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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
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
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
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
Available Colors Grey
Easy-Roll Casters Yes
Air Filter Washable
Window Installation Kit Yes
Voltage / 60 Hz 115
Watts 1,270
Rated Amps 11.5
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short Life I have had TWO of these in the last 5 years, never again. I don't have the high dollars to put out every two years or so. First one worked great for a summer, then about 3/4 of the next. Purchased a new one two years ago at the beginning of the summer, and it lasted 2 summers and here we are in July and it's spitting water, isn't cooling very well. I am very frustrated. I know its very hot right now, but I live in Colorado and our humidity isn't that high. My floor was wet when I got home after it ran for 3 hours.Bad product.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool breeze My wife bought this portable A/C unit for me to use in the garage where I work on RC planes. What a nice unit! Easy to move, control and quiet. I am very satisfied with this product.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cools well until design flaws catch up. Purchased model LP1213GXR last year and it worked fine last summer and most of Purchased model LP1213GXR last year and it worked fine last summer and most of this summer. Towards the end of a very humid summer it started blowing out water from under the top squirrel fan while water collection tray in the bottom never filled up. I assumed that there was a blockage somewhere that prevented the water from dripping down. Once I pulled the cover I discovered the problem. Under the top squirrel fan was a plastic tray with 2 small holes tight against the lower coil. The holes are so tight to the oil that the opening is effectively cut in half. Probably worked great in the nice clean development lab but in the real world of dust, pollen , black lab hair etc. the little holes eventually got plugged up so the water collected under the squirrel fan. I took everything apart to clean out the holes and saw 2 other little holes on the other side of a partition in the plastic tray under the squirrel fan. I loosened up the plastic tray and carefully drilled the 4 holes to 5/16", drilled an opening in the little partition, and added another hole to the side in case the larger holes clog up. The final adjustment was to replace some open celled foam used to seal around the return air opening. The foam trapped water and whatever appeared to be getting moldy do I replaced it with a closed cell vinyl weather stripping. So far so good. No water spraying and the bottom tray in collecting water. A final note. I suddenly realized that this unit uses inside air in for cooling. So hot air is being pulled into the room to replace the air blown outside. I'll rig up a double hose rig for next year.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-19
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Came my unit was on while I was at work and I came home to a soaked floor and couch! Why is this happening?

Asked by: Kileyluca4
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this portable air conditioner. It is difficult to determine what might be occurring without some indication of the source of the leak; whether from under the cabinet or from around the drain port or from some other location. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-19

My unit is spitting water from were the air comes out.what  is the problem?

Asked by: Amor
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this air conditioner. If this unit is blowing water through the air duct, then it is likely due to extremely high humidity. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-19

Anyone ever removed the casing of this model? I want to remove the back casing to brush the coils clean. I can see a little build up of dust & debris that usually collects on the coils. I've removed the screws that can be seen. 

Asked by: BK B
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this Portable Air Conditioner. It is not recommended to remove the casing of this device. Doing so will void the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty. Instead, check the filters which should always be in place to prevent buildup from gathering in the coils.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-19

I have a drain in the floor about 10 feet away from the unit. Is there a hose I can buy to have the unit drain automatically into the drain?

Asked by: scotteau
LG does not make any drain hoses for the LG 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with remote, Model # LP1213GXR, however, you can check various Home Improvement Retailers to see if they have any hoses that have a drain hose that has an inner diameter of 18 mm (11/16") that will fit into the drain outlet...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-07-19

I moved my LG 12000 btu portable AC to a better place in my garage and now the compressor only kicks on for one minute then shuts down...what happened? 

Asked by: Alleykat
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this portable air conditioner. It is difficult to determine the cause of this change without more specifics relating to the new installation. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-19

How do l use the auto clean function

Asked by: Susan2013
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Canada. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-19

How do i drain the unit

Asked by: Bagby
Unplug the air conditioner, disconnect the exhaust hose from the back, and move the air conditioner to a suitable drain location or outdoors. You may also place a pan under the drain that will hold up to 3 pints of water. Remove the drain cap and the rubber plug from the drain outlet. Once the water collection tank is drained, reinstall the rubber plug and the drain cap, making sure it is on securely. Place the air conditioner in the desired location, reconnect the exhaust hose, and plug in the air conditioner.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-18

My unit will blow cold air for just a few minutes then it blows hot air and when it does this it stops blowing air out of the exhaust hose then it starts blowing cold again but it does this so much it's actually making it hotter inside it sounds like the

Asked by: Cyndi222
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this air conditioner. It is recommended first to see how hot it is outside the room. The ambient temperature can directly affect the performance of the A/C. In what size room has this unit been installed? If a unit is too large, then the cooling system will run a short cycle (turn on and off continuously), cooling the immediate area around the unit, but not the rest of the room. A smaller device may be required. If this does not appear to be the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-14
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