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Room Air Conditioner


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Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA

Version 1C.2.06


Thank you for choosing a Danby Room Air Conditioner to cool your home. This Use and Care Manual provides information necessary for the proper care and maintenance of your new Room Air Conditioner. If properly maintained, your air conditioner will give you many years of trouble free operation. To avoid installation difficulties, read these instructions completely before installing/operating your unit.

NOTE: This unit is NOT designed for through-the-wall installation.

For easy reference, you may want to attach a copy of your sales receipt to this page. Note the following information provided (on the manufacturer’s nameplate located on the unit). This information will be needed when you contact a Customer Service Representative.

Model Number:

Serial Number: ___________________________________________________

Date of Purchase: _________________________________________________

Dealer’s Name and Address: _________________________________________


Refer to the trouble shooting section of this Use and Care Manual if the unit is not operating correctly. If these suggestions do not solve the problem, contact an authorized service representative or

call Danby TOLL FREE: 1-800-26-Danby


Do not leave a room air conditioner unattended in

This symbol denotes a caution or warning a space where people or animals who cannot react to a failed unit are located. A failed unit can

cause extreme overheating and fire in an enclosed, unattended space.



Electrical Specifications

1. All wiring must comply with local and national electrical codes and must be installed by a qualified electrician. If you have any questions regarding the following instructions, contact a qualified electrician.

2. Check available power supply and resolve any wiring problems BEFORE installing and operating this unit.

3. This 115V air conditioner uses 10.1 or less (depending on model) nameplate amps and may be used in any properly wired, general purpose household receptacle. See Table 1 for specifications for individual branch circuit.

4. For your safety and protection, this unit is grounded through the power cord plug when plugged into a matching wall outlet. If

you are not sure whether your wall outlet is properly grounded, please consult a qualified electrician.

5. The wall outlet (3-pin) must match the plug (3- pin) on the service cord supplied with the unit. DO NOT use plug adapters. See Table 2 for receptacle and fuse information. DO NOT USE "REGULAR" EXTENSION CORDS WITH THIS UNIT. If it is necessary to use an extension cord to connect your air conditioner, use an approved "air conditioner" extension cord only. (available at most local hardware stores)

6. The rating plate on the unit contains electrical and other technical data.

Table 1: Suggested Individual Branch Circuit

Nameplate Amps

AWG Wire Size*

4.9 to 10.1


AWGAmerican Wire Gage

* Based on copper wire at 60 °C temperature rating.

Table 2: Receptacle and Fuse Types

Rated Volts









Wall Outlet














Fuse Size



Time Delay Fuse

Plug Type

(or circuit breaker)





Energy-Saving Tips

Your Room Air Conditioner is designed to be highly efficient in energy savings.

Follow these recommendations for greater efficiency.

1.Select thermostat setting that suits your comfort needs and leave thermostat at that chosen setting.

2.The filter is very efficient in removing airborne particles. Keep air filter clean. Normally, filter should be cleaned every 2 weeks. More frequent cleaning may be necessary depending on indoor air quality.

3.Use drapes, curtains, or shades to keep

direct sunlight from heating room, but DO NOT obstruct the air conditioner. Allow air to circulate around the unit without obstruction.

4.Start your air conditioner before outdoor air becomes hot and uncomfortable. This avoids an initial period of discomfort while unit is cooling off the room.

5.When outdoor temperatures are cool enough, use HIGH or LOW FAN only. This circulates indoor air, providing some cooling comfort, and utilizes less electricity than when operating on a cooling setting.

Installation Notes

Electric Shock Hazard

To avoid the possibility of personal injury, disconnect power to the unit before installing or servicing.

Tools Needed for Installation

Screw Drivers: Both Phillips and flat head Power Drill: 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) diameter drill bit

Pencil Measuring Tape Scissors Carpenters Level


To avoid installation/operation difficulties, read these instructions thoroughly.

Your Room Air Conditioner is designed for easy installation in a single or double-hung window. This unit is NOT designed for vertical (slider type) windows and/or through-the-wall applications.

NOTE: Save the shipping carton and packing materials for future storage or transport of the unit. Remove from carton, the plastic bag containing the installation hardware kit necessary for the installation of your air conditioner. Please check the contents of hardware kit against the corresponding model check list, prior to installation of the unit. See Fig. 1

Installation Hardware

3/4" (19.1 mm)

Safety Lock (1)

Screws (9)


*3/8" (9.5 mm) Screws

*“L” Shaped

mounting bracket



*Factory installed on

some models.

