Frigidaire FDL50R1, Dehumidifier, Dehumidifier dehumidifier, FDL70R1 User manual
OWNER'S GUIDE READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Record Model No. and Serial No. of this dehumidifier in space provided below. These numbers are printed on the nameplate located behind the bucket. Model No. Serial No. IMPORTANT: Keep a copy of your bill of sale. 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. Register Your Product The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, returned to the Frigidaire Company signed, and Contents 2 3 3 3 4 6 7 7 8 Warranty Important Safety Instructions Location How It Works Operation & Features Removing Collected Water Care and Cleaning Fault Codes Avoid Service Checklist Operate dehumidifier 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 used when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance. DEHUMIDIFIER P/N 66129900793 DEHUMiDiFiER Your product WARRANTY is protected by this warranty Your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Ebctrolux has authorized Frigidaire Consumer Services and their authorized servicers to perform service under this war ranty Elect_olux authorizes no one else to change or add to any of these obligations under this warranty Any obligations tot service and parts under tMs war ranty must be performed by Frigidaire Consumer Services or an authodzed Frigidaire servicer WARRANTY FRIGIDAIRE, PERIOD FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY One year from purchase date LIMITED 2ND-STH YEAR WARRANTY (Sealed System) Second throtlgh from original date _NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER THROUGH SERVICERS, original fifthyears pt_rchase ITS AUTHORIZED THE CONSUMER WILL: RESPONSIBLE WILL BE FOR: Pay all costs for repairing or replacing parts of this appliance which prove to be defective [n materials or workmanship Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL RESPONSiBiLITiES OF THE CONSUMER, _ Repair or repbce any paFts in the Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor cnndel_ser, evaporatflr and tubing) )roves to be defective ir_ materials or workmanship Dia_l/ostic costs and reirlstallatioll of sel%_ice Costs other tharl with Syster_E This warranty applies only to products items listed below. in ordinary household and ai/y removal, transportation costs which are required because for labor, parts arid transportatioll respect to the Sealed Retrigeration use, and the consumer is responsible for the 1 Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instrucBons provided with the product 2 Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accoK_ance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local pkJmbing, electrical and/or gas codes 3 Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufRdent 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, wMch are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from tl-_efactory 5 Damages to finish after installation 6 Damage to unit after remove from packaging carton EXCLUSIONS This warranty does not cover the following: 1 CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTYDAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSESRESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation exclusion may not apply to you of inddental or con_equenBal damages, so this limitation 2 Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship household use The consumer shall pay for such service calls or or material, or tot appliances not in ordinary 3 Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Frigidaire servicers:/Jse of parts other than Frigidaire (-_6BUiRGRenewal Parts: obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes s_ch as ab[Jse, [(fisuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God 4 IF YOU NEED SERVICE Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined Keel} your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record The (late 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 warranb, 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 older: 1 Contact Frigidahe 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: CANADA Frigidaire PO Box 212378 Electrolux Canada Group 6150 McLaughlin Road Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2 Augusta, GA 30917 800-444-4944 1-866-213-9397 Roduct features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice All warranties are made by ElectrokJx This warranty applies only in the 50 _ates of the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada¸ FOR SERVICE CALL 1-800-444-4944 Read all instructions before using this dehumidifier. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your dehumidifier, follow basic precautions, including the following: Important Safety Instructions 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. Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Do net remove grounding prong from power cord. Grounding type wall receptacle _:_il [ • • • • any circumstances, • _J_PI" / grounding prong ) • • Location Child Safety Precautions Destroythe carton, plastic bags, and any packing materials immediately after the dehumidifier is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is operating. Do not allow them to sit or stand on the appliance. Electrical Information For your safety and protection, this dehumidifier is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug on the power cord. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the round ground prong from the plug. Your dehumidifier must be plugged directly into a properly grounded and polarized three-prong receptacle. If the wall receptacle you intend to use will not accept a three-prong plug, or if you are not sure the outlet is adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet according to the National Electrical Code and applicable local codes and ordinances. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. Never unplug the dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle. Do not pinch, bend, or knot the power cord. Selecting a Location IMPORTANT: 1. Dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. Close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room. The effectiveness of the dehumidifier depends on the rate at which new moisture-laden air enters the room. 2. Place dehumidifier in a location that does not restrict airflow through the front of the unit or out of the louvers on the sides of cabinet. 3. A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an adjacent enclosed storage area, such as a closet, unless there is adequate circulation of air in and out of the area. It may be necessary to install a second dehumidifier in the enclosed area for satisfactory drying. 4. The dehumidifier must be installed on a level floor that will support it with a full bucket of water. 