Full Text Searchable PDF User Manual
USER INSTRUCTIONS FOR GET
PORTABLE 8k BTU AIR CONDITIONERS
MODEL No’s. GPACU8 and GPACU8S
Identification of parts
Energy saving tips
Thank you for choosing this portable air conditioner to provide you and your
family with all of the “Home Comfort” requirements for your home, or office.
The appliance can be moved from room to room within your home and set-up
in just minutes.
It is a multi-functional room air exchanging, air-processing appliance,
designed to offer you the functions of: Air Conditioning, Dehumidifying and
Independent Fan control.
This manual will provide you with valuable information necessary for the
proper care and maintenance for your new appliance. Read these instructions
fully before operating the unit and retain them for future reference. If properly
maintained your appliance will give you many years of trouble free operation.
1. Do not connect to any AC socket outlet that is damaged.
2. Do not use in the following locations:-
Next to a source of fire.
An area where oil is likely to splash.
An area exposed to direct sunlight.
An area where water is likely to splash
Near a bath, shower or a swimming pool
In a greenhouse
3. Never insert your finger or any foreign objects into the air outlet or any other opening
on the machine. Take special care to warn children of these dangers.
4. Always store the unit upright in order to maintain the compressor in a proper working
condition. If not, leave the unit upright for at least 24 hours before operating.
5. Always unplug the unit before cleaning.
6. Do not cover the unit.
7. Do not place the back of the unit closer that 10cm from a wall.
Do not place the unit close to curtains or drapes in case they fall against the unit and
block the rear intake.
9. If the supply cord of this appliance becomes damaged, it must be replace by a
10. This appliance is fitted with an approved BS 1363 13A 3 pin plug and a 13A BS 1362
fuse. In the event of either requiring replacement ensure that equivalent rated and
approved components are used. See plug replacement details below.
If this unit is sited in a room containing a fuel burning appliance, the
installer must ensure that the air replacement is sufficient for both the unit used as an
air conditioner and the fuel burning appliance
If the plug is damaged and requires replacement, follow the wiring instructions supplied with
the new plug.
1. The green and yellow wire must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter E or the earth symbol.
2. The blue wire must be connected to
the terminal marked with the letter N.
3. The brown wire must be connected
to the terminal marked with the letter L.
4. A 13 amp plug to BS 1363 must be
fitted with a 13 Amp fuse to BS 1362.
For your safety and protection, this unit is earthed through the power cord plug when plugged
into a matching earthed wall socket. If you are not sure whether the wall sockets in your
home are properly earthed, consult a qualified electrician. Do not use plug adaptors or
extension cords with this unit.
In order to ensure the long, reliable and safe functioning of the air conditioner,
the following safety points should be observed.
Identification of Parts
Items Supplied in Exhaust Hose Fitting Kit.
Assembly of the Exhaust Hose
The exhaust hose is assembled by fitting the exhaust nozzle connectors to each
end of the hose. This is done by screwing the nozzle connectors onto the ends
of the hose by rotating them in a clockwise direction.
One end of the hose with the connectors fitted is then connected to the exhaust
outlet at the back of the machine. Care should be taken to ensure that the two
rectangular cut-outs in the connector are located over the two moulded fingers
positioned on the diameter of the machine outlet. The connector can be
removed from the machine by rotating it slightly and pulling it away from the
machine at the same time.
The exhaust nozzle should be fitted to the connector on the free end of the hose
and again care should be taken to ensure that the two rectangular cut-outs in the
connector are located over the two moulded fingers on the nozzle.
The hose should then be extended and the exhaust nozzle placed in an open
window to vent any warm or moist air extracted from the room, to the outside.
The window should be closed as far as possible to trap the nozzle as shown
Select a suitable location for the unit
The unit should be positioned beside a window or door to allow the vent hose to
reach outside the room.
The air intake should be a minimum distance of 10cm from any object.
Do not install the unit underneath desks or inside cupboards as this will restrict the
operating air flow.
Ensure that there are no obstructions to the air intake or air outlet.
Ensure that the air intake is not being blocked by curtains, or similar objects.
The end of the vent hose should not be blocked by a shutter or similar device.
When fitting the vent hose it should be kept as straight as possible.
The power control turns the unit on and off.
When the plug is first plugged into a socket the machine will bleep and go into stand-by
mode. Pressing the “Power” button will turn the machine on. Pressing the “Power” button
again will put the machine back into stand-by mode.
Note:- After switching the unit off, wait 3 minutes before switching it on again.
This warning light will illuminate (Red) when the water tank within the machine is full and the
machine will stop. If after draining the tank, the warning light remains on, this could indicate
that there may be a fault with the machine. If this is the case, do not attempt to operate the
machine and call the service number.
The mode control has three settings
Cool Dehumidifier Fan
Repeated pressing of the mode button will select the modes in order as follows:-
Cool Mode - LED next to the “COOL” legend will illuminate green.
Dehumidifier Mode - LED next to DEHUMIDIFIER legend will illuminate orange.
Fan Mode - LED next to FAN legend will illuminate yellow.
Note:- In Cool and Fan mode, the fan speed can be set to High, Medium and Low. When
Dehumidifier mode is selected the fan speed is automatically set to Medium and cannot be
altered from this setting.
