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Model # AEL18DQ

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18,000 BTU 230-Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote

$499.00 /each

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # AEL18DQ

Internet # 203188117

Store SKU # 497148

Window AC units are portable, and are not installed into the structure of the home or building. GE window air conditioners are designed to fit traditional-style windows. It comes with GE’s EZ-mount installation

  • 18,000 BTU, 10.7 EER, 8.1/8.8 amps
  • EZ mount window kit
  • Electronic digital thermostat
  • 3 cooling / 3 fan speeds
  • Power interruption restart
  • Non-ozone-depleting refrigerant (R-410A)
  • 24-hour timer
  • Fits windows 26 in. - 41 in. wide, minimum height 18-1/2 in.
  • Remote control and one-touch lift-out filter
  • Color Appearance Light Cool Gray
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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
26.3 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
20.3 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
28.5 in 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
1000 
Product Depth (in.) 
25.43 
Product Height (in.) 
17.78 
Product Width (in.) 
23.63 
Window opening maximum width (in.) 
41 
Window opening minimum height (in.) 
18.5 
Window opening minimum width (in.) 
26 
Details
A/C Cooling Rate (BTU/hr) 
18000 
A/C Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
1000 
Air Conditioner Product Type 
Window Unit 
Air direction/circulation 
4-way 
Amperage (amps) 
8.8 
Automatic shutoff 
No 
BTU Cooling Rating 
18000 
Color 
Grey 
Color Family 
Gray 
Controls 
Digital 
Decibel Rating 
Not Measured 
Decibel Rating (Indoor) 
Not Measured 
Decibel Rating (Outdoor) 
Not Measured 
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) 
10.7 
Filter Type 
Other 
Filter light reminder 
No 
Heater included 
No 
Number of Fan Speeds 
Number of cool settings 
Product Weight (lb.) 
117 lb 
Remote Control 
Yes 
Returnable 
Non-Returnable 
Sleep setting 
No 
Timer 
Yes 
Voltage (volts) 
230 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,AHAM Certified,cUL Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
No 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full detailsLimited 1-Year 

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Price: $400 - $500
A/C Cooling Rate (BTU/hr): 15001 - 24001
Assembled Height (in.): 20.3 in
Assembled Width (in.): 28.5 in
Heater included: No
Remote Control: Yes
Brand: GE
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Is this unit quite?

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July 9, 2014
The one I have now is so loud you have to turn it off to talk on the phone.
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Check with your supplier on the Air Conditioner your interested in, In the specifications of the unit, it will tell you the Decibel rating of that unit, usually stating the DBA, DBA is how they rate the amount of noise a unit makes, The higher the DBA, the louder the unit will be...
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Hello,
I am happy to help. A slight hum or roar sound can be heard from the compressor when it cycles on and off. When you hear this noise, the unit is operating normally to provide cooling or heating (if your unit is a heat pump model) to your room. There are many normal noises associated with room air conditioners. Below are the more common noises:
• Air Flow Noise: An air conditioner must circulate
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Hello,
I am happy to help. A slight hum or roar sound can be heard from the compressor when it cycles on and off. When you hear this noise, the unit is operating normally to provide cooling or heating (if your unit is a heat pump model) to your room. There are many normal noises associated with room air conditioners. Below are the more common noises:
• Air Flow Noise: An air conditioner must circulate indoor air to heat/cool the occupied space. Therefore, air noise will be heard when the fan is operating.
• Thermostat Click: When the compressor cycles on and off a metallic sound may be heard. This is considered normal.
• Water Dripping Outside: Air conditioners must be installed level or slightly tilted to the outside. Consult the Installation Instructions for your model. On exceptionally hot and humid days the air conditioner may permit excess water to drip on the outdoor side of the unit. This is considered normal operation.
• Fan Runs Continuously: When the energy selector is in the cool or fan position, the fan will run continuously. This is normal operation.
• Front grille loose: Room cabinet or moveable air directional louvers are loose or broken. They can be fixed by adjusting them and snapping them back into place as normal.
• Improper installation: This may cause a vibration in window sill. Check that the side panels are properly fastened to the window frame and window sill with screws.
A pinging or sloshing sound may also be heard as the fan blade moves through the water. A slinger ring picks up the water from the base pan and throws it on the outdoor coil to help remove the heat.
I hope this helps. Thanks for checking with us.
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For the loud pinging - it appears it's from the amount of water laying in the water tray - is there anyway to drain the water from the tray

