BCM720407EM1.qxd 5/7/07 8:26 AM Page 1 TO DISINFECT RESERVOIR 1. Fill humidifier reservoir 1/2 full with water and 1/2 tablespoon of chlorine bleach. 2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes. Wet all surfaces. 3. Carefully empty the reservoir after 20 minutes, and rinse with warm water until you can not detect any bleach smell. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 4. Place filter back into reservoir and refill the water reservoir as directed in Operating Instructions, and turn the unit on. 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 and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the “Weekly Maintenance” instructions. 2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store with water inside the base or water reservoir. 3. Remove the reservoir cap. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place. 4. Throw away the wick filters. Do not leave a wick filters inside the humidifier. 5. Store in a cool dry location. 6. Order your new filters so they will be ready for next season. SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty. The inside of humidifier contains no user serviceable parts. All servicing should be performed by qualified personnel only. 2. 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. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty. 3. Should your humidifier require service, please call 1-800-253-2764 in North America for further assistance. 4. ✉If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write to us or visit our website www.bionaire.com Bionaire Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions Consumer Service Department 303 Nelson Avenue Neosho, MO 64850 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Troubleshooting for your Cool Mist Humidifier Trouble • Mist output minimal to none. Probable Cause ☛ Filter has not absorbed water. ☛ Mineral buildup in base. ☛ Humidistat is set too low. ☛ Wick Filter needs to be replaced. ☛ Normal operation. • Water leaks from water reservoir. ☛ Rubber O-ring is missing or improperly placed. ☛ Reservoir Cap not tight enough. • Water Filter turns brown. ☛ Your filter needs to be changed. ☛ In areas with particular hard water your wick filter will need to be changed frequently. Solution ✔ Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier. ✔ Regular cleaning of tray after each use will help keep the unit functioning properly. ✔ Set the humidistat to high. ✔ Replace your wick filter (BWF100) by calling 1-800-253-2764, or visit www.bionaire.com. ✔ Mist is invisible. ✔ Check to see if inlet or outlet grills are blocked ✔ Remove reservoir cap then replace or reposition ring. ✔ Tighten the reservoir cap. ✔ Replace your wick filter (BWF100) by calling 1-800-253-2764, or visit www.bionaire.com. ✔ Use Clean-AwayTM Solution (DMS216), to order call 1-800-253-2764, or visit www.bionaire.com. • Film on water reservoir. ☛ Mineral deposits cause film on tank to build up. ✔ Replace your wick filter (BWF100) by calling 1-800-253-2764, or visit www.bionaire.com. • Water cloudy. ☛ Filter needs to be replaced. ☛ Using warm water to refill reservoir. ✔ Refill using cool water. • Humidistat cycles on/off. ☛ Humidifier is reacting to room humidity level. ✔ Set the humidistat to a higher or lower setting. • Very tight reservoir cap. ☛ Over tightened. ✔ Add liquid soap or petroleum jelly to cap gasket to ease opening. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question • What are the variables that affect run time? Answer ✔ The estimated run time for this humidifier is based on average room conditions. The actual run time of your humidifier is dependent on numerous variables such as: ✔ Air exchange in the room where the humidifier is placed. ✔ Room construction of the room where the humidifier is placed. ✔ Temperature of the room where the humidifier is placed. ✔ Humidity levels in the room where the humidifier is placed. ✔ Movement of occupants and the opening and closing of doors in the room where the humidifier is placed. ✔ Home furnishings in the room where the humidifier is placed. • How do I remove film on water tank? ✔ See Daily Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is recommended. • How can I extend the run time? ✔ Run your unit on the lowest setting. ✔ If your unit has electronics, set it to your desired humidity level. The unit will turn on and off, which will extend the run time. ✔ Fill the tank all the way full, place it on the base, let the water empty into the base until it stops bubbling, then refill the tank full again. This ensures maximum water capacity and will extend run time. 2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions or if in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions (collectively “JCS”) warrants that for a period of two years from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. JCS, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty. This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. JCS dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling JCS products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes. What are the limits on JCS’s Liability? JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or statutory warranty or condition. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty. JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise. JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other party. Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction. How to Obtain Warranty Service In the U.S.A. If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-253-2764 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you. In Canada If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-253-2764 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you. In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, located at 20 Hereford Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write our Consumer Service Department. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE. SmartTouch® COOL MOISTURE humidifier MODEL: BCM7204 Filter: BWF100 (2) Filter Type: Wick Read instructions before operating. Retain for future reference. © 2007 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All Rights Reserved. BCM720407EM1 Printed In China Instruction Leaflet ☎ INFO-LINE If after having read this leaflet, you have any questions or comments on your humidifier, call 1-800-253-2764 in North America. 9100030004602 BCM720407EM1.qxd 5/7/07 8:26 AM Page 2 HUMIDIFIER SAFETY PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 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 appliance. 2. To avoid fire or shock hazard, plug the appliance directly into a 120V AC electrical outlet. 3. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard, NEVER put the cord under rugs or near heat registers. 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 4” away from the wall for best results. 5. NEVER place humidifier in an area where it is accessible to children. NEVER use humidifier in a closed room, particularly where a child may be sleeping, resting, or playing (a closed room may result in excessive humidity). 6. WARNING: Do not attempt to refill humidifier without first unplugging the unit from its electrical outlet. Failure to heed this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to unplug the unit by pulling on the plug and not the cord. 7. Never place anything over moisture outlet when the unit is running. 8. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings. 9. 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. 10.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. 11.DO NOT use outdoors. 12.Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface. A waterproof mat or pad is recommended for use under the humidifier. NEVER place it on a rug or carpet, or on a finished floor that may be damaged by exposure to water or moisture. 13.DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wall paper. 14.Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use. 15.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. 16.This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance to operate appropriately. Refer to daily and weekly cleaning procedures. Use only cleaners and additives recommended by the manufacturer. 17.NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of the humidifier. 18.Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF. 19.Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in excess of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local retailer or through the manufacturer, to measure the humidity. 20.DO NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void your warranty. The inside of the unit contains no user serviceable parts. All servicing should be performed by qualified personnel only. 21.Never place housing under water flow or immerse in liquids. 22.Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock could result. 23.Do not pour water in any openings other than the water tank. 24.To prevent damage to surfaces, do not place humidifier under overhanging surfaces. 25.NEVER operate unit without water in the tank. 26.Do not move unit after it has been used until unit cools completely. 27.Use both hands when carrying full tank of water. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off. 2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat level surface about 4” away from the wall. DO NOT place the humidifier on a finished floor or near furniture, which can be damaged by too much moisture or water. Place on a moisture resistant surface. CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED PLUG (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact qualified personnel to install the proper outlet. DO NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY PURPOSE OF THIS POLARIZED PLUG IN ANY WAY. Consumer Safety Information NOTE: This is an electrical appliance and requires attention when in use. NOTE: If moisture forms on the walls or windows of the room, turn off the humidifier. The room already has plenty of humidity and additional moisture may cause damage. NOTE: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet. Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of the humidifier. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over. HOW COOL MIST WORKS Your Bionaire® Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through the rear air intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden wick filter, which retains the minerals and deposits in the water. The resulting moist air is directed back into the room from the top air grill. NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture output. It is normal not to see the mist. NOTE: A humidity level below 20% can be unhealthy and uncomfortable. The recommended humidity level is between 40%-50%. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced SmartTouch® Electronic Humidistat. You can set the humidifier to run continuously in manual mode or set the SmartTouch® Electronic Humidistat to your desired humidity setting. The SmartTouch® Electronic Humidistat will automatically turn the humidifier ON or OFF, depending on the preset comfort level. The comfort level ranges between 35% and 55% relative humidity. Fig.1 Reservoir Handle Filter Monitor Reservoir Humidifier Housing Control Panel Base MANUAL MODE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Plug the humidifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet. 2. To start the unit, push the MODE/OFF button once for the HIGH manual setting. 3. Press the button again for the LOW manual setting. 