Whirlpool AD0402XS0 Dehumidifier Use and care guide

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Use and Care Guide before you do anything else...

This booklet tells you how to install your de- humidifier, use it and clean it. Treat your new de- humidifier with care. Use it only to do what home dehumidifiers are designed to do.

Content 5

Pfarts and Features

Before Using Your Dehumidifier

Install Properlv

ElectrIcal Requirements

Using Your Dehumidifier

15 Pint Capacity Model

All Other Mc3del-

To Oneratf,

Sethng the Water level


‘dmter D~:,posa!

Caring for Your Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier De-leer Control

It You Need Service or Assistance

Whirlpool Dehumidifier


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Parts and features


(30,40 and 48 Pint Models Only)





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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration

I Card provided with this product. Then complete ‘he ‘arm below. Have this information ready if you

! r!eed service or cull with a question i - Copy model anti sertal numbers from label ijlrI der the water pan on the base of the unit) und purchase date from sales slip i n Keepthis bookandsalessliptogetherina

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Model Number

Serial Number


Purchase Date

Service Company

Phone Number

Before using your dehumidifier

It is your personal responsibility and obligatlon to make sure your dehumidifier: l l

Has been properly installed on a floor that is rea- l

Is not used by anyone unable to operate it sonably level. properly. l

@ 1s the right size for the area you want to * Is properly maintained. dehumidify l

Is used in an area where the room temperature

Is connected to the right kind of outlet, with the proper electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to “Electrical Requirements” on page 4.) will not fall below 65 F (18.3 C]. [48,40 and 30 pint models will operate

50 F [IO Cl.] in temperatures down to

Is used only to do what home dehumidifiers are l

Do not remove Tech Sheet which is inside the designed to do. cabinet. Your service technician needs this information.

Install Properly...











On most models, two rollers let you easily move the dehumidifier. Removethe water pan. Tilt unit forward and roll to another position.

It your model does not have rollers, pick up the unit to move it to another position.

2. Allow at lease 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 operat-

Ing. Humid outdoor air will add to the de- humidifier’s operating load.

4. Water pan must be properly positioned on the hangers inside the cabinet when dehumidifier

IS operating.

Electrical Requirements


Electrical ground is required on this appliance.

A 115 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 or 20 ampere fused electrical supply is required. (Time

.lelay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.) It is recommended that a separate circuit

.jewlng only this appliance be provided. Do not use an extension cord.



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

Tust be plugged into a mating J-prong ground-

$ng lype wall receptacle, grounded in accord-

3nce with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall recepta-

;-le is not available, it IS the personal responsibility and obligation of the customerto have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.





If changing and properly grounding the wall re-

.-:eptacle is impossible and where local codes

:)ermit (consultyourelectrical inspector),a tempo-

-ary adaptor may be plugged into the existing 2- arong wall receptacle to mate with the 3-prong

Dower supply cord. THIS HOWEVER, IS NOT


It tnls is done. you must connect the grounding

:?yelet on the adapter to the wall receptacle cover zzate screw and from this same screw, you must

(connect a separate copper ground wire (li-14 mini- mum) to a grounded cold water pipe.’ Do not ground to a gas supply pipe. Do not connect to electrical supply nently grounded. until appliance is perma-








*Cold water pipe must have metal continuity 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 connections.

Using your dehumidifier

You will use your dehumidifier more during months when you’re not heating your home. But your dehumidifier can help prevent excessive moisture and keep you comfortable all year in any area of your home.

Use in a basement to help pre- vent moisture damage.

Use in cooking, bathing, and laundry, dishwashing areas which have excess moisture.

Use damage to valuables prevent anywhere are stored. moisture books or

NOTE: Do not operate any model in temperatures below 65°F (18.3%), except the 48,40 and

30 pint models which will operate down to 50°F (10°C). The coil may become iced over at low temperatures and will not operate properly.

15 Pint Capacity Model

Just plug it in to start. To stop, pull plug. This model does not have an ON/OFF switch or humidistat.

CAUTION: The 15 pint (7.0 1) capacity unit does not have a Water level Control. To prevent overflow, the water level in the pan needs to be checked and emptied when

Y2 to % full, unless another disposal method is being used. See page 7.

All Other Models

All models except the 15 pint (7.0 L) capacity have a FULL light. The light glows when the pan is full of water to indicate that it needs emptying.


To Operate:

1. Turn Humidistat Control to UNIT OFF. then plug in the dehumidifier.

2. Your dehumidifier has an automatic humidi- stat. Turn Humidistat Control left toward DRYEST for normal operation. Set at number 5 or 6 to start. Adjust later, if necessary.

When humidity in the room increases, the dehumidifier automatically starts. When the hu- midity decreases to the selected level, the de- humidifier automatically stops.

3. If you need more dehumidification, tzn control to a higher number. Unit will run continuously at

DRYEST setting. If you need less, set on a lower number.

4. Stop the unit manually by turning the control to


Setting the Water Level Adjustment

All models except the 15 pint (7.0 L) capacity model have an adjustable water level.

The Water Level Adjustment can be set in two positions to automatically turn off the unit when the pan is full (water level will be 1 to 4 inches from top of water pan). This prevents the danger of overflow.

Pan must be in proper position for Water level Control Switch to work.


Water Level Adjustment set on the left side indentation. The water pan will be slightly more than % full. The water pan and water will weigh approximately 16 Ibs. (7.2 kg).


