I just got this unit today. it is amazing!!!! All these people are posting bad reviews and after reading more, not all true. I know this ac doesn't come with the drain whole. If they had read the instructions maybe they wouldn't have issues. It says to have a little slant( not to keep it level) so it drains out the back. As for it keeping the room cold it works perfect. My room is a 12X12 and it cooled my room down in about an hour. I can see it not working if you have a large room. That's why you need to research before you buy something. I made sure when I read the other reviews to see what people said about their rooms size, it makes a big difference. Now since I have only had it for a day I can't comment on smell, so far just smells like nothing. I do agree with the buttons though they are not raised so while in the dark it could be a pain in the **** to figure it out. I do wish it was button form and not touch. Most important part, it was easy to install. The directions are a little weird, you have to read it well. I have the wood frame so that might be the reason it was a lot easier. Best part is it is a lot more quiet then my regular fan. My boyfriend and I were both shocked that this ac with not loud. I have had one before and it would so loud I had to turn the volume up really high on my tv. I hope someone finds this post helpful!
Purchased in 2012. Nice features w/remote control and was quiet. This summer the fan motor bearings started making noise. Removing the cover allows access to the motor but unlike older ACs this motor has no ports for oiling the bearings. But good NEWS-- can get a replacement fan motor from Sears for only $98.15!! AC only costs $179.99 new. Very disappointed in the quality of the fan motor. Have another brand Daewoo AC that is the same size. Two years older but has developed the same problem and has an identical style motor. This is very poor performance for an item that only has to work for three months of the year.
I bought two of these units within one year of each other. Both units have developed a rattling sound during their 2nd summer of use. I actually took one apart and traced the rattle to the hard styrofoam insulation being loose. I tried to fix it but the rattle returned a month later.
The rattle isn't super loud but its noticeable because it's irregular and my children are complaining.
Its too bad, because otherwise these air conditioners were near perfect. Reasonable price, quiet operation before the rattle started, light weight and sufficient to cool a large bedroom in our climate.
Too bad the design is poor leading to these rattles on two separate units!
great for a small bedroom
Nice light units. Love the remotes
This is the perfect air conditioning unit for a small room. At its clearance price we got an excellent deal. It cools quickly and runs relatively quietly. We are very satisfied.
Works very well. The only drawback is the control panel and remote commands are hard to see.
We purchased 2 of these for our kids rooms and they are great! Light, easy to install and quiet. The remote is a nice feature.
Bought this for my daughter and she loves it. Fits perfectly in her small kitchen window and keeps her 10 X 20 kitchen nice and cool.