5. There should be a minimum of 12 inches clearance around the dehumidifier. How It Works When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coils. The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the side louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket on the front of the dehumidifier. The unit is designed to operate between 41°F (5°C), and 96°F (35°C). If the unit is switched off and needs to be switched on again, wait three minutes before doing so. Make sure the tank is fitted correctly otherwise unit will not turn on. OPERATION & FEATURES Allow the unit to reach room temperature To begin operating the dehumidifier, 1, Plug the power cord into a properly POWER indicators will illuminate. before operating. follow these steps: grounded 110/120 volt AC outlet. Note the (_D M_O_UM© _ow 0 _ m CONTINUOU_ (_) BUCKEX FULL • POWER 2. To turn the unit on press the ON/OFF button. The unit will run in the factory setting of CONTINUOUS and high fan speed. It is recommended you leave the unit running in the CONTINUOUS setting for the first three or four days until the sweating and dampness odors have stopped. _ LOW 0 _k • CONTINUOUS (_ BUCKETFULL • POWER 3. After a few days when the Relative Humidity has declined, press the HUMIDITY button to choose either 50%, 60% or 70%, so the room is kept at a comfortable concentration. The unit will cycle on and off keeping the desired level of comfort. _ LOW 0 _ 0 CONTINUOUS 0 BUCKET FULL • POWER 4. You can also use the FAN button to change the fan speed to HIGH, MEDIUM or LOW. The indicator light will show the setting you have selected. A higher fan speed will result in quicker moisture removal. .EBIU. • A. L0W 0 2., _0 O CONT£NBOUS 0 BUCKET FULL POWER 5. To shut the unit down, press the ON/OFF button. Note: the power indicator will still be lit when the unit is turned off. Only removing the plug will extinguish these lights. MEDIB.0 ct, LOW 0 _q_ _'_o O EONTINUOUS 0 BUCKET FULL • POWER REMOVING COLLECTED WATER 1. Emptying the Bucket: a. When the bucket is full the unit will shut down and the BUCKET indicator FULL light will illuminate. _u LOW 0 b_ O _ONT_NUOUS 0 BUCKET FULL PBWE_ b. c. d. Do not move the unit at this point otherwise water may spill on the floor. Press sides of bucket gently to unclip the bucket from the unit. Remove the bucket as shown in the photographs below and empty the bucket. e. Replace the empty bucket back into the unit and once seated correctly the unit will start up again. f. You should hear a click when the bucket is in the correct position If the bucket full light does not extinguish, in place as indicated by the photo. check that the float is correctly snapped , Continuous Drainage: a. For constant drainage operation, you will need a garden hose and a drain nearby to discharge the water into. b. Remove the bucket from the unit and set aside. c. Lift up the side flap located on the left side of the unit as looking from the front. (fig. 1 ) d. Insert the female threaded end of the hose through the opening. (fig.2) e. Screw the garden hose onto the threaded portion of the tray underneath the bucket opening. (fig.3) f. Make sure the hose is secure so there are not leaks. g. Direct the hose toward the drain making sure that there are no kinks that will stop the water flowing. h. Place the end of the hose into the drain. i. Place the bucket back in the unit and make sure that it is located j. correctly. (fig.4) Select the desired humidity setting and fan speed on the unit for continuous draining to start. fig. 1 fig.2 fig.3 Note: If the unit stops operating check that the bucket full light is illuminated. If it is remove the bucket and empty the contents and then check the seal between the hose and the drip tray. If there is a small leak then replace the hose gasket and re-tighten the hose. CARE AND CLEANING 1. Filter a. Remove the filter every two weeks based on normal operating conditions. b. To remove the filter. Remove Bucket then pull filter downwards. c. Wash the filter with clean water then dry. d. Re-install 2. Cabinet the filter, replace Bucket. a. Dust cabinet with an oil-free cloth, or using a damp cloth. b. Vacuum grill using brush attachment. 3. Water Bucket a. Clean bucket with warm water and detergent. FAULT CODES If the display reads "FI" or "F2", a sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center. fig.4 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 DEHUM IDIFIERDOES NOT OPERATE, Plug is disconnected House fuse blown breaker. flom outlet. Push plug firmly into wall outlet. or circuit breaker tupped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit The dryness level you selected has been reached. Dehumidifier automatically shuts off when selected amount of moisture has been removed from the ain If you want to remove more moisture, Select 'CONTINUOUS' by using the humidity button or knob. After the dehumidifier starts, reset the control to the desired setting. Bucket not installed properly See "Removing Collected Waten" Water in the bucket has reached its preset level. Dehumidifier automatically turns off when this occurs. Empty bucket and return bucket to position. Dehumidifier DEHUMIDIFIER RUNS TOO MUCH. is not turned on. Turn unit on. Windows or doors near dehumidifier Area to be dehumidified are open to outdoors. Close all windows or doors to outside. is too large. Check with your dealer to see if capacity is adequate. Air movement through dehumidifier is blocked. Grill or filter may be dirty. Use brush attachment of vacuum cleaner to clean grill. See "Care and Cleaning." Dehumidifier must be placed in a space that does not restrict air flowing into the rear coil or out of the front grill. Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moistuire in the room, the longer the dehumidifier will operate. Dehumidifier is in the CONT mode and will remain button or knob to set a RH% higher level. DEHUMIDIFIER IS OPERATING BUT ROOM IS NOT DRY ENOUGH. on in this mode use the humidity Humidity setting is too high. Press the HUMIDITY button or rotate knob to a lower setting or choose CONTINUOUS for maximum dryness. Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moisture in the room air, the longer it takes for the room air to become dry. Dehumidifier does not have sufficient "Selecting a Location." clearance to operate. Air flow to flont grill is blocked. See Room temperature is too low. Unit will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature 41 °F (5°C). See "Opelating Conditions." is below Refer to causes under DEHUMIDIFIER RUNS TOO MUCH. FROST APPEARS ON COILS ABOVE BUCKET OR DRIP TRAY. Dehumidifier has been turned on recently. This is normal due to refrigerant coil. Frost will usually disappear within 60 minutes. Room Temperature is too low. All models will operate satisfactorily 41 °F (5°C). NOISE IS LIKE A FAN. If These Solutions Air is moving through the dehumidifier. rushing through at temperatures greater than This is a normal sound. Fail, Call 1-800-444-4944 For Frigidaire the Service.
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