re Ovens, Compactors, Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers, Freezers, Refrigerator-Freezers, Ice Makers,Oishw BEFORE YOU USE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER It is your responsibility to make sure that your air conditioner: Has been properly l Is the right to cool. l installed. size for the area you Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here.. . l Is properly connected to electricity. l Is properly electrically grounded. When you need service or call with a question, have this information ready: l 1. Is properly used only intended to do. for the job it was Is not used by children able to operate it properly. l Complete Model and Serial Numbers. To find Model and Serial Numbers removethe front panel (see pages 15-16). The numbers are located on a label attached to the evaporator coil cover near the top of the unit. Is properly l want or anyone not maintained. Also, remove energy label and buy guide. Use damp cloth to take off any glue residue. Do not use a sharp instrument or any harsh or abrasive cleaners. l SERIAL LABEL Energy Saving Tips l l 2. Purchase date from sales slip. Copy this information in the spaces below. Keep this book, your warranty and sales slip together in a handy place. l home insulation and close fireplace (seal flue). Close blinds or drapes on sunny house; add window awnings. Keep air filter clean, Don’t with drapes or furniture. doors, side of block air flow . Ventilate attic (high temperature add to normal cooling load). Model Number l Serial Number Purchase Date Service Company and Telephone Improve windows, Number levels Try not to use heat producing appliances during the hottest part of the day. Turn other and televisions, radios, lights, appliances off when not needed. * Keep heat registers and cool air returns closed or blocked off so cooled air won’t escape. l Use a vent fan in areas where cooking, laundry, or bathing is done to pull out extra heat and moisture near its source. Contents page page . Before You Use Your Air Conditioner Energy Tips . . . Electrical Requirements Installation Instructions How to Start and Use Your Air Conditioner 2 . . 2 2 3 . ... . . . 7 . 14 Cleaning and Caring for Air Conditioner . .. Cooling Load Guide . . Self-Service Checklist Service Information .. <?I1987 Whirlpool Your .. . . . .... ... . .. ...... .. .. . ... . . Corporation 15 18 19 19 Electrical Requirements For Your Air Conditioner BELOW ARE ELECTRICAL PLUG VARIATIONS. CHOOSE THE ONE WHICH MATCHES THE AMPERE RATING OF YOUR UNIT. THE NUMBER OF AMPERES IS PRINTED ON THE SERIAL LABEL, ATACHED TO THE FRONT OF THE UNIT, BEHIND THE FRONT PANEL (SEE PAGE 2). Chart-A PLUG TYPE 3-PRONG GROUNDING PLUG I S’PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WAL.L RECEPTACLE POWER SUPPLY SEE ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS n A For 115 volt models with serial plate amperes of 7.6 through 12.0 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS For 115 volt models with serial plate amperes of 7.6 through 12.0 OBSERVE ALL LOCAL AND ORDINANCES GOVERNING Do not, under any circumstances, power supply cord ground prong. CODES remove the RECEPTACLE WIRING RECEPTACLE WIRING should be at least as large as 14 gauge. Use copper wire only. It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to provide proper and adequate receptacle wiring installed by a qualrfred electrician. OBSERVE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND ALL LOCAL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES. Electrical Requirements For 230 volt and 230/ 208 volt models with serial plate amperes up through 12.0 CG For 230 volt and 2301 208 volt models with serial plate amperes up through 16.0 D For 230 volt and 230/ 208 volt models with serial plate amperes up through 24.0 A 115 volt (103.5 min., 126.5 max.) 60 hertz AC only, 15 ampere fused electrical supply is required (time delay fuse or time delay circuit breaker required). It is recommended that a separafe circuit serving only this appliance, be provided. Do not use an extension cord. Electrical Connection Electrical Ground RECOMMENDED is Required GROUNDING on this Appliance 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 3-prong 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 personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. See Figure 1 on page 4. Figure 1 3-PRONG GROUNDING \ D D 3 PLUG \ GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE POWER-SUPPLY CORD ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS For 230 volt and 230/208 volt models with serial plate amperes up through 12.0 Refer to Chart B receptacle information for specific to be used. OESERVE ALL LOCAL A”\ID ORDINANCES. If changing and properlv, qrour-:iinr! tt,e ,Nall receptac!e is impossrbie ano whcrz !och, codes permit (consult your electrical .rispector), a temporary adapter may be p111ggr:!! !I!0 the existing 2 prong wall receptacle to mdte with the 3-prong power supply cord. See Figure 2. THIS, HOWEVER, IS NOT RECOMMENDED, If this is done, you must connect the yrounded eyelet on the adapter to the ;Nall receptacle cover plate screw and from this same screw, you must connect a separate copper yround wire (=14 minimum) to a grounded cold water [)ipe.+ See Figure 2. Do not ground to a gas supply pipe. Do not connect to electrical supuly until appliance is permanently grounded. ELECTRIC GROUNDE.._. ,.L COLD WATER PIPE (REMOVE PAINT. etc.) GROUND ASSEMBLY (ATTACH TO GROUNDED METAL COLE WATER PIPE) GOVERNING Do not, cinder any circumstances, ;lo\ye: supply cord ground plug. remove the IS REQUIRED A three-wire, single-phase electrical supp!y is required. 60 hertz A separate electrical supply is required on a separately fused circuit. Do not fuse groundneutral. See Chart B for receptacle voltage requirements, proper fuse size, wire and wiring connections which must conform with rating of the appliance. Do not use an extension cord. Chart-B PLUG AND RECEPTACLE DATA RECEPTACLE VOLTAGE (60 HERTZ AC IN ALL SERIAL PLATE AMPERES POWER SUPPLY CORD 4 ON AC only RECEPTACLE ‘Cold water pipe must hdve metal contirluity to electrical ground and not be interrupted by plastic, rubber or other electrically insulating connectors (including water meter or pump) without adding a jumper wire at these con nections. and CODES ELECTRICAL GROUND THIS APPLIANCE. . Figure 2 wiring USE TIME-DELAY FUSE OR TIME DELAY CIRCUIT BREAKER RATING IN AMPS MINIMUM RECEPTACLE WIRE SIZE SEE BELOW TYPE OF BRANCH CIRCUIT RECEPTACLE WIRING RECEPTACLE WIRING should be at least as large as size shown on electricai Chart B. Use copper wire only. It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to provide proper and adequate receptacle wiring installed by a qualified electrician. OBSERVE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND ALL LOCAL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES. RECOMMENDED GROUNDING A separate electrical supply is required on a separately fused circuit. Do not fuse groundneutral. See Chart C for receptacle voltage requireproper fuse size, wire and wiring ments, connections which must conform with rating of the appliance. Do not use an extension cord. Chart-C METHOD PLUG AND RECEPTACLE DATA For your personal safety, this appiiance must be grounded. This appliance is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possib!e shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-proncl 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 personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. I CP w I ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS USE TIME-DELAY FUSE OR TIME DELAY CIRCUIT BREAKER RATING IN AMPS RECEPTACLE VOLTAGE (60 HERTZ AC IN ALL MINIMUM RECEPTACLE WIRE SIZE SERIAL PLATE AMPERES TYPE OF BRANCH CIRCUIT For 230 volt and 230/208 volt models with serial plate amperes up through 16.0 Refer to Chart C for specific receptacle information to be used. OBSERVE ALL LOCAL AND ORDINANCES. wiring GOVERNING Do not, under any circumstances, power supply cord ground plug. and CODES remove ih? ELECTRICAL GROUND THIS APPLIANCE. IS REQUIRED A three-wire, single-phase electrical supply is required. 60 hertz AC ON RECEPTACLE WIRING RECEPTACLE WIRING should be at least as large as size shown on electrical Chart C. Use copper wire only. It is the personal responsibility of the customer to provide and obligation proper and adequate receptacle LhjIring installed by a qualified electrician OBSERVE NATIONAL EL-ECTRICAL CODE AND ALL LOCAL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES. on!y 5 RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD Chart-D 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 3-prong 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 personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS For 230 volt and 230/208 volt models serial plate amperes up through 24.0 Refer to Chart D receptacle information for specific to be used. OBSERVE ALL LOCAL AND ORDINANCES. wiring IN with and CODES remove the ELECTRICAL GROUND THIS APPLIANCE. IS REQUIRED A three-wire, single-phase electrical supply is required. 