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18000 BTU
Room Air Conditioner
with Heat Pump
OPERATING AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
Model: KC-45H
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operation, please read this manual and keep it for
future reference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION……………………………..…………………………………….…................................1
SAFETY INFORMATION………………………………………………....…………........…..……...….1-2
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS…………………………………...………..………..…...............……2-3
NORMAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE……………………………………………….…..………..…3-5
GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS…………………………………………………….......……..5
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS………………………………………………..……….………..…6-11
OPERATING CONTROLS……………………………………………………………………..…………12
BEFORE CALLING SERVICE………………………………………………….…………..……………13
WHEN SERVICE IS REQUIRED………………………………………………………...........…………14
ANY QUESTIONS?…………………………………………………………………….……....…………14
THROUGH-THE-WALL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS..…………………………………......15-16
SPECIFICATION.……………………………………………………………………………....…………17
WARRANTY…………………………………………………………………………………....………...18
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Introduction
Room air conditioners cool, dehumidify, and filter air inside your home. Heat pump and electric heat models
offer both heating and cooling. Opening sections of manual provide general information for all room air
conditioner models. Operating Controls section describes operation of controls for each model. After reading
the opening sections, turn to Operating Controls section and find the panel layout that matches the model of
your unit.
Read entire manual thoroughly before beginning installation and operation of your new room air conditioner.
Be sure you have all necessary tools and materials on hand for the job. Study illustrations to familiarize
yourself with important details of the installation process. Review manual for operating instructions.
NOTE
1. Mechanical experience is required to install air conditioner.
2. Installation can take from 1 to 3 hours, depending on installer’s knowledge and skill.
3. If you encounter problems during installation, call our Technical Support and Warranty Service line at
1-888-8-SOLEUS. If your problem cannot be resolved by phone, contact an authorized Soleus Air
brand servicer. Contact and service will be at your expense.
Safety Information
Be sure electrical service is adequate for chosen model of air conditioner. Complete electrical rating for unit is
found on serial plate located behind front grille. Electrical outlet must be close enough to unit for power cord to
reach without strain. Air conditioner should be the only appliance on individual circuit.
For personal safety and to avoid possible damage to appliance or home, observe all safety instructions
highlighted by symbol shown below.
RECOGNIZE THIS SYMBOL AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION.
After installing unit, reread instructions to ensure each step is complete and that all parts are fastened in place.
For best results and to minimize installation time, perform all procedures in the order shown.
To prevent heat related illness or death, do not use this device for unattended
cooling of persons or animals unable to react to product failure. Failure of
unattended air conditioner may result in extreme heat in area intended for cooling,
causing heat related illness or death of persons or animals.
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WARNING
WARNING
To avoid death, personal injury or property
damage due to electrical shock:
HIGH TEMPERATURE STRESS HAZARD
This room air conditioner is not meant to
provide unattended cooling or life support
for persons or animals that are unable to
react to failure of the product.
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The failure of an unattended air conditioner
may result in extreme heat in the conditioned space causing overheating or
death of persons or animals.
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Precautions must be taken to ward off or
guard against such an occurrence.
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Unpacking
Unpack and visually inspect the unit. Report any damage to
the delivering carrier immediately. Remove and discard all
packing material. On some models the air conditioner front
and/or mounting kit hardware may be packed separately.
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Record the model, serial and manufacturing numbers of your
unit in the space provided below. This information is found on
a nameplate visible after the front of the air conditioner has
been removed. The rated voltage, amperage and capacity for
your specific model can also be found on this nameplate.
Read the warranty packaged with the unit. Keep the warranty
and a copy of your sales receipt for future reference. You may
also want to record in the space provided the date purchased
and the selling dealer.
Electrical Requirements
Grounding Instructions
This appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug
for protection against possible shock hazards. If a two-prong
wall receptacle is encountered, the customer is required to
contact a qualified electrician and have the two-prong wall
receptacle replaced with a properly grounded three-prong
wall receptacle in accordance with the National Electrical
Code.
