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12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with remote

  • LP1213GXR

Key Features

  • Dehumidification Function
  • Oscillating Air Vent
  • Programmable 24-Hour On-Off Timer
  • Remote Control
PERFORMANCE
EER 9.4
Dehumid. (Pts/Hr) 3.1
Dry Air Flow (CFM) 230
Est. Cooling Area (Sq. Ft.) 400
BTU Performance Cooling 12,000
dBA Level (Front) 55
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 18 1/2" x 32 15/16" x 15 7/16"
Shipping (WxHxD) 20 7/16" x 34 7/16" x 17 13/16"
Net Weight (lbs.) 66.2
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 72.80
FEATURES
Display Panel LED
Thermostat Control Yes
Remote Control LCD Remote Controller
Auto Swing Yes
Energy Saver Function Yes
Programmable Timer 24Hr, On/Off
Fan Speed: Cooling 3
Fan Only Speed 3
Compressor Rotary
Type Air Discharge Inclined and Top
Outdoor Vent / Exhaust Exhaust Only (1.5M)
Chassis Type Fixed
Control Button Type Standard
Auto Restart Yes
Auto Door Open/Close System Yes
Indoor / Outdoor Fan Type Blower
Water Full Indicator Yes
MATERIALS/FINISHES
Available Colors Grey
Easy-Roll Casters Yes
Air Filter Washable
Window Installation Kit Yes
ELECTRICAL RATINGS
Voltage / 60 Hz 115
Watts 1,270
Rated Amps 11.5
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by 3rd Summer and it's Done For I purchased the 12k BTU LG Portable unit in 2013. It worked pretty well the first year. Last year wasn't as good and this year it's pretty much worthless. It now makes strange noises, shuts off after a few minutes, and blows warm air. The de-humidifying feature won't even work anymore. Spent close to $500 on it so I expect better quality over time. This is my 1st portable unit and have experienced greater longevity (more than 6 years) from window/casement units. July 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 This product is a piece of junk!!!!!! I purchased this unit a year ago and it worked fine about 6 months total out of 12. It started blowing out water so I drained it and it worked ok for about two weeks then it started doing it again. I called service and they told me to do it again so I did. It worked for a weeke then started blowing water out again but this time it didn't stop. The FL or full indicator function didn't work so I had no way of knowing it was full of water. But the last time I drained very little water out and started it again it started blowing out water again. I trashed and went and bought a different brand. Do not purchase any LG a/c they are nothing but junk. I would not recommend any of their a/c units!!!!!! July 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 blowing hot air I bought this last summer and it worked fine. This year when I turned it on it blows hot air. Very unhappy with air conditioner. June 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Doesn't Last. We purchased this in April, 2013. The first summer, it worked pretty well. The room is not that big and it was running during the day for about 4 months. The summer of 2014, it started not cooling consistently. The filters were changed every 4 days or so. We just set it up again, preparing for this year's heat. It's blowing hot air and it occasionally sounds like the compressor is not functioning properly. Look for a different brand unless you want to replace it in a couple years. Very disappointed in this product. June 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty good, but could be better This is my first portable AC unit so I don't have a lot of experience with these. I can't have window units in my apartment due to the lease, and its probably liability risk. So far I like it pretty well. It cools down my 12x15 (+2 large closets) bedroom in minutes instead of hours. I took it out of the box to try out and I had it pretty much fully installed before I knew it. So setup is easy. It cools the room which is pretty much what I wanted it to do. My room does smell like a hotel now. I was worried about noise from the outside, but even with the unit off outside noise is the same. With the unit on, I hear less outside noise. Its quiet enough I could sleep with it on easily. I did wake up with the power flickered during a storm because it beeps and goes through a cycle. The issue that could have made it better is: this unit only has the hot exhaust to the outside. Any air flowing over the hose is going to get warmed up and defeat your cooling. Nothing you can do about that. The unit also pulls air from in the room to blow outside. That means you are pulling hot air in from other rooms or cracks. I think this unit would be much more efficient if it had both an air intake and exhaust. Because if ambient temp is more than 20-25 of your set point, it gets harder and harder to reach your setmpoint. You are drawing in to much hot air that gets mixed with your cool air. It also makes the unit run almost constantly. I was hoping to see a drop in my electric bill because I was only cooling 1 bedroom instead of my 700 sqft apartment. So far its about the same. But I think I have this unit set to much cooler than my apartment AC ever was, not that it would be able to reach the lower temp half the summer. I think I also have been running my electronics more since I'm more comfortable sitting in front of them. Basically, I use them more because the room doesn't heat up to uncomfortable temps when they are on. So to sum up: I am more comfortable but I'm not saving money with this unit. August 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PIECE OF JUNK I have used this unit maybe three times last summer. Today I turned it on and it isn't cooling. I am two months out of warranty. ...Enough said! July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product for the money We've had this portable air conditioner for about six months. It works great! Cools 25 x 25 room really well in 90 to 100 degrees weather. This room used to be a sun room, has windows all around it and has no insulation so it takes a lot to cool it down. It is a little noisy but cools the room well. July 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by would not recommend The unit vents room air outside which pulls hot outside air in. In my situation this is very inefficient, it should use outside air for condenser. Using temperature data logger to check operation, the compressor shut down only for two 5 minute periods in 24 hours of operation. If the room is about 100 degrees and you turn on the unit with the fan on high it will shut down and latch out the compressor in about 10 minutes. July 14, 2014
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How often does the tank fill with water? Are there units that never need to be emptied?
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For me, never, unless I use the unit on "dry" setting.
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I only need to empty the tank if I run the unit on the "dry" setting. I have never had to empty it otherwise.
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It depends on the humidity levels in your area. For more details please visit the LG LiveChat Team at www.lg.com/us/support/message-customer-support for assistance.
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The Remote

