Air-Con 12000 BTU Operating instructions

8,000/10,000/12,000 BTU
Portable Air Conditioner
Operating Instructions
Model No.:
TM-PAC-08E3
TM-PAC-10E3
Model No.:
TM-PAC-12E4
3119233
V140306
Thank you for choosing a Soleus Air fueled by TCL Portable Air Conditioner. This owner’s manual will provide you with valuable information necessary for the proper care and maintenance of
your new product. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read the instructions and familiarize
yourself with all the operational aspects of your new Soleus Air fueled by TCL Portable Air Conditioner.
For your own records, please attach a copy of your sales receipt to this manual. Also, write the
store name/location, date purchased, and serial number below:
Store Name: ____________________________________________________
Location: _____________________________________________________
Date Purchased: _________________________________________________
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
Before installing and using your portable air conditioner, please read this owner’s manual carefully. Store this
manual in a safe place for future reference.
1) Always place the unit on a level surface.
2) Never use or store gasoline or other flammable vapor or liquid near this unit unless instructed by this manual.
3) Maintain at least 10 inches (25 cm) clearance space around this unit. Do not block or cover air inlet or outlet
grilles.
4) The unit must be connected to a correctly grounded power supply.
5) Do not start or stop the unit by inserting or pulling out the power plug.
6) Do not use an adapter plug or extension cord.
7) Do not use the unit in the immediate surroundings of a bath, a shower or a swimming pool.
8) Do not insert anything into the air outlet. Do not obstruct air inlet or outlet grills unless instructed by this
manual.
9) Do not let children play near this unit.
10) Always inspect the cord for signs of damage before use. If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or a qualified service technician.
11) When cleaning the unit, always turn the unit off and unplug the power cord.
12) Do not mix old and new batteries in the remote control.
Do not mix Alkaline, Standard (Carbon - Zinc) or Rechargeable (Nickel - Cadmium) Batteries.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
Portable Air Conditioner (1)
Exhaust Hose (1)
Exhaust Hose Connector (1)
Window Kit Adapter (1)
Window Kit Adapter Extension (1)
Rubber Plug (2)
Remote Control (1)
AAA Batteries (2)
Caster Lock (2)
Window Kit - Sliding Panels (3)
Drainage Hose (1)
Owner’s Manual (1)
SPECIFICATIONS

The cooling capacity is measured at an ambient temperature of DB 86 °F, WB 78 °F.

Noise level is measured at a distance of 3.28 ft away from the front of the unit, when the unit is in cooling mode.

Power consumption is measured when the fan runs at the highest speed setting.

These specifications are for reference only. For actual data, please refer to the rating label on the back
of the unit.

If the environment temperature is higher than the max operating temperature or lower than the minimum operating temperature, the air conditioner may not work properly.
MODEL NUMBER
TM-PAC-08E3
TM-PAC-10E3
TM-PAC-12E4
COOLING CAPACITY
8,000 BTU/Hr
10,000 BTU/Hr
12,000 BTU/Hr
DEHUMIDIFYING CAPACITY
86 pts per Day
107 pts per Day
117 pts per Day
COOLING POWER USAGE
914 Watts, 8.3 Amps
991 Watts, 9.1 Amps
1200 Watts, 10.2 Amps
AIR FLOW VOLUME
206 CFM
206 CFM
206 CFM
POWER SOURCE
115 V / 60 HZ
115 V / 60 HZ
115 V / 60 HZ
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
53 dB(A)
53 dB(A)
54 dB(A)
PRODUCT WEIGHT
5. Lbs
6Lbs
6 Lbs
OPERATING
TEMPERATURE
70℉-95℉
70℉-95℉
70℉-95℉
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
10.625” W×18.875” D
×27.375” H
10.625” W×18.875” D
×27.375” H
10.625” W×18.875” D
×27.375” H
REFRIGERANT
R-410A
R-410A
R-410A
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LCDI POWER CORD AND PLUG
This air conditioner is equipped with an LCDI (Leakage Current Detection and Interruption) power cord
and plug as required by US National Electric Code 440.65. This cord consists of a length of shielded flexible cord with no termination on the load side and a LCDI attachment plug on the line side.
