EdgeStar AP14000W User Manual

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Portable Air Conditioner

Models:

AP14000HS & AP14000W

Owner’s Manual

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Important Safety Information

Improper handling can cause serious damage to the appliance and/or to the user.

This portable air conditioner is not intended for use by children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this product.

Electrical Safety

This unit is designed for indoor use only.

Do not use the unit in extremely humid or wet environments.

Do not wet the housing or control panel.

Do not pull the unit by the cord.

Always turn the unit off and unplug it from the socket when cleaning.

Unplug the unit if it is not going to be used for a long period of time.

Do not operate the unit with a damaged plug or a loose socket.

Use only the correct power supply with appropriate amperage.

If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, a service agent, or qualified technician.

Do not remove any part of the casing unless instructed by an authorized technician.

General Safety

This portable air conditioner is not intended to be used by children.

Do not allow children to play with the controls or drop any objects into the air outlets or vents.

Do not place objects or let any person sit on top of the unit.

Only use in the upright position on a flat, level surface and provide at least 20 inches of clearance from any walls or objects.

Route the power cord carefully to avoid a tripping hazard.

This unit is intended for domestic use only. Do not use the portable air conditioner for industrial or commercial use. Any other use may invalidate the warranty.

RESET

TEST

Your portable air conditioner is supplied with a Leakage-Current Detection and Interruption (LCDI) safety plug. This device provides protection to reduce the risk of fire due to arcing faults in the power supply cord. Before using your portable air conditioner, follow the instructions below to ensure that the LCDI plug is working properly:

1.Plug the power cord to a grounded outlet.

2.Press the TEST button on the LCDI plug. This should trip the plug and cut the power to the air conditioner. If the plug does not trip and you are able to turn on the unit, please contact EdgeStar support.

DO NOT USE YOUR PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER IF THE TEST FAILS.

Press the RESET button to start using your air conditioner.

Do not use the TEST and RESET buttons as an ON/OFF switch.

Electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste. Please contact your local recycling center for more information on how to recycle electronic waste.

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Table of Contents

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.................................................................

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INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................

1

PARTS IDENTIFICATION.....................................................................................

2

BACK VIEW ..........................................................................................................

2

FRONT VIEW........................................................................................................

2

INSTALLING THE CARBON FILTER...................................................................

3

WINDOW KIT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.................................................

4

PREPARATIONS FOR INSTALLING THE WINDOW KIT..................................................

4

INSTALLING THE GRATED ADAPTER........................................................................

5

INSTALLING THE WINDOW PLATES..........................................................................

6

ATTACHING THE DUCT CONNECTORS TO THE EXHAUST HOSE..................................

7

CONNECTING THE DUCT CONNECTORS TO THE UNIT ...............................................

8

CONNECTING THE DUCT CONNECTOR TO THE GRATED ADAPTER .............................

8

CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW..........................................................................

10

CONTROL PANEL LCD INDICATORS ..............................................................

10

USING THE CONTROL PANEL .........................................................................

11

POWER .............................................................................................................

11

Auto-Restart: ...............................................................................................

11

COOLING MODE .................................................................................................

11

DEHUMIDIFYING MODE .......................................................................................

11

HEAT MODE (HS MODEL ONLY) .........................................................................

12

FAN ONLY MODE ...............................................................................................

12

SPEED...............................................................................................................

12

TIMER ...............................................................................................................

12

How to set the unit to automatically turn on ................................................

12

How to set the unit to automatically turn off ................................................

12

WATER LIGHT ....................................................................................................

12

REMOTE CONTROL OVERVIEW ......................................................................

13

INSTALLING THE BATTERIES ................................................................................

13

REMOTE CONTROL LCD INDICATORS...........................................................

14

OPERATING THE REMOTE CONTROL ............................................................

15

POWER .............................................................................................................

15

COOLING MODE .................................................................................................

15

DEHUMIDIFYING MODE .......................................................................................

15

FAN ONLY MODE ...............................................................................................

16

HEAT MODE (HS MODEL ONLY) .........................................................................

16

FAN SPEED........................................................................................................

16

TIMER ...............................................................................................................

17

ENERGY SAVING GUIDE...................................................................................

18

MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................................

19

CLEANING THE UNIT ...........................................................................................

19

CLEANING THE PRE-FILTER .................................................................................