OWNER'S PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
Room air conditioners are designed to operate according to
requirements on the nameplate and as shown in Table 1.
Fuse or circuit breaker ratings must be according to the fuse
instruction label and as shown in Table 1. Do not plug models
marked “Use on Single Outlet Circuit Only” into a circuit with
another appliance or light fixture.
MANUFACTURING NUMBER
Owner's Name
Address
City
State
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Zip
Receptacle Wiring
Receptacle wiring must be of adequate size for unit. Refer
to unit identification plate for exact power requirements.
Minimum size of wiring, based on power requirements, is:
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Date of Purchase
Units up to 20 amps:
20–30 amp units:
Authorized Dealer
Address
City
(
State
Observe all local codes and ordinances.
Disconnect electrical power to unit before servicing.
Ground appliance properly.
Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure this appliance is properly grounded.
DO NOT ground to gas line.
DO NOT ground to cold water pipe if pipe is
interrupted by plastic, non-metallic gaskets, or
other insulating (non-conducting) materials.
DO NOT modify plug on power cord. If plug
does not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet
installed by qualified electrician.
DO NOT have a fuse in the neutral or ground
circuit. A fuse in the neutral or ground circuit
could result in an electrical shock.
DO NOT use an extension cord with this appliance.
DO NOT use an adapter plug with this appliance.
DO NOT pinch power cord.
DO NOT REMOVE warning tag from power cord.
12 gauge
10 gauge
LCDI or AFCI Power Cords
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Electric
Code (NEC) now require power cords that sense current
leakage and can open the electrical circuit to the unit. In the
Zip
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Phone Number
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Unit Plug
Type
Receptacle
Required
Room Heat Pumps
Circuit Rating, Voltage
Breaker, Time Rating On
Delay Fuse
Nameplate
NEMA No. 5-15P NEMA No. 5-15R 125V-15AMP
115V
NEMA No. 6-15P NEMA No. 6-15R 250V-15AMP
230/208V rated
at 12 amperes or
less
NEMA No. 6-20P NEMA No. 6-20R 250V-20AMP
230/208V rated
over 12 amperes,
but not more than
16 amperes
NEMA No. 6-30P NEMA No. 6-30R 250V-30AMP
208V rated over
16 amperes, but
not more than
24 amperes
Heat pumps work by moving heat instead of creating it. In the
summer, the cool indoor coil absorbs heat from your room
and moves it outdoors, providing cooling. In the winter, heat
pumps reverse this operation. By lowering the temperature
of the outdoor coil below the outdoor temperature, the heat
pump absorbs the heat from outdoors and moves it inside
your house. This heat transferring process is very efficient.
For example, at 45°F outdoor temperature, a heat pump can
provide 2 ½ watts of heat for every watt of electricity it
consumes.
As outdoor temperatures drop, the heating capacity and
efficiency of the heat pump declines. At temperatures below
45°F, it is likely that ice will form on the outdoor coil. Heat
pump units are designed to operate as a heat pump above
approximately 40°F. Below 40°F, these units switch automatically from reverse cycle heat pump to auxiliary electric
heating. No defrost is required. There is no minimum
operating temperature.
event, the unit does not operate, check the reset button
located on or near the head of the power cord as part of the
normal troubleshooting procedure.
Normal Care and Maintenance
WARNING
Use copper wire only. Consumer’s responsibility is to provide
proper and adequate receptacle wiring that conforms to all
applicable codes. All wiring should be installed by qualified
electrician.
To avoid property damage, personal injury
or death due to electrical shock, turn fan
control OFF and remove plug from wall
outlet before inspecting unit or performing
maintenance.
Installation
Complete step-by-step installation instructions are furnished
with your unit. These instructions will be found on a separate
page included with this manual or in the mounting kit
assembly. Follow these instructions carefully. Keep these
instructions with this manual for future reference. Your unit
will be one of the following three designs:
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Annual Inspection
It is suggested that your unit be inspected by your dealer or
servicer once a year. It is advisable to have the outer case
removed and the unit thoroughly cleaned.
