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PDF Content Summary: The Comfortable Choice PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER USER’S MANUAL Model : TPO35CFALHBE Thank you for selecting a TECO quality air conditioner. Please be sure to read this manual carefully before use and keep it in a safe place for future reference. This product is intended to be used to cool or dehumidify a room (excluding laundries and bathrooms) to maintain temperatures suitable for human comfort IMPORTANT NOTICE In COOL mode, the compressor in the unit needs approx. 3-4 min to activate and start producing cool air as it needs to complete a self test before starting up. Avoid switching OFF or RESTARTING the unit immediately after it has been switched ON or OFF. Always allow 3-4 min. before RESTARTING. For any product queries or technical assistance, please visit teco.com.au or contact 1300 660 037. TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Precautions Important Information Parts List & Description Installation Operating Instructions Control Panel Remote Control Maintenance Troubleshooting Repairs, Service & Warranty ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13
1 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Use this appliance only as described in this instruction manual. As with all electrical equipment, whilst the instructions aim to cover as many eventualities as possible, caution and common sense should be applied when operating and installing this appliance. • This appliance is designed for domestic room air conditioning and must not be used for other purposes. • It is dangerous to modify or alter the characteristics of the appliance in any way. • The appliance must be installed in conformity with local and regulating electrical equipment and installations. • If the appliance requires repair, contact the TECO National Service Centre. Repairs carried out by unauthorised personnel may be dangerous and warranty may be voided. • This appliance must be used exclusively by adults. • This product is not intended for use by people (including children) with psychological, physical or sensory impairments or with insuffi cient experience and knowledge, unless closely supervised and instructed by someone responsible for their safety. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. • The appliance must be connected to an effi cient earth system. Have your electrical circuit checked by a qualifi ed electrician. • Do not use extension cables. • Before cleaning or maintenance, always unplug the appliance from the mains socket. • Never unplug the appliance by pulling on the power cable. • Do not install the appliance in rooms containing gas, oil or sulphur. Do not install near sources of heat. • Keep the appliance at least 50 cm away from fl ammable substances (alcohol etc) or pressurised containers (eg aerosol cans). • Do not rest heavy or hot objects on top of the appliance. • Clean the air fi lter at least once a week. • Avoid using heating appliances near the air conditioner. • Always transport the appliance upright. Before moving the appliance, empty the water inside the unit. • The materials used for packaging can be recycled. You are therefore recommended to dispose of them in a recycling bin. • At the end of its working life, consign the appliance to a specialist collection centre. • If the power cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised technical service centre in order to avoid all risk. • Never insert fi ngers, pencils or any other object into the product to avoid accidents. WARNING: The water in the drain tank may be hot. When emptying the drain tank,
WARNINGWARNING WARNING please avoid contacting the water. WARNING: Please ensure all obstructions including fl y screens are removed from the air exhaust hose prior to use to avoid overheating. WARNING: Avoid touching the window bracket during operation as it may be hot caused by the hot air exhaust hose.
2 Important Information Important information for correct disposal of the product in accordance with EC Directive 2002/96/EC. At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as urban waste. It must be taken to a special local authority differentiated waste collection centre or to a dealer providing this service. Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from inappropriate disposal and enables the constituent materials to be recovered to obtain signifi cant savings in energy and resources. As a reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately, the product is marked with a crossed-out wheeled dustbin. ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS Before plugging the appliance into the mains socket, check that: • The mains power supply corresponds to the value indicated on the rating plate on the back of the appliance; • The power socket and electrical circuit are adequate for the appliance. • The mains socket is adequately earthed. Failure to follow these important safety instructions absolves the manufacturer of all liability. 3 Parts List & Description Part No. Part Name 1 - Air outlet grille 2 - Control panel 3 - Castors 4 - Intake grille 5 - Remote control receiver 6 - Filters 7 - Handles 8 - Air exhaust hose housing 9 - Condensate drain 10 - Power cable 11 - Air exhaust hose 12 - Hose outlet 13 - Hose inlet 14 - Window bracket 15 - Remote control 4 Installation The instructions below will enable you to prepare your air conditioner for operation as effi ciently as possible. Before use, make sure the air intake and outlet grilles are unobstructed. EXHAUST HOSE INSTALLATION
