LG Dehumidifier 115V User's Manual

Owner's Manual
EvolutionTM LGR Dehumidfier
115v Model
DRI-EAZ PRODUCTS, INC.
15180 Josh Wilson Road, Burlington, WA USA 98233
Fax: (360) 757-7950 Phone US: (360) 757-7776
www.dri-eaz.com
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Owner's Manual
Dri-Eaz EvolutionTM LGR Dehumidfier
115-volt model
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Use and Operation
WARNING
FIRE AND ELECTRIC SHOCK
HAZARD
Unit must be electrically grounded.
•Insert 3- prong plug on power cord
directly into matching grounded
receptacle.
•Do not use adaptor
Keep wiring and motor dry.
•Do not operate in standing water
•Do not operate in rain or snow.
•If electrical components become
wet, allow them to dry before
using.
Read and understand manual
before use.
INTRODUCTION
The Evolution LGR dehumidifier reduces humidity in enclosed structural
environments by removing water vapor from the air. With proper use, the
Evolution LGR can help dry wet materials like carpet, carpet pad, floors,
walls, building contents and more. Using dehumidifiers may also prevent
secondary damage caused by high humidity.
For best results, we recommend you use the Evolution LGR dehumidifer
with Dri-Eaz TurboDryer airmovers. The airmovers speed evaporation by
lifting moisture into the air.
HOW
THE
EVOLUTION LGR WORKS
Dri-Eaz refrigerant dehumidifiers operate by pulling moist air in across a
very cold evaporator core. The moisture condenses (freezes) on the coil.
At intervals, the machine will go into defrost mode, warming the frost back
to water. The water collects in a tray and leaves the unit through a drain
hose or pump.
IMPORTANT: Before moving the unit, make sure there’s no water in the
pump. See how to use the PURGE function under “How to Use the Touchpad
Controller” on page 3.
SETTING UP A DRYING AREA
Use in an enclosed space
You should operate dehumidifiers in an enclosed area, as this creates a
drying chamber. Close all doors, windows or areas that open to the outside
to maximize the unit’s water removal effeciency. Also, keep traffic though
the drying chamber to a minimum.
How to position the Evolution LGR dehumidifier
• Place your Evolution LGR dehumidifier in the middle of a room away from
walls
and contents
• Keep it away from anything that could prevent airflow into and out of the
unit.
Use a 115V, 3-prong
grounded connection
Do not use with an
adaptor
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Illustration of proper dehumidifier placement
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Diagram 1
CAUTION
Do not operate the Evolution LGR dehumidifier at temperatures above 90° F (32° C).
This can cause damage to both the machine and the structure’s contents. Over-dried
materials (especially wood products) may crack, shrivel, or discolor. Use of a dehumidifier in high-heat conditions will reduce its effeciency and the life of the machine.
Managing temperature rise
Dri-Eaz dehumidifiers warm the air as they remove moisture. Optimal drying
temperatures range from 68-85° F (20-29° C)
The most accurate way to monitor temperature is with a thermo-hygrometer;
however, you can use an indoor/outdoor thermometer to gauge temperature-just make sure it’s located in the center of the room away from the airflow of
the dehumidifier.
Evolution LGR
Diagram 2
Maintain temperatures between 70-90° F (21-32° C) to ensure best performance and drying results. This may require the use of the building’s HVAC
(Heating or Air Conditioning) system. If there’s no HVAC system, call a
Dri-Eaz at 1-888-867-3235, and a Technical Specialist help you find an
appropriate solution.
OPERATING YOUR EVOLUTION LGR DEHUMIDIFIER
Setup
Place dehumidifier upright. If you transport the Evolution LGR in a horizontal
position, set it upright (vertical) for at least 30 minutes before you turn it on.
This is necessary because when the machine is horizontal, the oil from the
compressor flows into the refrigerant coils reducing the ability of the dehumidifier to function.
Picture handle release
Diagram 3
Picture of hose release
CAUTION
Dust can cause unit to overheat
and shut down.
Do not operate unit when dust or airborne particles are present, such as during sanding or spray-painting.
Inspect and clean coils frequently
Read and understand manual
before use.
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How to unlock the handle
On the back of the Evolution LGR, just below the top you’ll find the handle
folded down into the unit. Locate the red lever, and pull it to the right. That
releases the handle. Flip it up, and fold the red lever back into place to lock
the handle into position (see Diagram 2)
Locate drainage system
The Evolution LGR pump connects to a plastic drainage hose. You’ll find the
hose on the hose wrap, located on the back of the unit (see Diagram 1). You
can release the hose by flipping the top reel of the hose wrap down; simply
pull exerting an outward force until you’re able to twist it to the right (see
Diagram 3). Twist it down 180°. This feature makes it easy to take off the
entire hose quickly. Place the unattached hose end in a sink, drain, bucket-even outside; anywhere that water can drain out safely. If you use a bucket
or contained receptacle for water collection, check it regularly.
