GE Portable Room Air Conditioner APFD06 Owner’s Manual


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WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to a person, or damage when using the air conditioner, follow basic precautions including the following:

  • Read all of the instructions before using this appliance.
  • Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
  • Do not remove the ground prong.
  • Do not use an adapter.
  • Do not use an extension cord.
  • Do not operate the air conditioner if it has a damaged cord or plug or not working properly or if it has been damaged or dropped.
  • The air conditioner should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service company for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  • Disconnect power before servicing.
  • Disconnect power before cleaning.NOTE: Turning off the power by pressing the Power button does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
  • Do not install or use the air conditioner in any area where the atmosphere contains combustible gases or where the atmosphere is contaminated. Avoid any chemicals coming in contact with your air conditioner.
  • Do not store anything directly on top of the air conditioner.
  • Two or more people are required to move and install an air conditioner.
  • Never operate the air conditioner without filters in place.
  • Do not use an air conditioner near a bathtub, shower or washbasin, or another wet area.



Features and appearance will vary.Lights next to the touchpads on the air conditioner control panel indicate the selected settings.

NOTE: When the machine is powered on for the firsttime, the buzzer will play power-on music and then themachine will go into standby status.

  1. Power ButtonTurns ON/OFF power to the air conditioner.NOTE: Turning off the power by pressing the Power button does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.Press the Power button. The Power indicator will illuminate.
  2. Mode ButtonPress the Mode button to toggle among the operating options. The corresponding indicator will illuminate:Cool – Cools the room to the set temperatureDRY – Reduces the humidity in the roomFan – Circulates the air in the room without cooling
  3.  + and – ButtonsSets the Temperature when in Cooling Mode or sets the Time when Timer is selected.To Set the Temperature:Press the + or – button to select the required temperature.NOTE: The temperature cannot be set when the air conditioner is in either Fan or DRY mode.To Set the Time:Press the + or – button to select the required time.
  4. Fan Speed ButtonThe fan speed can be adjusted from Low to High speed when the air conditioner is in operation.NOTE: The fan speed cannot be adjusted when the unit is in DRY mode.
  5. Timer Button Program a time from (1 hour to 24 hours) for the air conditioner to turn Off or On.
  6. Sleep ModePress the Sleep button to turn on Sleep Mode.NOTE: You cannot turn on the Sleep mode in the Dry or Fan Mode.NOTE: When the inner unit chassis is full of water, the Water Full light will turn on. A buzzer will sound for several seconds and the compressor will stop.

Refer to the instructions on page 5 for draining the water from the unit.

The display will always default to showroom temperature.When the air conditioner is turned on, it will automatically start in the last mode and fan settings selected.

Frost Protection Function:In cooling or dry mode, if the temperature of the exhaust hose is too low, the AC will automatically go into a unit protection state. When the temperature rises to a normal temperature, the unit will automatically resume normal operation.

Overflow Protection Function:When the water in the water pan exceeds the warning level, the machine will automatically sound an alarm, the FULL indicator light will flash and the unit will shut down. At this point, you need to drain the water from the lower drain (See Drainage instructions for details) After the water is emptied, the machine will automatically resume normal operation.

Automatic Defrosting (on some models)The machine has an automatic defrosting function.

Protection Function of the CompressorTo increase the service life of the compressor, the AC has a 3-minute delay after the compressor has shut off to protect the compressor.

Drainage Instructions

Draining the unit manually: Note: Please move the AC carefully, do not spill the water in the water pan at the bottom of the unit.

  1. When the AC stops after the water is full, turn off the AC power and unplug the power plug.
  2. Place a water container larger than the sump capacity (at least 1-1/2 quart) below the lower rear water outlet on the backside of the unit.
  3.  Remove the plug, the water will automatically flow into the container.Note: During drainage, the body can be tilted slightly backward. If the water container cannot hold all the water, before the water container is full, replace the water plug as soon as possible to prevent water from flowing to the floor or the carpet.
  4. After the water has been drained from the unit, re-install the water plug securely.Note: Restart the AC after the water plug is installed, otherwise condensate water from the AC will drain onto the floor or carpet.

Continuous drainage (optional, and only in dry mode)

  1. Remove the upper drain plug.
  2. Connect a drain hose with an inside diameter of 5/8” to the water outlet.
  3. Route drain hose to a bucket or floor drain.
  4. Be sure to use a large container (3 gallons or larger is recommended) and monitor the water level in the container continuously. The unit will not shut off when the container is full. An overflowing container can cause flooding and damage to the floor.

Features and appearance may vary.Icons on the remote control indicate the selected settings


  1.  Insert the two AAA batteries (provided).
  2. Aim the remote control at the signal receiver on the control panel to operate the air conditioner.

A. Power ButtonTurns ON/OFF power to the air conditioner.B. Mode ButtonPress the Mode button to toggle among the operating options, cooling, fan, and dry mode.C. + and – ButtonAdjusts the Temperature or Timing set value.D. Fan ButtonPress the Fan button to adjust fan speed from Low to High speed.E. TimerPress the Timer button to activate the ON/OFF timer. Use the + and – buttons to adjust the timer.F. Sleep ButtonPress the Sleep button to turn on the sleep mode.

Care and Cleaning



Electrical Shock HazardDisconnect power before cleaning.

  1.  Unplug or disconnect power.
  2. Use only a soft cloth dampened with water to clean the cabinet.NOTE:•Do not use a liquid or spray cleaner to clean the air conditioner.•DO NOT use chemicals, abrasives, ammonia, chlorine bleach, concentrated detergents, solvents, or scouring pads. Some of these chemicals/items may damage and/or discolor your air conditioner.
  3. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
  4. Plugin or reconnect power.

Cleaning the surfaceClean the surface of the machine with a wet soft cloth. Do not use chemicals, such as benzene, alcohol, gasoline, etc.; otherwise, the surface of the air conditioner will be damaged or the entire unit will be damaged.

Air FilterThe air filters should be cleaned at least every two weeks for your unit to operate at optimum efficiency.CAUTION DO NOT operate the air conditioner without a filter because dirt and lint will clog it and reduce performance.

To clean the upper filter screen frame:

  1. Remove the upper and lower filter screens. On the top filter, place a finger in recess at the top of the filter and pull down and outward to remove. On the lower filter, place finger in recess at bottom of the filter, pull upward and outward to remove the filter.
  2. Remove the filter from the filter frame. It is held in place by 4 tabs. After removal, wash or vacuum the filter to remove the dirt and lint. Make sure the filter is dry before reinstalling on the unit.


If the unit is not being used for a long period of time:To Empty the Internal Water Tank:

  1. Unplug or disconnect power.
  2. Drain the water from the water tank. (See “Internal Water Tank section” above.)
  3. Use the original packaging to repack the unit to avoid a buildup of dust or dirt.
  4. Store the air conditioner in a cool, dry location.

Installation Instructions

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BEFORE YOU BEGINRead these instructions completely and carefully.

  • IMPORTANT — Save these instructions for the local inspector’s use.
  • IMPORTANT — Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.
  • Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for future reference.
  • Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires basic mechanical skills.
  • Completion time – Approximately 1 hour We recommend two people to install this product.
  • Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.
  • Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under the Warranty.
  • You MUST use all supplied parts and use proper installation procedures as described in these instructions when installing this air conditioner.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTSThese models require a 115/120-volt AC, 60-Hz grounded outlet protected with a 15-amp time-delay fuse or circuit breaker.The 3-prong grounding plug minimizes the possibility of electric shock hazards. If the wall outlet you plan to use is only a 2-prong outlet, it is your responsibility to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.

CAUTIONDo not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.Do not change the plug on the power cord of this air conditioner.Aluminum house wiring may present special problems—consult a qualified electrician.

