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Room Air Conditioner Installation and Operation Manual r Â® 115 Volts â€¢ ZQ08 â€¢ ZQ10 Registering Your Room Air Conditioner Model information can be found on the name plate located on the side of the unit near the control panel . Please complete and mail the owner registration card furnished with this product or register on - line at www . friedrich . com ( USA only ) . For your future convenience , record the model information here . MODEL NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER PURCHASE DATE [ = P _ , ] iil ] [ = _ , _ [ liVJf _ ]
Congratulations ! You have purchased a Friedrich ZStar _ room air conditioner . The Friedrich ZStar _ is designed to give maximum comfort and quietness . Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 How to operate your Friedrich ZStar _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Introduction Before Operating Your Unit Make sure the wiring is adequate for your unit . If you have fuses , they should be of the time delay type . Before you installor relocate this unit , be sure that the amperage rating of the circuit breaker or time delay fuse does not exceed the amp rating listed infigure1 . DO NOT use an extension cord . The cord provided will carry the proper amount of electrical power to the unit ; an extension cord will not . Make sure that the receptacle is compatible with the wall plug provided . This insures proper grounding . If you have a two - prong receptacle you will need to have the circuit replaced by a certified electrician with a grounded circuit that meets all national and local codes and ordinances . You must use the three - prong plug furnished with the air conditioner . CIRCUIT RATING ORAY PLUG FACE TIME DEL MODEL FUSE Figure 1 AMP VOLT NEMA NO . 1ZQ080 ZQ 15 125 5 - 15P For the Best Cooling Performance and Energy Efficiency Keep the filter clean Make sure that your air conditioner is always in top performing condition by cleaning the filter regularly . Instructions for removing and cleaning the filter can be found on page 7 . Provide good airflow Make sure thatthe airflow to and from the unit is unobstructed . Your air conditioner puts the air out on the right side of the unit , and takes in air on the left side . Airflow is critical for good operation . It is just as important on the outside of the building that the airflow around the unit exterior is not blocked . Unit Placement If your air conditioner can be placed in a window or a wall that is shaded by a tree or another building , the unit will operate even more efficiently . Using drapes or blinds on the sunny side of the dwelling will also add to your unit's efficiency . Insulation Good insulation will be a big help in maintaining desirable comfort levels . Doors should have weather stripping . Be sure to caulk around doors and windows .
Safety Precautions To prevent injury to the user or other people and property damage , the following instructions must be followed . â€¢ Incorrect operation due to ignoring of instruction will cause harm or damage , the seriousness is classified by the following indications , , / _ WARNING " This indication shows the possibility of causing death or serious injury , l / _ CAUTION . This symbol indicates the possibility of injury or damage to J â€¢ properties only . â€¢ Meanings of symbols used in this manual are as shown below . Never Do This Always Do This wA . . , . GI â€¢ tt will cause electrical shock or â€¢ It will cause electrical shock or fire . â€¢ Otherwise , it will cause electrical shock or fire due to heat fire due to heat generation , generation or electrical shock , Â® â€¢ tt will cause electric shock or fire â€¢ tt will cause electric shock , â€¢ This could damage your health , due to heat generation , Â®
Safety Precautions â€¢ tt may cause an injury , â€¢ Water may enter the unit and â€¢ An oxygen shortage may occur , degrade the insulation , It may cause an electric shock , Â® â€¢ Do not use this air conditioner to â€¢ Since the fan rotates at high â€¢ This could injure the pets or preserve precision devices , food , speed during operation , it may plants , _ tets , plants , and art objects , cause an injury , may cause deterioration of quality , etc , â€¢ tt may cause an electric shock , â€¢ tt may cause a fire or deformation â€¢ It may cause imperfect of the cabinet , combustion ,
Howto OperateYourZStar RoomAir Conditioner The controls will look like the following . Walt three minutes before restarting OFeF High _ High L Â° Wo \ _ 1 J _ / e Med Fan " _ - Cool Low ecool Controls When the air conditioner has finished cooling the room and is turned off or set to the fan position , wait at least 3 minutes before resetting to the cooling operation again . â€¢ FOR NORMAL COOLING 1 . Turn the Mode switch to the High , Med , or Low Cool setting . 2 . Set the Temperature control to the desired temperature point ( the mid - point is a good starting position ) . If the room temperature is not satisfactory after a reasonable time , adjust the control to a cooler or warmer setting , as appropriate . â€¢ FOR MAXIMUM COOLING 1 . Turn the Mode switch to the High Cool setting . 2 . Set the temperature control to the coolest temperature point ( all the way to the right ) . â€¢ FOR QUIETER OPERATION 1 . Turn the Mode switch to the Low Cool setting . 2 . Set the Temperature control as needed . â€¢ EnergySaver Switch This rocker switch can be depressed to either YES or NO . In the yes position , you will get the most economical operation . Both the fan and the compressor will cycle on and off together , maintaining the selected temperature at a more constant level and reducing the humidity more efficiently . This control will only operate when the unit is in a cooling mode . In the NO position , the fan will run constantly as long as the unit is in the cooling mode .
