Summary: conditions and the temperature is above 100 degrees. I contacted Sharp immediately after purchase and was given a bogus Sharp repair center address, and eventually was given an address to take it. They had it for two months before I faxed them to ask what was going on, and they said they could not hear the noise.
Pros: It does cool a small room
Cons: The unit makes a scratching noise anytime that it has to work in humid
Cons: Does not drain water. The water will inevitably pool in the back and when the fan hits it you get the "scratching" noise. This unit should be recalled for this design "flaw". No wonder it's listed as discontinued now.
Pros: Good AC for the money. Built well. Nice wireless remote feature.
Cons: I know people have complained about the annoing scraching noise started, goes on non stop. It tends to happen after the unit has been on for some time. What happens is that water collects on the bottom of the unit and the noise is actually the fan hitting the water and splashing it. To remedy this all you need to do is drill a hole in the bottom of the unit. I do not know why there is not one already there but there is not. I drilled it right under where the fan is, o...
Pros: This is my 2nd review of the Sharp AF-S60RX. Sharp makes a soild mid-range air conditioner for a reasonable price. They perform pretty well overall, but they aren't of Friedrich/Panasonic build quailty. They use styrofoam as it's liner (as do many Chinese-built AC unit manufactuers do today) I still find them a tad louder then my older Panasonic AC units, but better then most on the market. Some people claim they are very quiet, but I think they are "somewhat" quiet. ...
Cons: None really to speak of. Could be a little less noisy.