Even with pointing the remote (with new batteries) directly at my brand new a/c unit (about 4 feet away), it doesn't always respond. It only beeps sometimes; I usually have to go over to the unit and manually change the fan speed and temperature and it takes several attempts to stop the auto swing at the angle I want.
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It does appear to be a design flaw. The "Auto Swing," which can only be controlled by the remote, blocks the signal unless it's below the remote's line of site on the a/c unit, where the temp is displayed.

While the remote issue is a little annoying, I have never had such an efficient & quick to respond a/c unit! Apparently we had our first warm day in a while; I was wearing a couple layers and even my dog was wearing her sweater. It wasn't until we went out for a walk that I realized how hot it was!

No more being kept awake, losing sleep, or waking up too early because I'm hot!

apartment living, renter, studio, wall of windows, morning sun, quick response, rapid cooling, consistent temperature 24hrs a day, white noise, easy set up, wheels on base, easy to use, energy efficient
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I, too, have issues with the remote. It seems to me to be a design flaw. Always use the unit with the remote--don't change the settings independently, and you will have less issues. The remote will always need a direct line-of-sight to the unit to work, however.
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this air conditioner. If the remote is not operating, then there may be a problem with the IR receiver. The unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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why Won't it stop spitting water?

We live in a basement. We had it on for 3 days.. and fine... All of a sudden spitting water like Noah had a boat! We tilted it, we connected a pipe to the bucket so it would drain into the sub pump. We've got the vent going into a channel that leads to the roof. We've done everything as far as I'm concerned... What do we do?
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Mine does the same thing and it has nothing to do with excessive humidity like they keep posting. I live in dry southern California and experience this when the humidity is in the 20 percent range. I can't imagine living in southern Texas or Florida with this thing! Turning the fan on low is the only thing that seems to help. I've pulled the covers off and cleaned everything I could see, completely dried the water out of the evaporator styrofoam under the fan, emptied the water out of the lower area, and it starts doing it again in 10 minutes. As near as I can tell by examining this while I had it apart, there is a design flaw that doesn't allow for proper evaporator water drainage which causes it to suck through the fan and out the vent.
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This seems to be a recurring problem with this unit. I bought one, it worked fine but then started spitting water all over the place and onto the bed after a few days. A lot of water! Your description of the water problem symptoms is spot on.

I took it back and got another unit.

I also put a dehumidifier unit in the room.

The new a/c has worked flawlessly since then. I don't know if the dehumidifier "is covering up" a flaw in the a/c or if the specific a/c unit I got originally just was damaged or otherwise flawed.

In any case - it shouldn't spit water and if it does take it back and get another unit because the one you have is broken.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this air conditioner. If the unit is blowing moisture through the vents, then it would be caused either by forward tilting of the unit, or very high humidity. If the troubleshooting performed has not resolved the matter, then the unit will likely require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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How to empty dehumidifier

How do I empty the dehumidifier function of this device?
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drain plug at the center bottom on the backside.
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We appreciate your interest in this Portable Air Conditioner. This device should have a drain cap on the back of the cabinet, at the bottom of the unit. Place a pan or other container under this drain port to catch the moisture as it is released from the unit. Once empty, simply replace the cap and place the product back into operation.
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My customer needs to buy one of these, what distibutors/retailers can I order this from?
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Google it...Home Depot does carry it...
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As much as I am glad to help, there is some information I should let you know so you could understand a bit more how LG products are sold. Since we do not sell the products directly, I do not have information to fully help out locate products I am afraid. LG only manufactures the units and offers support for the products. Our products and accessories for the products are only sold through certified dealers such as Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sears, Home Depot, Sixth Avenue, etc...
I would also like to let you know that LG Electronics does not actually sell directly to any of these retailers. Retailers purchase our products from various distributors; LG has no control over retailer’s inventory. If the dealer does not have the unit available for shipping at this time, I unfortunately do not have a way of finding out when it may be delivered since the dealers order their units through their regional sales representatives which would be a contact of their own, not from LG unfortunately.
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