Howto OperateYourZStar _ RoomAir Conditioner Additional controls and important information . Vent Control The vent control is located above the control knobs . When set at CLOSE , only the air inside the room will be circulated and conditioned . When set at OPEN , inside air is exhausted CLOSE _ VENT _ OPEN outside . To open the vent , pull the lever toward you . To close it , push it in . Air Direction The direction of air can be controlled horizontally or vertically by using the horizontal louver or vertical louver . Horizontal Air - Direction Vertical Air - Direction The vertical ( up or down ) air direction is The horizontal air direction is adjusted by moving the inside louvers to the left or adjusted by applying pressure to the bank of the horizontal louvers . right .
Howto OperateYourZStar RoomAir Conditioner Care and Maintenance Grille and Case Turn the air conditioner off and remove the plug To clean , use water and a mild detergent . Do not use bleach or abrasives . from the wall outlet before cleaning . Outdoor Coils The coils on the outdoor side of the air conditioner should be checked regularly . If they are clogged with dirt or soot they may be professionally steam cleaned , a service available through a dealer . Air Filter The air filterbehind the front grille should be checked and cleaned at least once every 2 weeks or more often if necessary . â€¢ To Remove the Filter 1 . Remove the front cover by gripping the topoutside edges and pulling toward you . You will noticethat the grille will only open to about a 56 Â° angle . Do not force the grille open too far . 2 . Find the two clips that hold the filterinplace . Gently lift the filterout . â€¢ To Clean the Filter 1 . Clean with warm water . Be sure to shake all water off before replacing the filter . 2 . Carefully positionthe filter , bottom first , and snap the grille back into place . CAUTION : DO NOToperate the air conditioner without a filter because dirt and lint will clog it and reduce performance . Drainage In humid weather , excess water may cause the BASE PAN to overflow . To drain the water , remove the DRAIN CAP and secure the DRAIN PIPE to the rear hole of the BASE PAN . Drain pipe _ ] ] C _ Drain cap
Installation Instructions Read these instructions completely and carefully . Before YouBegin NOTE TO INSTALLER : Leave these CAUTION : instructionswith the air conditioner after Do not under any circumstances , cut or remove installationiscompleted . the third ( ground ) prong from the power cord . Do not change the plug on the power cord of NOTE TO CONSUMER : Keep this Installation this air conditioner . and Operation Manual for future use . Aluminum house wiringmay present special problems - consult a qualified electrician . Important notes : It is recommended that proper attire be worn during installation . For personal safety , this air conditioner must be properly grounded . It is importantto have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician if there is any doubt as to whether a proper ground exists . Electrical Data Line Cord Plug Use Wall Receptacle Power Supply Use 15 AMP time delay fuse or circuit breaker . Power supply cord with Standard 125V , 3 - wire grounding 3 - prong grounding plug receptacle rated 15A , 125V AC Tools You Will Need [ 3 Scissors or knife [ 3 Phillips - head screwdriver [ 3 Flat - blade screwdriver [ 3 Pencil [ 3 Level [ 3 Ruler or tape measure [ 3 Hammer
Installation Instructions Electrical safety For the user'spersonalsafety , this appliancemustbe properlygrounded The power cord of thisappliance is equipped with a three - prong ( grounding ) plug . Use this with a standard three - slot ( grounding ) wall power outlet to minimize the hazard of electric shock . The customer should have the wall receptacle and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the PREFERRED _ D receptacle is properly grounded . Ensure proper ground exists before use Do not cut or remove the third ( ground ) prong from thepower plug Do not use anextensioncord . The cord provided will carry the proper amount of electrical power to the unit ; an extension cord will not .