19

PREPARATION FOR STORAGE .............................................................................

19

TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................

20

TROUBLESHOOTING CONTINUED .........................................................................

21

SPECIFICATIONS...............................................................................................

22

EDGESTAR LIMITED WARRANTY ...................................................................

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this EdgeStar portable air conditioner. We are glad you chose us. We believe that your purchase of this product opens a relationship between you and EdgeStar. We will provide the customer support needed to nurture that relationship.

This manual contains important information regarding the proper installation, use and maintenance of your portable air conditioner. Following this manual will ensure that your product will work at its peak performance and efficiency.

Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely transport your portable air conditioner.

For Your Records:

Please write down the model number and serial number below for future reference. Both numbers are located on the ratings label on the back of your unit and are needed to obtain warranty service. You may also want to staple your receipt to this manual as it is the proof of your purchase, and is also needed for service under your warranty.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Date of Purchase:

To better serve you, please do the following before contacting customer service:

If you received a damaged product, immediately contact the dealer that sold you the product.

Read and follow this instruction manual carefully to help you install, use and maintain your portable air conditioner.

Read the troubleshooting section of this manual as it will help you diagnose and solve common issues.

Visit us on the web at http://www.edgestar.com to register your product, download product guides, additional troubleshooting resources and up-to-date information.

If you need warranty service, our friendly customer service representatives are available via email at service@edgestar.com or by telephone at 1 (866) 319-5473.

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Front View

Back View

Parts Identification

Front Air Vent Control Panel

Handle

Caster

Duct connector

Pre-Filter

Exhaust hose Air Intake Hose

Drain Port

Power Cord

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CAUTION: Never operate the air conditioner without the pre-filter attached.

Activated carbon filter

Installing the Carbon Filter

Your portable air conditioner ships with a pre-filter and an activated carbon filter. The carbon filter will help remove contaminates and odors from the air. It is recommended you replace the carbon filter every two to three months, or as needed. It is necessary to clean the pre-filter periodically. Follow the steps below to install the carbon filter:

1. Shut off the unit. Pull the pre-filter towards the hose.

Pre-filter

2.Insert the activated carbon filter between the pre-filter and the unit.

3.Reinstall the pre-filter.

Note: The size of the carbon filter may vary as shown below.

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Preparations for installing the window kit

NOTE: Exhaust Covers may be attached to the Grated Adapters. You may need to twist and pull apart to separate them.

Window Kit Installation Instructions

You must vent your portable air conditioner when running in it cooling mode and heating mode (HS model). Your unit includes a window exhaust kit that can be used to vent the unit out a window.

Before you begin, make sure you have all the parts necessary for installation.

Window Kit Parts List:

8 Screws

2 Grated Adapters

 

2 Exhaust Covers

2 Exhaust Hoses

1 Window Kit Plate with Holes

NOTE: You may need to contact your electrician if your room’s circuit is not able to power your unit.

2 Window Kit Plates

4 Duct Connectors

If you have multiple windows, choose one that is near an electrical outlet that will be able to provide sufficient power to your unit. See the power requirements listed on the product label printed on the side, or on the back of your portable air conditioner.

Your window kit can be installed on a horizontal or vertical sliding window as shown in the following pictures:

Follow the instructions on the next pages to install the window kit.

Note: This unit can be used with one or two vent hoses. The exhaust hose should always be used in cooling and heating (HS model) mode. The air intake hose can be used to increase the cooling efficiency of the unit. If the air intake hose is not used, simply cover one of the grated adapters on the window kit with a vent cap.

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Installing the grated adapter

1. Insert the round grated adapters through the back grooved side of the window kit plate with holes.

2. Secure the grated adapters by fastening the screws from flat side of the window kit plate to the holes on the grated adapter.

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Installing the window plates

3. Open your window and place the window kit with grooved side facing outward on the window sill. Then, slide the window kit plates to fit the width of the window. You can use screws to secure the window kit plates from sliding.

CAUTION: Secure your window by using window locks. Please contact your EdgeStar retailer to purchase window locks.

4. Lower the window to secure the window kit in place. You may need to use duct tape to better secure the window kit.

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Attaching the duct connectors to the exhaust hose

A.

B.

5. Attach the connectors to the hose:

A.Extend the ends of the exhaust hose

B.Thread the duct connector on by turning it clockwise until it stops.

