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Troubleshooting; Before Calling For Service - KENMORE 580.75124 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...
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.
The Current interrupter Device is tripped.
Then...
Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
Turn MODE selector to the desired COOL setting.
Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
Turn TEMP Control clockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
Press the RESET button located on the power cord plug.
If the RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue use of the
air conditioner and contact a qualified service technician.
AIR FROM UNIT DOES NOT FEEL COLD ENOUGH.
Check if...
Then...
MODE selector in 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 grille.
Turn selector to HIGH COOL position
Turn TEMP Control clockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 70°F (21°C).
Straighten tube away from evaporator coil.
THE AIR CONDITIONER COOLING, BUT ROOM IS TOO WARM - ICE FORMING ON COOLING COIL BEHIND FRONT GRILLE.
Check
if...
Then...
Outdoor temperature below 70F (21°C).
To defrost the coil, set selector to FAN position. Then, turn TEMP control
counterclockwise to a warmer setting (lower number).
Air filter may be dirty.
Clean filter. Refer to Maintenance section of owner's manual. To defrost,
set selector to FAN position.
TEMP Control set too cold for night-time cooling.
To defrostthe coil,setselectorto a FAN position.Then, setthe MODE
controlat FAN positionor "HighCool"with theTEMP controlto a warmerposition.
THE AIR CONDITIONERCOOLING, BUT ROOM IS TOO WARM.
Check
if...
Then...
Dirty air filter - air restricted.
Clean air filter. Refer to Maintenance section of owner's manual.
TEMP Control set too warm.
Turn TEMP control clockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture,
Clear blockage infront of unit.
etc. Air distribution is restricted.
Doors, windows, registers, etc. open. Cold air escapes.
Close doors, windows, registers, etc.
Unit recently turned on in hot room.
Allow additional t imeto removestoredheatfromwalls,ceiling,floor,andfurniture.
THE
AIR CONDITIONER
TURNS
ON AND OFF
RAPIDLY.
Check
if...
Then...
i Outside temperature is extremely hot.
I Set MODE on HiGH speed to bring air past cooling coils faster.
NOISE
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
if...
Then...
t Soundof fan hitting water- fromthe moisture removal s ystem. [ This is normal when humidity is high. Close doors, windows, and registers.
Window vibration - poor installation.
/ Refer to installation instructions or check with installer.
WATER
DRIPPING
INSIDE
ROOM
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
if...
Then...
The air conditioner is improperly installed.
Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to
installation instructions or check with installer.
WATER
DRIPPING
OUTSIDE
WHEN
UNIT
IS COOLING.
Check
if...
Then...
The unit is removing large quantities of moisture
This is normal during excessively humid days.
from humid room.
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