Amcor Dehumidifier SD12 User Guide

Instruction manual  
Thank you  
Safety Instructions  
How it works  
Wall mounting  
Long term storage  
Trouble shooting  
Technical data  
Thank you for choosing this innovative Amcor dehumidifier. We suggest that you keep this  
manual in a safe place for future reference. It describes the many benefits and advanced  
features this unique product has to offer. Before you use it, you should carefully read these  
instructions to maximise this product’s performance.  
For over 50 years Amcor has specialised in complete indoor environmental control,  
manufacturing and marketing dehumidifiers, portable air conditioners, coolers, air purifiers,  
ionisers and aromatherapy scent diffusers. These world class products incorporate the latest  
technological developments.  
• Remove all packaging materials from the unit, keep it away from babies and small children  
to avoid the danger of suffocation.  
• Before inserting the plug make sure that the voltage is within the range indicated on the  
rating label on the unit.  
• The dehumidifier is intended exclusively for the use for which it was created. Amcor is not  
responsible for any damage caused by improper use.  
• The dehumidifier is safe, however as with other electrical appliances, use it with care.  
• The unit is designed for indoor operation.  
• Rating: This unit must be connected to a 220-240 V / 50 Hz earthed outlet.  
• The installation must be in accordance with regulations of the country where the unit is  
If you are in any doubt about the electrical installation, have it checked and if necessary  
modified by a qualified electrician.  
• Unplug when not in use. Do not unplug by pulling the cord.  
• Do not operate this product with wet hands.  
• Keep out of the reach of children.  
• Do not clean the unit by spraying it or immersing it in water.  
• Disconnect it from the mains before cleaning the unit or any of its components.  
• Always unplug before changing the carbon filter.  
• Do not connect the unit to an electrical outlet using an extension cord. If an outlet is not  
available, one should be installed by a licensed electrician.  
• Never operate this appliance if it is damaged or if it has a damaged cord or plug.  
• Do not lead the cord over sharp edges.  
• A damaged supply cord should be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or a  
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.  
• Any service other than regular cleaning or replacing the carbon filter should be performed  
by an authorized service representative. Failure to do so could result in a loss of warranty.  
The first time that you use the unit please ensure that it has been standing for 1 hour in an  
upright position before it is switched on.  
IMPORTANT: The unit is not to be used in temperatures under 5 °C.  
Do not use your dehumidifier under the following conditions:  
If the power cable  
wires are frayed  
or cut  
When small  
children may be  
left unattended  
On a slope or  
uneven surface  
Close to a heat  
This product is  
not made for DIY  
If there is a risk of  
liquid falling on  
the unit  
Inside unit exposed  
to the weather  
In a permanent  
very humid  
If an extension  
cord is needed to  
reach an outlet  
Where the power  
cable may be  
Where it may  
be damaged by  
Where there is a  
risk of interference  
by foreign objects  
Waste electrical products must not be disposed of with household waste.  
This product should be taken to your local recycling centre for safe treatment.  
HOW IT WORKS (see page 51)  
Your Amcor dehumidifier draws air through a washable filter onto a refrigerated cold coil. As  
the air passes over the cold surface, moisture condenses and collects into a removable water  
tank. The drier air, slightly warmer through heating by the condenser, is then expelled through  
the adjustable directional grill at the top of the unit into the room.  
When the water tank is full, a micro switch automatically stops the unit and an indicator light  
signals the need to empty the tank. If preferred a drainage hose connected under the unit can  
be used to drain the water continuously.  
The Amcor dehumidifier fights condensation, mould and dampness throughout the house.  
It protects your furniture, precious possessions and decor from the damaging effects of  
excessive moisture. Your dehumidifier is also great for drying the laundry, but it is not  
suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms.  
SAVE ENERGY: It takes less energy to warm dry air than damp humid air!  
Your Amcor dehumidifier will begin to protect your home from the harmful effects of  
excessive moisture as soon as it is turned on.  
Excess moisture travels throughout your home, in the same way that cooking smells spread  
to every room in the house. For this reason, the dehumidifier should be positioned in a  
central and clear location so that it can draw this moist air towards it from all over the home.  
