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Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL User Manual

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Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL 

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About Frigidaire
Frigidaire was founded as the Guardian Refrigerator Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and developed the first self-contained refrigerator, invented by Nathaniel B. Wales and Alfred Mellowes in 1916. In 1918, William C.
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Important Safety Instructions

NOTE:
This USE & CARE MANUAL provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the dehumidifier only as instructed in this USE & CARE MANUAL. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any app.

WARNING

Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Do not remove any prong from the power cord.

For Your Safety


 

  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.
  • Discard water from bucket. Water is not potable and cannot be used for drinking.

Child Safety Precautions

  • Destroy the carton, plastic bags, and any packing materials immediately after the dehumidifier is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play.
  • Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is operating.
  • Do not allow them to sit or stand on the appliance

Electrical Information

  • For your safety and protection, this dehumidifier is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug on the power cord. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the round ground prong from the plug.
  • Your dehumidifier must be plugged directly into a properly grounded and polarized three-prong receptacle. lf the wall receptacle you intend to use will not accept a
    three-prong plug, or if you are not sure the outlet is adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet according to the National Electrical Code and applicable local codes and ordinances. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
  • Never unplug the dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.
  • Do not pinch, bend, or knot the power cord.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

DANGER! Avoid Serious Injury or Death

  • This dehumidifier contains no user-serviceable parts. Always call an authorized Electrolux servicer for repairs.
  • Do not insert or place fingers or objects into the air discharge area or front grille of the unit.
  • Do not start or stop the dehumidifier by unplugging the power cord or turning off the power at the electrical box.
  • Do not cut or damage the power cord.
  • If the power cord is damaged, it should only be replaced by an authorized Electrolux servicer.
  • In the event of a malfunction (sparks, burning smell, etc.), immediately stop the operation, disconnect the power cord, and call an authorized Electrolux servicer.
  • Do not operate the dehumidifier with wet hands.
  • Do not pull on the power cord.
  • Do not drink any water from the dehumidifier.

CAUTION! Avoid Injury or damage to the unit or other property

  • Do not direct airflow at fireplaces or other heat-related sources as this could cause flare-ups.
  • Do not climb on or place objects on the unit.
  • Do not hang objects off the unit.
  • Do not place containers with liquids on the unit.
  • Turn off the dehumidifier at the power source when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
  • Operate the unit with air filter in place.
  • Do not block or cover the intake grille, discharge area and outlet ports.
  • Ensure that any electrical/electronic equipment is one yard away from the unit.
  • Do not use or store flammable gases near the unit.

Location & How It Works

Location

Selecting a Location

  1. The dehumidifier must be installed on a level floor that will support it with a full bucket of water.
  2. There should be a minimum of 12 inches of clearance around the dehumidifier.
  3. Place the dehumidifier in a location that does not restrict airflow through the front of the unit or out of the louvers on the left side of the cabinet.
  4. A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an adjacent enclosed storage area, such as a closet unless there is adequate circulation of air in and out of the area. lt may be necessary to install a second dehumidifier in the enclosed area for satisfactory drying.
  5. Dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. Close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room. The effectiveness of the dehumidifier depends on the rate at which new moisture-laden air enters the room.

How It Works

The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the top louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket in front of the dehumidifier. When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coils. The unit is designed to operate between 41 °F (5 °C), and 96 °F (35 °C). The unit will not work properly if the temperature is out of this temperature range, or the performance of the unit will fall greatly. The “Compressor” circuit has an automatic 3-minute time delayed start if the unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping. Make sure the tank is fitted correctly otherwise the unit will not turn on. 

Operating Instructions 

Allow the unit to reach room temperature before operating. To begin operating the dehumidifier, follow these steps:

NOTE:
Unit must be upright for one hour prior to operating.

