ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial
Dehumidifier User Manual

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier User Manual

AlorAir SolutionslNC.
Add: 2048 E. Francis st Ontario Ca91761
Tel: 1-888-990-7469
E-mail: [email protected]

Note: As we keep upgrading our product, we reserve the right to modify the product without notice in advance.

Safety Notes

  • The Storm Pro / Storm Ultra dehumidifier must always be connected using a grounded electrical connection as required for all electrical appliances. The warranty is voided and all responsibility for the operation transfers to the owner if non-grounded wiring is utilized.
  • Your Storm Series dehumidifier must be maintained and serviced by qualified technicians.
  • Storm dehumidifiers are intended for use only when the unit is installed in a level and upright position. Operating the unit in any other position could cause water to come in contact with the electrical components.
  • Before moving the dehumidifier, turn off the unit and allow the pump reservoir to empty (if unit is already off, press “PURGE” button to confirm drain reservoir is empty). After the pump has finished operation, unplug the power cord and relocate the unit to the desired position.
  • If the inside of the machine has gotten wet for any reason, the unit should be opened and allowed to dry thoroughly before reconnecting it to electric and restarting.
  • For proper operation, neither the inlet or discharge should be positioned against a wall. A minimum of 8″ clearance between the Storm and any obstruction is required.
  • Do not insert any objects or fingers into the inlet or discharge.
  • All work on the machine should be done with the unit off and unplugged.
  • Do not spray water or cleaner directly on the exterior of the unit. Only use a damp cloth to clean the exterior and always unplug the unit first.
  • Do not use unit as shelf or device to hang clothes as this could cause damage to unit.
  • Do not stand on the machine.

Introduction

Identification

Congratulations on purchasing a Storm Pro / Storm Ultra dehumidifier! The Storm Pro / Storm Ultra comes with an extensive warranty plan. To ensure you are eligible, be sure to note the serial number and date of purchase. The serial number can be found on the data on the back of the unit.

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Customer Support

Customer Service

For additional questions concerning the operation fo your dehumidifier, please

  • Contact your installing contractor.
  • Contact AlorAir Solutions: 1-888-990-7469
    [email protected]
Features

● Storm Pro:85 pints per day at AHAM
● Storm Ultra:90 pints per day at AHAM
● Only 58 dBA
● Automatic Humidistat
● Built-in Pump with Overflow Protection
● Self Monitoring System
● Eco-Friendly R410A Refrigerant
● Easy Access to Internal Components
● Auto Restart After a Power Outage.
● The Unit can be Ducted on the Supply/Outlet, if Necessary

How Your Storm Dehumidifier Works

The Storm Pro dehumidifier /The Storm Ultra dehumidifier utilize its integral humidistat to monitor the conditioned space. Once conditions are outside the desired setpoint, the compressor energizes and air is drawn across an evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is cooler than the dew point of the air so water vapor will turns into liquid condensation. The air is then reheated through the condenser coil and distributed back into the room.

Electrical Supply

WARNING
240 Volts may cause serious injury from electric shock.

Power Supply:                115V, 60 Hz AC Only 1 Phase
Outlet Requirement:       3-Prong, GFI
Circuit Protector:           15 Amp Time Delay Fuse or Circuit Breaker

1. Disconnect electrical power before servicing
2. Only plug unit into grounded electrical outlet
3. Do not use an extension cord
4. Do not use a plug adapter

Installation

Place the Pro in your desired location. The inlet of the machine should be at least 8″
from any obstructions. If the unit has been transported in a horizontal position, allow it to
sit in an upright position for at least 30 minutes before operating.

WARNING
Do not use dehumidifier in an environment where corrosive or high VOC materials are applied.