The LCDI power cord and plug will remove the supply source via electrical disconnect (circuit trip) if the
nominal current leakage between the cord shield and either load conductor exceeds a predetermined value.
The cord will remain de-energized until the devise has been manually reset. This is intended to reduce the
risk of a fire in the power cord or combustible materials nearby. The cord shields are not grounded and they
must be considered a shock hazards if exposed. The cord shield must not be connected to ground or to any
exposed metal.
The test and reset buttons on the LCDI Plug are used to check if the plug is functioning properly. To test:
1. Plug power cord into wall outlet
2. Press TEST Button, circuit should trip, cutting power to the air conditioner
3. Press RESET button for use
If test button is pressed and unit can still be turned on, current leakage has been detected. Do not use the air
conditioner or attempt to reset the LCDI Plug. Contact Soleus Home Comfort Customer Service for troubleshooting recommendations.
RESET
TEST
Note: Your unit’s power cord may differ from the one shown(see Page 5).
WARNING:
1.
2.
3.
4.
DO NOT press the TEST button while the air conditioner is operating.
The TEST and RESET buttons should not be used as “ON” and “OFF” switches.
The cord and plug are not intended to offer protection to externally connected loads or supply circuits.
The cord and plug are intended for indoor use only.
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ALTERNATIVE LCDI POWER CORD AND PLUG WITH LED LIGHT
This air conditioner is equipped with an LCDI (Leakage Current Detection and Interruption) power cord
and plug as required by US National Electric Code 440.65. This cord consists of a length of shielded flexible cord with no termination on the load side and a LCDI attachment plug on the line side.
The LCDI power cord and plug will remove the supply source via electrical disconnect (circuit trip) if the
nominal current leakage between the cord shield and either load conductor exceeds a predetermined value.
The cord will remain de-energized until the devise has been manually reset. This is intended to reduce the
risk of a fire in the power cord or combustible materials nearby. The cord shields are not grounded and they
must be considered a shock hazards if exposed. The cord shield must not be connected to ground or to
any exposed metal.
The test and reset buttons on the LCDI Plug are used to check if the plug is functioning properly. To test:
1. Plug power cord into wall outlet. The LED light will turn on.
2. Press TEST Button, circuit should trip, cutting power to the air conditioner. When this occurs,
the LED light will turn off.
3. Press RESET button to restore power to the machine. Once power is restored, the LED light
will turn on again.
If test button is pressed and unit can still be turned on, current leakage has been detected. Do not use the
air conditioner or attempt to reset the LCDI Plug. Contact Soleus Home Comfort for troubleshooting
recommendations.
LED LIGHT
Note: Your unit's power cord and plug may differ from the one shown.
WARNING:
1.
2.
3.
4.
DO NOT press the TEST button while the air conditioner is operating.
The TEST and RESET buttons should not be used as “ON” and “OFF” switches.
The cord and plug are not intended to offer protection to externally connected loads or supply circuits.
The cord and plug are intended for indoor use only.
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PRODUCT DIAGRAM
1. Air Outlet Grill
2. Control Panel
3. Casters
4. Air Intake Grill
5. Remote Control Sensor
6. Air Filter
7. Carry Handle
8. Air Exhaust Hose Discharge Opening
9. Condensation Drain Hole
10. Power Cord
11. Product Manual (Not Shown)
12. Exhaust Hose
13. Exhaust Hose Connector
14. Window Kit Adapter
15. Remote Control
16. Caster Locks
17. Rubber Plug
18. Window Kit
19. Window Kit Adapter Extension
20. Drainage Hose
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PARTS & ASSEMBLY
PARTS
ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
When the unit is operating as an air conditioner or dehumidifier, the unit draws in indoor air and exhausts hot air out
of the room to complete the air exchange. When the unit is operating in fan mode no outdoor air exchange takes
place. The window kit and exhaust hose do not need to be installed when the unit is used as a fan.