*Factory installed



on some models.


Sash bracket (2)



Foam Seal (1)


Side Curtain RH (1)

Side Curtain LH (1)


Fig. 1




Because the compressor is located towards the rear of the unit, this side will be heavier and more awkward to manipulate. Therefore, it is recommended to have someone assist you during the installation of this unit.

Your unit is designed to evaporate condensation under normal conditions. However, under extreme humidity conditions, excess condensation may cause basepan to overflow to the outside. The Unit should be installed where condensation run-off cannot drip on pedestrians or neighboring properties.








Select the Best Location

20" (50.8 cm)






A. This room air conditioner is designed to fit easily




into a single or double hung window. However,



12"(30.5 cm)

since window designs vary, it may be necessary






to make some modifications for safe, proper








B. Make sure window and frame are structurally




sound and free from dry and rotted wood.



(50.8 cm)




C. For maximum efficiency, install the air conditioner






on a side of a house or building which favors


30"(76.2 cm)

more shade than sunlight. If the unit is in direct


wall, or



sunlight, it is advisable to provide an awning over





the unit.



Fig. 2


D. Provide sufficient clearance around the cabinet to




allow for ample air circulation through the unit.




See Fig. 2. The rear of the unit should be




outdoors and not in a garage nor inside a




building. Keep unit as far away as possible from




obstacles/obstructions and at least 30" (76.2 cm)




above the floor or ground. Curtains and other




objects within a room should be prevented from




blocking the air flow.




E. Be certain the proper electrical outlet is within




reach of the installation. Use only a single




outlet circuit rated at 15 amps. All wiring should




be in accordance with local and national




electrical codes.








WITH THIS UNIT. If it is necessary to use an




extension cord to connect your air conditioner,




use an approved "air conditioner" extension cord




only. (available at most local hardware stores)




G. DO NOT install unit where leakage of combustible




gas is suspected. Your air conditioner may fail to




operate in air containing oils (including machine




oils), sulfide gas, near hot springs, etc...





1. Assembly of the Upper Channel, to


Cabinet. (Factory installed on some models)


"L" Shaped Top Channel: Install the "L" shaped channel to the top of the cabinet as shown in Fig. 3 using four (4) 3/8"(9.5mm) screws.


3/8" (9.5mm) Screw



“L” Shaped


Mounting Bracket


Fig. 3

“U” Shaped Channel

(Factory Installed)


Completing the Installation (cont’d)

Carefully place the air conditioner into the window with the “L” shaped mounting bracket

(on top) positioned in front of the upper window sash. The bottom of the cabinet should be positioned on the “recessed” portion of the window frame. Pull the window down until it rests just behind the front flange of the (top) “L” shaped mounting bracket. See Fig. 5.

Expand the shutter frames (fully) on each side and secure the top of the frames to the window sash using one 3/4" (19.1 mm) screw on each side and one in the “L” shaped mounting bracket. Fig. 5

Secure the shutter clamp on each side of the (lower) shutter and secure to window sill using one 3/4" (19.1mm) screw on each side. Fig.5

2.Assembly of the Side Curtains to Cabinet.

Extend the shutter from the shutter frame and slide it into the shutter guide on the side channel of the air conditioner as shown in Fig. 4.

Slide the shutters into the top (“L” Shaped) and bottom (“U” Shaped channels. The shutters are identified (on frame) as left & right.











Shutter Frame

Fig. 4


3.Completing the Installation

Cut the foam (non adhesive) sealing strip to fit the area of the window sill that the air conditioner will rest on.

Window Sash

3/4" (19.1mm)


“L” Shaped



Fig. 5

Shutter clamps

Place the second foam sealing strip to fit the opening between the inside and outside windows then attach the safety lock to the outside window frame using one 3/4” (19.1 mm) screw. See Fig. 6.

Safety Lock

Foam Seal

3/4" (19.1mm)


Fig. 6

PLEASE NOTE: Window applications come in a variety of different styles. Therefore, it may be necessary to modify or improvise your particular installation.


Key Pad Features

LED DISPLAY: Displays the following information independently; Set Temperature, Ambient Room Temperature and Auto Timer On/Off settings.

POWER: Turns unit On / Off.

MODE MODE: Allows you to scroll through and select

the desired operating mode; Cool , Dry , Fan Only and *Auto Auto .

