Owner`s manual | Carrier 50EW Air Conditioner User Manual

Single Packaged 50 Hz, CE Air Conditioner System
with Puron (R---410A) Refrigerant
7---14 kW (Sizes 24---48)
Owner’s Information Manual
Fig. 1 -- Unit 50GL--A
For your convenience, please record the model and serial numbers of your new equipment in the spaces
provided. This information, along with the installation data and dealer contact information, will be helpful
should your system require maintenance or service.
Model # _____________________________________
Date Installed ________________________________
Serial # ______________________________________
Company Name_______________________________
ACCESSORIES (List type and model #)
Phone Number _______________________________
Technician Name _____________________________
This manual must be left with the equipment owner.
Improper installation adjustment, alteration, service, maintenance,
or use can cause explosion, fire, electrical shock, or other
conditions which may cause death, 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 Refer to the individual instructions
packaged with the kits or accessories when installing.
Failure to follow this caution may result in personal injury.
When removing access panels or performing maintenance
functions inside your unit, be aware of sharp sheet metal parts
and screws. Although special care is taken to reduce sharp
edges to a minimum, be extremely careful when handling
parts or reaching into the unit.
Follow all safety codes. Wear safety glasses, protective clothing,
and work gloves. Use quenching cloth for brazing operations.
Have a fire extinguisher available. Read these instructions
thoroughly and follow all warnings or cautions included in
literature and attached to the unit. Consult local building codes,
the current editions of the National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death or property damage.
Recognize safety information. This is the safety--alert symbol .
When you see this symbol on the unit and in instructions or
manuals, be alert to the potential for personal injury. Understand
these signal words; DANGER, WARNING, and 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 which
could result in personal injury or death. CAUTION is used to
identify unsafe practices which may result in minor personal
injury or product and property damage. NOTE is used to highlight suggestions which will result in enhanced installation, reliability, or operation.
Note: Installer: This manual should be left with the equipment user.
Do not use this unit if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
unit and to replace any part of the control system which has
been under water.
Starting or Shutting Unit Off
To start the unit:
1. Turn on the electrical power supply to unit.
2. Select temperature and set MODE control to desired mode.
To shut unit off:
Note: If the unit is being shut down because of a malfunction, call
your dealer as soon as possible.
1. Set system MODE control to OFF.
In Canada refer to the current editions of the Canadian electrical
Code CSA C22.1.
2. Turn off the electrical power supply to unit.
The operation of your unit is controlled by indoor thermostat. You
simply adjust the thermostat and it maintains the indoor temperature
at the level you select. Most thermostats of cooling systems have 3
controls: a temperature control selector, a FAN control, and a SYSTEM or MODE control. Refer to your thermostat owner’s manual
for more information.
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal
injury, death, and/or property damage.
Installation and servicing of this equipment can be
hazardous due to mechanical and electrical components.
Only trained and qualified personnel should install, repair,
or service this equipment.
To better protect your investment and to eliminate unnecessary service calls, familiarize yourself with the following facts:
Step 1—Cooling Mode
With the SYSTEM or MODE control set to COOL, your unit will
run in cooling mode until the indoor temperature is lowered to the
level you have selected. On extremely hot days, your unit will run
for longer periods at a time and have shorter “off” periods than on
moderate days.
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death, and/or property damage.
Step 2—Heating Mode (if installed with optional electric heat)
Your system may also be equipped with an electric heating source.
On cold days and nights, place your MODE control to HEAT and
your system will automatically turn on the supplemental heat in order to maintain the level of comfort you have selected.
Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline, or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
This section discusses maintenance that should be performed on
your system. Most maintenance should be performed by your dealer. You, as the owner, may wish to handle some minor maintenance
for your new unit.
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
and/or death.
Routine Maintenance
All routine maintenance should be handled by skilled, experienced
personnel. Your dealer can help you establish a standard procedure.
Before performing recommended maintenance, be sure the
main power switch to unit is turned off and lock--out tag is
To assure proper functioning of the unit, flow of condenser air must
not be obstructed from reaching the unit. Clearance from the top of
the unit is 48 in. (1219 mm). Clearance of at least 36 in.(914 mm)
is required on sides except the power entry side (42 in. [1067 mm]
clearance) and the duct side (12 in. [305 mm] minimum clearance).
Maintenance and Care for the Equipment Owner
Before proceeding with those things you might want to maintain
yourself, please carefully consider the following:
Failure to follow this caution may result in property damage.
Never operate your unit without filters in place. An
accumulation of dust and lint on internal parts of your unit can
cause loss of efficiency and blower motor and/or compressor
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death or property damage.
2. When removing access panels or performing maintenance
functions inside your unit, be aware of sharp sheet metal
parts and screws. Although special care is taken to reduce
sharp edges to a minimum, be extremely careful when
handling parts or reaching into the unit. Wear safety
glasses, glove, and appropriate protective clothing.
Filter Access
Panel For
Accessory Filter
Air Filters
The air filter(s) should be checked every 3 or 4 weeks and changed
or cleaned whenever it becomes dirty. Dirty filters produce excessive stress on the blower motor and can cause the motor to overheat
and shut down.
Fig. 2 -- Accessory Filter Rack Access Panel
Fans and Fan Motors
This unit must have air filters in place before it can be operated.
