and condensate
water passages.
l Check fan and oil the fan motor.
The compressor is sealed and needs no oiling.
Expense of annual inspection is the customer’s
responsibility.
OR
If you are familiar with electrical appliances, you
can do the inspection and maintenance yourself.
lf you choose to do so, follow these steps:
Elect&al
Shock, Product Damage and
Personal Injury Hazard
. Unplug power cord from receptacle
before performlng any maintenance. Be
sure no llquld gets Into the motor,
elect&al control box or compressor
electrkal termlnals.
l Do not Ilft, push or pull any white beaded
foam (expanded polystyrene) parts.
l Because your alr condltfoner
welghs from
80 to 110 pounds, It Is recommended that
you have someone help you when you
remove and re-lnstall your unlt and that
you both use proper llftlng techniques.
l Handle the alr condltloner
wlth care.
Watch out for the sharp metal flns on the
front and rear condenser wlls.
l Do not use the collected
water for
drinking purposes. ft Is not sanftary.
Fallure to follow the above precautfons
could result In electrical shock, product
damage or personal Injury.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning front
panel and filter” on page 5.)
3. Remove unit from window.
4. Remove side curtains. Slide curtains out to
fullest width. From the back side, remove the
phillips-head screws which attach the
curtains to the cabinet. (See A in illustration
at left.)
5. Remove sbtted, hex-head screws holding
top channel. (See B in illustration at left.)
Remove
slotted, hex-head screws on sides
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of cabinet. (See C in illustration at left.)
7. Holding the cabinet on both sides, carefully
lift cabinet off unit base.
8. Wrap the motor, electrical control box and
compressor terminal box in plastic film to
make sure no water or other liquid gets
inside. Water or other liquids could damage
insulation and cause serious mechanical
problems.
9. 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.
NOTE: A good time to oil the fan motor is
when you already have the cabinet open.
See “oiling the fan motor’ on page 8.
10. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical
parts.
11. Replace unit in cabinet. Reattach top
channel and side curtains.
12. Reinstall unit in window.
13. Replace front panel.
14. Plug in power cord.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24
starting the unit again. This allows
areas to dry thoroughly. The water
or from normal operation does not
components.
hours before
time for all
from rainfall
harm these
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Carlng For Your Alr Condltloner
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Oiling the fan motor
Elect&al Shock Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle before
oiling fan motor. Fallure to do 80 could
result ln electrlcal shock.
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove unit from cabinet. (See steps l-7 in
“Annual maintenance” on page 7.)
3. Oil the fan motor according to instructions on
the motor. To add oil, remove the oil hole plug
at each end of the motor. An easy-to-use
capsule of especially recommended oil (Part
No. 10943) is available through your nearest
authorized Whirlpool service company, or use
SAE #20 nondetergent
oil.
4. Replace the plugs to keep dirt from motor
bearings.
5. Replace unit in cabinet.
6. Plug in power cord.
Energysavingtips
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Improve home insulation. Seal doors and
windows. Close fireplace flue.
Close blinds or drapes on sunny side of house.
Add window awnings.
Keep air filter clean.
Do not block air flow with drapes or furniture.
Ventilate attic. High temperatures in the attic
add to the cooling bad.
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.
Use exhaust venting fans while cooking, doing
laundry and bathing.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
thesesteps:
1. Before calling for assistance ...
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yoursetf without tools
of any kind.
Air conditioner
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won’t run:
Is unit plugged into a live circuit with proper
vottage?
Is switch turned on?
Is Thermostat Control set correctly?
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
Has the time-delay fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped?
Has the local power failed?
2. If you need assIstance*...
Call Whlrlpool Consumer A&stance Center
telephone number. Dlal free from anywhere In
the U.S.:
1400-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consuttant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, ii
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
tf you prefer, wriie to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Dir&or of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
Unit blows fuses or trlps circuit breaker:
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Are timedelay fuses being used?
Is an extension cord being used? (Do not use
an extension cord to run your alr wndltioner.)
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Are you waiting 3 minutes after turning cooling
circuit off before trying to restart unit?
Unit turns on and off, or does not cool room:
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Is filter clean?
Are coils clean (both evaporator [inside] and
condenser [outside])?
Is there excessive moisture or heat (open
vessel cooking, showers, etc.)?
Try setting fan to higher speed.
Try setting Thermostat Control to a cooler
setting.
Operating sounds:
When your rwm air conditioner is operatlng
normally, you will hear sounds such as:
Droplets of water hitting the condenser, causing
a “pinging” or “clicking” sound. Water droplets
help to cool the condenser.
l Air movement
from the fan, especially on high
fan speed setting.
l Clicks from the cooling
cycle.
Sounds also may be caused by house construction-such as vibration of the unit due to wall
construction or unsteady window mounting area.
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3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
01~ WhirlpoolSM service compasEnvyx nies. Whirlpool service
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty 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
2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
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If You Need Servlcs Or Assistance
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4. If you need FSP replacement parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Lwk for this symbol
whenever you need a replacement part for your
Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement pans will fit
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 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satlsfled with how the problem
was solved*...
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent wnsumer 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 Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
‘When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to better respond
to your request.
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Notes
WHIRLPOOL@
RoomAir Conditioner
Warranty
AC003
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHfRLPOOL
WfLL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purdwse
FSP reptacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanshb.
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:
1. Compressor
4. Drier-Strainer
5. Connecting Tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL
WILL
NOT PAY FOR
A. service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the air conditioner.
2. Instruct you how to use the air conditioner.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Clean or replace air fitter.
B. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to the 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 the 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.
Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATtON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exdusion 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 ights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a d#ferent warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
tt you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and
Assistance.’ additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
1-8W-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered
Part No. 1158930 Rev. A
0 1991 Whirlpool Corporation
Trademark
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.