Bionaire BWM5075 - 2 Operating instructions

If not available follow these instructions:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 in the Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with
200ml of undiluted white vinegar. If the
element is heavily scaled, plug the humidifier
into an electrical socket and turn it ON for no
longer than 15 seconds. After this time turn
the humidifier OFF and unplug it from the
electrical outlet.
Let solution stand 20 minutes, cleaning all
interior surfaces with a soft brush. Dampen
a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe
out entire tray to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove
scale and the white vinegar solution before
beginning to disinfect the tank.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft
cloth after it has had a chance to cool.
Disinfect tank:
1. Fill tank with 1 teaspoon of bleach and
3.5 litres of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing
every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse
well with water until the bleach smell is gone.
Dry with some paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool water; replace
the water tank. Repeat Operating Instructions.
Storage Instructions
If your humidifier will not be in use for two days
or more, or at the end of the season follow
these instructions.
1. Clean, rinse and thoroughly dry the
humidifier as directed in the De-scaling
Maintenance section. DO NOT leave any
water inside the base or tray.
2. Remove the reservoir cap. Do not store with
the reservoir cap in place.
3. Remove and throw away the filter.
4. Place the humidifier in the original carton
and store in a cool, dry place.
5. Clean the humidifier before the next season
6. Order a replacement filter to start the next
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any
electrical or mechanical functions on this
unit. Doing so will void the warranty. The
insides of the unit contain no user
serviceable parts. Only qualified personnel
should perform all servicing.
2. Should the unit stop working, first check the
fuse in the plug (UK only) or fuse/circuit
breaker at the distribution board is operating,
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before contacting the manufacturer or
service agent.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please
return it in its original carton, with a sales
receipt, to the store where you purchased it.
4. Should your humidifier require service,
please contact your local dealer.
• WMF-50 Water Purification Filter.
• We recommend the use of a Bionaire®
Hygrometer/Thermometer, model no: BT400,
to read the indoor room temperature and
humidity level.
• Bionaire® Cleaning Solution.
Input voltage:
220-240 V~ 50 Hz
Power consumption:
400 Watts (max)
The manufacturer reserves the right to change
or modify any specifications without notice.
For U.K. and Ireland only:
If the plug is not suitable for the socket outlets in
your home, it can be removed and replaced by a
plug of the correct type.
Please refer to "Installation of a plug" below.
Installation of a plug Applicable to U.K.
and Ireland.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured as such:
Please note that the colour of these mains wires
may not correspond with the colour markings
that identify the terminals in your plug.
Please proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN AND
YELLOW must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter 'E' or by the
earth symbol
or coloured GREEN or
The BROWN coloured wire must be connected
to the terminal, which is marked with the letter
"L" or is coloured RED.
The BLUE coloured wire must be connected to
the terminal, which is marked with the letter "N"
or is coloured BLACK.
NOTE: If the terminals in the plug are not
marked or if you are unsure or in doubt about
the installation of the plug please contact a
qualified electrician.
If a 13A 3-pin plug is fitted, it must be an ASTA
approved plug, conforming to BS1363 standard.
Replacement 3A fuses must be BSI or ASTA
BS1362 approved.
• This product is guaranteed for 2 years.
• In the unlikely event of breakdown, please
take it back to the place of purchase, with
your till receipt and a copy of this guarantee.
• The rights and benefits under this guarantee
are additional to your statutory rights which
are not affected by this guarantee.
Holmes Products Europe undertakes within
the specific period, to repair or replace free
of charge, any part of the appliance found to
be defective provided that:
• We are promptly informed of the defect.
• The appliance has not been altered in any
way or subjected to misuse or repair by a
person other than a person authorised by
Holmes Products Europe.
No rights are given under this guarantee to a
person acquiring the appliance second hand
or for commercial or communal uses.
Any repaired or replaced appliance will be
guaranteed on these terms for the remaining
portion of the guarantee.
73/23/EEC and 2004/108/EC.
Waste electrical products should
not be disposed of with
Household waste. Please recycle
where facilities exist. Check on
the following website for further
recycling and WEEE information: or
Warm Mist
Holmes Products (Europe) Ltd
1 Francis Grove
London SW19 4DT
Fax: +44 (0)20 8947 8272
Website address:
UK - Free phone Customer Service Helpline – 0800 052 3615
© 2007 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions.
All Rights Reserved.
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Figure 1
NOTE: Before reading these
instructions, please review the
corresponding illustrations.
Descriptions (See Figure 1/2)
A. Mist Chamber
B. Medicine Cup
C. Humidifier Housing
D. Power Dial
E. Night Light Control
F Night Light
G Tank Handle
H. Tank
I. Tank Cap
J. Humidifier Base
K. Water Purification Filter
L. Water Tray
M. Safety Lock
N. Heating Element
Figure 2
By choosing a Bionaire® humidifier, you have
chosen one of the finest humidifiers on the
market today!