60 hertz RATING SERIAL PLATE RECEPTACLE WIRING GOVERNING Do not, under any circumstances, power supply cord ground plug. PLUG AND RECEPTACLE AC RECEPTACLE WIRING should be at least as large as size shown on electrical Chart D. Use copper wire only. It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to provide proper and adequate receptacle wiring installed by a qualified electrician.OBSERVE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND ALL LOCAL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES. ON only A separate electrical supply is required on a separately fused circuit. Do not fuse groundneutral. See Chart D for receptacle voltage requiremen ts, proper fuse size, wire and wiring connections which must conform with rating of the appliance. Do not use an extension cord. 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 3-prong 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 personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for Your Air Conditioner -ORfor Through-The-Wall installation, follow: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION 2 (on page 12). If you have these parts, follow: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION 1 (below). c-l- u --_ Installation Instructions 1 l Unpack accessory fore installing your installation can be a drill, saw, small socket wrench, l/8” WINDOW parts (see Figure 3) beair conditioner. A normal made with a screwdriver, level, pocket knife, 7/16” drill bit and tape measure. LOCK GUM-TYPE SEALER B CAUTION: l l l Be sure air conditioner does not fall out of window during installation. Handle the air conditioner with care. Watch out for the sharp metal fins on the front and rear coils. Do not use the collected water for drinking purposes. It is not sanitary. 4 SHEET METAL SCREWS (r6X3/6” ROUND HEAD) METAL SCREWS (rlOX1/2” HEX HEAD) (r,0X2,cq” ROUND u _. _... WASHERS HEAD) 2 . Pick the right window. First, decide what room(s) you want to cool. Then choose a window that will allow the air-conditioned air to flow freely and directly into the room(s) you want cooled. Remember, it’s difficult to 7 move air around corners. Choose a window that’s also near an electrical outlet. (Refer to the ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT pages for type of receptacle and wiring needed.) Do not use an extension cord. The window in which you place your air conditioner should have an opening of at least 26 inches in width and at least 20 inches in height (see Figure 4). Standard installation parts are supplied for double-hung sash windows up to 54 inches in width. . Attach seal strips to cabinet. Place 3/8” wide self-adhering seal strip on window side of bottom flange. Now, starting at the lower corner of the cabinet, apply 3/8”-wide seal strips over the center line of the pre-drilled holes for one of the side mounting angles, over the center line of pre-drilled holes for the top mounting channel, and over the center line of pre-drilled holes for the other side mounting angle. (See Figure 7.) Figure 4 3 l Remove front panel by pushing it down and pulling toward you (see Figure 5). This protects the panel from damage and makes the air conditioner easier to handle during installation. , 6 l 4 l Slide unit out of cabinet. First, disconnect the green ground wire at the left-front corner of base of unit by removing retaining screw (save screw for reuse later). Now slide unit out of cabinet by pulling out on handle on bottom (see Figure 6). GROUND WIRE SCREW - ‘HANDLE . _, _, :. Attach side mounting angles to the sides of the cabinet by using four hex-head sheet metal screws (see Figure 8). Punch holes in seal strip before driving screws. Be sure flange of each side mounting angle faces inside. Now attach top mounting angle to cabinet by using three hex-head sheet metal screws. Again, be sure flange is facing inside. 7 l Measure and cut filler board to proper sizes. First, measure the distance from inside one window channel to the inside of the other channel and subtract l/4”. Now subtract the width of the air conditioner and divide by 2 (see Figure 9). This will give you the width to cut each filler board. Be sure to cut the filler board across the mid-section of its longest measurement. Because the filler boards will be equal in width, they will automatically center your conditioner in your window. 