Mitsubishi Electric MJ-E16SX-A1 Instruction manual

MITSUBISHI DEHUMIDIFIER
MODEL
MJ-E16VX-A1
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
●Drying inside
●Air Filter and Washable
Photocatalytic Filter
●Easy Dehumidifying/Laundry
Table of Contents
page
¡Recommended ways of using the unit
depending on purpose .........................2
¡Frequently Asked Questions ...............3
¡Precautions............................................4
¡Warning ..................................................6
¡Tips on dehumidifying..........................6
¡Names and Functions of Parts ............7
Unit-Control Panel-LCD Panel
(Low Temperature/Defrost/High humidity)
¡Things to be aware of.........................10
¡Before using your dehumidifier.........10
Before using the unit
Features
¡Turning the Unit ON and OFF ............12
To turn ON/To turn OFF
Reading the humidity display/Tank full lamp
¡Easy Operation....................................13
EASY DEHUMIDIFYING/LAUNDRY
LOW, MILDEW GUARD and LOW TEMP/
AUTO/AIR PURIFIER
¡Swing louvre function ........................16
¡Drying inside .......................................17
¡Using the Timer ...................................18
Operating
¡Setting modes .....................................14
OFF timer operation/ON timer operation
¡Maintenance ........................................23
¡Replacing the Filter and Cartridge .......25
¡Storage and Disposal .........................25
¡Troubleshooting ..................................26
¡Specifications .......................back cover
¡In order to ensure correct usage, please read
this instruction manual carefully and retain it for
future reference.
¡Before accepting the Warranty at the time of
purchase, please make sure that the date of
purchase, place of purchase and other items
are correctly filled in the form.
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saving energy
Printed on recycled paper.
Troubleshooting
¡Using the Child Lock ..........................20
¡Carrying the Unit.................................20
¡Removing Water from the Tank..........21
¡Continuous Drainage..........................22
Recommended ways of using the unit depending
Combine operating mode and swing louvre function to get optimum results.
Drying
laundry
Objective
When you don’t
want to hang the
clothes outside or
it is raining...
Lowering room humidity
When you don’t
know what
humidity level to
set the unit to...
When you want to
set the humidity
level...
Recommended
swing setting
When
condensation
occurs indoors...
To prevent
mildew...
I want to
set it to
60%
What
should I
set it to?
Recommended
operating
mode
Preventing mold/
LAUNDRY
EASY
AUTO
DEHUMIDIFYING
LOW TEMP
MILDEW
GUARD
The unit operates for 12
hours and automatically
switches off.
The unit operates
until the air is
comfortable.
The unit changes the
airflow according to
room temperature.
The unit operates
in mildew suppression mode.
The unit maintains
the set humidity.
UPWARD
Aim toward clothes.
Any swing setting
Turn the power on
Turn the power on
Any swing setting
Procedure
Press the
power button
(the unit turns on)
Page 12
Turn the
power on
Switch to
HUMIDITY
SELECTION
Select the
mode
Page 13-15
Select
LAUNDRY
Select EASY
DEHUMIDIFYING
Set the
humidity
Select
LOW TEMP
Select
MILDEW
GUARD
Select the
louvre swing
range
Page 16
Select UPWARD
2
Select any swing setting
Select any swing setting
condensation
Frequently Asked Questions
To clean
the air
To keep the inside
of closets and
shoeboxes dry...
There is no need for
dehumidification, but you
wish to remove pollen and
dust from the air.
LOW
AIR PURIFIER
The dehumidifier
operates regardless
of the humidity level.
The unit operates the air
purifier only.
Why does the dehumidifier seem
to collect less water in winter?
A.When the temperature and humidity are
low, the amount of water collected is
decreased.
In winter, because the temperature is lower than in
summer, the effects of the dehumidifier decrease
dramatically as shown in the graph below.
Although less water collects in the tank, this is not
a malfunction.
Summer (humidity)
REAR
* If the temperature is low, but the humidity is high
due to snow or rain, operating the unit in LOW
TEMP mode will yield better results than in LOW
mode.
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Any swing setting
Dehumidification capacity (L/day)
Direct the
air flow
Turn the power on
Select LOW
Winter (dampness)
Switch to AIR PURIFIER
16
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0
Before using the unit
on purpose
Values for LOW dehumidifying
operation.
5
10
15
20
25
30
Room temperature (°C)
¡ The values shown on the graph were measured at
constant temperature and humidity and do not
reflect values obtained in actual usage conditions.
• Why doesn’t the dehumidifier operate?
• Why does the unit stop operating suddenly?
A.The unit might be in LAUNDRY mode.
The unit operates for 12 hours and automatically
switches off.
13
Select REAR
Select any
swing setting
A.The unit might be in EASY DEHUMIDIFYING,
MILDEW GUARD, or AUTO mode.
The unit automatically switches between
13~15
dehumidifying, airflow only, and non-operation.
3
Precautions
The following diagrams indicate
circumstances where danger can result from
mishandling the unit.
WARNING
Mishandling may
result in fatal or
serious injuries.
CAUTION
Mishandling may result in
injuries or damage to your
home or property, etc.
Meanings of the graphic symbols used in this manual and
on the unit are explained below.
Forbidden
Do not
disassemble
Keep
away
from fire
Do not
subject to
water
Always
follow the
instructions
WARNING
Do not start/stop the unit by
plugging/unplugging the power
cord.
Do not put the unit near heatgenerating devices (such as stoves,
fan heaters, etc.).
This may result in fire and/or electric shock.
Do not use extension cords or
multiple head adapters.
The plastic parts may melt causing fire.
This may result in fire, electric shock or
malfunctions.
Do not damage or modify the
power cord or plug.
Do not modify, bundle, twist, bend or heat the
power cord. Do not place under objects or
use with the end close to the plug bent.