20”

6.Roll the unit towards the window kit. Leave a space that is at least 20 inches to the wall.

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Connecting the duct connectors to the unit

7.Align the slots on the duct connector to the tabs and snap into the back of the unit.

Connecting the duct connector to the grated adapter

8. Align the slots on the duct connector to the tabs on the grated adapter and snap in place.

After you have installed the exhaust hose and window kit, you can plug in your portable air conditioner and start using it.

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Notes about the Exhaust hose

Your portable air conditioner is designed to exhaust condensate water that is collected from the air. This water, in either gaseous or droplet form, will be expelled out the exhaust port of the unit.

Please take this into account when deciding how to vent it.

1.The exhaust hose supplied with the portable air conditioner can be extended up to 48 inches; however for maximum efficiency, use the shortest length possible.

2.Try to prevent any kinks or bends in the exhaust hose. Kinks or bends may trap exhaust air which can radiate heat into the room or potentially cause the portable air conditioner to overheat and shut itself off.

Do not lengthen the exhaust hose by adding additional hoses or attachments.

3. The exhaust hose supplied with the portable air conditioner has been specifically designed for this air conditioner. Do not lengthen the hose by adding additional hoses or attachments or replace it with any other hose.

Warning: Longer hoses are not recommended.

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Control Panel Overview

Water Light

LCD Display

WATER

POWER Mode Speed Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Button

 

 

 

 

Timer Button

 

 

 

 

 

Up Button

 

 

Mode Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

Powers the unit on or off.

 

 

 

 

Mode

Changes between cool, dehumidify, fan, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

heat (HS model) modes.

 

 

 

 

Speed

Sets the fan speed.

 

 

 

 

Timer

Used to enable the timer.

 

 

 

 

(Up)

Increases the set temperature or timer hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decreases the set temperature or timer hours.

 

 

(Down)

 

 

 

 

 

The water light will turn on if the unit has filled

 

 

Water Light

 

 

 

 

 

the internal water reservoir.

 

Control Panel LCD Indicators

Fahrenheit / Celsius

Fan Speed

Temperature

Cool Mode

Dehumidify Mode

 

Fan Only Mode

Timer

Heat Mode (HS Model)

 

 

Water Full Indicator

Indicator

Function

 

F/C

Shows if the set temperature is in Fahrenheit or

Celsius.

 

 

 

Temperature

Displays the set or ambient temperature.

Timer

Appears when the timer is enabled.

Fan Speed

Shows the set fan speed.

 

Modes

Shows the set mode between,

Cooling,

Dehumidify, Fan Only, or

Heat (HS

 

model only).

 

 

Appears when the water reservoir is full.

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Using the Control Panel

Power

Use the Power button to turn the portable air conditioner on and off.

 

 

 

 

By default when you first use the power button, the unit should begin to

 

 

operate in cooling mode. The unit will remember the last used

 

 

mode/settings if you shut down and restart.

 

 

Auto-Restart: If power to the unit is interrupted, the air conditioner will

 

 

restart itself in its last used mode/settings once power is restored. The

 

 

compressor will restart after 3 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Cooling Mode

Cooling mode cools and dehumidifies the air. If the ambient temperature

 

 

drops below the temperature you selected, the compressor turns off and

 

 

the unit functions with the fan only. When the temperature rises above the

 

 

temperature you selected, the compressor turns on again.

 

 

Whether your desired temperature can actually be reached depends on

 

 

the ambient conditions. The room temperature remaining above the set

 

 

temperature is normal.

To operate the unit in cooling mode:

 

1)

Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

 

2)

Press the Power button.

 

NOTE: The exhaust hose

3)

Press the Mode button until the

Cooling indicator is selected.

must be used in Cooling

4)

Select the fan speed by using the Speed button.

mode in order to cool a

You can choose between Low,

Medium and High fan speeds.

room.

 

 

 

 

5)

Set the thermostat by using the Up and Down buttons. The thermostat

 

 

is adjustable between 61°F - 89°F in one degree increments.

Dehumidifying Mode

During the Dehumidifying mode, the unit will condense water out of the air

and exhaust it through the exhaust hose. . In high humidity conditions,

 

 

you may need to manually drain the unit. The ambient temperature in the

 

room will probably drop by a few degrees while using the Dehumidifying

 

mode.

To operate the unit in dehumidifying mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button.

3)Press the Mode button until the Dehumidify indicator is selected.