  1. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded 115-volt AC outlet
    NOTE:
    If the “BUCKET FULL” light is on, remove the bucket and re-install to reset the float switch. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-1
  2. To turn the unit on, press the ON/OFF button. The unit will run in the factory setting of CONTINUOUS and high fan speed. In the CONTINUOUS mode, the unit will only display CO and not the room humidity. It is recommended you leave the unit running in the CONTINUOUS setting for the first three or four days until the sweating and dampness odors have stopped. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-2
  3. After a few days when the Relative Humidity has declined, press the HUMIDITY Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-3 buttons to choose a value between 35% to 85%, so the room is kept at a comfortable humidity. Pressing the Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-3 buttons will change the humidity selection in 5% increments. After you have set the desired humidity, the readout will display the actual room humidity. If at any time you want to return to the CONTINUOUS Mode, pressing the HUMIDITY V button will lower the Relative Humidity through the 5% increments until the display reads CO. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-4
  4. You can also use the FAN SPEED button to change the fan speed to HIGH or LOW. The indicator light will show the setting you have selected. A higher fan speed will result in quicker moisture removal. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-5
  5. The CLEAN FILTER light will illuminate after 250 hours of operation. At this time refer to the care and cleaning section to remove and clean the filter. Once the filter has been cleaned and replaced, simply press the FILTER button to extinguish the light.  Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-6
  6. The TIMER function enables you to either Delay Start or Delay Stop the unit in the choice from 0.5 hour to 24 hours. If the unit is running, then selecting Timer will turn the unit off in the hours that will be set (Delay Stop). If the unit is off, then selecting Timer will turn the unit on in the hours that will be set (Delay Start).
    TIMER setting: First press TIMER button, then adjust timer setting, by tapping or holding the Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-3 button to change the delay timer at 0.5-hour increments, up to 10 hours, then by 1 hour increments up to 24 hours. The control will count down the time remaining (8,7.5,7, etc.) until the unit either starts or stops. For the Delay Start, the fan speed and humidity maintained will be the same as previous setting. After TIMER setting finishes, pressing the TIMER button again at any time will stop the TIMER function. The Delay Start/Stop Feature will work until the unit either starts or stops. Once that happens the above steps have to be repeated.
    NOTE:

     

    1. Before entering TIMER setting, make sure power is being supplied to the unit.
    2. Before entering TIMER setting, make sure pressing HUMIDITY or button sets one desired room humidity first.
      Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-7
  7. To shut the unit down, press the ON/OFF button. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-8

Fault Codes 

  1. If the display reads “AS” or “ES” , a sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-9

Removing Collected Water 

  1. Emptying the Bucket:

     

    • a. When the bucket is full, the unit will shut down and the BUCKET FULL indicator will illuminate. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-10
    • b. Do not move the unit at this time otherwise water may spill on the floor.
    • c. Press sides of bucket gently to unclip the bucket from the unit.
    • d. Remove the bucket as shown in the photographs below and empty the bucket.
      WARNING
      Discard water from bucket. Water is not potable and cannot be used for drinking. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-11
    • e. Replace the empty bucket back into the unit and once seated correctly, the unit will start up again.
    • f. You should hear a click when the bucket is in the correct position.
      If the bucket full light does not extinguish, check that the float is correctly snapped in place as indicated by the diagram.
      NOTE: 
      The foam embeded under the float(shown in the diagram below) is a functional part, which can not be removed. Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-12
  2. Continuous Drainage: Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-13

     

    • a. For continuous drainage operation, you will need a garden hose and a drain nearby to discharge the water.
    • b. Unscrew the drain cap on the back side of the unit. (fig.1)
    • c. Insert the female threaded end of the hose onto the drain connector of the unit. (fig.2)
    • d. Screw the garden hose onto the threaded portion of the drain connector. (fig.3)
    • e. Make sure the hose is secure so there are no leaks.
    • f. Direct the hose toward the drain, making sure that there are no kinks that will stop the water from flowing.
    • g. Place the end of the hose into the drain. (fig.4)
    • h. Select the desired humidity setting and fan speed on the unit for continuous draining to start.

NOTE:

  1. Check the seal between the hose and the drain connector. If there is a small leak then replace the hose gasket and re-tighten the hose.
  2. It is recommended that a Dehumidifier Drain Hose – 1/2″ (12.7 mm) or larger be used. Make sure there are no kinks or elevations in the hose.
  3. If the mode of continuous drainage is not chosen, the drain cap must be screwed securely to prevent leakage.

Care and Cleaning

Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-14

  1. Filter

     

    • a. Remove the filter every two weeks based on normal operating conditions.
    • b. To remove the filter, remove Bucket then pull filter downwards.
    • c. Wash the filter with clean water then dry.
    • d. Re-install the filter, then replace Bucket.
      Note: An extra filter is included in case the original one is damaged.
  2. Cabinet

     

    • a. Dust cabinet with an oil-free cloth, or using a damp cloth.
    • b. Vacuum grill using brush attachment.
  3. Water Bucket

     

    • a. Clean bucket with warm water and detergent. 