Wipe dust off the power plug and
insert the plug firmly.
If the plug is not fully inserted into the
socket, dust may gather on the
connectors which may cause fire and/or
electric shock.
Use 230-240V AC power sockets.
Connecting to power sockets other than 230240V AC may result in fire and/or electric
shock.
The cord may be damaged resulting in fire or
electric shock. (Keep pets from biting the
cord.)
Do not put your fingers
or any long object, into
the air intake/outlet. Do
not touch the swing
louvre.
The internal fan rotates at high speeds, and
such actions may result in injury or
malfunctions.
Do not attempt to repair,
disassemble, or modify the unit.
This may result in fire and/or electric shock.
See the last page for service contact details.
4
Remove water that has collected
in the tank.
Accidentally drinking the water or using it for
other purposes may cause illness and/or
unforeseen accidents.
Should abnormal symptoms occur (a
burning smell, etc.), switch off the unit
and unplug it from the socket.
Continuing to operate the unit may result in
fire, electric shock, or malfunctions.
See the last page for service contact details.
Do not cover the front or side air
intakes or the air outlet with cloth,
curtain, etc.
Do not drain water continuously if there
is a possibility that temperature around
the hose could drop to freezing point.
This results in poor ventilation and
may cause heat generation/fire.
Water inside the hose may freeze and prevent
the water in the tank from flowing out.
The water may leak from the unit and damage
surrounding objects.
Do not stand on, sit on or lean
against the unit.
Do not use the unit in places
that may be subject to oil or
flammable gas leakage.
The unit may tip over causing injury.
Such a leak around the unit may cause
combustion and fire.
Do not put vases or any other
objects filled with water on the unit.
Do not remove the
Styrofoam from the
floating element.
Water may leak into the unit adversely affecting
electric insulation and cause electric shock
and/or fire by short-circuiting.
Do not use the unit where it may be
exposed to direct sunlight or other weather
conditions. (This unit is for
indoor use only.)
This may cause overheating,
electric shock and/or fire
caused by an electric leak.
The floating element will not
be able to detect a full tank
resulting in water leakage, which may
damage surrounding objects or cause
electric shock and/or an electric leak.
Do not wash the unit
with water. Do not
use the unit where it
is likely to come in
contact with water.
Do not use the unit in narrow,
enclosed places such as inside
closets, between
pieces of furniture, etc.
Exposure to water may result in fire or
electric shock caused by an electric leak .
This results in poor
ventilation and may cause
heat generation and/or fire.
If air-flow is directed at
the body for long
periods, it may harm
one’s physical
condition and lead to
dehydration.
Do not use combustion appliances
in the path of the
air outlet.
This may cause
incomplete combustion
in the appliance.
Do not use the unit in places
where chemicals are used (such
as hospitals, factories,
laboratories or beauty salons).
Chemicals and solvents evaporated in the
air may harm the unit and cause water in the
tank to leak, resulting in damage to
property.
Do not use the unit for special
purposes, such as preservation of
food, art or scientific works.
This may negatively affect
the quality of the items stored.
Before using the unit
CAUTION
Do not point air-flow from the unit
directly at the body.
Install the unit in a location where
the floor is flat and stable.
If the unit falls over, the water collected in the
water tank may leak damaging surrounding
objects and in turn result in fire or electric
shock caused by an electrical leak.
Grasp the plug and
remove from the
power socket.
When removing the plug from
the power socket, do not pull on it diagonally
or by the cord as this may cause the
projections/wiring to be damaged resulting in
a short circuit, electric shock or fire.
Before moving the unit always
switch it off, unplug it and remove
water from the water tank.
Moving the unit with water in its tank may
cause the water to leak and damage the
surrounding objects and in turn result in
electric shock and/or an electric leak.
5
Precautions (cont.)
CAUTION
After emptying the tank,
transport the unit by grasping
the handle firmly.
Losing your footing while carrying the
unit may cause personal injury or
damage to the floor.
When using the continuous
drainage outlet, make sure to
position the hose so that the
water drains without
obstruction.
Tips on dehumidifying
Drain the water tank before use
Refrain from opening
doors/windows during operation
Drying laundry indoors
¡Direct the louvres at the laundry.
¡Space laundry to improve airflow.
¡Space the washing to ensure good air flow.
Use the dehumidifier in
a small, enclosed room.
The water in the tank may leak and
damage surrounding objects.
When draining water continuously
or left unattended for long periods,
inspect the unit every two weeks.
Do not allow debris to clog the
filter/hose as this may cause overheating/leakage.
Use the unit with caution in rooms
where the walls, furniture and art
work are vulnerable to dry air, as it
may cause cracks and warping.
Switch the unit off
and unplug from
the power source
when cleaning it.
When the unit is on, the internal
fan rotates at high speeds and may
cause injury.
Unplug the unit from the power
source when not using the unit
for an extended period of time.
Otherwise it may cause fire and/or electric
shock caused by an electric leak.
∞ The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
∞ Young children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with appliance.
Maintain room temperature above 16°C
with a heater.
¡ Drying times will vary depending on the nature of the
laundry and the room temperature. In low
temperatures, drying takes about twice as long as
normal. In low temperatures (10°C), drying takes
about twice as long as when normal (20°C+).
¡ The airflow is strongest to the top right of the unit.
Installing your dehumidifier
Make sure to leave some
space around the unit.
At least 50 cm
<For use in close proximity to
a wall>
At least
Stop the louvre in the
20 cm
vertical position. Blowing
air at the wall may cause
staining.
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At least
20 cm
At least 20 cm
Operating noise
Place the unit on top of a mat. This reduces
vibration and noise. It also prevents leaving
depressions on carpets.
Warnings
● Keep the unit always in an upright position.
Inclining the unit may cause water in the tank
to leak into the unit, resulting in malfunction.