Just a few simple steps and you can begin to enjoy portable air conditioning: • Fit the air exhaust hose in the housing at the back of the appliance (Fig.1). • Fit the hose outlet to the end of the hose. • Place the air conditioner near a window or French window. Adjust the length of the hose to reach the window. • Make sure the air exhaust hose is free from any obstructions including fl y screens. • Open the window or French window slightly and position the outlet (Fig.2). • If you have a sash window, place the bracket on the window sill, extend the bracket fully within the window frame fi x the bracket by using the pin provided, or the screw then lower the window onto the bracket. Insert the window outlet of the exhaust hose into the slot, then connect the hose to the air conditioner (Fig.3). • Ensure the outlet is protected from the weather. Keep the air hose as short and free of curves as possible to avoid airfl ow restrictions. • Take proper precaution in case rain water enters the house via the exhaust hose. • Make sure your windows are properly locked and sealed to avoid any intrusion or rain water. • When using the air conditioner, you should leave a door slightly open (at least 10mm) to ensure suffi cient ventilation. Fig.1 Fig.2 Fig.3
Control Panel Item No. Item Description 1 - COOL indicator 2 - DRY indicator 3 - FAN indicator 4 - SMART indicator 5 - SLEEP indicator 6 - FAN SPEED indicator 7 - Temperature indicator 8 - TIMER indicator 9 - ON/OFF button 10 - FAN button 3 456 11 12 9 10
11 - SWING button 12 - MODE button 13 - Decrease temperature button 14 - Increase temperature button OPERATING FROM THE CONTROL PANEL 13 2 1 7 8 14
The control panel enables you to manage all the main functions of the appliance, but to take full advantage of its potential, it is recommended to use the remote control. TURNING THE APPLIANCE ON • Plug into the mains power socket. Two lines appear on the display indicating that the appliance is in stand-by mode (refer to image on right). • Press the POWER button ( ), the unit will operate with previous settings. Then you can change settings as follows. Never turn the air conditioner off by the mains or by unplugging. Always press the POWER button ( ), then wait for a few minutes before unplugging. This allows the appliance to perform a cycle of checks to verify operation. COOL MODE Ideal for hot muggy weather when you need to air condition and dehumidify the room. To set this mode correctly: • Press the MODE button a number of times until the COOL indicator symbol appears. • Select the target temperature by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button until the corresponding value is displayed. • Select the required fan speed by pressing the FAN button. Four fan speeds are available: Low speed: for silent operation Medium speed: reduces noise levels but still maintains a good level of comfort Maximum speed: to achieve the target temperature as rapidly as possible AUTO FAN: the appliance automatically selects the most suitable fan speed in relation to the temperature set on the digital display. The most suitable temperature for human comfort during summer, varies from 24oC to 27oC. 6 Operating Instructions DRY MODE Ideal to reduce room humidity (spring and autumn, damp rooms, rainy periods. etc). In dry mode, the appliance should be prepared in the same way as for cool mode, with the air exhaust hose attached to enable the moisture to be discharged outside. To set this mode correctly: • Press the MODE button a number of times until the DRY symbol appears. In this mode, fan speed is selected automatically by the appliance and can not be set manually. FAN MODE When using the appliance in this mode, the air hose does not need to be attached. To set this mode correctly: • Press the MODE button a number of times until the FAN symbol appears. Select the required fan speed by pressing the FAN button. Three speeds are available: Low speed: for silent operation Medium speed: reduces noise levels but still maintains a good level of comfort Maximum speed: for maximum fan power In FAN MODE, AUTO speed cannot be selected. SMART MODE The appliance chooses automatically the default target temperature of 25oC and will operate in air conditioning or fan mode. To set this mode: • Press the MODE button a number of times until the SMART symbol appears. REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
1 - MODE indicator 2 - SLEEP indicator 3 - Selected temperature indicator 4 - TIMER indicator 5 - FAN SPEED indicator 1 6 - SWING indicator 7 - Increase (⮝) and decrease (⮟) buttons 8 - FAN button - Press to choose HIGH/MED/LOW 11 9 - SWING button - Press to turn ON/OFF louvre motion 10 - POWER button - Press to turn ON/OFF appliance 12 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 - TIMER button - Press to set auto start-up/shut-down 12 - SLEEP button - Press to turn ON/OFF sleep function 13 - MODE button - Press to select COOL/DRY/FAN mode CORRECT USE • Point the remote control at the receiver on the appliance. 13 10
The remote control must be no more than 7 metres away from the appliance (without obstacles or obstruction between the remote control and the receiver). • The remote control must be handled with extreme care. Do not drop it or expose it to direct sunlight or sources of heat. 7 Remote Control INSTALLING OR REPLACING THE BATTERIES • Remove the cover on the rear of the remote control; • Insert two brand new R03 “AAA” 1.5V batteries in the correct position (see instructions inside the battery compartment); • Replace the cover. • If the remote control unit is replaced or disposed of, the batteries must be removed and discarded in accordance with current legislation as they are harmful to the environment. USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT The fi rst part of the controls on the remote control are the same as those on the control panel of the appliance. You can therefore refer to the instructions on Pages 6 & 7 from the control panel to turn the appliance on and select the operating mode (COOL, DRY, FAN or SMART) and the fan speed. The following section describes the additional functions corresponding to the controls on the lower section of the remote control. COOL MODE • Press the “ON/OFF” button to turn the appliance on. • Press the MODE button to select COOL. • Set the temperature using the UP/DOWN button. • To select fan speed, press the FAN button repeatedly until the required speed is selected (AUTO/HIGH/MED/LOW). NOTE: In COOL mode, the appliance automatically removes excess