Friedrich P-09 User Manual

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Installation & Operation Manual

Portable Air Conditioner

Model P-09

Rev 6-07


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-freeservice, please follow these installation instructions closely.


(1)This appliance is not intended for use by young children without supervision.

(2)The plug should be accessible after installation of the appliance.

(3)The unit shall be installed in accordance with local and national codes.

(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.

(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 symbol refers to a hazard or unsafe prac- ! WARNING tice which can result in severe personal injury or


This symbol refers to a hazard or unsafe prac- ! CAUTION tice which can result in personal injury or prod-

uct or property damage.

Table of Contents




Unit Identification......................................................................


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


Control Panel Unit Operation ...................................................


Water Drainage Methods .........................................................


Maintenance/service ................................................................


Safety cautions.........................................................................




Installation ..............................................................................


Hose and window kit ..............................................................






Portable Air Conditioner


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.

This unit is also great as a back-upsystem 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) .


Before you use your PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER, please read this instruction manual carefully so that you get the best performance from the unit.

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



Condensate Pump

Hose connection


Unit Identification and Function

Control Panel

TIMER Button Set the time for switch-on,switch-offor to clear the timer

SWING Button Choose either auto-swingor fixed direction mode

FAN SPEED Button Choose high, medium or low fan speed

TEMP Buttons



MODE Button


Press this button

up or down

to select among





cooling, dry and



fan modes








Swing Fan Speed





Water Full







ON/OFF Button

indication lamp

indication lamp


Display Screen


Remote Control Identification and Function

Press this button to choose high, medium or low-speedof air delivery

Press this button to select auto-swingor fixed air delivery.

This button is used to set the room temperature. Each pressing of the "+" or "-"button increases or decreases the temperature by 1°.

Pressing this button will select among cool, dry or fan modes.

When batteries are inserted, the time is automatically set to 12:00 AM (EX: Set to 10:30 AM)

Press the CLK button.

Unload the back cover. Push the clock button with the tip of a ball-pointpen, etc. The time indicator is blinking and can set the present time.


Control Panel Operation

Dehumidifying and cooling operation

The operating range for cooling operation is 63°F - 88°F (or17°C-31°C)and the operating range for dehumidifying is68°F-88°F(or 20°C - 31°C).

Power source

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.

LCDI power cord information

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.

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


Cooling operation

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 TEMPbutton to set a proper room TEMP. between 63°F - 88°F.

3.Press FAN SPEED button to choose a proper fan speed: high, middle, low speed.

4.Press SWING button to adjust the air delivery direction, The LCD window will show “ ”.


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 1-12hours.

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 is1-12hours

NOTE: During timer mode if the TIMER button is pressed again it will cancel the timer operation.


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 unit is designed with a built-inreservoir and pump to accumulate excess condensate and help dispose of it.

Internal Water Level

1.Under any mode if the water level is in the “low” area the unit will function normally.

2.If the water level is in the “normal” area the unit will continue to function normally with the internal recirculation pump running to evaporate the water. You may hear the pump run at times.

3.If the water level is in the “high” area the unit will function normally and the water pump will work for 10 minutes. After that, if the water level returns to the “low” or “normal” level the unit will function normally. If after running 10 minutes, the water level is still in the “high” area the machine will turn off and the WATER FULL lamp on the control panel will illuminate. The LCD window indicates failure code E5.

The water can be drained from the unit either by removing the base stopper and letting the water drain by gravity. Or the condensate pump hose may be used to direct the condensate to a drain location like a sink.

1.When the WATER FULL lamp is on unplug the unit and move the unit to a suitable location for draining the condensation.

2.If 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-installthe stopper once all water has drained.

If using the condensate removal pump ensure that the condensate pump hose is located in a proper area for drainage. Restore power to the unit and press both the TIMER and SWING buttons simultaneously and the pump will begin to run.

3.Return the unit to the original location and restore power and duct connections.

4.The WATER FULL indicator should be off and the unit will return to normal operating mode.

water tank


Maintenance /Service

! WARNING • 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.


Maintenance /Service

Cleaning the air conditioner

Clean the surface of the unit with a damp cloth, then dry using a duster or similar.


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.

Preparation for storage

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.

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.

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





Make sure the unit is installed in an accessible location.

Do not locate the unit in direct sunlight so as to avoid discoloration of the plastic.

Do not use the unit in water or near water to avoid electrical shock.

Do not use near gas appliances, fires or in the vicinity of flammable liquids.

Only operate the unit in the appropriate upright position.


Power Sources

Do not use a damaged or improper AC socket.

When unplugging the unit, hold the power plug securely and pull it out carefully.

Never use an extension cord with this air conditioner.

Other Warnings

Keep the unit one meter away from TV sets or radios to avoid the risk of electromagnetic interference.

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:











Is there power?


Air conditioner does

Is it plugged in?

Push the plug into the wall socket

not operate

Is the fuse or circuit breaker switch off?

Change the fuse or reset breaker





Is timer on?

Pres TIMER button





Is air inlet or outlet blocked?

Clear the air path

Cooling efficiency

Is there any other heat source in the room?

Move the unit away from heat source

Are air filters dirty?

Clean the air filter

is not good

Is SET TEMP suitable?

Set to a suitable temperature









Is indoor fan speed set at low?

Set to a suitable fan speed

Too much noise and

Is the sound part of the refrigeration cycle?

The sound may be normal



Is unit leveled?

Move unit to a level location

The machine starts

Is the voltage of the power source correct and continuous?

Repair the power source

and stops frequently

Is the air exhaust bent?

Try to keep the air exhaust horizontal




In case of major malfunction, disconnect power immediately and call for service.












Self diagnosis function

The following error codes are pre-programmedinto each unit to help identify possible unit conditions.

Failure code

Diagnosis of Malfunction


Room Temperature sensor failure


Coils sensor failure


Unit malfunction


Water level exceeded capacity


Selection of installation location

Put the portable air conditioner in a flat location where the air outlets cannot be covered up, place the unit no less than 20 in. (50 cm) away from a wall or other obstacle.











Mounting the intake and exhaust hoses

1)Fit one end of the exhaust hose to the exhaust terminal of the unit then rotate it 2 - 3 revolutions to tighten the hose into the terminal.

2)Put the other end (discharge) to the nearest window.

3)Install the intake hose in the same manner

Note: The length of the air intake and exhaust hoses are between 24" - 72". Try to keep the hose as straight and horizontal as possible.

Air exhaust terminal




Air intake hose

Instructions to install hose

If the hose becomes disconnected from the hose fitting it must be reinserted. Fit the hose to the hose fitting then rotate it 2-3revolutions to tighten the hose into the fitting. See figure below:

Correct mounting shown below

(If mounting in the wall, the height of the hole should be 16" - 51")


Instructions to install hose cont'd

If the air exhaust requires bending, see below:

Incorrect hose mounting ( Air exhaust bend is too great and will restrict airflow). See below:

Window kit installation

Your window kit has been designed to fit most standard “vertical” and “horizontal” window applications. However, it may be necessary for you to improvise/modify some aspects of the installation procedures for certain types of windows. Please refer drawings below for minimum and maximum window openings.

Instruction: Install two screws into installation board II