Should this happen contact service number
on the last page for advice.
● Damage to the dehumidifier caused by
atmospheric conditions (ie. Salt or Sulphur)
will not be covered under warranty.
At least
2 cm
● Do not carry the unit horizontally.
This may result in malfunctions.
Such malfunctions
are NOT covered
under warranty.
Names and Functions of Parts
Front
Control panel
Washable photocatalytic filter 24~25
(hereafter: photocatalytic filter) (see box below for discussion)
Supplied with unit.
Fit before use.
10
Pre-filter
23
Air filter performance testing facility
Japan Spinners Inspecting Foundation (tested
under JIS L 1902 standards)
Front panel
10
Front Air Intake
Water tank
Tank lid
What is a washable photocatalytic filter?
11•21
The washable photocatalytic filter is made from
two layers: a white particle filter and a blue airfreshener filter.
<Particle filter>
The particle filter removes pollen* and dust
particles.
<Air-freshener Filter>
The special air-freshening agent contained in
the fibres absorbs odorants such as ammonia.
The odorants are broken down by
photocatalysis constantly renewing the airfreshening properties.
As the filter’s particle and air-freshening
properties are renewed by simply soaking and
leaving it to dry in the sun, the filter can be used
continuously over a long time.
Cigarette smoke and toxins found in smoke,
such as carbon monoxide, cannot be removed
with this filter.
* Diameter of pollen: approx. 10–100µm
11 21
•
Floating element
21
Front door
Back
Handle
20
Raise handle to transport.
Louvre
Before using the unit
Do not block.
16
Side air intakes (left/right)
Do not block.
Sensor
Do not cover.
Continuous drainage outlet
22
Power plug
The water tank may contain water residue at
time of purchase. This is from final product
testing at the factory and is not due to a defect.
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Names and Functions of Parts (cont.)
Control Panel
¡Lamp
¡Mode button
Current mode lights.
For switching from
one operating mode
to another.
¡Selection button
Switches modes.
¡Swing louvre button
Sets swing louvre direction
or locks it into position.
¡Humidity
Selection
13
16
This is used to set the
target humidity.
¡Timer ON/OFF
14~15
Sets timer.
¡Child lock
18~19
To set child lock,
press the mode
button for three
seconds.
20
LCD Panel
All indicators on the LCD panel shown below.
¡Mode Indicator
Indicates the current
operating mode.
14~15
¡Humidity Indicator
This indicates the approximate
humidity.
indicates the
current humidity
indicates the
humidity setting in
AUTO mode
The current humidity is
displayed in a range from 30 to
80%.
¡Swing monitor
Indicates the direction
of the swing louvre.
¡Timer display
Displays the time set
for the ON/OFF timer.
18~19
16
12
¡Child lock indicator
Displayed while child lock
is active.
8
20
¡ Internal cleaning lamp
Flashes when drying inside in
progress.
¡ Internal cleaning button
Activates/deactivates drying inside.
17
¡Air purifier lamp
Lights during air purifier-only
operation.
¡Air purifier button
Lights when unit is ON.
15
¡Power button
Use this to switch the
unit ON and OFF.
12
¡Tank full light
This lights up to warn that
the water tank is full.
12
You can select from 7 operating modes.
¡EASY DEHUMIDIFYING
¡LAUNDRY
¡LOW
¡MILDEW GUARD
¡LOW TEMP
¡AUTO
¡AIR PURIFIER
All modes include
dehumidifier and air
purifier functions.
Before using the unit
Switches to air purifier-only
operation.
¡Power lamp
Air purifier only
operation. The
dehumidifier
function is disabled.
¡Information display
Indicates room and unit
condition.
Low Temperature
Indicator
The
indicator comes on if the
room temperature drops below 15°C.
Activating Low Temp mode is
recommended. 14
DEFROST Indicator
Airflow (dehumidifying) will stop and the
frost that has accumulated inside will be
melted and dropped into the tank when
the
indicator is on.
Please wait a moment as operation will
resume in around 5 minutes.
While in DEFROST mode, airflow
(dehumidifying) and the louvre will stop.
The sounds coming from the unit will
also change.
DEFROST will start automatically when room
temperature drops below 15°C (This may be
as often as once every 40 minutes).
High humidity
warning
The
indicator flashes when
the unit is OFF and the humidity in
the room exceeds 75%.
Activating the dehumidifier is
recommended when the
indicator is flashing.
If the High humidity warning is not
used, remove the power plug from
the power socket.
9
Things to be aware of
Room temperature may rise
2-4°C during operation
The dehumidifier does not have a cooler function.
Due to heat produced during operation, the room
temperature may rise 2-4°C. As a result, the unit may
blow warm air, but this is not due to a malfunction.
During winter, the air may not feel warm as the
temperature is below body temperature.
How does the dehumidifier
work?
If you pour cold water into a cup, the air around
it becomes cold, causing water droplets to form
on the surface of the cup.
The dehumidifier takes advantage of this
phenomenon to remove moisture from the air.
1 The unit draws air from the room, cools it with
its cooling coil, causing the moisture to
transform into water droplets.
2 The water droplets fall into the water tank.
3 The dehumidified air is reheated by the
heating coil, and then discharged.
The humidity of the room is thus reduced by
repeating steps 1, 2, and 3.
Before using your
Fitting the
photocatalytic filter
The photocatalytic filter is supplied with
the unit at time of purchase. Fit before
using the unit.
1
2
Moist air
1
2
Compressor
Pre-filter
2 Remove
holding the
tabs.
Performance is unaffected even if
the metal fins inside the main unit
are slightly bent.
1 Remove holding
the bottom.
3
Re-heating coil
Remove the front panel and prefilter.
Front panel
Dried (warm) air
Cooling coil
Remove the photocatalytic filter
from the polyethylene bag.
