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features of your new
air conditioner
• Cool Summer Offer
On those hot sweltering summer days and long restless nights, there is no better escape
from the heat than the cool comforts of home. Your new air conditioner brings an end to
exhausting hot summer days and lets you rest. This summer, beat the heat with your own
air conditioner.
• Easy Maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance are no longer a chore. Simply remove the air filter inside the air
conditioner, rinse, and dry for clean fresh air. Breathe a sigh of relief at knowing how easy it is
to keep the air clean.
• A Look for Everywhere
The elegant and harmonious design gives priority to the esthetics of your space and
complements any of your existing interior decor. With its soft-white color and rounded-edge
shape, the new air conditioner adds class to any room. Enjoy what your air conditioner offers
both functionally and esthetically.
• Advanced Timer Function
Imagine your home filled with cool air from long day of work or school. You can set the timer
to automatically turn on and off the air conditioner even when you are not home.
For easy future reference write the model and serial number
down. You will find your model number on the bottom side
of the air conditioner.
Model #
Serial #
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safety information
To prevent electric shock, disconnect the power before servicing, cleaning, and installing the unit.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Before using your new air conditioner, please read this manual thoroughly to ensure that you know how to
safely and efficiently operate the extensive features and functions of your new appliance.
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean:
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
ENGLISH
Because the following operating instructions cover various models, the characteristics of your air
conditioner may differ slightly from those described in this manual. If you have questions, call your nearest
contact center or find help and information online at www.samsung.com.
Risk of death or serious personal injury.
Potential risk of personal injury or material damage.
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when
using your air conditioner, follow these basic safety instructions:
Do NOT attempt.
Do NOT disassemble.
Do NOT touch.
Follow directions carefully.
Unplug the power plug from the wall socket.
Make sure the machine is grounded to prevent electric shock.
Call the contact center for help.
Recommended instructions or useful information for use.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them carefully.
After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
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SEVERE WARNING SIGNS
WARNING
Do not place the air conditioner near hazardous substances or equipment
that releases free flames to avoid fire, explosions or injuries.
• Potential risk of fire hazard or explosion.
Do not install the outdoor unit at an unstable place or elevated surface
where there is potential risk of falling.
• If the outdoor unit falls, it may cause personal injury or loss of property.
Failure or damage may occur if any changes or modification that is not
stated in the installation manual was performed. In this case, user will be
responsible for the repair expenses.
Install the air conditioner away from direct exposure to sunlight, heating
apparatus, and humid places.
• Hang curtains on windows to boost cooling efficiency and to avoid the risk of electric
shock.
Do not cut the power plug and connect to a different power cable.
Do not yank the power cable and touch the power plug with hands.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock.
Never use a damaged or dusted power plug, power cable, or loosened
power receptacle.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock.
Install an exclusive circuit breaker and short-circuit breaker for the air
conditioner.
• Potential risk of electric shock or fire.
Do not insert anything such as fingers or branches into the air conditioner
vents while the air conditioner is running.
• Keep the children away from the air conditioner to prevent them from putting their finger
on the air conditioner. Potential risk of personal injury.
Ensure no water gets into the air conditioner.
• Potential risk or electric shock.
• If the water gets into the air conditioner, stop and unplug the power source immediately.
Turn off the air conditioner using the provided remote control or control
accessory (if provided). Do not unplug to turn off the unit (unless there is an
immediate danger).
Do not run the air conditioner for an extended period of time in a room with
the door closed or with babies, elderly or disabled people.
• Open the door or windows to ventilate your room at least once an hour to prevent
oxygen shortage.
The air conditioner is composed of moving parts. Keep children away from
the unit to avoid physical injury.
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Make sure that children take precautions against access to the air
conditioner and they do not play with the unit.
Do not clean the interior of air conditioner on your own.
• You may damage the parts which can cause electric shock or fire.
• Consult contact center for cleaning the interior of the air conditioner.
Do not connect the air conditioner with heating apparatus or attempt to
disassemble, remodel or repair it yourself.
• Potential risk of malfunction, electric shock or fire. If repairs are needed, consult the
contact center.
Consult the place of purchase or contact center to install, reinstall or
disassemble the air conditioner.
