Frigidaire 220201d053 User Manual

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Your product is protected by this warranty

Your appliance is warranted by Electrolux. Electrolux has authorized Frigidaire Consumer Services and their authorized servicers to perform service under this warranty. Electrolux authorizes no one else to change or add to any of these obligations under this warranty. Any obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.














One year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing parts

Costs of service calls that are listed under


purchase date.

of this appliance which prove to be defective




in materials or workmanship.







Second through fifth

Repair or replace any parts in the Sealed

Diagnostic costs and any removal,


years from original

Refrigeration System (compressor,

transportation and reinstallation costs which


purchase date.

condenser, evaporator and tubing) proves to

are required because of service. Costs for



be defective in materials or workmanship.

labor, parts and transportation other than with




respect to the Sealed Refrigeration System.






Time periods listed

All of the provisions of the full and limited

Costs of the technician’s travel to the home

(Applicable to the State


warranties above and the exclusions listed

and any costs for pick up and delivery of the

of Alaska)


below apply.

appliance required because of service.








This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below.

1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.

2.Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.

3.Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient 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., which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.

5.Damages to finish after installation.

This warranty does not cover the following:


RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

2.Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.

3.Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Frigidaire servicers; use of parts other than

Frigidaire Genuine Renewal Parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.

4.Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.

Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. 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. This written warranty 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 order:

1.Contact Frigidaire 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:



P.O. Box 212378

Electrolux Canada Group

Augusta, GA 30917

6150 McLaughlin Road


Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2



Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux.

This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada.

FOR SERVICE CALL 1-800-444-4944.




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Product Registration

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. On all models, the serial plate is located on the outside of the cabinet.

Model No.

Serial No.

Register Your Product

The self-addressedPRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to the Frigidaire Company.


NOTE: This USE & CARE MANUAL provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the room air conditioner only as instructed in this USE & CARE MANUAL. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.


3Product Registration

3Normal Sounds

4Important Safety Instructions

5Using Air Conditioner

5Air Conditioner Features

6Care and Cleaning

6Energy Saving Ideas

7Avoid Service Checklist

Normal Sounds

Sound of Rushing Air

At the front of the unit, you may hear the sound of rushing air being moved by the fan.

High Pitched Chatter

Today’s high efficiency compressors may have a high pitched chatter during the cooling cycle.


“Gurgling or hissing” noise may be heard due to refrigerant passing through evaporator during normal operation.



Unit may vibrate and make noise because of poor wall or window construction or incorrect installation.

Pinging or Swishing

Droplets of water hitting condenser during normal operation may cause “pinging or swishing” sounds.



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Important Safety


The power supply cord with this air conditioner contains a current detection device designed to reduce the risk of fire.

Please refer to the section ‘Operation of Current Device’ for details.

In the event that the power supply cord is damaged, it cannot be repaired it must be replaced with a cord from the Product Manufacturer.

Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Do not remove any prong from the power cord.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong.

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug and current detection device

Read all instructions before using this air conditioner.

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.

Prevent Accidents

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using your air conditioner, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Be sure the electrical service is adequate for the model you have chosen. This information can be found on the serial plate, which is located on the side of the cabinet and behind the grille.

If the air conditioner is to be installed in a window, you will probably want to clean both sides of the glass first. If the window is a triple-tracktype with a screen panel included, remove the screen completely before installation.

Be sure the air conditioner has been securely and correctly installed according to the separate installation instructions provided with this manual. Save this manual and the installation instructions for possible future use in removing or reinstalling this unit.

When handling the air conditioner, be careful to avoid cuts from sharp metal fins on front and rear coils.

Electrical Information

The complete electrical rating of your new room air conditioner is stated on the serial plate. Refer to the rating when checking the electrical requirements.

Be sure the air conditioner is properly grounded. To minimize shock and fire hazards, proper grounding is important. The power cord is equipped with a three-pronggrounding plug for protection against shock hazards.

Your air conditioner must be used in a properly grounded wall receptacle. If the wall receptacle you intend to use is not adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper receptacle.

Do not run air conditioner with outside protective cover in place. This could result in mechanical damage within the air conditioner.

Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.


Operation of Current


Plug in & press RESET

The power supply cord contains a current device that senses damage to the power cord. To test your power supply cord do the following:

1.Plug in the Air Conditioner.

2.The power supply cord will have TWO buttons on the plug head. Press the TEST button. You will notice a click as the RESET button pops out.

3.Press the RESET button. Again you will notice a click as the button engages.

4.The power supply cord is now supplying electricity to the unit. (On some products this is also indicated by a light on the plug head).


Do not use this device to turn the unit on or off.

Always make sure the RESET button is pushed in for correct operation.

The power supply cord must be replaced if it fails to reset when either the TEST button is pushed, or it cannot be reset. A new one can be obtained from the product manufacturer.

If power supply cord is damaged, it CANNOT be repaired. It MUST be replaced by one obtained from the product manufacturer.




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Using Air Conditioner

NOTE: If the air conditioner is turned off, wait 3 minutes before restarting. This allows pressure inside the compressor and equalize. Failure to follow these instructions may be harmful to your unit.

