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AIR CONDITIONERS
ACQ082ACQ102ACQ122
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Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions
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Operating Instructions
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Starting your air conditioner ........................... 3
The exhaust vent control ................................. 3
Changing air direction ..................................... 4
Cleaning Your Air Conditioner
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Cleaning the front panel .................................. 4
Cleaning the filter ............................................
5
Caring For Your Air Conditioner
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Annual maintenance .......................................
5
If You Need Service Or Assistance
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Whirlpool Room Air Conditioner Warranty
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0 1990 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
. Copy model and serial numbers from label (see
diagram below) and purchase date from sales
slip.
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Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
Front view of unit with front panel removed
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ImportantSafety
Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock
or personal injury when using your air
conditioner,
follow these basic precautions:
l Read
all instructions
before using your
air conditioner.
l Complete
the installation
requirements
as
described in the Installation
Instructions.
l Never
allow children to operate or play
with the air conditioner.
l Do Not operate
the air conditioner
with
the front panel removed.
l Never
clean air conditioner
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY*
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.
It 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.
l Is connected
only to the proper kind of outlet,
with the correct electrical supply and
grounding. (See Installation Instructions.)
. Is the right 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
properly.
l Is properly
maintained.
Also, remove the Energy Label and Buy
Guide. 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.
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OperatingInstructions
Starting your air conditioner
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug unit only into grounded electrical
outlet.
l Do not use an extension
cord.
l Do not operate
unit with front removed.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
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1. Set Exhaust Vent Control to CLOSED for
maximum cooling.
2. Set Fan Speed Control to the desired setting.
QUIET COOL ......................... for sleeping comfort
MED COOL ............................... for normal cooling
MAX COOL ........................... for maximum cooling
FAN ONLY ......................... for circulating room air
when no cooling is desired
3. Turn the Thermostat Control to number 4
(mid-setting). You can adjust the air conditioner’s cooling performance by resetting the
Thermostat Control to a higher number for
maximum 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, wait at
least 3 minutes before turning it back on or you
may blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker.
The exhaust vent control
The Exhaust Vent Control setting draws stale or
smoky air from the room.
1. To exhaust room air:
Set Exhaust Vent Control to OPEN. For cooling,
set Fan Speed Control to one of the COOL
settings. If no cooling is desired, use FAN ONLY
setting.
2. To circulate room air:
Set Exhaust Vent Control to CLOSED. For
cooling, set Fan Speed Control to one of the
COOL settings. If no cooling is desired, use FAN
ONLY setting.
NOTE: For maximum performance, the Exhaust
Vent Control must be in the CLOSED position
when cooling or room air circulation is desired.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
Changing air direction
The air direction cartridges on both sides of the
unit control the direction of the cooled air. The air
direction cartridge may be rotated to direct the air
straight ahead or to the side of the unit.
The louvers in each air direction cartridge are
operated by a tab. The tab may be used to direct
the air up, down 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 dealer for an
annual checkup.
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Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle before
cleaning unit. Failure to do so could result
in electrical shock or personal injury.
Do not use flammable fluids, solvents,
abrasive cleaners, or strong detergents.
Fire or product damage could result.
Cleaning the front panel
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1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove the front panel from unit when
cleaning. Remove two screws from bottom
edge of front panel.
3. Lift the front panel up and toward you.
4. Remove slide-out filter and clean separately.
(See “Cleaning the filter” on page 5.)
NOTE: Front does not have to be removed to
clean filter.
5. Clean front panel with warm water and mild
soap or detergent. Use a soft cloth. Rinse and
dry. Replace front panel.
6. Wipe control panel clean with a soft dry cloth.
Cleaning the filter
Filter
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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.
Remove filter by sliding the filter up and out
the top of front panel.
Clean filter, using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
If very dirty, wash filter with warm water and
mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before
replacing.
Replace filter by sliding it back down into
opening at the top of front panel.
CaringForYourAir Conditioner
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:
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Inspect and clean the coils and condensate
water passages.
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Check fan and fan motor.
The compressor and fan motor are sealed and
need no oiling. Expense of annual inspection is
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 6.
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Caring For Your Air Conditioner
Continued
Electrical
Shock, Product Damage and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug
power cord from receptacle
before performing any maintenance.
Be
sure no liquid gets into the motor,
electrical control box or compressor
electrical terminals.
l Do not lift, push or pull any white
beaded
foam (expanded polystyrene)
parts.
l Because
your air conditioner
weighs from
80 to 110 pounds, it is recommended
that
you have someone help you when you
remove and re-install 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 result in electrical shock, product
damage or personal injury.
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Handle
1. Unplug power cord.
2. Remove front panel. (See page 4.)
3. Slide unit out of cabinet by using the handle in
the center of the base flange, or unscrew unit
from cabinet.
4. Wrap the motor, connector plug, electrical
control box and compressor terminal box in
plastic film and make sure no water or other
liquid gets inside any of these parts. It could
damage the insulation and cause serious
mechanical problems.
5. Carefully clean and hose out the base,
condenser coil and condensate pans. Clean at
least once a year or more often if the condenser coil and pan collects 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 cabinet.
8. Replace front panel.
9. Reconnect power supply.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours before
starting the unit again. This allows time for all
areas to dry out. The water from rainfall or from
normal operation does not harm these components.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggest you follow
these steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things you
can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
Air conditioner
won’t run:
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Is unit plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?
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Is switch turned on?
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Is thermostat set correctly?
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Has a fuse blown or a circuit breaker tripped?
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Has the local power failed?
Unit blows fuses or trips circuit breaker:
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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 to run your air conditioner.)
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Are you waiting three 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?
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Are coils clean (both evaporator [inside] and
condenser [outside])?
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Is there excessive moisture or heat (open vessel
cooking, showers, etc.)?
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Try setting fan to higher speed.
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Try setting thermostat to a cooler setting.
Operating sounds:
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When your room air conditioner is operating
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.
Air movement from the fan, especially on high fan
speed setting.
- Clicks from the thermostat cycle.
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Sounds also may be caused by house constructionsuch as vibration of the unit due to wall construction
or unsteady window mounting area.
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
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 t6
necessary, recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
WhirlpoolSM service companies.
Whirlpool setvrce techmcrans
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 COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PARTS
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR-SERVICE
& REPAIR
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
& IRONERS - SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SFRVICE COMPANIES
XYZ SER%E CO
123 Maple ,,,......... 999-9999
4. If you need FSP replacement
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 3 above or call the Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service
assistance number in Step 2
5. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved*...
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Contact Ihe Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
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(MACAP). MACAP is a qroup 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 or 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 to better respond to your request.
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WHIRLPOOL
RoomAir Conditioner
WarrantyAC002
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” 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:
1. Compressor
4. Drier-Strainer
5. Connecting Tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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 filter.
6. Pick up 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.
Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM 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 limitation or exclusion 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 “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking ‘Service and
Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE”’ service assistance telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
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01990 Whirlpool Corporation
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.