3
Fit the photocatalytic filter into
the pre-filter.
With the strips facing up, set the
photocatalytic filter inside the tabs on
the pre-filter.
Water tank
Strips
The humidity reading on the
unit may differ from a
hygrometer in the same room
10
they differ
are
ent?
Why
Even in the same room, temperature and humidity
levels may differ from place to place. If the
hygrometer and the unit are in different parts of
the room, the humidity levels are prone to differ.
Moreover, humidity levels differ between places
that have good and no airflow.
Use the reading on the unit as an estimate.
<Cause>
● Inconsistencies
in temperature
and humidity
● Difference in
location
● Difference in
hygrometer
precision
Tabs (6)
4
Attach the pre-filter and front
panel.
1 Attach holding the
tabs.
2 Hook the top edge to
the top part of the unit
and push the bottom in.
dehumidifier
Inserting the water
tank correctly
Plug the power cord
into the power socket
Tank lid
Front door
Use a 230-240V AC
power socket only.
¡The current humidity level is
indicated.
If the louvre is open, it closes
automatically.
Before using the unit
Open the front door.
Confirm that the lid
is securely attached
to the water tank.
Push the tank in.
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Turning the Unit ON and OFF
To turn ON
Press
¡Power lamp lights.
¡The mode is displayed.
¡The louvre opens automatically.
To start dehumidifying, select the desired
mode. 13~15
The compressor does not activate for 3 minutes
when the unit is turned ON immediately after
turning it OFF or plugging it into the power
socket. (In order to protect the compressor.)
When dehumidifying begins, the operational
noise increases.
The dehumidifier remembers the
operating mode. Even if the plug is
disconnected or the power turned off, the
unit restarts at the previous setting.
To turn OFF
Press
¡Power lamp turns off.
¡The Mode Indicator
goes out.
Information
Internal cleaning will commence if it has
been activated. 17
12
∞ If the room temperature falls below 15°C,
defrosting mode is activated once every 40
minutes (for about 5 minutes) causing water
to drain to the tank. 9
∞ The unit can operate in a room temperature range of 1-35°C.
However, if the room temperature exceeds 35°C,
the unit may operate in blower mode or increase
the airflow. This is because the temperature within
the unit rises causing the protection mechanism to
operate. In order to lower the temperature within
the unit, when using the louvre, point UPWARD.
• If the temperature is below 1°C, the extracted
water is close to freezing disabling the
dehumidifier, and only the blower is operational.
Reading the humidity display
Example
CURRENT indicates the
current humidity.
Current humidity range is
between 30-80%.
• Humidity levels below 30%
are displayed as 30%.
• Humidity levels above 80%
are displayed as 80%.
Example
SELECTION indicates set
humidity level (Automatic
mode only). 15
Tank full lamp
The unit automatically shuts down and
indicates with the lamp and sound that
the water tank is full. Empty the water
tank. 21
¡Tank full lamp lights.
(The unit beeps continuously).
¡Air flows stops (louvre stops).
¡Swing monitor turns off.
¡Compressor turns off.
• After removing the water and replacing the
tank, the Tank full lamp will go off, and the unit
will automatically return to operation mode.
• When the Tank full lamp is lit, no operation but
ON/OFF is possible.
Easy Operation
The unit automatically monitors room temperature/humidity alleviating the necessity to make minor adjustments. Use
EASY DEHUMIDIFYING for dehumidifying a room and LAUNDRY for drying clothes.
Changes with
every press
Press
¡Selected mode lamp lights
The unit operates intermittently
controlling the airflow to remove the
damp feeling in the air. (There is no need
to set the humidity level.)
When the room temperature is high, the
blower operates to decrease the damp
feeling.
¡ LAUNDRY
The unit operates for 12 hours and
automatically switches off.
Operating
¡ EASY DEHUMIDIFYING
60
50
20
Room temperature is
below 27°C - the unit
automatically sets the
humidity level
according to the
temperature.
27 30
Room
temperature
(°C)
Room temperature is
above 27°C - the unit
lowers the humidity
level to 50%, then
activates the blower.
The dehumidifier is
reactivated when
humidity rises to 60%.
Information
Humidity
level (%)
The airflow or louvre operation may stop
according to the humidity level.
∞ Drain the tank before use.
The unit may stop before the washing dries
because of a full tank.
∞ Do not use in conjunction with the OFF
timer.
The timer may turn the unit off before the
washing dries.
∞ The following conditions prevent clothes
from drying well:
Room temperature below 15°C, large volume
of laundry; laundry not spaced well; clothes of
thick fabric and spacious room. 6
Information Pressing Humidity Selection switch while in EASY DEHUMIDIFYING or LAUNDRY mode changes the
mode to AUTO. 15
13
Setting modes
LOW, MILDEW GUARD and LOW TEMP
LOW mode is for when you want to leave the dehumidifier on. MILDEW GUARD mode
suppresses mildew growth. LOW TEMP mode is for preventing condensation or when the
room temperature is low.
Changes with every press
Press
¡Frame appears around selected mode.
¡ The amount of dehumidification decreases with the temperature and humidity.
¡ The humidity level cannot be set with LOW, MILDEW GUARD, and LOW TEMP.
¡LOW
The dehumidifier operates regardless of the humidity level.
¡MILDEW GUARD
The unit lowers humidity levels automatically once a day,
suppressing mildew growth.
¡ The unit operates intermittently for 2-4 hours a day (24 hours).
The operating time varies depending on the humidity.
¡ The unit continues to operate when the humidity does not
decrease.
Humidity 40%→Approx. 2 hours
Humidity 50%→Approx. 4 hours
Information
3
ON
24 hours
24 hours
Standby
Dehumidifies
Standby Repeat
Dehumidifies
∞ Refrain from turning on ventilation fans or opening windows or doors as this lowers performance.
