Amcor ALD-1 2 Air Conditioner User Manual

One Year Limited Warranty
Amcor, Inc. (“Amcor”) warrants the original retail purchaser (“Purchaser”) purchasing in the
United States that the Amcor product with which this warranty is enclosed is free from defects
in materials and workmanship.
P O RTA B L E
Amcor’s sole obligation under this warranty is to replace, or at Amcor’s discretion, to repair,
free of charge, all defective parts, for a period of one (1) year from date of original purchase.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY IS SIMILARLY LIMITED TO ONE (1)
YEAR FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE AND NO ACTION BASED UPON ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OTHERWISE MAY BE COMMENCED
AFTER EXPIRATION OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASE.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
Air Conditioner
Owner’s Manual
The provisions of this warranty shall not apply to any product which in Amcor’s judgment has
been (1) subject to misuse or neglect. (2) damaged in an accident. (3) used for a purpose for
which it was not designed, or (4) repaired or altered in any way that adversely affected its
performance or reliability.
For models ALD-12,000E and ALD-1 2,000EH
To obtain warranty service, the defective product or part must be shipped or delivered to:
Amcor’s authorized service center. All postage, insurance and shipping charges are the responsibility
of the Purchaser and are not included in this warranty.
AMCOR NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY PERSON TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY
OTHER ( LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ITS PRODUCTS,THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES
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LOSS OF PARTS, OR USE AT A VOLTAGE OTHER THAN SPECIFIED. Some states do not allow
the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations may not
apply to you.
Amcor disclaims all liabilities for defects or damages caused by use of replacement parts obtained
from or by service at any service center other than Amcor’s authorized service center.
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Product: AMCOR Ultra Clean Portable Air Conditioner Model: ALD-12,000E/EH
Production Code:________
11/2004
QUESTIONS? Call 201-460-8100 · www.amcorgroupusa.com
Amcor Inc. · 685-A Gotham Parkway · Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Made in China
Dear Customer: Please keep this warranty for your record. DO NOT return it.
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Date Purchased:_____________________________________
It is important that you read
these instructions before
using your new purchase and
we strongly recommend that
you keep them in a safe place
for future reference.
Troubleshooting
Table of Contents
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THANK YOU...............................................................................................................................2
The unit doesn’t run or
only runs in fan mode
The unit seems to do little
The unit seems to do nothing
Is the machine plugged in?
Is the electrical outlet working?
Is the room temperature in the working range?
Is the unit in cooling mode or heating mode
rather than auto mode when it will work
according to its own settings?
• Is the water container full?
• Is there direct sunshine? (Please close
the curtains or blinds)
• Are too many windows or doors open?
• Are there too many people in the room?
• Is there something in the room producing
lots of heat?
• Is the room temperature within 5° of the
selected temperature?
• Is the dust filter dirty?
• Is the air intake or outlet blocked up?
• Is the room temperature within
the selected temperature +/-5°F?
The room is not cold enough
• The room being cooled should have proper
insulation. If the unit is used in UN-INSULATED
rooms such as Sunrooms, Garages, or
Attics, ideal cooling might not be attained.
Too noisy
• Is the machine positioned unevenly
so as to create vibration?
• Is the floor underneath the machine uneven?
The compressor doesn’t run
• The overheat protection feature on the
compressor might be on. If this occurs,
wait for the temperature of the unit to drop.
• Is the water container full? Does it need draining?
