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Carrier 38TUA User`s manual
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
A GUIDE TO OPERATING AND MAINTAINING YOUR RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING UNIT.
NOTE TO INSTALLER: THIS MANUAL SHOULD BE LEFT WITH THE EQUIPMENT USER.
WELCOME TO EFFICIENT HOME
COOLING COMFORT
! WARNING
Congratulations on your excellent choice and sound investment
in home cooling comfort!
Your new air conditioning unit represents both the latest in engineering development and the culmination of many years of
experience from one of the most reputable manufacturers of
comfort systems.
Your new unit is among the most energy-efficient and reliable
air conditioning products available today. To assure its dependability, spend just a few minutes with this booklet now. Learn
about the operation of your air conditioner, and the small amount
of maintenance it takes to keep it operating at its peak efficiency.
With minimal care, your new air conditioner will provide you and
your family with cool comfort—both now and for years to come.
SAFETY CONSIDERATION
Recognize safety information. This is the safety-alert symbol ! .
When you see this symbol on the unit or in instructions and manuals, be alert to the potential for personal injury.
Understand the signal word DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These words are used with the safety-alert symbol. DANGER identifies the most serious hazards which will result in
severe personal injury or death. WARNING signifies hazards
that could result in personal injury or death. CAUTION is used
to identify unsafe practices which would result in minor personal injury or product and property damage.
! WARNING
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service, maintenance, or use can cause explosion,
fire, electrical shock, or other conditions which
may cause personal injury or property damage.
Consult a qualified installer, service agency, or
your distributor or branch for information or assistance. The qualified installer or agency must
use factory-authorized kits or accessories when
modifying this product.
Fig.1—Typical Split-System Installation
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To prevent personal injury, death, or property
damage, read and follow all instructions and
warnings, including labels shipped with or attached to the unit before operating your new air
conditioner.
YOUR COMFORT SYSTEM
Identifying Your System
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the type of system you
have. This knowledge will be of use in understanding the basic
operation of your new air conditioner.
The split-system type has an indoor and an outdoor unit, each of
which contains a coil. These units are interconnected by refrigerant tubes. (See Fig. 1.)
Each unit has a rating plate affixed to it which provides
necessary information for specific identification of a unit. You
should familiarize yourself with the product, model, and serial
numbers listed on each rating plate. Record them for future reference on the last page of this booklet.
IMPORTANT FACTS
To better protect your investment and to eliminate unnecessary
service calls, familiarize yourself with the following facts:
• Your air conditioning system should never be operated without
a clean air filter properly installed. Plan to inspect the filter periodically. A clogged air filter will increase operating costs and
shorten the life of the unit.
• Supply-air and return-air registers should not be blocked.
Drapes, furniture, and toys are some of the items commonly
found obstructing grilles. Restricted airflow lessens the unit’s efficiency and life span.
• The outdoor unit must have unrestricted airflow. Do not cover
the unit, lean anything against it, or stand on it. Do not allow grass
clippings, leaves, or other debris to accumulate around or on top
of the unit. Maintain a 12-in. minimum clearance between the
outdoor unit and tall grass, vines, shrubs, etc.
• Your multipurpose indoor thermostat is the control center for
your air conditioning system. You should familiarize yourself
with its proper operation. Attempting to control the system by
other means—for instance, switching the electrical supply power
ON and OFF—may cause damage to the unit.
• Thermostat “jiggling” causes rapid-cycling, which is potentially damaging to the compressor. Do not move the temperature
selector on the thermostat for any reason for at least 5 minutes
after the compressor has shut off.
• You may find that you can maintain greater personal comfort
by running the fan continuously. Air pockets can form due to the
structure of the house, placement of registers, etc. These air pockets may be too cool or warm for your liking. Continuous fan operation minimizes any temperature differences. Also, systems
equipped with electronic or mechanical air cleaners and/or
humidifiers offer the added benefits of having the air continuously
cleaned year-round, and humidified during the winter season.
• A system equipped with a heat or energy recovery ventilator
offers the advantage of exhausting stale air from the home and
allowing fresh air in from the outdoors while minimizing heat
loss.