Unit with a window mounting kit
These models are designed for mounting though an
opening in a wall. These units can be adapted to
window installation by using the optional window mounting kit supplied with your unit.
Unit without a window mounting kit
No window mounting kit is supplied with the unit.
These models are designed for mounting through an
opening in a wall. These units can be adapted to
window installation by purchasing an optional window
mounting kit. Consult your dealer to choose the kit that
is appropriate for your model and installation.
Unit with a separate sleeve
Some Builder models are designed such that the outer
case and the chassis can be purchased separately.
Through-the-wall installation instructions are included
with the outer case. These models can be adapted to
window installation by purchasing an optional mounting kit.
Note: The life of your unit may be greatly reduced if you live
in a salt air or other corrosive type environment. Under these
conditions, the unit should be removed from its case and
completely cleaned at least once a year. At that time any
scratches or blisters on the painted surfaces should be
sanded and repainted. Placing an algaecide tablet in the
outdoor side of the unit’s basepan is suggested in humid
areas where algae formation is common.
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Front Grille and Filter Removal
The front contains a removable grille that provides easy
access to the air filter. To clean the filter use one of the
following methods for filter removal:
Optional Charcoal Air Filter Installation
Remove charcoal air filter from plastic bag. Insert three tabs
on right side of filter into three slots on filter frame. Carefully
bow middle of filter until two tabs on filter can be inserted into
two slots on filter frame. Relax bow.
METHOD ONE
Grasp filter handle and slide filter out of unit.
Reinstall air filter and grille by reversing removal procedure.
Front Grille and Cabinet Cleaning
Grille and cabinet may be cleaned with warm water and mild
soap or detergent. Cleaning and polishing compounds are
not recommended, as they may damage plastic surfaces.
Air Filter Cleaning
A dirty air filter reduces operating efficiency of unit. Filter
should be inspected at least once every week during operation. Clean filter with vacuum cleaner or wash in warm water
and mild detergent. Filter should be thoroughly dried before
replacing in unit. Do not operate unit without filter in place.
Fan Motor Care
The fan motor is permanently lubricated for long life. There is
no need to oil the motor.
Slide-out Chassis Removal from Outer Case
1. Remove front grille by sliding grille to left and pulling out.
2. Remove air filter by sliding to left.
3. Remove four screws holding plastic front to unit and
remove front.
4. If the unit has a screw holding the basepan clip to the
chassis, remove the screw.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of personal injury be
sure to have sufficient help when moving
your unit. A room air conditioner can
weigh between 70 and 240 pounds.
5. Using basepan handle, pull chassis straight out, slowly
and evenly, until approximately 9-12 inches extends
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from outer case. Use both hands to grasp basepan and
pull remaining chassis from outer case.
PLASTIC FRONT
BASEPAN
CLIP
Drain Cup Installation and Use
Your air conditioner uses a system where the water removed
from the indoor air (condensate) is channeled to the outdoor
side of the unit. The outdoor fan blade has a “slinger” ring
attached to it that dips into the water and slings the water onto
the outdoor coil surface. This is the sound of water you hear
during normal operation. The water quickly evaporates on
this warm surface and improves the efficiency of your air
conditioner. In normal conditions the unit can evaporate the
water as fast as it is removed from the indoor air.
However, in very humid conditions excess amounts of water
may drip off the unit chassis. If this proves to be a problem,
install the condensate drain cup included with the unit to
route excess water where it would not be a problem (see
illustration below).
To install, remove the unit chassis from the outer case. Insert
the condensate drain cup through the recessed ½” hole on
the right side bottom flange of the outer case. Once inserted,
place a ½” diameter hose or tube on the drain cup bottom
spout. The hose allows you to route where you want the
excess water to go. Reinsert the unit chassis into the outer
case. The unit basepan overflow hole will be positioned
directly above the drain cup and will catch any water that
might run out.