Installation Instructions Learning part names prior to installation will help you understanding the installation procedure . Features 1 , CABINET 7 , AIR FILTER 2 , HORIZONTAL AIR DEFLECTOR 8 , CONTROL BOARD ( VERTICAL LOUVER ) 9 , POWER CORD 3 , VERTICAL AIR DEFLECTOR 10 , EVAPORATOR ( HORIZONTAL LOUVER ) 11 , CONDENSER 4 , AIR DISCHARGE 12 , COMPRESSOR 5 , FRONT GRILLE 13 , BASE PAN 6 , AIR INTAKE ( INLET GRILLE ) 14 , TOP MOUNTING RAIL Installation Hardware Window sash seal Left frame curtain Type A ( 13 ) Foam top window gasket Type B ( 3 ) Type C ( 5 ) Frame guide ( 2 ) _ htframe curtain bracket Window locking _ e Nut ( 2 ) Bolt ( 2 )
Installation Instructions Read completely , then follow step - by step . Select the Best Location Step 1 . To preventvibrationand noise , makesure FENCE the unit is installedsecurelyandfirmly _ Ip _ rj _ GEA T Step 2 . If possible , installthe unit wheresunlight does notshine directly onthe unit . _ _ _ - rl : = - - I RADIATION Step 3 . Theoutsideof the cabinetmustextend COOLED - / I _ _ I outwardfor at least 11 " andthere should be AIR _ LLI ; N _ I _ $ " noobstacles , suchas a fenceor wall , within 20 " from the backof the cabinet o Over20 " becauseit will preventheat radiationof the . . . . ! . . . . . . . : . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . condenser . Restrictionof outsideair will greatlyreduce the coolingefficiencyof the airconditioner . Step 4 . Installthe cabinetwith a veryslight downwardtilt ( about 1 / 2 " ) towardthe outside . CA _ I'IOIV : All sidelouversof the cabinetmust remainexposedand unobstructedto the outsideof the stricture . Window Requirements Step 1 . These instructions are for a standard double hung window . You will need to modify them for other types of windows . _ t 22 " toccorpdaionnels ) ( W'a _ The air conditioner can be installed Step 2 . 15 " minmceurtain ) without the frame curtain if needed to fit ff _ hfra Offset in a narrow window . See the window 112 " to 11 / 4 " opening dimensions to the right . I ' p Step 3 . All supporting parts must be secured to Exterior firm wood , masonry , or metal . Interior wall The electric outlet must be within reach Step 4 . â€¢ , 18 112m " in of the power cord . ( Withofruatmceurtain ) Storm Window Requirements A storm window frame will not allow the air conditioner to tilt toward the outside and will keep it from draining properly . To adjust for this , Wood attach a piece of wood to the stool . WOOD PIECES - 1 / 2h " igher _ I _ _ _ : , [ / than frame _ _ _ J Width : Minimum 1 ' 12 " ( 38mm ) Length : Long enough to fit inside the window frame . Storm _ Stool 1 Thickness : To determine the thickness , place a piece of wood on the stool to make it 1 / 2 " frame higher than the top of the storm window frame . Attach securely with nails or screws provided .
Installation Instructions Preparing the Unit for Installation V " Remove the 2 shipping screws from the back Shippingscrews of the case . V " Removethe 2 screws on each side of the case . Keep these for later use . V " Slide the air conditioner from the case by gripping the base pan handle and pulling forward while bracing the case . Before Installation . . . V " Insert the frames for the frame curtains into V " Cut the window sash seal to the proper length . Peel off the backing and attach the the top mounting rail and the frame guides . seal to the underside of the window sash . Attach the frame curtains to the side of the case using 4 type A screws Windowsashseal V " Carefully insert the plastic frame guides into the bottom of the case on each side . ( TypeA ) _ _ , 4 _ ' _ ( TypeA ) Bottomof _ case S , ' ame When the frame guides are set , the arrows _ 4JJ . , , i guide should be pointing toward the back end of the unit .