LCD READOUT DISPLAYS
CURRENT ROOM TEMPERATURE,
DESIRED ROOM TEMPERATURE,
UNIT MODE SETTING,
AND FAN MODE SETTING
Thermostat
RESET/FILTER
FAN
UP AND DOWN
BUTTONS INCREASE
OR DECREASE THE
DESIRED TEMPERATURE
SETTINGS
MODE
MODE BUTTON SELECTS
BETWEEN OFF, HEAT,
COOL, AND AUTO OPERATION
RESET FILTER BUTTON
RESTARTS THE TIMER
THAT CALCULATES
THE NEXT AIR FILTER
CHANGE OR CLEANING
FAN BUTTON CHOOSES
BETWEEN ON OR AUTO
FAN OPERATION
Fig. 2—Carrier Non-Programmable Thermostat
thermostats have three controls: a temperature control selector,
a FAN control, and a SYSTEM or MODE control.
The temperature control selector can be a dial, lever, or set of
buttons that allows you to establish the degree of temperature
you wish to maintain for your personal comfort. Some thermostats possess two temperature control selectors: one for setting
the temperature desired for cooling operation, and one for setting the temperature desired for heating operation.
The FAN control offers two options for controlling the indoor
blower: AUTO and ON. When set to AUTO, the blower runs
only while the thermostat operates the cooling or heating equipment. When set to ON, the blower runs continuously—regardless of whether the cooling or heating equipment is operating.
Typically, the SYSTEM or MODE control on your thermostat
offers the following selections: COOL, OFF, and HEAT. Your
thermostat may also have a fourth selection, AUTO. Neither the
cooling nor heating equipment will operate when the SYSTEM
• Your system may also be equipped with a zoning system which
allows individual control over the temperatures of separate areas
of your home.
• Your air conditioner removes humidity from your home during
the cooling season. After a few minutes of operation, you should
be able to see water trickle from the condensate drain of the
cooling coil. Check this occasionally to be sure the drain system
is not clogged. Of course, don’t expect to see much drainage if
you live in a very dry environment.
• Do not operate your unit when outdoor temperatures are below
55°F.
OPERATING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
The operation of your air conditioning system is controlled by
the indoor thermostat. You simply adjust the thermostat and it
maintains the indoor temperature at the level you select. Most
MODE BUTTON SELECTS
BETWEEN OFF, HEAT,
COOL, AND AUTO
OPERATION
PROGRAM BUTTONS
FOR PROGRAMMING
HEATING/COOLING
CYCLES
LCD READOUT DISPLAYS
CURRENT ROOM TEMPERATURE,
DESIRED ROOM TEMPERATURE
OR OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE,
UNIT MODE SETTING,
FAN MODE SETTING,
AND TIME OF DAY
Programmable
Thermostat
COPY PREVIOUS DAY
CHANGE DAY
PROGRAM
MODE
END
FAN
SET TIME/TEMP RESET
RESETFILTER
FILTER
UP AND DOWN
BUTTONS INCREASE
OR DECREASE THE
DESIRED TEMPERATURE
SETTINGS
HOLD
HOLD
FAN BUTTON CHOOSES
BETWEEN ON OR AUTO
FAN OPERATION
SET TIME
BUTTON
HOLD BUTTON MAINTAINS
THE CURRENT TEMPERATURE
AND OVERRIDES PROGRAMMED
TEMPERATURE CHANGES
UNTIL RESET
RESET FILTER BUTTON
RESTARTS THE TIMER
THAT CALCULATES
THE NEXT AIR FILTER
CHANGE OR CLEANING
Fig. 3—Carrier Programmable Thermostat
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HEATING MODE
With the SYSTEM or MODE control of your indoor thermostat
set to HEAT, the heating unit of your home comfort system operates until room temperature is raised to the level you have selected. Of course, the heating unit will have to operate for longer
periods to maintain a comfortable environment on cooler days
and nights than on moderate ones.
Refer to your heating unit User’s Manual for specific information on heating operation.
PERFORMING ROUTINE
MAINTENANCE
With the proper maintenance and care, your air conditioning unit
will operate economically and dependably. Maintenance can be
accomplished easily by referring to the following directions.
However, before performing maintenance, consider these
important safety precautions:
Fig. 4—Main Electrical Disconnect
or MODE control is set to OFF. With the SYSTEM or MODE
control set to COOL, your air conditioner will operate when the
indoor temperature rises above the level that you wish to maintain. With the SYSTEM or MODE control set to HEAT, the heating unit of your home comfort system will operate automatically
when indoor temperature falls below the level that you have
selected.
