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12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

  • LP1217GSR

  • Graphite Gray

Key Features

  • 12,000 BTU Cooling
  • LCD Remote Included
  • Oscillating Air Vent
  • Cools up to 400 sq. ft.
BTU Performance 12,000
Dehumid. (Pts/Hr) 2.6
Dry Air Flow (CFM) 220
dBA Level (Indoor / Outdoor) 53
Est. Cooling Area (Sq. Ft.) 400
Refrigerant R410A
Display Panel LED
Thermostat Control Yes
Remote Control LCD Remote Controller
Control Button Type Standard
Auto Swing Yes
Auto Restart Yes
Auto Door Open/Close System Yes
Timer 24 Hr. On/Off
Fan Speed: Cooling 2
Fan Only Speed 2
Compressor Rotary
Indoor / Outdoor Fan Type Blower
Type Air Discharge Inclined and Top
Water Full Indicator Yes
Outdoor Exhaust Yes
Available Colors Graphite Gray
Easy-Roll Casters Yes
Air Filter Washable
Window Installation Kit Yes
Voltage / 60 Hz 115
Watts 1,350
Rated Amps 12.0
Product (WxHxD) 16.93" x 27.36" x 12.80"
Shipping (WxHxD) 19.29" x 34.65" x 15.55"
Net Weight (lbs.) 67.2 lbs.
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 78.3 lbs.
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231382168

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Does not cool as quick as I expected, needs a medium fan setting.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good power, short hose. This little thing packs a punch, it gets a single room nice and cool. However, It would be nice if the exhaust hose was a bit longer. The kit came with lots of attachments to fit all sorts of windows, but the hose is too short and it makes it hard to position this item in the middle of one of my larger rooms. I have to supplement with box fans to get the cool air moving. Overall, reasonably quiet, and kicks out really cool air. Perfect if you have a smaller room or small bedroom you need to cool.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DOES IT'S JOB! Bought this unit to cool the first floor of my Cape style house. The kitchen and dining areas are wide open, and I placed the unit by the front window in the dining room. It really keeps the first floor nice and comfortable. It's a good sized unit, and it certainly puts out some white noise, but it does it's job beautifully! The one negative I will say is that the provided one stick sided foam for lining the window is awful. The foam is not dense at all and when trying to remove it, it leaves an enormous amount of foam and adhesive residue on the surface. Took me an hour to remove it using duct tape to pull it off. Horrible. That said, I don't find it necessary to dock the unit for that. I used some spare non-adhesive foam from other window units and that worked fine. Getting down to the brass tacks, this units COOLS.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Install This was easy to install and put out ice cold air. Keeps our customers cool while we replace or repair their ac systems.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just wish it had better swing action My wife bought this unit at Home Depot. Kinda bummed it flows out from the top and not the front. It cools the ceiling well. I wish there was an accessory to make the air come out and go down, not just up! The swing feature is ok it goes up and down not side to side. I wish she would have talked to me about it first. But it's quiet and seems to work well.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy install Purchased this yesterday evening and it seems to be cooling my lanai just fine and it is 90 degrees out. I have vinyl windows but seems ok.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied I did my research on basically every portable air conditioner and this product has made me very satisfied. I like the multi function as well as it functions as an air conditioner and a dehumidifier. You will not regret this purchase!
Date published: 2017-04-28
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What's the average kilowatt hours this unit uses per hour? 

Asked by: 5flatKat
The LG 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, Model # LP1217GSR has an energy consumption of 1,350 Watts per hour (i.e 1.35 kW)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-21

How often does the tank get full when constantly running on high will this be something I have to drain daily or will it be two or three days in between drains

Asked by: Olander18
Regrettably, there is no way to determine how often you will need to empty the internal water collection tank in the LG 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, Model # LP1217GSR. That will be determined by what type of environment that you are in. The dehumidifier function on this unit has a moisture removal capacity of 2.6 pints per hour. This unit has a self-evaporative system that recycles the condensing water to cool the condenser. If you live in a dry climate with little or no humidity, chances are that you may never have to empty the water collection tank. However, if you live in a coastal area where humidity is high and especially if the dew pint is high, you will have to empty the water collection tank frequently. The daily average relative humidity in Albuquerque is around 44%. It tends to be higher in the morning with an average of 54% and lowest in the afternoon at about 29% so you probably will not have to empty the unit that often...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-21

Just bought this unit and has been working great, however after a week it started making a very loud clicking or tapping noise.  It almost sounds like something is stuck in it? 

Asked by: Betty5678
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this portable air conditioner. It is recommended to check the exhaust duct to see if anything can be found which might cause obstruction and might get into a fan blade. If this is not the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 that we might troubleshoot the matter with you.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-16

I meant I'm trying to change the temp on my remote but the unit is not updating. What am I doing wrong? 

Asked by: Stefpinto1
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this air conditioner. The remote control on this device is a standard, infrared controller. As such, the most likely cause for such difficulty would be some manner of obstruction in the line-of-sight communication. If this is not the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to further troubleshoot the matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-16

I'm trying to change the temp on my phone but it's not updating on the unit. What am I doing wrong 

Asked by: Stefpinto1
We appreciate your interest in this portable air conditioner. A phone application would require a network connection to the device it would control. This device does not have a network connection or a WiFi adapter. As such, it appears that this model is not designed for phone control.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-16

Do you have to wait 24 hours to run the unit if it was transported on its side? The manual doesn't mention this but it used to be a thing with AC...

Asked by: thebias
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: 2017-06-15

Lost the remote, is there a app for your phone

Asked by: Edd5882
I apologize, but no; a Smart Phone remote control application is an option designed into certain devices which communicate with a WiFi signal. This air conditioner can only receive a control signal by way of an infrared control signal.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-14

 Where can I buy a new exhaust hose for the LP1217GSR portable air conditioner 

Asked by: SG2631
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at The part number for this item is: COV33315503.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-14
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