NOTE: The supplied window kit can be installed in sliding windows and sliding glass doors up to 4.6 ft. long
(approximate length).
MOUNTING THE EXHAUST HOSE
 Choose a suitable location, near a grounded electrical outlet and suitable window or door. Remove
packaging and locate components.
 Extend both ends of the exhaust hose approximately 6 inches.
 Screw the window kit adapter onto one end of the exhaust hose counter-clockwise.
 Screw the exhaust hose connector onto the other end of the exhaust hose counter-clockwise.
 Connect the exhaust hose over the Air Exhaust Hose Discharge Opening on the back of the unit.
 Open the window or door and adjust the length of window kit to fit the opening. Then make the kit
fixed.
 Attach the window kit adapter of the exhaust hose to the window kit.
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WINDOW KIT INSTALLATION
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WINDOW KIT ASSEMBLY GUIDE
1.Parts:
A) Panel
B) Panel with one exhaust hose opening
C) Panel without exhaust hose opening
D) Rubber plug to lock window kit in place
2. Assembly:
Slide Panel B and C into Panel A and size to window width. Windows sizes vary. When sizing the window width, be sure that the
window kit assembly is free from gaps and/or air pockets when
taking measurements.
3. Insert the rubber plugs into the holes that correspond with the
width that your window requires to ensure that there are no gaps
or air pockets in the window kit assembly after installation.
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CONTROL PANEL, DISPLAY, & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONTROL PANEL
Fan Mode
Indicator
Decrease
Temperature
Button
Sleep Mode
Indicator
Auto
Mode
Indicator
Fan Speed
Indicator
Increase
Temperature
Button
POWER
ON/OFF
Button
Airflow
Auto-Swing
Button
Mode Selection
Button
Dehumidifier
Mode
Indicator
Air Conditioner
Mode
Indicator
Fan Mode
Button
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS
1) Power On and Off - Press the POWER button once to manually turn the unit on. Press the POWER
button once more to turn the unit off.
2) Mode Selection - Press the MODE Button repeatedly to cycle between the different modes: Air
Conditioner mode, Dehumidifier mode, Fan only mode, and Auto mode. Each press of the MODE button will light up a different icon on the control panel. The exhaust hose and window kit must be installed when the unit is in Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier mode, and Auto mode. When using the unit as
a fan, it is not necessary to keep the exhaust hose and window kit connected to the unit.
3)
Temperature - Select the desired temperature by pressing either ▲ or ▼ key when using the unit in
Air Conditioner mode. The temperature indicator flashes to display the desired temperature setting. After the temperature is set, the unit will display this temperature setting until it is changed by the user.
The temperature indicator display shows temperature in Fahrenheit. Press and hold the Mode button for
20 seconds to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
4) Bucket Full - When the unit cannot evaporate the collected moisture fast enough, the excess water
will collect in a backup water tank located inside the unit. The control panel will display “Ft” (Full
Tank) if this occurs.
5) Louver Direction - This unit has 4-way directional louvers. Use the louver guides manually to direct
air up and down. To direct air left and right, press the Auto-Swing Button for automatic comfort.
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OPERATING THE UNIT USING THE REMOTE CONTROL
REMOTE CONTROL
LCD DISPLAY
POWER BUTTON
MODE BUTTON
TIMER/TEMP INCREASE
TIMER BUTTON
TIMER/TEMP DECREASE
SLEEP BUTTON
FAN SPEED
°C /°F BUTTON
SWING BUTTON
THIS BUTTON DOES NOT
HAVE A FUNCTION
* Remote Colors may differ from the
image above.