The AUTO selection found on some thermostats provides for
automatic changeover between cooling and heating equipment
operation. With the SYSTEM or MODE control set to AUTO,
your air conditioner will operate when the indoor temperature
rises above the thermostat cooling temperature setting, or the
heating section will operate when the indoor temperature drops
below the thermostat setting for the heating cycle.
Your thermostat may be PROGRAMMABLE or NON-PROGRAMMABLE. A NON-PROGRAMMABLE thermostat
does not allow the temperature settings to be varied throughout
the day or week without physically changing the settings. A
PROGRAMMABLE thermostat allows various daily temperature changes to be preset. During the winter, for example, you
may wish to set back the temperature of your home at night, then
have the temperature return to normal prior to waking up. The
home’s temperature can then be lowered again during the day
when no one is at home, but again be at peak comfort level when
your family returns home. During the summer, the opposite
changes might be programmed. When properly used, the programming can result in energy savings on your home’s heating
and cooling.
! WARNING
To prevent personal injury or death disconnect
all electrical power to the indoor air handler or
furnace before removing access panels or performing any maintenance. Disconnect power to
both the indoor and outdoor units. NOTE: There
may be more than 1 electrical disconnect switch.
! CAUTION
Although special care has been taken to minimize
sharp edges in the construction of your unit, be
extremely careful when handling parts or reaching into the unit.
CHECK THE AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter will cause excessive strain on the compressor
and blower motor. This can cause the components to overheat
and automatically shut down. In the worst case, these components will fail and need to be replaced. To avoid inefficient or
COOLING MODE
When operating in cooling mode, your air conditioner runs until the
indoor temperature is lowered to the level you have selected. On
extremely hot days, your conditioner will run for longer periods at
a time and have shorter off periods than on moderate days.
The following are typical conditions that add extra heat and/or
humidity to your home and force your cooling unit to work
longer to keep your home comfortable:
• Entrance doors are frequently opened and closed.
• Laundry appliances are being operated.
• A shower is running.
• More than the usual number of people are present in the home.
• More than the normal number of electric lights are in use.
• Drapes are open on the sunny side of the home.
Fig. 5—Removing Filter from Fan Coil Unit
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failed operation of your unit, CHECK THE FILTER(S) EVERY
3 TO 4 WEEKS. Replace filter(s) when necessary, or clean the
filter(s) if you have the reusable type.
Disposable filters should be replaced by similar, new filters of
the same dimensions.
Reusable, permanent filters should be washed in a solution of cold
water and mild detergent, then rinsed and thoroughly dried. THE
FILTER MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE BEING
REINSTALLED. To avoid prolonged shutdown of your unit
while a filter is drying, you should have an extra filter on hand.
This allows you to rotate between the two with minimal downtime
for your comfort system. Extra filters may be purchased from your
dealer.
There are no filters in the outdoor unit of a split-system. If your
indoor unit is a gas or oil furnace, refer to your furnace User’s
Manual for filter location and procedures for replacement or
cleaning.
If your system includes an indoor fan coil unit, the filter may be
located in the unit where it connects with the return-air duct or
plenum. (See Fig. 5.) Remove the filter cover plate by sliding
latches toward center of plate. Lift filter to clear lower flange.
Filter is spring-loaded and will pop out. Reinstall filter, being
certain to secure filter behind lower flange. When reinstalling
cover plate, secure plate behind upper flange then slide tabs outward.
The indoor fan coil unit may be located in the attic. In this
instance the filter could be located behind the return air grille.
Access the filter by removing two screws from return air grille.
If your system includes an electronic air cleaner, refer to air
cleaner user’s manual for proper filter cleaning or replacement.
approximately every 3 months, you will be adding additional life
to your unit. Consult your installing contractor for proper intervals/procedures for your geographic area or service contact.
UNIT SUPPORT
Your split-system outdoor unit should be maintained in a level
position. If its support should shift or settle so that the unit is no
longer level, you should correct the condition. Relevel it promptly to assure that water drains out of the unit. If you notice that
water or ice collects beneath the unit, arrange for it to be drained
away from the unit.
BEFORE YOU REQUEST A
SERVICE CALL
CHECK FOR THESE EASILY SOLVED
PROBLEMS:
• Check the indoor and outdoor disconnect switches. Verify that
circuit breakers are ON or that fuses have not blown.
