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OWNER’S GUIDE
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AIR CONDITIONER
ELECTRONIC CONTROL
P/N 309000834 (10/99)
ROOM AIR CONDITIONER WARRANTY
Your product is protected by this warranty
Your appliance is warranted by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. WCI has authorized Frigidaire Consumer Services and their authorized servicers to perform
service under this warranty. WCI 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 Pay all costs for repairing or replacing parts of this Costs of service calls that are listed under NORpurchase date.
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or MAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
workmanship.
LIMITED 2ND-5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
(Sealed System)
Second through fifth years Repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration Diagnostic costs and any removal, transportation
from original purchase System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing) that and reinstallation costs which are required because
date.
proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
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 Costs of the technician’s travel to the home and
and the exclusions listed below apply.
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.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
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:
Frigidaire Company
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
800-444-4944
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by White
Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada.
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Product Registration
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. On most
models, the serial plate is located on the outside of the cabinet. On some models,
remove the filter and look at the bottom edge of the air conditioner behind the
front grille for the model and serial numbers. Reading these numbers may be easier
by using a flashlight or by removing the cabinet front as instructed under “Care
and Cleaning.”
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 Owner’s Guide provides
specific operating instructions for your
model. Use the room air conditioner only
as instructed in this Owner’s Guide.
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.
2
Warranty
3
Product Registration
3
Normal Sounds
4
Important Safety Instructions
4
Energy Saving Ideas
5
Vent/Dial Plate/Front Installation
6
Using Air Conditioner
6-11
Air Conditioner Features
11
Care and Cleaning
12
Avoid Service Checklist
Normal Sounds
High Pitched Chatter
Today’s high efficient
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.
Thermostat Clicking
Sound
As cooling systems cycle on
and off, you may hear a
“clicking” sound.
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All rights reserved.
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 evaporation 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.
Prevent Accidents
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
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
Energy Saving Ideas
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 either on the side
of the cabinet or 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
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.
• 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. (This will also improve the Remote Control operation.)
• 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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Front Installation
Some models are shipped in a removable sleeve, please follow the supplied
Installation Instruction before installing the Decorative front and accessories.
Installing the Vent Control (on some models)
The vent control handle is included in the decorative front kit. The handle must be
installed before the decorative front is attached.
1. Insert the handle with the “etchings (Vent/Air)” facing to the left.
2. Slip the black door extension into the split at the end of the handle.
3. For ease of assembly, push the handle in while pressing the door extension
against the foam until the two pieces lock together.
4. Move handle in and out to be sure vent is operating properly.
Installing the Front Frame
Some models require installation of the front panel of the air conditioner included
in a decorative kit. To assemble, follow these steps. Before installation, remove the
tilt panel from the frame. Grasping the panel from both sides, gently pull to release,
then lift panel from pivot points at bottom of frame).
STEP 1: INSTALL DECORATIVE FRONT TO CABINET:
Decorative Front
• Loosen the screw to the left of the Electronic Control by 1/2 turn to easily
install the decorative front.
• Position the top of the decorative front over the top flange of the case, and
align the tabs with the slots in the case (Fig. 1).
• As you install the front frame to
the unit be sure the vent handle is
positioned through the front in
the proper location (Fig. 2).
• Carefully pull down on the front
to engage the top tabs, while
pushing the front over the case to
ensure proper alignment.
• The side tabs will “click” when
front is seated.
• Install front retaining screw(s)
behind the filter and panel
(Fig. 2 & 3).
FIG. 1
• Then add filter and front panel.
• Install behind the filter handle.
FIG. 2
FIG. 3
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Using Air Conditioner
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read
the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
To begin operating the air conditioner, follow these steps:
1. Plug in the air conditioner. (To prevent electrical hazards, do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.)
2. Set the exhaust vent to the CLOSED position.
3. Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow.
Review the “Air Conditioner Features” section for other settings.
Air Conditioner Features
ELECTRONIC CONTROL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before you begin, thoroughly familiarize yourself with the control panel and remote
as shown below and all its functions, then follow the symbol for the functions you
desire. The unit can be controlled by the touch pad alone or with the remote.