• Improper installation carries a risk of unit malfunction, water leakage, electric shock or fire.
• If installing in specialty areas, such as a factory complex or saline coastal area, consult
the place of purchase or contact center for specific installation details.
• The units must be installed according to distances declared, in order to permit
accessibility from each side, either to guarantee correct operation of maintenance or
repairing products. The unit’s parts must be reachable and removable completely under
safety condition (for people or things).
Consult a dealer regarding the appropriate measures to prevent the
allowable concentration from being exceeded.
• If the refrigerant leaks, and cause the concentration limit to be exceeded, hazards due to
lack of oxygen in the room may result.
If the indoor unit gets wet, turn the power off immediately and call your
nearest contact center.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock.
Always make sure that the power supply is compliant with current safety
standards. Always install the air conditioner in compliance with current local
safety standards.
Verify that the voltage and frequency of the power supply comply with the
specifications and that the installed power is sufficient to ensure the operation
of any other domestic appliance connected to the same electric lines.
Use a rated circuit breaker only.
• Never use steel wires or copper wires as a circuit breaker. It may cause fire or unit
malfunctions.
Do not put undue stress or place heavy object on the power cable.
Do not bend the power cable excessively.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock.
To protect the product from water and possible shock, you should keep the
power cable and the connection cord of the indoor and outdoor units in the
protection tube.
When opening or closing the front panel, use a stable stool and watch your
steps carefully.
Disconnect the air conditioner from power supply before it is repaired or
disassembled.
Clean the air conditioner after the inner fan stops operating.
• Potential risk of injury or electric shock.
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SEVERE WARNING SIGNS (Cont’d)
WARNING
Use a receptacle that has a ground terminal. The receptacle must be used
exclusively for the air conditioner.
• Improper electrical grounding may cause electric shock or fire.
Be sure to ground the unit. Do not connect the ground wire to gas or water
pipes, lighting rods, or telephone grounding lines.
• If the unit is not properly grounded, electric shock may result.
If you smell burning plastic, hear strange sounds, or see smoke coming from
the unit, unplug the air conditioner immediately and call a contact center.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION SIGNS
CAUTION
Do not block or place items in front of the air conditioner. Do not step, hang
onto, or place heavy items on the air conditioner.
• Potential risk of personal injury.
If failure or damage occurs on the conditions of improper use not followed
by the installation manual, there will be an extra labor charge for installing
and construction.
• Potential risk of malfunction, electric shock or fire if repairs or installations are attempted
by a non-qualified service technician.
Do not spray flammable gases such as insecticide near the air conditioner.
• Potential risk of electric shock, fire or unit malfunction.
Do not open the front grille during operation.
• Potential risk of electric shock or unit malfunction.
Cool air should not flow directly towards people, pets, and plants.
• It is harmful to your health, pets, and plants.
Do not drink drain water coming out of the air conditioner.
• Potential risk of health hazard.
Do not allow children to climb on the air conditioner.
Do not use the air conditioner as a cooling precision instrument for food,
pets, plants, cosmetics or machinery.
Do not pull or give excessive shock to the air conditioner.
• Potential risk of fire, or unit malfunction and there are risk of personal injury because unit
may fall down.
Do not spray water directly on the air conditioner or use benzene, thinner or
alcohol to clean the surface of the unit.
• Potential risk of electric shock or fire.
• Potential risk of damage to the air conditioner.
Do not place any objects, especially containers with liquid.
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Do not touch the pipe connected to the air conditioner.
Install the indoor unit away from lighting apparatus using the ballast.
• If you use the wireless remote control, reception error may occur due to the ballast of the
lighting apparatus.
Install the outdoor unit where operating noise and vibration will not disturb
your neighbor and in a well-ventilated area with no obstacle.
ENGLISH
• Potential risk of malfunction.
• Operating noise may disturb your neighbor.
Make sure that there are no obstacles or covers that block the air
conditioner.
Allow sufficient space for air circulation.
• Insufficient ventilation may result in poor performance.
If the power cable is damaged, the manufacturer or a qualified service
technician must replace it.
If a power outage occurs while the air conditioner is working, turn off the
power source immediately.
Max current is measured according to IEC standard for safety and current is
measured according to ISO standard for energy efficiency.