∞ Mildew growth may still occur due to the fungus type and conditions of the room.
E.g. Rooms that contain excessive condensation, bathrooms, and places with bad airflow (insides of
closets and behind furniture).
∞ This mode does not remove existing mildew.
∞ Do not use in conjunction with OFF Timer mode. Effects may not be achieved.
¡LOW TEMP
The unit operates continuously automatically controlling airflow
according to room temperature. The air flow is strongest below 15°C.
The use of LOW TEMP mode is recommended when the Low
temperature indicator
is lit. 9
Information When the temperature is low, condensation may still form on windows exposed to the
outside air even when LOW TEMP mode is operating.
How is mildew
growth suppressed?
Mildew is unable to produce new spores if dried as mycelia. The Mildew
Guard feature applies this principle. (However, the spores themselves are
resilient to dry conditions.)
“Identification of Aspergillus and Penicillium” <Research paper by Dr. K. Abe of the Environmental Biology Research Center>
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AUTO
AIR PURIFIER
When you want to set the humidity level.
To operate only the air purifier.
Press
¡Air purifier lamp lights.
Press
¡Frame appears around
AUTO.
The unit maintains the humidity level by
automatically controlling airflow and
operating intermittently as necessary. All
you have to do is set the humidity level.
Information
¡ The unit turns off when current humidity
decreases past the set humidity level, and
restarts when the level is exceeded. (airflow
and louvre stops)
¡ The unit operates for 6 minutes continuously
regardless of the humidity level immediately
after turning the power on.
Frequent use of exits and room
size/conditions may cause the humidity to
not reach the set level.
¡ AIR PURIFIER
The unit cleans the air by passing it
through the pre-filter and
photocatalytic filter. The
dehumidifying function is disabled.
∞ The air passes through the photocatalytic
filter in all modes, cleaning the air even if
the air purifier lamp is not lit.
∞ Cigarette smoke and toxins found in
smoke, such as carbon monoxide, cannot
be removed with these filters.
Operating
¡ AUTO
To return to the previous mode, press the air
purifier button again.
Information
The MODE button can also be used to select AUTO.
<To view set humidity level/ To set
humidity level>
Press
Press
again
¡ Pressing the button once
displays the set humidify level
with the
indicator.
After 3 seconds,
the display
returns to the
current humidity
display.
¡ Pressing the button while
is displayed sets
the humidity level. Each time
the button is pressed, the
humidity setting changes.
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Swing louvre function (how to read the swing monitor)
The louvre can be made to swing. Select from the 4 possible settings to suit the purpose.
Stop swing
operation
WIDE
¡ Starts swing operation.
¡ The swing monitor is displayed.
Press
With each press
of the button
UPWARD
The swing operation stops when the power
cord is unplugged.
REAR
This indicates the range of louvre swing.
(The louvre and monitor do not move in
synchronization.)
Objective
Recommended swing setting
Explanations of the swing modes
To stop the
louvre at the
desired angle
¡Stop swing
operation
¡ The louvre stops in a vertical position.
¡ The swing monitor turns off.
To change the louvre to a desired angle, wait until
the louvre stops, then adjust by hand.
To cover the
entire room
¡WIDE
The louvre swings from the UPWARD position
through to the REAR position.
Swing speed is automatically controlled to send air
at washing from all angles.
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60°
For directing
air into a
closet
¡REAR
30°
The louvre moves slowly through
the last 30° of the swing, as the
time taken to traverse the rear arc
is shorter than that for the upward
arc when moving at a constant
speed.
Information
¡UPWARD
∞ The level of noise emitted from the unit varies according to the angle of the air-flow.
∞ The louvre may stop up to a maximum of 8 seconds to correct its position, after which it will start moving
again.
∞ If the louvre is knocked out of the desired angle, readjust by following the above steps.
Note
For drying
clothes, etc.
Stop the louvre in the vertical position when using the unit against a wall. Blowing air at the wall may cause
staining.
Drying inside
The inside of the unit can be dried to suppress mildew growth on the cooler.
On days the dehumidifier is used, internal cleaning (drying the inside) is recommended.
To activate drying inside after every use.
Manual operation
To activate drying inside by pressing a button.
Press while the unit is off
Press while the unit is on
¡Drying inside standby
(mildew guard elite lamp lit)
¡Drying inside starts
The mildew guard elite lamp flashes, the
humidity indicator turns off, and the louvre
stops in the vertical position.
Drying inside starts when operation ends
When the unit is turned off, LAUNDRY mode
ends, or the OFF timer ends.
¡Drying inside starts
The mildew guard elite lamp flashes, the
humidity indicator turns off, and the louvre
stops in the vertical position.
Drying inside mode
¡Drying inside ends
The mildew guard elite lamp turns off and the
louvres shut.
<To deactivate automatic operation>
Drying inside mode
¡Drying inside ends
The mildew guard elite lamp turns off and the
louvres shut.
To abort drying inside
Press the mildew guard elite button while the
unit is performing internal cleaning (the mildew
guard elite lamp turns off)
Press the power button to abort drying inside, and
resume normal operation.
Information
Press the mildew guard elite button while the unit
is on (the mildew guard elite lamp turns off)
∞ Connecting/disconnecting the power plug deactivates automatic operation.
∞ This function does not remove existing mildew. Also, aborting internal cleaning may cause the benefits to
diminish.
∞ Do not close the louvres while drying inside as this causes noise.
∞ The moisture expelled from inside the unit may cause the humidity level of the room to rise.
∞ The air leaving the unit may appear white depending on the humidity or temperature of the room.
∞ The moisture expelled from inside the unit may smell due to odorants* that were not caught by the filter
dissolving in the water.
* The photocatalytic filter is mainly for absorbing ammonia.