CHASSIS
NOTE: Basepan clip is shipped in plastic bag with mounting
screw and condensate drain cup. Install clip after reinserting
chassis into outer case to prevent accidental chassis removal.
General Operating Instructions
While operation of all units is similar, controls vary slightly
from model to model. Operating Controls section shows
control panel of unit purchased and gives detailed information
about operation of controls.
Initial Start-Up and Cooling
Select the highest fan speed and set temperature control to
its coldest position. When the desired temperature is
reached, slowly move the temperature control toward a
warmer setting until the compressor shuts off. The thermostat will then cycle the compressor on and off to maintain this
selected temperature. Adjust the fan speed for desired air
circulation.
Outer Case
Condensate
Drain Cup
BAFFLES
1/2" Diameter
Hose
Switchover Thermostat Control
Emergency heat switch overrides heat pump (compressor)
and starts auxiliary electrical heater. When switch is ON,
heat pump is locked out.
OUTDOOR
LOUVERS
INDOOR
GRILLE
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Changing Airflow Direction Baffles
Airflow on unit may be diverted left or right from center by
baffles. Upward and downward air discharge is provided by
tilting louvers. Adjust baffles and tilt louvers for desired
airflow pattern.
Use emergency switch only when heat pump fails to
provide adequate heat. Cause of heat pump malfunction should be determined by authorized servicer. Cost
of operating unit will increase when emergency heat
switch is engaged.
To access and engage emergency switch:
1. Remove front grille, air filter, and plastic front, as described in Installation Instructions.
2. Remove basepan clip.
3. Slide chassis out of case about two inches.
4. Locate access hole for emergency switch above label on
right front of control box.
5. To start emergency heat, insert flathead screwdriver into
slot and turn counterclockwise until switch-stop is reached.
Airflow Around Unit
Check the indoor grille and outdoor louvers for obstructions to
airflow. Do not block the airflow to and from the unit. If air is
obstructed and/or deflected back into the unit, the air
conditioner’s compressor may cycle on and off rapidly. This
could damage your unit.
6. Return chassis to case.
7. Replace basepan clip, plastic front, air filter, and front
grille.
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Installation Instructions
Questions? Soleus Air Technical Support and Warranty Service line 1-888-8-SOLEUS.
CAUTION:
BEFOR E YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord.
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Do not change the plug on the power cord of this air
conditioner.
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IMPORTANT — Save these instructions for
local inspector's use.
IMPORTANT — Observe all governing codes
and ordinances.
Note to Installer — Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer — Keep these instructions for
future reference.
Skill level — Installation of this appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
Completion time — Approximately 1 hour
We recommend that two people install this
product.
Proper installation is the responsibility of the
installer.
Product failure due to improper installation is not
covered under the Warranty.
Aluminum house wiring may present special problems
—consult a qualified electrician.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
The 3-prong grounding plug minimizes the possibility
of electric shock hazard. If the wall outlet you plan to
use is only a 2-prong outlet, it is your responsibility to
have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong
wall outlet.
Some models require 230/208-volt a.c.,
protected with a time delay fuse or circuit
breaker. These models should be installed
on their own single branch circuit for
best performance and to prevent
overloading house or apartment wiring
circuits, which could cause a possible
fire hazard from overheating wires.
Power cord includes a current interrupter device. A
test and reset button is provided on the plug case.
The device should be tested on a periodic basis by
first pressing the TEST button and then the RESET
button. If the TEST button does not trip or if the
RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue use
of the air conditioner and contact a qualified service
technician.
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Installation Instruction (Continuous)
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Installation Instructions (Continuous)
3. REMOVE THE AIR CONDITIONER FROM
THE CASE
1. WINDOW REQUIREMENTS
• These instructions are for a standard double-hung
window. You will need to modify them for other
types of windows.
• The air conditioner can be installed without the
accordion panels if needed to fit in a narrow
window. See the window opening dimensions.
