Frigidaire 220211A177 Air Conditioner User Manual

USE & CARE MANUAL
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ROTARY CONTROL
AIR CONDITIONER
P/N 220211A177
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ROOM AIR CONDITIONER WARRANTY
Your product is protected by this warranty
Your appliance is warranted by Electrolux. Electrolux has authorized Frigidaire Consumer Services and their authorized servicers to perform service under this
warranty. Electrolux authorizes no one else to change or add to any of these obligations under this warranty. Any obligations for service and parts under this
warranty must be performed by Frigidaire Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
WARRANTY
PERIOD
FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS
AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing parts
of this appliance which prove to be defective
in materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
LIMITED 2-5 YEAR
WARRANTY (Sealed
System)
Second through fifth
years from original
purchase date.
Repair or replace any parts in the Sealed
Refrigeration System (compressor,
condenser, evaporator and tubing) proves to
be defective in materials or workmanship.
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.
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the State
of Alaska)
Time periods listed
above.
All of the provisions of the full and limited
warranties above and the exclusions listed
below apply.
Costs of the technician’s travel to the home
and any costs for pick up and delivery of the
appliance required because of service.
* NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF
THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below.
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance
with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections
or defects in house wiring.
4. 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 was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. Note: Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Frigidaire servicers; use of parts other than
Frigidaire Genuine Renewal Parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse,
misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written
warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this
warranty must be obtained by following these steps, in order:
1. Contact Frigidaire Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
2. If there is a question as to where to obtain service, contact our Consumer Relations Department at:
CANADA
Electrolux Canada Group
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
Frigidaire
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
800-444-4944
1-866-213-9397
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by
Electrolux.
This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada.
FOR SERVICE CALL 1-800-444-4944.
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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.
Contents
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.
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Warranty
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Product Registration
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Normal Sounds
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Important Safety Instructions
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Using Air Conditioner
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Air Conditioner Features
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Care and Cleaning
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Energy Saving Ideas
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Avoid Service Checklist
Normal Sounds
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.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Read all instructions before using this air conditioner.
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.
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.
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
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.
Electrical Information
Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the
grounding prong.
Power supply cord
with 3-prong grounding
plug and current
detection device
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 with 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.
Operation of Current
Device
Plug in &
press RESET
The power supply cord contains a current device that senses damage to the power cord. To
test your power supply cord do the following:
1. Plug in the Air Conditioner.
2. 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.
3. Press the RESET button. Again you will notice a click as the button engages.
4. 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).
NOTES:
• 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.
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Using Air Conditioner
NOTE: If the air conditioner is turned off,
wait 3 minutes before restarting. This allows
pressure inside the compressor and
equalize. Failure to follow these instructions
may be harmful to your unit.
Air Conditioner Features
To begin operating the air conditioner, follow these steps:
1. Set the thermostat to the highest number (coldest or cooler setting).
2. Set the selector control to the highest COOL setting.
3. Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow (see Air Directional Louvers).
4. Once the room has cooled, adjust the thermostat to the setting you find most comfortable.
Review the “Air Conditioner Features” section for other settings.
The controls featured in this manual are representative of many available models. Your model
may offer slightly different features.
Cool Mode
The desired cool setting is selected by rotating the knob to the right to the appropriate location.
“hi cool” has maximum cooling effect and airflow.
“lo 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 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.
Thermostat
The thermostat 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 thermostat 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 thermostat selector clockwise for higher cool settings. Higher cool settings will
provide lower room temperature.
Rotate the thermostat selector counter clockwise for lower cool settings. Lower cool settings
will provide higher room temperature.
Please always wait 3 minutes when turning unit off then on again, and when changing from cool to fan &
back to cool. This prevents compressor from overheating & possible circuit breaker tripping.
Air Directional Louvers
Air directional louvers control air flow direction. Your air conditioner has the louver type
described below.
Auger Type
(2-WAY)
AUGER WHEEL
Rotate the Auger Wheels until the desired Left/Right direction is obtained.
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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.
• Remove filter by sliding out from the right-hand side.
• 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 water 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.
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Avoid Service Checklist
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 workman-ship 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 start.
Unit turned off and then on too quickly. Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
Thermostat set too low. Adjust thermostat to higher number for cooling.
Air from unit does not feel cold
enough.
Turn selector to a higher COOL position
Thermostat set too warm. Set thermostat to colder temperature.
Room temperature below 60°F (16°C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 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°F (16°C). To defrost the coil, set selector to 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.
Thermostat set too cold for night-time cooling. To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set
thermostat to a 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.
Thermostat set too warm. Turn thermostat 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 - cold 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.
Noise when unit is cooling.
Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, turn selector to lower FAN setting.
Outside temperature extremely hot. Set to high cool to bring air past cooling coils more frequently.
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 - 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.
Thermostat set too high, set to a lower number on temperature dial.
If These Solutions Fail, Call 1-800-444-4944 For Frigidaire Service.
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