• Check for sufficient airflow. Check the air filter(s) for any accumulations of dirt. Check for blocked return-air or supply-air registers. Be sure registers are open and unobstructed.
• Check the settings on your indoor thermostat. If you desire
cooling, make sure that the temperature control selector is set
below room temperature and the SYSTEM or MODE control is
set to COOL or AUTO. If you require warmth, make sure that the
temperature control selector is set above room temperature and
the SYSTEM or MODE control is set to HEAT or AUTO. The
FAN control should be set to ON for continuous blower operation
or AUTO if you wish blower to function only while the heating or
cooling equipment is operating.
INDOOR COIL
If your comfort system still fails to operate, turn your system off
and contact your servicing dealer for troubleshooting and
repairs. Specify your apparent problem, and state the model and
serial numbers of your equipment. (You should have them
recorded on the last page of this booklet.) With this information,
your dealer may be able to offer helpful suggestions over the
phone or save valuable time through knowledgeable preparation
for the service call.
If the split-system coil has only been operated with a clean filter
in place, it should require minimal cleaning.
If coil cleaning is required, call your dealer for service. It may
be necessary to clean the coil with a detergent solution and rinse
it with water. This could require the removal of the coil. You
should not attempt this yourself.
OUTDOOR COIL
If grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, and debris are kept away
from the outdoor unit, minimal care should be sufficient to keep
the system functioning properly. For proper drainage, debris
must be removed periodically from the base pan. However, if the
outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a vacuum cleaner with soft brush
attachment to clean the exterior surface. Vacuum coil surface
using an up and down motion. Be careful not to bend or damage
coil fins.
If dirt is deep in the coil, contact your dealer for service. The
outdoor fan motor may have to be disconnected and the top panel
removed to gain access to the coil for thorough cleaning. Do not
attempt this yourself.
REGULAR DEALER MAINTENANCE
In addition to the routine maintenance
that you perform, your home comfort
system should be inspected regularly
by a properly trained service technician. The inspection (preferably each
year, but at least every other year)
should include the following:
• Routine inspection of air filter(s). Replacement or cleaning as
required.
• Inspection and cleaning of the blower wheel, housing, and
motor.
• Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor and outdoor
coils.
• Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, plus the primary and
secondary drain lines. If supplied, the auxiliary drain pan and line
should be inspected at this time. Service should include cleaning
if required.
OUTDOOR COIL—SEA COAST
If your unit is located near the ocean, special maintenance is
required. Ocean mist/breeze carries salt, which is corrosive to
most metals. Although your new unit is made out of galvanized
metal and is protected by top-grade paint, you should take the
precaution of additional maintenance which consists of periodically washing the unit. By washing all exposed surfaces and coil
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FOR THE RECORD
• A check of all electrical wiring and connections.
• A check for secure physical connections of individual components within units.
• Operational check of the air conditioning system to determine
actual working condition. Necessary repair and/or adjustment
should be performed at this time.
Your servicing dealer may offer an economical service contract
that covers seasonal inspections. Ask for further details.
Record the model, product, and serial numbers of your new
equipment in the spaces provided on the last page. This information, along with the other ready-reference facts requested,
will be necessary should you ever require information or service.
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INSTALLATION DATA
MODULAR INDOOR UNIT, if Applicable:
Date Installed
Blower—Product No.
Dealer Name
Model No.
Address
Serial No.
City
State
Zip
Coil—Product No.
Telephone
Model No.
SPLIT-SYSTEM
Serial No.
OUTDOOR UNIT:
Product No.
Heater—Product No.
Model No.
Model No.
Serial No.
Serial No.
ACCESSORIES
INDOOR UNIT OR COIL:
Product No.
Product No.
Product No.
Model No.
Product No.
Serial No.
Product No.
Product No.
HEATING & COOLING
TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON PARTS: Consult your installing dealer or classified section of your local telephone directory under the
“Heating Equipment’’ or “Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems’’ heading for dealer listing by brand name.
Have available the Model No., Series Letter, & Serial No. of your equipment to ensure correct replacement part.
Carrier Corporation
Indianapolis, IN 46231
Manufacturer reserves the right to discontinue, or change at any time, specifications or designs without notice and without incurring obligations.
Copyright 1998 Carrier Corporation
Form: OM38-45
Replaces: OM38-39
Printed in the U.S.A.
0399 11-98
PC 101
Catalog No. 563-757
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