Check for damage on delivery. If damaged, do not install the air conditioner
and call the place of purchase immediately.
Keep indoor temperatures stable and not extremely cold, especially where
there are children, elderly or disabled people.
The packaging material and used batteries of the remote controller (optional)
must be disposed of in accordance with the national standards.
The refrigerant used in the air conditioner must be treated as chemical
waste. Dispose the refrigerant following national standards.
Have a qualified service technician install the air conditioner and perform a
trial operation.
Firmly connect the drain hose to the air conditioner for proper water
drainage.
Check for damages on the outdoor unit installation pad at least once a year.
• Potential risk of personal injury or property loss.
When using a wireless remote control, the distance should not be more than
7 meters from the air conditioner.
If the remote control is not used for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to prevent leakage of electrolyte.
When cleaning the outdoor unit, touch the heat exchanger radiator fins with
extreme care.
• Wearing thick gloves can protect your hands.
Make sure that the condensed water dripping from the drain hose runs out
properly and safely.
The appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety:
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
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CAUTION SIGNS (Cont’d)
CAUTION
Inspect the condition, electric connections, pipes and external case of the
air conditioner regularly by a qualified service technician.
Do not open doors and windows in the room being cooled during operation
unless necessary.
Do not block the air conditioner vents. If objects block the air flow, it may
cause unit malfunction or poor performance.
Make sure there are no obstacles under the indoor unit.
• Potential risk of fire or loss of property.
The air conditioner should be used only for the applications for which it has
been designed: the indoor unit is not suitable to be installed in areas used
for laundry.
Our units must be installed in compliance with the spaces indicated in the
installation manual to ensure either accessibility from both sides or ability to
perform routine maintenance and repairs. The units’ components must be
accessible and that can be disassembled in conditions of complete safety
either for people or things.
For this reason, where it is not observed as indicated into the Installation
Manual, the cost necessary to reach and repair the unit (in safety, as
required by current regulations in force) with slings, trucks, scaffolding or
any other means of elevation won’t be considered in-warranty and charged
to end user.
Ensure the off-on and protection switches are properly installed.
Do not use the air conditioner if damaged. If problems occur, immediately
stop operation and disconnect the plug from the power supply.
If the air conditioner will not be used for an extended period of time (for
example, over several months), unplug the power from the wall.
Call the place of purchase or a contact center if repairs are needed.
• Potential risk of fire or electric shock if disassembly or repairs are attempted by a
non-qualified service technician.
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contents
SETTING UP YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
BEFORE USE
10 Checking the parts and the control panel
10
Main parts
10
Ventilation lever
11
Control panel
12
Digital display
13
Remote control
13
Installing the batteries
OPERATING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
14 Selecting operation mode
14
Cool
15
Dry
16
Fan
17 Adjusting air flow direction
17
Horizontal air flow
17
Vertical air flow
18 Advanced functions
18
On timer
19
Off timer
20
Good Sleep mode
21
Smart Saving mode
10
14
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR
AIR CONDITIONER
22
APPENDIX
23
24
INSTALLING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
22 Cleaning the exterior
22 Cleaning the air filter
22 Maintaining the air conditioner
23Troubleshooting
23 Operation ranges
24 Getting ready to install the air conditioner
24
Checking included parts
24
Selecting the best location
25 Setting up the air conditioner
25
Assembly for drainage
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setting up your air conditioner
before use
Congratulations on the purchase of the air conditioner. We hope you enjoy the features of your air
conditioner and stay cool with optimal efficiency.
Please read the user manual to get started and to make the best use of the air conditioner.
CHECKING THE PARTS AND THE CONTROL PANEL
Carefully unpack your air conditioner, and check the unit to make sure it is not damaged.
Main parts
Air intake (Outside)
Inner air flow blades
Air intake (Inside)
Air outlet
Vertical air flow blades
Air filter (Inside)
Ventilation lever
Door
Control panel
Power Cable
• Your air conditioner may slightly differ from illustration shown above depending on your
model.
• Power plug may be different from the illustration shown above depending on your region.
• When you connect the power plug into the receptacle, a beep will sound.
Ventilation lever
The ventilation lever is designed to help you get fresh air from outdoors.
