Things You'll Need
Mild liquid soap
Hand sprayer or garden sprayer
The cabinet of your LG air conditioner can be polished with liquid appliance wax after cleaning to restore its shine, if desired. For best results, follow the application instructions on the product label.
Avoid touching the metal parts of the air conditioner when removing the air filter for cleaning. The metal parts of the appliance are sharp enough to cause injury.
Known primarily for manufacturing electronics such as mobile phones and plasma televisions, LG Electronics also produces home appliances like vacuum cleaners and air conditioners. Without regular care, the cooling power of your appliance can be diminished by a build-up of dust and dirt. Luckily, just a little bit of regular, common sense care can keep your air conditioner performing at its best and may even extend the life of your appliance.
Unplug the air conditioner from its power source before cleaning it or performing routine maintenance to avoid electrical injury.
Wipe the air conditioner cabinet, front grille and inlet grille with a soft cloth that has been dampened in warm, soapy water, as needed, to keep the appliance free of dust and dirt.
Clean the appliance's air filter to remove trapped dirt and dust particles. Pull the inlet grille forward to gain access to the air filter; pull the filter straight up to remove it from the air conditioner. Rinse the filter under lukewarm running water until clean. Shake the excess water from the filter before putting it back in. Check the air filter every two weeks and clean it as necessary.
Clean the condenser coils on the rear of the air conditioner unit regularly to prevent them from becoming clogged with dust and dirt. Use a hand sprayer or garden sprayer to rinse the coils until clean.
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