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15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote

The LG Electronics 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote is Energy Star compliant for energy conservation and cools up to 800 sq. ft., making it great for cooling medium size rooms or small apartments. The remote lets you adjust the fan speed and temperature controls from almost anywhere in the room. Its 4-way air deflection circulates the cool air more evenly to avoid uncomfortable warm spots. The digital thermostat has a timer to allow you to customize a cooling schedule that will help reduce energy costs. The filter is washable, minimizing the need for replacements.
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Customer questions and answers for LG Electronics 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote

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is it 110 or 220?

Asked by
nick
Flushing
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 22, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
mabel1954
CT
May 27, 2011
110 current. One of the largest models that still use 110.
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answer 2
Asked by
MikeD02116
May 31, 2011
110 volt
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answer 3
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
110. It plugs into your average home installed wall units. This is the biggest unit you can buy with a 110 plug.
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answer 4
Asked by
houseflippermom
June 11, 2011
110. Nice not to have to do any wiring, although I did have to choose a location I didn't prefer because it would have shared a circuit with a microwave that would have exceeded max draw if both were running. It pretty much needs to be on its own circuit or one that has no other large appliances sharing.
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answer 5
Asked by
alltrull
mobile, al
May 23, 2011
110vac 15 amp
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answer 6
Asked by
sacker5522
May 28, 2011
110...this is the largest unit that I found that goes into a regular plug!! great selling point for us.
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WILL THIS UNIT USE ALOT OF ELECTRICITY BECAUSE IT USES 110 VOLTS

Asked by
JO
MARYLAND
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 10, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
June 10, 2011
This unit has an EER of 10.8 and is Energy Star qualified. Your question is a bit subjective, but we don't believe it uses too much energy.
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answer 2
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
This is the most cost effecient AC on the market. You will save hundreds on your electricity bill.
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answer 3
Asked by
houseflippermom
June 11, 2011
Haven't received the first electric bill yet, but it does run alot more than I expected for the space it is cooling.
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answer 4
Asked by
DennisDennis
June 11, 2011
You should use a car batery instead of an electrical outlet. Since a car battery is only 12 volts you will use less electric and save money.
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answer 5
Asked by
None
June 11, 2011
A device will not use more energy because it is 110. the benefit to 220 is the amount of amperage drawn by the device is half that of 110, allowing more power to be delivered through a circuit more efficiently. So this unit being 110 -15 AMP maximum, would use NO MORE than 1650 Watts. This very same unit in a 220 situation would still consume 1650 Watts, meaning it would only draw 7.5 Amps. 220 is obviously beneficial because it is simply more efficient, and sometimes required because amperage drawn would overload wiring if it were 110. However would consume no more power than a comparable 220 15,000 btu unit.
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answer 6
Asked by
SHAVORHEAD
June 12, 2011
NO , IT COOLS SO WELL AT LOW AND MED. SPEED WHERE I HAVEN"T NOTED A CHANGE IN MY BILL.
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Question

Does this unit come with supports?

Asked by
alltrull
Mobile, AL
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 22, 2011
Does this unit come with supports?
Or, are outside supports needed?
If supports are needed, what make/model number is recommened by the manufacturer?
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
May 25, 2011
The unit comes with support brackets for the outside of your window.
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answer 2
Asked by
mabel1954
CT
May 27, 2011
Supports included and not difficult to install.
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answer 3
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
This unit comes with support brackets that are much to small for the unit. Modifications are necessary.
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answer 4
Asked by
houseflippermom
June 11, 2011
It came with one bracket that I couldn't use with a brick sill. Even if I could have, it didn't seem to be an adequate or appropriate support. I built an exterior support frame.
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answer 5
Asked by
sacker5522
May 28, 2011
it does come with outside supports but I couldn't tell you the numbers. it has a sill bracket and then another bracket bolts onto that extends out and then bolts onto the unit from underneath.
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Question

can this unit be installed in a wall?

Asked by
loco z31
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 24, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
May 26, 2011
This unit is designed for installation in a standard double hung window with opening widths from 29" to 41".
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answer 2
Asked by
MikeD02116
May 31, 2011
Yes, we installed it in the wall at our place inside an existing sleeve. If you don't already have an A/C unit in the wall, or the existing sleeve is too small, you'll need to get a sleeve.
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answer 3
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
Much too heavy for a wall unless it is supported by center-blocks.
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answer 4
Asked by
CPboy
FRAZIERS BOTTOM
June 3, 2011
Yes...do not cover any side vented areas in the exterior housing and caulk properly.
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answer 5
Asked by
sacker5522
May 28, 2011
from what I can tell, no. I've seen specific units for sale that are just for wall installation.
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Question

new air conditioner control panel is crooked - will this affect how the air conditioner works?

