Whirlpool air conditioner troubleshooting

Whirlpool Air conditioner will not operate

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The power supply
cord is unplugged
Firmly plug the power supply cord into a live outlet with proper voltage
A household fuse
has blown or circuit
breaker has tripped
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Make sure the air conditioner is plugged into a
properly grounded outlet as described in the Installation Instructions.
is turned to the off
Turn the FAN CONTROL to an active setting.
The local power has
Wait for power to be restored

Air conditioner blows fuses or trips circuit breakers

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Too many appliances
are being used on the
same circuit
Unplug or relocate appliances that share the same circuit
Time-delay fuse or
circuit breaker of the
wrong capacity is
being used
Replace with a 15-amp time-delay fuse or circuit breaker of the correct capacity. See
“Electrical requirements” in the Installation Instructions for the correct capacity.
An extension cord is
being used
Do not use an extension cord with this or any other appliance
You are trying to
restart the air
conditioner too soon
after turning FAN
Wait at least 3 minutes after turning FAN CONTROL off before trying to restart the
air conditioner.

Air conditioner seems to run too much

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The current air
conditioner replaced
an older model
The use of more efficient components may cause the air conditioner to run longer than
an older model, but the total energy consumption will be less. Newer air conditioners do not
emit the “blast” of cold air you may be accustomed to from older units, but this IS NOT an
indication of lesser cooling capacity or efficiency. Refer to the efficiency rating (EER) and
capacity rating (in BTUs/hr.) marked on the air conditioner
The air conditioner is
in a heavily occupied
room or heat-
appliances are in
use in the room.
Use exhaust vent fans while cooking or bathing and try not to use heat-producing appliances
during the hottest part of the day. A higher capacity air conditioner may be required
depending on the size of the room being cooled.

Air conditioner cycles on and off too much, or does not cool/heat room in cooling/heating mode

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FAN CONTROL is set to
Use POWER SAVER only when you are away from home or asleep, since the fan
does not circulate the room air continuously. Use LOW COOL, MED COOL (some
models) or HIGH COOL for your best comfort.
The air conditioner is not
properly sized for your room
Check the cooling capabilities of your room air conditioner. Room air conditioners are
not designed to cool multiple rooms.
The filter is dirty or
obstructed by debris
Clean the filter. See page 10.
The inside evaporator and
outside condenser coils are
dirty or obstructed by debris.
Clean the inside evaporator and outside condenser coils. See page 12
There is excessive heat or
moisture (open container
cooking, showers, etc.)
in the room.
Use a fan to exhaust heat or moisture from the room. Try not to use heat-producing
appliances during the hottest part of the day
The louvers are blockedInstall the air conditioner in a location where the louvers are free from curtains, blinds,
furniture, etc
The outside tempera
ture is
below 65°F (18°C)
Do not try to operate your air conditioner in the cooling mode when the outside
temperature is below 65°F (18°C)
The temperature of the room
you are trying to cool
is extremely hot.
Allow extra time for the air conditioner to cool off a very hot room
Windows or doors to the
outside are open
Close all windows and doors
The EXHAUST Control is set
Set the EXHAUST Control to CLOSED for maximum cooling and/or heating
The THERMOSTAT Control is
not at a cool enough setting
Adjust the THERMOSTAT Control to a cooler setting by turning the knob clockwise.
The air conditioner is
installed on the sunny
side of your house
Install your air conditioner in a more shaded window.
The air conditioner in the
heating mode has insufficient
BTUs/hr for the heating
requirements of the room
Do Not use the air conditioner as a primary source of heat. See page 6

Water drips from cabinet into your house

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The air conditioner is not
properly leveled. The air
conditioner should slope
slightly downward toward
the outside.
Level the air conditioner to provide a downward slope toward the outside (1⁄2 bubble
on a carpenter’s level) to ensure proper drainage. See the Installation Instructions.
Reposition or shim the cabinet as necessary.
NOTE: Do NOT drill a hole in the bottom of the metal base and condensate pan