NOTES: If the room temperature is below 77ºF, the fan will always run on low speed while in the Dehumidifying mode. If you do not use the exhaust hose in Dehumidifying mode, you must manually drain the water from the unit. Additionally, the ambient temperature in the room will probably rise by a few degrees if you do not use the exhaust hose. You will be not be able to change the thermostat temperature while in Dehumidifying Mode.

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Heat Mode (HS Model Only) The AP14000HS portable air conditioner can work as a heat pump. It

 

must be vented for it to expel the cold air out the exhaust.

 

To operate the unit in heat mode:

 

 

1)

Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

 

2)

Press the Power button.

 

 

3)

Press the Mode button until the

Heat indicator is selected.

 

4)

Adjust the fan speed and temperature to your desired setting. The

 

thermostat is adjustable between 61°F - 80°F in one degree increments.

 

Note: The room temperature remaining below the set temperature is

 

normal. Whether your desired temperature can actually be reached

 

depends on the ambient conditions

 

 

 

Fan Only Mode

Fan Only mode is used to circulate the air in your room. No temperature

 

setting is needed.

 

To operate the unit in Fan Only mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button.

 

NOTE: Fan Only mode does

3) Press the Mode button until the

Fan Only indicator is selected.

 

not require that the exhaust

4) Press the Speed button to select the fan speed.

 

 

 

 

 

hose be attached.

You can choose between

Low,

Medium and

High fan speeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed

The Speed button is used to change the fan speed while in Cooling and

 

 

 

Fan Only modes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press the Speed button to select the fan speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can choose between

Low,

Medium and

High fan speeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timer

The timer can be used to either turn the unit on or off after a number of

 

 

 

elapsed hours. The timer is adjustable between 1-24 hours in one hour

 

 

 

increments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to set the unit to automatically turn on:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Press the Timer button while the unit is powered off. The Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator will appear on the LCD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Use the Up and Down buttons to set the time (displayed in hours) you

 

 

 

wish to pass before the unit turns on. After the selected time passes, the

 

 

 

unit will automatically turn on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to set the unit to automatically turn off:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Press the Timer button while the unit is powered on. The Timer

 

 

 

 

NOTE: To cancel the

 

indicator will appear on the LCD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Use the Up and Down buttons to set the time (displayed in hours) you

 

timer, press the Timer

 

 

 

wish to pass before the unit turns off. The unit will automatically turn off

 

button or Power button.

 

 

 

after the selected time elapses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Light

In high humidity situations, the internal water reservoir may fill. The unit

 

 

 

will automatically shut off and the water light will turn on. The

Stop

 

 

 

Indicator will appear on the LCD. Once the water is manually drained, the

 

 

 

unit will operate normally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Control Overview

The remote control can be used instead of the control panel to remotely operate your portable air conditioner. The remote’s functions are the same as on the control panel.

NOTES: Be careful not drop the remote control. Do not place the remote control in a location exposed to direct sunlight.

Installing the batteries

LCD Display

Power Button

Up Button

Down Button

Mode Button

 

Fan Speed Button

Timer Button

 

 

Fahrenheit / Celsius Button

Button

Function

 

 

 

Power

Powers the unit on or off.

 

(Up)

Increases the Temperature Timer, or Clock

settings.

 

 

 

(Down)

Decreases the Temperature, Timer, or

Clock settings.

 

 

 

Sets the mode:

Cool,

Dehumidify,

Mode

Fan Only, or

Heat (HS model) will

 

appear on the LCD.

 

 

Sets the fan speed. The

High,

Fan Speed

Medium or Low indicator will appear on

 

 

the LCD depending on the mode you set.

Timer

Used to enable the timer.

 

 

 

 

 

F/C

Switches the temperature between

Fahrenheit and Celsius.

 

 

AAA

AAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA

AAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)Remove the cover on the back of the remote control.

2)Insert the batteries with the (+) and (-) ends pointing in the correct direction.

3)Slide the cover back on.

CAUTION: Use only AAA batteries. Remove the batteries if the remote control will not be used for one month or longer. Do not attempt to recharge batteries not designed to be recharged. All batteries should be replaced at the same time. Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire as they may explode.

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NOTE: If you used the control panel to set up the unit, the remote control will not automatically update the information shown on the remote control’s LCD.

