UseAndCare 2 A Note to You ......................... Safety ........... 3 Parts and Features ................. 4 Air Conditioner Operating Your Air Conditioner ............................. Starting your air conditioner .......................... Using the exhaust vent control ......................... Using the energy saver settings ............................... Changing air direction ......... 5 5 6 6 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 ................... 11 Troubleshooting Normal operating sounds ... 11 Requesting Assistance or Service .............................. 12 Index.. .................................... 15 ............................... 16 Warranty 1-800-253-I 301 Call our Consumer with questions PART NO. 1166878 Rev. A Assistance Center or comments. AIR CONDITIONERS MODELS: ACQ052 ACQ062 “fq5 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 Durchase date of your appliance and your dealer’s name, address, and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together I 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. reference. 1-800-253-1301 1 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 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. l Never clean air conditioner parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. l This symbol alerts you to such dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns, and personal injury. INSTRUCTIONS 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. - 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 3 Parts and Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included. Air direction louvers and tab Slide-out air filter (P. 8) Model and serial number label 4 Cdntrol panel door Redovable front panel (P. 5) (P. 7) Operating Your Air Conditioner To obtain the best possible results from your air conditioner, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the controls and how to direct the cooled air. Starting your air conditioner Fire Hazard Do not use an extension cord. Doing so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. 1. Set Exhaust Control to CLOSED for maximum cooling performance. (See “Using the exhaust vent control” on page 6.1 2. Set the Fan Control to the desired setting. You can use either the Energy Saver or Normal Fan settings. (See “Using the energy saver settings” on paw 6.1 LOW - for sleeping comfort MED - for normal cooling QUICK COMFORT - for fastest cooling FAN ONLY-to circulate room air without cooling it 3. 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. IMPORTANT: If you turn the air conditioner off, or if the compressor turns off when you lower the Thermostat Control, wait at least 3 minutes before turning the air conditioner back on. If you don’t wait, you may blow a fuse or trip 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. EXHAUST VENT ( OPEN CLOSED THERMOSTAT . Liisa l . 5 . __^_._. Using the exhaust vent control The Exhaust Vent Control draws stale or smoky air from the room or circulates existing room air. To exhaust room air: 1. Set Exhaust Control to OPEN. 2. Set Fan Control to desired setting. If no cooling is desired, set Fan Control to FAN ONLY. 3. Set Thermostat Control to desired setting. To circulate room air: 1. Set Exhaust Control to CLOSED. 2. Set Fan Control to desired setting. If no cooling is desired, set Fan Control to FAN ONLY. 3. Set Thermostat Control to desired setting. EXHAUST OPEN VENT 1 CLOSED I I EXHAUST VENT ( OPEN CLOSED NOTE: For maximum performance, the Exhaust Vent Control must be in the CLOSED position when cooling or room air circulation is desired. Using the energy saver set :tings Use the Energy Saver settings when you do not want the fan to run continuously. Using these settings causes the fan to stop when the compressor stops, and saves energy. Set the Fan Control to the desired setting. LOW - for sleeping comfort MED - for normal cooling QUICK COMFORT - for fastest cooling Changing air direction The air direction louvers, in the top grille area of the front panel, control the direction of the cooled air. Move the tabs in the direction you want the air to flow (right, left, or straight ahead). A tab in the center of the louver area (on some models) adjusts the airflow up or down. I NORMAL ENERGY SAVER FAN CaringfbrYourAir Conditioner Proper care of your air conditioner helps ensure longer life of the unit and lower operating costs. Follow these instructions carefully. Call your authorized Whirlpool servicing dealer for an annual checkup. Cleaning the front panel Explosion Hazard Unplug power cord from outlet before cleaning the air conditioner. Use only nonflammable cleaners. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, fire, or electrical shock. 1. Disconnect power cord from outlet. 2. Remove the front panel from the unit for cleaning. Press down at the top of the front panel to release it from the top of the cabinet. 3. Pull the top of the 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 8.) 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. 8. 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 air filter. 10. Plug in the power cord. Tabs \ - 7 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 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 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. The expense of an annual inspection is the consumer’s responsibility. OR If you are familiar with electrical appliances, you can do the inspection and maintenance yourself. If you choose to do so, follow these steps: NOTE: Do not lift, push, or pull any white beaded foam (expanded polystyrene) parts. 1. Disconnect power cord from outlet. 2. Remove the front panel. (See “Cleaning the front panel” on page 7.) 3. Remove unit from the window. 8 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. 4. Remove side curtains. Slide curtains out to their fullest width. From the back side, remove the Phillips-head screws (A) holding the curtains to the cabinet. 5. Remove the slotted hex-head screws (B) holding the top channel. 6. Remove the slotted hex-head screws (C) on the sides of the cabinet. 7. Holding both sides of the cabinet, carefully lift the cabinet off the base. Watch out for the sharp metal fins on the front and rear coils. 8. Wrap the motor, electrical control box, and the compressor terminal box in plastic film to make sure no water or other liquid gets 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 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. Do not use the collected water for drinking purposes. It is not sanitary. 10. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical parts. 11. Replace unit in the cabinet. Reattach top channel and side curtains. Tighten all screws. 12. Reinstall unit 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 unit again. This allows time !or all areas to dry thoroughly. The water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm the components. 9 ._.*_.-..~. Saving l l l l l l l l l energy Improve your home’s insulation. Seal all doors and windows. Close the fireplace flue. Close blinds or drapes on the sunny side of the house. Add window awnings. Keep the air filter clean. Do not block the airflow from the air conditioner with drapes or furniture. Ventilate the attic. High temperatures in the attic add to the cooling load. 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, or bathing. 10 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 unit 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? Unit 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 3 minutes before trying to restart the unit? Unit 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 Normal operating Control set too low? 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 QUICK COMFORT setting. l Clicks from the cooling cycle. Sounds may also be caused by house construction - such as vibration of the unit due to wall construction or an unsteady window mounting area. 11 Reauestina Service Assistance 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 r 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: 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 Aulhorized Whirlpool Service (Example: XYZ Sewice Co.) l WASHING DRYERS, replace- 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 Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 4. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpool service companies. Whirlpool service SERVKE technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, El 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 Pages under: -APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD MAJOR, SERVICE L REPAIR 3. If you need FSP ment parts . . . l l with 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. MACHINES 6 SERVICE h REPAIR - See: Whirlpool Appliances or Atihorized Whirlpool Servce (Examp/e.-xYz 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. l 12 ._~. Index This index is alphabetical. page number. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the PAGE TOPIC AIRFLOW Directing .................................................. 6 CLEANING Air filter .................................................... Front panel .............................................. 8 7 ENERGY Saving ................................................... 10 ENERGY SAVER SETTINGS .................... 6 EXHAUST VENT CONTROL ..................... FEATURES/PARTS ................................... MAINTENANCE Annual, performing .............................. PARTS/FEATURES ................................... 6 4 8, 9 4 SAFETY ..................................................... 3 SERVICE Parts.. .................................................... Requesting ............................................ 12 12 STARTING AIR CONDITIONER TROUBLESHOOTING WARRANTY.. ................ 5 ............................. ........................................... 11 16 15 WHIRLPOOL@ Room Air Conditioner Warranty 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: 4. Drier-strainer 1. Compressor 5. Connecting tubing 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your air conditioner. 2. Instruct you how to use your air conditioner. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Clean or replace air filter. B. 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 appli619 ance. 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 warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer. 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. 1166878 Rev. 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