It can also help prevent strong outdoor odors from entering the room
through the air conditioner. The lever is located on the lower right side
of the air flow blades.
Sliding the ventilation lever to the right lets outdoor
air enter the room, and sliding the lever to the left
re-circulates existing air within the room.
Depending on your model, the ventilation lever
appearance and location may slightly differ.
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Control panel
1
9
2
3
8
4
7
5
6
GOODSLEEP
BUTTON
In Good Sleep mode, the air conditioner will run for 8 hours at
the temperature you set before turning off.
Press this button to activate/deactivate the Good Sleep mode
when the air conditioner is on.
2
TIMERBUTTON
Sets the timer to turn on/off the air conditioner after elapsing a
pre-set time automatically.
Press this button while the air conditioner is off to activate On timer.
Press this button while the air conditioner is on to activate Off timer.
3
REMOTE
CONTROL
SENSOR
Aim the remote control toward this spot on the air conditioner.
4
MODEBUTTON
Sets the operation mode to Cool, Fan or dry .
Cool - Gets cool air from the air conditioner.
Fan - Air circulation with no cooling.
Dry - Removes humidity from the room without changing the
temperature.
5
SMARTSAVER
BUTTON
This button can bring your air conditioner to smart saving mode.
Press the button to activate/deactivate the Smart Saver mode
when the air conditioner is on.
6
POWER
BUTTON
Turns the air conditioner on and off.
Short beep will sound twice when air conditioner is turned on.
Long beep will sound once when air conditioner is turned off.
7
FANSPEED
BUTTON
This button adjusts how much air flows through the air
conditioner.
Sets the fan speed to Low/Medium/High.
8
AIRSWING
BUTTON
This button adjusts the horizontal air flow direction.
Press this button to activate/deactivate the inner air flow blade
movements.
9
TEMPERATURE
You can adjust temperature between 18˚C~30˚C in Cool mode.
- Increases the temperature by 1˚C unit.
- Decreases the temperature by 1˚C unit.
1
BUTTON
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before use
Digital display
Fan speed
One of these icons will appear on the display when you press the FanSpeed button on the
control panel.
Low fan speed.
Medium fan speed.
High fan speed.
Temperature/Timer reminder
Temperature / Timer reminder indicates the temperature you have set or the remaining hours left
in your Timer and the Sleep mode.
Operating mode
One of these icons will appear on the display when you press the Mode button on the control
panel.
Heat mode is not activated.
Cool mode is activated.
Fan mode is activated.
Timer
When you activate Timer mode, this icon will appear to let you know that selected mode has
been set .
Good Sleep
When you activate Good Sleep mode, this icon will appear to let you know that selected mode
has been set .
Smart Saver
When you activate Smart Saver mode, this icon will appear to let you know that selected mode
has been set .
Dry
When you activate Dry mode, this icon will appear to let you know that selected mode has been
set .
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Power
Turns on/off the air conditioner.
Mode
Swing
Activates/deactivates inner air flow blade
movements. (See page 17 for instructions.)
Temp
Increases/decreases the
temperature.
ENGLISH
Sets the Cool/Fan/Dry/Smart Saver
mode.(Has no heat funtion)
(See pages 14~16,21 for instructions.)
Fan
Adjusts the fan speed.
Heater Good Sleep
Sets the Good Sleep mode on/off.
(See page 20 for instructions.)
(Has no heater funtion).
Timer
Sets the timer on/off.
(See pages 18~19 for instructions.)
Installing the batteries
1. Slide the cover, on
the rear of the remote
control, down to open.
2. Install two AAA
batteries.
Check and match the “+”
and “-” signs accordingly.
Make sure you have
installed the batteries in
correct position.
3. Close the cover by
sliding it back to its
original position.
You should hear click
sound when the cover is
locked properly.
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operating your air conditioner
SELECTING OPERATION MODE
Cool
In Cool mode, the air conditioner will cool your room. You can adjust the temperature and the fan
speed to feel cooler in hot season.
1. Turn on the air conditioner.
Press the Power
button on the remote control.
2. Set the operating mode.
Press the Cool button on the remote control.
indicator appears on the display.
3. Set the temperature.
Press the Temp  or —button on the remote
control to increase or decrease the desired
temperature.