• All supporting parts must be secured to firm wood,
masonry or metal.
• The electrical outlet must be within reach of the
power cord.
A. Remove the locking screw and locking
bracket from the lower frame. Save to
reinstall later.
B. Remove the ground screw and save to
reinstall later.
C.
Slide the air conditioner from the case by gripping the
base pan handle and pulling forward while bracing the
case.
2. STORM WINDOW REQUIREMENTS
A storm window frame will not allow the air
conditioner to tilt toward the outside, and will keep it
from draining properly. To adjust for this, attach a
piece of wood to the stool.
4. PREPARE THE WINDOW
WOOD PIECES WIDTH: 2"
LENGTH: Long enough to fit inside the window frame.
THICKNESS: To determine the thickness, place a
Cut the window sash seal to the proper length. Peel
off the backing and attach the seal to the underside of
the window sash.
piece of wood on the stool to make it 1/2" higher than
the top of the storm window frame.
Attach securely with nails or screws provided by the
installer.
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Installation Instructions (Continuous)
6. INSTALL THE CASE IN THE WINDOW
5. PREPARE THE CASE
A. Carefully slide the case into the window and
center the case. Lower the window behind
the top mounting rail. Pull the bottom of the
case forward so that the bottom mounting rail
is tight against the back of the window stool.
Mount the case to the window sill using 4
type E screws. Drill pilot holes, if necessary.
A. Install the top mounting rail with 4 type B
screws from the inside of the case.
B. Insert the frames for the accordion panels
into the top mounting rail and the bottom
frame guides. Attach the accordion panels to
the side of the case using 3 type A screws on
each side.
Note: When attaching the accordion panels,
make sure to only screw the inner panels to the
case sides.
B. Make sure the bolts and nuts are all of the
way in both the left and right V-supports.
C. Position the V-supports on the case bottom
so that they will be near the outside wall.
Attach a V-support to each side of the bottom
of the case using type C screws, 3 on each
side.
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Installation Instructions (Continuous)
7. INSTALL SUPPORT BRACKETS AND THE
FOAM TOP WINDOW GAS KET
6. INSTALL THE CASE IN THE WINDOW
(cont.)
A. Attach the support brackets with two type D
screws, one on each side.
D. Adjust the leveling bolts and nuts against the
outside wall so that the case has a slight tilt to
the outside. Tighten nuts with an adjustable
wrench. Use a level; about a 1/2 bubble will
be the correct case slant to the outside.
B. Cut the foam top window gasket to the
window width.
C. Stuff the foam between the glass and the
window to prevent air and insects from
getting into the room.
E. Use a wood block (not supplied) between the
leveling bolts and the wall if the wall is weak
or if the weight of the air conditioner falls
between the studs in the wall.
F. Extend the left and right accordion panels to
the vertical window sashes. Drill pilot holes
and attach the top and bottom corners with 4
type D screws.
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Installation Instructions (Continuous)
8. INSTALL THE AIR CONDITIONER IN THE
CASE
8. INSTALL THE AIR CONDITIONER IN THE
CASE (cont.)
A. Slide the air conditioner into the case. Do not
push on the controls or the finned coils. Make
sure the air conditioner is firmly seated.
G. Pull the coiled power cord from its shipped
position in the air discharge area. Attach the
front grille frame to the case by inserting the
tabs on the grille frame into the slots on the
front top of the case. Push the grille frame in.
And install the 2 side screws at bottom left
and right side of front panel.
B. Reinstall the locking bracket and screw
removed earlier.
H. Secure the front grille frame to the case with
one type C screw.
C. Reconnect the ground wire to the air
conditioner using the screw removed earlier.
IMPORTANT: The ground wire must be
reinstalled to ensure a proper ground.
D. Remove the front grille from its box and
remove the shipping tape.
E. Grasp the inlet grille at the bottom corners
and pull it forward. Unhook it from its top
hinges and set it aside.
F. Using the tab, pull up slightly on the filter to
release it and pull it down and out.
