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Friedrich P12B Portable Air Conditioner Installation&Operation Manual
Installation & Operation Manual
Portable Air Conditioner
Models P09A and P12A
PAC-IO (10-07)
Table of Contents
Thank you for purchasing the new Friedrich ZoneAire ® Portable Air Conditioner. We are confident that you will find this
unit a quiet and efficient example of Friedrich reliability.
This Installation and Operation Manual has been designed to
insure maximum satisfaction in the performance of your unit.
For years of trouble-free service, please follow these installation instructions closely.
Control Panel Unit Operation ...............................................4
Hose and window kit ............................................................7
Unit Identification..................................................................3
Remote Control Operation ...................................................5
Installation ............................................................................6
Water Drainage Methods .....................................................8
(1) This appliance is not intended for use by young children
without supervision.
Maintenance / Service..........................................................9
Safety cautions .....................................................................9
(2) The plug should be accessible after installation of the
Troubleshooting ..................................................................10
(3) The unit shall be installed in accordance with local and
national codes.
Warranty ............................................................................. 11
(4) If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
(5) Please wait three minutes before restarting when the
power is broken.
This Portable Air Conditioner is designed to provide a quick
and easy cooling solution for areas that either do not have air
conditioning or areas that the current system cannot maintain
at a comfortable level.
Portable Air Conditioner
(6) Due to momentary high current demand when your air
conditioner is started, use a "TIME DELAY" fuse or a
HACR type circuit breaker.
This unit is also great as a back-up system in case the primary
cooling system should fail.
Other means of conditioning should be employed when the
indoor temperature is either below 17°C (63°F) or above 35°C
(95°F) .
This symbol refers to a hazard or unsafe practice which can result in severe personal injury
or death.
Before you use your PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER, please
read this instruction manual carefully so that you get the best
performance from the unit.
This symbol refers to a hazard or unsafe practice which can result in personal injury or product or property damage.
This instruction manual is used for guidance and does not
form part of a contract. We reserve the right to make technical
changes without prior notice.
Unit Identification and Function
Control panel
Air outlet
Signal receptor
Air outlet hose
Air filter
Air intake hose
1/2" water outlet drain
Power supply cord
Control Panel Operation
Dehumidifying and cooling operation
Mode control
The operating range for cooling operation is 60°F - 90°F,
and the operating range for dehumidifying is 68°F-88°F.
The mode control has three settings– Cool, Dehumidify and
Fan. The settings are adjusted with the Mode Control button.
A light will indicate which setting is currently being used.
Power source
Cooling operation
• The AC socket must be firm and reliable.
• Don’t connect the portable air conditioner to a multiple socket
outlet which is also being used for other electrical appliances.
• Insert the AC power plug securely into the AC socket before
using the unit, when it beeps after two seconds, press ON/
OFF button, the unit begins to run.
1. Press MODE button to choose the cooling mode, LCD
window will show “cool”.
During the cooling operation, always place the air exhaust
hose through an open window.
2. Repeatedly press TEMP+ or TEMP- button to set a proper
room TEMP. between 60°F - 90°F.
LCDI power cord information
3. Press FAN SPEED button to choose between low and high
All Friedrich portable air conditioners are shipped from the
factory with a Leakage Current Detection Interrupter (LCDI)
equipped power cord. The LCDI device meets the UL and
NEC requirements for cord connected air conditioners effective August 2004.
To test your power supply cord:
1. Plug power supply cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
2. Press RESET (See drawing below).
3. Press TEST (listen for click; Reset button trips and pops out).
4. Press and release RESET (listen for click; Reset button
latches and remains on). The power supply cord is ready
for operation.
NOTE: LCDI device is not intended to be used as a switch.
Once plugged in the unit will operate normally without the
need to reset the LCDI device.
In order to improve the cooling efficiency:
a) If your room is directly exposed to the sun, draw the curtains.
b) Do not place near other heat source.
