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Operating Guide

Compact Programmable

Room Air Conditioner with remote control

CP18C30

Pleaseregister yourairconditioner

Wheneveryoucalltorequestservice on your appliance, you will need to provideyourcompletemodelnumber and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label.

Please record model and serial number information below:

MODEL NUMBER

SERIAL NUMBER

PURCHASE DATE

66121417 (4-06)

TableofContents

 

Air Conditioner Safety......................................................................................................................................................

2

Installation Requirements ...............................................................................................................................................

3

Tools and Parts....................................................................................................................................................................

3

Location Requirements.......................................................................................................................................................

3

Electrical Requirements......................................................................................................................................................

4

Installation Instructions..................................................................................................................................................

6

Unpacking...........................................................................................................................................................................

6

Window Installation (on some models) ..............................................................................................................................

7

Through-the-WallCabinet Installation ...............................................................................................................................

9

Complete Installation........................................................................................................................................................

10

Air Conditioner Use.........................................................................................................................................................

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Starting Your Air Conditioner—DigitalControl..............................................................................................................

12

Remote Control Operation................................................................................................................................................

13

Normal Sounds .................................................................................................................................................................

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Air Conditioner Care........................................................................................................................................................

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Cleaning the Air Filter......................................................................................................................................................

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Cleaning the Front Panel...................................................................................................................................................

14

Repairing Paint Damage...................................................................................................................................................

14

Annual Maintenance.........................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................................................

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Assistance or Service......................................................................................................................................................

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Warranty...........................................................................................................................................................................

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AirConditionerSafety

 

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGERWARNING

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

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Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using your air conditioner, follow these basic precautions: Do not use an extension cord.

Unplug air conditioner before servicing.

Use two or more people to move and install air conditioner.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Installation Requirements

ToolsandParts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.

Tools Needed

 

Flat-bladeand Phillips

 

Tape measure

 

screwdrivers

 

Drill and ³⁄" or smaller bit

 

Level

 

 

 

Through-the-wallinstallation:

In addition to the tools listed above, the following tools are needed for though-the-wallinstallation.

 

Saw

 

1" (2.5 cm) or thicker

 

Wood preservative

 

lumber

 

7 - #10 x 1" wood screws

 

Caulk

 

 

 

Parts supplied (on some models)

Check that all parts are included in parts package.

B

 

 

J

D E F G

H

I

 

A. Support brackets with

F. #10 x ¹⁄ " pan-headPhillips

adjustment bolts (2)

screws (4)

B. Foam seals (2)

G. #10 x ³⁄ " round-headscrews (6)

C. Window lock bracket (2)

H. #10 x ⁄ " pan-headPhillips

D. #10 x ¹⁄ " pan-headPhillips

screws (4)

screws (6)

I. Top channel

E. #10 x ³⁄ " washer-head

J. Side curtains (2)

Phillips screws (4)

 

NOTE: Installation parts are supplied fordouble-hungwindows up to 40" (101.6 cm) wide. A special Wide Window Kit is available from your dealer or service center. See “Accessories.”

LocationRequirements

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Check the location where air conditioner will be installed. Proper installation is your responsibility. Make sure you have everything necessary for correct installation.

The location should provide:

Grounded electrical outlet within 4 ft (122 cm) of where the power cord exits the air conditioner.

NOTE: Do not use an extension cord.

Free movement of air in room to be cooled.

A large enough opening for the air conditioner.

Adequate wall support for weight of air conditioner. Air conditioner weighs between 145 and 200 lbs (65 to 96 kg).

NOTE: Cabinet louvers must not be obstructed. Air must be able to pass freely through the cabinet louvers.

A

A. Cabinet louvers

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Window installation

Window opening measurements:

30"min. to 40" max. (76.2 cm to 101.6 cm) opening width.20" min. (50.8 cm) opening height.

A

B

A. 30" min. (76.2 cm)

B . 20" min. (50.8 cm)

Through-the-wallinstallation

The wall opening measurements should be:

Width: 30" (76.2 cm)plus twice thickness of wood used to build frame.

Height: 19ı3/4ˇ" (50.2 cm) plus twice thickness of wood used to build frame.

Depth: 21/2ˇ" (6.4 cm) minimum to 8" (20.3 cm) maximum.

C

A

B

D

 

C

A. 19 3/4" (50.2 cm)

C. Wood thickness

B. 26 1/2" (66.1 cm)

D. 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) minimum to

 

8" (20.3 cm) maximum

Electrical Requirements

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

Ground wire must be connected to ground screw located in lower right corner of air conditioner when air conditioner is in cabinet.

The electrical ratings for your air conditioner are listed on the model and serial number label. The model and serial number label is located behind the front panel on the flange below the control panel area.

Specific electrical requirements are listed in the chart below. Follow the requirements for the type of plug on the power supply cord.

Power supply

 

cord

Wiring requirements

230-volt(207 min. - 253 max.)

1/2"

(0.6 cm)

0-12amps

15-amptime-delayfuse or circuit breaker

Use on single outlet circuit only.