∞ The OFF timer cannot be set during drying inside.
Operating
Automatic operation
<Drying inside operation> This operation takes approximately one hour. However, when the room
OFF
Regular
operation
Dehumidifier
Air purifier
temperature is below 1°C, drying time is shortened to protect the compressor.
Drying inside operation (approx. one hour.)
Airflow
Approx.
30min.
Airflow stops; compressor
Operating
activates (operating sound)
sounds
Compressor operates according
to room temperature
Approx. 20min.
Airflow
Compressor
stops
Approx.
10min.
Unit
stops
automatically
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Using the Timer
The OFF timer can be set for 1 to 9 hours.
Set the timer when the power is switched on.
OFF timer operation
2
43 1
2
To set
To cancel
1
2
Switch the power on.
3
Change the louvre swing direction.
4
Set the operating time.
<When you want to turn the unit
off>
12
Select operating mode.
13~15
Press the Power button. (Power off)
Select desired operating mode.
16
Select the desired setting.
Press
¡ The OFF Timer is cancelled.
<When you want to disable the
Timer OFF mode, and continue
operation>
Press
¡ When pressed once the figure [ ]
and [OFF] appear.
¡ Each subsequent press changes the
display in order from 1 to 9 hours.
(Hold the button to run automatically
through the numbers.)
Keep pressed until the remaining time
display disappears. The unit returns to LOW
mode.
Press
No Display
(Low
mode)
➝ The OFF timer is set.
¡ The OFF Timer is cancelled.
¡ The time remaining until the unit switches
itself off is indicated in increments of one
hour.
¡ When the set time is reached, the unit switches
itself off and the louvre closes automatically.
Drying inside will commence if it has been
activated. 17
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Information
The following is an example of a display indicating
AUTO dehumidifying (set to 60%), swing set to WIDE
and the OFF timer set for 2 hours.
∞ Empty the water tank before operating. The unit
stops and the Tank full lamp lights if the tank
becomes full during operation.
∞ The OFF timer and ON timer cannot be set at
the same time.
∞ Do not use the timer OFF mode in conjunction
with LAUNDRY or MILDEW GUARD.
∞ The OFF timer cannot be set during drying
inside.
ON timer operation
The ON timer can be set for 1 to 9 hours.
Set the timer when the power is switched off.
To set
1
2
Switch the power off.
The following is an example of a display
indicating AUTO dehumidifying (set to 60%),
swing set to WIDE and the ON timer set for 5
hours.
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Set the time you wish the unit to
turn on.
Press
No Display
(operation
is off)
3
¡ The time remaining until the unit switches itself
on is indicated in increments of one hour.
¡ When the set time is reached, the unit switches
itself on.
To cancel
Press the Power button. (Power off)
Select operating mode.
13~15
Select desired operating mode.
Set drying inside as desired.
4
Change the louvre swing
direction. 16
Press
Select the desired setting.
¡ The ON Timer is cancelled.
Confirm the operating start time.
Press
¡ Power lamp and Timer display light.
➝ The ON timer is set.
The unit informs you if you forget to press the
Power button by making the Timer display and
Mode indicator blink and sounding an alarm for 1
minute.
Information
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Operating
¡ Press once. The Power lamp, Mode
indicator, and a [ ] on the digital
display flash. The [ON] indicator lights.
¡ Each subsequent press changes the
display in order from 1 to 9 hours.
(Hold the button to run automatically
through the numbers.)
∞ Internal cleaning is deactivated when the ON
timer is set during drying inside operation.
∞ The ON timer function is not operable using a
commercially-available timer plug outlet.
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Using the
Child Lock
Carrying the
Unit
Pull the handle out, and grasp with a
firm grip
To Lock
Press for 3 or more
seconds.
¡ The child lock indicator
The child lock is switched off when the power
cord is unplugged.
When the child lock is activated, the other switches
are inoperable. Deactivate the child lock to use the
other buttons.
Before moving the unit, first make sure to remove
water from the water tank and close the louvre.
The unit will not turn on, even if you press the
POWER button to turn it on. Only the CHILD LOCK
lamp will blink.
(Press the POWER button once again so that the
lamp lights.)
If you lock the unit when the POWER is ON.
The unit will not turn off, even if you press the
POWER button to turn it off. Only the CHILD LOCK
lamp will blink.
(Press the POWER button once again so that the
lamp lights.)
Releasing the child
lock
Press for 3 or more
seconds.
¡ The child lock lamp goes out.
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Note
If you lock the unit when the POWER is OFF.
∞ Do not carry the unit on its side as this may
cause malfunctions.
∞ Do not let the power cord drag, as this may
damage the cord.
Removing Water from the Tank
The unit automatically shuts down and lights the Tank full lamp when the tank (approximately 4L) is full.
Empty the tank. 12
1
Remove the water tank.
2
Remove the tank lid, and empty.
Tank lid
Open the front
door.
Floating element
Do not remove or dismantle the float.
Grasp handle and
slide out.
Pour the water
out as shown.
<Hold the tank this way>
Reattach the tank lid and replace
the water tank.
Operating
3
Confirm that the lid is securely attached to
the water tank, and push the tank in.
Close the front door.
Note
¡ If the lid is not properly closed, you
may have problems removing the tank.
¡ If the tank is not installed correctly, the
tank full light will come on, and the unit
will not operate.
Do not remove or dismantle the floating element in
the tank. If it is removed, the unit cannot detect
when the tank is full, and this could result in
leakage.
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Continuous Drainage
Necessary
items
If a drain is available, the unit can continuously drain excess water by attaching a commercially available hose
(internal diameter 15mm).
The unit can be operated for extensive periods without the need to empty the water tank.
¡Commercially available hose (ID 15mm)
CAUTION
Long enough to reach the drain.