NEVER TRY TO REPAIR OR DISMANTLE THE UNIT YOURSELF
REPLACEMENT FILTERS:
To purchase Replacement Filters for this unit, contact AMCOR at
1-201-460-8100 and request model number ALD -12,000F
Energy Saving Tips .......................................................................................................................................................2
SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................................3
BEFORE USE.................................................................................................................................4
PARTS ............................................................................................................................................5
Front, Back .....................................................................................................................................................................5
Accessories.....................................................................................................................................................................5
INSTALLATION ..........................................................................................................................6
Window Kit Installation..............................................................................................................................................6
Wall Connection ...........................................................................................................................................................6
Mounting the Exhaust Pipe.......................................................................................................................................7
Cleaning the Filter........................................................................................................................................................7
OPERATION - ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODELS .......................................................8
Control Panel .................................................................................................................................................................8
Setting Mode / Function.............................................................................................................................................8
Auto Mode.....................................................................................................................................................................8
Setting the Temperature.............................................................................................................................................8
Setting Fan Speed ........................................................................................................................................................9
Setting the Timer ..........................................................................................................................................................9
Regulating Airflow Direction ......................................................................................................................................9
DRAINAGE..................................................................................................................................10
By Draining into a Container...................................................................................................................................10
By Water Tube (Continuous Drainage) ..................................................................................................................10
MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................................11
Cleaning the Housing ................................................................................................................................................11
Cleaning the Filter ......................................................................................................................................................11
End of Season Storage ..............................................................................................................................................11
Storing the Power Cord............................................................................................................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING..............................................................................................................12
YOUR GUARANTEE.................................................................................................................14
If this product is defective or not working properly,
please DO NOT return to your retail store.
Please contact us directly for any Service or Technical Assistance at:
1-201-460-8100
Amcor Inc.
685-A Gotham Parkway · Carlstadt, NJ 07072 · www.amcorgroupusa.com
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Drainage
During the process of cooling, some water will be extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water
is used to cool the unit and make it run more efficiently. This is a feature not found in most Portable Air
Conditioners. If the unit is operated in VERY HUMID air, water will collect in the container inside the unit.
If the water container is full, the compressor will stop, but the fan will continue to circulate the air. The
POWER indicator will blink to inform you to empty the internal container. To make the cooling function
work again, please empty the water by one of the following methods:
By the Draining into a Container
Use a Shallow Container or Dish
1. Turn off the unit.
2. Position a flat container or dish under the drain hole.
Do not allow the water to drip continuously into the container,
as it might easily overflow.
3. Remove the drain knob & rubber plug from the drain hole.
The condensed water will drain out automatically.
4. When the container is almost full, replace the rubber plug
into the drain hole to stop the water. Empty the container.
5. Repeat steps 2, 3 & 4 until all the condensed water is emptied.
6. Once all the condensed water has been removed,
replace the rubber plug into the drain hole firmly.
The Full Water indicator should be off now.
7. Replace the drain knob.
Specifications
Model Number
ALD-12,000E
ALD-12,000EH
Cooling Capacity
12,000 BTU/hr
12,000 BTU/hr
Heating Capacity (1)(2)
N/A
12,000 BTU/hr
Power Consumption
950W / 9A
950W / 9A
Humidity Removal Capacity
55 Pts. / Day
55 Pts. / Day
Recommended room size*
400 sq. ft.
400 sq. ft.
Power Supply
120V / 60Hz / 1 Phase
120V / 60Hz / 1 Phase
Compressor
Rotary
Rotary
Refrigerant
R-22
R-22
Fan Speed
2
2
Timer
1-12 hours
1-12 hours
Thermostat
64°F - 90°F
64°F - 90°F
Net Weight
65 lbs.
68 lbs.
Dimensions
16"W x 17"D x 30"H
16"W x 17"D x 30"H
Working Temperature
Cooling: 64°F to 110°F
Cooling: 64°F to 110°F
Heating: 41°F to 81°F
By Water Tube (Continuous Drainage)
1. Remove the drain knob and rubber plug and keep them
for future use.
2. Connect a suitable water tube
(of 3/4" internal diameter - supplied) to the water hole.
The condensed water will drain out automatically.
3. If you want to extend the water tube you can connect
it with another tube (outside diameter 3/4").
Special Caution for Heating Function!
While using the heating function, please note:
1. Install the exhaust pipe securely in order to exhaust
the cool air to the outside (please see page 6).
2. Use the continuous drainage option as described above.
3. The warmer the outside air the more heat will be
pumped into the room. Working range for heat pump
function is 41°F to 81°F. When used in room temperatures
outside this range, the unit may not function properly.