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I.
Reinstall the filter.
J.
Reinstall the inlet grille. J Connect power.
Operating Controls
COMFORT ZONETM AND HEAT PUMP MODELS
Fan Control
OFF – Completely shuts off the unit. To prevent blowing
fuses, wait two minutes after turning the unit off before
turning it on again.
LOW COOL – Filters and circulates room air with the fan
running continuously on low speed. Also cools and dehumidifies while the compressor is running. Select this setting
for quiet cooling operation.
HIGH COOL – Filters and circulates room air with the fan
running continuously on high speed. Also cools and dehumidifies while the compressor is running. Select this setting
for maximum air circulation and cooling effect.
LOW HEAT – Filters and circulates room air with the fan
running continuously on low speed. Also heats while the
compressor or electric heat is running. Select this setting for
quiet heating operation.
HIGH HEAT – Filters and circulates room air with the fan
running continuously on high speed. Also heats while the
compressor or electric heater is running. Select this setting
for maximum air circulation and heating effect.
FAN ONLY– Select this setting for circulating or exhausting
room air without cooling.
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Temperature Control
Slide this control to the left for a warmer room temperature,
to the right for a cooler room temperature.
Vent Control
Choose one of the following two settings by sliding the vent
control under the appropriate marking:
EXHAUST – Exhausts room air to the outdoors. Also
circulates and filters room air. This position can be used to
exhaust stale or smoky air. To conserve energy, it is advised
that the Fan Control be in the Fan Only setting when using
this feature.
CLOSED – Exhaust damper is closed. Unit circulates and
filters room air. This position should be used for normal
cooling operation.
Before Calling Service
WARNING
To reduce the risk of electric shock, personal injury, or death, turn the fan control to the
off position and remove the unit plug from the wall outlet before doing any inspection or
maintenance work.
The following is a list of problems that are sometimes encountered when using a room air conditioner. Possible cause and
suggested remedies are given for each problem.
If the problem cannot be fixed using the suggested remedies, see WHEN SERVICE IS REQUIRED section.
PROBLEM
UNIT WILL NOT RUN
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SUGGESTED REMEDY
No power to unit
Push reset button on power cord.
Set Fan Control to position other than OFF.
Make sure plug is firmly seated in outlet.
Check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers.
LITTLE OR NO COOLING
Fresh air/exhaust damper open
Set vent to CLOSED.
LITTLE OR NO HEATING
(fan and compressor run)
Obstructed indoor or outdoor airflow
Remove obstruction from indoor grille or outdoor louvers.
Dirty air filters
Dirty air filter. Clean or replace, as needed.
Unit undersized for application
Check with dealer to determine proper capacity unit for application.
Temperature Control not set properly
For cooling, turn Temperature Control to cooler setting.
LITTLE OR NO COOLING
For heating, turn Temperature Control to warmer setting.
LITTLE OR NO HEATING
(only fan runs)
NOISY UNIT
Loose front on mounting assembly
Tighten any loose parts.
Weak building construction
Provide additional support for unit.
Water hitting fan blade
Normal in high humidity. Stop noise by removing drain plug or
adding condensate drain cup.
Unit oversized for application:
compressor cycles on and off frequently
Check with dealer to determine proper capacity unit for application.
MOUNTING SUPPORT NOT
INSTALLED
Storm window frame installed in window
Some models require removal of storm window frame before
installation.
FROST ON INDOOR COIL
Dirty air filter
Clean air filter by vacuuming or washing with water and mild soap.
Normal for low outdoor temperatures
Turning Temperature Control to warmer setting reduces occurrence
and duration of frost.
FROST ON OUTDOOR COIL
(heat pump models only)
Normal for outdoor temperatures at or
below 45°F
Call for service only if unit does not heat room and you have
checked all problems and remedies listed under LITTLE OR NO
HEATING.
