How To Clean LG Portable Air Conditioner for Maximum Efficiency: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you wondering how to clean LG portable air conditioner? Are smelling a bad smell in your portable conditioner? Is your portable conditioner not cooling enough? Maybe the problems come from your filters or coils need to clean, if you don’t know how to clean these things you’re in the right place.

We’ll show how to clean LG portable air conditioner step-by-step so please follow the instructions and steps below:

Regular cleaning and a properly functioning drainage system of the air conditioner are the primary prevention actions against mold, fungus, foreign odors

a dirty air filter will:

  • decrease your airflow
  • reduce efficiency
  • prevent the unit from working properly

the frequency of cleaning will depend on:

  • climate
  • settings
  • usage
How To Clean LG Portable Air Conditioner

Before start cleaning

  • unplug your portable conditioner
  • Don’t put the unit in flooring or carpet, sofa because there a potanility of leak so try to put it in solid place.

Tools you will need:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Chemical coil (optional)
  • Soft cloth or towel.
  • A bucket or container

How To Clean LG Portable Air Conditioner Step-By-Step

Step1. Emptying the water collection tank

if you live in an area where the weather is very humid for extended periods excess water may build up in the water collection tank too quickly to be recycled in very humid weather the tank may need to be drained often.

to remind you an FL indicator code will appear and display when the water collection tank is full and needs to be drained.

To drain the portable condensing water from the collection tank:

1.  turn off the unit and unplug it from the wall outlet.

2. remove the vent hose assembly from the unit.

the drain port is located on the back of the unit at the bottom.

 if the unit needs to be drained into a container:

  • carefully lift the entire unit onto a firm and stable platform high enough to empty  it into a container place under the drain plug.
  • make sure the container can hold at least 28 ounces of water.

3. turn the drain cap counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Pull out the drain plug carefully.

Once you’ve pulled the drain plug the water will start to drain remember to check and empty the container frequently to avoid overflows.

once draining is complete:

5. remove the container and use a towel or soft cloth to dry any wet areas.

6. Reinsert the drain plug fully.

if the drain plug is not fully inserted and properly sealed water will leak from the unit.

7. place the drain cap cover over the drain plug and turn it clockwise to screw it onto the drain port.

  • make sure it is securely in place.

8. reattach the vent hose assembly to the unit until it snaps into place.

 Extend and shape it into an inverted U near the vent panel to help prevent any rainwater from entering and collecting in the unit.

10. plug the unit back into a dedicated wall outlet.

you can also move the unit to a location that has a floor drain or an outside area where water can be drained to avoid leakage.

be extremely careful when moving the unit with a full water collection tank moving the unit with the tank full can cause the tank to overflow.

As before:

remove the drain plug-in cap to release the water into the floor drain.

the most convenient method of draining the unit’s to set it on the edge of an entry door and allow it to drain directly outside.

gravity will naturally move the water from the water tank to the floor drain or container.

once draining is complete remove the container and use a towel or soft cloth to dry any wet areas.

Step2. Clean portable AC filters

clean the air filters in your portable air conditioner every two weeks.

 a dirty air filter will decrease your airflow, reduce efficiency and prevent the unit from working properly

the frequency of cleaning will depend on your climate settings and usage.

To clean the air filters:

1.  remove the filter covers located at the back of the unit at the top and bottom.

2.  pull out each air filter by the handle.

3.  use a vacuum cleaner to clean the filters.

 4. if the filters are heavily soiled they can be washed in warm water using a mild detergent.

Note: do not use harsh cleaners or very hot water in the air filters and do not watch them in a dishwasher.

5.  Allow the filters to dry completely before reinstalling.

6.  dust and debris may accumulate on the aluminum fence to clean:

  • use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment.
  • run the brush gently down the metal fins following the lines to avoid bending the fins.

Bent fins can affect the air conditioner’s performance.

Once everything is dry.

 7. reinstall the air filters and reattach the air filter covers.

Step3. Clean portable conditioner coils

If you haven’t been cleaning your portable conditioner coils since you’ve bought it, you may clean it because it collects much off debris and dirt that will cause issues in your portable conditioner such as the portable conditioner will not be cooling enough or stop cooling, stop running so we advise you to clean time to time it depends on your usage and where you live.

To clean your portable conditioner coils:

  1. Remove the back cover of your portable conditioner to get access to the coils.
  • Use  a Philips screwdriver to remove screws locate behind your machines.

Once you loosen them and remove them.

There is a little tab at bottom of your portable ac:

  • Lift it up.
  • Pull out your cover and put aside.

Now you have the access to the coils you’ll note that there’s much debris and dirt at the bottom coil.

to both coils usually the top one it’s coming for it to be clean because it has filtered over it, the bottom one is usually the issue.

2. Use a vacuum cleaner

Start vacuuming your coil lift, right top, and bottom,  if you have a small brush use it to help continue vacuuming until you see that your coil is clean.

if you want to take it a step further you can:

3. use a chemical coil.

  • Spray it in your coil and leave and then use some water to wipe it down and rinse it.

Once everything is vacuumed and cleaned.

4. Reinstall your cover by tightening the screws that you’ve removed.

Step4. Cleaning the case

  1. Wipe the case with a slightly damp cloth.
  2. Wipe dry with a dry cloth or towel.

Warning: never pour water onto or into your portable conditioner, it could damage internal components and create a shock and fire hazard.

Step5. Storing the portable air conditioner.

If the air conditioner will not be used for an extended period of time:

1. Drain the water collection tanks.

2. Remove and clean the filters.

3. Remove the batteries from the remote.

4. Store the portable air conditioner in a cool, dry location, away from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and excessive dust.