A warm hallway or landing is an excellent position for your dehumidifier. If possible, leave  
interior doors ajar to allow air circulation. Alternatively, if you have a serious problem in one  
area you can begin by positioning the dehumidifier there and later moving it to a more central  
For the most effective use, run your dehumidifier in a warm environment with external doors  
and windows kept closed when the dehumidifier is operating.  
Please note the unit should not be placed directly against a radiator or other heat source or in  
a wet area like a bathroom or kitchen.  
When positioning your Amcor dehumidifier, ensure that it is placed securely on a level  
surface clear of any obstacle that may limit the air movement.  
Before you move the unit, switch it off and empty the water tank.  
Your Amcor dehumidifier can stand on its 4 castors or can be hung on a wall. For that  
purpose the following components are included:  
- 2 brackets with 4 screws and plugs to fix on the wall;  
- 2 hangers with 4 screws for the side of the unit;  
- 2 plastic suction spacers to help hanging the unit vertically.  
56 mm  
174 mm  
56 mm  
Attach the wall bracket to the wall with the screws and plugs provided. The distance between  
the bracket holes is 174 mm as shown.  
Slide the hangers through the slots in the back of the  
unit and fix them with the screws to the housing.  
Attach the suction spacers to the back of the unit  
so that, when the unit hangs on the wall, it hangs  
Lift the unit and slide it onto the wall  
To remove the unit lift it slightly, press  
it about 6 cm towards the wall, slide  
it upwards and move it out of the wall  
1. Fan speed  
2. ON/OFF and humidistat  
3. On  
4. Water container full  
Starting and humidity control (humidistat)  
• Firstly, turn the control knob [2] to the position OFF.  
• Plug the power cord in a working mains socket.  
Turn the control knob [2] clockwise to MAX for continuous operation, the operation  
indicator [3] will illuminate.  
After 24 hours, select the humidity level to be maintained by rotating the control knob  
anticlockwise. The compressor will switch on and off to maintain the relative humidity at  
that set level.  
Turning off  
Turn the control knob [2] to the position OFF.  
Disconnect the power cord from the mains if the dehumidifier will not be used for some time.  
Fan speed  
The dehumidifier has a two speed fan. Press the switch [1] to select the required fan speed.  
In normal conditions, set the speed to high (large fan symbol), for quieter operation select  
low (small fan symbol).  
Top air discharge grill  
The grill can be rotated 90° to direct the drier, warmer air into the  
room, away from the wall and furniture.  
Please ensure that the air flow is not obstructed in any way as this  
may cause the unit to malfunction.  
1. The dehumidifier will not work if the required humidity level is higher than the ambient level.  
2. To protect the compressor from possible damage, wait 3 minutes before restarting the  
dehumidifier after it has been turned off.  
3. The operational temperature range is 5 – 35 °C.  
4. When the dehumidifier is in operation, the discharged air should be hotter than the ambient  
5. If the dehumidifier does not start (the operation indicator [3] does not illuminate) or makes  
intermediate stops, check the plug and power supply. If they are in a normal working  
condition, wait 10 minutes and restart. If the unit does not start, contact your supplier for  
The extracted water can be collected in the water container or  
drained continuously through a flexible hose (not supplied).  
Use of the water container  
When the drain outlet is blocked by the stopper, the extracted  
water will run into the water container.  
When the container is full, the compressor and the fan stop  
operating and the container full indicator [4] illuminates.  
• Slowly slide out the container to the side (1) or to the  
front (2).  
• Lift the container slightly by the built-in handle, then pull it  
• When, after emptying, the container is put back in place, the  
container full light will go off.  
Continuous drainage  
1. Remove the stopper from the drain outlet.  
2. Place a 11 mm inner diameter hose over the outlet. The other  
end of the hose should (without bends) end in a lower level  
drainage point.  
3. Remove the water container (empty if necessary) and put  
the stopper from beneath in the drain hole to the water  
container. Put the water container back in place.  
Note: in very cold conditions, precautions should be taken to prevent the drain hose from  
WARNING! First of all switch off the unit and pull the plug out of the wall socket.  
Clean the housing with a soft, damp cloth and dry when clean. Never use chemically treated  
cloths, alcohol or any other product containing solvents as this may cause damage to the  
Air filter  
This dehumidifier is equipped with a washable anti-dust filter and an odour absorbing active  
carbon filter. These will capture larger airborne particles like dust, smoke and animal dander,  
creating a less irritating living environment.  
