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AIR CONDITIONER

ELECTRONIC CONTROL

P/N 309000834 (10/99)

ROOM AIR CONDITIONER WARRANTY

Your product is protected by this warranty

Your appliance is warranted by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. WCI has authorized Frigidaire Consumer Services and their authorized servicers to perform service under this warranty. WCI 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.

 

 

WARRANTY

FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED

THE CONSUMER WILL BE

 

 

PERIOD

SERVICERS, WILL:

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

 

 

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One

year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under NOR-

WARRANTY

purchase date.

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

MAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*

 

 

 

workmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED 2ND-5TH

Second through fifth years

Repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration

Diagnostic costs and any removal, transportation

YEAR WARRANTY

from

original purchase

System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing) that

and reinstallation costs which are required because

(Sealed System)

date.

 

proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.

of service.Costs for labor, parts and transportation

 

 

 

 

other than with respect to the Sealed Refrigeration

 

 

 

 

System.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED

Time periods listed above.

All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties above

Costs of the technician’s travel to the home and

WARRANTY

 

 

and the exclusions listed below apply.

any costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance

(Applicable to the

 

 

 

required because of service.

State of Alaska)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NORMAL

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

items listed below.

OF THE CONSUMER

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.

 

6.

Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).

EXCLUSIONS

This warranty does not cover the following:

 

1.

CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES 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.

IF YOU NEED SERVICE 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:

Frigidaire Company

P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

800-444-4944

Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Product Registration

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. On most models, the serial plate is located on the outside of the cabinet. On some models, remove the filter and look at the bottom edge of the air conditioner behind the front grille for the model and serial numbers. Reading these numbers may be easier by using a flashlight or by removing the cabinet front as instructed under “Care and Cleaning.”

Model No. ____________________________________________________________

Serial No. _____________________________________________________________

Register Your Product

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

Contents

NOTE: This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the room air conditioner 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 practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.

2Warranty

3Product Registration

3Normal Sounds

4Important Safety Instructions

4Energy Saving Ideas

5Vent/Dial Plate/Front Installation

6Using Air Conditioner

6-11Air Conditioner Features

11Care and Cleaning

12Avoid 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.

Thermostat Clicking

Sound

As cooling systems cycle on and off, you may hear a “clicking” sound.

©1996 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

High Pitched Chatter

 

Today’s high efficient

 

compressors may have a

Vibration

high pitched chatter during

Unit may vibrate and make

the cooling cycle.

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.

Gurgle/Hiss

“Gurgling or hissing”

noise may be heard due to refrigerant passing through evaporation during normal operation.

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Important Safety

Instructions

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

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-prong

grounding plug

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 either on the side of the cabinet or 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.

• Do not block air flow inside with blinds, curtains or furniture; or

Energy Saving Ideas

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. (This will also improve the Remote Control operation.)

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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FIG. 1

Front Installation

FIG. 2

Some models are shipped in a removable sleeve, please follow the supplied Installation Instruction before installing the Decorative front and accessories.

Installing the Vent Control (on some models)

The vent control handle is included in the decorative front kit. The handle must be installed before the decorative front is attached.

1.Insert the handle with the “etchings (Vent/Air)” facing to the left.

2.Slip the black door extension into the split at the end of the handle.

3.For ease of assembly, push the handle in while pressing the door extension against the foam until the two pieces lock together.

4.Move handle in and out to be sure vent is operating properly.

Installing the Front Frame

Some models require installation of the front panel of the air conditioner included in a decorative kit. To assemble, follow these steps. Before installation, remove the tilt panel from the frame. Grasping the panel from both sides, gently pull to release, then lift panel from pivot points at bottom of frame).

STEP 1: INSTALL DECORATIVE FRONT TO CABINET:

Decorative Front

Loosen the screw to the left of the Electronic Control by 1/2 turn to easily install the decorative front.

Position the top of the decorative front over the top flange of the case, and align the tabs with the slots in the case (Fig. 1).

As you install the front frame to the unit be sure the vent handle is positioned through the front in the proper location (Fig. 2).

Carefully pull down on the front to engage the top tabs, while pushing the front over the case to ensure proper alignment.

The side tabs will “click” when front is seated.

Install front retaining screw(s) behind the filter and panel (Fig. 2 & 3).

• Then add filter and front panel.

• Install behind the filter handle.

FIG. 3

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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read

Using Air Conditioner

the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

To begin operating the air conditioner, follow these steps:

1.Plug in the air conditioner. (To prevent electrical hazards, do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.)

2.Set the exhaust vent to the CLOSED position.

3.Adjust the louvers for comfortable air flow.

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

Air Conditioner Features ELECTRONIC CONTROL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Before you begin, thoroughly familiarize yourself with the control panel and remote as shown below and all its functions, then follow the symbol for the functions you desire. The unit can be controlled by the touch pad alone or with the remote.

