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Troubleshooting; Before Calling For Service - KENMORE 580.72187200 Owner's Manual

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BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Check the following
list to be sure a service call is really necessary.
A quick reference
to this manual may
help you avoid an unneeded
service call.
THE AIR CONDITIONER
WILL NOT OPERATE
Check if...
Then...
Wall plug disconnected.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
MODE selector is OFF position.
Unit was turned off and then on too quickly.
TEMP Control set warmer than room temperature.
Push plug firmly intowall outlet.
Replace fuse withtime delay type or reset circuit breaker.
Tum MODE selector to the desired COOL setting.
Tum unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
Turn TEMP Control clockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
AIR FROM UNIT DOES NOT FEEL COLD ENOUGH.
Check if...
Then...
MODE selector le LOW COOL position.
TEMP Control set too warm (lower number).
Room temperature below 70°F (21°C),
Temperature sensing tube touching evaporator coil,
located behind front gdite.
Turn selector to HIGH COOL position
Turn TEMP Control clockwiseto a cooler setting.
Cooling may not occur until room temperature nses above 70°F (21°C).
Straighten tube away from evaporator colt.
Air filter may be dirty.
TEMP Control set too cold fornight-time cooling.
THE AIR CONDITIONER COOLING, BUT ROOM IS TOO WARM - ICE FORMING ON COOLING COIL BEHIND FRONT GRILLE.
Check
if...
Then...
Outdoor temperaturebelow 70°F (21°C).
To defrostthe coil, set selector to FANposition. Then, tum TEMP control
counterclockwise to a warmersetting.
Clean rifler. Refer to Maintenance section of owner's manual. To defrost,
set selector to FAN position.
Todefrset t he ceil,set selectorto a FANpseition.]Yten,setthe MODE
controlat FAN pos_ionor "High COOl" w iththeTEMPcontrol to a warmerposition.
THEAIRCONDnlONER COOLING, BUTROOM ISTOOWARM.
Check
if...
Dirty air filter- air restricted.
TEMP Control set too warm.
Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture,
etc, Air distdbutlen is restricted.
Doors, windows, registers, etc. open. Cold air escapes.
Unit recently tumed on in hot room.
Clean air filter. Refer to Maintenancesection of owner's manual.
Tum TEMP controlclockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
Clear blockage in front of unit.
Closedoors, windows, registers, e tc.
Allow add_
time toremove s tored h eat f rom walls, ceiling, floor, a nd furniture.
THE AIR CONDITIONER
TURNS
ON AND
OFF RAPIDLY.
Check
if...
Then...
I Outside temperature is extremely hot.
I SetMODEonHIaHspeedtobnngairpastcoolingceitsfaster.
I
NOISE
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
if...
Then...
I Sound of fan h_ng water- fromthe moistura rem_.,als,/stem,
Windowvibration - poor installetion.
I This is normal when humidflyis high.Close deors, windows, and ragisters.
I
Refer to installation instmcflons or check with it',staller.
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WATER
DRIPPING
INSIDE
ROOM
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
if...
Then...
I The air conditioner isimproperlyinstalled.
I Tilt airconditioner slightly to the outsideto allow water drainage. Refer to
I
installation instructions or checkwith installer.
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WATER
DRIPPING
OUTSIDE
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
If...
Then...
I The unitis removinglarge quantities of moisture
! This is normalduringexcessively humiddays.
J
fromhumid room.
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