Dehumidifying Operation
1. Keep the windows and the doors closed to aid in effectively
dehumidifying the room.
2. Press MODE button to choose the dehumidifying mode, LCD
window will show “DRY”, the fan speed cannot be adjusted.
When used as dehumidifier only it is not necessary to install
the exhaust hose.
Time Set Function
To set the time to start the machine, with the unit off (but power
supplied), press TIMER button, the LCD window will show “
”, continually press the TIMER button, set the preferred
start time. The setting range is 1-24 hours.
If the device fails to trip when tested or if the power supply
cord is damaged it must be replaced with a new supply cord
from the manufacturer. We recommend you contact our Technical Assistance Line at (800) 541-6645. To expedite service,
please have your model and serial number available.
Test Button
Reset Button
To set the time to stop the machine, with the unit running,
press TIMER button, the LCD window will show “
”, continually press the TIMER button ,set the preferred time to stop
the machine. The setting range is 1-24 hours
NOTE: During timer mode if the TIMER button is pressed
again it will cancel the timer operation.
Warning Light
Condensed water may accumulate in the unit. If the internal
tank becomes full, the Warning Light will come on and the unit
will not operate until the unit has been drained.
Remote Control Identification and Function
Time/Temperature Set Control
Used for adjusting the timer and temperature
The default display on control panel is room
When the "
" or the "
" button is pressed
in cool mode, the set temperature is displayed
and may be adjusted. After 15 seconds the
display will revert back to room temperature.
Power Control
Timer setting is available from 1-24 hours by
pressing the button "
" on "
Fan Speed Control
Mode Control
Press this button to change the operation
mode in the order of:
Cool → Dry → Fan
Farenheit/Celscius Control
Press this button to change back
and fourth from Farenheit to
Celcius temperature readings
Timer control
In running mode:
Auto switch off
In standby mode:
Auto switch on
Press the "
" or the "
" button to
adjust the time setting for 1 hour interval.
Window installation
Window adapter kit
An installation parts kit is packed with your unit in a separate
carton. Before you discard the packaging that your unit came
in, please locate the carton that contains these parts and
ensure that all parts are present.
Window panel
Window panel extensions
Tube adapters
Air exchange tubes
Window panel extensions
Window panel
Attaches to window opening to
allow air exchange for system air
Extends window panel to fit
windows of various dimensions.
Tube Adapters
Connect Air exchange tubes to
window panel.
12 screws are included for
assembling the window adapter
kit. Some screws may be partially
assembled onto window panel.
Exchanges air between the unit
and outdoors.
Minimum window extension
Maximum window extension
Minimum hose extension
Maximum hose extension
Air Exchange Tubes
Instructions for assembling the window adapter kit
Back of
window panel
1. Insert tube adapters through the back of the window panel.
2. Secure each tube adapter with four screws through the
front of the window panel.
3. Insert window panel extensions into window panel. Lightly
tighten the screws in the window panel to hold the
extensions in place.
Tube Adapters
Window Panel
Window Panel
Extension screws
Window Panel
Installing the window adapter kit
Note: The window adapter kit must be installed and connected for the air conditioner to work properly in Cool mode.
The window adapter kit is not required when using the unit
in Dehumidify or Fan modes.
Your window adapter kit has been designed to fit most standard vertical and horizontal window applications. However,
it may be necessary for you to modify some aspects of the
installation procedures for certain types of windows.
1. Open window.
2. Place window panel with extensions into windowframe
and adjust to width of window.
Window adapter kit may be installed vertically aswell as
horizontally. This installaton may also be used for crank
style windows.
3. Tighten the four screws on the window panel to secure
the window panel extensions.
4. Close window.
5. The window adapter kit should now fit securely within
the window frame and you can now attach the air exchange tubes. If you are having trouble attaching the air
exchange tubes, you may attachthe tubes prior to installing the window adapter kit.