Regular cleaning of the filter (once a month and after storage) prevents the build up of dust,  
that may block the air flow and reduce the efficient operation of the dehumidifier.  
• Remove the water container.  
• Pull out the filter holder.  
• Remove the black carbon filter and use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to clean.  
Replace this filter if it is very dirty. Never wash the carbon filter.  
• Clean the plastic filter mesh with lukewarm water and a small amount of medium strength  
detergent. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Make sure that the air filter is completely dry  
before putting it back. Do not forget to replace the carbon filter after cleaning.  
NOTE! Do not expose the filter to sunlight or other sources of direct heat as this may cause  
the filter and frame to warp. Never use the dehumidifier without the air filter.  
If the dehumidifier is not used for long periods of time, follow these steps:  
• disconnect the unit and wrap the power cable.  
if used, empty the water container.  
• clean the unit and filter, pack it in its original packaging or cover to protect  
against dust.  
• store the unit in an upright position in a cool, dry place away from access by children.  
Never try to repair or dismantle the unit yourself. Before calling for assistance please check  
the points below.  
The unit doesn’t run.  
Is the machine plugged in?  
Is the mains power supply on?  
Is the water tank full indicator on? (If so, the water tank is full or it isn’t  
positioned properly).  
The unit seems to  
extract little water.  
Are too many windows or doors open?  
Is there something in the room producing lots of heat?  
Is the room cold – the colder the air the less moisture the unit will extract.  
Is the filter dirty?  
Is the room humidity already quite low?  
The unit seems to do  
Is the filter dirty?  
Is the air intake or outlet blocked?  
Is the room humidity already quite low?  
Is the room temperature below 5 °C? The fan may run without the compressor.  
Is the machine positioned unevenly so as to create vibration?  
Is the floor underneath the unit uneven or loose fitting?  
Is there any foreign body interfering with the unit?  
Is the filter blocked?  
Too noisy.  
The unit’s fan doesn’t  
seem to be revolving.  
Is there any foreign body interfering with the unit?  
Does the hose have a downward slope throughout its entire length?  
Is there a kink or sharp bend in the hose?  
The continuous  
drainage is not working.  
Power supply  
220-240 V/ 50 Hz  
Power consumption (at 32 °C, RH 90%)  
Moisture removal (at 32 °C, RH 90%)  
Refrigerant load  
Water container capacity  
Operating temperature range  
Dimensions (width x depth x height)  
Net weight  
5 - 35  
420 x 220 x 540  
Subject to modification without prior notice. For greater precision, please refer to the rating label placed on the product.  
Hong Kong  
Amcor Ltd  
Suite 2007, Tower 6, The Gateway,  
Harbour City, 9 Canton Road,  
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,  
Hong Kong  
Tel: +852 2997 6865  
Fax: +852 2997 6091  
United Kingdom  
Amcor Ltd  
9 Ryan Drive, West Cross Centre,  
Great West Road, Brentford,  
Middlesex, TW8 9ER,  
United Kingdom  
Tel: +44 20 8560 4141  
Fax: +44 20 8232 8814  
Amcor Inc.  
685A Gotham Parkway, Carlstadt,  
New Yersey 07072,  
United States of America  
Tel: +1 201 460 8100  
Fax: +1 201 460 9481  
The Netherlands  
Amcor B.V.  
Anton Philipsweg 9-11,  
1422 AL Uithoorn,  
The Netherlands  
Tel: +31 297 560 079  
Fax: +31 297 523 062  
Amcor International Ltd  
1 Sapir St.,  
P.O. Box 12001  
Hertzeliya Pituach,  
Tel: +972 9951 5351  
Fax: +972 9958 5650  
Shan Xia Industrial Development Zone,  
Heng Li Town, Dongguan City,  
Guangdong Province, China  
Plant One - Amcor (China) Ltd  
Tel: +86 769 8372 1090  
Amcor Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd  
545 Orchard Road,  
Fax: +86 769 8372 1790  
#13-02, Far East Shopping Centre,  
Singapore 238882  
Tel: +65 6297 9881  
Plant Two - Amcor Appliances Ltd  
Tel: +86 769 8372 1970  
Fax: +65 6297 8891  
Fax: +86 769 8372 1790  

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