4. To stop the unit, press and hold the button for two seconds, or keep pressing the button until all the humidity indicators are OFF. NOTE: In Manual Mode, only the LOW or HIGH power light will be lit. USING THE HUMIDISTAT The humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity level you wish for your room. The humidistat is designed to operate between 35% and 55% relative humidity range. The recommended setting is 40-45%. To take advantage of the SmartTouch® Electronic Humidistat, press the MODE button until the speed is set in either the HIGH or LOW setting, and the desired humidity is set. When the humidity level rises above the set humidity, the humidifier will stop. When the humidity level drops below the set humidity, the humidifier will turn on automatically. NOTE: When the SmartTouch® Electronic Humidistat is set, either the HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain lit during operation. The SmartTouch® Humidifier has memory. This means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at the last setting the humidifier was set at. ☛ Depending on the size of your room and your personal comfort, you will set your humidistat at different levels. If condensation forms on your windows or walls, or your measured room humidity is above 50%, then turn off your humidifier, or lower your humidistat level. (Humidity can be measured by the use of a hygrometer, such as Bionaire® BT400 Digital humidity and temperature monitor.) NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water and for the unit to produce moisture. 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, base and wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth. EXTENDED RUN TIME SETTING By setting your humidifier to a specific humidity level, you are actually also extending the run time. Since the unit will turn on and off to maintain the set humidity level, less water will be used, so you will need to fill the unit less than you would on manual setting. REPLACING THE FILTERS Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become trapped in the wick filters. The harder your water, the greater the amount of minerals in the water, and the more often you will be able to monitor the life of your filters in your humidifier. Fig. 2 You will be able to monitor the life of the filters in your humidifier by checking the Filter Monitor Indicator. After 60 minutes of use, Filter Monitor Indicator will move and indicate your filters condition. New filters will register in the section reading GOOD filter. After frequent use of your humidifier, the Filter Monitor Indicator will let you know when the filters need to be changed (see Fig. 2). When the needle is in the CHANGE section, this means the proper amount of moisture is not getting into your air due to the excessive minerals and sediment that have become trapped on your filters. At this point, you should replace your filters. It is important to change your filters as indicated to obtain stated performance level. To replace the filter, follow the steps below: 1. Turn the unit off and disconnect from the electrical outlet. 2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base. 3. Remove the wick holder from the base of the humidifier. 4. Remove each individual wick and discard. Do not remove rivet, replacement wicks come equipped with rivets for easy replacement. 5. Follow the weekly cleaning instructions. 6. Insert new filters into each section of the wick holder making sure the rivet attaches to the wick holder securely. 7. Do not use wicks without rivets as this will not produce the unit’s intended output. 8. Replace the wick holder into the base and replace main housing and then tank. 9. Repeat Operating Instructions. It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach maximum output. You can purchase replacement filters (Model BWF100) by calling 1-800-253-2764 or by visiting www.bionaire.com. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry, heated indoor air. To benefit most from the humidifier and avoid product misuse, follow all instructions carefully. Please note that this is an electrical appliance and requires attention when in use. In addition, if you do not follow the recommended care and maintenance guidelines, micro-organisms may be able to grow in the water within the water tank. You must routinely follow the cleaning procedures that follow in order to ensure proper, efficient operation of your humidifier. Proper maintenance and cleaning is essential to the continued performance of your unit and the avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up. DAILY MAINTENANCE 1. Be sure the unit is OFF and is disconnected from the electrical outlet. 2. Remove the housing and the tank from the humidifier and place in sink or tub. 3. Carry the base of the unit to the sink, remove the wick, place in sink, drain any remaining water and rinse thoroughly to remove any sediment or dirt. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 4. Drain the water from the tank into the sink and rinse tank thoroughly. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 5. Put filter back in, replace the housing, then refill tank with cool tap water as instructed earlier in the Filling Instructions. Do not overfill. 6. Follow Operating Instructions. NOTE: The base is dishwasher safe (TOP RACK ONLY) for easy cleaning. WEEKLY MAINTENANCE To Remove Scale: 1. Repeat steps 1-4 above. 2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cups of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Clean-AwayTM (Model DMS216) by the manufacturer. Leave this solution in the base for 20 minutes, while cleaning the all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Remove base scale by wiping the base with a cloth dampened with undiluted white vinegar. 3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove the cleaning solution before disinfecting the tank.