Electrolux FGH50K2-41 Operating instructions

All about the
Use &Care
of your Dehumidifier
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Important Safety Instructions ............................... 2
Care And Cleaning .............................................. 8
Location .............................................................. 3
Storage ............................................................. 8
How It Works....................................................... 3
Before You Call ................................................... 9
Operating Instructions .......................................... 4-8
Major Appliance Warranty ................................... 10
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www.frigidaire.com USA 1-866-208-3616
Important Safety Instructions
NOTE:
This USE & CARE MANUAL provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the room air conditioner only as instructed in this USE &
CARE MANUAL. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution
must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.
WARNING
WARNING
For Your Safety
Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not
use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Do
not remove any prong from the power cord.
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.
Discard water from bucket. Water is not potable and cannot be used for drinking.
Grounding type wall
receptacle
WARNING
Do not, under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass the
grounding prong.
Child Safety Precautions
Destroy the carton, plastic bags, and any packing materials immediately after the
dehumidifier is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play.
Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is operating.
Do not allow them to sit or stand on the appliance.
WARNING
Electrical Information
For your safety and protection, this dehumidifier is equipped with a three-prong grounding
plug on the power cord. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the round ground
prong from the plug.
Your dehumidifier must be plugged directly into a properly grounded and polarized
three-prong receptacle. lf the wall receptacle you intend to use will not accept a
three-prong plug, or if you are not sure the outlet is adequately grounded or protected
by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet
according to the National Electrical Code and applicable local codes and ordinances. Do not
use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
Never unplug the dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly
and pull straight out from the receptacle.
Do not pinch, bend, or knot the power cord.
Power supply cord
with 3-prong grounding
plug
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
DANGER! Avoid Serious Injury or Death
This dehumidifier contains no user-serviceable parts. Always call an authorized Electrolux servicer for repairs.
Do not insert or place fingers or objects into the air discharge area or front grille of the unit.
Do not start or stop the dehumidifier by unplugging the power cord or turning off the power at the electrical box.
Do not cut or damage the power cord.
If the power cord is damaged, it should only be replaced by an authorized Electrolux servicer.
In the event of a malfunction (sparks, burning smell, etc.), immediately stop the operation, disconnect the power cord, and call an authorized
Electrolux servicer.
Do not operate the dehumidifier with wet hands.
Do not pull on the power cord.
Do not drink any water from the dehumidifier.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION! Avoid Injury or damage to the unit or other property
Do not direct airflow at fireplaces or other heat related sources as this could cause flare ups.
Do not climb on or place objects on the unit.
Do not hang objects off the unit.
Do not place containers with liquids on the unit.
Turn off the dehumidifier at the power source when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
Operate the unit with air filter in place.
Do not block or cover the intake grille, discharge area and outlet ports.
Ensure that any electrical/electronic equipment is one yard away from the unit.
Do not use or store flammable gases near the unit.
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Location & How It Works
Location
Selecting a Location
IMPORTANT:
1. Dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. Close all doors,
windows, and other outside openings to the room. The effectiveness of the dehumidifier
depends on the rate at which new moisture-laden air enters the room.
2. Place dehumidifier in a location that does not restrict airflow through the front of the unit or
out of the louvers on the left side of cabinet.
3. A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an adjacent
enclosed storage area, such as a closet, unless there is adequate circulation of air in and out
of the area. lt may be necessary to install a second dehumidifier in the enclosed area for
satisfactory drying.
4. The dehumidifier must be installed on a level floor that will support it with a full bucket of
water.
5. There should be a minimum of 12 inches clearance around the dehumidifier.
How It Works
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When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coils.
The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the side louvers into the
room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket on the front of the
dehumidifier.
The unit is designed to operate between 41 °F (5 °C), and 96 °F(35 °C). The unit will not work
properly if the temperature is out of this temperature range, or the performance of the unit will
fall greatly.
The "Compressor" circuit has an automatic 3 minute time delayed start if the unit is turned off
and on quickly. This prevents overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping.
Make sure the tank is fitted correctly otherwise unit will not turn on.