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has the manufacture thought about putting a plug in the bottom to drain the water? Or can the owner drill a small hole for the water to drain?
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If the unit is installed correctly, usually level, or at a 7 degree pitch outward you shouldn't have an excessive amount of water build up, check to see if the drain usually on the back, not the bottom of the unit isn't restricted.
There is usually a small amount of water in the back portion of the unit for the condenser fan to kick up onto the condenser coils causing a more efficient operation of the
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If the unit is installed correctly, usually level, or at a 7 degree pitch outward you shouldn't have an excessive amount of water build up, check to see if the drain usually on the back, not the bottom of the unit isn't restricted.
There is usually a small amount of water in the back portion of the unit for the condenser fan to kick up onto the condenser coils causing a more efficient operation of the unit.
If a hole were to be drilled in the bottom, the unit wouldn't operate as efficient.
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Hi-this is sue from GE. Thanks for your interest in our GE 230 Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner AEL18DQ!
Most room air conditioners do not have a drain plug to drain the water. Air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade. The ring is designed to pick water up off the bottom of the pan and throw it against the condenser coils. This design feature helps improve the Read More
Hi-this is sue from GE. Thanks for your interest in our GE 230 Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner AEL18DQ!
Most room air conditioners do not have a drain plug to drain the water. Air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade. The ring is designed to pick water up off the bottom of the pan and throw it against the condenser coils. This design feature helps improve the efficiency of the unit by reducing heat on the coils, and helps remove some of the moisture from the pan. It is normal to hear a pinging or sloshing sound as the fan blade moves through the water. We do not recommend drilling a drain hole.
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I have the 18.000 BTU it says it takes 230 volt I do not know the gage of wire it would

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I have a line that was a 220 volt would this work for my needs
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Check the information sticker on you Air Conditioner It will tell you the Voltage, cycle, Amperes, and B.T.U.
If the sticker is not located on the outside of the Unit, You may find this sticker on the inside of the unit, removing the front cover and air filter.
The Gage of wire too use:
12 Gage wire will carry safely 15 amps and it's suggested that you do not exceed that size breaker.
Most 220 Volt Air Read More
Check the information sticker on you Air Conditioner It will tell you the Voltage, cycle, Amperes, and B.T.U.
If the sticker is not located on the outside of the Unit, You may find this sticker on the inside of the unit, removing the front cover and air filter.
The Gage of wire too use:
12 Gage wire will carry safely 15 amps and it's suggested that you do not exceed that size breaker.
Most 220 Volt Air Conditioners of that size (18,000 B.T.U# will draw around 12 Amps or less, depending on condition #age) of the unit, older units will draw considerably more.
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Hi-this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest!
Yes! This is a great choice. The Plug Type is a Tandem/NEMA 6-15.
Voltage (MIN) 208V
Voltage (MAX) 230V
You can view the installation instructions online at:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/4c/4cfeb502-2fe4-4ae6-bfeb-891672351534.pdf
Thanks for checking with us!
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i plan on buying an 18000 btu window air unit 220 volts what size breaker and wire do i need to run

