Annual Maintenance; Do-It-Yourself Maintenance - Whirlpool ACM062 Use & Care Manual

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2.
Clean filter, using a vacuum cleaner.
-OR-
3. If very dirty, wash filter with warm water and mild
detergent.
Air dry thoroughly
before replacing.
4. Replace elastic band.
Annual Maintenance for Your
Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner needs annual maintenance
to help
insure steady, top performance
throughout
the year.
Call the service
company
recommended
by your
dealer to:
9 Inspect and clean the coils and condensate
water
passages.
l
Check fan and oil the fan motor.
(The compressor
is sealed and needs no oiling.)
Expense
of annual
inspection
is customer's
responsibility.
Do-It-Yourself
Maintenance
If you are familiar with electrical
appliances
you can
do the cleaning and maintenance yourself. If you decide
to go ahead, follow these steps.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power cord from receptacle before
performing any maintenance. Be sure no liquid
gets into the motor, electrical control box or com-
pressor electrical terminals. Failure to follow the
above precautions could result in personal iniurv.
1. Remove unit from cabinet.
2. Remove front panel. (See page 4.)
3. 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
would damage insulation and cause serious mechan-
ical problems.
Personal Injury Hazard
The metal fins on the coils are sharp. Handle the
air conditioner with care. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury.
4. Carefully clean and hose out the base, coils and con
densate pans. Clean at least once a year, or more
often if the condenser
coils and pans collect di:t
sand, leaves, insects or algae. Also, clean if you de,
tect an odor coming from the air conditioner. (A gooc
time to oil the motor is when you already have the
cabinet open. See instructions that follow.)
5. Remove plastic film from motor and electrical parts
6. Replace unit in cabinet.
7. Replace front panel.
NOTE: It is best to wait 24 hours before starting the unil
again. This allows all areas to dry out. (The water from
rainfall or from normal operation does not harm these
components.)

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