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Rheem Classic Series: Single Stage Use & Care Manual
USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR AIR COOLED CONDENSING UNIT
Thermostat Operation
We find most air conditioning units are installed with a
single stage heating and cooling thermostat which includes
a manual heat/cooling system switch and a manual/auto
fan switch.
9. We suggest that you do not allow the outdoor unit to
become a play stand for children. This could be dangerous to the child.
10. A regular period of waxing the finish on an outdoor unit
will increase the life of the finish.
For cooling, position the system switch to “cool” and the
fan switch to “auto.” If constant fan operation is desired,
place the fan switch in the “on” position.
11. Remember to keep the air filters clean for efficiency
and energy saving operation.
When heating is desired, position the system switch to call
for heating and place the fan switch in the “auto” position.
Things You May Do
We suggest that you experiment with constant air circulation during the heating and cooling cycles. To achieve this
style of operation, place the fan switch on the thermostat
subbase to the “on” position. You may enjoy the comfort
associated with the continuous air movement, constant air
filtration, and the near even temperature from floor to ceiling.
Selection of Room Temperature
It is most important to select the comfort temperature you
desire for either heating or cooling by use of the thermostat temperature selector.
DO NOT PLAY WITH THE THERMOSTAT, SET IT AND
FORGET IT.
If the temperature selection procedure is new to you, ask
your installing contractor to familiarize you with the operation of the thermostat.
System Operation Information
1. Keep the filter clean. Your system will operate more
efficiently and provide better conditioned air, more economically.
2. Arrange your furniture and drapes so that the supply
and return air registers and grilles are unobstructed.
3. Close doors and windows. This will reduce the cooling
load on your system for a more economical operation.
4. Avoid excessive use of kitchen exhaust fans.
5. Window shades and awnings will reduce the cooling
load.
6. Unless you plan to clean the coil in the outdoor unit, do
not disconnect the main power to your unit. This is a
safety precaution for the protection of the compressor.
Otherwise, use the thermostat switches to shut the
system off.
7. For extended periods of inoperation, set the thermostat
system switch in the off position and the fan switch in
the auto position.
8. If unit is shut off at thermostat, wait 5 minutes before
restarting.
1. WARNING: Turn off main electrical power to the
outdoor unit or indoor unit before attempting any
maintenance operation.
2. Keep air filters clean. There are several types of materials used in air filters and there are many possible
locations for air filters. Consult with your contractor as
to the location of the filters and type of material in use.
3. How To Clean:
Glass Fiber—(Throwaway) This is a disposable type of
filter. Inspect monthly and replace when necessary. A
new home will normally require more frequent attention
to the filters.
Aluminum Mesh—Wash with detergent and water. Air
dry thoroughly and renew the coating in compliance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Plastic Impregnated Fiber—Wash with detergent and
water or vacuum clean, then reinstall.
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE YOUR
SYSTEM FOR EXTENDED PERIODS
WITHOUT FILTERS, AS THE DUST ENTRAINED IN THE AIR MAY PACK INTO
THE FIN AREA OF THE INDOOR COIL
CREATING A CONDITION WHICH COULD
REQUIRE EXTENSIVE REPAIRS.
4. Oiling of Electrical Motors:
The blower motor sleeve bearings are prelubricated by
the motor manufacturer and may not require attention
for an indefinite period of time. However, our recommendations are as follows:
A. Motors without oiling ports—
Prelubricated and sealed. No further lubrication
should be required, but in case of bearing problems,
the blower and the motor end bells of some motors
can be disassembled and the bearings relubricated
by a qualified service person.
B. Motors with oiling ports—
Add from 10 to 20 drops of Electric Motor Oil or an
SE grade of non-detergent SAE-10 or 20 motor oil
to each bearing every two years for somewhat continuous duty, or at least every five years for light
duty. Take care not to over oil, because excessive
lubrication can damage the motor.
92-20802-01-12
SUPERSEDES 92-20802-01-11
The compressor motor is in a sealed system so it does not
require lubrication.
5. If the indoor blower assembly is belt driven, periodically check the system for belt tension and condition.
Turn thermostat system for belt tension and condition.
Turn thermostat system switch off and disconnect
power to indoor unit. Depress the belt midway between
the two pulleys. The belt should deflect approximately
3
⁄4 of an inch at this position. Also check for cracks in
the belt. The belt should be replaced if wear is indicated.
If in doubt, call your servicing contractor. When the
check is completed, restore main power to indoor unit
and reset the thermostat system switch to the on position.
6. If your outdoor unit is equipped with an external manual high pressure switch reset button, have your servicing contractor familiarize you with its location. Many
models have compressors equipped with internal pressure relief valves using an automatic reset feature
eliminating the need for an external control. This high
pressure switch or the relief valve will open under
excessive high pressure to protect the compressor.
Some models with internal relief valves will require
power interruption prior to resetting itself. The high
refrigerant pressure may be due to a temporary condition, so if your unit is equipped with a reset button you
may reset it as required. However, If the problem persists, refer to item 8, and/or refer the problem to your
servicing contractor.
7. If the condenser coil is allowed to become restricted by
dirt, lint, paper, grass clippings, leaves, etc., the system efficiency will suffer and abnormally high refrigerant operating pressures will result. To correct this condition, be sure to first cut off power to the unit, and
then clean such material from the condenser coil and
cabinet. Using a garden hose with a nozzle can be
effective in cleaning the condenser coil, but the water
should be sprayed from the inside to outside of the coil
in the opposite direction from the normal airflow when
the condensing unit is operating.
8. If you know or suspect that the compressor in the outdoor section is not working, you should place the thermostat system switch on the thermostat subbase to the
off position. This will stop the operation of the outdoor
unit.
9. If you suspect that a problem has developed with your
system and before you advise your servicing contractor, we suggest you check the following service hints:
Problem — Remedy
2. Reset high pressure switch on outdoor unit.
3. Check fusing or circuit breakers serving outdoor and
indoor units.
4. Call servicing contractor.
Insufficient cooling —
Unit operates continuously
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5.
Check air filters.
Check for blocked return air system.
Check to see if supply registers have been closed.
Check for open doors and windows.
Call your servicing contractor.
Please do not attempt any servicing operation with which
you are not familiar or experienced unless you are advised
by your servicing contractor of the proper procedures.
Thank you. Now relax and enjoy the cool air.
Protecting Equipment From
The Environment
The metal parts of this unit may be subject to rust or deterioration in adverse environmental conditions. This oxidation could shorten the equipment’s useful life. Salt spray,
fog or mist in seacoast areas, sulphur or chlorine from
lawn watering systems, and various chemical contaminants from industries such as paper mills and petroleum
refineries are especially corrosive.
WARNING: DISCONNECT ALL POWER TO UNIT BEFORE
STARTING MAINTENANCE!
1. Avoid having lawn sprinkler heads spray directly on the
unit cabinet.
2. Frequent washing of the cabinet, fan blade and coil
with fresh water will remove most of the salt or other
contaminants that build up on the unit.
3. Regular cleaning and waxing of the cabinet with a
good automobile polish will provide some protection.
4. A good liquid cleaner may be used several times a
year to remove matter that will not wash off with water.
Several different types of protective coatings are offered in
some areas. These coatings may provide some benefit,
but the effectiveness of such coating materials cannot be
verified by the equipment manufacturer.
The best protection is frequent cleaning, maintenance and
minimal exposure to contaminants.
No Cooling
1. Set thermostat correctly. Return system switch to the
off position, wait 5 minutes before returning system
switch to cool position.
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