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If You Need Service Or Assistance
We suggest you follow
these steps:
1, Before calling
for assistance
Performance
problems often result from little things you
can llnd and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
Air conditioner
won't run:
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Is unit plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?
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Is switch turned on?
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Is Thermostat
Control set correctly?
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Has a household fuse blown or a circuit breaker
tripped?
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Has the local power failed?
Unit blows fuses or trips circuit
breaker:
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Are time-delay fuses being used?
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Is an extension cord being used? (Do not use an
extension
cord to run your air conditioner.)
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Are you waiting three minutes after turning cooling
circuit off before trying to restart unit?
Unit turns on and off, or does not cool or heat
room:
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Is filter clean?
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Are coils clean (both evaporator
[inside] and
condenser [outside])?
. Is there excessive
moisture or heat (open vessel
cooking, showers, etc.)?
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Try setting fan to higher speed.
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Try setting Thermostat
Control to a cooler setting.
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Is the outside temperature
below 45"F?
Operating
sounds:
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When your room air conditioner
is operating
normally,
you will hear sounds such as:
- Droplets of water hitting the condenser,
causing a
"pinging" or "clicking" sound. Water droplets help to
cool the condenser.
- Air movement from the fan, especially
on high fan
speed setting.
- Clicks from the thermostat cycle.
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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 jou 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 service is neces-
sary, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance
Center
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service'...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
WhirlpoolSM service cort?anies.
Whirlpool service technlclans
are tramed 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:
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
-
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
-
MAJOR
-SERVICE
& REPAIR
MAJOR-REPAIRING
8 PARTS
OR
WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
(L IRONERS
- SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE COMPANIES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999-9999
4. If you need FSPa 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 located FSP replacement
parts in your area, refer
to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer
Assistance
Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the
problem
was solved'..
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
(MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices consumer views at the
highest levels of the major appliance industry.
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Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized
servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve your
problem.
Major appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
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When requesting assistance,
please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a
complete description
of the problem. This information
is needed to better respond to your request.

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