9 l Place window gasket over top mounting angle and filler boards (see Figure 11). First, measure depth of window channel. Cut notch on end of window gasket to same depth. Next, width between window measure window channels (include full depth of window channels). Now cut gasket to proper length. Cut unnotched end of gasket to match the notched end. Place gasket long groove over top mounting angle; place short rear groove over filler boards with long side facing inside. Figure 9 1 I Figure 11 FILLER BOARD HERE MEASURE DISTANCE FROM INSIDE ONE WINDOW CHANNEL TO INSIDE 1 OF THE OTHER AND SUBTRACT l/4” OP ANGLE HERE I F- 0 SUBTRACT WIDTH o e c OF AIR CONDITIONER DIVIDE BY TWO DEPTH OF WINDOW CHANNEL 8 . Apply seal strips and attach filler boards. Determine which will be your left and right filler boards. The holes on each board should align with the holes in the side mounting angles. Each filler board should also extend about l/2” above the top edge of the air conditioner cabinet. Now apply 3/8”-wide seal strips on the room side of each filler board as shown in Figure 10 (i.e. along the bottom edge and window channel edge). Now attach the filler boards to the side mounting angles with four, 3/8”, round-headed sheet metal screws. Tiqhten the screws only loosely, so the filler boards can be moved back and fnrth 10 l Place cabinet in window by turning cabinet to one side to get one filler board into window channel. Now maneuver other filler board into window channel (see Figure 12). Reaching through window opening, push filler boards from outside as far toward you as they will go. Be sure to use the foam blocks that are provided. Figure 12 THE FOAM BLOCKS PROVIDEU ARE TO HOLD FILLER BOARD TIGHT AGAINST WINDOW CHANNEL. CUT BLOCKS l/4 INCH WIDER THAN CHANNEL AND WEDGE INTO PLACE. 11 l Lower window and level air conditioner. Lower the window firmly behind window gasket. Leveling the cabinet is not required in a normal installation since the proper slope is designed into the product. However, be sure 2 one-half bubble you have approximately (5/8”) downward tilt to the outside for proper water drainage. If necessary, reposition or shim cabinet to provide the proper tilt or side-to-side leveling. Now, tighten all four filler board screws. Be sure cabinet bottom flange is against rear of window sill for proper seal. Finally, make two l/8” pilot holes into the window sill, using the holes in the cabinet 2s a guide (see Figure 13). Use two wood screws to secure the bottom of the cabinet to the window sill. 13 l Position suooort assemblies aaainst bottom .. rail of cabinet and slide toward house, allowing approximately one-inch clearance between end of angle support and wall (see Figure 15). Select proper sets of square holes in cabinet rails 2nd fasten support assemblies to cabinet rails by using 3/4” bolts, washers and nuts. Do not tighten nuts. Leave assembly loose, so you can make adjustments to support assemblies later. Figure 15 Figure 13 L - -1 0 WALL 14 . Insert end tabs on wall rail through slot in each support assembly (see Figure 16). Slide each support assembly toward house. Be sure wall rail is positioned firmly against exterior wall. NOTE: If your house is constructed of a material that could be damaged by the wall mounting support, fasten a board between wall rail and side of house. 12 l Construct outside support assemblies by fastening vertical and angle supports together with 3/4” bolts, washers 2nd nuts. Tighten securely (see Figure 14). PLAIN WASHER FASTEN BOLT SECURELY 10 15 . Tighten nuts securely. Tighten the nuts closest to the wall last to assure that the wall rails fit snugly against your house. 