moisture from the room. DRY MODE • Keep the windows and doors closed for an effective dehumidifi cation. • When used as dehumidifi er only, keep the air exhaust hose connected to the window. • Press the “ON/OFF” button to turn the appliance on. • Press the MODE button to select DRY, the fan speed will always be at LOW and can not be adjusted in DRY mode. FAN MODE • Press the “ON/OFF” button to turn the appliance on. • Press the MODE button to select FAN. • To select fan speed, press the FAN button repeatedly until the required speed is selected (HIGH/MED/LOW) and fan speed. AUTO cannot be selected. SMART MODE (this mode is similar to COOL mode for cooling only models) • The appliance chooses automatically whether to operate in air conditioning or fan mode. • To set this mode, press the MODE button a number of times until the SMART ICON symbol appears SLEEP FUNCTION • This function is useful for the night as it gradually reduces operation of the appliance. To set this function correctly: • Select the operating mode (COOL/DRY/SMART) as described above. • Press the SLEEP button, the appliance operates in the previously selected mode. 8 Operating Instructions SLEEP mode (cont.) 1. Sleep mode is intended to save your energy and to maintain more comfotable temperatures during your sleep. 2. This function is applicable to cool and dry modes only. 3. Press SLEEP button to set the temperature and will automatically rise 1oC at the end of the fi rst hour, rise another 1oC at the end of the second hour and won’t change later. 4. The fan will operate at low speed. 5. Press the SLEEP button again to cancel this function. SWING FUNCTION To set this function correctly: • Select the operating mode (COOL/DRY/FAN/SMART) as described on Page 8. • Press the SWING button, the appliance operates in the previously selected mode. The message SWING indicator appears on the remote control to indicate the swing is active. • Press the SWING button again, the SWING indicator disappears to indicate the swing is no longer activated and the louvre will stop. SETTING THE TIMER • The timer can be used to delay the appliance start-up or shut-down, this avoids wasting electricity by optimizing operating periods. SETTING SHUT-DOWN TIMER • With the appliance on, press the TIMER button, the indicator (▲) is displayed under the TIMER indicator. • Set the required time after which you want the appliance to switch off using the UP/DOWN buttons (from 30 minutes to 24 hours). • During the fi rst ten hours, each press of the button increases by half hour intervals. Once ten hours is reached, each press of the button will increase by one hour intervals. • Press the TIMER button again to confi rm the setting. The TIMER indicator on the control panel will light up to indicate the timer is activated ( ). • At the end of the set time, the appliance switches off automatically. • To cancel the TIMER setting, press the TIMER button again at any point during the set time. SETTING START-UP TIMER • Turn on the appliance and set the mode and target temperature you want the unit to start-up with after the elapsed time is set. For example, COOL mode. 25°C. fan speed high. • Press the ON/OFF button to switch to STANDBY. • Press the TIMER button twice, the time is displayed and ( ) symbol will appear. • Set the delay time to when you want the appliance to switch on using the UP/DOWN buttons (from 30 minutes to 24 hours). • During the fi rst ten hours, each press of the button increase the time by half hour intervals. Each press of the button once ten hours is reached, will increase by one hour intervals. • Press the TIMER button again to confi rm the setting. The TIMER indicator on the control panel light up to indicate the timer is activated. • At the end of the set time, the appliance switches on automatically and operates in the same mode as previously set before going into STANDBY, for example COOL mode, 2S°C, fan speed high.’ • To cancel the TIMER setting, press the TIMER button during the set timer process. 9 Maintenance SELF DIAGNOSIS The appliance has a self diagnosis system to identify a number of malfunctions. Error messages are displayed on the appliance display. DISPLAY POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT YOU SHOULD DO Low temperature (frost prevention) The appliance Is fi tted with a frost protection device to avoid excessive information of ice. The appliance starts up again automatically when the defrosting process is completed. Probe failure (sensor damaged) If this is displayed, contact your local authorised service centre. FULL TANK (safety tank full) Empty the internal safety tank, following the instructions on Page 11. TIPS FOR CORRECT USE To get the most from your air conditioner, follow these recommendations: • Close the windows and doors in the room to be air conditioned. When installing the air conditioner semi-permanently, it is recommended to leave a door slightly open (at least 10mm) to guarantee correct ventilation. • Protect the room from direct exposure to the sun by partially closing curtains and/or blinds. This will assist in the appliance running economically. • Never rest objects of any kind on the air conditioner. • Do not obstruct the air intake and outlet. Leave the grilles free of obstruction. • Make sure there are no heat sources in the room. • Never use the appliance in rooms with high humidity (for example, laundry or bathroom). • Never use the appliance outdoors. This appliance is for indoor use only. • Make sure the air conditioner is standing on a level surface. WATER DRAINAGE METHOD This air conditioner is equipped with mist technology, which re-uses the drained water. This reduces the need to empty the internal tank. Water drainage should only be required at the end of each season. NOTE As a safety measure, to prevent water spillage, the air conditioner is equipped with a fail safe device. If the water tank fi lls, the unit will completely stop. The control panel displays (FULL TANK as mentioned above). The compressor and fan will not restart until the tank has been emptied.