The selected mode will be denoted by the adjacent indicator light. *‘Auto’ is a pre-set factory program that automatically defines the mode (Cool or Dry) and fan speed based on the set temperature.

FAN SPEED: Select from four different fan settings;

Low , Medium , High

and Auto


during Cool and Fan Only mode. Please note:

During ‘Dry’ mode the fan speed is automatically defined .

ENERGY SAVER: Automatically cycles the fan on and off while the compressor is not in use.

TEMP. /TIMER Control: Used to increase or decrease the Temperature setting in 1°C / °F increments.and Auto-Timer On/Off settings in 30 min./1hr. increments.

Note: This appliance allows you select the temperature scale to be displayed in either “Celsius” or Fahrenheit” according to your preference. To change the temperature scale displayed on the electronic display, press both the “Temp/Timer” adjust arrows simultaneously to alternate between “Celsius” & “Fahrenheit”.

CHECK FILTER : The adjacent indicator light will illuminate as a reminder to clean the air conditioner filter (see page 9) Once the filter has been cleaned and replaced, depress the Check Filter button in order to resume operation.

SLEEP MODE : When activated, the current set temperature is gradually increased over a one (1) hour period then maintained for seven (7) hours. Once the program is complete, the air conditioner will resume to it’s previous set temperature (before sleep mode was activated). This feature is meant to be used during the night time hours to prevent the room from getting too cold (while you sleep) and results in less compressor running time and reduced energy consumption. Sleep mode may be cancelled by depressing the Sleep Mode button while the program is running.




















































AUTO-TIMER: Used to Initiate the Auto On and/or Auto Off timer.

While the Air Conditioner is off (Auto-On):

1.Press the Auto-Timer button once and the adjacent Auto-On indicator light ‘ ‘ will illuminate.

2.Use the Temp/Timer control cursors to select a delayed On time of up to 24 hours.

3.Select the appropriate mode under which you want the unit to operate (Auto-Cool-Dry-Fan Only)

4.Select the fan speed setting.

5.The time you selected will appear in the LED display..

While the Air Conditioner is on (Auto-Off);

1. Press the Auto-Timer button twice and the adjacent

Auto-Off indicator light will illuminate.

2.Use the Temp/Timer control cursors to select a delayed Off time of up to 24 hours.

3.The time you selected will appear in the LED display

The Auto On and Auto Off timer can operate during the same program by defining the Auto-Off parameters immediately after the Auto On parameters.

The Auto-Timer may be cancelled at any time by turning

7the unit On/Off.

Remote Control Features

Electronic Display: Displays the following information;

A:Remote Control power On/Off and Mode Icons

B:Clock and Auto-Timer settings

C:Current set temperature

D:Fan speed setting

Control Buttons

1.Power switch.


3.Fan Speed

4. Energy Saver


6.Used to increase or decrease temperature settings in 1° increments on the Celsius or Fahrenheit scale.

7.Cancels current Timer ON/OFF settings.

8.Lock prevents the remote control settings from inadvertently being changed.

9.Clock: Depress the button for 3 seconds in order to set the clock. Press the increase or decrease arrow to adjust the clock in 1 minute intervals, holding down the increase or decrease arrow will adjust the time in 10 minute intervals.

10.Used to activate the SLEEP program.

11.Toggle the LED backlight on/off.

12.Restore remote control default settings.

















© 7








To operate the hand held remote control will require two “AAA” Alkaline batteries (included ).

Batteries should be replaced when:

a)No signal (beep) is heard when attempting to program the main unit.

b)The main unit does not respond to a command

issued by the remote control.

Battery replacement:

1.Slide the rear cover on the remote in the direction of the arrow. Continue pulling (gently) until the cover separates completely from the unit.

2.Insert (2) batteries (AAA) following the same orientation (polarity) depicted inside the battery chamber.(+/-)

3.Re-install rear cover.

4.If the remote control will not be used for extended periods of time (vacations etc.), batteries should be removed.

The remote operates within a range of 8 meters

(26 ft.) from the receiver located inside the main unit. Any obstruction between the receiver and remote may cause signal interference, limiting the ability to program the main unit.


Care and Maintenance

When cleaning the air conditioner, be sure to turn the POWER OFF and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet.

1.DO NOT use gasoline, benzine, thinner or other chemicals on the air conditioner as these substances may cause damage to the paint finish and deformation of plastic parts.