Unit Overview

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Unit Overview

LCD Display Instructions

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - LCD Display Instructions

1. When the machine is powered on but not working:
(After power on, the buzzer makes a sound)

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - When the machine is powered on but not working

2. Main interface display of dehumidification state:
The following information is displayed when the machine is working:

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Main interface display of dehumidification state

  • 000 JOB HRS:
    Refers to the working time, which is defined as the time from starting up to shutting down, including the defrost time during the period, and the standby time after the humidity. The submenu has a reset function. If not, the working time shall be accumulated.
    Total time 9999 hours, the largest cumulative to the largest automatically reset after restart, and display units for hours. (round off).
  • 000 LIFE HRS:
    Refers to the total working time, i.e. the total working time (hours), which is in hours. (Press the mode key + select the confirmation key, and the total working time will be cleaned after 3 seconds.)
  • IN/OUT 00°F 00% 00 gr / lb:
    Indicates the temperature, humidity and moisture content of the air inlet and outlet {GPP – grain per pound (gr/lb)}.
  • Set 00%:
    Indicates set humidity.
  • If the main interface does not operate for 10 minutes, the screen will go out.Press any key to wake up.
  • Other icons light up or flicker when opened

The total working time is the accumulation of each working time (hours) in hours. (Press the mode key + select to confirmation key, and the total working time will be cleaned after 3 seconds.

3. Dehumidification status submenu interface display

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Dehumidification status submenu interface display 1ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Dehumidification status submenu interface display 2ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Dehumidification status submenu interface display 3

4. Main interface frosting status display:
The machine will display this after defrost when running

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Main interface frosting status display 1

When the machine is running normally, “Defrost SHUTDOWN IN 06:00” will occurs in the interface after defrosting. It’s defrost countdown use seconds as units. This screen displays only 3 seconds. Displays the previous interface and status after restoration. If it is the home screen, the frost icon will flash.

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Main interface frosting status display 2

When the user is operating in the submenu, the machine is in the frosting state. At this point, the frosting interface displays 3 seconds, and returns to the submenu program in the background countdown. When the user returns to the main interface without any operation, the frosting state is displayed in the main interface in the way of icon flicker.

5. Compressor on waiting interface display
Compressor protection time not shown:

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Compressor on waiting interface display

“Compressor ready IN 03:00” indicates: That the interface will be displayed when the compression is
in a protected state. (including power-on and shutdown, the humidity rises immediately after the arrival of LO HI, and the shutdown resumes immediately after the emergence of LO HI). Displays the countdown in seconds. If the above situation does not occur within 3 minutes, it is not shown.

6. Water Pump working interface display
Compressor protection time not shown:

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Water Pump working interface display

“Pump working countdown”: Indicates: No matter in which working state and interface, as long as the pump works, this interface appears and counts down to 28 seconds. However, the interface only displays the previous working status and interface after 3 seconds. For example, after 3 seconds, there is a drainage icon on the main interface and it will flash until the drainage is finished.

7. Interface display in case of failure
Machine running time fault display:

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Interface display in case of failure

Make fault judgment and take corresponding actions after starting up. Regardless of the state, the fault is executed first and the fault code is displayed on the interface. If there is a fault in the sub-menu operation, immediately return to this interface display fault (including defrosting state). (The fault is judged when the pump works, and the fault is displayed as usual, but the pump needs to complete the water pumping this time). Multiple faults can be displayed at the same time.

Description of fault display:

  • Humidity sensor fault: when the humidity sensor unit fault or signal can not be transmitted, the fault is judged to be E1. The machine is out of operation (power on again after troubleshooting). Pump button can operate.
  • Ambient temperature T~2: When the sensor continuously detects the ambient temperature of inlet air T=2 degrees for 600 seconds, the fault is judged to be LO and the whole machine is stopped. Other values, corresponding to the temperature region operation. (recoverable). At this time, the interface cannot be operated. The pump button can be operated.
  • Ambient temperature T;:,45: When the sensor continuously detects the inlet air environment
    temperature T=45 degrees for 15 seconds, the fault is judged to be HI and the whole machine is stopped. Other values, corresponding to the temperature region operation. (recoverable). At this time, the interface cannot be operated. The pump button can be operated.
  • When the compressor is started, if the coil temperature value detected is greater than or equal to (ambient temperature -3 degrees) for 30 minutes continuously, it is judged to be fluorine deficient (except defrosting), E5 is displayed, and the machine cannot be stopped for operation
    (It needs to be powered up again after troubleshooting). After the power is back on, the machine runs continuously for another 30 minutes for judgment. (The temperature probe is broken, the temperature needs to be minimal}. The pump button can be operated.
  • After the pump works for 28 seconds when the high water level is switched on, E4 fault is judged when the high water level switch is switched on for 3 consecutive seconds, and E4 fault is displayed. The machine stops and cannot be operated (The pump needs to be powered up again after troubleshooting). The pump can be operated.