These filters can be located in one of at least two places. In many applications, the installer will provide return air filter grilles mounted
on the wall or ceiling of the conditioned structure. In the instance of
filter grilles, the filters can simply be removed from the grille and replaced.
Periodically check the condition of fan wheels and housings and
fan--motor shaft bearings. Contact your dealer for the required
annual maintenance.
Indoor and Outdoor Coils
Cleaning of the coils should only be done by qualified service personnel. Contact your dealer for the required annual maintenance.
The other typical application is an accessory filter rack installed inside the unit itself. The following information is given to assist in
changing filters used in these internal filter racks.
Condensate Drain
The drain pan and condensate drain line should be checked and
cleaned at the same time the cooling coils are checked by your dealer.
Table 1 indicates the correct indoor filter size for your unit. Refer
to Fig. 2 to access filters installed in the accessory filter rack. If using
an Accessory Filter Rack, refer to the Installation Instructions provided with it for correct filter sizes and quantities.
All compressors are factory shipped with a normal charge of the correct type of refrigeration grade oil. A compressor should rarely require additional oil.
Table 1—Indoor Air Filter Data
Unit Size
Filter Size in. (mm)
20x20x1 (508x508x25)
20x24x1 (508x610x25)
24x30x1 (610x762x25)
24x36x1 (610x914x25)
Access Panels
Condenser Fan
To replace or inspect filters in accessory filter rack (See Fig. 2):
1. Remove the filter access panel using a 5/16--in. nut driver.
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death or property damage.
2. Remove the filter(s) by pulling it out of the unit. If the filter(s)
is dirty, clean or replace with a new one.
Do not poke sticks, screwdrivers, or any other object into
revolving fan blades.
When installing the new filter(s), note the direction of the airflow arrows on the filter frame.
The fan must be kept free of all obstructions to ensure proper cooling. Contact your dealer for any required service.
If you have difficulty locating your air filter(s) or have questions
concerning proper filter maintenance, contact your dealer for instructions. When replacing filters, always use the same size and type
of filter that was supplied originally by the installer.
Electrical Controls and Wiring
Electrical controls are difficult to check without proper instrumentation. If there are any discrepancies in the operating cycle, contact
your local dealer and request service.
Refrigerant Circuit
6. Inspection of the unit casing for signs of deterioration.
The refrigerant circuit is difficult to check for leaks without the proper equipment. If inadequate cooling is suspected, contact your local
dealer for service.
7. Inspection of all electrical wiring and components to assure
proper connection.
8. Inspection for leaks in the refrigerant circuit. Pressure check
to determine appropriate refrigerant charge.
9. Inspection of compressor oil level by service person to
ensure proper oil level is maintained in the compressor when
it is installed and running.
10. Operational check of the unit to determine working
conditions. Repair or adjustment should be made at this time.
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury,
death or property damage.
Your servicing dealer may offer an economical service contract that
covers seasonal inspections. Ask for further details.
System under pressure. Relieve pressure and recover all
refrigerant before system repair or final unit disposal. Use all
service ports and open all flow--control devices, including
solenoid valves.
Complete service instructions can be found in the unit Installation,
Start--up and Service Instructions.
Before you call for service...
Unit Panels
...check for several easily--solved problems.
After performing any maintenance or service on the unit, be sure all
panels are fastened securely in place to prevent rain from entering
unit cabinet and to prevent disruption of the correct unit airflow pattern.
If insufficient heating or cooling is suspected:
( ) Check for sufficient airflow. Check the air filter for dirt. Check
for blocked return--air or supply--air grilles. Be sure they are open
and unobstructed. If these checks do not reveal the cause, call your
servicing dealer.
Regular Dealer Maintenance
If your unit is not operating at all, check the following list for
easy solutions:
In addition to the type of routine maintenance you might be willing
to perform, your unit should be inspected regularly by a properly
trained service technician. An inspection (preferably each year, but
at least every other year) should include the following:
( ) Check to be sure that the temperature specified by your User
Interface is set below the indoor temperature during the cooling season or above the indoor temperature during heating season. Be sure
the User Interface is set to COOL or HEAT and not OFF.
1. Inspection and, if required, cleaning of the outdoor and
indoor coils.
( ) If your unit still fails to operate, call your servicing dealer for
troubleshooting and repairs. Specify the model and serial numbers
of your unit. (Record them in this manual in the space provided.) If
the dealer knows exactly which unit you have, he may be able to
offer suggestions over the phone, or save valuable time through
knowledgeable preparation for the service call.
2. Inspection and, if required, cleaning of the indoor coil drain
3. Inspection and cleaning of blower wheel housing and motor.
4. Inspection of all supply--air and return--air ducts for leaks,
obstructions, and insulation integrity. Any problems found
should be resolved at this time.
In Case of Trouble
5. Inspection of the unit base to ensure that no cracks, gaps, etc.,
exist which may cause a hazardous condition.
If you perform the steps above and unit performance is still unsatisfactory, shut off the unit and call your dealer.
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.
Copyright 2009 Carrier Corporation
Printed in the U.S.A.
Edition Date: 06/09
Manufacturer reserves the right to change, at any time, specifications and design without notice and without obligation.
Catalog No: OM50GL---C01
Replaces: OM50--- C1
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