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Recommended grounding method

This air conditioner must be grounded. This air conditioner is equipped with a power supply cord having a grounded 3 prong plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating, grounded 3 prong outlet, grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If a mating outlet is not available, it is the customer's responsibility to have a properly grounded 3 prong outlet installed by a qualified electrical installer.

It is the customer's responsibility:

To contact a qualified electrical installer.

To assure that the electrical installation is adequate and in conformance with National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 - latest edition, and all local codes and ordinances.

Copies of the standards listed may be obtained from:

National Fire Protection Association One Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02269

Power Supply Cord

NOTE: Your unit’s device may differ from the ones shown.

B A

TEST

RESET

TEST

RESET

BA

A.Reset button

B.Test button

This room air conditioner is equipped with a power supply cord required by UL. This power supply cord contains state-of-the-artelectronics that sense leakage current. If the cord is crushed, the electronics detect leakage current and power will be disconnected in a fraction of a second.

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

To test your power supply cord:

1.Plug power supply cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

2.Press RESET.

3.Press TEST (listen for click; Reset button will trip and pop out).

4.Press and release RESET (listen for click; Reset button will latch and remain in). The power supply cord is ready for operation.

NOTES:

The Reset button must be pushed in for proper operation.

The power supply cord must be replaced if it fails to trip when the test button is pressed or fails to reset.

Do not use the power supply cord as an off/on switch. The power supply cord is designed as a protective device.

A damaged power supply cord must be replaced with a new power supply cord obtained from the product manufacturer and must not be repaired.

The power supply cord contains no user serviceable parts. Opening the tamper-resistantcase voids all warranty and performance claims.

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Installation Instructions

Unpacking

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install air conditioner.

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

Remove packaging materials

Remove and dispose of/recycle packaging materials. Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on the air conditioner. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.

Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your air conditioner.

Handle air conditioner gently.

1.Remove the air conditioner from the carton and place it on cardboard.

2.Remove shipping screws from the rear of the cabinet.

3.Remove the window lock bracket and screw from the air conditioner and set aside.

A B

A.Window lock bracket screw

B.Window lock bracket

4.Remove the ground screw and ground wire from the front of the air conditioner base. Save the ground screw.

A

B

A.Green ground wire

B.Ground screw

5.Pull on handles to slide air conditioner out of cabinet. Place air conditioner on cardboard.

A

A.Shipping screws

A

 

 

A.Handles

NOTE: Do not lift, push, pull or remove any expanded polystyrene (foam) from inside the air conditioner. It is not packing material.

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Window Installation (on some models)

NOTES:

Handle air conditioner gently.

Be sure your air conditioner cabinet does not fall out of the opening during installation or removal.

The place where the power cord exits the air conditioner should be no more than 4 ft (122 cm) from a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not block the louvers on the front panel.

Do not block the louvers on the outside of the air conditioner.

Attach Top Channel

NOTE: Attach top channel and side curtains to air conditioner cabinet before placing cabinet in window.

1.Locate provided bag of screws.

2.Place top channel on top of air conditioner cabinet, lining up the 4 holes in top channel with the 4 holes on top of air conditioner cabinet.

3.Using 4 - #10 x ³⁄ " washer-headPhillipsthread-cuttingscrews, attach top channel to air conditioner cabinet.

A

B

A.Top channel

B.#10 x ³⁄" washer-headPhillipsthread-cuttingscrews

Attach Side Curtains

1.Locate provided bag of screws.

2.Insert top and then bottom of right-handcurtain housing in top and bottom curtain channels on air conditioner.

Top view

AB

Bottom view

A

B

A.Curtain housing

B.Curtain bottom channel on air conditioner

3.Extend right-handcurtain outward so you may insert the first screw through the middle hole of the curtain. Using #10 x ¹⁄ "pan-headPhillips screw, screw curtain to middle hole in air conditioner cabinet.

NOTE: This screw is required to correctly attach curtain (top to bottom) to the air conditioner cabinet.

4.While the right-handcurtain is still extended, insert #10 x ¹⁄ "pan-headPhillips screws into the top and bottom slots of curtain. Screw curtain to the top and bottom holes in the air conditioner cabinet.

5.Slide the curtain housing into the curtain channels as far as it will go.

6.Repeat above steps for the left-handcurtain.

Attach foam adhesive seal

Attach foam adhesive seal along the bottom of the curtain bottom channel.

A

B

A.Curtain housing

B.Foam adhesive seal

A. Curtain housing

B. Curtain top channel on air conditioner

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Install Cabinet into Window

Handle air conditioner gently.

Be sure your air conditioner cabinet does not fall out of the opening during installation or removal.

The place where the power cord exits the air conditioner should be no more than 4 ft (122 cm) from a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not block the louvers on the front panel.

Do not block the louvers on the outside of the air conditioner.

1.Center empty cabinet in window. Check that lower rail of air conditioner cabinet is behind and against back side of windowsill. Maintain a firm hold on the air conditioner cabinet. Lower window sash to hold cabinet in place.

