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 .........
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5
6
6
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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This symbol alerts you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock,
burns, and personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
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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
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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.
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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
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OPEN
CLOSED
THERMOSTAT
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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
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EXHAUST
VENT
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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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 . . .
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...
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 . . .
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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.
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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
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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. A
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
@Registered
Trademark
of Whirlpool
U.S.A.
Printed
11195
in U.S.A.