16 o Install window rail seal and window lock bracket and drain cup. Press foam meeting rail seal into place and cut to proper lenyth (see Figure 17.i Make a mark and drill a 1 8” pilot hole, then install lock bracket using wood screw. Seal small openings gutn-type sealer. around Figure 17 -- 4 installation 18 . Insert air conditioner conciitioner only into the cabinet. fins and plastic into three cabinet. fourths of Slide air the vvay Do not push against sharp parts. Apply 5 8”-thick seal strip onto bottom of base of air condltloner as shown in Figure 19. Now push air conditioner all the way into cabinet being sure angle bracket on base clears bottom front edge of cabinet. Again, do not push against sharp fins and plastic parts. Attach green ground wire to the left-front corner of unit base by using ground wire screw (see Figure 19). with NOTE: During high humidity, condensale may drip from the outside of your air conditioner onto the ground below. If your air conditioner is installed where this is undesirable, you can direct the water lo a more suitable spot by using some flashing or other similar means. Figure 19 IDRAIN CUP ASSEMBLY FLANGE I * SEAL ,A> .&.& G9 INSERT INTO \CABINET RAIL purchased as an accessory from your Whirlpool Dealer. 17 l Apply item seal strip to top of unit flange as shown in figure diameter dripping 18. Plug two crating bolt holes (1 4” with gum sealer to prevent water frorn these holes (see Figure 18.) WIRE SEAL UPWARD Figure 18 CRATING BOLT HOLE ‘\ ANGLE BRACKET ON BASE - DRAIN HOLE (DO NOT PLUG) CRATING BOLT HOLE 19 l Attach clips front and panel by r)lacing pushing top bottoln edge on doincn, then in and up. 11 1 l Through-the-wall Installation Instructions u , . . for slide out chassis model only. 3 A. Pick the right wall. First, decide what room(s) you want to cool. Then choose a wall that will allow the air-conditioned air to flow freely and directly into the room(s) you want cooled. Remember, it’s difficult to move air around corners. Choose a location that’s also near an electrical outlet. (Refer to the ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT pages for type of receptacle and wiring needed.) Do not use an extension cord. (CAUTION: DO NOT LOCATE AIR CONDITIONER WHERE PLASTIC CABINET FRONT WILL BE EXPOSED TO A HEAT SOURCE THAT RAISES THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN EXCESS OF 120” F.) Choose the type of decorative molding you want to use around the room side of the cabinet. Your choice affects the finish frame alignment with the inside wall. When using a wood, metal or plastic molding, the finish frame should almost line up with the inside wall. If the wall is plastered to the cabinet and no molding is used, the finish frame must be set into the wall by l/2” (see Figure 20 for frame construction or Figure 21 for brick veneer construction). Cut through two studs for support. Figure 20 APPROPRIATE HEADER IF REClUlUEO ALTERNATE CONSTUUCTIOU FOR PLASTER PROVIDE 1%e” CLEARANCE/ FOR SERVICE CORD ENTRY ON LEFT SIDE APPROPRIATE HEADER IF REQVIUED CAUTION: l l l Be sure air conditioner installation. does not fall during Figure 21 USE ,,‘,?a’ DlHENSlON ON 23’1,e CABINET USE 11’1,. DlHENSlON ON 1J’,,s CABINET APPROPRIATE HEADER REWIRED IF \ / Handle the air conditioner with care. Watch out for the sharp metal fins on the front and rear coils. I Do not use the collected water for drinking purposes. It is not sanitary. CONSTRUCTION FOR PLASTER ZOE LOUVERS FINISH FRAME THICKNESS PRO, ,lDE I’,,,” CLEARANCE FOR SERVICE COUD BUICK VENEER CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATE YEADEU IF REOUIRED 3 l Provide an opening through the wall for a finish frame, Observe all local governing codes and ordinances. For wall opening dimensions, use those shown in Figure 22 and add wood frame thickness (use 1” lumber or heavier). When determining finish frame thickness, be sure you do not cover side cabinet louvers. A 4” minimum clearance between side cabinet louvers and adjoining wall allows for proper airflow into air conditioner, unit base by using retainer screw. (CAUTION: KEEP WIRE CONNECTED WHENEVER AIR CONDITIONER IS IN CABINET. IT IS THERE FOR YOUR ELECTRICAL SAFETY DURING OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE.) 12 e Place escutcheon plate into position. Insert knobs through holes and press them onto shafts (see Figure 23). 