Specifications | Carrier 50SX Air Conditioner User Manual

50SX
Single-Packaged Cooling Units
A Guide to Operating and
Maintaining Your Cooling Unit
NOTE TO INSTALLER:
This manual should be left with the equipment
owner.
Before performing recommended maintenance, be sure
main power switch to unti is turned off. Electrical shock
could cause personal injury.
Models 50SX Single Packaged Cooling Units Without Base Rail
Models 50SX Single Packaged Cooling Units With Optional Base Rail
Manufacturer reserves the right to discontinue, or change at any time, specifications or designs without notice and without incurring obligations.
Book 1 4
PC 101
Catalog No. 535-00089
Printed in U.S.A.
Form OM50-38
Pg 1
1-03
Replaces: 50SS,SX-2SO
Tab 1b 6b
temperature differences. Also, systems equipped with electronic air cleaners and/or humidifiers offer the added benefits of having the air continuously cleaned year-round, and
humidified during the winter season.
• Your air conditioner will remove 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.
WELCOME TO EFFICIENT
COOLING COMFORT
Congratulations on your excellent choice and sound investment in home cooling comfort!
Your new air conditioner 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 air conditioner will provide you and
your family with satisfying home comfort — both now and
for years to come.
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 thermostats for air conditioning systems have three
controls. These are the temperature control selector, FAN switch,
and SYSTEM switch.
The temperature control selector is a dial or button(s) that allow
IMPORTANT FACTS
you to establish the degree of temperature that you wish to
maintain for your personal comfort. Some thermostats possess two temperature control selectors: one for setting the
temperature desired during the cooling cycle, and one to set
the heating operation temperature (if the accessory electric
heater is used). Typical settings are 78 degrees Fahrenheit
for cooling and 68 degrees for heating.
The FAN switch offers two options for controlling the blower:
AUTO and ON. When set to AUTO, the blower will run during the time the air conditioner is operating. When the FAN
switch is set at the ON position, the blower will run continuously.
Typically, the SYSTEM switch on your thermostat offers the
following selections: COOL, OFF, and HEAT. Your thermostat may also have a fourth selection, AUTO. The air conditioner will not operate when the SYSTEM switch is set at
the OFF position. With the SYSTEM switch set at COOL,
the cooling section of your comfort system will operate when
the indoor temperature rises above the level that you wish to
maintain. With the SYSTEM switch set at the HEAT position, the accessory electric heater will operate automatically
whenever the 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 cycles.
With the SYSTEM switch set in the AUTO position, the cooling mode is activated when the indoor temperature rises above
the thermostat cooling temperature setting, or the heating mode
will be activated when the indoor temperature drops below
the thermostat setting for the heating cycle.
To better protect your investment and to eliminate unnecessary service calls, familiarize yourself with the following
facts:
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. Refer to this manual. For assistance
or additional information consult a qualified installer,
service agency, distributor, or branch. The qualified installer or agency must use only factory authorized kits
or accessories when modifying this product.
• 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.
• Outdoor units must have unrestricted airflow. Do not cover
the unit, lean anything against it, or stand upon 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,
et cetera.
• 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 building, placement of registers,
et cetera. These air pockets may be too cool or warm for
your liking. Continuous fan operation minimizes any
COOLING CYCLE
When operating in the cooling cycle, your air conditioner
will run until the indoor temperature is lowered to the level
you have selected. On extremely hot days, your air 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. Your air conditioner will work longer
to keep your home comfortable under these conditions:
• Entrance doors are frequently opened and closed
• Laundry appliances are being operated
• A shower is running
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• 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
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 extreme, the components will fail and need to be replaced. To avoid inefficient
or 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 would allow you to rotate between the two with minimal downtime for your comfort system. Extra filters may be purchased from your dealer.
The filter(s) and filter rack for a packaged system are supplied and installed by the contractor or dealer. Typically, the
filter(s) and rack are located in the return-air duct at the outdoor unit or behind the return-air grille(s). Have your dealer
show you the location of your filter(s) and the procedures
for removal and replacement.
If you have any questions about the removal and/or cleaning
of your filter(s), contact your dealer for assistance.
If grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, and debris are kept away
from the unit, minimal care should be sufficient to keep the
system functioning properly. However, if the outdoor coil
becomes dirty, use a brush or vacuum cleaner and soft brush
attachment to clean the exterior surface. 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.
HEATING CYCLE
If you own a packaged air conditioner that includes electric
heat as an accessory, you need only program your thermostat for heating.
With the SYSTEM switch of your indoor thermostat set to
the HEAT position, the heating section of your home comfort system will operate 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 colder days and nights than on moderate ones.
PERFORMING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
With the proper maintenance and care, your air conditioner
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:
• DISCONNECT ALL ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE AIR
CONDITIONER BEFORE REMOVING ACCESS PANELS TO PERFORM SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE. For
a packaged air conditioner unit, disconnect power to the unit
and any supplemental electric heaters.
NOTE: THERE MAY BE MORE THAN ONE ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT SWITCH.
• 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.
UNIT SUPPORT
Your packaged unit should be maintained at 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 condensate drainage 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’’
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE, 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 supplyair grilles. Be sure grilles are open and unobstructed.
Check the settings on your indoor thermostat. If you desire
cooling, see that the temperature control selector is set below room temperature and the SYSTEM switch is on the
COOL or AUTO position. If you require warmth, be sure the
temperature control selector is set above room temperature
and the SYSTEM switch is at HEAT or AUTO. The FAN
switch should be set at ON for continuous blower operation
or AUTO if you wish the blower to function only while the
unit is operating.
If your comfort system still fails to operate, 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
page 4 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.
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REGULAR DEALER MAINTENANCE
FOR THE RECORD
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. Service should include proper lubrication of these components.
• Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor and outdoor coils.
• Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, plus the primary
and secondary drain lines. Service should include cleaning
if required.
• A check of all electrical wiring and connections.
• A check for secure physical connections of individual components within units.
• Operational check of the air conditioner system to determine actual working condition. Necessary repair and/or adjustment should be performed at this time.
Record the model, product and serial numbers of your new
equipment in the spaces provided below. This information,
along with the other ready-reference facts requested below,
will be necessary should you ever require information or service.
WARRANTIES
Unit 50SX has a separate warranty located at the
back of this book. Be sure to read the warranty carefully to determine the coverage for your unit.
Installation Data
Date Installed
Dealer Name
Address
City
State
Zip
Telephone
Unit Data
Product No.
Model No.
Serial No.
Heater, if applicable:
Part No.
Kilowatt Rating
Copyright 2003 Carrier Corporation
Manufacturer reserves the right to discontinue, or change at any time, specifications or designs without notice and without incurring obligations.
Book 1 4
PC 101
Catalog No. 535-00089
Printed in U.S.A.
Form OM50-38
Pg 4
1-03
Replaces: 50SS,SX-2SO
Tab 1b 6b
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