4. While using the heating function during low temperatures,
sometimes the heating will stop for a while in order to melt the
internal frost. When this occurs, just wait for heating to resume.
This is normal for compressor operated devices.
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REMARKS:
1. The data may vary, please refer to the rating label on the back of the unit.
2. The above conditions are measured at:
Cooling - Indoor: RT 81°F, RH 60%
Heating - Indoor: RT 68°F, RH 60%
* Uninsulated rooms such as sunrooms, garages, or attics should be less than 400 sq. ft.
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Operation - Electronic Control Models
Cool
Control Panel
Set Temp. Low Fan
Fan Only
Auto
Room
Temp.
High
Fan
Parts
Timer
Not available
on all units Power
Mode:
AC or Fan
Temp. Up
Timer
On / Off
Temp. Down
Fan Speed:
High / Low
Not available on all units
Setting Mode/Function
Press the MODE button to select the required working mode: Automatic, Cooling, Fan or Heating (Heating is only
available for ALD-12,000EH). The green indicator illustrating your selected mode lights up. It is recommended to
select Cooling or Heating mode and set your desired temperature, as the Auto mode has a preset temperature (please
see below) that cannot be changed.
The indicators of the functions in progress come on at the same time, e.g. Cool and Lo = Cooling mode with Low fan speed.
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3.
4.
Control Panel
Cooling Air Outlet
Handle
Castors
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6.
7.
8.
9.
Auto Mode
When this mode is selected, the unit is preset to the following temperature settings and unit will only start to:
• Cool when room temperature is higher than 75ºF
• Heat when room temperature is lower than 68ºF (ALD-12,000EH only)
If room temperature is between 68ºF and 75ºF, unit will stay in Fan mode. Again, when in Auto Mode, the temperature
settings cannot be changed.
Setting the Temperature in Cooling or Heating Mode
The display window’s default is to display the ambient room temperature. The green indicator light under RT is on.
(RT = Room Temperature)
To set your desired temperature, press the Temperature up or down buttons (ranging from 64ºF to 90ºF). Each press
will increase or decrease your set temperature by 1ºF. When pressing the temperature up or down buttons, the
window will change to display your set temperature. At this time, the green indicator will light under ST (Set
Temperature). Once the temperature up or down buttons is released, the window will return to displaying the
ambient temperature after a second.
Note: When unit is in the following modes: Auto, Cool, or Heat - the compressor will cool/heat the room to reach
the set temperature. Once the ambient temperature has reached the set temperature, the compressor will stop and
unit will run in Fan mode. To conserve energy, the compressor will not start immediately after a couple degrees
increase or decrease, but will wait for a 5ºF allowance. For example:
In Cooling Mode with a set temperature of 70ºF
When compressor first stops after reaching 70ºF, unit will auto-switch to Fan.
Compressor will start cooling again when ambient temperature increases to 75ºF or above.
In Heating Mode with a set temperature of 72ºF
When compressor first stops after reaching 72ºF, unit will auto-switch to Fan.
Compressor will start heating again when ambient temperature drops to 67ºF or below.
In Auto Mode (with preset temperature of 68ºF for heat and 75ºF for cool)
Compressor will start cooling again when ambient temperature reaches above 80ºF or will start heating when
ambient temperature drops below 63ºF.
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Air Filter
Air Inlet
Exhaust Air Outlet
Cord Hanger
Water Stopper (Rubber Plug Inside)
Accessories
10. Adaptor - for insertion over the
hose and into the back of the
air conditioner
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11. Exhaust Hose
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12. Foam Strip - for filling the open
window space and with a hole for
connection to the exhaust hose
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13. Foam Strip - for filling the open
window space
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14. Round Connector - to be used
between hose and window kit or
between hose and wall
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15. Cap for Round Connector
16. Remote Control
(Electronic control models only)
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Installation
Installation
Window Kit Installation
This unit is a portable air conditioner. It can be moved from room to room so that the cooling
can follow you anywhere. Fitting the exhaust hose is easy, through a window or wall.