Remote Control LCD Indicators

Transmitter Indicator

Speed Indicator

Mode Indicators

Fahrenheit and Celsius

 

 

Indicator

Set Temperature

 

Indicator

Timer Indicator

Timed Hours

Indicators

Transmitter

Fan Speed

Mode

Set Temperature

Fahrenheit and

Celsius

Timer

Timed Hours

Appears when the remote control is signaling the unit.

Shows the set fan speed.

Low, Medium, and High indicator will appear depending on the mode you set. Shows the set mode.

The Cool, Dehumidify, Heat (HS

model), or Fan indicator will appear depending on the mode you set.

Shows the set temperature.

Shows if the set temperature is in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Appears if the On Timer or Off Timer is enabled.

Shows the number of timed hours when the Timer is enabled.

Mode Indicator

Function

Cooling

The unit will cool and dehumidify.

Dehumidify

The unit will remove moisture from the air.

Heat (HS model)

The unit will run as a heat pump. (HS model)

Fan Only

The unit will run as a fan and circulate air.

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Operating the Remote Control

Power

Use the

Power button to turn the portable air conditioner on

 

 

and off.

 

 

 

By default when you first use the power button, the unit will begin to

 

 

operate in cooling mode. The unit will remember the last used

 

 

mode/settings if you shut down and restart.

 

 

Auto-Restart: If power to the unit is interrupted, the air conditioner will

 

 

restart itself in its last used mode/settings once power is restored. The

 

 

compressor will restart after 3 minutes.

 

 

 

Cooling Mode

Cooling mode cools and dehumidifies the air. If the ambient temperature

 

 

drops below the temperature you selected, the compressor turns off and

the unit functions with the fan only. When the temperature rises above the temperature you selected, the compressor turns on again.

Whether your desired temperature can actually be reached depends on the ambient conditions. The room temperature remaining above the set temperature is normal.

To operate the unit in cooling mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button on the remote control.

3)Press the Mode button until the cooling indicator is selected.

NOTE: The exhaust hose

4)

Select the fan speed by using the

Speed button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

must be used in Cooling

5)

Change the set temperature by using the

Up and

Down

mode in order to cool a room.

buttons. The temperature is adjustable between 61°F - 89°F in one

 

degree increments. You can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius by

 

pressing the

button.

 

 

 

Dehumidifying Mode

During the Dehumidifying mode, the unit will condense water out of the air

and exhaust it through the exhaust hose. In high humidity conditions, you

 

 

may need to manually drain the unit. The ambient temperature in the

 

room will probably drop by a few degrees while using the Dehumidifying

 

mode.

To operate the unit in dehumidifying mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button on the remote control.

3)Press the Mode button until the dehumidify indicator is selected.

NOTES: If the room temperature is below 77ºF, the fan will always run on low speed while in the Dehumidifying mode. If you do not use the exhaust hose in Dehumidifying mode, you must manually drain the water from the unit. Additionally, the ambient temperature in the room will probably rise by a few degrees if you do not use the exhaust hose. You will not be able to change the thermostat temperature while in Dehumidifying Mode.

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Fan Only Mode

Fan Only mode is used to circulate the air in your room. No

 

temperature setting is needed.

To operate the unit in Fan Only mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button on the remote control.

NOTE: Fan Only mode does

3) Press the

Mode button until the Fan Only indicator is

not require that the exhaust

selected.

 

hose be attached.

 

 

4) Press the

Speed button to select the fan speed.

You can choose between Low, Medium and High speed.

Heat Mode (HS Model Only) The AP14000HS model portable air conditioner can work as a heat pump. It must be vented for it to expel the cold air out the exhaust.

To operate the unit in heat mode:

1)Make sure the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.

2)Press the Power button on the remote control.

3)Press the Mode button until the Heat indicator is selected.

4)Select the fan speed by using the Speed button.

NOTE: The exhaust hose must 5) Change the set temperature by using the Up and Down be used in Heating Mode buttons. The temperature is adjustable between 61°F - 80°F in one

degree increments. You can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius by pressing the button.

Fan Speed

The

Fan Speed button is used to change the fan speed while

 

in Cooling, Fan Only and Heating (HS Model only) modes.

 

Press the

Fan Speed button to select the fan speed.

You can choose between Low, Medium and High speed.

Note: Although the remote control will allow you to set the fan speed in Dehumidify mode, the unit will not actually change the fan speed.