The power cord includes a current interrupter device. A test and reset button are provided on the plug case.The device should be tested on a periodic basis by first pressing the TEST button and then the RESET button while plugged into the outlet. If the TEST button does not trip or if the RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue use of the air conditioner and contact a qualified service technician.

Location Requirements

  • Place the air conditioner on a flat, level surface in a location that is at least 20” (50 cm) from any wall.NOTE: A minimum clearance of 20” (50 cm) from the air conditioner to the wall must be maintained to ensure proper airflow.
  • Maintain a minimum 20” (50 cm) clearance around the air conditioner to not block airflow.
  • Keep the air conditioner free of any obstructions such as drapes, curtains, blinds, etc.
  • The exhaust hose should be free of any obstructions.
  • Do not place the air conditioner on an unstable or raised surface because it could fall and cause damage or injury.
  • Do not place the air conditioner in direct sunlight or near a heat source such as baseboard heaters, stoves, etc.
  • The window panel can be installed in a window with a minimum 20” (50.8 cm) to a maximum 48” (121.9 cm) opening.

PARTS INCLUDED (Appearance may vary)

1. Top Cover2. Control Panel3. Side Panel4. Air Outlet / Louver5. Front Housing6. Rear Housing7. Caster 8. Base Pan9. Upper Filter10. Upper Continuous Drain11. Cord Wrapping Post12. Exhaust Air Vent13. Lower Filter14. Lower Drain

Window Panel Combinations to fit window openings (Appearance may vary)


  • Use two or more people to move and install an air conditioner.
  • Failure to do so can result in back or another injury.

NOTE: Before using the air conditioner, keep it upright for at least 2 hours.

  • Remove packaging materials. Save the carton and the foam packaging for storing the air conditioner when not in use.

NOTE: There are NO packing materials inside the air conditioner to remove—Do Not open the cabinet.

  • Properly dispose of/recycle all packing material.
  • Handle the air conditioner gently.
  • Keep the air conditioner upright and level. Do not set the air conditioner on its side, front, back, or upside down.

2. Install Exhaust Nozzle to Main Window Panel

  1. Hold the main window panel so that the L-shaped edges of the panel are facing you.
  2. Align the exhaust nozzle with the slots in the opening, and then insert and slide the nozzle to access the hole from the back of the main window panel.
  3. Turn the main window panel over, so that the nozzle is away from you. Insert a flat tip screw through the hole to fasten the window panel to theadapter.

3. Install Main Window Panel and Extension PanelsNOTE: Measure the window opening and use the extension panels as referenced on page 10 to fit your window.

  1.  Open the window and place the window kit assembly into the window.NOTE: The window assembly is designed to accommodate either a double-hung or sliding window.
  2. Adjust the extension panel(s) to the width or height of the window as shown.
  3. Depending on the number of extension panels used, turn the knobs to secure the extension panel(s) to the main panel. Install from the back.NOTE: There are many window types on the market today. Use the foam strips and brackets (provided) to secure the extension panels that will fit the window opening.
  4. For vinyl windows only.Skip stepping 6 for wood windows.Place the two top window brackets and two bottom window brackets where they will best support the extension panels. Use painted screws to attach the top bracket to the support panels.
  5. Apply the top foam strip (provided) across the top of the window panel assembly, and then apply the bottom foam strip (provided) across thethe bottom front edge of the window panel assembly, as shown.
  6. Place the window panel assembly in the window, and using the screws provided, fasten the assembly to the window sill and window frame.
  7. Using a one-pointed screw, install the Security bracket to the window.NOTE: The security bracket prevents the window from being opened from the outside.

A. Security BracketB. Pointed Serew (1)

4. Attach Exhaust Hose to the Exhaust Nozzle

  1.  Grasp both ends of the exhaust hose and gently pull to expand the hose.NOTE: Do not attach additional hoses to extend the length. This would decrease cooling efficiency and may damage the air conditioner.
  2. Using a clockwise motion, attach the open end of the exhaust hose to the exhaust nozzle.