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REMOTE CONTROL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1) Power On and Off - If the unit is already on, press the POWER
button on the remote while
pointing the remote away from the unit. This will turn the remote on. If the unit is off, now press the
POWER button once to manually turn the unit on. Press the POWER button once more to turn the
unit off. When in Air Conditioner mode, the selected temperature will appear on the remote control
LCD display. When the unit is in Fan mode, Dehumidifier mode and Auto mode, you will not see anything displayed instead of the set temperature. This shows that temperature selection is not available
when the unit is in Fan mode, Dehumidifier mode, and Auto mode.
2) Mode Selection - Press the MODE Button repeatedly to cycle between the different modes: Air
Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan-Only mode, and Auto. The left side of the remote control LCD display
will light up showing which mode is selected. An arrow ◄ will display next to the mode that is selected, indicating which mode the unit is currently operating in.
3) Fan Speed - Press the FAN speed button to cycle through high, medium, low, and auto fan speeds.
The display on the remote control will show an arrow ► by the current fan speed on the remote control
LCD display. When the unit is in Air Conditioner mode and Auto mode, the fan speeds will cycle
through in this order: High, Medium, Low, Auto. When the unit is in Dehumidifier mode, the fan
speeds will only in auto fan speed. When the unit is in Fan mode, the fan speeds will cycle through in
this order: High, Medium, Low. Each change in speed will be associated with a “beep” sound from the
unit.
4) Temperature Setting - When the unit is in Air Conditioner mode you can select your desired temperature. Press the ▲ or ▼ to select your desired temperature setting. The temperature on the LCD display on the remote control will increase or decrease accordingly. Pressing the °C /°F button will change
the temperature select between °C and °F.
5) SLEEP MODE - To set Sleep mode, make sure the unit is in Air Conditioner mode, Dehumidifying
mode or Auto mode. Press the SLEEP Button on the remote control, the remote control will show an
arrow ▲ under the “SLEEP” icon on the remote control LCD display. When in SLEEP mode, the fan
will run on low to keep fan noise at a minimum. The temperature setting will gradually increase to 1°F
above the original set temperature for each of first 2 hours. The unit will keep operating the same temperature for 6 hours and switch to standby mode.
6) TIMER Auto-On: To program the timer, when the unit is off, point the remote at the unit and press the TIMER
button. Once TIMER is pressed, the arrow ▼ will display above the TIMER ON icon on the remote
control LCD display as standby mode. Press the arrow buttons ▲ or ▼ to set the timer. The timer can
be set in intervals of 0.5 hours up to 10 hours, then in intervals of 1 hour up to 24 hours. Once the desired time is selected, press the TIMER button once more to set it. The arrow ▼ will display above the
TIMER ON icon on the remote control LCD display to indicate that the timer has been set.
Auto-Off: While the unit is operating, point the remote at the unit and press the TIMER button. Once
the TIMER is pressed, the arrow ▼ will display above the TIMER OFF icon on the remote control
LCD display. Press the arrow buttons ▲ or ▼ to set the timer. The timer can be set in intervals of 0.5
hours up to 10 hours, then in intervals of 1 hour up to 24 hours. Once the desired time is selected, press
the TIMER button once more to set it. The arrow ▼ will display above the TIMER OFF icon on the
remote control LCD display to indicate that the timer has been set.
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7) SWING - To turn on oscillation, press the SWING button on the remote control when the unit is in air
conditioner mode, fan mode, and dehumidifier mode. The remote control will show an arrow ► by to
the “SWING” icon on the remote control LCD display. Once you press SWING, the louvers on the
unit will oscillate left and right.
OPERATING THE UNIT
Air Conditioner Mode
1) Install the exhaust hose and window kit properly (see pages 7 & 8).
2) Plug the Power Cord into an electrical outlet.
3) Turn on the unit by pressing the POWER button.
4) Press the Mode button until the air conditioner mode icon lights up on the control panel display.
5) Press the ▲ or ▼ until the desired room temperature appears on the control panel display. The tem°
°
°
°
perature ranges from 64 F - 90 F ( 18 C - 32 C).