13 . Attach front panel. Place top in position first and push to engage clips. Then engage clips near bottom of sides. Clips go inside cabinet flange (see Figure 23). Construct something surface. finish frame. Apply creosote or equal to the outside exposed Install the finish frame in the wall opening. Square and level frame and nail it securely to the studs. The front, escutcheon plate and knobs are packaged separately. This protects the plastic front from damage and makes the air conditioner easier to handle during installation. Slide unit out of cabinet. First, disconnect the green ground wire at the left-front corner of base of unit by removing retaining screw (save screw for reuse later). Now slide unit out of cabinet by pulling on handle at bottom. (See Page 8, Figure 6.) Insert exterior cabinet through wall opening. Leave %” minimum overhang into the room at top of cabinet, after allowing for trim. For proper outward water drainage, shim or reposition cabinet to provide the proper downward tilt to the outside (% bubble or 1”) and side-to-side leveling. Fill all spaces between frame with insulation. cabinet and 14 . Caulk ail outside wall openings around cabinet. 15 . If needed, install molding around room side of cabinet. OPTIONAL: During high humidity, condensate may drip from the outside of your air conditioner onto the ground below. If your air conditioner is installed where this is undesirable, you can direct the water to a more suitable spot by simply attaching a 5/8-inch inside-diameter, thinwalled hose to the drain spout at rear of cabinet (see Figure 24). finish Drill holes in the cabinet and attach It securely to finish frame. Use ten *IO x 1” wood screws (four screws for each side and two screws for the top; not inc!uded). Do not overtighten screws or cabinet will distort and provide a poor air seal between cabinet and unit. Insert air conditioner into cabinet. Do not push against sharp fins and plastic parts. Attach green ground wire to the left-front corner of 13 HOW TO START AND USE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER FRESH AIR AND EXHAUST CONTROL FAN SPEED CONTROL THERMOSTAT CONTROL ENERGY SAVER CONTROL Be sure air conditioner To Start Your Air Conditioner 1 2 l Set exhaust cooling. control to OFF . Choose either LO COOL, COOL fan speed setting. for maximum MED COOL OR HI LO COOL . , . , . . . . . for sleeping comfort MED COOL HI COOL is OFF before it in. Using the Energy SaverControl (for Energy Saver models only). 1 . Choose a fan setting: NORM FAN. 2 l . . . . . . . . . for normal cooling . . . . . . . . for maximum plugging cooling either AUTO FAN or The AUTO FAN setting saves energy. The fan will cycle on and off as the thermostat turns the compressor on and off. This saves the cost of electrical energy that would be used to run the fan continuously. It is normal for the fan to turn on and off in the AUTO FAN setting. The amount of time the unit will be off depends on room temperature and thermostat setting. 3 l 14 Turn thermostat control to Number 6 (midsetting). You can adjust the air conditioner’s cooling performance by resetting the thermostat control to a higher number for maximum cooling. Lower the number setting to less cooling. You will need to experiment to find the setting which suits you best. 3 . In NORM FAN setting, the fan runs all the time even though the thermostat will turn the compressor on and off. Use NORM FAN during extremely warm or humid weather and for rooms that need to be cooled constantly. Using the Fresh Air and Exhaust Control This control setting draws stale or smoky air from the room. It can also draw fresh air from the outside into the room. 1 . 2 l 1 l To exhaust room air Move the tabs at the bottom of the grille to the right, left or straight ahead. Simply move the levers in the direction you want the air to go (see Figure 25). On some models, air flow can be directed up or down. Move the tab in the center louver to direct air. Set exhaust control to EXHAUST. Set fan control to speed desired. Set fan control to FAN ONLY if no cooling is desired. 2. To bring in outside air Set fresh air and exhaust control to FRESH AIR. Set fan control to FAN ONLY. 3 l To circulate room air Cleaning and Caring For Your Air Conditioner Proper use and care of your air conditioner will help insure longer life and lower operating costs. Follow these instructions carefully. Call your dealer for an annual checkup. Cleaning of Front Panel Set fresh air and exhaust control to OFF. Set fan control to FAN ONLY. 1 l Changing Air Direction The louvers in the grille area at the top of the air conditioner control the direction of the cooled air. 2 3 If the front panel of your unit looks like the one shown in Figure 26, follow these instructions. Remove the front panel from unit when cleaning. Press down at top edge of the front as shown in Figure 26. . When the front moves away from cabinet, pull top of front toward you. l Lift up and away clips. from the bottom top of spring 15 Cleaning Air Conditioner 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. 