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Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
Allow the unit to reach room temperature before operating.
To begin operating the dehumidifier, follow these steps:
NOTE:
Unit must be upright for one hour prior to operating.
1. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded 115 volt AC outlet.
NOTE:
If the "BUCKET FULL" light is on, remove the bucket and re-install to reset the float switch.
2. To turn the unit on, press the ON/OFF button. The unit will run in the factory setting of CONTINUOUS and high fan
speed. In the CONTINUOUS mode, the unit will only display CO and not the room humidity. It is recommended you
leave the unit running in the CONTINUOUS setting for the first three or four days until the sweating and dampness
odors have stopped.
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Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
(continued)
3. After a few days when the Relative Humidity has declined, press the HUMIDITY
or
buttons to choose a value
between 35% to 85%, so the room is kept at a comfortable humidity. Pressing the
or
buttons will change the
humidity selection in 5% increments. After you have set the desired humidity, the readout will display the actual
room humidity. If at any time you want to return to the CONTINUOUS Mode, pressing the HUMIDITY
button
will lower the Relative Humidity through the 5% increments until the display reads CO.
4. You can also use the FAN SPEED button to change the fan speed to HIGH or LOW. The indicator light will show the
setting you have selected. A higher fan speed will result in quicker moisture removal.
5. The CLEAN FILTER light will illuminate after 250 hours of operation. At this time refer to the care and cleaning
section to remove and clean the filter. Once the filter has been cleaned and replaced, simply press the FILTER button
to extinguish the light.
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Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
(continued)
6. The TIMER function enables you to either Delay Start or Delay Stop the unit in the choice from 0.5 hour to 24 hours.
If the unit is running, then selecting Timer will turn the unit off in the hours that will be set (Delay Stop). If the unit is
off, then selecting Timer will turn the unit on in the hours that will be set (Delay Start).
TIMER setting: First press TIMER button, then adjust timer setting, by tapping or holding the
or
button to
change the delay timer at 0.5 hour increments, up to 10 hours, then by 1 hour increments up to 24 hours. The
control will count down the time remaining (8,7.5,7, etc.) until the unit either starts or stops. For the Delay Start, the
fan speed and humidity maintained will be the same as previous setting. After TIMER setting finishes, pressing TIMER
button again at any time will stop the TIMER function. The Delay Start/Stop Feature will work until the unit either
starts or stops. Once that happens the above steps have to be repeated.
NOTE:
1. Before entering TIMER setting, make sure power is being supplied to the unit.
2. Before entering TIMER setting, make sure pressing HUMIDITY
or
button sets one desired room humidity first.
7. To shut the unit down, press the ON/OFF button.
Fault Codes
1. If the display reads "AS" or "ES" , a sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
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Operating Instructions
Removing Collected Water
1. Emptying the Bucket:
a. When the bucket is full, the unit will shut down and the BUCKET FULL indicator will illuminate.
b. Do not move the unit at this time otherwise water may spill on the floor.
c. Press sides of bucket gently to unclip the bucket from the unit.
d. Remove the bucket as shown in the photographs below and empty the bucket.
WARNING
Discard water from bucket. Water is not potable and cannot be used for drinking.
e. Replace the empty bucket back into the unit and once seated correctly, the unit will start up again.
f. You should hear a click when the bucket is in the correct position
If the bucket full light does not extinguish, check that the float is correctly snapped in place
as indicated by the diagram.
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Operating Instructions, Care and Cleaning & Storage
Removing Collected Water
(continued)
2. Continuous Drainage:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
For continuous drainage operation, you will need a garden hose and a drain nearby to discharge the water into.
Uscrew the drain cap on the back side of the uint. (fig.1)
Insert the female threaded end of the hose onto the drain connector of the unit. (fig.2)
Screw the garden hose onto the threaded portion of the drain connector. (fig.3)
Make sure the hose is secure so there are no leaks.
Direct the hose toward the drain, making sure that there are no kinks that will stop the water flowing.
