UseAndCare A Note to You ......................... Air Conditioner 2 Safety ........... 3 Parts and Features.. ............... 4 Operating Your Air Conditioner ............................. 5 Starting your air conditioner .......................... 5 Changing air direction ......... 6 Caring for Your Air Conditioner ............................. 7 Cleaning the front panel .....7 Cleaning the air filter.. ......... 6 Performing annual maintenance ....................... 9 Saving energy.. ................. 10 Troubleshooting ................... 11 Requesting Assistance or Service.. ............................ 12 Index.. .................................... 15 Warranty 16 ............................... 1-800-253-I 301 Call our Consumer with questions Assistance Center or comments. II 45 PART NO. 1167513 Rev. A AIR CONDITIONERS MODELS ACM102 ACM122 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 I 2 book and the sales slip together Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone in a safe place Our Consumer Assistance Center number is toll-free 24 hours a day. for future 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. *Never clean air conditioner parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create an explosion or fire hazard. l INSTRUCTIONS . 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. Model and serial number label (behind front panel) Air direction louvers and tab (P. 6) Cdntrol panel (P. 5) Rembvable front panel (P. 7) panel) ip. 8)’ 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 Flre Hazard Do not use an extension cord. Doing so can result in death, flre, or electrical shock. 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 electrlcal shock. to the desired setting. LOW COOL - for sleeping comfort MEDIUM COOL - for normal cooling HIGH COOL - for fastest cooling FAN ONLY - to circulate room air without cooling it 2. 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. 1. Set the Fan Control 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. 5 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). 6 Caring for Your Air 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 service dealer for an annual checkup. Cleaning the front panel Explosion Hazard Unplug power cord from outlet before cleaning 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 air conditioner 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 filter from front panel by removing elastic band which holds it in place and clean separately. (See “Cleaning the air filter” on page 8.) 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. continued on next page 7 8. Replace filter and hold it in place with elastic band. 9. 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 air conditioner to secure the upper tabs. 10. Plug in the power cord. Cleaning the air filter The filter is cleanable. A clean filter helps remove dust, lint, and other particles from the air. Check every 2 weeks to see if filter needs cleaning. 1. Unplug power cord. 2. Remove front panel from cabinet. (See “Cleaning the front panel” on page 7.) 3. Remove the elastic band holding the air filter in place. Remove the air filter. 4. Clean filter by using a vacuum cleaner or, if very dirty, wash filter with warm water and a mild detergent. Air dry thoroughly before replacing. Do not use a hot air dryer on filter. 5. Replace filter, elastic band, and front panel. 6. Plug in power cord. 8 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 the air conditioner from the window. 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 Welght Hazard Use 2 or more people to move and install air conditioner. Failure to do so can result in back or other Injury. continued on next page 9 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 (0) 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. 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. 10. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical parts. 11. Replace the air conditioner in the cabinet. Reattach top channel and side curtains. Tighten all screws. 12. Reinstall the air conditioner 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 for all areas to dry thoroughly. The water from rainfall or from normal operation does not harm the components. Saving energy Improve your home’s insulation. Seal all doors and windows. Close the fireplace flue. l Close blinds or drapes on the sunny side of the house. Add window awnings. l Keep the air filter clean. l Do not block the airflow from the air conditioner with drapes or furniture. l Ventilate the attic. High temperatures in the attic add to the cooling load. 10 l l l l l 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. 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 air conditioner 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? Air conditioner 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 three minutes before trying to restart the air conditioner? Air conditioner turns bn 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 Control set too low? Normal operating 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 HIGH COOL setting. l Clicks from the cooling cycle. Sounds may also be caused by house construction - such as vibration of the air conditioner due to wall construction or an unsteady window mounting area. 11 Requesting 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 Center telephone number. Dial toil-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: w 1-800-253-l 301 El 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 Authorized Whirlpool Service (Orampler XYZ Service Co.) l l WASHING DRYERS, FSP 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 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of 1-1 authorized Whirlpool service companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and u 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 1) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: ‘APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR 3. If you need replacement l l 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 h SERVICE & REPAIR -See: Whirlpool Appliances or Authorized Whirlpool Service (Example: XYZ Servica 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. 12 Index This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC PAGE AIRFLOW Directing .................................................. 6 CLEANING Air filter.. .................................................. 6 Front panel .............................................. 7 ENERGY Saving ................................................... 10 FEATURES/PARTS ................................... 4 MAINTENANCE Annual, performing ............................ 9, 10 OPERATING AIR CONDITIONER ......... 5, 6 PARTS/FEATURES ................................... 4 SAFETY ..................................................... 3 SERVICE Parts.. .................................................... 12 Requesting ............................................ 12 TROUBLESHOOTING ............................. 1 1 WARRANTY.. ........................................... 16 15 WHIRLPOOL@ Room Air Conditioner Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. From Date of Purchase FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL 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 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 appliance. s/94 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 your authorized Whirlpool dealer. warranty may apply. For details, please contact 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. 1167513 Rev. A 0 1995 Whirlpool Corporation @Registered Trademark oi Whirlpool. U.S.A. Printed 11/95 in U.S.A.