¡Side Cutters
Do not drain water continuously if there
is a possibility that temperatures around
the hose could drop below freezing point.
How to set up the drainage hose
Correctly installed
1
Water inside the hose may freeze and water may leak
from the unit and damage surrounding objects.
Incorrectly ¡ hose immersed in
installed
water
¡ hose raised to a
level higher than
the drainage outlet
/ The water will not
drain.
Remove the water tank.
When draining water continuously or left
unattended for long periods, inspect the
unit once a fortnight.
Foreign objects, etc. could clog the hose
resulting in overheating and/or leakage.
4
Insert the hose into the drainage
outlet on the back.
1 Feed the commercially available hose (ID 15
mm) into the drainage outlet while keeping the
stopper pressed.
Open the front door.
2
Grasp handle and
pull out.
Open the drainage outlet.
Position of drainage outlet
2 Feed the hose into the
drainage outlet.
Hose
210mm
Use cutters to cut the three
fixing ribs of the continuous
drainage port on the back of
the main unit, then remove it
carefully making sure that it
does not fall inside the unit.
3
125mm
3 Confirm that the hose
is securely attached
and does not leak.
Press drain stopper.
Drain
Stopper
Note
Push here
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5
Replace the tank, and set the end
of the hose in the drain.
The unit cannot operate without returning the tank.
∞ Leave a minimum space of 20 cm behind the unit for attaching the hose.
∞ Confirm that the hose does not show signs of deterioration such as cracks and clogging.
∞ Inspect the hose every 2 weeks. Insects or dirt blocking the hose may cause leakage resulting in
malfunctions.
Maintenance
Do not use detergents, cleaning agents for heat exchange equipment, abrasive powders, chemically treated dusters,
gasoline, benzene, thinners or other solvents, as they can damage the unit or the water tank, which may result in
leakage.
Cleaning
Once every two weeks
Water tank · Main unit
Pre-filter
Wipe with a soft cloth.
Debris clogging the pre-filter reduces the
effectiveness of the dehumidifier. Clean once every
2 weeks.
For maintenance procedures see 10
1
Remove the front panel and prefilter.
Floating element
Do not remove or dismantle.
2
Remove the photocatalytic filter.
3
Clean the pre-filter.
Remove grit
with vacuum
cleaner.
Replacing the supplement
cartridge
¡ The unit draws in dust present in the air, and this
may cause the tank to gradually become dirty.
If the dirt does not come off easily, wash with
cold or warm water, then wipe with a soft, dry
cloth.
¡ Mildew may form in the tank unless kept clean.
5
Fit the photocatalytic filter.
Attach the pre-filter and front
panel.
Troubleshooting
4
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Maintenance (Continued)
Once every three months
Photocatalytic filter
1
Soaking the filter in water, and leaving it to dry in the sun
renews the performance and prolongs service life. Perform
this every three months.
Remove the front panel and prefilter.
Front panel
Pre-filter
1 Remove holding
2 Remove
the bottom.
holding the
tabs.
Performance is
unaffected even if
the metal fins inside
the main unit are
slightly bent.
2
4
Dry well in the sun (The
performance of the filter
renews with soaking, and
the photocatalytic effect
of the sunlight removes
remaining odorants).
Do not hang with pegs as this may
damage the filter.
Do not use the filter while wet.
5
Photocatalytic
filter
3
Fit the photocatalytic filter.
With the strips facing up, set the
photocatalytic filter inside the tabs
on the pre-filter.
Remove the photocatalytic filter.
Pre-filter
Dry the photocatalytic filter.
Tabs (6)
6
Attach the pre-filter and front
panel.
Soak the photocatalytic filter in
water.
Soak in cool to
lukewarm water for
30 minutes.
Do not use detergent or hot water.
Also, do not brush or rub while
soaking as this may damage the filter.
¡Stains may remain on the filter, but should not
affect performance.
¡The filter can be soaked for a total of eight
times. After that, replace with a new filter.
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1 Attach holding the
tabs.
2 Hook the top edge
to the top part of
the unit and push
the bottom in.
Replacing the Air Storage and
Purifying Filter
Disposal
The air purifying filter is disposable.
Make sure to replace the filter when it becomes dirty.
Replacing the photocatalytic filter
Although the photocatalytic filter lasts
roughly 2 years, replace it when:
¡You have soaked the filter 8 times.
¡The photocatalytic filter has turned brown
due to cigarette smoke or black with dust.
Storage
After switching the unit off, leave for one day until
any water inside has had time to run off, then carry
out the following steps.
1
Perform internal cleaning.
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Performing internal cleaning to prevent mildew
growth is recommended.
2
Filter life differs on usage and environmental
conditions.
Bundle
power cord.
Remove the front panel and pre-filter to
replace the photocatalytic filter.
3
Parts sold separately
Empty the water tank and
wipe away any remaining
drops of water.
Photocatalytic filter for replacement
∞ Type: MJPR-10TXFT
∞ Type code: 5C5 815
For these items contact your nearest Mitsubishi
Electric dealer.
Remove the
drainage
water. 21
4
Clean the
pre-filter.
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Remove grit with
vacuum cleaner.
5
Store the unit.
¡ When you are sure that all parts of the
unit are dry, cover it with a cloth to keep
it from dust.
¡ Store the unit in an upright position in a
place not exposed to direct
sunlight.
When disposing the unit
Dispose according to the garbage regulations in
your district.
¡ Photocatalytic filter
Material: PET and PS
Troubleshooting
For maintenance procedures see 10
¡ Unit
Do not disassemble. Dispose according to the
garbage regulations in your district.
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Troubleshooting
¡ For the symptoms listed below, refer to the remedies listed right.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The unit blows warm air
¡ Dehumidified air passes through heating coils causing it to
warm (this unit is not a cooler). This is not a malfunction.
Water does not collect in
the water tank (minimal
dehumidifying results)
¡ Check to see if the temperature/humidity is low.
Low room temperature/humidity reduces dehumidifying
effectiveness. Confirm the current humidity reading (in winter,
the air is cooler reducing the amount of water collected).
This is not a malfunction.
The unit does not turn on
(no air comes out)
The unit keeps turning off
¡ Check to see if the power cord is correctly plugged.
➝ Plug the power cord properly into the power socket.
¡ Check to see if anything is blocking the air intake or outlet.
➝ Remove the obstruction.
¡ Check to see if the pre-filter is clogged.
➝ Clean according to the maintenance procedures.
Stops after a
short time
Louvre does
not swing
Lights
¡ Check to see if the water tank is full.
➝ Empty the water tank and return it to its original position.
¡ Check to see if the water tank is inserted properly.
➝ Adjust the position of the water tank.
3
11
5
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13~15
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¡ Check to see if the unit is in defrosting mode.
The unit activates defrosting mode when the room temperature
drops below 15°C. The dehumidifier and blower functions stop
during defrosting.
9
The unit continues to operate
even though it is turned off
¡ Is the unit set to drying inside mode?
This function activates automatically after the unit finishes
operating.
17
The humidity level does
not reach the level set
¡ Check to see if the room is not too large.
¡ Check to see if the exits to the room are open.
➝ Refrain from opening doors/windows during operation.
¡ Check to see if steam producing appliances such as kerosene
heaters are on in the vicinity.
The hygrometer reading on
the unit differs from other
hygrometers in the room
¡ Hygrometer readings differ from place to place even if in the
same room. Use the unit humidity reading as an estimate.
10
The louvre does not move
as set
¡ Press the Swing louvre switch again.
16
The water tank contains
liquid or white water residue
¡ The residue is from final product testing at the factory. It is not
a result of a malfunction.
There is black residue on the
inside of the water tank and lid
¡ The residue is from debris in the air.
➝ Clean according to the maintenance procedures.
Indicates
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¡ Check to see if the unit is in EASY DEHUMIDIFYING, MILDEW
GUARD, or AUTO.
The unit is automatically controlling the dehumidifier, fan, and
standby times.
10
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Symptom
The operating
noise is
loud/reverberates
The unit
makes
noises
Cause/Remedy
¡ Check to see if the unit is on a slope or uneven surface.
➝ Move to a sturdy even surface.
¡ Check to see if the pre-filter is clogged.
→ Clean according to the maintenance procedures.
¡ Operating the unit in small rooms or in tight spaces sometimes
causes the sound to reverberate.
➝ Place a mat underneath the unit.
The operating
sound suddenly
increases in volume
¡ The sound increases when the compressor activates (3
minutes after turning on the unit or during One-touch
dehumidifier and Automatic modes).
The wind sound
changes in volume
¡ The volume of the sound differs depending on the angle of the louver.
The unit
produces a
simmering sound
The unit produces
a buzz that
sounds
intermittently (or
the compressor
does not activate)
¡ This is the sound of the refrigerant.
The sound can be heard while the refrigerant stabilizes after
the unit turns on, changes modes, or stops.
When first used
The unit
produces
an odour During drying
inside
¡ This is the sound of the compressor.
In modes that monitor the humidity level or during internal
cleaning, the compressor operates intermittently causing the
sound to be heard occasionally.
The compressor does not activate after turning the unit off, or
for 3 minutes after plugging the unit into a power socket. (This
is to protect the compressor from damage.)
5
23
6
16
12
¡ The heat converter heats rapidly causing a brief odour. This is
not a malfunction.
¡ The moisture expelled from inside the unit may smell due to
odorants that were not caught by the photocatalytic filter
dissolving in the water. This is not a malfunction.
¡ Error message (Humidity indicator)
or
is displayed
is displayed
,
, or
is displayed
through
Cause/Remedy
¡ Check to see if the power cord is plugged into the power
socket properly.
➝ Plug the power cord into the power socket properly.
¡ Check to see if anything is blocking the air outlet.
➝ Remove the obstruction, and plug the power cord into the
power socket again.
¡ Check to see if the pre-filter is clogged.
➝ Clean according to the maintenance procedures.
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Troubleshooting
Digital display
¡ Malfunction
➝ Take note of the error message, unplug the power cord, and
seek service assistance using the number on the next page.
¡ If the symptoms persist even after following the prescribed remedies, or the error message does not
disappear, unplug the power cord, and seek service assistance using the number on the next page.
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Specifications
Model
MJ-E16VX-A1
Power supply
Single phase 230-240V 50Hz
Dehumidifying capacity
16 L/day
Power consumption
275W
Water tank capacity
stops automatically at approx. 4.0L
Weight
11.7kg
Dimensions (h × w × d)
570mm × 384mm × 187mm
∞ The dehumidifying capacity is a value obtained when the dehumidifier is continuously run at a room
temperature of 30°C and humidity of 80%. It indicates the amount of dehumidification per day (24
hours).
∞ Standby power approximately 1.5W.
NOTE
It is impossible to remove the back
panel because the two spots shown
are fastened with two special screws.
If the unit malfunctions, contact your
Mitsubishi dealer:
Distributed and guaranteed throughout New Zealand by:
Auckland
Unit 1, 4 Walls Rd.
PO Box 12726 Penrose
Auckland
Phone 09 526 9347
Fax
09 526 9348
Black Diamond Technologies Ltd.
Wellington
Christchurch
1 Parliament St.
37 Mandeville St.
PO Box 30772
PO Box 1604
Lower Hutt Wellington
Christchurch
Phone 04 560 9147
Phone 03 341 2837
Fax
04 560 9133
Fax
03 341 2838
For after sales and service:
Phone 0800 737 842
Fax
0800 845 632
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