Preparing the Unit for Use

Setup

  1. Position the machine so there is a minimum of 8″ clearance for the back and sides. or directly to a specific location for spot dry. If the compressor didn’t remain vertical during transportation, wait a minimum of 30 minutes before turning the unit on.
  2. The included drain line attaches to the unit via a quick connection fitting that is located on the base of the unit. The drain line should be routed to a suitable drain or outside. Since the unit has an integral drain pump, the drain line may go up vertically (no more than 15′) prior to reaching the final drain location. ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Setup 1ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Setup 2
  3. Firmly insert the power cord into the socket on back of the unit under the air outlet.
  4. Turn on the dehumidifer and use the control panel to set up the dehumidifier as desired.

Optional Duct Installation

Ducting of the unit allows you to condition an adjacent room or focus the discharge to a specific area. The diameter for the supply/discharge ducting is 6″.Flex or layflat ducting can be used for this purpose.

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Optional Duct Installation

Maintenance and Repair

Cleaning the Machine Body
Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the exterior parts of the unit. Do not use any soap or solvents.

Procedure for filter maintenance
The dust and obstacles on the filter should be removed regularly. You may need to clean and replace the filter.

Step:

  1. Unplug the unit.
  2. Remove the filter by sliding it upward from the bottom byhand to remove it.
  3. Check for dirt and build-up.
  4. For MERV-8 or Pre-filter, wash it in warm water or vacuum it. Do not use soap or cleaners. Also, shake it gently and ensure the filters are dry before reinserting it.

Accessing Internal Components

WARNING
Always unplug unit prior to performing any maintenance.

  1. Remove the bottom two screws on the front of the machine.
    ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Remove the bottom two screws
  2. Remove the upper two screws on the back of the machine.
    ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Remove the upper two screws
  3. Take off the casing/Remove the outer shell of the machine. ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Remove the upper two screwsALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Take off the casing 2

Integral Pump Maintenance

NOTE: This pump requires routine maintenance that is not covered by your 1 year parts warranty. Only a defective pump will be repaired or replaced under the warranty.

As with all pumps, preventative maintenance is necessary to prevent issues from dirt and slime that may accumulate in the drain system. This includes the drain pan, hose to the condensate pump, pump reservoir, pump head, float assembly, and discharge tubing.

The pump is designed with quick connection construction, making it easy to access the pump and components for service and maintenance.

To Remove Pump from Reservoir:

  1. Unplug the unit.
  2. Open the back housing as shown on page 12.
  3. Remove the condensate tube from the pump.
  4. Use the quick connect fittings to disconnect the main power and float switch electrical cables.
  5. Use a flathead screw driver to gently pry the the pump off the reservoir.

At least once per year, clean your pump system.

Basic Pump Cleaning:

  1. Press the pump button (PURGE) to drain any water from reservoir.
  2. Disconnect power to the dehumidifier.
  3. Mix a 16 oz cleaning solution of one of the following: 1 oz bleach / 15 oz water or 4 oz white vinegar / 12 oz water. Pour the solution into the drain tray at the base of the coils.
    NOTE: If you get any cleaning solution on the coils, flush with water
  4. Allow cleaning solution to soak for 15 minutes.
  5. Reconnect power to dehumidifier.
  6. Pour clean water into reservoir so the pump activates twice (about 16-32 oz. water).
  7. Repeat if needed or refer to Advanced instructions.