Attaching the air exchange tubes to the air
1. Attach the tubes to the window adapter kit.
2. Attach the other end to the air conditioner.
To attach air exchange tubes: push tube onto tube adapter
and twist until the tab is in place in the hole on the tube.
To remove air exchange tubes: twist the end until the tab is
clear of the hole in the tube and pull off.
Do not attach the tubes if using the unit in dehumidify
Maintain a clear distance (from walls, furniture, etc.)
of at least 10 inches around the unit to allow proper
air circulation and prevent damage to the unit.
Important: Do not over-stretch the exhaust tube ormake any unnecessary bends in it.
Condensation Handling
Draining Water
Your ZoneAire® Portable Air Conditioner is designed to evaporate the condensation removed from the interior space through
the exhaust hose. Under certain conditions it is possible that
the unit will not evaporate 100% of the removed moisture.
The water can be drained from the unit by removing the base
stopper and letting the water drain by gravity.
1. When the WATER FULL lamp is on unplug the unit and move
the unit to a suitable location for draining the condensation.
The unit is designed with a built-in reservoir to accumulate
excess condensate and help dispose of it.
2. Using the gravity drain method, ensure that the base stopper is located above a suitable area for draining the condensate and remove the stopper. Re-install the stopper once all
water has drained.
Internal Water Level
1. Under any mode if the water level is in the “low” area the
unit will function normally.
3. Return the unit to the original location and restore power
and duct connections.
2. If the water level is in the “normal” area the unit will continue to function normally while internally evaporating the
4. The WATER FULL indicator should be off and the unit will
return to normal operating mode.
Permanent Drainage
3. If the unit cannot evaporate all of the condensate internally,
the tank may become full. If the tank becomes full, the unit
will turn off, and the Water Full light will illuminate.
For permanent and continuous drainage, a 1/2" hose may be
attached to the unit and led down a drain.
Drain Valve
Maintenance /Service
• Disconnect the power before cleaning.
• Make sure there is no power to the unit before
beginning to maintain or repair the unit in order
to prevent accidents caused by electrical shock.
Cleaning the air filter
If the air filter is blocked with a lot of dust, the air flow volume
will be reduced. Clean the filter once every two weeks.
Open and clean the air filter:
1. Pull the filter out as shown in the drawing.
2. Take out the air filter from the filter cover.
3. Wash the air filter by immersing it gently into warm (about
40°C or 104°F) water with a neutral detergent or vacuum
the filter clean.
4. Rinse the filter and dry it thoroughly in a shaded place.
5. Install the air filter back to its original place.
Cleaning the air conditioner
Preparation for storage
Clean the surface of the unit with a damp cloth, then dry using
a duster or similar.
1. Turn off the air conditioner, disconnect the power.
2. Perform proper maintenance to the air filter and other parts.
3. Open the base stopper to drain out all of the water from the
base. Operating the unit in fan only mode for 12 hours will
help ensure there is no moisture within the unit.
Do not use chemical solvent (like benzene or alcohol) to clean the
surface of the unit. If you do so, the surface may be scratched,
damaged or even cause the case to become deformed.
4. Cover the unit to prevent dust or filth from entering the unit.
Prior to operating seasons
1. Check to ensure that the air inlets and outlets of the unit
are not blocked.
Drain valve
2. Make sure that air filter is properly in place before operating the machine. If the machine is operated with air filter
removed, dust and foreign objects will result in faulty performance of the air conditioner.
Safety Precautions
Power Sources
• Do not use a damaged or improper AC socket.
• Make sure the unit is installed in an accessible location.
• When unplugging the unit, hold the power plug securely
and pull it out carefully.
• Do not locate the unit in direct sunlight so as to avoid discoloration of the plastic.
• Never use an extension cord with this air conditioner.
• Do not use the unit in water or near water to avoid electrical
Other Warnings
• Do not use near gas appliances, fires or in the vicinity of
flammable liquids.
• Keep the unit one meter away from TV sets or radios to
avoid the risk of electromagnetic interference.
