Whirlpool TD2500XF0 User's Manual

PART NO. 1181714
Contents
Page
Parts and features ...................................
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Before using your dehumidifier
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3
Install properly .......................................
3
Electrical requirements ..........................
4
Using your dehumldifier
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To operate .............................................
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Setting the water level
adjustment
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6
Water disposal ......................................
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Caring for your dehumidifier
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Troubleshootlng
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10
Requestlng assistance or service ......... 11
ESTATE” dehumldlfier
warranty ............ 12
Parts and features
PAN FULL
LIGHT
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HUMIDISTAT
CONDENSER COILS
(NOT SHOWN)
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FRONT GRILLE
REAR GRILLE
MODEL AND ’
SERIAL NUMBER
LABEL (ON
CABINET UNDER
WATER PAN)
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WATER PAN
Before using your dehumidifier
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This booklet tells you how to install your dehumidifier, use it, and clean it. Treat your new
dehumidifier with care. Use it only to do what
home dehumidifiers are designed to do.
Copy your model and serial number
here . . .
If you need service or call with a question,
have this information readv:
1. Complete model and serial numbers (from
the label under the water pan on the base of
the unit).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book and your sales slip together
in a handy place.
Thank you for purchasing
an ESTATE@
product. Please complete and mail the
Owner’s Registration
Card furnished with
this product.
It is your responsibility
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service company name and
telephone number
to make sure your dehumidifier:
Has been properly installed on a floor that is
reasonably level.
l Is the correct
size for the area you want
to dehumidify.
@Is connected to the proper kind of outlet with
the correct electrical supply and grounding.
(Refer to “Electrical requirements” on page 4.)
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of home
dehumidifiers.
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Install properly
Model Number
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Is not used by children or anyone not able to
operate it properly.
Is properly maintained.
Is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 65°F (18.3%).
Do not remove Tech Sheet which is inside
the cabinet. Your service technician needs
this information.
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1. There are two rollers under your dehumidifier to help you move it more easily.
To move: Remove the water pan, tilt unit
forward, and roll to another position.
2. Allow at least 12 inches (30.5 cm)
of space around the unft for good
air circulation.
3. Keep all outside doors, windows, and
other openings closed when dehumidifier is
operating. Humid outdoor air will add to the
dehumidifier’s operating load.
4. Water pan must be properly positioned on
the hangers insfde the cabinet when
dehumidifier
is operating in order for the
automatic shut-off to operate correctly.
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Electrical
requirements
OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING CODES
AND ORDINANCES.
Electrical ground is required on
this appliance.
A 115 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 or 20 ampere
fused electrical supply is recommended. (Time
delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.)
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Do not
use an extenslon cord.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES,
REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD
GROUND PRONG.
RECOMMENDED
GROUNDING
Electrlcal Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these lnstructlons
can
result In death, fire, or electrical shock.
METHOD
For your personal safety, this appliance must
be grounded. This appliance is equipped with
a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard,
the cord must be plugged into a mating
grounding type wall receptacle, grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code
and local codes and ordinances. If a mating
wall receptacle is not available, it is the responsibility of the customer to have a properly
grounded, 3-prong wall receptacle installed by
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a qualified electrician.
&PRONG
GROUNDING
TYPE WALL
RECEPTACLE
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
PLUG -
POWER
SUPPLY
CORD -
Using your dehumidifier
You will use your dehumidifier more during
months when you’re not heating your home.
However, your dehumidifier can help prevent
excessive moisture and keep you comfortable
all year in any area of your home.
Use to prevent moisture
damage anywhere books
or valuables are stored.
Use in cooking, laundry,
bathing, and dishwashing
areas which have excess
moisture.
Use in a basement to help
prevent moisture damage.
NOTE: Do not operate your dehumidifier
in temperatures
below 65°F (18.3%).
become iced over at low temperatures
and unit will not operate properly.
The coil may
Your dehumidifier has a PAN FULL Light. The light glows when the pan is full of water to indicate
that it needs emptying.
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PAN FULL LIGHT
To operate:
PAN FULL
HUMIDISTAT
PAN FULL
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HUMIDISTAT
HUMIDISTAT
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Off
DRYEST
1. Turn Humidistat Control to OFF, then plug
in the dehumidifier.
OFF
DRYEST
2. Your dehumidifier has an automatic humidistat. Turn the Humidistat Control
clockwise toward DRYEST for normal
operation. Adjust later, if necessary.
When humidity in the room increases, the
dehumidifier automatically starts. When the
humidity decreases to the selected level, the
dehumidifier automatically stops.
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PAN FULL
NOTE: Do not operate your dehumidifier
in
temperatures below 65°F (18.3%). The coil
may become iced over at low temperatures
and the unit will not operate properly.
HUMIDISTAT
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3. If you need more dehumidification, turn
control clockwise. Unit will run continuously
at DRYEST setting. If you need less dehumidification, turn control counterclockwise.
PAN FULL
HUMIDISTAT
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4. Stop the unit manually by turning the control
to OFF.