Asked by
DawnM
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 25, 2011
when my husband tried putting the front cover of the air conditioner on, it would not fit since the control panel with the power button etc.. was crooked. If he lifted the control panel with his finger slightly, we could get the front panel on, but the control panel is still sitting alittle crooked. Will this affect the unit?
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
May 26, 2011
LG's customer support teams would be best to answer this. Please contact LGusa.com/support for assistance troubleshooting.
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answer 2
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
Yes, On my unit condensation appeared on the control panel. In time, this condensation can cause the control panel to malfunction.
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answer 3
Asked by
houseflippermom
June 11, 2011
I had the same issue. So far it doesn't seem to have affected anything, although it looks a little tacky.
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answer 4
Asked by
CPboy
FRAZIERS BOTTOM
June 3, 2011
It may...most front covers house the air filter. Air may enter in cracks not sealed properly by the front cover. Tape such areas to force all air thru the filter.
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answer 5
Asked by
sacker5522
May 28, 2011
This has to be a design defect but it doesn't seem to affect the operation of the unit at all. I've had 2 of these units because the 1st one was used, that they were trying to pass off as new, and they both had this issue!
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Question

What size opening does it take?

Asked by
Bucko
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 5, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
June 7, 2011
Window opening maximum width (in.) : 41
Window opening minimum height (in.) : 18
Window opening minimum width (in.) : 29
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answer 2
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
It fits any standard wimdow.
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answer 3
Asked by
houseflippermom
June 11, 2011
It says up to 42" wide but I installed it in a window 43.5" wide with no problem. Don't remember the minimum width but believe it was somewhere around 26".
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answer 4
Asked by
DennisDennis
June 11, 2011
26" minimum, although the manuel says 29"
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Question

how much does this unit weigh

Asked by
boog
easten shore virginia
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 22, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
113 lbs.
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answer 2
Asked by
alltrull
mobile, al
May 23, 2011
108 pounds
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answer 3
Asked by
sacker5522
May 28, 2011
120 lbs.
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Question

Is it necessary to remove the outside plug, to allow the water collected in the pan to flow out of the unit.

Asked by
Ray
Orlando, FL
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
May 19, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
May 20, 2011
In humid weather, excess water may cause the Base Pan to overflow. Remove the Drain Cap to drain the water.
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answer 2
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
No. Infact the fan located in back of the unit picks up the excess water and sprays it out while cooloing the inner components. This information is in the manual.
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answer 3
Asked by
LadyMe
SC
May 29, 2011
I don't think you "have" to remove the outside plus, but I "prefer" to do so as an extra precaution..
See Page 20 of the Instruction Manual for further info.
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Question

What are the dimensions?

Asked by
Scott
Chelan
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 5, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
June 7, 2011
Assembled Depth (in.) : 26.844 in
Assembled Height (in.) : 16.844 in
Assembled Width (in.) : 26.000 in
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answer 2
Asked by
HarleyRanger
June 11, 2011
It fits your average residential window. Dimensions are also located in the "specs" section.
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answer 3
Asked by
DennisDennis
June 11, 2011
26" inched wide minimum
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Question

Is the unit quiet running ?

Asked by
SHAMROCK
FLORIDA
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 26, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
June 30, 2011
"Hi Shamrock,
Thank you for your question. The dBA Level (Indoor / Outdoor) on this Air Conditioner is 52 / 58, which is relatively quiet.
For any other questions please give us a call on our Appliance Hotline# 1-800-455-3869"
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answer 2
Asked by
joepublic
South Jersey
August 1, 2011
Not as far as I'm concerned. Fan really blows hard and loud in all 3 speeds. Would not use this in a bedroom!
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Question

Does it cool the house and keep cooling evenly throughout the whole room? How noisy is the motor when it is on?

Asked by
cool kid
LA
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 28, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
Ag29
PA.
September 6, 2011
Depends on the size of the house. Ours is small with rooms going everywhere. We are satisfied with the cooling in that area. With the unit in the small living room with the TV, we need to turn up the sound a little, but not very much. Unless you stand directly in front of the unit, the cooling is uniform throughout the room.
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answer 2
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
July 6, 2011
"Hi Cool Kid,
Thank you for the question.
The LG Electronics 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote is Energy Star compliant for energy conservation and cools up to 800 sq. ft., making it great for cooling medium size rooms or small apartments. The remote lets you adjust the fan speed and temperature controls from almost anywhere in the room. Its 4-way air deflection circulates the cool air more evenly to avoid uncomfortable warm spots.
It’s a very subjective question, as no AC is absolutely silent when powered on. The dBA Level (Indoor / Outdoor) is 52 / 58, which is relatively quiet.
For any other information please call our Appliance Hotline# 1-800-455-3869"
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WHAT ABOUT THE NOISE QUALITY?