Advanced Pump Cleaning:

  1. a. Use the manual pump button (PURGE), to drain any water from reservoir.
    b. Unplug the unit, and remove pump from reservoir (see page 13).
    c. Use a wet dry vac or paper towels to remove any remaining water from the pump reservoir.
  2. Fill the pump reservoir with cleaning solution (15 oz water / 1 oz bleach or 12 oz water /4 oz white vinegar).
  3. Reassemble the pump and use the manual pump button to flush the mixture through the discharge tubing.
  4. Mix another batch of cleaning solution then pour it slowly into drain pan under evaporator coil and allow it to clean the hose from pan to pump. This process can be stopped when the pump energizes 1 time.
    NOTE: If you get any bleach/water mixture on coils, flush with water.
  5. Pour sufficient clean water through the drain pan so that the pump activates twice (16-32 ounces).
  6. Reassemble the unit and return it to operational status.

Cleaning the Coils

The coils on your dehumidifier also need to be cleaned once per year. To clean, simply spray with a self-rinsing, foaming coil cleaner (such as WEB Coil Cleaner).

Storing Your Dehumidifier

If you plan on storing your dehumidfier for an extended period of time:

1. Turn unit off and allow to dry.
2. Manually drain pump reservoir.
3. Wrap and secure the power cord.
4. Clean the filter.
5. Store in clean, dry environment.

Troubleshooting

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier - Troubleshooting

Pump Alarm-Error Code E4

If an E4 code appears on the display:

  1. Reset the unit by disconnecting the power cord and then reconnecting it.
    NOTE: The unit will not function until the code has been cleared.
  2. Manually check to see if pump is operational by pressing the drain button. Verify that the pump energizes and de-energizes properly. Additionally, check to see if any water purged from the system.
  3. If you haven’t cleaned the system recently, check the discharge line for an obstruction, then clean the balance of the pump system (see “Maintenance” section for details).
  4. Replace the hoses and/or pump, if maintenance alone isn’t sufficient.

Limited Warranty

This limited warranty starts from the date of purchase. Alorair Solutions Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that this ALORAIR product is free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for the limited warranty period of:

Six (6) Month parts and labor. This includes the shipments charges for replacement parts or unit.

One (1) year parts and labor. This does not include the shipment charge to send the defective product back to be repaired or replaced.

Three (3) years parts and labor on Refrigeration System ONLY (Compressor, Condenser, and evaporator). Transportation cost, not included

Five (5) years parts on Refrigeration System ONLY(Compressor, Condenser, and evaporator). Transportation cost, not included

This limited warranty is valid only on products purchased from the manufacturer or ALORAIR authorized dealer and operated, installed, and maintained according to the instructions included in this user guide or furnished with the product. Alorair Solutions Inc will not provide in-home service during or after the warranty period. You may be responsible for the shipping charge to bring the product to the manufacturer for service.

To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact ALORAIR at 888-990-7469 or [email protected]. A proof of purchase or order number is required to receive warranty service. During the applicable warranty period, a product will be repaired or replaced at the sole option of ALORAIR.

Limited Warranty Exclusions

This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship encountered in normal household, commercial or noncommercial use of this product and shall not cover the following:

  • Damage occurs in uses for which this product was not intended for.
  • Damage caused by unauthorized modification or alteration of the product.
  • Cosmetic damage including scratches, dents, chips, and other damage to the product’s finishes.
  • Damage caused by abuse, misuse, pest infestation, accident, fire, floods, or other acts of nature.
  • Damage caused by incorrect electrical line current, voltage, fluctuations, and surges.
  • Damage caused by failure to perform proper maintenance of the product.

Documents / Resources

ALORAIR Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier [pdf] User Manual
Storm Ultra, Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier, Storm Ultra Industrial Commercial Dehumidifier, Storm Pro

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