6) Select the desired fan speed by pressing the FAN button by using the Remote control.
NOTE: During hot days, the unit will cool the room most efficiently by setting the temperature at the lowest setting and the fan speed on high. Reducing the length of the exhaust duct, insulating the exhaust hose and window kit, and keeping direct sunlight to a minimum will also improve the cooling efficiency.
NOTE: When the unit is running on air conditioning mode, the exhaust hose is required and must be
vented outside using the supplied window kit.
Dehumidifier Mode
1) Install the exhaust hose and window kit properly (see pages 7 & 8 ).
2) Plug the Power Cord into an electrical outlet.
3) Turn on the unit by pressing the POWER Button.
4) Press the MODE button until the dehumidifier mode icon lights up on the control panel display.
NOTE: The unit operates at low fan speed during dehumidifier mode. The unit cools room slightly during the dehumidification process. Keep the windows and doors closed to aid the effectiveness of
the unit in removing the moisture from the room.
NOTE: When the unit is running on dehumidifier mode, the exhaust hose is required and must be
vented outside using the supplied window kit.
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NOTE: The unit will not perform in dehumidifier mode when the room temperature is lower than 61 F .
Fan Mode
1) Plug the Power Cord into an electrical outlet.
2) Turn on the unit by pressing the POWER button on the control panel.
3) Press the MODE button until the fan mode icon lights up on the control panel display.
4) Select the fan speed by pressing the FAN button.
NOTE: It is not necessary for the exhaust hose and window kit to be installed to operate the unit in fan
mode.
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Auto Mode
1) Install the exhaust hose and window kit properly (see pages 7 & 8 ).
2) Plug the Power Cord into an electrical outlet.
3) Turn on the unit by pressing the POWER button.
4) Press the MODE button until the Auto mode indicator appears on the control panel display.
NOTE: During AXWR mode, the unit operates in FDQ mode when the room temperature is below 73 °F, and
Air Conditioner mode when the room temperature is above 73 °F.
CONDENSATE EVAPORATION
Emergency Condensate Holding Tank
When the room temperature is low and the indoor humidity is high, the air conditioner may not be able to
evaporate some of the moisture fast enough. When this happens, the water will accumulate in an emergency condensate tank inside the unit. Once the emergency condensate tank is full, the unit will automatically shut off and the control panel with display “Ft” (Full Tank). To empty the condensate tank, pull the
drain plug at the bottom back of the unit. You will need a small pan, approximately 1” high to catch the
water coming out of the condensate tank. Connect the supplied drainage hose to the back of the unit to aid
in drainage into the pan. Once the condensate tank is drained, the unit will begin working within a few
minutes. The emergency condensate tank is approximately 1.5 Liters of water. Another option is to purchase a small hose from a hardware store that can fit around the 9/16” drain plug on the back of the unit
and drain the unit into a gravity drain or larger pan for continuous drainage. It is not advised to use continu°
ous drainage when the room temperature is higher than 90 F .
The unit, along with the fan will automatically shut off when the unit displays “Ft” (Full Tank).
To resume operation quickly, empty the water container according to the following steps:
1. Do not move the unit when the water container is full.
2. Place the drain pan accessory under the drainage port at the back of the unit.
3. Remove the rubber plug from the drain hole. The condensate water will drain out automatically.
4. When the drain pan is full, install the rubber plug back onto the drainage hole to stop the water flow.
5. Empty the drain pan.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 until all the water is emptied.
NOTE: Once the water container has
been emptied, install the rubber plug
back onto the drain hole. It is not advised
to use continuous drainage when the
°
room temperature is higher than 90 F .
Drain Hole
Rubber Plug
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MAINTENANCE
Note: Make sure power is off and the power cord is not plugged into an electrical outlet
prior to performing any maintenance on the unit.
Clean or replace filter - If the air filter is blocked with a dust, the airflow volume may reduce. It is
recommended to clean the filter once every two weeks or as needed.
1) Remove the filter from the filter compartment on the left of the unit.
2) Wash the air filter by immersing it gently into warm water with a neutral detergent. Rinse the
filter and dry it thoroughly out of sunlight.
3) Slide the filter back into the filter compartment after it is thoroughly dried.
4) If the filter is torn or unusable, order a new filter by calling the customer service number on the
warranty page of this manual.
Clean the unit Housing
1) Keep the unit from being exposed directly to the sun to prevent color fading.
2) Clean the surface with a damp cloth and dry it with a soft towel.
Storing the Unit for an Extended Period of Time or Transporting the unit
1) Empty any excess water by unplugging the water drainage stop in the back of the unit (located
at the bottom).
2) Unplug the unit.
3) The unit should be stored in a cool dry place.
DISCLAIMER
ALL INFORMATION AND THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PRESENTED IN THIS USER’S MANUAL ARE
THE PRESENTATION OF THE MANUFACTURER. SOLEUS HOME COMFORT HAS NOT CONDUCTED INDEPENDENT TEST TO THE INFORMATION AND THE SPECIFICATIONS PRESENTED HEREWITHIN.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Air conditioner does not
power on
• Unit is not plugged in.
• No electric current to outlet.
• Internal safety device has tripped.
• Plug unit in.
• Check electric breaker box for a
trip.
• Wait 30 minutes for safety device to reset.
Air conditioner works for a
limited amount of time
• There are bends in the exhaust
hose.
• Something is blocking the air
from being discharged.
• Position the air exhaust hose
correctly, keeping it as short and
free of curves as possible.
• Check and remove anything
obstructing air discharge.
During operation, there is an
unpleasant smell in the room
• Air filter is dirty.
• Remove air filters, clean and
re-install.
• The internal compressor safety deAir conditioner does not oper- vice prevents the unit from being
• Wait for compressor to turn on.
restarted until three minutes have
ate after restarting the unit
elapsed since it was last turned off.
The control panel display
shows Lt/PF/Ft codes
• The unit has a self diagnosis
system to identify a number of
malfunctions.
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• See page 16 to diagnosis the
code.
SELF-DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM MALFUNCTION CODES
SELF-DIAGNOSIS
The appliance has a self diagnosis system to identify a number of malfunctions.
Error messages are displayed on the appliance display.
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WARRANTY
One Year Limited Warranty
Soleus Home Comfort warrants the accompanying Soleus Air fueled by TCL Dehumidifier to be free of defects in
material and workmanship for the applications specified in its operation instruction for a period of ONE (1) year
from the date of original retail purchase in the United States.
If the unit exhibits a defect in normal use, Soleus Home Comfort will, at its option, either repair or replace it, free of
charge within a reasonable time after the unit is returned during the warranty period.
As a condition to any warranty service obligation, the consumer must present this Warranty Certificate along with a
copy of the original purchase invoice.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
 Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the unit while in the possession of a consumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship.
 Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special handling provisions in the instructions.
 Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear.
 Damage caused by repairs or alterations of the unit by anyone other than those authorized by Soleus
Home Comfort.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
 Filter and Accessories.
ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY ARE LIMITED
TO ONE-YEAR DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY. SOLEUS HOME COMFORT
DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND IN NO EVENT
SHALL SOLEUS HOME COMFORT’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE RETAIL VALUE OF THE UNIT FOR
BREACH OF ANY WRITTEN OR IMPLIED WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THIS UNIT.
This warranty covers only new products purchased from our authorized dealers or retailers. It does not cover used,
salvaged, or refurbished products.
As some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or do not allow
limitation on implied warranties, the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For Technical Support and Warranty Service
Please Call (888) 876-5387
Or Write To:
Soleus Home Comfort
17911 East Ajax Circle
City of Industry, CA 91748
www.soleushomecomfort.com
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