Contents Parts and features . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. Before using your dehumidifier .. .. .. .. . Install properly .. .. . ... . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. Electrical requirements . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . Using your dehumidifier .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . To operate .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . Page 2 3 3 4 5 5 Page Setting the water level .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . adjustment Water disposal . . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . Caring for your dehumidifier . . ... . .. .. .. .. If you need service or assistance .. .. .. Coolerator dehumidifier warranty .. .. .. 0 1992 Whirlpool Corporation Parts and features FULL LIGHT HUMIDISTAT CONDENSER COILS (NOT SHOWN) REAR GRILLE I ,NEL FRONT GRILLE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER LABEL (ON CABINET UNDER WATER PAN) WATER PAN 6 7 8 10 12 Before using your dehumidifier 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 ready: 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 a Coolerator product. Please complete and mail the Owner’s Registration Card furnished with this product. It is your responsibility dehumidifier: l l l l Serial Number Purchase Date Service company Name and telephone Number to make sure your Has been properly installed on a floor that is reasonably level. 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 your “Electrical Requirements.“) Is used only for jobs expected of home dehumidifiers. Install properly Model Number l l l l 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. ... 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 unit 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 inside the cabinet, when dehumidifier is operating in order for the automatic shut-off to operate correctly. 3 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 extension cord. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUND PRONG. RECOMMENDED GROUNDING 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 a qualified electrician. 3-PRONG GROUNDING PLUG \ GROUNDING / K 3-PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE 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”C). The coil may become iced over at low temperatures and unit will not operate properly. Your dehumidifier has a PAN FULL Light. The light glows when the pan is full of water to indicate that it needs emptying. PAN FULL LIGHT To operate: PAN FULL HUMIDISTAT 0 PAN FULL HUMIDISTAT HUMIDISTAT 0 OFF DRYEST : 1 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. Continued on next page 5 / PAN FULL \ HUMIDISTAT -. / PAN FULL HUMIDISTAT \ 0 OFF OFF DRYEST J \ 3. If you need more dehumidification, turn control clockwise. Unit will run continuously at DRYEST setting. If you need less dehumidification, turn control counterclockwise. DRYEST / \ 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. WATER LEVEL ADJUSTMENT NOR MttL FILL -&‘j POslTIp//;Ew / WATER LEVEL CoNTIRoL . SWITC _ A \ 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. NORMAL FILL POSITIONSet 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 % full. MAXIMUM FILL POSITIONSet 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 VI full. Water disposal Personal Injury Hazard Do not use the water that collects in the water pan for drinking purposes. It is not sanitary. Failure to follow the above precaution could result in personal injury or illness. This unit has a 24 pint (11.3 L) capacity water pan. There are three methods of disposing of 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 unit directly over drain. Pan has a threaded hose connection which can be left open. Cut out opening with a knife or S-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 S-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. 7 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 or you can do it yourself. Cost of annual inspection is the owner’s responsibility. OR If you are familiar with electrical appliances and their functions, listed below are instructions which would allow you to do the inspection and maintenance yourself. COILS Electrical Shock and Personal Injury Hazard . Disconnect power supply cord from receptacle before performing any maintenance. l Be careful when cleaning the coils. Fins are sharp. Failure to follow the above precautions could result in electrical shock or personal injury. 1. Disconnect dehumidifier from power supply. 2. To remove outer cabinet: a. Take off the plastic front grille. Remove the two screws at bottomfront of grille. Drop grille down and pull it out. TOP FLANGE SCREWS SOCKET-HEAD SCREWS (SIDES OF CABINET) 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. -. MOTOR OIL TUBES 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. The fan motor is prelubricated and does not require further oiling under normal operating conditions. However, if the dehumidifier is operated under severe environmental conditions (dust, dirt, high temperatures) the fan motor should be oiled annually. Follow the instructions in step 5. 5. Oil the fan motor through the tubes provided. An easy-to-use capsule of especially recommended oil (Part No. 10943) is available from your nearest authorized WhirlpoolSM service company, or use SAE #20 nondetergent oil. 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). Reconnect dehumidifier to power supply. If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling for assistance ... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If unit won’t operate: Is the dehumidifier properly plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Is the Humidistat Control set to a position other than OFF? Try a dryer setting. Have you checked your home’s main fuse or circuit breaker box? If unit blows fuses or trips circuit breakers: Are the correct time-delay fuses being used in your home’s main fuse box? Is an extension cord being used? Do not use an extension cord. Are the coils iced or clogged with lint? If unit ices up: Is humidity too low? Is room temperature below 65°F (18.3X)? Coil will become iced over at low temperatures. If water collects on the floor: Is unit reasonably level? 9 Is hose kinked or drain clogged? . Is the water pan overflowing? Pan must be properly positioned. Special dehumidifier needs: . Annual inspection: Clean coils, inspect drain and hoses. If necessary, oil the fan motor. Moving: When moving, keep the unit in an upright position. Remember . . . Please include the model and serial number of your appliance when requesting service. Also, retain your sales slip and warranty to verify your warranty status. Learn the benefits of using WhirlpoolSM authorized service for maintaining the quality originally built into your WHIRLPOOL appliance. l l l 3. If you need service* Whirlpool has a nation& wide network of author; 7fik SERv,CErzed WhrrlpoolSM service companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide 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 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: l9 OR WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS A IRONERS - SERVICING l WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL l SERVICE SERVICE COMPANIES XYZ SERVICE CO 123 Maple .,..,... 999-9999 l l ELECTRICAL APPUANCES MAJOR-REPAIRING A PARTS APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD MAJOR SERVICE h REPAIR l l ... 4. If you have a problem* .., Call our Consumer Asssistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our consultants, or if you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. l 2. If you need assistance* .., Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center 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 serviced is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. 10 5. 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 mode 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 telephone number in Step 2. If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed to respond properly to your request for assistance. l Notes 11 Coolerator@ Dehumidifier WARRANTY DH003 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 2. Evaporator 5. Connecting Tubing 3. Condenser WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the dehumidifier. 2. Instruct you how to use the dehumidifier. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. B. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. C. Damage to the 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 the unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. Service under the full warranties company. must be provided by an authorized Whirlpools’“’ service 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. DEHUMIDIFIERS Manufactured by Whirlpool Corporation Pan No. 1162739 0 1992 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.