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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 4.3 out of 5 by 53 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is user friendly The controls are easy to use and understand. Cools the room well. Only problem we have had is the sealant to go in the window comes loose and won't stay put but we were able to make it work. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this unit - works beautifully! I've only used the AC a few times - but loving it so far. I own a restored duplex built in the 1800s with a flat roof - no attic. It's difficult to keep the upstairs cool and my bedroom is on the front of the house - so installing the traditional window unit would be an eyesore. I thought I would try this as it is not so obtrusive from outside. Installation was simple (I'm not the most handy person!) - I did it myself and within 20 minutes it was installed. My 20 X 16 bedrooms chilled from 80+ to 68 within an hour. I haven't entered the height of the summer heat yet - but so far I love this unit. It is not quiet by any means, similar to a wall unit in a hotel room - but I like the 'white noise' while I sleep. The few nights when the temps have been in the 80's, it has kept me very comfortable (I like it chilly in my br). The fan only is a nice feature. Draining may be somewhat inconvenient as the valve is so low... but I haven't had to do so yet so I'm hoping it won't be a big negative. So far... so great May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Very econimical and easy to operate. I highly recommend this product to my family and friends because if its simple and easy operation and efficiency to cool a room. December 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Since they are not producing many products anymore Had to chose a protable since the windows do not accomidate what is on the market. Much more expensive than is worth, but the heat is not my friend. Very bulky when trying to empty, and the directions in the book is not relative to this model. Dripps and drabs came out, still not sure if it is empty. November 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Problematic Maintenance This unit operated well for the first month or so, then the water reservoir clogged and the unit stopped draining. The only way to empty the bucket now is to tilt the unit at roughly a 60 degree angle and let the water drain from the bottom of the unit. Even with a drain hose attached to the drain plug the unit fills with water and shuts down in under 48 hours requiring another manual intervention. The water draining from the bottom of the unit creates a mess on the floor and there is no telling what damage, if any, is being done internally since I have been unable to find an exploded parts manual online to determine the cause or solution. This appears to be a "seldom use," "light duty" solution and should not be considered as a "seasonal" fix for a cooling scenario. October 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not what I had hoped, loud and expensive This product was much louder than anticipated, do not recommend if it is going to be used in the bedroom. My power bill was increased significantly and the product did not cool the room as I had hoped. It's also not as versatile in mobility as I wanted. October 8, 2013
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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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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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cookie sheet with a very absorptive towel in it will work...you could use an electric pump, I suppose. It is seldom a problem for me. If I need to run the unit on "dry," then when the tank indicator comes on, I just set a towel behind the machine and open the drain.
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We appreciate your interest in this air conditioner. LG does not have a specific container recommended for such operations.
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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...
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