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USER INSTRUCTIONS FOR GET
PORTABLE 9k BTU AIR CONDITIONER
MODEL No. GPACU9W
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,
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. 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. If the supply cord of this appliance becomes damaged, it must be replace by a
8. 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 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 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
The air conditioner is supplied with the following accessories
Quantity (No. off)
Window / Door Fitting
Wall Fitting Cap
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 50cm 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.
Exhaust Air Ducting
This can either be done as a temporary installation through an open door or window, or as a
permanent installation through a wall.
1) Attach one end of the vent hose (item A) to the exhaust air outlet of the air conditioner
using an end fitting (item B).
2) Attach the other end of the vent hose (item A) to the window / door fitting (item C) by
means of an end fitting (item B).
3) Put the window / door fitting (item C) through an open window or door, keeping the
opening to a minimum.
Whilst there is a wall fitting and wall fitting cap supplied with the air conditioner, it is
recommended that use is made of the separately available venting kit (details available from
the Helpline) which also contains an external grille and a hose to pass through the wall.
1) Make a suitable size hole through the external wall to accept the hose in the wall
2) Secure the flexible ducting in the wall venting kit to the wall fitting using cable ties.
3) Pass the flexible ducting through the hole in the wall from the inside.
4) Fix the wall fitting to the surface of the internal wall using suitable wall plugs and
5) Attach the external grille to the other end of the flexible ducting using cable ties and
fix to the outside wall using suitable wall plugs and fixing screws.
6) Attach one end of the vent hose (item A) to the exhaust air outlet of the air conditioner
using an end fitting (item B).
7) Attach an end fitting (item B) to the other end of the vent hose and fit it into the wall
8) When not in use, cover the hole with the wall fitting cap.
CONTROL PANEL FOR MODEL GPACU9W
The power control turns the unit on and off.
When the plug is first plugged into a socket the machine will 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.
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 and the room temperature is below 25°C the fan speed is
automatically set to Low and cannot be altered from this setting. When the room temperature
is above 26°C the fan speed is adjustable
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, depending
on the room temperature, only low fan speed is available. (See Note in Mode Control above).
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.
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
Use lukewarm water and very mild
detergent when washing the filter,
rinse with clean, cold water.
Use a vacuum or brush to remove
fluff/dust from the filter.
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
End of season maintenance
1. Remove the water-draining plug
located at the rear bottom of the air
conditioner; replace the plug after the
condensation has been drained from
the water tank.
2. Turn on the fan operation for a period
of time to dry interior of the air
3. Remove the power-cord plug from
the socket and store the lead on the
hooks at the back of the air
conditioner when it is not going to be
used for a long period of time.
4. Cover the air conditioner before
putting it in the storage
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 power ventilation around the
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
Air flow volume
(W) X (H) X (D)
47.5cm X 87.5 X 35.4cm
This product should not be disposed of with
Please recycle where facilities exist.
Check with your local authority for recycling
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