• Only operate the unit in the appropriate upright position.
• Ensure that the discharge air outlet is free from obstructions and not impeded by walls or other structures.
Before seeking repair or service, please check the following first:
Air conditioner does
not operate
Cooling efficiency
is not good
Too much noise and
The machine starts
and stops frequently
Is there power?
Is it plugged in?
Is the fuse or circuit breaker switch off?
Is timer on?
Is air inlet or outlet blocked?
Is there any other heat source in the room?
Are air filters dirty?
Is SET TEMP suitable?
Is indoor fan speed set at low?
Is the sound part of the refrigeration cycle?
Is unit leveled?
Is the voltage of the power source correct and continuous?
Is the air exhaust bent?
Push the plug into the wall socket
Change the fuse or reset breaker
Pres TIMER button
Clear the air path
Move the unit away from heat source
Clean the air filter
Set to a suitable temperature
Set to a suitable fan speed
The sound may be normal
Move unit to a level location
Repair the power source
Try to keep the air exhaust horizontal
In case of major malfunction, disconnect power immediately and call for service.
Friedrich Air Conditioning Company
P.O. Box 1540
San Antonio, TX 78295
ANY PART: If any part supplied by FRIEDRICH fails because of a defect in workmanship or material within twelve months from
date of original purchase, FRIEDRICH will repair the product at no charge, provided the product is transported to a Friedrich
Authorized Service Center for repair. ALL transportation charges are the sole responsibility of the owner. This remedy is expressly
agreed to be the exclusive remedy within twelve months from the date of the original purchase.
SEALED REFRIGERANT SYSTEM: If the Sealed Refrigeration System (defined for this purpose as the compressor, condenser
coil, evaporator coil, reversing valve, check valve, capillary, filter drier, and all interconnecting tubing) supplied by FRIEDRICH in
your Room Air Conditioner fails because of a defect in workmanship or material within sixty months from date of purchase,
FRIEDRICH will pay a labor allowance and parts necessary to repair the Sealed Refrigeration System; PROVIDED FRIEDRICH will
not pay the cost of diagnosis of the problem, removal, freight charges, and transportation of the air conditioner to and from the
Service Agency, and the reinstallation charges associated with repair of the Sealed Refrigeration System. All such cost will be the
sole responsibility of the owner. This remedy is expressly agreed to be the exclusive remedy within sixty months from the date of the
original purchase.
APPLICABILITY AND LIMITATIONS: This warranty is applicable only to units retained within the Fifty States of the U.S.A., District
of Columbia, and Canada. This warranty is not applicable to:
Air filters or fuses.
Products on which the model and serial numbers have been removed.
Products which have defects or damage which results from improper installation, wiring, electrical current
characteristics, or maintenance; or caused by accident, misuse or abuse, fire, flood, alterations and/or misapplication
of the product and/or units installed in a corrosive atmosphere, default or delay in performance caused by war,
government restrictions or restraints, strikes, material shortages beyond the control of FRIEDRICH, or acts of God.
OBTAINING WARRANTY PERFORMANCE: Service will be provided by the FRIEDRICH Authorized Dealer or Service
Organization in your area. They are listed in the Yellow Pages. If assistance is required in obtaining warranty performance, write
to: Room Air Conditioner Service Manager, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., P.O. Box 1540, San Antonio, TX 78295-1540.
NOTE: Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the limitation or exclusion of
consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
OTHER: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
PROOF OF PURCHASE: Owner must provide proof of purchase in order to receive any warranty related services.
All service calls for explaining the operation of this product will be the sole responsibility of the consumer.
All warranty service must be provided by an Authorized FRIEDRICH Service Agency, unless authorized by FRIEDRICH prior to
repairs being made.
Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.
Post Office Box 1540 • San Antonio, Texas 78295-1540
4200 N. Pan Am Expressway • San Antonio, Texas 78218-5212
(210) 357-4400 • FAX (210) 357-4480
PAC-IO (10-07)
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