Lasko 1115 humidifier

OFF SEASON STORAGE
1. Clean and dry Humidifier thoroughly per the CLEANING and FILTER CARE section. Do not leave any water
in the Unit while storing.
2. Dispose of the Evaporative Pad. Do not store a used Evaporative Pad in the Humidifier. Do not dispose of
Evaporative Pad Holder.
3.Place Humidifier back in the carton and store in a cool dry place.
EVAPORATIVE
RECIRCULATING HUMIDIFIER
Model 1115
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
Replace Filter
Follow Instructions under CLEANING
and FILTER CARE
Follow Instructions under CLEANING
and FILTER CARE
Filter discoloration
Replace Filter
• Mineral deposits in water
Water discoloration • Humidifier needs to be cleaned
• Hard water - Iron in water
• Some humidifier additives can cause
discoloration
Follow Instructions under CLEANING
and FILTER CARE
Use filtered or distilled water
No water show
Fill with cool water
Connect Hose to Water Show
Connect Hose to Pump
• No water in Humidifier
• Hose not connected to water show
• Hose not connected to pump
LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS:  This product is warranted against defects in workmanship and/or materials.
HOW LONG THIS WARRANTY LASTS:  This warranty extends only to the original purchaser of the product and lasts for one (1) year from the date of
original purchase or until the original purchaser of the product sells or transfers the product, whichever first occurs.
WHAT LASKO WILL DO:  During the warranty period, Lasko will, at its sole option, repair or replace any part or parts that prove to be defective or
replace the whole product with the same or comparable model. 
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:  This warranty does not apply if the product was damaged or failed because of accident, improper
handling or operation, shipping damage, abuse, misuse, unauthorized repairs made or attempted. This warranty does not cover shipping costs for the
return of products to Lasko for repair or replacement.  Lasko will pay return shipping charges from Lasko following warranty repairs or replacement .
ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY),
LAST ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE OR UNTIL THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT SELLS OR TRANSFERS
THE PRODUCT, WHICHEVER FIRST OCCURS AND IN NO EVENT SHALL LASKO’S LIABILITY UNDER ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY
INCLUDE (I) INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, OR (II) REPLACMENT OR REPAIR OF ANY HOUSE
FUSES, CIRCUIT BREAKERS OR RECEPTACLES.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT SHALL LASKO’S LIABILITY
UNDER ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT AND ANY SUCH LIABILITY SHALL
TERMINATE UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
Some states and provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state and province to province.
Proof of purchase is required before a warranty claim will be accepted.
CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Toll-Free (800) 233-0268 . Email: producthelp@laskoproducts.com
Our Customer Service team is available to assist you with product questions, service center locations, and replacement parts. They
can be reached Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm Eastern. Please have your model number available, as well as the type and style.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SOLUTION
Foul odor
• Filters need to be replaced
• Base/reservoir needs to be cleaned
• Whole humidifier needs cleaning
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HIGH PERFORMANCE
Congratulations on your purchase of the Recirculating Evaporative Humidifier. Featuring the unique use of pump
driven water circulation, this unit provides exclusive features that no other humidifiers offer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION and FEATURES
Your Recirculating Humidifier is an EVAPORATIVE TYPE
HUMIDIFIER. This means that the air being drawn through
the moistened filter naturally evaporates the water and
disperses INVISIBLE MOISTURE into the air. This type of
humidifier DOES NOT PRODUCE MIST, WATER DROPLETS,
STEAM OR EXCESSIVE CONDENSATION associated with
other types of humidifiers.
EXCESSIVE HUMIDITY CAN OFTEN LEAD TO
UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. Air containing water droplets
or mist can create a good habitat for the growth of mold
and mildew.
Misting units often oversaturate the air, while the
Lasko Recirculating Evaporative Humidifier reaches a
maximum humidity output level without oversaturating.
With a properly operating Evaporative Humidifier, the
evaporation rate increases naturally when the air is dry.
When the humidity in your home is high, moisture output automatically decreases to help prevent damaging
condensation.
The Watershow Viewing Window provides a visible way for
you to know that your Humidifier is operating. As air passes
through the filter, the humidity in the room will increase, and the
water level in the Unit will begin to decrease.
Unlike misting humidifiers, the Evaporative Filter in your
Recirculating Humidifier also traps unwanted minerals that
reside in normal tap water. This filtering also assures there
is NO WHITE DUST dispersed into the air.