You can set the desired temperature between the
range of 18 ˚C~ 30 ˚C.
You can increase/decrease the temperature by 1˚C.
4. Set the fan speed.
If room temperature reaches desired value, the air
conditioner will shut off cooling for a while and just
the fan runs.
One of the following icons will appear on the display.

Press the Fan
or
button on the remote control
to set the desired fan speed.

Low fan speed is activated.
Medium fan speed is activated.
High fan speed is activated.
• When you are using the remote control, make sure corresponding indicator appears on
the display.
• If current outside temperatures are much higher than the selected indoor temperature,
it may take time to bring the inner temperature to the desired coolness.
• Air flow can also be adjusted manually. (See page 17 for instructions.)
• Avoid drastically turning down the temperature. Otherwise energy would be wasted and
the room doesn't be cooled faster.
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Dry
The air conditioner in Dry mode acts like a dehumidifier by removing moisture from the indoor air.
Dry mode makes the air feel refreshing in a humid climate.
1. Turn on the air conditioner.
Press the Power
button on the remote control.
ENGLISH
2. Set the operating mode.
Press the Dry button on the remote control.
icon appears on the display.
3. Set the temperature.
Press the Temp  or —button on the remote
control to increase or decrease the desired
temperature.
You can set the desired temperature within the
range of 18˚C~ 30˚C.
You can increase/decrease the temperature by 1˚C.
• When you are using the remote control, make sure corresponding indicator appears on
the display.
• Temperature/Fan speed cannot be adjusted while using this mode.
• Air flow can also be adjusted manually. (See page 17 for instructions.)
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operating your air conditioner
SELECTING OPERATION MODE
FAN
Fan mode can be selected to ventilate your room. Fan mode will be helpful to refresh the stale air
in your room.
1. Turn on the air conditioner.
Press the Power
button on the remote control.
2. Set the operating mode.
Press the FanMode button on the remote control.
indicator appears on the display.
3. Set the fan speed.
One of the following icons will appear on the display.

Press the Fan
or
button on the remote
control to set the desired fan speed.

Low fan speed is activated.
Medium fan speed is activated.
High fan speed is activated.
4. Open/block the vents.
Slide the lever towards
icon to ventilate the room with
fresh air and
icon to block.
• When you are using the remote control, make sure corresponding indicator appears on
the display.
• Air flow can also be adjusted manually. (See page 17 for instructions.)
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ADJUSTING THE AIR FLOW DIRECTION
Air flow can be directed to your desired position.
Horizontal air flow
1. Press the Swingbutton on the remote control.
2. The inner air flow blades move from side to side continuously to circulate the air.
ENGLISH
3. To keep the air flow direction in a constant position, press the Swingbutton on the remote
control.
Vertical air flow
1. Move the vertical air flow blades up or down to the desired direction with your fingers.
CAUTION
Be extremely careful with your fingers while adjusting the Vertical air flow direction.There is a
potential risk of personal injury when the unit is mishandled.
While the air conditioner cools the room, keep the blades towards upwards. If let blades
towards downwards in a constant time, moisture may be generated. Thus carries the risk of
electric shock or unit malfunction.
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
This advanced function allows you to turn on/off your air conditioner automatically even when you are away.
Simply set the time and your air conditioner will turn on/off automatically even when you are not home.
Connect the power supply again after disconnecting the power. The Timer is recounted. (AW12PK)
On timer
This function allows you to turn on the air conditioner automatically within the time range of 24
hours. On timer is available while your air conditioner is off.
1. Press the Timer button on the remote control.
indicator appears on the display.
2. Set the time you want the air conditioner to turn
on automatically.
Each time you press the button, time will increase
in hourly unit and you can set it up to 24 hours.
3. Set the operating mode.
Press one of the Mode button to select Cool,
dry mode on the remote control.
(Fan mode can not selected)
• Temperature/Fan speed can also be adjusted. (See page 14~15 for instructions.)
• All the indicators other than Timer indicator will disappear approximately after 5 seconds
after the setup.
To deactivate On timer
1. Press the Timer button on the remote control
until you see
on the display.
On timer you set will be canceled and On timer
indicator will disappear.
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Off timer
This function allows you to turn off the air conditioner automatically within the time range of 24
hours. Off timer is available while your air conditioner is on.