CAUTION
Uncoil and straighten the entire drain hose. Do not leave any of
portion of the hose coiled on the unit. Also check for kinks, or
obstruction that would restrict the flow of water. Failure to do so
may cause a water backup in the pump resulting in leakage.
Plug in electrical cord
Locate the electrical cord either on the top or back of the unit. The Evolution
LGR dehumidifier runs on a 115-volt (15 amp) grounded outlet, which is standard in most homes.
If the unit experiences a loss of power, which can result from a power interruption or overheating, we recommend you let the unit sit off for five minutes
before restarting. Otherwise it might shut off again.
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HOW
TO
USE
THE
TOUCHPAD CONTROL KEYS
The Touchpad on the Evolution LGR has one display and four keys. The
normal display messages are:
DEHUMIDIFIER OFF
DEHUMIDIFIER ON
TOTAL HRS
JOB HRS
IIlustration of Touchpad
CMPRSR DELAY
PUMP PURGING
DEFROST ON
GET SERVICE ERO1
When you first plug in the unit, the touchpad display will cycle continuously through three messages: DEHUMIDIFER OFF, TOTAL
HOURS, and JOB HOURS.
ON-OFF. Press the ON-OFF key to turn the unit on or off. When
turning the machine on, usually the display reads CMPRSR
DELAY and performs a numeral count down from a maximum of
60 seconds to 0. The compressor delay gives the machine time to
warm up when needed. If you don’t see a compressor delay
countdown, the machine is ready to go. Once the unit completes
the CMPRSR DELAY, the display reads DEHUMIDIFIER ON, and
continues to cycle between TOTAL HOURS, JOB HOURS and
DEHUMIDIFIER ON.
Press the ON-OFF key again to turn the unit off. The display will
read DEHUMIDIFIER OFF.
DISPLAY. Press the DISPLAY key to stop the display at DEHUMIDIFER ON or OFF, TOTAL HOURS, or JOB HOURS as it cycles.
Press DISPLAY again to re-start the display cycle.
How to change the language display
CAUTION
While in the change-language mode, pressing other keys can
change the programming of the machine. Do NOT press other
keys you’re not instructed to press.
Use the DISPLAY key to change the display language.
Follow these steps:
1. Start with the unit unplugged.
2. While holding down the DISPLAY key, plug the unit in.
The display reads ENGLISH.
3. To change to FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, or ESPANOL,
press the DISPLAY key or the CLEAR key.
4. When the desired language is shown in the display,
unplug the unit, and the language is set.
CLEAR. Press the CLEAR key to reset the JOB HOURS:
1. As the display cycles between DEHUMIDIFIER ON, JOB
HOURS, OR TOTAL HOURS, press the DISPLAY key
when JOB HOURS appears on the screen. That will
make the display read JOB HOURS steadily.
2. Then press the CLEAR key to re-set the numerals to
00000.
3. Press DISPLAY again to re-start the display cycle.
NOTE: the TOTAL HOURS reading cannot be re-set.
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WARNING
Electric Shock Hazard
Unplug unit before performing
any maintenace.
Never use a water hose or pressure washer to clean coils; water
could enter the electrical campartment causing a shock hazard.
Follow cleaning instructions in
manual.
PURGE. Press the PURGE key to empty water from the pump
reservoir. During normal operation, the pump purges automatically
every six minutes, or whenever the reservoir is full. The display will
read PUMP PURGING with a numeral countdown.
To purge the pump manually:
1) Turn the power off using the OFF key, and let the unit sit
plugged in for about 10 minutes. This allows water to drip
from the coils.
2) Press PURGE to remove residual water.
Other displays
Defrost Cycle
During normal operation, the temperature sensor detects frost forming on the
coils, causing a defrost cycle to start. The display will read DEFROST ON.
Dehumidification stops during the defrost cylce. When the unit completes the
cycle the display will return to DEHUMIFIER ON.
Messages
When the display menu shows the error message "GET SERVICE," followed
by "ER01" or another numeral, follow these steps:
Error Message Table
ER
1,2,3,5,
6
Problem with electronic
control panel. Contact DriEaz Service at 888-8673235.
ER 4
Check the temperature or
sensor cable, contact
Service for instructions
888-867-3235.
ER 8
ER 9
Check the touchpad key.
Press and release each
key several times.
Check for obstructions or
kinks in the drain hose.
1. Unplug the unit and then plug it back in. This may re-set the
electronics.
2. If that does not fix the problem, try the solution if one is listed in
the “Error Message Table” to the left.