1a If the front panel of your unit looks like the one shown in Figure 26, remove filter from plastic front frame, by removing elastic band which holds it in place (see Figure 28). Figure 28 hl 4 . Clean front panel with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Use a soft cloth. Rinse and dry. The filter should be cleaned at this time. Replace front panel. 5 l Wipe control panel clean with a soft dry cloth. If the front panel of your unit looks like the one shown in Figure 27, follow these instructions. First, pull disconnect panel from away from top of panel away from unit to from top clips. Then disconnect bottom clips. Pull panel straight cabinet. 2 l If the front panel of your unit looks like the one shown in Figure 27, flex middle of filter out until the frame clears the tabs (circled) as shown in Figure 29. Figure 29 Clean front panel with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Use a soft cloth. Rinse and dry. Replace front panel. Wipe control cloth. - panel clean with a soft dry \ Figure 273 0 Clean filter, using a vacuum cleaner. -OR- 4 l 16 If very dirty, wash filter with warm water and mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before replacing. Annual Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner Your air conditioner help insure steady, the year. needs annual maintenance to top performance throughout Call the service company recommended by your dealer to: l Inspect and clean the coils and condensate water passages. l Check fan and oil the fan motor. l The compressor Expense of annual responsibility. NOTE: It’s a good idea to wait 24 hours before starting the unit again. This allows time for all areas to dry out. The water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm these components. Oiling of the Fan Motor is sealed and needs no oiling. inspection is customer’s - or If you are familiar with electrical appliances, you can do the cleaning and maintenance yourself. If you decide to go ahead, follow these steps: 1 . Oil the fan motor per instructions on the motor. To add oil, pull out the oil hole plug at each end of the motor. (See Figure 30.) Figure 30 1 l OIL PLUGS REMOVE UNIT FROM CABINET. Wrap the motor, electrical control box and electrical terminals box in plastic film and make sure no water or other liquid gets inside any of these parts. It should damage the insulation and cause serious trouble. 2a Carefully 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 from the air conditioner. While the cabinet is open, this is a good time to oil the fan motor. 3a 40 2 . An easy to use one-ounce capsule of especially recommended oil (Part No. 10943) can be ordered from your dealer, or use SAE #20 non-detergent oil. Replace the plugs bearings. 3 l to keep dirt from motor Reinstall the unit in cabinet after performing maintenance. (See Installation Instructions.) Remove plastic film from motor and electrical parts. Replace unit in cabinet. 17 COOLING LOAD GUIDE-SQUARE FEET METHOD ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS To make sure you choose METHOD.” For erkmes rn erpmure. the right we unit, use this “COOLING LOAD GUIDE SQUARE FEET It is a quick, easy means of computing capacity shading. rnsulalton and burldtng constructton. AHAM Coolrng Load Eslrmate Form RAC-1 must be used COOLINGCAPACITYREQUIRED-BTU/HA INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Delermrne the area to be cooled rn square feel and locale that porn1 on the left srde of chart 2. Move horrzontally across to the center line of Band A, 8 or C accordrng to the condrtion of the cerlrng In the area to be cooled Band A-Occupred Space Above Cerlrng Band B-Insulated Ceiling Under Attrc Band C-Non-Insulated Ceilrng Under Attrc 3. From center of band move wrthin the band to letf for more northerly exposure or right for more westerly exposure 4. From thus pornf, read down to bottom of chart to determrne requrred Btuihr output. Write the Btuihr figure rn the space indrcated below 5.- Btulhr (from number 4 above) Locate your geographic area on Inset map and mullrply factor shown by figure In number 5 7.--If room arr condrtroner IS Intended pnmarrly for nrghttrme coolrng, subtract 30% (from figure In number 6) 8.