NOTE: A few droplets of water may be present in
your humidifier as a result of our quality testing
prior to packaging and shipment.
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
When using electrical appliances, basic precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to
persons, including the following:
1. Make certain that the power source conforms to the electrical
requirements of the Humidifier.
2. Where possible, avoid the use of extension cords. If you must
use an extension cord, minimize the risk of overheating by using the shortest cord possible and ensuring that it is UL Listed.
NEVER use a single extension cord to operate more than one appliance
3. Do not insert fingers or foreign objects into the Humidifier. Do not
block or tamper with the Humidifier in any manner while it is in
operation. NEVER tilt or attempt to move the Humidifier while it is
operating.
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4. Always unplug the Humidifier before filling, servicing or moving
the Humidifier.
WARNING: DO NOT DEPEND ON THE ON/OFF KNOB AS THE
SOLE MEANS OF DISCONNECTING POWER WHEN FILLING,
SERVICING or MOVING THE HUMIDIFIER. ALWAYS UNLPUG
THE POWER CORD.
5. This Humidifier is intended for general use only. It must NOT
be used in potentially dangerous locations such as flammable,
explosive, chemical-laden or wet atmospheres.
WARNING: REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS HUMIDIFIER WITH ANY SOLID STATE SPEED
CONTROL DEVICES.
6. Always place the humidifier on a stable, flat level surface when
operating, to avoid the risk of the Humidifier overturning. Locate
the power cord so the Humidifier or other objects are not resting
on it. Keep the power cord away from room traffic.
7. Do not place Humidifier near a heat source such as stoves,
radiators or heaters.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended
to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. Match wide blade of
plug to wide slot. Fully insert. If the plug does not fit fully in the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. DO NOT attempt to defeat this safety feature.
This plug is a safety feature, to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock and personal injury. DO NOT remove, replace, repair or
tamper with the originally supplied plug. If the Fan does not
function properly, it may be due to the safety device incorporated in this plug. Return to an authorized service center or call
800-233-0268, Monday - Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
EST. If the plug warning label is missing or damaged, call the toll
free number for a replacement label.
8. Always direct air flow away from walls or furniture as excessive
moisture may cause damage.
9. Humidifiers require regular cleaning to maintain proper operating conditions. Refer to CLEANING and FILTER CARE for proper
cleaning procedures.
10.Do not place Humidifier on an electrical appliance.
11.This Humidifier is not suitable for use in agricultural facilities
including areas where livestock, poultry or other animals are
confined. Please refer to National Electric Code (NEC) Article
547-7 (2008), or applicable state or local codes or standards
relating to electrical requirements for Agricultural Buildings.
THIS HUMIDIFIER DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF
NEC ARTICLE 547-7 (2008).
12.This Humidifier is not suitable for use in hazardous locations.
Please refer to National Electric Code (NEC) Article 500 or applicable state or local codes or standards relating to electrical
requirements for Hazardous locations. THIS HUMIDIFIER
DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF NEC ARTICLE
500 (2008).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FILLING HUMIDIFIER
1. It is recommended that all Humidifiers be cleaned
prior to use. Please read the Cleaning and
Filter Care section on page 3 for cleaning
instructions.
2. Remove the Upper Housing from the Base. Make
sure that the Evaporative Pad Holder is properly
placed in the Base. (Figure 1)
Evaporative Pad
Holder
1. Regular cleaning is necessary to ensure proper and
efficient operation. The frequency of cleaning
depends on the amount of impurities which may be
found in the water or how often the Humidifier is in
operation. In either instance, it is recommended that
the Humidifier be cleaned at least once a week.
CAUTION: Do not pour water through
the Exhaust Grill on the Upper Housing.
Doing so may cause damage and
personal injury.
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Figure 1
Caution: Always place Humidifier on a firm and level
surface. Locate the Power Cord so the Humidifier is not
resting on it, and the cord is away from room traffic.
Always carry filled Humidifier carefully. Never move
water filled Humidifier while plugged in.
1. Take extra care to prevent water spillage that may
damage furniture or flooring. The manufacturer will
not accept responsibility for damage to property
caused by water spillage.
2. Always be sure that the Power Control Knob is in
the OFF (0) position when plugging Humidifier into
a polarized 120 volt AC wall outlet.
CAUTION: Do not Plug Humidifier into electrical outlet
with wet hands, or electrical shock may occur.