3. If that does not fix the problem, contact the Dri-Eaz Service
Department at 888-867-3235.
Maintenance
WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
Unplug any DrizAir dehumidifier before performing maintenance.
MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
Before Each Use
• Inspect the electrical cord for damage. Look for fraying, cuts, etc. Do not
use the unit if you find any. Call Dri-Eaz for the nearest Service Center.
• Inspect filter. Look for accumulated dust and dirt that would restrict airflow
through the filter into the unit. If any is visible, vacuum out the debris. Do
not wash the filter, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the electrostatic
material.
IMPORTANT: Replace the filter whenever:
• It has been vacuumed clean 3 times
• It has been used on a mold remediation job
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Monthly
Remove housing, in order to locate the coils, catch basin, float shaft, and drain
hose.
• Check coils, and clean when visibly dirty. Dirty coils can cause the unit to over
heat.
1. Unplug unit
2. Remove housing, locate coils and allow coils to dry if wet.
3. Vacuum both sides of the coils until clean, being careful not to let the
nozzle touch the fins; as that may cause damage by bending them.
4. Remove dirt with an aluminum evaporator coil comb available from a
refrigeration supply outlet. Follow product directions.
5. If a sticky oil residue remains on the coils, use a squirt bottle to flush the
coil using a small amount of detergent.
• Check catch basin tray, and clean when dirt and debris are present.
1. wipe clean with a rag.
• Check drain hose.
1. Look for obstructions. Disconnect and clear any debris present.
2. Reattach gravity drain hose.
• Inspect filter cover (this can be done without removing the housing).
1. Vacuum off any visible dirt, or wash with mild soap and water.
2. Let dry and put back in place.
Annually
Have the pump system inspected.
1. Call a the Dri-Eaz Service Department, and they’ll help locate a Service
Center near you 1-888-867-3235.
2. To inspect the pump system yourself, use the detailed instruction
located at www.dri-eaz.com in the Service section. Once there, click
“repairs” on the left menu and select Trouble shooting a leaky pump.
Be sure to follow the directions specific to the Evolution. If you have
questions as you go through the process, call a Dri-Eaz Service associate for assistance at 888-867-3235.
3. To access the Evolution LGR pump, remove the four bolts located at the
bottom of the unit. Use a 3/8 nut driver or socket (Diagrams 4 & 6).
Diagram 4
Evolution LGR
Diagram 6
Diagram 5
Location of blower
Pump removal, location of 4
bolts
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TROUBLESHOOTING
For any problems not listed below, call your local distributor or contact our Service Department toll free at 888-8673235.
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Unit does not operate
SSSOLUTION
No power to machine
Switch not turned on
Unit needs 5 minutes before restart
Overload preventing start up
Plug in the unit; check power at outlet.
Turn on switch.
Switch off unit, wait 5 minutes before starting.
Reduce room temperature below 90° F (32° C).
Blower wheel not turning
Obstructed blower
Loose blower wheel set screw
Remove obstruction.
Tighten Screw.
Unit operating, but room not dry
Not enough time to dry
Poor air movement in room
Excessive air infiltration
Room temperature too low
Allow more time for drying.
Increase airmovement with TurboDryers.
Reduce airflow into the area being dried.
Increase room temperature.
Unit collects little water
Room air is dry
Room temperature too low
Airflow through unit restricted
Check humidity with hygrometer.
Inrease the room temperature.
check filter and coils, clean if debris.
Pump does not function
Stuck float valve
Clean float valve shaft.
Compressor will not start
Unit continuously in defrost
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
TYPE
HEIGHT
EVOLUTION LGR
CONTROLS
F292
LOW GRAIN REFRIGERANT HOUR METER
33.5" (85 CM)
WATER PUMP-OUT
WIDTH
20.7" (52.5 CM)
DRAIN HOSE LENGTH 40 FT (12.2 M)
DEPTH
USE WEIGHT
20.7" (52.5 CM)
92 LB (42 KG)
AIR FILTER
WHEELS
3M™ HIGH AIRFLOW*
SEMI-PNEUMATIC
WATER REMOVAL AHAM
70 PINTS/DAY (33 LTR)
HANDLE
COLLAPSIBLE METAL
80° F/20% RH 7 PINTS
HOUSING
ROTOMOLDED
OPERATING RANGE
COMPRESSOR TYPE
33° - 90° F (1° - 32° C)
5,595 BTU ROTARY
POWER 115V
CORD LENGTH
5.6 AMPS
25 FT (7.6 M)
DEFROST TYPE
PROCESS AIR
HOT-GAS BYPASS
160 CFM (272 CMH)
SAFETY MARKS
UL
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TOUCHPAD
YES
CENTRIFUGAL
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