-Subtract 30 Btuihr from figure rn number 7 (or 6) for each linear foot of wall separating the area lo be cooled from another cooled room If more than two people occupy area, add 600 Btuihr per 9.person (lo figure rn number 6). If only one person. subtracl 600 Bluihr. lo.-.-Add 4000 Btulhr (to figure In number 9) If area to be cooled Includes knchen. For best resulls, a room condihonrng unrt or unrls wrth a coolrng capacrty ratrng close lo that estrmated above should be selected A smaller capacrty unrt operatmg contrnuously wrrl contnbule more to comfort than a larger capacity unit operating Intermlttently 6. 18 AL-1 Room Air Conditioner MAP FACTORS 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. Air 1. 2. 3. 4. conditioner won’t run Is unit plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Is switch turned on? Is thermostat set correctly? Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? 5. Has the time-delay fuse blown? 6. Has the local power failed? Unit blows fuses: 1. Are time-delay fuses being used? 2. Is an extension cord being used? (Do not use an extension cord to run your air conditioner.) 3. Are you waiting two minutes after turning cooling circuit off before trying to restart unit? Unit turns on and off, or does not cool room: 1. Is filter clean? 2. Are coils clean (both evaporator [inside] and condenser [outside])? 3. Is there excessive moisture or heat (open vessel cooking, showers, etc.)? 4. Try setting fan to higher speed. 5. Try setting thermostat to a cooler setting. Operating sounds: 1. When your room air conditioner is operating normally, you will hear sounds such as: l Droplets of water hitting the condenser, causing a “pinging” or “clicking” sound. Water droplets help to cool the condenser. l Air movement from the fan, especially on high fan speed setting. l Clicks from the thermostat cycle. 2. Sounds also may be caused by house construction - such as vibration of the unit due to wall construction or unsteady window mounting area. 2. If you need assistance*... Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance 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 service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. If you need service*... 3. Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised service TECH-CARE@ Companies. TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after1 FRANCHISED SERVICE , warranty servrce, anywnere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area. Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PARTS APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD MAJOR - SERVICE 8 REPAIR WHIRLPOOL FRANCHISED OR APPLIANCES TECH-CARE SERVICE WHIRLPOOL FRANCHISED XYZ SERVICE 123 Maple APPLIANCES TECHCARE SERVICE SERVICE COMPANIES SERVICE COMPANIES v”7 CO ,TIL CERVICE Maple .J 123 9999999 CO 9999999 OR WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS 8 IRONERS - SERVICING WHIRLPOOL FRANCHISED APPLIANCES TECH-CARE SERVICE SERVICE COMPANIES XYZ SERVICE 123 Made 4. CO 9999999 If you have a problem*... Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to: Mr. Robert Stanlev Division Vice President Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M 63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 0 FSP 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 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 COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2. l 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 in order to better respond to your request for assistance. 19 WHIRLPOOL ROOM AIR CONDITIONER WARRANTY LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP@ replacement defects in materials parts and repair labor to correct or workmanshio From Date of Purchase FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY 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 From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL 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. 8. Pick up 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. Service under the full warranties must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE” 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 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 franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. Whirltwol Home 5 Appliances Making your world a little easier. Part No. 950355 Rev. D G/1987 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.
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