Kaz 4100 humidifier

Important Safety Instructions
Limited Warranty
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING HUMIDIFIER, ESPECIALLY THESE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
1. Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface, at least FIVE inches away from walls and
heat sources such as stoves, radiators or heaters. Humidifier may not work properly on a nonlevel surface.
Models 4100, 4200 and 4220 are warranted against defective material
or workmanship for 2 years from the date of purchase. Any defective
part will be repaired or replaced at no charge if it has not been
tampered with and appliance has been used according to these printed
directions. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights as well as
other rights which vary from state to state.
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Place humidifier in an area that is out of the reach of children.
Before using the humidifier, extend the cord and inspect for any signs of damage. Do not use
the product if cord has been damaged.
Humidifier should always be unplugged and emptied when not in operation or while being cleaned.
Never tilt or move the humidifier while it is in operation. Shut off and unplug before moving.
Humidifier requires regular cleaning. Read and follow Care and Cleaning instructions.
In certain areas, tap water is extremely hard, containing a higher-than-normal concentration of
various minerals. These minerals can be emitted into the air, possibly causing adverse reactions
in people with breathing difficulties. In such cases, use only distilled or demineralized water
and clean the humidifier every day. (See Care and Cleaning instructions).
IMPORTANT!
If you experience unsatisfactory operation, first refer to the troubleshooting section above to ensure that it is not due to care or
cleaning. Follow Care and Cleaning instructions.
If you have any questions or comments, call the Kaz Consumer Service
Department at (800) 827-6712 or, write to Kaz, Consumer Service
Dept., One Vapor Trail, Hudson, NY 12534, explaining just how the
product is operating. Specify model number. Our Consumer Service
Representative will advise you how to correct the problem yourself,
or will ask you to return the product for repair or replacement.
If you have breathing difficulties, consult your physician before using any humidification product.
In hard-water areas a white dust may form on furniture. This can easily be wiped away with a
cloth. To avoid the white dust, use distilled water.
To order replacement parts or DynaFilter K14 cartridge, follow these
simple instructions:
appliance in accordance with our printed instructions. The purchaser or user must judge for
himself or herself when to use it and length of use.
Troubleshooting
IF THE UNIT DOES NOT OPERATE:
• Check that polarized plug is fully inserted into wall outlet.
• Check airflow. Are there any obstructions preventing airflow?
• The motor contains a temperature-limiting fuse. If the motor overheats, the fuse will trip and
shut off the motor. Unplug the unit and contact our Consumer Service Department. Do not
attempt to repair the motor yourself.
IF YOU DO NOT OBTAIN ENOUGH HUMIDITY:
• Because of break-in characteristics, maximum output will not be reached until the unit has been
used several times. If the air in the room is extremely dry, there will be greater absorption of the
vapor and faster depletion of the water reservoir. As the humidity increases, output will
decrease and adding of water will be required less frequently. This variation is normal.
• Under certain conditions the moisture output may not be visible. It is operating properly, however,
if the water level goes down during usage, even when you cannot see the vapor.
• The DynaFilter cartridge may be clogged with pollutants and should be replaced.
IF YOU ARE OBTAINING TOO MUCH HUMIDITY AND WATER FALLS OUT AROUND THE UNIT:
• Room air may be excessively humid (greater than 50% relative humidity); do not use humidifier.
Oversaturated air can cause condensation on cold walls or furniture. For proper humidity readings,
use a hygrometer available in most hardware and department stores.
• The humidifier may need cleaning. Follow Care and Cleaning instructions.
• Medication or other additives may have been added to the water. Follow Care and Cleaning
Instructions.
HealthMist
®
Humidifier
USE AND CARE MANUAL
Models 4100 • 4200 • 4220
Order Information
☞ As a condition of sale, the purchaser assumes responsibility for the proper care and use of this
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
We accept Visa® and MasterCard®.
TO ORDER BY PHONE
Call toll-free by dialing 1-800-827-6712. Please have your credit card
handy for payment. Minimum credit card order is $10.00.
TO ORDER BY MAIL
Mail your order to Kaz Consumer Service Department, One Vapor Trail,
Hudson, NY 12534. Please clearly print your name, mailing address,
products ordered, and price extension. Enclose check or money order
payable to Kaz, Incorporated (no cash, please). Orders by personal
check will be held 10 days for bank clearance.
TO ORDER BY FAX
Fax your order to Kaz Consumer Service Department at 1-518-8282015. Please clearly print your name, mailing address, products
ordered, and price extension. Specify either Visa® or MasterCard®,
card number and expiration date, then sign your order. Minimum
credit card order is $10.00.
TO ORDER VIA THE INTERNET
E-Mail us at consumerservice@kaz.com. Be sure to include your name,
mailing address, products ordered, and price extension. Specify either
Visa® or MasterCard®, card number and expiration date. Minimum credit
card order is $10.00.
DynaFilter K14-3 pack of 3 DynaFilters
$9.00
Output Grille for Model 4200 or Model 4220
$2.00
Add $4.00 per order for postage and handling. New York State residents
please add applicable sales tax.
Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.
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KAZ, Incorporated
One Vapor Trail
Hudson, NY • USA • 12534
C.0159A
©1999 KAZ, Incorporated.
Made and printed in USA.
☞ If you have any questions about the operation of your humidifier,
please call our toll-free Consumer Service Line at 800 827-6712.
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Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for over 75 Years
How Your Humidifier Works
Read and Save These Instructions
MODEL 4100
1. CAUTION: UNRAVEL CORD BEFORE USE. Failure to do so could cause overheating and possible fire
hazard.
Always disconnect cord at wall plug before removing the Top Housing or when humidifier is not
in use.
DYNAFILTER® K14
AIR-CLEANING FILTER
TOP HOUSING
2. INSERT DYNAFILTER CARTRIDGE. Simply remove the outer protective wrap and insert the DynaFilter
OUTPUT GRILLE
WATER
FILLCHANNEL™
cartridge into the recess of the Top Housing (WHITE FILTER OUT).
Inspect used DynaFilters. If you notice heavy dirt accumulation, it’s time to replace the DynaFilter.
BASE
3. PLACE HUMIDIFIER IN A SAFE POSITION on floor, table or other FIRM, FLAT and LEVEL surface.
WATER LEVEL
INDICATOR
Protect rug, floor or furniture by placing unit on a waterproof non-conducting pad or mat for protection against inadvertent spillage. Do not place any object over the humidifier; it could block
air openings.
MODELS 4200 AND 4220
WATER FILLCHANNEL™
TOP HOUSING
BASE
Cord should be out-of-the-way, where it cannot be pulled or stepped on.
When used therapeutically, the humidifier should be placed at least 4 feet from bedside and out
of the reach of children.
ON-OFF SWITCH
(2-SPEED SWITCH
ON 4220)
DYNAFILTER® K14
AIR-CLEANING FILTER
OUTPUT GRILLE
4. FILL CAREFULLY. The exclusive Kaz FillChannel™ permits convenient filling without removing the Top
Housing.
Model 4100: Pour cool tap water into FillChannel. Fill until water level reaches Water Level
Indicator on the front of bowl.
Models 4200 and 4220: Look down into the FillChannel. You will see the FILL TO HERE marking
on lower step. Using a pitcher, add cool tap water. Fill only to this mark.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERFILL, as this will cause water spillage and possible damage to
floors or furniture.
5. PLUG IN HUMIDIFIER. Be sure that switch is in the Off (•) position (Models 4200 and 4220 only).
Plug power cord into wall.
The Kaz HealthMist® 4100, 4200 and 4220 models produce a cool mist through revolutionary new
cyclone technology. The motor-driven impeller draws up water through a pickup tube. Centrifugal
force throws the water through a screen into the vortex chamber, breaking up the water into a
superfine, cool mist.
Each of these cool mist humidifiers restores healthy humidity levels to dry indoor air more efficiently than other impeller-type humidifiers.
CAUTION: DO NOT PLUG IN THE CORD WITH WET HANDS; ELECTRIC SHOCK COULD RESULT.
This product has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) as a safety feature. The plug
will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit properly into the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety
feature.
6. FOR MODEL 4200: Turn switch to the On (I) position.
FOR MODEL 4220: Turn switch to either of the two speeds - Low (I) or High (II).
CAUTION: Turn off the humidifier if moisture condenses on cold surfaces or walls. Room air may
be excessively humid.
THE AIR-CLEANING DynaFilter®
Kaz cool mist humidifiers include the exclusive Kaz DynaFilter K14. The
DynaFilter removes dust, pollen, odors and tobacco smoke from the air,
removing 93% of particles as small as pollen.