ODORS IN COOLING
Mold, mildew, or algae formation on wet
surfaces
To reduce algae growth, use algaecide tablet in base pan; remove
drain plug; add condensate drain cup and hose. Thoroughly clean
unit.
ODORS IN HEATING
Normal for first time electric heater is
used each season
Caused by dust accumulation during unused months.
Odor dissipates quickly with heater use.
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When Service Is Required
Any Questions?
Your room air conditioner dealer can give you the
name of your nearest Authorized Service Center.
Help them give you prompt service by providing:
Most of your questions can be answered by your local
Soleus Air brand dealer. Check with your dealer first if
you need any further information regarding the
operation, maintenance, or service of your unit. Then,
if you should have any matters which are not resolved
locally.
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An accurate description of problem.
Complete model, serial, and manufacturing (P)
numbers from serial plate.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt) upon request.
Repair by unauthorized servicer that results in
subsequent failure of unit voids warranty. Warranty
details are contained in warranty certificate enclosed
with unit.
CONSUMER INFORMATION LINE
1-888-8-SOLEUS
(Technical Support and Warranty Service)
Keep accurate records of service calls, including what
was done, servicer’s name, and date of service.
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Thru-wall Installation Instructions
Kit RS100 for Soleus Air brand Compact Room Air Conditioner
Introduction
General Instructions
This instruction sheet provides guidelines for
installing a compact air conditioner through an
outside wall.
All Soleus Air brand Compact Room Air Conditioners
feature a slide-out chassis. Chassis and front cover
must be removed from outer case for installation.
Installing an air conditioner through a wall requires
extensive carpentry and/or masonry experience.
Thru-wall installations performed by inexperienced or
unqualified individuals can result in costly damage to
home.
In order to reinstall the chassis and reattach the air
conditioner front cover, the installed outer case must
be square and level from side to side. Use wood
shims between sides of case and finished opening–
especially where case is secured to opening–to
prevent warping or distorting. Check installed case for
distortion using carpenter’s square.
Air Conditioner Dimensions
The following figures show the outside dimensions of
air conditioner with chassis installed, and
dimensions of outer case with chassis removed.
A finished opening 26 1/8 - inches wide x 17-inches
high is recommended. The lower left inside corner of
opening must be within 5 feet of an appropriate
electrical outlet (see Use and Care manual for
electrical requirements.)
When wall thickness exceeds 9 -inches, opening
must be modified to allow air to enter side louvers on
case (see special instructions on back ). Do not
install air conditioner in walls thicker than 11 2/5 inches.
Air Conditioner Dimensions
(with chassis installed)
Dimensions of Finished Opening
Masonry Construction
See CAUTION under General Instructions. In
masonry walls, cut or build a finished opening 17inches high by 261/8-inches wide. When case is
properly positioned in opening, secure it in place
with mortar or concrete nails driven through holes in
sides of outer case (shim case and predrill holes
before securing with nails).
Outer Case Dimensions
(chassis removed)
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Brick Veneer or Frame Wall Construction.
See CAUTION under General Instructions. Cut or build
rough opening large enough to allow a framed, finished
opening 17-inches high and 261/8-inches wide. When case
is properly positioned in opening, secure it to framing
material with nails or screws driven through holes in sides
of outer case (shim case and predrill holes before
securing).
When case is properly positioned in opening, use wood
shims to fill any gaps between case and finished opening,
especially in area where case will be secured to opening.
Take care not to warp or distort case when installing
shims. For condensate drainage, install drainage cup in
drain hole on baseplate of case.
Outercase must project
a minimum ¾"
beyond inside wall
or molding to attach front frame
Lintel and
flashing
(if required)
Framing
lumber
17"
9"
Front of outer case
to side air louvers
I nstall
case
with 3/8"
slope to outside
for condensate
drainage
261/8"
Framed/Finished Opening
(brick veneer or frame wall construction)
Caulk all
sides
Optional
molding
(not provided)
Placement of Outer Case in Opening
Place outer case in opening, flush against one side of
opening. Use carpenter’s level and ensure case is level
from side to side and has a 3/8-inch slope from front to back
(back of case must be 3/8-inch lower than front to ensure
proper condensate drainage). If needed, use shims to level
case (from side to side) and to obtain proper back slope.