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to
persons, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the
2. To avoid fire or shock hazard, plug the
appliance directly into an electrical outlet
and fully insert the plug.
3. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To
avoid fire hazard, NEVER put the cord under
rugs, or near radiators, stoves, or heaters.
4. DO NOT place humidifier near heat sources
such as stoves, radiators, and heaters. Do
locate your humidifier on an inside wall near
an electrical outlet. The humidifier should be
at least 10cm/4" away from the wall for best
5. WARNING: This humidifier produces hot
steam and therefore should not be placed in
an area where it is accessible to children.
Never use a humidifier in a closed room. (i.e:
doors and windows closed) as it may result
in excessive humidity.
6. WARNING: Do not attempt to refill
humidifier without first unplugging the unit
from it's electrical outlet. Be sure to pull by
the plug and not the cord.
7. NEVER drop or insert any object into any
openings. DO NOT place hands, face, or
body directly over or near Moisture Outlet
while unit is in operation. DO NOT cover
Moisture Outlet or place anything over it
while the unit is operating.
8. DO NOT operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, after the appliance
malfunctions, or if it has been dropped or
damaged in any manner. Return appliance
to manufacturer for examination, electrical or
mechanical adjustment, or repair.
9. Use appliance only for intended household
use as described in this manual. Any other
use not recommended by the manufacturer
may cause fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons. The use of attachments not
recommended or sold by the manufacturer,
may cause hazards.
10. DO NOT use outdoors.
11. Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level
surface. A waterproof mat or pad is
recommended for under the humidifier.
NEVER place it on a surface that may
become damaged by exposure to water and
moisture (i.e. finished floor).
12. DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly
face the wall. Moisture could cause
damage, particularly to wallpaper.
13. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in
14. NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit
while it is operating. Shut off and unplug
before removing the water tank and moving
the unit. DO NOT attempt to remove the
water tank within 15 minutes after the
humidifier is turned off and unplugged.
Serious injury may result.
15. This humidifier requires regular maintenance
to operate appropriately. Refer to cleaning
and maintenance procedures.
16. NEVER use detergents, petrol, glass
cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner, or
other household solvents to clean any part
of the humidifier.
17. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water
condensation on windows and some furniture.
If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where
humidity level is in excess of 55%.
19. DO NOT attempt to repair or adjust any
electrical or mechanical functions on this
unit. The inside of the unit contains no user
serviceable parts. All servicing should be
performed by qualified personnel only.
20. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person.
Please note that this is an electrical
appliance, and requires attention when
in use.
How Your Warm Mist Humidifier Works
Your Bionaire® Warm Mist Humidifier is designed
to allow the proper amount of water to flow out
of the tank and through the water purification
filter. The filter takes most of the minerals and
sediment out of the water before the water
enters the heating chamber where the
Electronic Thermal Control heating element
warms the water. Air is drawn in through the
grill openings located in the back of the unit and
mixed with steam in the misting chamber. The
warm mist is then dispersed out of the top of the
misting chamber through the outlet grill and into
the room.
NOTE: A humidity level below 30% can be
unhealthy and uncomfortable. The recommended
humidity level is between 45%-55%.
1. Be sure the humidifier is disconnected from
the electrical outlet and the power dial is in
the 0 - off position.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat
surface, about 10cm away from the wall. Do
not place your humidifier on furniture. A floor
location that will not be damaged by
moisture is best.
3. Remove the water tank (see Figure 1).
Remove the Water Purification Filter (In some
circumstances the filter may be contained
within a bag. Please remove the bag.). Soak
thoroughly by immersing filter in water for 5
minutes. Then replace in the water tray and
wait 15 minutes for water to pass through
the filter before turning on the unit.
4. Make sure the water tray is free of foreign
objects by removing the Mist Chamber. To
remove this stack you must move the Safety
Lock (M) that secures both parts in place.
(Replace the Mist Chamber over the heating
element and make sure that the Safety Lock
dial is in the "Lock" position).
Filling the Water Tank
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 5.5 litres of
water in the tank and humidifier base. The
humidifier will produce up to 11.5 litres of
moisture over a 24-hour period.
1. Be sure the humidifier is disconnected from
the electrical outlet and the power dial is in
the 0 - off position. Remove the water tank.
2. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom
of the reservoir by turning counter clockwise
and fill the water tank with cool, fresh water.
Do not fill with warm water as this may
cause leaking.
NOTE: If the filter or water tray are dry, wait 15
minutes before turning on the unit. The 15
minute wait is necessary to ensure that the filter
is properly saturated and the water is at its
optimal level for best performance.
3. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by
firmly turning clockwise and then replace the
water tank on the base. The tank will
immediately begin to empty into the base.
4. Plug the power cord into a convenient and
suitable power supply.
1. Fill the water tank (see “Filling the Water
Tank” instructions).