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Timer

NOTE: To cancel the timer,

press the Timer button twice, or press the

Power button once.

The timer can be used to either turn the unit on or off after a number of elapsed hours. The timer is adjustable between 1-24 hours in one hour increments.

How to set the unit to automatically turn on:

1) Press the Timer button while the portable air conditioner and remote are powered off. The On Timer [ ] indicator will be blinking.

2)Use the Up and Down buttons to set the number of hours you want to pass before the unit turns on.

3)Wait until the On Timer [ ] indicator stops blinking. After the selected time passes, the unit will automatically turn on.

How to set the unit to automatically turn off:

1)Press the Timer button while the portable air conditioner and remote are powered on. The Off Timer [] indicator will be blinking.

2)Use the Up and Down buttons to set the number of hours you want to pass before the unit turns off.

3)Wait until the Off Timer [] indicator stops blinking. The unit will automatically turn off after the selected time passes.

Draining the Unit

When the portable air conditioner is in cooling mode or dehumidify mode, it will remove moisture from the air. The condensed water from the air will be collected in an internal reservoir and will be evaporated and exhausted out of the exhaust hose. However, in very humid conditions, the internal reservoir may fill completely. This causes the air conditioner to turn off to avoid overflowing the

internal reservoir. The indicator will appear on the Control

Panel LCD.

Direct drainage option

You can attach a drain hose to the drain port for continuous drainage.

1.Remove the rubber drain plug from the drain port.

2.Connect a drain hose to the drain port.

The portable air conditioner will now drain through the drain hose.

Please note that this unit has no drain pump; all water will drain with gravity only, i.e., only “downhill.”

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Energy Saving Guide

Read and follow the guide below to get the best performance and efficiency from your portable air conditioner:

Do not cover the air outlet (exhaust) while in use.

Do not place the unit in front of curtains or drapesto ensure they do not obstruct the air intake.

Minimize the length of the exhaust hose, but allow at least 20 inches of space on sides and back of the unit.

Make sure the exhaust hose is as straight as possible and avoid kinks or bends.

Keep curtains, blinds or drapes closed during the sunniest part of the day.

Use the timer to operate the unit before it is needed. For example, set the timer to turn on the unit in cooling mode for 3 or more hours to cool the room before you arrive. You may want to operate the unit all day if you live in a warmer climate.

Minimize the heat sources (direct sunlight, computers, servers, people, etc.) in the room.

Close all windows and doors.

Use the unit in a contained room. For example, a room with four walls and a ceiling, instead of a partitioned studio, or warehouse.

Make sure the unit is on a level surface.

Minimize the amount of humidity in the room. For example, run the unit as a dehumidifier.

To prolong the compressor's life, please wait at least 3 minutes before turning the unit back on after shutting it off.

Inspect and keep the pre-filters clean by cleaning regularly.

Inspect and replace the activated carbon filters regularly.

Perform routine maintenance.

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Maintenance

 

 

Clean the air conditioner and filters regularly to maximize

 

 

performance and efficiency, and prolong the unit’s life. Be sure to

 

 

always unplug the air conditioner from the power outlet before

 

 

cleaning.

 

 

 

Cleaning the unit

Use a soft dry cloth to wipe the body clean. If necessary, use

 

 

lukewarm water to dampen a cloth to clean the unit.

 

 

Use a soft bristle brush to clean between the vents.

 

 

Carefully use a vacuum cleaner to clean the condenser coils

 

 

Never use abrasive chemicals, volatile substances, gasoline,

 

 

detergents, chemically treated cloths, or other cleaning solvents

 

 

that may damage the cabinet exterior.

 

 

Never spray water directly on the unit.

 

 

 

Cleaning the pre-filter

To clean the pre-filter, follow the steps below:

 

 

1) Power off the unit and remove the pre-filter.

 

 

2) Remove the activated carbon filter.

 

 

3) Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to remove loose

 

 

dust and dirt, then rinse thoroughly under lukewarm running water

 

 

(below 104°F). You may use a mild soap and water solution if

 

NOTE: The activated carbon

 

needed. Allow the pre-filter to air dry in a cool and shaded place.

 

filter is not washable. You

Dry thoroughly before reinstalling.

 

should replace it every 2-3

 

 

months or as needed. Contact

Clean the pre-filter periodically. If the unit is used in a dusty

 

EdgeStar retailers for

 

environment you may need to clean it on a weekly basis.