Under normal environmental conditions, the filter cartridge should be
replaced every two months. Replacement time will vary depending upon
the concentration of pollutants in the air. If you notice heavy dirt accumulation
on the filter or if the humidifier output is significantly reduced, it’s time to
change to a new DynaFilter!
Kaz DynaFilter K14 cartridges are available at leading pharmacies and drug
departments. You may also order directly from Kaz (see Order Information
on back page).
7. DIRECTING MIST (Models 4200 and 4220 only) Rotate Output Grille or turn product to prevent mist
from settling on tables or other pieces of furniture.
IMPORTANT: To maintain proper operation of your humidifier, be sure to follow Care and Cleaning
instructions.
Care and Cleaning
Tap water may contain pollutants and minerals (scale) that can deposit on the inner surfaces of the
humidifier. Such scale can accelerate the growth of microorganisms and it is important that periodic cleaning is performed as outlined below. More frequent cleaning may be necessary if you notice
a heavy build-up of scale.
INSPECT THE DYNAFILTER
Remove and inspect the DynaFilter cartridge for dirt and dust accumulation. If you notice heavy accumulation, the filter needs to be replaced. If filter is not changed regularly, dust and other pollutants
will clog the filter, impair air flow, reduce the efficiency of the humidifier and may damage the motor.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Model 4100: Unplug cord from electrical outlet.
Models 4200 and 4220: Turn the switch to the Off (O) position and unplug the cord from
electrical outlet.
2. Remove Top Housing and place upside down on a flat surface. For model 4100, use lift tabs
on both sides of Top Housing to remove. Do not set down on the Pickup Tube. Rinse Base,
wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
3. Wipe exterior surfaces of the Top Housing with a soft, dry cloth. CAUTION: DO NOT USE
WATER TO CLEAN THE TOP HOUSING. ELECTRIC SHOCK MAY RESULT OR HUMIDIFIER
MAY BE DAMAGED. DO NOT IMMERSE TOP HOUSING IN WATER.
4. Replace Top Housing. Humidifier is now ready for use.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
OFF
ON
Removing Scale
1. Model 4100: Unplug cord from electrical outlet.
Models 4200 and 4220: Turn the switch to the Off (O) position and unplug
the cord from electrical outlet.
2. Remove Top Housing and place upside down on a flat surface.
Do not set down on the Pickup Tube.
3. Empty any remaining water from Base.
4. Carefully loosen the Pickup Tube from the housing by holding the Disk
and rotating the Pickup Tube counterclockwise in the direction of the
Figure A
“OFF” arrow located at the base of the Pickup Tube.
5. Soak Pickup Tube in undiluted white vinegar. Let stand for 20 minutes.
6. Dampen a soft, clean cloth or sponge with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out Base, Pickup
Tube and walls around the Pickup Tube.
CAUTION: DO NOT use soap, detergents or abrasive cleaners.
7. Rinse Pickup Tube and Base thoroughly in clean, warm water until scale particles are removed.
8. Wipe exterior surfaces of the Top Housing with a soft, dry cloth. DO NOT IMMERSE OR
SPRAY WATER ON THE TOP HOUSING. You are now ready to disinfect the base.
Disinfecting the Base
1. Fill Base with one teaspoon of household bleach in 1 gallon of water. Place the Pickup Tube in the
Base and let remain for 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes to insure that all
surfaces are coated.
2. Empty Base after 20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse the Base and Pickup Tube
with water until bleach smell is gone. Dry with clean cloth or paper towel.
3. Wipe all exterior surfaces of the Top Housing with a soft, dry cloth. BE
CAREFUL NOT TO IMMERSE OR SPRAY WATER ON THE TOP HOUSING.
ELECTRIC SHOCK MAY RESULT OR HUMIDIFIER MAY BE DAMAGED.
4. Carefully re-attach Pickup Tube by inserting the prongs into the slots in
the Disk. While holding the Disk steady, rotate the Pickup Tube clockwise
in the direction of the “ON” arrow located at the base of the Pickup Tube.
5. Replace Top Housing on Base. Humidifier is now ready for use.
Figure B
END OF SEASON MAINTENANCE
OR WHEN HUMIDIFIER WILL NOT BE IN USE FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK
1. Clean and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the Weekly Maintenance instructions above.
2. Store in a cool, dry location. DO NOT STORE WITH WATER INSIDE THE BASE.