Setting the water level adjustment
The Water Level Adjustment can be set in two
positions to turn off the unit automatically when
the pan is full. This prevents the danger of
overflow.
Pan must be in proper position for Water
Level Control Switch to work.
NORMAL FILL POSITION
Set Water Level Control Lever to the indentation on the left side. The water pan and water
will weigh approximately 16 Ibs. (7.2 kg) and
water pan will be ‘/2 full.
WATER LEVEL
CONTROL
:WITCH
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NOliMAL
FILL POSITlO?-<
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MAXIMUM
POSITION
FILL
The Water Level Control Switch will automatically turn off the dehumidifier at the fill level
you selected when pan is properly placed.
Loosen the screw to move the Water Level
Adjustment. Retighten screw when adjusted.
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MAXIMUM FILL POSITION
Set Water Level Control Lever to the raised
area on the right side. The water pan and
water will weigh approximately 24 Ibs. (10.8 kg)
and water pan will be % full.
Water disposal
Sickness Hazard
Do not drink water collected in
water pan.
Doing so can result in sickness.
There are three methods of disposing water.
1. Empty pan manually.
When pan is full, remove it, empty it into a
large sink or tub, and replace it properly.
Be sure pan is replaced properly so the
Water Level Control Switch will work to
automatically
shut off the unit.
2. Place unlt directly over drab.
Pan has a threaded hose connection which can
be left open. Cut out opening with a knife or
%-inch (19 mm) wood drill. Once opened, hose
connection will continually drain water from the
pan. Be sure to keep unit directly over a drain.
3. Attach garden hose to the threaded hose
connection
to carry water to drain.
l Pan has a threaded
hose connection which
can be left open. Cut out opening with a knife
or %-inch (19 mm) wood drill.
l Attach garden
hose. Be sure hose does not
kink or bend. It should lie flat from unit to drain.
l The recommended
maximum hose length is 8’
for easy draining of water.
Caring for your dehumidifier
Your dehumidifier is designed to serve you
year-round. It needs practically no attention.
However, you should check your dehumidifier
and inspect the coils annually.
You may call a service company to perform
this annual checkup. (Cost of inspection is the
owner’s responsibility.)
OR
If you are familiar with electrical appliances
and their functions, following are instructions
which would allow you to do the inspection and
maintenance yourself.
SOCKETHEAD
SCREWS
(SIDES OF
CABINET)
1. Unplug the dehumidifier from power supply.
2. To remove outer cabinet:
a. Take off the plastic frontgrille.
Remove the two screws at bottom front
of grille. Drop grille down and pull it out.
b. Remove the socket-head screws on
each side of the cabinet and the top
flange screws (See illustrations). Also,
remove the rear grille. Pull out at
bottom and drop grille down.
c. Lift cabinet from unit.
TOP FLANGE
SCREWS
3. Coils should be inspected annually. Brush
coils clean, if necessary, with warm water and
a mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Be sure the power supply cord Is disconnected from the electrical outlet.
4. The compressor is sealed and needs
no oiling.
5. The fan motor is permanently lubricated and
does not require further oiling.
6. Wash all plastic parts with a soft cloth, warm
water, and a mild detergent. Rinse and
dry them with a soft cloth.
7. Replace cabinet and grille(s). Plug dehumidifier into power supply.
Troubleshooting
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Unlt will not run
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Unit runs
but does not
dehumidify
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Coils ice over
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Water collects
on floor
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Is unit plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the Humidistat Control set to a position other than OFF? Try a
drier setting.
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Use the
correct time-delay fuses. Do not use an extension cord.
Is unit in defrost cycle (on 50-pint models only)?
Is room temperature below 65°F (18.3”(Z)? Coils will become iced
over at low temperatures.
Are coils clogged with lint? Clean lint from coils (see “Caring for
your dehumidifier” on pages 8-9).
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Is unit reasonably
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Is hose kinked or drain clogged?
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CAUSE
level? Level unit front to back and side to side.
Is water pan overflowing? Remove and empty water pan. Replace
pan properly and check to see that unit is level.
NOTE: When moving your dehumidifier, keep the unit in an upright position.
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Requesting assistance or sewice
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting”
on page 10. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
need
assistance*
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Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
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Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
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 is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
See: Whwlpool Appliances or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Swv~ce Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
MACHINES
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SERVICE 6 REPAIR
See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
FSP
parts
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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 . . .
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service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the Droduct warranty and Drovide
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J 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.
Contact 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.
*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 3.) This
information will help us respond properly
to your request.
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ESTATE”
DehumidifierWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
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:
5. Connecting Tubing
1. Compressor
3. Condenser
4. Drier-Strainer
2. Evaporator
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dehumidifier.
2. Instruct you how to use your dehumidifier.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
B. Pickup and delivery. Your dehumidifier is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to your dehumidifier caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or
use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
D. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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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 dlfferent
authorized Whirlpool dealer.
warranty
may apply. For details,
please contact
your
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.
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CORPORATION
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