2.Measure the distance between the right-handside of the cabinet and the inside of the window channel.

3.Repeat for the left side. Adjust the cabinet until the distance on each side is the same.

A

B

C

A.Window sash

B.Empty cabinet

C.Window channel

4.Use a ³⁄ " drill bit to drill 4 starter holes ³⁄ " deep through the 4 holes in the cabinet and into the windowsill.

5.Attach cabinet to windowsill with 4 - #10 x ¹⁄ " pan-headPhillips screws.

B

A

A

A.#10 x ⁄" pan-headPhillips screws

B.Windowsill

6.Check that air conditioner cabinet is tilted to the outside so that water will run to the outside.

Attach Side Curtains to Window Frame

1.Pull left-handcurtain out until it fits into window channel. Use a ³⁄ " drill bit to drill a starter hole through the hole in the curtain housing and into the lower window sash.

Front View

Top View

B

A

C

A.Left-handcurtain

B.Window channel

C.#10 x ³⁄" round-headscrew

2.Insert one of the #10 x ³⁄ " round-headscrews through the threaded hole in the top of the curtain.

A

A.#10 x ³⁄" round-headscrew

3.Repeat for right-handcurtain.

Attach Support Brackets

1.Attach support bracket to the cabinet by aligning the holes in the bracket with the holes in the cabinet.

A

A. Align holes in cabinet with holes in support bracket.

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2.Using #10 x ⁄" pan-headPhillips screws, attach bracket to cabinet. Repeat for other bracket.

3.Turn the adjustment bolt for each bracket until the bolt touches the wall.

4.Turn the locking nut on adjustment bolt to lock in position.

A

B

C

A.Support bracket

B.Locking nut

C.Adjustment bolt

Complete Installation

1.Insert seal behind the top of the lower window sash and against the glass of the upper window.

2.Place one window-lockbracket on top of lower window and against upper window sash on each side of window.

3.Use a ³⁄" drill bit to drill a starter holes through the holes in each bracket into the window sash.

4.Attach both window-lockbrackets to window sash with #10 x ³⁄"round-headscrews to secure window in place.

 

C

 

B

A

A

A.Window lock brackets

B.Window rail seal

C.Upper window glass

Through-the-WallCabinetInstallation

NOTES:

Handle air conditioner gently.

Be sure your air conditioner cabinet does not fall out of the opening during installation or removal.

The place where the power cord exits the air conditioner should be no more than 4 ft (122 cm) from a grounded 3 prong outlet.

It is the customer's responsibility and obligation to have this product installed by a qualified technician familiar with through-the-wallroom air conditioner installations.

Do not block the louvers on the front panel.

Do not block the louvers on the outside of the air conditioner.

Option 1—Wood,metal or plastic molding

When using a wood, metal or plastic molding, the wood frame should line up with inside wall as shown.

A B C

Option 2—Plasteredwall with no molding

If the plastered wall is to be flush with the cabinet and no molding is used, the wood frame must be set ¹⁄" (13 mm) into the inside wall.

A B C

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Plastered wall

C. Wood frame

B. Inside wall

D. Louvers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Molding

C. Wood frame

B. Inside wall

D. Louvers

Install Wood Frame

D1. Construct wood frame. See “Location Requirements” for dimensions.

2.Measure outside width and height of frame to determine wall opening dimensions.

3.Cut opening through the wall. Remove and save insulation.

NOTES:

Dimension for depth depends on wall thickness and type of molding.

Do not block louvers in air conditioner cabinet.

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Use 1" (2.5 cm) or thicker lumber for wood frame.

A

B

C

A.Outside width

B.Outside height

C.Depth

4.Apply wood preservative to the outside exposed surface.

5.Insert the frame in the wall opening. Square and level frame.

6.Attach frame securely to the wall.

Install Cabinet into Wood Frame

1.Remove top channel and both side channels using a ¹⁄ " nut driver or socket wrench. Discard top channel and both side channels.

A

A

A

A.Remove these screws

2.Insert cabinet into the framed wall opening. The top of the cabinet should extend ³⁄ " (19.1 mm) into the room. If there is trim, the cabinet should extend ³⁄ " (19.1 mm) past the trim.

B

A

A.³⁄ " (19.1 mm) extending into room

B.Trim

3.Use a level to check that cabinet is level side to side.

A

A.Level

4.Check that air conditioner cabinet is tilted to the outside so that water will run to the outside.

5.Reuse the insulation to seal opening between cabinet and frame.

6.Use existing holes in sides and top of cabinet and 7 - #10 x 1" wood screws (not provided) to attach cabinet to frame.

NOTE: Do not overtighten screws or cabinet will distort and provide a poor air seal between cabinet and air conditioner.

7.Caulk all outside wall openings around cabinet.

 

CompleteInstallation

NOTE: Handle air conditioner gently.

2. Insert air conditioner into cabinet.

1. Make sure the free end of the ground wire is outside of the cabinet.

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install air conditioner.

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

A

A. Make sure the free end of the ground wire is outside of the cabinet.

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