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Safety Instructions; Recommended Wire Sizes - Maytag 23-11-2229N-005 User Manual

Room air conditioners for double-hung windows & thru the wall installation
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Important
Safety
Power
Cord
with
Arc
Detection
Device
The
power
cord
supplied
with
this
air
conditioner
is equipped
with
an Arc Detection
Device designed
to shut off power to the unit
when it senses an arc fault
condition.
An arc
fault
is an unintentional
electrical
discharge
that
occurs when
electrical
products
or wires
are damaged,
aged, or improperly
used. An arc
fault
can
be potentially
hazardous
if
left
undetected.
• Do not remove or modify
this plug
• Do not use as an on/off
switch
• Do not use outdoors
• Do not
push
furniture
against
or
place
furniture
on the electrical
cord. This can trip
the test switch
and/or damage
the cord and
become a potential
condition
for arcing
• Do not attempt
to repair the cord. If the cord
requires
replacement,
call
an
authorized
servicer.
• The Arc
Detection
Device
is not a Ground
Fault Interrupter
and should
not be used as
such
• The
Arc
Detection
Device
contains
an
electronic
circuit
board
and should
not be
submerged
or exposed to water
spray
Resetti ng
If the Arc Detection
Device has tripped,
the
reset button
will pop up.
Follow these steps to reset the Arc Detection
Device:
1. Unplug
unit from electrical
outlet
2. Press the reset button
3. Plug the unit back into electrical
outlet
4. Check to see if power has returned to the unit
Testing
You
should
test
the
Arc
Detection
Device
equipped
power cord monthly,
after every major
electrical
storm,
or if power
to your
Room Air
Conditioner
has been interrupted.
Follow these steps to test the Arc Detection
Device:
1. Unplug
unit from electrical
outlet
2. Press the reset button
3. Plug the unit back into electrical
outlet
4. Press test button.
Unit should
trip and reset
button
will pop up.
5. Press reset button
again for use
If
above
test
fails,
stop
using
the
air
conditioner
and contact
customer service.
InstructionS
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HazardElectrical Shock
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Plug unit only into a grounded
electrical
outlet.
Do not
use an extension
cord
or
plug
adapter
with this unit.
Do not operate
unit with
decorative
front
or filter
removed.
Failure to follow
these precautions
could
result in electrical
shock, fire or personal
injury.
If the
air conditioner
has a serial plate
rating of 115 volts and greater than 7.5
amps, it must have its own fuse or circuit
breaker, and no other device or unit should
be operated on that fuse or circuit breaker.
If the
air conditioner
has a serial plate
rating of 230 volts, it must have its own
fuse or circuit breaker, and no other device
or unit should be operated
on that fuse or
circuit breaker.
We recommend
that a qualified
electrician
install unit in accordance
with the National
Electrical
Code
and
local
codes
and
ordinances.
Use copper
conductors
of
correct
wire
gauge and protector
size only.
Do not
alter
cord
or plug
end.
Do not
remove warning
label on cord.
Important
Grounding
Requirements
Air
conditioner
has
a
three-prong
grounding
plug on the power supply cord,
which
must
be plugged
into
a properly
grounded
three-prong
wall
receptacle
for
your
protection
against
possible
shock
hazard. For models
up to and including
7.5
amperes,
use
a
grounding
type
wall
receptacle to match the cord plug.
For models above 7.5 amperes use a single
outlet
grounding
type
wall
receptacle
to
match the cord plug.
Do not operate
this air conditioner
without
proper
time
delay circuit
protection
(circuit
breaker
or fuse).
Refer to serial
plate
for
proper
power supply requirements.
Recommended
Wire Sizes
(As installed
per building
code)
PROTECTOR
SIZEWlRE
GAUGE
15 AMP #14 MINIMUM
20 AMP#12
MINIMUM
30 AMP#10
MINIMUM
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125V
250V
250V
250V
15A
20A
15A
30A
Additional
Safety
Precautions
Do not cut, alter
or remove
any of the
expanded
polystyrene
(styrofoam)
inside this air conditioner.
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.
Do not
introduce
objects
in the
air
discharge
area.
This
could
cause
permanent
damage.
Do
not
pour
liquids
on
the
air
conditioner
as this
could
cause
a
malfunction.
With the unit unplugged,
use a clamp cloth for cleaning the unit.
Do not use strong solvents to clean the
air conditioner.
Clean the air conditioner
filter
every
two weeks to avoid overheating
caused
by air
obstruction.
Do not
operate
without
filter.
Do not obstruct
the air intake area of
your air conditioner,
as this could cause
overheating,
thus activating
the unit's
security
switch
and
shutting
off
the
unit.
Do not block air circulation
to outside
louvers of cabinet.
Do not block air flow inside with blinds,
curtains,
or furniture,
or outside
with
shrubs, enclosures,
or other
buildings.
Do not run the air conditioner
with
an
outside
protective
cover in place. This
could
result
in
fire
or
mechanical
damage within
the air conditioner.
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