5. Connect Exhaust Hose to the Air ConditionerNOTE: When connecting the hose, the air conditioner must be close enough to the window that you will not dislodge the window seal plate. Once the hose is connected, move the air conditioner 20” (51 cm) from the wall.

  1. Extend the flexible exhaust hose to reach out to the unit.
  2. Aim the opening of the hose to the air exhaust outlet and push it hard straight into the outlet until it clicks.

Troubleshooting Tips


Possible Causes


The unit does not start or operate The power supply cord is not plugged into an outlet. Plug the power cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
The power supply cord has tripped. Press and release the RESET button on the power supply cord.
The Power button has not been pressed. Press the Power button on the Control Panel or Remote Control to turn ON the air conditioner.
There is no power to the electrical outlet. Plug a working lamp into the outlet to check for power.
A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The control was programmed for a Time Delay. Cancel the Time Delay. See “Control Panel.”
The batteries in the remote control are dead. Replace the batteries.
The internal water tank is full.NOTE: The air conditioner automatically turns off, and the Water Full indicator illuminates to alert you of this condition. Empty the water tank. See “Air Conditioner Care.”
The remote control is not working Batteries are dead. Replace the batteries.
Batteries are installed incorrectly. Make sure the batteries are inserted in the correct position.
The air conditioner is working but the room is not cooling. The room temperature is hot.NOTE: On extremely hot and humid days, the air conditioner will take longer to cool the room. Allow time for the room to cool when you first turn on the unit.Make sure the air conditioner has an adequate BTU rating for the size of the room being cooled.
The control is set incorrectly to Fan or Dehum mode. Set the Mode to Cool and the Fan Speed to High.
Airflow is restricted. Remove any obstacles to the airflow and redirect airflow for uniform cooling.
Temperature set too high. Lower the set temperature.
Air filters are dirty or restricted. Clean the air filter. See “Air Conditioner Care.”
Air conditioner was installed incorrectly Check the exhaust hose and window panel for proper installation.
Doors and windows are open. Close the doors and windows to the room being cooled to prevent cooled air from escaping.

Limited Warranty


For The Period Of: Will Replace:
One YearFrom the date of the original purchase

Replacement, repair, or refund of the original retail price for any product which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. If the unit is exchanged, the replacement unit is warranted for the remainder of your product’s original one-year warranty period. GE Applianceswill, at its sole discretion, replace the product with a product of the same or comparable functionality and quality or refund the original retail price.

In Order to Make a Warranty Claim During the First 90 Days from the Date of Original Purchase:

  • Properly pack your unit. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.
  • Return the product to the retail location where it was purchased.
  • Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of the date of original purchase. Also, print your name and address and a  description of the defect.

In Order to Make a Warranty Claim During the Remainder of the One-Year Warranty:

  • Locate your original sales receipt and make a note of your model and serial number.
  • Call 866.907.1665 or visit (in the United States) to initiate the product replacement process.
  • You will be asked to provide your name, address, date of purchase, model, and serial number.
  • GE Appliances will arrange for a carton to be sent to your home to recover the product.
  • Please return all requested materials (postage pre-paid) in the carton provided. Please include a description of the defect.
  • You should receive your replacement product or refund within 7 to 10 business days after your package is received.

What Will Not Cover:

  • Customer instruction. This owner’s manual provides information regarding operating instructions and user controls.
  • Improper installation. If you have an installation problem, or if the air conditioner is of improper capacity, contact your dealer or installer. Youare responsible for providing adequate electrical connecting facilities.
  • Failure of the product resulting from modifications to the product or due to unreasonable use including failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.
  • Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
  • Failure due to corrosion on models not corrosion protected.
  • Damage to the product caused by improper power supply voltage, accident, fire, floods, or acts of God.
  • Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this air conditioner.
  • Damage caused after delivery.

EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES – Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.For US Customers: This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Appliances Service location for service. In Alaska, the limited warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.

Staple your receipt here. Proof of the original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty.

Warrantor US:GE Appliances, a Haier companyLouisville, KY 40225

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Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.

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