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An 18,000 B.T.U. Unit 220V Volts will draw around 8.0 to 12.0 Amps depending on condition of unit( age) older units aren't as efficient and tend to consume more power drawing more amps.
A 12 Gauge Wire will hold safely 15 Amps and should use no larger then a 15 Amp Breaker.
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Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. We always recommend that you check the rating plate. The running amps and volts are listed on all rating plates. Please see the power ratings listed below:
POWER / RATINGS
Cooling - Rated Cooling Amps AHAM 8.1/8.8
Cooling - Watts 1680/1650
Voltage (MIN) 208.0 V
Voltage (MAX) 230.0 V
This model requires a 230/208-volt AC, protected with a time-delay fuse or circuit breaker Read More
Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. We always recommend that you check the rating plate. The running amps and volts are listed on all rating plates. Please see the power ratings listed below:
POWER / RATINGS
Cooling - Rated Cooling Amps AHAM 8.1/8.8
Cooling - Watts 1680/1650
Voltage (MIN) 208.0 V
Voltage (MAX) 230.0 V
This model requires a 230/208-volt AC, protected with a time-delay fuse or circuit breaker This model should be installed on its own single branch circuit for the best performance and to prevent overloading house or apartment wiring circuits, which could cause a possible fire hazard from overheating wires.
Please see the link to the installation instructions listed below:
http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-7682.pdf
Tandem type: For some 240 volt applications, uses a 15 amp circuit. Measures approximately 2" across.
Perpendicular type: For some 240 volt applications, uses a 20 amp circuit.
Large tandem type: For some 240 volt applications, use a 30 amp circuit. Measures approximately 3" across.
NOTE: A dedicated circuit is recommended.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Very LOUD This air conditioner sounds like a pin ball machine. Ear plugs should come with it. I had a service man come to my home and he said these sounds are normal. Are you kidding!! Buy another brand air conditioner. July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great A/C Unit but installation instructions are not complete... This A/C unit works well and does a great job. The only problem I had was in the installation. The specifications indicated the unit will fit a window 26" to 41" wide with the accordion panels and it does not. My window is 26.25" wide and when following the instructions in the manual it does not fit. GE failed to put in the instructions that one or both of the rubber accordion window filler panels must be removed from the plastic filler frame for it to fit the window, I had to remove both. I am not sure what size window opening the unit will fit with the rubber accordion window filler panels included, depending on the window opening one or both may have to be removed. July 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great A/c My husband and I bought this air conditioner as it had great reviews, was energy star certified, was touted as quiet, and had a remote. The installation directions were a bit difficult to read, but together we figured it out. Overall, the a/c is quiet, but it seems to be inconsistent with our house's thermostat. The air conditioner will claim that it is 2-3 degrees cooler in the house than the thermostat that is close to it reads. Also, on Energy Saver mode, the a/c will turn on and run for about 30 seconds, turn off for 2-3 seconds, and kick back on and run until the goal temperature is reached. Not something I have had happen with other air conditioners in the past, but nothing is particularly wrong. The remote is particularly handy and works with your other GE air conditioners. Overall, good a/c unit! July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works very well It's a little heavy but lighter than the GE we replaced. It cools a huge L shaped room we have very well and it isn't that loud inside, but outside it does make some kind of tinging noise and is a little louder than expected. Who cares though, it cools very well. One thing that was a pain was having to unscrew the controls to take the cover off and put it back on, but not that big of a deal. All and all it is a very nice AC unit. Let's see how it lasts, we replaced a GE unit that lasted 12 years! July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value for the price Fast installation, great cooling ability, quiet and uses less energy then the last one January 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Window Air Conditioner Installation was not as easy as expected. The air conditioner is noiser than I expected. It works okay. However, if I had to do it all over again, I would not purchase this unit. In fact, if it wasn't so much trouble, I would take it out and take it back to the retailer for a refund. July 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product works well however it is loud and makes an annoying pinging noise which they say is normal. Cools a large area and is efficient. August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT PRODUCT Keeps our entire house cool. Not too noisy, and very efficient. SO glad we went with this model. We are VERY Satisfied with our purchase, well worth the money. July 22, 2013
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