In this mode the air is cooled and hot air is exhausted through the vent hose to outside the
room. Fan speed and temperature can be adjusted to suit the comfort level required.
Air is dehumidified as it passes through the air conditioner and the damp warm air should be
exhausted by means of the vent hose to outside of the room.
Air is cooled and circulated throughout the room. Note:- It is not necessary for the vent hose
to exhaust outside the room.
The fan speed can be set to high, medium or low. Note:- In dehumidifier mode, only Medium
fan speed is available.
Press the Timer button to set the timer. The green LED next to the ON/OFF legend will flash
on and off for 15 seconds.
While the green LED is flashing, press the timer/temp adjust buttons (
) to select the time
(in hours, between 00 and 12)) for either of the timer modes “a” or “b” as detailed below. The
time selected is shown on the display panel. After the 15 seconds the display will revert to
showing the room temperature.
If no time has been selected the timer will be off and the green LED will not be illuminated.
Timer mode a) Auto Turn Off
:- With the machine on and running press Timer and then the
Timer/Temp Adjust buttons (
) to select the number of hours you would like the unit to run
until it automatically shuts off. The green timer LED will remain lit.
Timer mode b) Auto Turn On
:- Switch the machine on using the Power button so that the
machine is running and the desired mode is selected. Press the Power button again to put
the machine into stand-by mode. With the machine in stand-by mode, press the Timer button
and then press the Timer/Temp Adjust buttons (
) to select the number of hours until it is
required for the machine to start up automatically. The green timer LED will continue to flash
and the display will show the time set.
Timer/Temperature Adjust buttons
In Cooling or Dehumidifying mode, the temperature can be manually set by pressing the
Timer/Temp Adjust buttons (
) between the limits of 16° to 32°C as shown in the display
panel. This cannot be done in Fan mode. The default setting is room temperature. After 15
seconds the display will revert back to room temperature. Note:- By pressing both the
Timer/Temp Adjust buttons (
) at the same time for 3 to 5 seconds, the display will toggle
between Celsius and Fahrenheit
When the appliance is in Cool or Dehumidifier mode, most moisture will be vented out
through the vent pipe. However, in certain circumstances some condensation may collect in
the water tank at the bottom of the chassis. When this tank is full, the “water full” indicator
) will illuminate (red) and the appliance will stop running. The appliance should then be
unplugged from the supply socket and the rubber plug in drain port at the lower rear
machine should be pulled out to drain the water into a suitable container. Alternatively, move
the appliance to a suitable place to drain the water.
Note: When the water full light (
) is on, the water should be
drained out. If the water is not drained out, the appliance will
PROBLEMS REASONS SOLUTIONS
Air conditioner stops
Power has been
The plug has not
been plugged in
indicator is ON-
Tank is full.
Wait for power to
be supplied again.
Plug in again.
Drain the water
Air conditioner suddenly
stops during operation.
reached the set
The preset time
indicator is ON-
Tank is full.
Reset the timer.
Drain the water
Air conditioner runs
temperature is too
high or too low.
Heat exhaust hose
Contact the service
Check the hose.
Air conditioner functions
but the room is not cooled.
Window or door is
left open in the
There is heat
source in the room
or too many people
Filter is too dirty.
settings are too
Close all windows
Move out any heat
source in the room.
Clean the filter.
Condensed water is
spilled out when moving
The tank is nearly
Remove the water-
draining plug on
the rear bottom of
the unit. Drain the
Check once a week
The air filter should be cleaned periodically.
The intervals between cleaning will depend
on the amount of airborne dust in the area in
which the unit is used.
The air filter is removed by sliding it vertically
upwards from out of the back of the unit.
Use a vacuum or brush to remove fluff/dust
from the filter.
Wash the filter by immersing it gently in warm
water (about 40°C) with a neutral (or mild)
Rinse the filter and allow to dry.
Replace the filter by sliding it down into the
back of the unit
Maintenance on the front
panel and housing
Do not use chemicals or solvents for
cleaning the unit.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning. You may
use mild detergent to remove stubborn
Storing the Unit
If the appliance will not be used for a
long time, it is important to pull out the
rubber plug from the drain port at the
lower rear of the machine, in order to
drain the water.
Clean the air filter and reinstall it.
Remove the air hose and keep it in a
Cover the unit and store in a dry place.
Clean the filter periodically
When using it in normal conditions,
clean the filter at least once every
If you are using the unit in an area
with excessive dust/fluff make sure
you check and clean the filter each
If the filter is not kept clean it can
increase your power consumption
and reduce the cooling efficiency
Take note of the following
Avoid direct sun light on the unit
through a window.
Maintain proper ventilation around
Avoid opening doors and windows as
much as possible.
Avoid excess number of people in
The figures below are for reference only and are based on practical operation
Performance may vary slightly depending on environmental conditions.
Description of product
Portable Air Conditioner
GPACU8 and GPACU8S
Air flow volume
Dimensions (in cms).
(W) X (H) X (D)
43.5 X 77.0 X 43.0
Waste electrical products or products containing
refrigerants should not be disposed of with household
Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your
local authority or retailer for recycling advice.
GET Plc, Key Point, 3-17, High Street, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 5AJ
Helpline Telephone no. 0121 565 7770