Move the Water Level Adjustment to the raised area on the right side. The water pan will be ap- proximately 3/d full. The water pan and water will weigh approx- imately 24 Ibs. (10.8 kg).

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.

Water Disposal

?I1 models have a 24 pint (11.3 L) capaclw water


; here are three methods of dlsposlng of water

1. Empty pan manually.

When pan is full, remove it, empty it and put It back in place. Be sure pan is properly placed 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 connectlon which can be left open. Cut out opening with a knife 01

‘6 wood drill.

3. Attach garden hose to the threaded connection to carry water to drain. hose l l

Pan has a threaded hose connection which can be left open. Cut out opening with a knife or 3/4” wood drill.

Attach garden hose. Be sure hose does not kink or bend. It should lie flat from unit to drain

Caring for your dehumidifier

Your dehumidifier is designed to operate year- round. It needs practically no attention. However. you should check your dehumidifier and inspect the coils annually. Follow these instructions carefully.

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


To remove outer cabinet, o Disconnect power cord.

D Take off the plastic grille. Remove the two screws at the bottom. Drop grille down ana take out



(side of cabinet) c. Remove the socket head screws on each side and top flange screws (see illustrations). On 30,

40 and 48 pt. models, also remove rear grille.

Pull out at bottom and drop grille down. d Lift cabinet from unit.

2. Coils should be inspected annually. If needed. brush clean with warm water and mild de- tergent. Rinse and dry. Be sure power supply cord is disconnected.


3. The compressor IS sealed and needs no oiling

4. The fan motor is prelubricated and does not require further oiling under normal operating conditions. However, if the dehumidifier is oper- ated under severe environmental conditions

(dust, dirt, high temperatures) the fan motor should be oiled annually through the provided oil tubes (holes]. An easy to use capsule of es- pecially recommended oil (Part Number 10943)

IS available through your nearest Whirlpool

Factory Service Center, or use SAE #20 non- detergent oil.

5. Wash plastic parts with a soft cloth, warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

6. Replace cabinet grille(s). Reconnect power supply cord.

Dehumidifier DE-ICER control

-he 48,40 and 30 pint models have a DE-ICER control This feature allows you to

.Jperate the unit in room temperatures below 65 F (18.3 C) Without this DE-ICERcontrol, ihe unit’s evaporator coil would form frost that could prevent proper operation

‘he SE-ICER control senses frost build-up on the evaporator coils. When frost build-up is sensed it automatically shuts off the compressor, but allows the fan to continue running

The fan draws air across the coil which melts the frost ‘V/hen the coil

IS defrosted, the

3E-ICER control automatically restarts the compressor ana resumes dehumidifying.

These units will not operate properly in room temperatures below 50 F (10 C].

If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: + -7 ,-

1. Before calling for assistance...

Performance problems often result from little things yogi can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.

If unit won’t operate: l

* is the dehumidifier correctly plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage?

Is the Humidistat Control set to a position other than UNIT OFF? Try a dryer setting. l l

Is an extension cord being used? Do not use an extension cord.

Are the coils iced or clogged with lint? l l

If unit ices up:

Is humidity too low?

Is room temperature below 65 F (18.3 C)? Coil will become iced over at low temperatures, except the 48,40 and 30 pint models which will operate down to 50 F (10 C). l

If water collects on the floor:

Is unit reasonably level? l

. Is hose or drain clogged or kinked?

Is the water pan overflowing? Pan must be prop- erly positioned.

Special dehumidifier needs: l l

Annual inspection: Clean coils, inspect drain and hoses; if necessary, oil the fan motor.

Moving: When moving, keep the unit in an up- right position.

Remember...Please Include the model and serial gumber of your appliance when requesting serv-

Ice. Also, retain your sales slip and warranty to ver-

:fy your warranb status. Learn the benefits of using

TECH-CARE” service for maintaining the quality originally built into your WHIRLPOOL appliance.

= tlave you checked the main fuse or circuit

Drea ker box?

9 If a 48, 40 or 30 pint model, is the temperature below 50 F (10 C]? The fan should run, but the unit will not dehumidify

If unit blows fuses or trips circuit breakers:

. Are correct time-delay fuses being used in the main fuse box?

2. If you need assistance?..

Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE v service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:

1-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satis- factory operation from your appliance or, if serv-

Ice is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area.



If you need service?..




Whirlpool nationwide has a network of franchised TECH-

CARE p Service Com- ponies. TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after- warrantY service, any- where in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area,calI our COOL-LINE ‘service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under’

4. If you have a problem?..

Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our con- sultants, or if you prefer, write to:

Mr. Donald Skinner

Director of Customer Relations

Whirlpool Corporation

2000 M-63


Benton Harbor, MI 49022

If you need FSP replacement parts?..


FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corpo- ration for quality parts. Look for this symbol of qual- ity 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 sewice assistance number in Step 2.

:!:lf you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This infor- mation is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance





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From Date of Purchase


From Date of Purchase


FSP- replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.

These parts are:

1. Compressor

2. Evaporator

3. Condenser

4. Dner - Strainer

5. Connecting tubing



Service calls to:

1. Correct the insta!lation of the dehumidifier.

2. Instruct you how to use the dehumidifier.

3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.

B. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.

C. Damage to dehumidifier of products not approved caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use by Whirlpool.

Service underthe 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.

Part No. 1156849

‘-1988 Whirlpool Corporation


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