Storage

When unit is not in use, unplug and use the cord wrap shown for your model type. 

Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-15
Before You Call

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL FIG-16

If These Solutions Fail, Call 1-866-208-3616 For Frigidaire Service.

Major Appliance Warranty 

Your appliance is covered by a limited one-year warranty and a limited 2-5 year warranty on the sealed system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator, and tubing). For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. From the second to the fifth year from your original purchase date, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser, evaporator, and tubing) that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. In years 2-5, the consumer will be responsible for diagnostic, labor, and parts costs as well as any removal, transportation, and reinstallation expenses that are incurred during service on components other than those covered under the Sealed Refrigeration System 5-year warranty. 

Exclusions

This warranty does not cover the following:

  1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
  2. The product has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
  3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
  4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
  5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
  6. Products used in a commercial setting.
  7. Service calls that do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
  8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
  9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
  10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
  11. Surcharges include, but are not limited to, any after-hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expenses for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
  12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
  13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

THE CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

If You Need Service 

Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907

Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E

FAQ’s Frigidaire Dehumidifier LAD504DUL User Manual

What does a Frigidaire dehumidifier’s pump button do?

When you press the PUMP button, the device starts to pump water. The indicator for Pump Mode will be on. The pump will automatically begin to pump water once the water tank is full. After the water tank is completely empty, the pump will shut off automatically.

What setting does a Frigidaire dehumidifier perform best in?

Here’s how to maximize the effectiveness of your dehumidifier. Set the relative humidity. According to Energy Star, the ideal relative humidity range is between 30 and 50%. (and 30 to 40 percent in colder areas during the heating season).

Does the Frigidaire dehumidifier shut off on its own?

When the correct amount of moisture has been removed from the air, the dehumidifier automatically switches off. If the humidity level rises above the specified setting, the compressor automatically switches back on.

How long should a dehumidifier run each day?

An energy-efficient dehumidifier should be used for at least 12 hours every day. You can do this to remove moisture from the air without using a lot of energy.

When a dehumidifier is full, do they turn off?

Yes, the majority of dehumidifiers have an automatic shut-off button that will activate either when the collection tank is full or when the designated humidity level is reached in your room. Your humidity settings or auto-shut-off feature may be problematic if your dehumidifier is overflowing.

What is a dehumidifier primarily used for?

Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. As a result, the growth of mold and dust mites is delayed. They are especially useful in areas of the house like damp basements where humidity tends to congregate. Dehumidifiers draw in air, run it over cold coils to condense out moisture, and then pass it over warm coils to let the moisture-free air back into the area.

What temperature ought my dehumidifier to be set to?

Temperatures at Which a Dehumidifier Should Operate. For refrigerant dehumidifiers, a temperature range of 70 to 90 degrees F is the best operating range.

Why won’t my dehumidifier from Frigidaire drain?

Make sure your drain hose doesn’t have any kinks, bends, obstructions, or other damage that could stop the water from flowing smoothly. Please make sure that the hose end is not lying in standing water if the drain hose has been routed into a drain, such as a standpipe or down into a typical sink.

Why isn’t my dehumidifier from Frigidaire accumulating water?

Your dehumidifier is not working properly if it is not collecting water: Attempt to reset the dehumidifier by unplugging it for 30 seconds, then plugging it back in. After that, adjust the unit’s controls to see if it works properly.

How much water can a dehumidifier from Frigidaire hold?

The Frigidaire® 50 Pint Dehumidifier has the following features and advantages: 50-Pint Per Day Capacity 16.9-Pint Water Reservoir.

How can the interior of a dehumidifier be cleaned?

Combine one part vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture into the tank of the dehumidifier. Before cleaning the tray with a sponge, scrub brush, or even a toothbrush, let the spray stay on the surface for a while. By utilizing a soft bristle brush to clean the grille, you can clean the filter and coils.

How often should I dump my dehumidifier each day?

To collect the water drawn from the air, every portable dehumidifier has a water collection container, frequently referred to as a tank or a bucket. To reduce the overall size of the dehumidifier, these buckets are fairly small and must be emptied at least once each day.

Should you use a dehumidifier during the day or at night?

Call your energy provider and inquire about the “optimal hours” if you’re worried about paying too much for your electricity. Between 10 pm and 7 am is typically the greatest time to use your appliance to save money because less people are using electricity during this period, which lowers rates.

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