LOWERS
TEMPERATURE
OR TIME
DISPLAYS
TEMPERATURE/TIME
TURNS UNIT
ON OR OFF
RAISES
TEMPERATURE
OR TIME
SETS FAN SPEEDS
SETS MODE
SETS HOURS
REMOTE CONTROL
Slip battery cover off and pull the piece of plastic from between
the battery end and the connector. For some applications the
batteries supplied will first need to be installed.
PLASTIC
PIECE
STEP 1 — TO TURN UNIT ON:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS ON/OFF
PAD
Note: Remember that in this mode, the fan will run continuously while the
compressor cycles on and off as needed to maintain the room temperature. (See
also, power saver mode, step 6)
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Air Conditioner Features
(continued)
STEP 2 — TO CHANGE
TEMPERATURE SETTING:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS TO RAISE
PRESS TO LOWER
Note: Tap or hold either up(^) or down(v) button until the desired temperature is seen on the screen. This temperature will be
automatically maintained anywhere between 60F (15C) and 90F (32C). If you want the display to read the actual room
temperature, see step 5.
YOU WILL SEE (WHICHEVER
YOU HAVE CHOSEN):
STEP 3 — TO CHANGE
FAN SPEEDS:
DO THIS:
PRESS
WHICHEVER
YOU PREFER
STEP 4 — TO ALLOW CONTROL
TO CHOOSE FAN SPEED:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS AUTO
Note: The fan speed will begin in HI, then adjust to MED and LO as the room temperature conditions dictate. For example, if
the room doesn’t get too warm it will stay at LO. If the room temperature rises quickly, such as a door being opened, it will
automatically go to HI speed. The fan speeds will readjust back to LO as the room returns to the original set temperature.
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Air Conditioner Features
(continued)
STEP 5 — TO OPERATE
ON FAN ONLY:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS ON
(if not running)
PRESS
FAN ONLY
CHOOSE ONE
Note: Use this function only when cooling is not desired, such as for room air circulation or to exhaust stale air.(remember to
open the vent during this function, but keep it closed during cooling for maximum cooling efficiency.) You can choose any fan
speed you prefer. (Note: The “AUTO” setting will not operate in FAN ONLY.)
During this function, the display will show the actual room temperature, not the set temperature as in the cooling mode.
STEP 6 — TO USE THE ENERGY
SAVER FEATURE:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS
ENERGY SAVER
Note: In this mode, when the compressor shuts off, the fan will continue to run for another 3 minutes, then shut off until
cooling is needed, as sensed by the room temperature control. During this time, it may come on for 3 minutes to sense whether
cooling is needed, then it will go off for 15 minutes. It will continue doing this to sample the room air for as long as necessary.
STEP 7 — TO SET FOR
DELAYED START:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS OFF
(If unit is running)
PRESS TIMER/OFF
Note: To do this, the unit must be in the off position.
When first set, the display will show .5 (one half hour), to increase the time up to 24 hours, go to step 8.
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Air Conditioner Features
(continued)
STEP 8 — TO INCREASE
DELAYED START TIME:
YOU WILL SEE TIME CHOSEN:
DO THIS:
PRESS
Note: Tap or hold the UP arrow(^) to increase delayed start time by .5 hours (up to 10 hours), then in 1 hour increments up
to 24 hours. The control will count down the time remaining until start (8, 7.5, 7, etc.).
The unit will then come on in Cool and HI fan mode. The temperature maintained will be the same as you previously set. If you
want to change it, Press ‘Cool” then Up or Down arrows until the desired temperature is indicated on the display. Press Timer
pad again to show remaining time.
Switching unit on at any time will nullify this setting.
STEP 9 — TO SET FOR
DELAYED STOP:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS
(if unit is not
running)
PRESS
Note: The unit must be running to make this setting.
Proceed as in step 8 to change the desired number of hours. The display will then continue to show hours and continue to maintain last
temperature setting until the control will time out and turn the unit off.
