Specifications | Frigidaire 309000854 Air Conditioner User Manual

P/N 309000854 (11/03)
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from original purchase System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing) and reinstallation costs which are required because
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other than with respect to the Sealed Refrigeration
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and the exclusions listed below apply.
any costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
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).
This warranty does not cover the following:
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.
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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.
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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.
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Frigidaire Company
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
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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.
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.
Product Registration
Normal Sounds
Important Safety Instructions
Energy Saving Ideas
Using Air Conditioner
Air Conditioner Features
Care and Cleaning
Avoid Service Checklist
Normal Sounds
High Pitched Chatter
Today’s high efficient
compressors may have a
high pitched chatter during
the cooling cycle.
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
As cooling systems cycle on
and off, you may hear a
“clicking” sound.
Pinging or Swishing
Droplets of water hitting
condenser during normal
operation may cause
“pinging or swishing”
“Gurgling or hissing”
noise may be heard due to refrigerant
passing through evaporation during normal
Important Safety
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
• 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
• 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.
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 thermostat to the highest number (coldest setting).
3. Set the selector control to the "
¡ HIGH COOL" setting (see below).
4. Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow (see Air Directional Louvers).
5. Once the room has cooled, adjust the thermostat to the setting you find most
Review the “Air Conditioner Features” section for other settings.
Air Conditioner Features
When in any of the COOL settings, the air conditioner runs all the time. Cooling
starts when the room temperature rises above the set level selected on the
Thermostat, and stops once the set level is reached.
FAN Mode
When in any of the FAN settings, the fan runs continuously to circulate air in the
room without cooling.
Automatic Thermostat
When a COOL setting is selected, the thermostat controls the amount of cooling
by automatically turning the compressor on and off in response to the room
Set the thermostat at the highest number for the coldest setting. Once the room
has reached the desired temperature, adjust the thermostat to a number providing
the most comfort. Higher numbers provide lower room temperatures. Lower
numbers provide warmer room temperatures.
Night Time Cooling
When outside temperatures drop below 70°F (21°C) and the unit is cooling, frost
may form on the coils and block airflow into the room. If this occurs, operate the
air conditioner on the “HIGH FAN” setting to defrost the coil.
If cooling while the outside temperature is low, set the thermostat to the middle
position. Make sure the louvers are open. This will help prevent frost build-up.
Air Conditioner Features
Rotary Vent Control
This Vent Control allows the air conditioner to either recirculate inside air (CLOSED)
or exhaust air to the outside (OPEN). These selections can be used with any FAN
The CLOSED position is used when maximum cooling is desired. It may also be used
for air recirculation without cooling when the air conditioner is set in any FAN
The OPEN position removes stale air from the room and exhausts it to the outside.
Fresh air is drawn in through normal passages in the home.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
Air conditioner will not operate.
Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit
Selector Control in OFF position. Turn selector to ON (some models) or the desired FAN or COOL
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
Turn selector to a higher FAN or COOL position
Compressor turned off by moving thermostat from a higher number to a lower number and then
immediately back to a higher number. Wait approximately 3 minutes. Listen for compressor to start.
Thermostat set too warm. Set thermostat to colder temperature.
Room temperature below 70°F (21°C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above
70°F (21°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 70°F (21°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
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.
Thermostat set on low number. Turn thermostat to higher number.
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
Dirty air filter — air restricted. Clean air filter.
Outside temperature extremely hot. Set FAN on high speed to bring air past cooling coils more
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
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
humid days.
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