How to Remove a Frigidaire Air Conditioner
When hot summer days turn to cool fall breezes, you know it's time to remove your Frigidaire air conditioner and begin preparing for winter. The Frigidaire Company typically makes portable air conditioners and room air conditioners that fit in a window.
The portable versions can simply be unplugged and rolled into storage, but window units require a little more work to remove and store. If your window air conditioner is a larger model, you should always have another person present during the removal to help if necessary. Frigidaire window air conditioning units are often extremely heavy.
Use a putty knife or scraper to remove the caulk from around the window or air conditioner, if needed.
Remove the foam sash or insulation from around the outside of the air conditioner.
Unscrew the brackets from the top of the window. Put the screws and brackets in a bag for use the next year.
Unscrew the accordion panels from the window. Place the screws in the bag with the brackets and other screws.
Open the window. Push the accordion panels back toward the air conditioner. You may need someone outside to help hold the air conditioner in place during this step.
Remove the air conditioner from the window. Set it on the ground.
Unscrew the mounting brackets or sill-mounted supports from the outside of the window. Sill-mounted supports can interfere with your ability to close the window. Place the screws for the support or bracket in the bag.
Close the window. Make sure everything is removed and the window closes correctly.
Store your air conditioner, brackets, supports and screws together in a dry, safe place for use next year.
Things You Will Need
- Putty knife or scraper
Always store items from your air conditioner together, so you can find them the next year. Fill old air conditioner holes with a filler, or apply an easy-to-remove caulk to the holes. Removable caulk will seal the holes for the winter and will negate the need to drill a second batch of holes the following year.
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