To begin operating the air conditioner, follow these steps:

1.Set the thermostat to the highest number (coldest or cooler setting).

2.Set the selector control to the highest COOL setting.

3.Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow (see Air Directional Louvers).

4.Once the room has cooled, adjust the thermostat to the setting you find most comfortable.

Review the “Air Conditioner Features” section for other settings.

Air Conditioner Features The controls featured in this manual are representative of many available models.Your model may offer slightly different features.

Cool Mode

The desired cool setting is selected by rotating the knob to the right to the appropriate location. “hi cool” has maximum cooling effect and airflow.

lo cool” has minimum cooling effect and airflow.

Note: If your unit is equipped with a vent handle, keep it closed for maximum efficiency.

Fan Mode

Rotate the knob to the left to select your choice of fan speeds for air circulation.

Note: When selecting a fan speed, the compressor will not run.


The thermostat is used to set the desired room temperature when the unit is being operated in the

Please always wait 3 minutes when turning unit off then on again, and when changing from cool to fan & back to cool. This prevents compressor from overheating & possible circuit breaker tripping.




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Care and Cleaning

Clean your air conditioner occasionally to keep it looking new. Be sure to unplug the unit before cleaning to prevent shock or fire hazards.

Air Filter Cleaning

The air filter should be checked at least once a month to see if cleaning is necessary. Trapped particles in the filter can build up and cause an accumulation of frost on the cooling coils.

Remove filter by sliding out from the right-handside.

Wash the filter using liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse filter thoroughly. Gently shake excess water from the filter. Be sure filter is thoroughly dry before replacing.

Or, instead of washing you may vacuum the filter clean.

Cabinet Cleaning

Be sure to unplug the air conditioner to prevent shock or fire hazard. The cabinet and front may be dusted with an oil-freecloth or washed with a cloth dampened in a solution of warm water and mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

Never use harsh cleaners, wax or polish on the cabinet front.

Be sure to wring excess water from the cloth before wiping around the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the air conditioner.

Plug in air conditioner.

Winter Storage

If you plan to store the air conditioner during the winter, remove it carefully from the window according to the installation instructions. Cover it with plastic or return it to the original carton.

Energy Saving Ideas

Do not block air flow inside with blinds, curtains or furniture; or outside with shrubs, enclosures, or other buildings.

The capacity of the room air conditioner must fit the room size for efficient and satisfactory operation.

Install the room air conditioner on the shady side of your home. A window that faces north is best because it is shaded most of the day.

Close the fireplace damper, floor and wall registers so cool air does not escape up the chimney and into the duct work.

Keep blinds and drapes in other windows closed during the sunniest part of the day.

Clean the air filter as recommended in the section “Care and Cleaning.”

Proper insulation and water stripping in your home will help keep warm air out and cool air in.

External house shading with trees, plants or awnings will help reduce the air conditioner’s work load.

Operate heat producing appliances such as ranges, washers, dryers and dishwashers during the coolest part of the day.




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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 workman-shipor materials in this appliance.



Air conditioner will not operate.

Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.

Plug Current Device Tripped. Press the RESET button.

House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.

Selector Control in OFF position. Turn selector to ON (some models) or the desired FAN or COOL setting.

Unit turned off by moving thermostat to a higher number and then immediately turning back to a colder number. Wait approximately 3 minutes. Listen for compressor to start.

Unit turned off and then on too quickly. Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.

Thermostat set too low. Adjust thermostat to higher number for cooling.

Air from unit does not feel cold enough.

Turn selector to a higher COOL position

Thermostat set too warm. Set thermostat to colder temperature.

Room temperature below 60°F (16°C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 60°F (16°C).

Temperature sensing tube touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Straighten tube away from coil.

Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front.

Outdoor temperature below 60°F (16°C). To defrost the coil, set selector to FAN position. Then, set thermostat to warmer position.

Air filter may be dirty. Clean filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section. To defrost, set selector to FAN.

Thermostat set too cold for night-timecooling. To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set thermostat to a warmer position.

Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - NO ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front.

Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section.

Thermostat set too warm. Turn thermostat clockwise to a colder setting.

Air directional louvers positioned improperly. Position louvers for better air distribution.

Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc. - restricts air distribution. Clear blockage in front of unit.

Doors, windows, registers, etc. open - cold air escapes. Close doors, windows, registers, etc.

Unit recently turned on in hot room. Allow additional time to remove “stored heat” from walls, ceiling, floor and furniture.

Air conditioner turns on and off rapidly.

Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter.

Outside temperature extremely hot. Set to high cool to bring air past cooling coils more frequently.

Noise when unit is cooling.

Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, turn selector to lower FAN setting.

Sound of fan hitting water-moistureremoval system. This is normal when humidity is high. Close doors, windows and registers.

Window vibration - poor installation. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer.

Water dripping INSIDE when unit is cooling.

Improper installation. Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to installation instructions - check with installer.

Water dripping OUTSIDE when unit is cooling.

Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days.

Room too cold.

Thermostat set too high, set to a lower number on temperature dial.

If These Solutions Fail, Call 1-800-444-4944For Frigidaire Service.




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