Place the end of the hose into the drain. (fig.4)
Select the desired humidity setting and fan speed on the unit for continuous draining to start.
fig. 1
fig. 2
fig. 3
fig. 4
NOTE:
1. Check the seal between the hose and the drain connector. If there is a small leak then replace the hose gasket and
re-tighten the hose.
2. If the mode of continuous drainage is not chosen, the drain cap must be screwed securely to prevent
leakage.
Care and Cleaning
1. Filter
a. Remove the filter every two weeks based on normal operating conditions.
b. To remove the filter, remove Bucket then pull filter downwards.
c. Wash the filter with clean water then dry.
d. Re-install the filter, then replace Bucket.
Note: An extra filter is included in case the original one is damaged.
2. Cabinet
a. Dust cabinet with an oil-free cloth, or using a damp cloth.
b. Vacuum grill using brush attachment.
3. Water Bucket
a. Clean bucket with warm water and detergent.
Storage
When unit is not in use, unplug and use the cord wrap shown for your model type.
25 or 30 Pint Dehumidifier:
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50 or 70 Pint Dehumidifier:
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Before You Call
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
OCCURRENCE
SOLUTION
DEHUMIDIFIER DOES NOT
OPERATE.
Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
The dryness level you selected has been reached. Dehumidifier automatically shuts off when selected
amount of moisture has been removed from the air. If you want to remove more moisture, Select
'CONTINUOUS' by using the humidity button or knob. After the dehumidifier starts, reset the control
to the desired setting.
Bucket not installed properly. See “Removing Collected Water“.
Water in the bucket has reached its preset level. Dehumidifier automatically turns off when this
occurs. Empty bucket and return bucket to position.
Dehumidifier is not turned on. Turn unit on.
“BUCKET FULL“ light is on. Remove bucket, empty water and re-install correctly.
DEHUMIDIFIER RUNS TOO MUCH.
Windows or doors near dehumidifier are open to outdoors. Close all windows or doors to outside.
Area to be dehumidified is too large. Check with your dealer to see if capacity is adequate.
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Air movement through dehumidifier
is blocked. Grill may be dirty. Use brush attachment of vacuum
cleaner to clean grill. See “Care and Cleaning“. Dehumidifier must be placed in a space that does
not restrict air flowing into the rear coil or out of the front grill.
Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moistuire in the room, the longer
the dehumidifier will operate.
Dehumidifier is in the CONTINUOUS mode and will remain on in this mode, use the humidity button or
knob to set a RH% higher level.
DEHUMIDIFIER IS OPERATING
BUT ROOM IS NOT DRY ENOUGH.
Humidity setting is too high. Press the HUMIDITY button or rotate knob to a lower setting or choose
CONTINUOUS for maximum dryness.
Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moisture in the room air, the
longer it takes for the room air to become dry.
Dehumidifier does not have sufficient clearance to operate. Air flow to front grill is blocked. See
“Selecting a Location“.
Room temperature is too low. Unit will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature is below
41 °F(5 °C). See “Operating Conditions“.
Refer to causes under DEHUMlDIFIER RUNS TOO MUCH.
FROST APPEARS ON COILS ABOVE
BUCKET.
Dehumidifier has been turned on recently. This is normal due to refrigerant rushing through the coil.
Frost will usually disappear within 60 minutes.
Room Temperature is too low. All models will operate satisfactorily at temperatures greater than
41 °F (5 °C).
FAN NOISE.
Air is moving through the dehumidifier. This is a normal sound.
If These Solutions Fail, Call 1-866-208-3616 For Frigidaire Service.
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Major Appliance Warranty
Your appliance is covered by a limited one-year warranty and a limited 2-5 year warranty on the sealed system (the compressor,
condenser, evaporator and tubing). For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or
replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed,
used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. From the second to the fifth year from your original purchase
date, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing)
that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. The consumer will be responsible for diagnostic costs and any removal,
transportation and reinstallation costs which are required because of service, costs for labor, parts and transportation other than
with respect to the Sealed Refrigeration System. (this italic area appears inconsistent with the rest of the warranty where you
indicate that you are responsible for repairing and replacing)
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not
in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,
etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs,
handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external
causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST
PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME
STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS
OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
Service
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North
America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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