Please refer to either of the following ways:
Using Foam Strips:
Two foam strips are provided with the
unit, each measuring 7" x 24".
If your window’s height or width is shorter
than 24", please measure and cut the foam
strip (with the pre-cut hole) to size.
If your window’s height or width is longer
than 24" but shorter than 48", please
attach the two strips together by using
the yellow double-sided tapes provided
and cut to size.
If your window is longer than 48",
additional foam strips can be purchased
directly from Amcor.
1. Push out the pre-cut circle from
one of the foam strips.
2. Insert the Round Connector
(part #14) through the pre-cut
hole. Note: the “lip” of the
round Connector will be placed
facing out.
3. Extend one end of the exhaust
pipe (part #11) and screw into
the Round Connector by
turning clockwise.
4. Place and insert the foam strip
into your window frame and
close window to hold foams
in place.
5. Extend other end of exhaust
pipe and screw in Adaptor (part
#10) by turning clockwise.
6. Push Adaptor to fit firmly over
the opening on the back of
the unit.
Mounting the exhaust pipe
• The supplied exhaust hose can be
extended from 1 foot to 5 feet
for mounting. It is recommended that
you use the shortest possible length of hose.
• Take care to prevent any kink or
bend in the middle of the exhaust
hose, as this will trap hot exhaust air,
which will radiate back into the room.
WARNING!
The length of the exhaust pipe is specially
designed according to the specification of
this product.
Do not replace or extend it with your own hose
as this could cause the unit to malfunction.
Cleaning the Filter
Wall Connection
1. Make a hole (5.1" in diameter)
in the wall.
2. Insert the Round Connector
(part #14) into the hole and
hold in place by using 4 small
screws (not supplied).
3. Extend one end of the exhaust
pipe (part #11) and screw into
the Round Connector by
turning clockwise.
4. Extend other end of exhaust
pipe and screw in Adaptor (part
#10) by turning clockwise.
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5. Push Adaptor to fit firmly
over the opening on the back
of the unit.
Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to remove loose dust and dirt from the filters
and then rinse them thoroughly under running water (no hotter than 104ºF)
Dry thoroughly before replacing.
Notice! Never operate the unit without the filters.
** When not in use, cover the
Round Connector and hole
with Cap (part #15).
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Before Use
Operation - Electronic Control Models
Setting The Fan Speed
Important!
• Transport the unit in an upright position only, or leave it in an upright position
for at least 2 hours before first use.
• Always place the unit on an even surface (Figure 1).
• The power cord is UL listed. It has a built-in
L.C.D.I. (Leakage, Current, Detection, Interruption)
circuit breaker for added safety.
If the power supply is interrupted, press the reset
button to reconnect the unit to the power source.
• Make sure the unit is connected to a correctly grounded power supply
(refer to the rating label located at the back of the unit).
• An opening in a window or wall is required to accommodate
the exhaust hose (kit supplied) to expel the warm air.
• Do not cover or obstruct the appliance inlet or outlet grilles (Figure 2).
• To avoid the risk of shock, the product should never be used
in bathrooms, shower rooms or in any other steamy or wet areas.
Press the SPEED button to choose the fan speed you require, high or low. The indicator of high
or low fan will light up at the same time.
If the unit is in AUTO mode, it will select the fan speed automatically according to the
ambient temperature (the related indicators, cool, fan or heat will light up), at this time the
fan speed switch is invalid.
Setting the Timer
Press the TIMER button to set the operating hours you desire (1 to 1 2 hours, the timer
indicator will light up). When the set time has elapsed, the machine will turn off
automatically. The display window will show the hour(s) you set as you press the TIMER button.
If the timer button is not pressed, the unit will work continuously.
By pressing the timer button but without turning on the unit, you can PRE-SET the time for
the machine to work. For example, if you press the timer to ‘2’,
the unit will come on automatically after 2 hours.
All the above functions can also be performed with the supplied remote
control. This remote control requires 2 AAA batteries to operate.
Regulating the airflow direction
• The unit will cool when the room temperature is between
64°F and 110°F depending on the thermostat setting.