1. Press the Timer button on the remote control.
indicator will appear on the remote control display.
ENGLISH
2. Set the time you want the air conditioner to turn
off automatically.
Each time you press the timer button, time will increase
in hourly unit and you can set it up to 24 hours.
Operating mode, Temperature and Fan speed can be adjusted before setting Off timer.Fan
mode can not be selected in off timer mode.
(See pages 14~15 for instructions.)
To deactivate Off timer
1. Press the Timer button on the remote control
until you see
on the display.
Off timer you set will be canceled and Off timer
indicator will disappear.
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Good Sleep mode
This function will be helpful to enjoy your sleep. Air conditioner will automatically turn off in 8 hours
while the temperature will be set to give you maximum comfort during your sleep.
Connect the power supply again after disconnecting the power. The Timer is recounted. (AW12PK)
1. Turn on the air conditioner.
Press the Power
button on the remote control.
2. Set the Good Sleep mode on.
Press the GoodSleep button on the remote control.
The air conditioner will turn off automatically
in 8 hours.
will appear on the display,
remaining hours will appear on the display.
icon will appear on the display.
Operating mode, Temperature and Fan speed can be adjusted before or after setting Good
Sleep mode.(See pages 14~15 for instructions.)
Temperature changes in Good Sleep mode
Cool mode
If Good Sleep is selected after switching on the unit ,the air conditioner will run in Cool
mode.During this period, the temperature displayed is one you set for the Cool mode,
remain hour will apear after six seconds .If the GoodSleep is selected before switch on the
unit,the air conditioner starts running in Cool mode and the temperature is set to 26 °C.
To deactivate Good Sleep mode
1. Press the GoodSleep button on the remote control.
Good Sleep mode will be canceled.
The display will show its earlier temperature and
icons.
• Good Sleep mode is only available in Cool mode.
• Air flow can also be adjusted manually. (See page 17 for instructions.)
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Smart Saving mode
This function will set the temperature range limit to help you save energy while the air conditioner
is operating in Cool mode.
1. Turn on the air conditioner.
Press the Power
button on the remote control.
2. Set the Smart Saving mode on.
ENGLISH
Press the smartsaver button on the remote control
while the air conditioner is operating in Cool mode.
You will see
on the display.
icon will appear on the display.
•Smart Saver Mode can only be selected in Cool mode. When selecting Smart Saver,You
can not set the desired temperature below 24˚C.
•The fan will run always, while the compressor cycle on and off. When the compressor
off,the fan will run in low RPM,otherwise the fan will run in previously selecting mode.
To deactivate Smart Saving mode
1. Press the Smart Saver button on the remote control;
Smart Saver mode will be cancelled and the unit
will return to the mode you previously selecting(Cool
mode).
• Air flow can also be adjusted manually. Fan speed can be adjusted when using this
mode(See page 17 for instructions.)
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cleaning and maintaining your
air conditioner
When cleaning the filter, make sure to unplug the power from the unit. No special tools are needed to clean
it.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
1. Wipe the surface of the appliance with a slightly wet or
dry cloth when needed.
CAUTION
Do not use Benzene, Thinner or Bleach.
They may damage the surface of the unit and can create
a risk of fire.
CLEANING THE AIR FILTER
1. Open the front grille and slide the air filter out inserted at the back of the front grille.
AW12P
AW18P
2. Clean the Air filter with a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. If dust is too heavy, then rinse it with
running water and dry it in a ventilated area.
Air filter
• For best conditions, repeat every two weeks.
• If the air filter dries in a confined (or humid) area, odors may generate. If this occurs,
re-clean and dry in a well-ventilated area.
3. Insert the Air filter back in its original position.
4. Close the front panel.
MAINTAINING THE AIR CONDITIONER
If the air conditioner will not be used for an extended period of time, dry it thoroughly and disconnect from the wall.
There may be internal damage if moisture is left in its components.
1. Before storing the appliance, operate the air conditioner in Fan mode for three to four hours to
dry the air conditioner completely.
2. Upon removing from storage, dry the inner components of the air conditioner again by
running in Fan mode for three to four hours. This helps remove odors which may have
generated from dampness.
