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Safety; Important Safety Instructions - KENMORE 580.72187200 Owner's Manual

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IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The safety instructions below will tell you how to use your room air conditioner to avoid harm to yourself or
damage to your ROOM AIR CONDITIONER.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance. Read product labels for flammability and
other warnings.
PREVENT
ACCIDENTS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
to persons when using your air conditioner, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
• Be sure the electrical service is adequate for the
model you have chosen.
• If the air conditioner is to be installed in a window,
you will probably want to clean both sides of the
glass first. If the window is a triple-track type with a
screen panel included, you may want to remove
the screen completely before installation.
• Be sure the air conditioner has been securely and
correctly installed according to the separate
installation instructions provided with this manual.
Save this manual and installation instructions for
possible future use in removing or reinstalling this
unit.
• Use gloves when handling the air conditioner.
Be careful to avoid cuts from sharp metal fins on
front and rear coils.
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
The complete electrical rating of your new room air
conditioner is stated on the serial plate. Refer to the
rating when checking the electrical requirements.
• Be sure the air conditioner is pmpedy grounded.
To minimize shock and fire hazards, proper
grounding is important. The power cord is
equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for
protection against shock hazards.
• Your air conditioner must be plugged into a
properly grounded wall receptacle. If the wall
receptacle you intend to use is not adequately
grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or
circuit breaker, have a qualified electdcian install
the proper receptacle.
• Do not run air conditioner with a protective
covering. This could result in mechanical damage
within the air conditioner.
• Do not use an extension cord or an adapter
plug.
i
_void
fire hazard or electric shock.
Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
Do not remove any prong from the power cord.
Grounding type
wall
Do not under any
/
circumstances
cut,
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong
from this plug.
Power supply cord
with 3-prong
_,_
grounding plug
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ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
• The capacity of the room air conditioner must fit
the room size for efficient and satisfactory
operation.
• Install the room air conditioner on the shady side
of your home. A window that faces north is best
because it is shaded most of the day.
• Do not block air flow inside with blinds, curtains, or
furniture, or outside with shrubs, enclosures, or
other buildings.
• Close the floor and wall registers and the fireplace
damper so cool air does not escape up the
chimney and into the duct work.
• Keep blinds and drapes in other windows closed
during the sunniest part of the day.
• Clean the air filter as recommended
in the
MAINTENANCE
section of this manual.
• Proper insulation and weather stripping in your
home will help keep warm air out and cool air in.
• External house shading with trees, plants or
awnings will help reduce the air conditioner's work
load.
• Operate heat producing appliances such as
ranges, washers, dryers, and dishwashers during
the coolest part of the day.
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