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Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool R511 Use & Care Manual

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Holding the cabinet on both sides, carefully
lift cabinet off unit base. Watch out for the
sharp metal fins on the front and rear
condenser coils.
Wrap the motor, electrical control box, and
compressor terminal box in plastic film and
make sure no water or other liquid gets
inside any of these parts. It could damage
the insulation and cause serious
mechanical
problems.
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
coming from the air conditioner.
Remove plastic film from motor and
electrical parts.
Replace air conditioner in cabinet. Reattach
top channel and side curtains.
Reinstall air conditioner in window.
Replace front panel.
Plug in 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 out. The water from rainfall
or from normal operation does not harm these
components.
Energy saving tips
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Improve home insulation. Seal doors, windows,
and close fireplace flue.
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Close blinds or drapes on sunny side of house.
Add window awnings.
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Keep air filter clean. Do not block airflow with
drapes or furniture.
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Ventilate attic (high temperature
levels add to
normal cooling load).
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Try not to use heat producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day. Turn lights,
radios, televisions,
and other appliances
off
when not needed.
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Keep heat registers and cool air returns closed.
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Use exhaust venting fans while cooking, doing
laundry, and bathing.

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