Front of case must project ¾-inch (minimum) beyond
inside wall in order to attach air conditioner front frame. If
framing indoor side of opening with wood molding (or other
decorative material), extend outer case ¾-inch beyond
molding.
Installed Case
(brick veneer or frame wall construction shown)
Installation in Wall Thicker Than 9-inches
The side louvers in outer case provide ventilation to air
conditioner compressor and fan motor and must not be
blocked. When installing unit in a wall over 9-inches
thick, provisions must be made in wall opening to ensure
free air flow to the side louvers. This can be accomplished
by chamfering the vertical portions of the outside opening
as shown.
Ventilation louvers on top of case must not be obstructed.
Do not attempt to install unit in walls thicker than
112/5-inches.
Front of
outercase
9"
¾" minimum
projection
112/5"
Side air
louvers
(both sides)
4"
26"
4"
34"
Chamfering Walls Thicker Than 9-inches
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Specifications
Model
KC-45H
Cooling Capacity (BTU/HR)
17600/18000
Heating Capacity (BTU/HR)
16500/17000
Electric Heat (BTU/HR)
8600/10700
Rated Voltage
208/230V~
Rated Frequency
60Hz
Design Pressure Lowside
150 P.S.I.
Design Pressure Highside
340 P.S.I.
Cooling AMPS
9.7/8.9
Cooling Watts
1955/2000
Cooling EER
9.0
Heating AMPS
8.8/8.3
Heating Watts
1790/1850
Heating EER
9.2
Electric Heat AMPS
15.6/16
Electric Heat Watts
3600
Air Flow Volume (CFM)
589
Dehumidifying Volume (Pint/Day)
116.7
Refrigerant Charge (Ounce)
R22 / 34.92 OZ
Dimension (W/D/H)(inch)
25.98” X 30.51” X 16.85”
Dimension of Package (W/D/H)(inch)
29.29” X 36.22” X 19.69”
Net Weight /Gross Weight (lbs)
165.3 / 183
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Warranty
Soleus International Inc. warrants the accompanying Soleus Air 18000 BTU Heat Pump Room Air Conditioner
(KC-45H) to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the applications specified in its operation
instruction for the period of parts specified below.
5 YEARS FOR COMPRESSOR
1 YEAR FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
This warranty shall not apply to broken or marred cabinets, accessories, knobs, filters or routine maintenance.
This warranty does not apply to uncrating, setup, installation, removal of the product for repair or reinstallation of
the product after repair.
This warranty does not apply to repairs or replacements necessitated by any cause beyond the control of Soleus
International including, but not limited to, any malfunction, defect or failure caused by or resulting from
unauthorized service or parts, improper maintenance, operation contrary to furnished instructions, shipping or
transit accidents, modification or repair by the user, abuse, misuse, neglect, accident, incorrect power line voltage,
fire, flood or other Acts of God, or normal wear and tear.
Warranty service must be performed by a qualified HVAC contractor. Soleus maintains a centralized service
network to provide parts and assist in resolving service problems if difficulties are encountered. Soleus agrees to
provide service information, sell repair parts and reimburse the dealer /serviceman for parts in accordance with
Soleus International’s Policies and Procedures.
SOLEUS INTERNATIONAL MAINTAINS THAT ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SPECIFIED ABOVE. SOLEUS INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMS ANY LIBILITY FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLEUS
INTERNATIONAL INC.’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE RETAIL VALUE OF THE AIR CONDITIONER.
This warranty covers only new products purchased from our authorized dealers or retailers. It does not cover
internet sales, used, salvaged, or refurbished products.
FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Soleus International Inc.
Tel: 1-888-8 SOLEUS
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, PST
Email: Contact@soleusair.com
Website: www.soleusair.com
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