 

replacement filters.

 

 

 

 

Warning: Never operate the unit without the filters.

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation for Storage

If you are not going to be using the unit for an extended period of

 

 

time, follow the instructions below before storing your unit:

 

 

1) Drain all the water from the unit’s reservoir. Operate the unit in

 

 

fan mode for a few hours to thoroughly dry any moisture left on the

 

 

coils inside the unit.

 

 

2) Power off the unit, and clean or change the filters.

 

 

3) Unplug and carefully wind the power cord.

 

 

4) Remove the exhaust hose and duct connectors and keep them

 

 

in a safe place.

 

 

If the unit will be stored in a garage, storage container, or

 

 

warehouse, place it in a sturdy box with plenty of packing material.

 

 

Caution: Do not transport or store the unit on its side or upside

 

 

down.

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Troubleshooting

Follow the troubleshooting guide below to resolve common issues.

Issue

Possible Cause

Solution

My air conditioner is

Unit is not receiving

Make sure the unit is

not functioning at all

power

plugged in

 

LCDI power cord is

Press the Reset button

 

tripped

on the LCDI cord

 

Insufficient power

Move the unit to

 

 

another outlet. Check

 

 

your circuit breaker.

 

 

(Refer to the rating

 

 

label on the back of

 

 

the unit to determine

 

 

the Amperage draw)

 

Water reservoir is full

Drain the unit and

 

 

restart

 

Control panel is

If no indicator lights

 

disconnected

turn on, contact

 

 

customer service

My remote control

Batteries not installed

Install new batteries

does not work and the

Bad batteries

Replace the batteries

indicator symbols on

Batteries installed

Reinstall the batteries

the remote do not

incorrectly

correctly

appear

A defective remote

Contact customer

 

control

service

My air conditioner is

The unit is not level.

Make sure the unit is

making a loud noise

 

on a level surface

 

A foreign object has

Remove the object

 

jammed the fan.

from the fan

 

The floor below the

Move the unit to a

 

unit is uneven

level surface

My air conditioner is

Unit may have been

Shut off the unit. Let

making a continuous

shipped on its side

the unit sit on a level

metallic knocking or

 

surface for at least 24

pinging sound

 

hours and restart.

 

Damaged compressor

Contact customer

 

 

service

My air conditioner is

Drain plug is removed

Attach the drain plug

leaking

Cracked base pan

Contact customer

 

 

service

My air conditioner runs

The air conditioner

Contact an electrician

for a little while and

may be plugged into

if the unit works in a

then it trips the power

an outlet that can not

different room or circuit

cord or the circuit

supply the correct

 

breaker

amount of current

 

The control panel

Your water reservoir is

Drain your unit.

Water light is on and

full.

 

the unit stopped

 

 

running.

 

 

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NOTE: If the ambient temperature is above 90°F the unit may not blow cold air.

TIP: Run the unit before it is needed. For example, run the unit in the morning before the area gets hot, and continue to run the unit all day long in order to maintain a low temperature.

Troubleshooting continued

Issue

Possible Cause

Solution

My air conditioner is

Unit is not operating in

Set the unit to be in

not cooling at all

cooling mode

cooling mode, and

 

 

lower the set

 

 

temperature (pg. 11)

 

The compressor is not

The compressor may

 

on

take up to 3 minutes to

 

 

turn on, or longer if it is

 

 

too warm

 

The ambient

Lower the room

 

temperature is too high

temperature to be

 

 

below 90°F degrees

 

The filter may be dusty

Clean the filters.

 

or blocked

(pg. 19)

 

Blocked exhaust port

Remove any

 

 

obstructions in the

 

 

exhaust hose and port

My air conditioner

The unit is not vented

The unit must be

blows cold air, but

 

vented. (pg. 4)

does not lower the

The area of the room

Minimize the size of

room temperature

is too large

the area to be cooled,

 

 

i.e. adding a drop

 

 

ceiling. Use more than

 

 

one unit to cool the

 

 

area, or use a larger

 

 

unit

 

Open windows and

Close any open doors

 

doors

and windows

 

Too many heat

Remove or shut off

 

sources

additional heat

 

 

sources such as radio

 

 

equipment, servers,

 

 

etc.

 

The room/garage may

Properly insulate the

 

be inadequately

room to be cooled, i.e.