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appendix
TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to the following chart if the air conditioner operates abnormally. This may save time and unnecessary
expenses.
SOLUTION
The air conditioner
does not start operating
immediately after it has
been restarted.
• Because of the protective mechanism, the appliance does not start
operating immediately to keep the unit from overloading.
The air conditioner will start in 3 minutes.
The air conditioner does
not work at all.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected. Insert the power plug
into the wall socket correctly.
• Check if the circuit breaker is switched off.
• Check if there is a power failure.
• Check your fuse. Make sure it is not blown out.
• Check if your air conditioner to make sure it is not operating in Fan mode.
The temperature does
not change.
The cool air does not
come out of the air
conditioner.
Odors permeate in the
room during operation.
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PROBLEM
• Check if the set temperature is higher than the current temperature. Press
the Temp button on the remote control or Temp. button on the control
panel to change the set temperature.
Press  to decrease the temperature.
• Check if the air filter is blocked by dirt. Clean the air filter every two weeks.
• Check if the air conditioner has just been turned on. If so wait 3 minutes.
• Check if the appliance is running in a smoky area or if there is a smell
entering from outside. Operate the air conditioner in Fan mode or open
the windows to air out the room.
position. Outside
• Check your ventilation lever and make sure it is in
smell might come in when your ventilation lever is in
position.
The air conditioner
• A bubbling sound may be heard when the refrigerant is circulating through
makes a bubbling sound.
the compressor. Let the air conditioner operate in a selected mode.
The air conditioner
• Check if there is a gap between the air conditioner and the wall. Insulate
vibrates excessively
the crack securely.
or makes a lot of noise
during operation.
Water is dripping from
the air flow blades.
Remote control is not
working.
• Check if the air conditioner has been cooling for an extended period of
time with the air flow blades pointed downwards. Condensation may
generate due to the difference in temperature. Push the vertical air flow
blades upward and run the appliance.
• Check if your batteries are depleted.
• Make sure batteries are correctly installed.
• Make sure nothing is blocking the remote control sensor.
OPERATION RANGES
The table below indicates the temperature and humidity ranges the air conditioner can be operated within.
Refer to the table for efficient use.
MODE
COOLING
OPERATIONAL TEMPERATURE
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
Approximately 70˚F~90˚F
Approximately 70˚F~110˚F
INDOOR HUMIDITY
80% or less
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installing your air conditioner
GETTING READY TO INSTALL THE AIR CONDITIONER
First select a room and check conditions prior to installation.
Checking included parts
Check that all necessary parts are included. Actual accessories may slightly differ from the
illustration shown below.
Gasket
Draintube
Rubbercap
Screws
Selecting the best location
The unit should be level when installed, so that the drainage system and other mechanisms
operate efficiently. If possible, install the unit in a shaded area on the home’s north or east side.
Before installation, select a location that fulfills these requirements:
• easy access to control panel.
• away from direct exposure to sunlight.
• adequate ventilation.
• can easily connect to a power source.
• can support the weight of the air conditioner and will not cause increased operating noise
and vibration.
• where there is no obstacles near the air inlet and outlet.
• the bottom of the unit clears at least 750 mm above ground level.
Indoorside
awning
Outdoorside
75mm
min.
“A”
500mm
500mm
300mm
500mm
about 3˚
MODE
“A”
AW12
175mm
AW18
260mm
750mm
<Fence, wall
or other
obstacles>
150mm min.
Outdoor side
45˚
Indoor side
100mm or more
45˚
If the wall is thicker than 150mm,
cut the back of the wall at 45°.
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installing your air conditioner
SETTING UP THE AIR CONDITINER
The air conditioner must be installed horizontally or tilted slightly to the outside for proper water drainage.
Once a location has been selected for installation, proper drainage should be established. If the
drain tube and/or drain hose are not provided, call your nearest contact center.
1. Attach the gasket
unit with screws 4
1
and the drain tube
2
to the base pan hole
3
in the rear side of the
4
1
ENGLISH
Assembly for drainage
REAR SIDE
3
2
2. Connect the Rubber Cap
5
to the drain tube hole.
5
On exceptionally hot and humid days the air conditioner may overflow condensed water.
In hot and high humidity zones, make sure the Rubber Cap have been removed .
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