All about the Use &Care of your Room Air Conditioner TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Important Safety Instructions ............................... 2 Care and Cleaning .............................................. 6 Product Registration ............................................. 3 Energy Saving Ideas ........................................... 6 Packaging ........................................................... 3 Before You Call ................................................... 7 Normal Sounds .................................................... 3 Major Appliance Warranty ................................... 8 Operating Instructions .......................................... 4-5 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352 2020215A0281 (June 2009) www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 Important Safety Instructions NOTE: This USE & CARE MANUAL provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the room air conditioner only as instructed in this USE & CARE MANUAL. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance. NOTE: WARNING The power supply cord with this air conditioner contains a current detection device designed to reduce the risk of fire. Please refer to the section ‘Operation of Current Device’ for details. In the event that the power supply cord is damaged, it cannot be repaired. It must be replaced with a cord from the product manufacturer. WARNING Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Do not remove any prong from the power cord. Grounding type wall receptacle For Your Safety Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings. WARNING Prevent Accidents To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using your air conditioner, follow basic precautions, including the following: Be sure the electrical service is adequate for the model you have chosen. This information can be found on the serial plate, which is located on the side of the cabinet and behind the grille. If the air conditioner is to be installed in a window, you will probably want to clean both sides of the glass first. If the window is a triple-track type with a screen panel included, remove the screen completely before installation. Be sure the air conditioner has been securely and correctly installed according to the separate installation instructions provided with this manual. Save this manual and the installation instructions for possible future use in removing or reinstalling this unit. When handling the air conditioner, be careful to avoid cuts from sharp metal fins on front and rear coils. Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong. Power supply cord with 3-prong grounding plug and current detection device WARNING Electrical Information The complete electrical rating of your new room air conditioner is stated on the serial plate. Refer to the rating when checking the electrical requirements. Be sure the air conditioner is properly grounded. To minimize shock and fire hazards, proper grounding is important. The power cord is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for protection against shock hazards. Your air conditioner must be used in a properly grounded wall receptacle. If the wall receptacle you intend to use is not adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper receptacle. Do not run air conditioner without outside protective cover in place. This could result in mechanical damage within the air conditioner. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. READ THIS SECTION BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE AIR CONDITIONER. Unit must be upright for one hour prior to operating. The power supply cord contains a current device that senses damage to the power cord. To test your power supply cord do the following: Plug in & press RESET Plug in the Air Conditioner. The power supply cord will have TWO buttons on the plug head. Press the TEST button. You will notice a click as the RESET button pops out. Press the RESET button. Again you will notice a click as the button engages. The power supply cord is now supplying electricity to the unit. (On some products this is also indicated by a light on the plug head). NOTE: Do not use this device to turn the unit on or off. Always make sure the RESET button is pushed in for correct operation. The power supply cord must be replaced if it fails to reset when either the TEST button is pushed, or it cannot be reset. A new one can be obtained from the product manufacturer. If power supply cord is damaged, it CANNOT be repaired. It MUST be replaced by one obtained from the product manufacturer. 2 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Product Registration, Packaging & Normal Sounds Product Registration Record Your Model and Serial Numbers Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. On all models, the serial plate is located on the outside of the cabinet. Model No. Serial No. Register Your Product The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to the Frigidaire Company. Packaging Remove all packaging from inside the carton, along with any inserts placed into the side louvers. PACKAGING Normal Sounds INSERTS High pitched Chatter Today’s high efficiency compressors may have a high pitched chatter during the cooling cycle. Vibration Unit may vibrate and make noise because of poor wall or window construction or incorrect installation. Sound of Rushing Air At the front of the unit, you may hear the sound of rushing air being moved by the fan. Pinging or Swishing Droplets of water hitting condenser during normal operation may cause “pinging or swishing” sounds. Gurgle/Hiss “Gurgling or hissing” noise may be heard due to refrigerant passing through evaporator during normal operation. 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. 3 Operating Instructions Using Air Conditioner To begin operating the air conditioner, follow these steps: Set the temperature selector to the highest number (coldest or coolest setting). Set the mode control to the highest COOL setting. Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow (see Air Directional Louvers). Once the room has cooled, adjust the temperature selector to the setting you find most comfortable. Review the “Operating Instructions” section for other settings. Operating Instructions The controls featured in this manual are representative of many available models. Your model may offer slightly different features. Temperature Selector This is used to set the desired room temperature when the unit is being operated in the “COOL MODE”. To set the desired room temperature, rotate the selector switch to the desired setting. After the set temperature is achieved, the thermostat will automatically start and stop the compressor in order to maintain the desired set temperature. Rotate the temperature selector clockwise for higher cool setting. Higher cool settings will provide lower room temperature. Rotate the temperature selector counter-clockwise for lower cool settings. Lower cool settings will provide higher room temperature. Cool Mode The desired cool setting is selected by rotating the MODE knob to the appropriate location. “High Cool” has maximum cooling effect and airflow. “Med” has the intermediate cooling effect and airflow. “Low Cool” has minimum cooling effect and airflow. Note:If your unit is equipped with a vent handle, keep it closed for maximum efficiency. Fan Mode Rotate the MODE knob to the left to select your choice of fan speeds for air circulation. Note: When selecting a fan speed, the compressor will not run. On models with a vent control, this mode can be used to remove stale air from the room, or to draw fresh air into the room. Check the section ‘Additional Things You Should Know’. WARNING Please always wait 3 minutes when turning unit off then on again, and when changing from cool to fan and back to cool. This prevents compressor from overheating & possible circuit breaker tripping. Failure to follow these instructions may be harmful to your unit. 4 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Operating Instructions Operating Instructions (continued) Air Directional Louvers Air directional louvers control air flow direction. Your air conditioner has the louver type described below. Auger Type (8-WAY) AUGER WHEELS The louvers will allow you to direct the air flow Up or Down and Left or Right throughout the room as needed. Rotate the Auger Wheels until the desired Left/Right direction is obtained. Pivot horizontal louvers until the desired Up/Down direction is obtained. ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Now that you have mastered the operating procedure, here are more features that you should become familiar with. Fresh Air Vent Control The Fresh Air Vent allows the air conditioner to: 1. Recirculate inside air - Vent Closed (see Fig. 1) 2. Exchange air from the room - Vent Open (see Fig. 2) Figure 1 (VENT CLOSED) Figure 2 (VENT OPEN) 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. 5 Care and Cleaning & Energy Saving Ideas Care and Cleaning Clean your air conditioner occasionally to keep it looking new. Be sure to unplug the unit before cleaning to prevent shock or fire hazards. Air Filter Cleaning The air filter should be checked at least once a month to see if cleaning is necessary. Trapped particles in the filter can build up and cause an accumulation of frost on the cooling coils. Push the vent handle to the Vent Closed position(where applicable). Open the front panel. Grasp the filter by the center and pull up and out. Wash the filter using liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse filter thoroughly. Gently shake excess water from the filter. Be sure filter is thoroughly dry before replacing Or instead of washing, you may vacuum the filter clean. Cabinet Cleaning Be sure to unplug the air conditioner to prevent shock or fire hazard. The cabinet and front may be dusted with an oil-free cloth or washed with a cloth dampened in a solution of warm water and mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. Never use harsh cleaners, wax or polish on the cabinet front. Be sure to wring excess water from the cloth before wiping around the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the air conditioner. Plug in air conditioner. Winter Storage If you plan to store the air conditioner during the winter, remove it carefully from the window according to the installation instructions. Cover it with plastic or return it to the original carton. Energy Saving Ideas Do not block air flow inside with blinds, curtains or furniture; or outside with shrubs, enclosures, or other buildings. The capacity of the room air conditioner must fit the room size for efficient and satisfactory operation. Install the room air conditioner on the shady side of your home. A window that faces north is best because it is shaded most of the day. Close the fireplace damper, floor and wall registers so cool air does not escape up the chimney and into the duct work. Keep blinds and drapes in other windows closed during the sunniest part of the day. Clean the air filter as recommended in the section “Care and Cleaning”. Proper insulation and weather stripping in your home will help keep warm air out and cool air in. External house shading with trees, plants or awnings will help reduce the air conditioner’s work load. Operate heat producing appliances such as ranges, washers, dryers and dishwashers during the coolest part of the day. 6 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Before You Call Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. OCCURRENCE SOLUTION Air conditioner will not operate. Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet. Plug Current Device tripped. Press the RESET button. House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker. Selector Control in OFF position. Turn selector to ON (some models) or the desired FAN or COOL setting. Unit turned off by moving thermostat to a higher number and then immediately turning back to a colder number. Wait approximately 3 minutes. Listen for compressor to restart. Unit turned off and then on too quickly. Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting. Temperature selector set too low. Adjust temperature selector to higher number for cooling. Air from unit does not feel cold enough. Turn selector to a higher COOL position. Temperature selector set too warm. Set temperature selector to colder temperature. Room temperature below 60 O F (16 O C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above O O 60 F (16 C). Temperature sensing tube touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Straighten tube away from coil. Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front Outdoor temperature below 60 O F (16 O C). To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set thermostat to warmer position. Air filter may be dirty. Clean filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section. To defrost, set selector to FAN. Temperature selector set too cold for night-time cooling. To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set temperature selector to warmer position. Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - NO ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front. Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section. Temperature selector set too warm. Turn temperature selector clockwise to a colder setting. Air directional louvers positioned improperly. Position louvers for better air distribution. Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc. - restricts air distribution. Clear blockage in front of unit. Doors, windows, registers, etc. open - cool air escapes. Close doors, windows, registers, etc. Unit recently turned on in hot room. Allow additional time to remove “stored heat” from walls, ceiling, floor and furniture. Air conditioner turns on and off rapidly. Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter. Outside temperature extremely hot. Set to High Cool to bring air through cooling coils more frequently. Noise when unit is cooling. Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, turn selector to lower FAN setting. Sound of fan hitting water-moisture removal system. This is normal when humidity is high. Close doors, windows and registers. Window vibration - poor installation. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer. Water dripping INSIDE when unit is cooling. Improper installation. Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer. Water dripping OUTSIDE when unit is cooling. Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days. Room too cold. Temperature selector set too high, set to a lower number on temperature dial. If These Solutions Fail, Call 1-800-944-9044 For Frigidaire Service. 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved. 7 Major Appliance Warranty Your appliance is covered by a full one-year warranty and a limited 2-5 year warranty(sealed system). For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. From the second to the fifth year from your original purchase date, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing) proves to be defective in materials or workmanship. The consumer will be responsible for diagnostic costs and any removal, transportation and reinstallation costs which are required because of service, costs for labor, parts and transportation other than with respect to the Sealed Refrigeration System. Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following: 1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined. 2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada. 3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit. 4. Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty. 5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures. 6. Products used in a commercial setting. 7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions. 8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance. 9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory. 10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts. 11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska. 12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc. 13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. If You Need Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period Service should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below. This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. USA 1.800.944.9044 Electrolux Major Appliances North America P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30907 8 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Canada 1.800.265.8352 Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4 All rights reserved.