To drain the air conditioner, do the following: • Turn off and unplug the air conditioner from the mains power source • Prepare a pan or container to drain the water into. • Unplug the drain cap and allow the water to drain. Drain Outlet Drain Cap
• To completely drain the water tank, tilt the air conditioner upwards slightly from the front. • Plug the air conditioner into the mains power source (ensure hands are completely dry) and turn on the air conditioner. Set the mode to COOL or DRY. • The air conditioner will start after approximately 3 minutes. 10 Maintenance CLEANING Before cleaning or maintenance, turn the appliance off by pressing the POWER button on the control panel or ON/OFF button on the remote control. Wait for a few minutes, then unplug from the mains power socket. CLEANING THE CABINET You should clean the appliance with a slightly damp cloth then dry with a dry cloth. • Never wash the air conditioner with water, as it is dangerous and may damage the appliance. • Never use petrol, alcohol or solvents to clean the appliance. • Never spray insecticide liquids or similar in or near the air conditioner. CLEANING THE AIR FILTERS To keep your air conditioner working effi ciently, you should check the fi lter every week of operation and clean if required. The fi lters are housed in the intake grille (refer to image on right). Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust accumulated on the fi lter. If it is very dirty, immerse in warm water and rinse a number of times. The water should never be hotter than 40°C. After washing, leave the fi lter to dry before replacing into the air conditioner. START & END OF SEASON CHECKLIST END OF SEASON • Make sure the power cable and plug are undamaged. Never attempt to repair or replace the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, contact TECO service for a replacement (refer to Page 13). • Empty the water tank completely as detailed on Page 10 (refer to image on right). • Clean the fi lter and dry thoroughly before replacing. • Store the air conditioner safely and protect from dust and dirt. START OF SEASON • Follow the installation instructions closely on Page 5. 11 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution The air conditioner • it is not plugged into the mains • plug into the mains does not operate • the internal safety device has been • wait 30 minutes, if the tripped problem persists, contact TECO service (refer to Page 13). The air conditioner only • There are bends in the air exhaust • position the air exhaust hose works for a short time correctly, keeping it as short and free of curves as possible. • something is preventing the • check and remove any air from being discharged obstacles obstructing the air discharge. The air conditioner • windows, doors and/or curtains • close doors, windows and works, but does not are open curtains. cool the room • there are heat sources in the • eliminate the heat sources room (oven, hair dryer, etc) • the air exhaust hose is detached • fi t the air exhaust hose in the from the appliance housing at the back of the appliance (refer to Fig.1 Pg. 5) • the cooling capacity of the appliance is not adequate for the size of the room it is located in. During operation, • air fi lter dirty or clogged • Clean the fi lter (refer to Pg.11) there is an unpleasant smell in the room The air conditioner • the internal compressor safety • wait. This delay is part of does not operate for device prevents the appliance normal operation. about three minutes from being restarted until after restarting three minutes have elapsed since it was last turned off. An error code appears • the appliance has a self diagnosis • Refer to Page 10. on the display system to identify a number of If problems persist, contact malfunctions. TECO service (refer to Pg.13). 12 REPAIRS, SERVICE & WARRANTY It is hazardous for anyone to install or remove the appliance improperly, or to alter, repair or service the appliance by unauthorised persons. Only an Authorised Service Person can carry out servicing or repairs to this appliance. IF SERVICE IS REQUIRED If you have a problem, and the problem persists after you have made the checks mentioned in the Troubleshooting section of this manual, contact: TECO Australia Service on 1300 660 037 (9am to 4pm AEST Mon to Fri) For warranty details please visit teco.com.au Complete and retain the following information: Name of retailer: ____________________________________________________________________ Date of purchase: ___________________________________________________________________ Model No. : __________________________________________________________________________ Serial No. : __________________________________________________________________________ MFG code: __________________________________________________________________________ Please retain proof of purchase for warranty claims. 13 teco.com.au IBE-PV3
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