3. Set Moisture Control Knob to regulate desired
amount of humidity. (Figure 3)
Base
3. The Humidifier unit will produce approximately 3
gallons in a 24 hour period*, however, the actual
water capacity (amount of water the Humidifier will
hold at one time) is 1.75 gallons.
4. You may fill your Recirculating Evaporative
Humidifier two different ways:
A) Fill the Base with cool water to level indicated
in Figure 2A.
B) Replace the Upper Housing on the Base and
push Water Lens down to pour water into the
Humidifier (Figure 2B) until it reaches the level indicated in Figure 2A.
Figure 2A
HIGH (3): For fast humidification of
a large room. This setting will provide
approximately 3 gallons of moisture
output in a 24 hour period.*
Figure 2B
Figure 3
MED (2): For normal operation.
LOW (1): For quiet, night time
Water Lens
Control Knob to OFF (0) position and unplug the
Humidifier before cleaning.
2.Remove Upper Housing from Base. Be careful
not to let excess water from pump spill onto
furniture or flooring.
3. With Water Lens pushed down, the filter may be
removed for cleaning or replacing. (Figure 4)
Water
Lens
Filter
4.Remove Evaporative Pad Holder from Base and
inspect Small Water Drip Holes for any blockage.
(Figure 5)
It is important that these Drip Holes remain open at all
times for proper water supply to Evaporative Pad.
5. To increase the life of your Evaporative Pad, unsnap
Holder, remove Pad and flip over. (Figure 6)
cleaning or moving the humidifier.
Evaporative Pad
* Calculations based on ambient conditions of 70° F and
30% relative humidity in a room of average insulation.
4.Water usage will vary depending upon initial
humidity level in the room. If humidity is low,
the Unit will use water more rapidly until the
humidity in the room is stabilized. If the humidity
is already near or above 50% relative humidity,
water consumption will be low.
CAUTION: Be careful not to direct airflow towards
walls or furniture, as excessive moisture may cause
damage.
5. Refill Humidifier when water level in the Base is low.
Refer to the FILLING HUMIDIFIER section above.
6.If you do not plan to use your Humidifier for several days, empty all water from the Unit. Standing
water may provide an environment for the growth
of algae or bacteria.
DO NOT OVERFILL UNIT.
OVERFILLING THE HUMIDIFIER WILL
CAUSE MOTOR DAMAGE.
NEVER USE HOT WATER WHEN FILLING
HUMIDIFIER.
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Drip Holes
Evaporative Pad
Holder
OFF (0): Turn unit off when refilling,
Maximum Water
Level
7.To DESCALE BASE and DRIP SHIELD: Mix one
part undiluted white vinegar with four parts warm
tap water. Let vinegar solution stand for 20 minutes
then wipe away any scale buildup using a soft brush
or cloth. Do not use soap or detergents and never
use an abrasive cleaner.
8. To disinfect BASE and drip shield: Fill with
1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water.
Let solution stand for 20 minutes. Carefully empty Jug
and rinse well with water until bleach smell is gone.
9. Use a dry soft cloth to wipe the Chassis area, which
includes the motor area. DO NOT use water to clean
the Motor or Switch area. Doing so may result in electrical shock or damage to the Humidifier.
10.Commercial “Descalers” and “Bacteriostats” are
available at your local home improvement center.
11.Do not operate Humidifier when there is still cleaner
in the water.
Figure 4
Figure 5
operation.
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6. Discoloration of the Evaporative Pad is normal after
extended use. The discoloration is caused by mineral
deposits in the water, and the degree of discoloration
will vary depending upon the amount of mineral
content in the water. When the Pad surface area is
thoroughly discolored, or you notice reduced water
usage, it is a good indicator that the Evaporative Pad
needs to be replaced. The Evaporative Pad should
be replaced at least once every season.
The Replacement Pad to be used in this unit is:
The Lasko Replacement Evaporative Pad
Model THF 15 (Available Separately)
CLEANING and FILTER CARE
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Figure 6
Evaporative Pad life may be extended by cleaning the
Pad in a vinegar solution. To clean Pad, mix one part
undiluted vinegar with four parts warm tap water. Soak
the Pad in this solution for 20 minutes, rinse Pad
thoroughly with warm water to remove vinegar odor.
Do not flatten, squeeze oR twist filter
when cleaning.
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