Question about Kenmore 72175 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Window A/C needs cleaning - lost manual

Embarrassing as it is, this isn't actually a very technical question: I have a window A/C unit that won't run, probably because of debris stuck in the fan after the winter -- this has happened to me before, but I forget the instructions the repairman gave me to open it up to access the part that needs cleaning. It was stupidly simple, but obviously not simple enough to figure out by myself. I've lost the manual and don't want to damage the unit by fiddling with it when I don't know what I'm doing. I live on the 6th floor - no balcony - so I can't clean it from the outside, and because it's bolted in and the bolts painted over (was like that when I moved in), I don't think removing it is really an option. This is the unit: -- it's a Kenmore, if that helps at all. We have already cleaned the filter - just don't know how to access any other part of the inside of the unit. Thanks in advance! Jo

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers
Re: Window A/C needs cleaning - lost manual

Remove the front panel & see if the unit will slide out of it's sleeve. Usually it is the sleeve that is bolted in, & the unit itself will pull out from inside.

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Ask com lg ac window unit control panel stopped working

Hi Gina, Try turning off the unit at the electrical panel. turn off switch, wait 15 min. turn switch back to on position. Turn on AC unit. Hope this helps.

Oct 21, 2013 | Air Conditioners


E-1 Code on Window Air Conditioning Units

There are many questions about the E-1 error code that seems to pop up on many of the window air conditioning units. The problem is that there are a number of different meanings to this code depending on the brand of air conditioner that you have.

For many window air conditioners this code is simply a reminder to clean the air filter. After like 750 hours of run time this code pops up and you have to clean the filter and then reset the unit before it will work again. To reset the code you need to simply unplug the unit and then plug it back in again. On other units you need to hold down the power button while you reenergize the air conditioner.

On another make of window air conditioner you need to push the “fan” button twice and then the “mode” button once to reset this code. Still another person found that the circuit boards where going bad and they had to replace them to get the unit to work.

The best and most reliable way to find out how to reset the code is to go the website of the company that manufactured your air conditioning unit and download their manual directly from the site. This manual will give you the sequence needed to get the code reset. I do realize that some companies do not make these manuals available to download. In that case the best thing is to call the customer service number and see if they have a technical support number or service that you can talk to directly. They will be able to help you with your problem.

The other problem that this code seems to come from is the thermistor sensing too cold of temperatures on the coil. This can be caused by the coil being so dirty that not enough air is going through, the fan going bad and not moving enough air, or just a faulty thermistor.

If the fan does not seem to be running at full speed anymore or your unit has been run with a very dirty air filter, or no air filter then you may need to clean the coil. This can be washed out using a spray bottle and some careful cleaning of the fins so you do not bend them. A mild soap and water solution followed by clear water will often do the trick there.

You can see now that this code has many and varied solutions. There is no one exact solution to the E-1 code. You will need to do some checking and research to figure out which of the problems you have and how is the best way to remedy that problem.

on Aug 16, 2010 | Air Conditioners

1 Answer

Compressor won't kick on 12,000BTU Frigidaire window A/C After cleaning

Is everything dry? Do you hear any noises like the compressor running it is just not cooling?

Aug 04, 2012 | Frigidaire FAH106N1 Wall/Window Air...

1 Answer

Motor fan not working

If you clean and reset the unit, and the fan isn't still working, contact Frigidaire to see if you qualify for any assistance or limited warranty. Most of these small appliances do not have replacement parts since they are so small in BTU size.

Aug 04, 2012 | Frigidaire FRA065AT7 Wall/Window Air...

1 Answer


There technically isn't a drain pan in AC units. Some have a little hole in the back, some do not. If they do not, then the evaporator fan "slings" up the water accumulated from the condensation in the air, unto the coil to help cool the inside of the unit. If there is no hole, do not drill into the machine. You are likely to hit a sealed system component and damage the unit entirely.

Jul 29, 2012 | Frigidaire Air Conditioners

1 Answer

There is what appears to be "steam" blowing from my airconditioner into my room. What should I do?

Due to high humidity and perhaps, an air intake filter that needs to be removed and cleaned. That "steam" is actually a misty fog and is harmless. Window & Thru the Wall AC units often do this when the outside humidity and temperatures are high. Keeping the air intake filter clean will help to lessen this mist.

Hope this helped to allay your concern. Thanks fo choosing FixYa.

Aug 04, 2011 | Haier HWF05XC7 Thru-Wall/Window Air...

1 Answer

We have found that our window air conditioner had water inbetween the windows. We had a heat advisories out for today so it was running for a while. It's in a upstairs window where it gets warmer then...

Quite often the window units need to be tilted slightly toward outside to allow drainage to run outside the window. Try pulling bottom inward slightly so rear is tilted downward at outside and see if that doesn't cure it. You should soon see dripping outside at back of unit where it should be. Make sure you check for small hole under back end and check that it is clean and open.

Jul 02, 2011 | Electrolux FRA102BT1 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Where is the drain plug on this unit goldstar 6500 airconditione

There is no drain plug,if it is not draining,then the drain holes are stopped up with trash and debris,remove the unit from the window,and take it out side,use a water hose to clean it out,and you will be fine,if this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

Jul 05, 2010 | Goldstar KG6000R Window Air Conditioner

1 Answer


Remove it from the window,just slide it out from the shell,make sure there are no retaining screws,remove the front from the unit,and set it on a table outside,use a water hose and spray all debris from inside the unit,just remember not to spray hard stream of water directly into the coils on the evaporator,or condenser,you may have to remove some debris by hand if it is to large for the water hose to remove,make sure drain holes are clear,and let drip dry for about 30 minutes,then tilt unit one way,or another to finish draining the water,coils can be cleaned gently,just make sure nothing is restricting the air flow threw them,and make sure the fan has no objects in it`s way,then place the unit back in the shell in the window and you are ready for another hot hot summer.

May 28, 2010 | LG Heat cool Window Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Lost Manual to Heir window unit

hi there. i can help you. here is the link to haier's site where you can download a free manual. just enter your model number where they ask for it.

Jun 10, 2009 | Haier ESA306 Air Conditioner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 72175 Air Conditioner Logo

442 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Air Conditioners Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1033 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4625 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Air Conditioner Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides