Remove the side curtains. Slide curtains
out to their fullest width. From the back
side, remove the Phillips-head
which attach the curtains to the cabinet.
(See A in illustration.)
Remove the slotted, hex-head screws
holding the top channel. (See B in
Remove slotted, hex-head screws on
sides of cabinet. (See C in illustration.)
Holding the cabinet on both sides,
carefully lift cabinet off base. Watch out
for the sharp metal fins on the front and
Wrap the motor, electrical control box,
and compressor terminal box in plastic
film to make sure no water or other liquids
get inside. Water or other liquids could
damage the insulation and cause serious
Clean and hose out the base, coils, and
pans. Clean air conditioner
at least once a year or more often if the
condenser coils and pans collect dirt,
sand, leaves, insects, or algae. Also,
clean the air conditioner
if you detect an
NOTE: It is a good idea to wait 24 hours
odor coming from it.
before starting the air conditioner
Remove plastic film from the motor and
Doing so allows time for all areas to
The water from rainfall or from normal
11. Heplace arr conditioner
12. Replace the front panel.
operation does not harm the motor or
You can help save energy by following the
Try not to use heat-producing
during the hottest part of the day.
Improve your home's insulation. Seal all
Turn off lights and appliances when they
doors and windows. Close the fireplace flue.
are not needed.
Close all blinds and drapes on sunny sides
of the house. Add window awnings.
Keep heat registers and cool-air returns
Keep the air filter clean.
Use exhaust venting fans when cooking,
Do not block the airflow with drapes or
doing laundry, or bathing.
Ventilate the attic. High temperatures
the attic add to the air conditioner's