2. When using the water purification filter in the
humidifier for the first time or when the unit
has sat dry for any length of time, pre-soak
the Water Purification Filter thoroughly by
immersing filter in water for 5 mintues. Then
replace in the water tray and wait 15 minutes
before turning on the unit for the first time.
The 15 minute wait is necessary to ensure
that the filter is properly saturated and the
water is at its optimal level for best
performance. Then, carefully lift the water
tank and check if the water tray (I) is 2/3 full
of water. If not, replace the water tank and
wait a further 5 minutes until the water
reaches the desired level.
DO NOT switch on the humidifier until the
water tray is 2/3 full of water.
3. Turn the power dial to the I position. It is
normal for the humidifier to take about 3-5
minutes to warm up and begin to mist.
4. The Medicine Cup (B) is located on the top of
the Mist Chamber (A). To use, pour designated
humidifier medication into the groove.
DO NOT add medication to the water tank.
DO NOT add medication to the medicine cup
when the unit is already operating.
1. To activate nightlight(
), move the dial to
the on (I) position.
2. To maximize bulb life, turn the nightlight
) off (O) during the day.
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the
water in the Heating Chamber is almost empty,
the re-fill light (red) will illuminate and the
Automatic Shut-off will activate. The unit will not
operate again until you refill the water tank and
reset the humidifier.
1. Turn the power dial to the O - off position.
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank. Replace
the tank onto the base.
4. Wait 15 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off
to reset.
5. After 15 minutes, plug in the unit and turn
the Mode Knob to High. The refill light should
now be off (if not repeat steps 1 through 4).
In about 3-5 minutes, the humidifier will
begin to produce moisture.
6. If the refill light remains lit, unplug the
humidifier and wait a further 15 minutes.
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or
more days, make sure any residual water is
drained from the water tank and base to prevent
algae or bacteria growth.
Replacing the Water Purification Filter
The water purification filter is used to retain
minerals in your water and provide a clean
moisture output. The filter life is determined by
the average daily use of your humidifier and the
water hardness in your area. Areas with hard
water will require more frequent replacement of
the filter. It is strongly recommended that the
filter be replaced at least every 2-3 months
(depending on use) or when the heating
element is starting to gather minerals on it.
To Replace the Filter:
1. Switch the humidifier to 0 - off and unplug.
Remove the tank, drain any water from the
base, lift out the used filter, and throw it away.
2. Remove the protective bag from the new
filter and pre-soak the Water Purification
Filter thoroughly by immersing filter in water
for 5 minutes. Then replace in the water tray
and wait 15 minutes for water to pass
through the filter before turning on the unit.
Cleaning and Maintenance Instruction
The following maintenance procedures must be
routinely followed in order to ensure proper,
efficient operation of your humidifier. The unit
WILL FAIL if it is not cleaned properly.
Regular cleaning prevents scale build-up on the
heating element and tray. It also prevents microorganisms from growing on the tray and tank. This
ensures that maximum efficiency will be achieved.
We cannot over-emphasize how essential
proper cleaning is to the maintenance and
continued use of your unit and the avoidance of
algae or bacteria build-up.
Regular Maintenance
The frequency of maintenance will depend on
the average daily use of your humidifier and the
water hardness of your area. It is recommended
that this procedure is carried out weekly or more
regularly if necessary.
1. Before cleaning, set the control to 0 - off
position and unplug the unit from the
electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water tank then unlock the
misting chamber by rotating the safety lock.
Lift mist chamber from the unit's base. Now
lift the tray from the base.
3. Empty water and minerals from the tray and
wash it through to remove any sediment and
dirt that has accumulated in the tray.
NOTE: It is imperative that the tray is cleaned
properly. The tray is dishwasher safe for easy
cleaning (Top rack of the dishwasher only).
4. Rinse out the tank out and refill with clean
cool water.
5. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft
cloth after it has had a chance to cool.
WARNING: If the misting chamber is left
assembled to the humidifier, it may take up to an
hour before the heating element is sufficiently
cool to be touched.
This humidifier heats the water producing a
clean moisture. Some of the impurities from the
water are collected in the Heating Chamber. The
Electronic Thermal Control Heating element is
lined with a Teflon coating that is designed to
provide the easiest cleaning to prolong the
operating efficiency of the humidifier.
DO NOT use any metal or hard objects to clean
the Heating Element. The coating can be
scratched if cleaned improperly.
Never use detergents, gasoline, kerosene, glass
cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner or other
household solvents to clean any part of the
De-scaling Maintenance
• Scale needs to be removed as it becomes
noticeable. We recommend using Bionaire®
Clean Away - Humidifier cleaning solution.
• Apply Solution with a plastic brush to scale
surfaces. Let it soak until residue is softened.
For cleaning the tank, mix 2 capsules of
solution with 2 litres of water. Let mixture
stand for several minutes, swishing every few
minutes. Drain solution and THOROUGHLY
RINSE the tank.