STEP 10 — TO TURN UNIT OFF:
YOU WILL SEE:
DO THIS:
PRESS ON/OFF
PAD
Note: The control will always maintain the last setting when it is restarted next time.
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Air Conditioner Features
(continued)
ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Now that you have mastered the operating procedure, here are more features in your control that you should become familiar
with.
• Remote control works exactly like the control panel, follow the same instructions.
• The “Cool “ circuit has an automatic 3 minute time delayed start if the unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents
overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping. The fan will continue to run during this time.
• The control will maintain the set temperature within 2-3 degrees Fahrenheit, between 60F and 90F degrees.
Figure 1 (OFF)
Fresh Air Vent Control
Figure 2 (FRESH AIR)
The Fresh Air Vent allows the air conditioner to recirculate inside air (OFF), draw
air into the room (FRESH AIR) or exhaust stale air to the outside (VENT). See Figures
1, 2 & 3 for this operation.
• The “OFF” position is used when MAXIMUM cooling is desired. It may also be
for room air re-circulation without cooling when the selector switch is set to the
FAN position, this will also filter the room air.
• The FRESH AIR position allows outside air to be drawn into the room to refresh
the inside room air.
• The VENT position removes stale air from the room and exhausts it to the
outside.
• Any vent position can be used with any fan selection.
Figure 3 (VENT)
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Air Conditioner Features
(continued)
Air Directional Louvers
Air directional louvers control air flow direction. Your air conditioner has one of the
louver types described below.
4-Way Louvers
The 4-Way air directional louvers allow you to direct air flow up or down, left or
right throughout the room as needed. To adjust the air directional louvers side-toside, use the center handle as you move it side-to-side.
(4-WAY)
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 OFF position.
• Tilt the Horizontal Louvers in the UP position, before pulling the filter out.
• Grasp the filter by the center and pull up and out.
• On some models, first tilt the panel out by grasping the panel from both sides
just below the air directional louvers and gently pull to release. Gently pivot the
panel on its hinge, and remove the filter.
• 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.
• The cabinet front can be removed for more thorough cleaning. Refer to “Front
Installation” in this manual.
• Clean the front in a sink using liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse
thoroughly and dry.
• Replace cabinet front. Replace the screws.
• Replace front panel (if applicable) and filter. 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.
HINT: Operate unit on "FAN ONLY" for 1 hour before removing unit to dry out
condensate (water) in pan.
NOTE: To prevent rust or electrical connections from being damaged, store air
conditioner in an upright position and a dry place. A winter cover can be
purchased from your dealer. The cover will protect the air conditioner when it is left in
place through the winter.
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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 workmanship or materials in this appliance.
OCCURRENCE
SOLUTION
Air conditioner will not operate.
Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
Batteries in remote may need to be replaced.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit
breaker.
Unit is in the OFF mode. Turn “ON” to the desired FAN and/or COOL setting.
Unit turned off by moving temperature to a higher number and then immediately turning back
to a cooler number. Wait approximately 3 minutes. Listen for compressor to start.
Air from unit does not feel cold
enough.
Temperature is set too high. Adjust temperature to a lower number for cooling.
Set to a higher FAN or COOL position
Temperature is set too high. Set temperature to a lower setting.
Room temperature below 60°F (15°C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above
60°F (15°C).
Temperature sensing tube touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Be sure the sensor is in the clip,
which is attached to the coil.
Air conditioner cooling, but room is
too warm — ice forming on cooling
coil behind decorative front.
Outdoor temperature below 60°F (15°C). To defrost the coil, set selector to FAN position. Then,
set temperature warmer.
Air filter may be dirty. Clean filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section. To defrost, set selector to
FAN.
Temperature set too cold for night-time cooling. To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position.
Then, set temperature warmer.
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 is set too high. Set temperature lower.
Vent set at OPEN position. Set vent at CLOSED position for maximum cooling.
Air directional louvres positioned improperly. Position louvres 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.
Outside temperature extremely hot. Set FAN on high speed to bring air past cooling coils more
frequently.
Noise when unit is cooling.
Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, set 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 — check with installer.
Water dripping OUTSIDE when unit is Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively
cooling.
humid days.
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