Installation Instructions Install the Case in the Window Step 1 . Open the window and mark the centerline of the window stool ( or desired air conditioner location ) . Step 2 . Carefully place the case on the window stool and align the center mark on thee bottom front with the centerline of th stool Step 3 . Pullthe window down behind the top mounting rail Window Sash Top : _ ash mountaing rail Step 6 . Adjust the bolt and the nut ineach support so thatthe case is installedwith a slight downward tilt ( about 1 / 2 " ) . Top Step 7 . Secure the case to the window stool by using 3 type B screws . mounfmg _ 111 I _ Frame curtains rail L III I / _ / / Win _ bwstool Track Front angle NOTE : Do not shut the window so tightly that movement of the frame curtains is restricted . Front Angle Step 4 . Loosely assemble the sill supports . Screw ( Type B ) Sill Support Step 8 . Pull the frame curtains to each windowe sash track . Attach them on each sid to IN , OR . _ . the window sash and the window stool _ . ill Sup , pOoUrtTDOOR using 4 type C screws . _ - Nut Bolt J Step 5 . Select the position that will place the sill supports near the outermost point on the sill . Attach the sill supports to the case track hole inrelation to the selected position using 2 type A screws ineach support . Installthe WindowLockingBracketandtheFoamTopWindowGasket Step 1 . Attach the window locking bracket with type C screw . Step 2 . Cut the foam top window gasket to the window width . ow gasket Step 3 . Stuff the foam between the glass and the window to prevent air and insectsfrom getting intothe room .
Installation Instructions Install the Air Conditioner in the Case Step 1 . Slide the air conditioner into the case . Step 3 . Attach the front grille to the case by Reinstall the 2 screws removed earlier on inserting the tabs on the grille into the each side of the case . slots on the front of the case . Push the grille in until it snaps into place . Power Cord Screw When you detach the front _ 3 Scre / w grille from the case , push the grille to your right side and pull it toward you . Step 2 . Before installingthe front grille , pull out the vent control lever located above the unit control knobs , as shown . Step 4 . Lift the inlet grille and secure the front grille with a Type A screw . Lower the inlet grille into place . ToReverse the Grille Opening The Friedrich ZQ08 and ZQ10 have a reversible grille . The grille is designed to open from both the top and the bottom . To reverse the grille opening , you must follow the following steps : Step 1 . Pull the entire grille of the front of the unit and locate the hinges that hold the grille inplace on the insideof the grille . Step 2 . Insert the tip of a flat screwdriver inbetween one of the hinges and Inlet Grille the ball shaped bearing of the grille . Step 3 . Very carefully pull the bearing out of the socket of the hinge and repeat steps 1 - 3for the remaining hinge and socket . Step 4 . Locate the top hinges on the grille . Step 5 . Turn the grille upside down . Using flat screwdriver , create an opening on the top hinge and insertthe ball shaped bearing to snap the grille inplace . Repeat the same steps on the remaining hinge .
Troubleshooting Tips Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money ! Review the chart below first and you may not need to call for service . Normal Operation â€¢ You may hear a pinging noise caused by water being picked up and thrownagainst the condenser on rainy days or when the humidity is high . This design feature helps remove moisture and improve efficiency . â€¢ You may hear the thermostat click when the compressor cycles on and off . â€¢ Water will collect in the base pan during high humidity or on rainy days . The water may overflow and drip from the outdoor side of the unit . â€¢ The fan may run even when the compressor does not . â€¢ Your air conditioner is designed to cool in warm weather when the outside temperature is above 60 Â° F ( 16 Â° C ) and below 115 Â° F ( 46 Â° C ) . Abnormal Operation â€¢ Make sure the air conditioner plug is pushed completely intothe outlet . â€¢ Check the house fuse / circuit breaker box and Air conditioner replace the fuse or reset the breaker . does not start â€¢ If power failure occurs , turnthe mode control to OFF . When power is restored , wait 3 minutes to restart the air conditioner to prevent tripping of the compressor overload . _ irfl _ i re _ tri _ i _ d . â€¢ Make sure thereare no curtains blinds or furniture â€¢ blocking the front of the air conditioner . _ TA _ : Turn the knob to a higher setting . The highest i _ ig _ h setting provides maximum cooling . ! Th _ irl â€¢ Clean the filter at least every 2 weeks . Air conditioner does not cool as it â€¢ See the operating instructions section . should i _ _ ve _ When the air conditioner is first turned on you need â€¢ to allow time for the room to cool down . j _ ld _ i i _ in _ Check for open furnace floor registers and cold air returns . i Set the air conditioner s vent to the closed position . See Air CondiiionerFieezing ! Jpl _ elowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air conditioner â€¢ Set the mode control on high fan until the ice thaws freezing up out .