• Do not sit or place objects on the unit.
• Do not touch the unit with wet/damp hands or when standing barefoot.
• Avoid all contact with chemical based materials.
• The filter must be used with the product at all times.
When removing for cleaning, always disconnect the unit from the mains first.
• Turn off the appliance when not in use.
Turn the roller on the air vent to control
the airflow direction from the vertical louvres.
Move the air vent directly to adjust the
airflow direction from the horizontal louvres.
• At the end of each season all water must be drained and the unit and filters cleaned before storage.
IMPORTANT!
• Drainage of the water container is required before moving the unit or
putting it into storage.
• The compressor will start approximately 3 minutes after the unit is turned on (this will
help prolong the life of the compressor). After switching the unit off, please wait at least
3 minutes before turning the unit back on.
• The cooling system will switch off if the room temperature is lower than set. The fan, however, keeps
working at the set level. If the ambient temperature rises above the chosen temperature +/-5°F,
the cooling will resume.
• In heating mode, the compressor will switch off if the room temperature is HIGHER than the one set
(the fan keeps working at the set level). When the room temperature drops 5°F below the chosen
temperature, heating will resume.
• This machine is equipped with an ANTI-FROST function. Sometimes, while using the heating function
during low temperatures, the heating will stop for a while to melt the internal frost. When this occurs,
wait for heating to resume.
• As you switch on the heating, the fan will stop for 15-20 seconds prior to the unit starting.
• If the electric socket is different from the plug provided, have a professionally qualified electrician
replace the plug with a suitable one. Avoid the use of adaptor plugs, multiple sockets and/or extension
leads; if their use is necessary, ensure that they conform to the current safety regulations.
• Do not pull the supply cable or place it near a source of heat; always unroll it completely
to avoid the possibility of dangerous overheating.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the service agent or a similarly qualified person.
THE MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY IF THE ABOVE
INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
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Maintenance
Thank You!
Always unplug the unit from the wall outlet before beginning
the cleaning.
Thank you for choosing the portable air conditioner from AMCOR, a leading brand in
indoor air treatment. We would like you to enjoy the many benefits this unit offers, so
please read this manual carefully and take full advantage of the many advanced features
that your AMCOR Air Conditioner offers you.
AMCOR has specialized in complete indoor environment control, manufacturing
world-class air conditioners, dehumidifiers and air purifiers with innovative technology.
In designing these advanced products, we have listened carefully to our customers and have
passed their views on to our research and development laboratories.
We wish you many years of enjoyable use.
After reading this manual, please keep it in a safe place for future reference.
Energy Saving Tips
• Please use the unit in the recommended room size (refer to SPECIFICATIONS).
• Do not locate the air conditioner where furniture or other objects can obstruct
the airflow.
• Keep blinds/curtains closed during the sunniest part of the day.
• Close the fireplace damper and floor or wall grills so that cool air does not escape
through the chimney or ductwork.
• Keep the filters clean.
Set the unit to maximum cooling and high speed fan initially, then adjust the unit to a
comfortable setting.
NOTE: It is recommended to turn on the air conditioner when the room
temperature is around 75° F. Do not wait until the room is excessively hot.
Cleaning the Housing
Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the body clean.
Never use strong chemicals, oil-based products, detergents, chemically treated cloths or other
cleaning solutions. These could possibly damage the cabinet.
Cleaning the Filter
Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to remove loose dust and dirt from the filters and then
rinse them thoroughly under running water (no hotter than 104°F).
Dry thoroughly before replacing.
Do not wet the activated carbon filter, remove from frame before rinsing.
IMPORTANT! Never operate the unit without the filters.
End of Season Storage
Unplug the unit.
Drain the condensed water COMPLETELY (please refer to page 13).
Clean or change the filter.
On a warm day, turn the unit to fan mode for a couple of hours so that the
inside can dry out completely.
It is recommended that the unit be put back into its original carton for storage.
Do not stack heavy objects on top of the unit.
Storing The Power Cord
When the unit is not in use, please store the power cord away as shown in Figure 3.
Fig. 3
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