Troubleshootlng; Normal Operating Sounds - Whirlpool ACM492 Use And Care Manual

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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.
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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?
Has the local power failed?
I
Air conditioner
Are time-delay fuses being used?
blows fuses or
trips circuit
breaker
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?
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Air conditioner
Is the air filter clean?
turns on and off
OR
does not cool the
Are the inside evaporator coils and the outside condenser
coils clean?
room
Is there excessive moisture or heat in the room (open container
cooking, showers, etc.)?
Normal
operating
sounds
When your air conditioner
operates nor-
mally,
you will hear sounds such as:
l
Droplets of water hitting the condenser,
causing a "pinging" or "clicking" sound.
Water droplets help to cool the condenser.
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Air movement from the fan.
Sounds also may be caused by house con-
struction - such as vibration of the unit due
to wall construction
or unsteady window
mounting area.
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