FRIEDRICAHIRCONDITIONINCGO . Post Office Box 1540 â€¢ San Antonio , Texas 782951540 ( 210 ) 357 - 4400 â€¢ FAX ( 210 ) 357 - 4480 ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS LIMITED WARRANTY FIRST YEAR ANY PART : If any part supplied by FRIEDRICH fails because of a defect in workmanship or material within twelve months from date of original purchase , FRIEDRICH will repair the product at no charge , provided room air conditioner is reasonably accessible for service . Any additional labor cost for removing inaccessible units and / or charges for mileage related to travel by a Service Agency that exceeds 25 miles one way wilt be the responsibility of the owner . This remedy is expressly agreed to be the exclusive remedy within twelve months from the date of the original purchase . SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR SEALED REFRIGERANT SYSTEM : If the sealed refrigeration system ( defined for this purpose as the compressor , condenser coil , evaporator coil , reversing valve , check valve , capillary , filter drier , and all interconnecting tubing ) supplied by FRIEDRICH in your Room Air Conditioner fails because of a defect in workmanship or material within sixty months from date of purchase , FRIEDRICH will pay a labor allowance and parts necessary to repair the Sealed Refrigeration System ; PROVIDED FRIEDRICH will not pay the cost of diagnosis of the problem , removal , freight charges and transportation of the air conditioner to and from the Service Agency , and the reinstallation charges associated with repair of the Sealed Refrigeration System . All such cost wilt be the sole responsibility of the owner . This remedy is expressly agreed to be the exclusive remedy within sixty months from the date of the originaI purchase . APPLICABILITY AND LIMITATIONS : This warranty is applicable only to units retained within the Fifty States of the U . S . A . , District of 1 . Air filters or fuses . 2 . Products on which the model and serial numbers have been removed . 3 . Products which have defects or damage which results from improper installation , wiring , electrical current characteristics , or maintenance ; or caused by accident , misuse or abuse , fire , flood , alterations and / or misapplication of the product and / or units installed in a corrosive atmosphere , default or delay in performance caused by war , government restrictions or restraints , strikes , material shortages beyond the control of FRIEDRICH , or acts of God . OBTAINING WARRANTY PERFORMANCE : Service will be provided by the FRIEDRICH Authorized Dealer or Service Organization in your area . They are listed in the Yellow Pages . If assistance is required in obtaining warranty performance , write to : Room Air Conditioner Service Manager , Friedrich Air Conditioning Co . , P . O . Box 1540 , San Antonio , TX 78295 - 1540 . LIMITATIONS : THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES . Anything in the warranty notwithstanding , ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE ANDIOR MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY . MANUFACTURER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY . NOTE : Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , or do not allow the limitation or exclusion of consequential or incidental damages , so the foregoing exclusions and limitations may not apply to you . OTHER : This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . PROOF OF PURCHASE : Owner must provide proof of purchase in order to receive any warranty related services . All service calls for explaining the operation of this product will be the sole responsibility of the consumer . All warranty service must be provided by an Authorized FRIEDRICH Service Agency , unless authorized by FRIEDRICH prior to repairs being made . In case of questions regarding the provisions of this warranty , the English version will govern . Revised 08 / 01
FRIEDRICH AIR CONDITIONING CO Visit our web site at www fdeddch corn Post Office Box 1540 . 4200 N Pan Am Expressway . San Antonio , Texas 78295 - 1540 . ( 210 ) 357 - 4400 . FAX ( 210 ) 357 - 4480 P / NO : 3828A20126L