 

insulated

using fiberglass

 

The ambient

The unit may not work

 

temperature is too high

if the room

 

 

temperature is above

 

 

90°F

 

Direct sunlight is

Close curtains or pull

 

heating the room

down blinds, and

 

 

minimize the direct

 

 

sunlight into the room

 

The filter may be dusty

Clean the filter and

 

or blocked

replace it if needed

 

Dirty condenser coils

Carefully vacuum the

 

 

coils clean

 

Obstructed air intake

Remove anything

 

or exhaust ports

blocking the ports

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Specifications

Description of product

Model

Voltage/Frequency

Input Power

Current

Color

Coolant

Timer

Dimensions

H x W x D

Weight

Description of product

Model

Voltage/Frequency

Input Power

Current

Color

Coolant

Timer

Dimensions

H x W x D

Weight

Portable Air Conditioner

AP14000HS

115V/60Hz

1200W Cooling

1000W Heating (HS Model)

10.5A Cooling

8.5A Heating (HS Model)

Silver

R22

24 Hour

32.7” x 20.1” x 16.75”

75 lbs

Portable Air Conditioner

AP14000W

115V/60Hz

1200W

10.5A Cooling

White

R22

24 Hour

32.7” x 20.1” x 16.75”

75 lbs

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EdgeStar Limited Warranty

One (1) Year Parts & Ninety (90) Days Labor

This product is warranted by EdgeStar to be free from defective workmanship and materials, subject to any conditions set forth as follows:

WHAT IS COVERED:

LABOR: For a period of NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of original purchase, labor will be performed free of charge at an authorized EdgeStar repair facility. At its option, EdgeStar will repair the product with new or remanufactured parts, or exchange the defective product with a new, refurbished, or remanufactured product. If a product is replaced, it will carry the remaining warranty of the original product. After the ninety (90) day period, EdgeStar will no longer be responsible for labor charges incurred. All defective products and parts covered by this warranty will be repaired or replaced on a mail-in basis to an EdgeStar authorized repair facility.

PARTS: For a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original purchase, EdgeStar will supply new, rebuilt, or refurbished parts free of charge. EdgeStar may request a defective part be returned in exchange for the replacement part. All replacement parts or products will be new, remanufactured, or refurbished. All products and parts replaced by EdgeStar under warranty service become the property of EdgeStar.

This warranty applies to the original purchaser only, and only covers defects in workmanship experienced during operation of the product under normal service, maintenance, and usage conditions. This warranty applies to the purchase and use of this product in residential settings within the United States of America.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED:

The following limitations apply to the coverage of this warranty. This warranty does not cover:

Labor charges for installation, setup or training to use the product.

Shipping damage, and any damage caused by improper packaging for shipment to an authorized service center, and any damaged caused by improper voltage or any other misuse, including abnormal service, handling, or usage.

Cosmetic damage such as scratches and dents.

Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced, e.g. filters, cartridges, batteries.

Service trips to deliver, pick-up, or repair, install the product, or to instruct in proper usage of the product.

Damages or operating problems resulting from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental specifications, uses contrary to instructions provided in the owner’s manual, accidents, acts of God, vermin, fire, flood, improper installation, unauthorized service, maintenance negligence, unauthorized installation or modification, or commercial use.

Labor charges incurred 91 days or more after the date of original purchase.

The use of EdgeStar products in commercial settings.

Optional accessories, attachments, and appearance items.

Products that have been modified to perform outside of specifications without the prior written permission of EdgeStar.

Products lost in shipment, or theft.

Products sold AS IS or from an unauthorized reseller.

Products that have had their serial numbers removed or defaced. Products with serial numbers that have been invalidated.

OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE:

If you believe your product is defective, contact EdgeStar Customer Support for troubleshooting assistance and warranty service at 1-866-319-5473. Please have your serial number and proof of purchase available. Once an EdgeStar authorized representative has confirmed that your product is defective and eligible for warranty service, the product must be returned to an EdgeStar repair facility. The purchaser is solely responsible for prepaying all shipping related costs to and from the repair facility. EdgeStar is not responsible for damage resulting from shipper mishandling or improper packaging. Do not return a defective product to the place of purchase. Products received without a return authorization number will be refused.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS REQUIRED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR ITS DISTRIBUTORS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

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E-mail: service@edgestar.com

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