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Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions
.......................... 2
Operating Your Air Conditioner
...................... .3
Starting your air conditioner.. ............................ 3
The exhaust vent control ................................. .4
Changing air direction ..................................... .4
Cleaning Your Air Conditioner
........................ .4
Cleaning the front panel .................................. .5
Cleaning the filter ............................................
.5
Caring For Your Air Conditioner
..................... .5
Annual maintenance ........................................
5
ff You Need Service Or Assistance
................. .7
Whirlpool Room Air Conditioner Warranty ..... .
0 1993 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registra
tion Card provided wfth this product. Then
conplete 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
Front view of unft with front panel removed
mportantSafety
nstructions
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.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY
l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOUNE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
UQUIDS IN THE VlClNfTY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPUANCE. THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
It is your responsibility to be sure your air
conditioner:
. 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.)
l Is the correct s’ue for the area you want to
cool.
. Is used only for the job it was designed to do.
l Is not used by children or anyone unable to
operate it properly.
l Is properly maintained.
Also, remove 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.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Handl;
Model a;d serial
number label
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OperatingYourAir Conditioner
Startingyour 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 resutt 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.
ENERGY SAVER settings-the
fan stops
when the compressor stops. This saves
energy by not continuously running the fan.
There are 3 fan speeds: HI for maximum
cooling, MED for normal cooling and LO for
sleeping comfort.
NORMAL settings-the
fan runs continuously. There are 3 fan speeds: HI for maximum cooling, MED for normal cooling and LO
for sleeping comfort.
FAN ONLY setting4rculates
no cooling is desired.
room air when
3. Turn the Thermostat Control to a midsetting. You can adjust the air conditioner’s
cooling performance by turning the Thermostat Control clockwise for more cooling. Turn
thermostat control counterclockwise 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.
3
&T;;FaYour
Air Conditioner
The exhaustvent control
The Exhaust Vent Control settings either draws
stale or smoky air from the room or circulates room
air.
1. To exhaust room air:
Set Exhaust Vent Control to OPEN. For
cooling, set Fan Speed Control to the desired
setting (ENERGY SAVER or NORMAL). If no
cooling is desired, use the FAN ONLY setting.
2. To circulate room air:
Set Exhaust Vent Control to CLOSED. For
cooling, set Fan Speed Control to the desired
setting (ENERGY SAVER or NORMAL). If no
cooling is desired, use the FAN ONLY setting.
NOTE: For maximum performance, the Exhaust
Vent Control must be set to CLOSED when
cooling or room air circulation is desired.
Changingair 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 sides 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 authorized Whirlpool servicing dealer for
an annual checkup.
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4
Electrical Shock and
Fire Hazard
Unplug power cord from receptacle before
cleaning unit Failure to do so could resuit
in electrical shock or personal injury.
Do not use flammable fluids, solvents,
abrasive cleaners or strong detergents.
Fire or product damage could resutt.
Cleaningthe front panel
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1. Unplug power cord.
2 Remove the front panel from unit for cleaning.
Remove two screws from bottom edge of front
panel.
3. Lift the front panel up and toward you.
4. Remove slide-out fifter and clean separately.
(See “Cleaning the filter” below.)
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.
7. Plug in power cord.
Cleaningthe 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 fifter by sliding the fifter up and out the
top of front panel.
2. Clean fiffer using a vacuum cleaner.
OR
3. lf very dirty, wash filter with warm water and
mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before
replacing.
4. Replace filter by sliding if back down into
opening at the fop of front panel.
CaringForYourAir Conditioner
Annual maintenance
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenance to
help ensure steady, fop 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 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.
5
Caring For Your Air Conditioner
Continued
Electrical
Shock, Product Damage and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug
power cord from receptacle before
performing any maintenance. De 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
110 to 200 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 condenser coils.
l Do not use the collected
water for drinking
purposes. lt is not sanftary.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in electrical shock, product
damage or personal injury.
1. Unplug power cord.
2 Remove front panel. (See page 5 for
instructions.)
3. Slide unit out of cabinet by using the handle in
the center of the base flange.
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 coils 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 condiiioner.
6. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical
parts.
7. Replace unit in cabinet.
6. Replace front panel.
9. Plug in power cord.
NOTE: ft is a good idea to wait 24 hours before
starting the unit again. This allows for all areas to
dry out. The water from rainfall or from normal
operation does not harm these components.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyou follow these
steps:
1. Before calling for assistance
2. lf you need assistance*
3. If you need sefvice* . . .
Whirlpool has a nationwide
- network of authorized Whirlpool
serviw companies. Whirlpool
E service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product wananty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United
States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool servica
company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages under
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Performance problems often result from little things you
can find and tix yourself without tools of any kind.
Air condtioner
won’t run:
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Is unit plugged intD a live tirarit with proper voltage?
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Is switch turned on?
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Is Thermostat Contml set correctly?
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Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
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Has the timedelay fuse blown?
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Has the local power failed?
Unit blows fuses or bips 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 dean?
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Are coils clean (both evaporator Fnside] 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 lo higher speed.
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Try setting Thermostat Control to a coder setting.
Operating sounds:
When your mom air conditioner is operating normally,
you will hear sounds such as:
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Droplets of water hitting the condenser, causing a
“pinging” or “clicking” sound. Water droplets help to
cd the condenser.
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Air movement from the fan. especially on high fan
speed setting.
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Clicks from the thermostat cycle.
Sounds also may be caused by house construction
such as vibration of the unit due to wall con&u&on
or
unsteady window mounting ama.
4. If you need FSP replacement
5. If you are not satisfied
was solved* ...
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1-800-2591301
and talk with one of our trained a~~sultants. 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 Assistanca Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2oooM-63
Benton Harbor. MI 49022
Please indude a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
with how the problem
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
seticer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your
problem.
Major Appliance Consumer A&n
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 6C606
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the
U.S.:
parts’ ...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation
for quality parts. Lc& for this symbol whenever you need
a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP
replacement parts till 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 Consumer Assistance
Center number in Step 2.
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Panel
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.
7
WHIRLPOOL”
RoomAir ConditionerWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
1
FSP reolacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
I. Compressor
4. Drier-Strainer
5. Connecting Tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
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.
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.
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Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized Whirlpools” 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 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 Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered Trademark / SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Part No. 1157501 Rev. D
0 1993 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.