Asked by
JESUS
BRONX,NY
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 28, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
July 7, 2011
"Hi Jesus,
This Air Conditioner comes with The dBA Level (Indoor / Outdoor) is 52 / 58, which is relatively quiet.
For any other information please call us at our Appliance Hotline# 1-800-455-3869"
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answer 2
Asked by
joepublic
South Jersey
August 1, 2011
This is a noisey unit as far as I'm concerned. Fan really blows hard in all 3 speeds.
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Question

Auto Shutoff

Asked by
MSWEAT
Jacksonville, Fl
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
July 3, 2011
I purchased this unit yesterday. Will the fan not shut off once received desired tempeture? It seems to run constant, although the compressor does kick off and on.
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answer 1
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
July 20, 2011
Hi there ,

This is George from our How-To Community.
You hear the fan while compressor is silent. This seems to me like a normal operational feature. If the fan never stops than there is a problem and I would recommend contacting LG expert support at 1-800-243-0000

George
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answer 2
Asked by
joepublic
South Jersey
August 1, 2011
Fan does stay running all the time. Only compressor shuts off once the temperature is reached.
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Question

Does the unit have to be installed in a window or wall? Can you just plug in the cord and leave it out on your floor?

Asked by
Theodora
Tempe, AZ
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
July 19, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
July 20, 2011
The AC unit exhausts warm air out of the rear of the unit when the cool air comes out the front. If it is not exhausted to the outside, the warm and cool air will still be in the same room. For your convenience, there are installation instructions and an installation kit that are included with this unit.
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answer 2
Asked by
joepublic
South Jersey
August 1, 2011
needs to be mount in window/wall. This isn't a portable unit.
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Question

would it be ok to istall this ac in the wall even though it is made for a window

Asked by
nanc
wilmington, ma
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
August 1, 2011
I know not all acs can be adapted to both. We need to put this in the wall...so want to make sure that it would be good. What extra brackets or other parts would we need to purchase so this ac would work in the wall. If not a good idea what wall units are recommended. thank you
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
August 2, 2011
Per the instruction manual, we don't recommend installing this window A/C unit in a wall. It was designed for window installation. LG has a large assortment of A/C wall units, with varying price points and features so we recommend exploring to find the option that best suits your needs.
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answer 2
Asked by
Patel
New Jersey
August 5, 2011
You can installed in wall. Wall slot should be strong enough to hold the weight of this AC. outer side air vent should be perfectly open and should not blocked by wall. you just need to unscrew and separate the sleeve(just 4 screw). screw the sleeve in stud of the wall slot. and slide the AC Unit and screw it(4 screw) I bought outer side wall support but i think is no good idea to make hole on outer wall so return it to home depot.
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Question

Will it fit a window measuring 46 inches??

Asked by
jenneegirl
Tx
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 17, 2011
My central unit runs for hours in this drought we are having. I'm looking at putting a unit in and the only window i can use is 46 inches wide.. maybe 45 & 1/2. will this unit work or do i need a bigger one??
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answer 1
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
July 20, 2011
Hey Jenneegirl,

Unfortunatley this model is made to fit inside windows that are 29”-41” wides. Your window is too wide. Have you considered a portable AC unit like this one?

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...
These are easy to install and work really well.

Gregg
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Question

is the styrofoam inside of the unit suppose to stay in or take it out?

Asked by
pedroe
mi
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
June 19, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
June 24, 2011
Hey Pedroe,

The Styrofoam that is inside the actual AC unit is the units insulation and it shouldn’t be removed.
Hope this was helpful...

Thank you.
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Question

How much Home Depot charge to install this Window Unit.

Asked by
Curtis
Katy, Texas
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
August 11, 2011
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answer 1
August 13, 2011
Hi Curtis, thank you for your question. We do not provide installation services for window air conditioner units. The LG Electronics 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote, Model # LW1511ER, Internet # 202675095, Store SO SKU # 48777 is unavailable for delivery in the next 90 days. I have however located a few other options which are readily available for immediate purchase. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376.
 
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Question

how many BTU,s do i need to cool 1000 square feet

Asked by
zetta
about 15,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Remote on
August 14, 2011
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answer 1
Asked by
LGAnswers
August 16, 2011
Check out Home Depot's A/C buying guide and the BTU Calculator. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Air_Conditioners&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&cm_sp=air_conditioners-_-pod1-_-copy_link-_-buying_guide

From 18,000 to 24,000 BTUs would suffice for a room of that size.
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