LOWERS

DISPLAYS

TEMPERATURE

TEMPERATURE/TIME

OR TIME

 

 

TURNS UNIT

RAISES

ON OR OFF

 

TEMPERATURE

 

OR TIME

SETS FAN SPEEDS

SETS HOURS

SETS MODE

 

REMOTE CONTROL

Slip battery cover off and pull the piece of plastic from between the battery end and the connector. For some applications the batteries supplied will first need to be installed.

PLASTIC

PIECE

STEP 1 — TO TURN UNIT ON:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS ON/OFF

PAD

Note: Remember that in this mode, the fan will run continuously while the compressor cycles on and off as needed to maintain the room temperature. (See also, power saver mode, step 6)

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Air Conditioner Features

(continued)

STEP 2 — TO CHANGE

TEMPERATURE SETTING:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS TO RAISE

PRESS TO LOWER

Note: Tap or hold either up(^) or down(v) button until the desired temperature is seen on the screen. This temperature will be automatically maintained anywhere between 60F (15C) and 90F (32C). If you want the display to read the actual room temperature, see step 5.

STEP 3 — TO CHANGE

YOU WILL SEE (WHICHEVER

FAN SPEEDS:

YOU HAVE CHOSEN):

DO THIS:

PRESS

WHICHEVER

YOU PREFER

STEP 4 — TO ALLOW CONTROL

YOU WILL SEE:

TO CHOOSE FAN SPEED:

DO THIS:

PRESS AUTO

Note: The fan speed will begin in HI, then adjust to MED and LO as the room temperature conditions dictate. For example, if the room doesn’t get too warm it will stay at LO. If the room temperature rises quickly, such as a door being opened, it will automatically go to HI speed. The fan speeds will readjust back to LO as the room returns to the original set temperature.

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Air Conditioner Features

(continued)

STEP 5 — TO OPERATE

YOU WILL SEE:

ON FAN ONLY:

DO THIS:

PRESS ON (if not running)

PRESS

FAN ONLY

CHOOSE ONE

Note: Use this function only when cooling is not desired, such as for room air circulation or to exhaust stale air.(remember to open the vent during this function, but keep it closed during cooling for maximum cooling efficiency.) You can choose any fan speed you prefer. (Note: The “AUTO” setting will not operate in FAN ONLY.)

During this function, the display will show the actual room temperature, not the set temperature as in the cooling mode.

STEP 6 — TO USE THE ENERGY

SAVER FEATURE:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS

ENERGY SAVER

Note: In this mode, when the compressor shuts off, the fan will continue to run for another 3 minutes, then shut off until cooling is needed, as sensed by the room temperature control. During this time, it may come on for 3 minutes to sense whether cooling is needed, then it will go off for 15 minutes. It will continue doing this to sample the room air for as long as necessary.

STEP 7 — TO SET FOR

DELAYED START:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS OFF

(If unit is running)

PRESS TIMER/OFF

Note: To do this, the unit must be in the off position.

When first set, the display will show .5 (one half hour), to increase the time up to 24 hours, go to step 8.

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Air Conditioner Features

(continued)

STEP 8 — TO INCREASE

DELAYED START TIME:

YOU WILL SEE TIME CHOSEN:

DO THIS:

PRESS

Note: Tap or hold the UP arrow(^) to increase delayed start time by .5 hours (up to 10 hours), then in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours. The control will count down the time remaining until start (8, 7.5, 7, etc.).

The unit will then come on in Cool and HI fan mode. The temperature maintained will be the same as you previously set. If you want to change it, Press ‘Cool” then Up or Down arrows until the desired temperature is indicated on the display. Press Timer pad again to show remaining time.

Switching unit on at any time will nullify this setting.

STEP 9 — TO SET FOR

DELAYED STOP:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS

(if unit is not running)

PRESS

Note: The unit must be running to make this setting.

Proceed as in step 8 to change the desired number of hours. The display will then continue to show hours and continue to maintain last temperature setting until the control will time out and turn the unit off.

STEP 10 — TO TURN UNIT OFF:

YOU WILL SEE:

DO THIS:

PRESS ON/OFF

PAD

Note: The control will always maintain the last setting when it is restarted next time.

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Air Conditioner Features

(continued)

ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Now that you have mastered the operating procedure, here are more features in your control that you should become familiar

with.

Remote control works exactly like the control panel, follow the same instructions.

The “Cool “ circuit has an automatic 3 minute time delayed start if the unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping. The fan will continue to run during this time.

The control will maintain the set temperature within 2-3degrees Fahrenheit, between 60F and 90F degrees.

Figure 1 (OFF)

Fresh Air Vent Control

The Fresh Air Vent allows the air conditioner to recirculate inside air (OFF), draw air into the room (FRESH AIR) or exhaust stale air to the outside (VENT). See Figures 1, 2 & 3 for this operation.

The “OFF” position is used when MAXIMUM cooling is desired. It may also be for room airre-circulationwithout cooling when the selector switch is set to the FAN position, this will also filter the room air.

The FRESH AIR position allows outside air to be drawn into the room to refresh the inside room air.

The VENT position removes stale air from the room and exhausts it to the outside.

Any vent position can be used with any fan selection.

Figure 2 (FRESH AIR)

Figure 3 (VENT)

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