Remove side curtains. Slide curtains out to
fullest width. From the back side, remove the
screws which attach the
curtains to the cabinet. (See A in illustration
head screws holding top
channel. (See B in illustration at left.)
head screws on sides of
cabinet. (See C in illustration at left.)
Holding the cabinet on both sides, carefully
lift cabinet off unit base. Watch out for the
sharp metal fins on the front and rear
Wrap the motor, electrical control box, and
compressor terminal box in plastic film to
make sure no water or other liquid gets
inside. Water or other liquids could damage
insulation and cause serious mechanical
Clean and hose out the base, coils, and
pans. Clean at least once a year,
or more often if the condenser coils and pans
collect dirt, sand, leaves, insects, or algae.
Also, clean if you detect an odor coming from
the air conditioner.
Do not use the collected
water for drinking purposes. It is not sanitary.
Remove plastic film from motor and electrical
11. Replace air conditioner in cabinet. Reattach
top channel and side curtains.
12. Reinstall air conditioner in window.
13. Replace front panel.
14. Plug in power cord.
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours before
starting the unit again. This allows time for all
areas to dry thoroughly. The water from rainfall or
from normal operation does not harm these
Energy saving tips
Improve home insulation. Seal doors and
windows. Close fireplace flue.
Close blinds or drapes on sunny side of house.
Add window awnings.
Keep air filter clean.
Do not block airflow with drapes or furniture.
Ventilate attic. High temperatures
in the attic
add to the cooling load.
Try not to use heat-producing
the hottest part of the day.
Turn lights and appliances
off when not
Keep heat registers and cool-air returns closed.
Use exhaust venting fans while cooking, doing
laundry, and bathing.