2.Never attempt to pour water directly on unit as this will cause deterioration of the electrical insulation.

Air Filter Removal:

The air filter is located behind the air intake front grill. To remove the air filter, grasp the sides of the front grill and pull forward to open and access the filter.

To reinstall the air filter, reverse the above procedures. The air filter may be vacuumed or washed by-hand in warm water. Dry thoroughly before installing.

Cleaning Air Filter

1.Use a vacuum cleaner with soft brush attachment.

2.Wash the filter in lukewarm water below 40°C (104°F): To get better results, wash with soapy water or a neutral cleaning agent.

3.Rinse the filter with clean water and dry thoroughly before re-installing.


DO NOT forget to install the air filter. If the air conditioner is left to operate without the air filter, dust is not removed from the room air and may result in machine failure.

When the air inlet grill and cabinet are dirty, wipe with lukewarm water (below 40°C / 104°F). Use of a mild detergent is recommended.

End-of-Season Care

1.Operate the fan alone for half a day to dry out the inside of the unit.

2.Turn off power and remove plug from wall socket.

3.Clean filter.

4.Store (covered) air conditioner in a dry location.


When installing and/or removing the air conditionner from the window, ensure that caution is taken to prevent the unit from falling backward. It is recommended that installtion or removal of the airconditioner is done with assitance to prevent injury to persons or damage to the unit or property.


Troubleshooting Guide

Frequently, a problem is minor and a service call may not be necessary, use this troubleshooting guide for a possible solution. If the unit continues to operate improperly, call Danby’s Toll Free Number 1-800-263-2629 for assistance, or call one of our service depots listed in the enclosed “Authorized Service Depot” listing provided with this unit.


Possible Cause

Suggested Solution

Air conditioner will

No power to unit.

Check connection of power cord to

not operate.


power source.



Check fuse or circuit breaker.




Inefficient or no cooling.

Dirty air filter.

Clean or replace air filter.


Unit size inappropriate

Check with dealer to determine proper unit


for application.

capacity for application.


Blocked air flow.

Remove obstruction from grill or



outdoor louvers.


Power interruption, settings

Turn the unit off and wait 5 minutes before


changed too quickly, or

attempting to re-start.


compressor overload tripped.


Noisy unit.

Loose parts.

Tighten loose parts.


Inadequate support.

Provide additional support to unit.


Formation of mold, mildew, or

Clean unit thoroughly.


algae on wet surfaces.

Place algaecide tablet in base pan.




Water dripping outside.

Hot and humid weather.

Condensation run-off is normal under these




Water dripping inside.

Unit is not properly angled to

Unit must be installed on an angle for proper


allow water to drain outside.

condensation run-off. Check the unit and



make any adjustments.

Ice or frost build-up.

Low outside temperature.

When outdoor temperature is approximately



65°F or below, frost may form when unit is in



cooling mode. Switch unit to FAN (only)



operation until frost melts.


Unit air filter is dirty.

Remove and clean filter.




NOTES: 1. If circuit breaker is tripped repeatedly, or fuse is blown more than once, contact a qualified technician.

2.When unit is installed using proper installation steps, unit is properly tipped towards the outdoors to allow for condensation run-off.


Model • Modèle






For service, contact your nearest service depot or call:

1-800-26- (1-800-263-2629)

Pour obtenir le service, consultez votre succursale régionale de service ou téléphonez:

1-800-26- (1-800-263-2629)

Room Air Conditioner

The model number of your room air conditioner is found on the serial plate located on the right side of the unit above the power cord.

All repair parts are available for purchase or special order when you visit your nearest service depot. To request service and/or the location of the service depot nearest you, call the TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-263-2629

When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following information:

Product Type

Model Number

Part Number

Part Description

Climatiseur de pièce

Le numéro de modèle de votre climatiseur se trouve sur la plaque d'information qui se trouve sur le coté droit de l’appareil par dessus le cordon d’alimentation.

Toutes les pièces de rechange ou commandes spéciales sont disponibles de votre centre régional de service autorisé. Pour exiger le service et-ou le nom de votre centre de service régional, signalez le NUMÉRO SANS FRAIS: 1-800-263-2629

Ayez les renseignements suivants à la portée de la main lors de la commande de pièce ou service:

Genre de produit

Numéro de modèle

Numéro de pièce

Description de la pièce

Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9 Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA