Crane EE-3184-4138 User's Manual

Adorable Humidifiers
1 GALLON/ 3.78 LITER
ULTRASONIC HUMIDIFIER
MODEL # EE-3184-4138, 865
PLEASE READ AND SAVE ALL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE THE SAFE AND
EFFECTIVE USE OF THIS APPLIANCE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents, Humidifier Models
P.1
Important Safety Instructions
P. 2
General Safety Instructions
P. 3
List of Main Parts
P.4
Tech. Specifications, Contents of Packaging
P.5
Operation and Use
P.5-8
Maintenance
P.8-9
Trouble Shooting
P.10
Service Center
P.11
Warranty Information
P.12
Warranty Card
P.14
Order Form
P.16
HUMIDIFIER MODELS
This instruction manual applies to the following items
product range:
Frog
Elephant
Penguin
Model#
Model#
Model#
EE-3191
EE-3186
EE-865
Cat
Pig
Cow
Model#
Model#
Model#
EE-3187
EE-4139
EE-4140
Basketball
Baseball
Green Apple
Model#
Model
Model#
EE-4137
EE-4138
EE-3184
Nursery Yellow
Nursery Blue
Model#
Model#
EE-3189
EE-3189
of the Adorable Humidifiers
Panda
Model#
EE-3189
Soccer Ball
Model #
EE-3188
Orange
Model#
EE-3185
Dog
Model#
EE-3190
Football
Model#
EE-4136
Nursery Pink
Model#
EE-3189
For information on all CRANE Humidifiers please visit http://www.craneusa.com for retail outlets.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing our CRANE Ultrasonic Humidifier. Each unit has been
manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using for the first time, please read
the instructions carefully, and keep them for further reference.
WARNING! READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all
the instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
1. Do not carry water tank by handle when it is filled with water. It is
advisable to carry filled water tank with two hands.
2. DO NOT operate outdoors; this humidifier is intended for indoor use only.
3. Always have water in the water tank when operating the unit.
4. Use only clean, cool tap water to fill the tank (filtered or distilled water is
recommended to avoid white dust if tap water is too hard). DO NOT use hot water.
5. Be sure that the filling cap of the tank is firmly tightened. Always have the mist
direction nozzle and the mist chamber in place while the unit is operating. Place the
mist direction nozzle so it aims away from children, walls, furniture, and electrical
appliances.
6. Use only a 110-120VAC outlet. ALWAYS plug and unplug unit with dry hands.
7. Never operate the unit with a damaged cord or plug.
8. Always place the unit on a smooth, flat, level surface, and away from direct
sunlight. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces and areas where it could be
walked on or tripped over. Unplug the unit when not in use and whenever you
clean or move the unit.
9. Do not add medication of any type into the nozzle, base or water tank. Do not
cover any openings on the unit or insert objects into any openings.
10. The unit should not be left unattended in a closed room as the air could become
saturated and leave condensation on walls or furniture. Leave room door partly
open.
11. When cleaning the inside of the unit keep water away from the air outlet / fan vent
(see FIG.3). The exterior may be wiped with a damp cloth, except the electrical
controls, only when the unit is off and unplugged. Humidifier requires regular
cleaning. Refer to cleaning instructions.
12. Do not tilt or tip the unit or attempt to empty or fill it while it is in operation.
13. Do not use a detergent to clean any parts of the unit that contain water. Always
use a few drops of bleach with water to clean humidifier. Detergent film dissolved
in the water supply can interfere with the output of the unit.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire or serious personal injury. The warnings,
cautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are a factor which cannot be built into this product, but must
be supplied by the operator.
THIS HUMIDIFIER IS NOT A TOY!
Do not let your child play with this appliance. Serious injury and
electrocution might be possible. This appliance has to be operated by an adult only.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the humidifier.
SAVE ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
CAUTION: A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of personal injury
resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords are
available from local hardware stores and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If
an extension cord is required, special care and caution is necessary. Also the cord must
be: (1) marked with an electrical rating of 125 V and at least 13 A., 1625 W., and (2)
the cord must be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop
where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
ELECTRIC POWER
If electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your appliances may not operate
properly. The appliances should be operated on a separate electrical circuit from other
operating appliances.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). As a safety feature to reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. 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.
SAFETY WARNING
Although your appliance is easy to operate, for your safety, the below warnings must be
followed:
1. Do not place the appliance near a heat source.
2. Never leave the appliance unattended while connected to the electrical outlet.
3. To avoid any accidents, never cover the mist vent when the appliance is in operation.
4. Use the appliance on a stable surface away from water.
5. Do not unplug from the wall socket by pulling on the supply cord.
6. The appliance must be unplugged:
A. Before either filling or emptying
B. Before any cleaning or maintenance
C. After use
D. If it appears to be faulty
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
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LIST OF MAIN PARTS
Fig. 1 (Central Body)
1. Central Body (water basin)
2. On/Off Switch
3. Power Cord
4. Regulator Control Knob
5. Humidity Output Indication
6. Red/Green Power Light
(shape of Central Body depends on
model #)
Fig. 1
Fig. 2 (Top of Water Tank)
7. Vapor Outlet Channel
8. Water Tank Handle
(shape of Tank depends on model #)
Fig. 2
Fig. 3 (Water Basin)
9. Nebulizer
10. Vaporization Chamber
11. Fan Vent
12. Valve Opener
13. Water Level Sensor
Fig. 3
Fig. 4 (Bottom of Water Tank)
14. Water Tank Valve
15. Water Tank Cap
16. Vapor outlet channel
Fig. 4
Fig. 5 (Water Tank Lid)
17. Water Tank Lid
18. Vapor Output Slots
(shape of Water Tank Lid depends on
model #)
Fig. 5
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Rating Voltage
Frequency
Power
Water Tank Capacity
Output Per 24 Hours
Run Time Per Tank
Humidifying Capacity
Noise
120V
60Hz
32W
Approx. 1.0 Gallon / 3.78
Liter
Approx. 2.1 Gallon / 8
Liter
Min. 11 Hours
Up to 500 sq.ft. / 46 m2
< 36.5 (dB) A
CONTENTS OF PACKAGING
a.
b.
c.
d.
Instruction Manual
Central Humidifier Body
Water Tank
Water Tank Lid with Vapor Output Slots
If any of the above items are missing, please contact our service department at 1-888599-0992 (http://www.crane-usa.com) for replacement. Business hours Mon-Fri 9:00am
- 4:00pm CT
OPERATION AND USE
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK HUMIDIFIER PLACEMENT - Place the Humidifier on an elevated non-metallic
waterproof surface for best performance. This is to help disperse the mist in the air,
and prevent it from being knocked or tipped over.
CHECK WATER LEVEL SENSOR - Make sure that the water level sensor is secured
properly. Refer to Water Level Sensor on page 9 for instructions on how to clean and
assemble water level sensor.
CHECK FAN VENT
This fan vent is located on the bottom of
the humidifier. The purpose of the fan
vent is to blow the cool mist through the
vapor outlet slots. It is important that
this part is kept clean and free of
obstructions. We recommend checking
the fan vent before using this item (i.e.
lint, paper).
Do not place humidifier on top of a
towel, or a carpeted surface. The fan
vent on the bottom may become
blocked, and overheat the
humidifier.
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CAUTION:
DO NOT operate the humidifier without water in the water tank.
DO NOT plug or unplug the cord with wet hands; electric shock
could happen.
ASSEMBLY
1. Lift the water tank off the central body.
2. Turn over the water tank and unscrew the water tank cap
at the bottom of the tank by turning it counterclockwise.
(See Fig. 6)
Fig. 6
3. Fill water tank with cold water; do not fill all the way to
the rim.
(See Fig. 7)
Note: To avoid possible white dust due to hard water it
is recommended to use filtered or distilled water.
DO NOT use hot water. Use cool tap water.
DO NOT add any medication or other additives to the
Fig. 7
water.
DO NOT pour water into Vapor Outlet Channel (Fig. 2 on
page 4)
4. Replace the water tank cap, aligning the threads on the
tank with the threads on the cap, and turn it clockwise.
(See Fig. 8)
Fig. 8
5. Turn the tank over, holding it by the top handle, and
place it on the central body, making sure it fits perfectly.
Place the water tank cap with output slots on top of the
water tank. (see Fig. 9)
Note: Do not attempt to move humidifier while water tank is
placed on the water basin. Doing so may cause leakage of
water. Also do not place humidifier on the floor. Place
humidifier on an elevated surface.
6. Plug the power cord into a wall socket and turn on the
unit. The On/Off switch is located at the back of the unit.
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Fig. 9
7. The Power Light will turn on red. In a few seconds it will switch to green, indicating
that enough water is in the water basin, and mist will start emitting through the
openings at water tank lid.
8. Use the humidity output regulator control knob to adjust
the intensity of the mist output. Turning the knob
clockwise will increase the moisture output, turning the
knob counterclockwise will reduce the moisture output.
(see Fig. 10)
Note: When at maximum level it is normal to hear a faint
dripping sound.
Fig. 10
9. When the humidifier runs out of water the power light will turn red, and the mist
output will stop. This is a safety feature to prevent the humidifier from possibly over
heating and damaging the nebulizer. This safety feature uses a water level sensor to
stop the nebulizer once the water level sinks below the required level in the water
basin. Turn the humidifier off and unplug before removing and refilling the water
tank. Please note that the power light on the humidifier body will stay on.
The (red) light signal indicates that the humidifier is turned on and needs to
be refilled.
INSERTING HUMIDIFIER FILTER
(SOLD SEPARATELY not included with your humidifier)
A humidifier filter is an optional accessory for your Crane Cool Mist Humidifier.
Filters are used to eliminate white dust caused by hard water and to reduce
mold spores and bacteria that can build up in your humidifier.
Place humidifier filter in humidifier as shown in Fig. 10A
NOTE: Do not leave filter in humidifier longer than
recommended time. See filter instructions on filter box
packaging.
Filters are not included with the humidifier and can be
purchased separately.
Fig. 10 A
SET THE CORRECT HUMIDITY OUTPUT
Adjust the mist control so that the mist
rises up and gets absorbed by the room
air. Do not turn on too high an output
as the mist cannot be absorbed by the
air and accumulates on the surface
around the humidifier.
If the humidifier is placed near a fan or
air conditioning outlet the mist may be
forced down by the foreign air stream.
Change the location of the humidifier or
reduce the output of the other room
conditioning appliances.
correct
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A NOTE ABOUT HUMIDITY
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It is best to keep the humidity level at about 30-50 percent of relative humidity.
The comfort level of humidity will vary from room to room and with changing room
conditions.
In cold weather, windows and even some walls may fog or develop frost from
excessive indoor humidity. If this occurs, reduce the mist intensity setting to avoid
damage from condensed water dripping on windowsills.
Too much humidity in the room may allow moisture to accumulate on surfaces where
bacteria and fungi can grow. Moisture that gathers may also damage furniture and
walls, especially wallpaper.
To eliminate excessive humidity, especially in small rooms, leave the room door open
and adjust the mist intensity control setting.
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION:
Always be sure that the appliance is unplugged and switched OFF
before cleaning or attempting to store the item. NEVER PLUG OR
UNPLUG UNIT WITH WET HANDS.
DO NOT leave water in water tank or water basin when unit is not
in use as it may result in the build up of mineral deposits and
bacteria that can inhibit the output efficiency of the humidifier.
PLEASE NOTE that if water remains in the water tank for more
than a day or two, bacterial growth is possible.
ALWAYS use fresh cool water when using unit.
NOTE: When removing water tank, water may accumulate under vapor lid and on the
bottom of the water tank. It is recommended to have a dry cloth ready to dry wet
surfaces.
DISINFECTING THE WATER TANK AND WATER BASIN
1. Fill water tank with 1 teaspoon of household bleach in 1 gallon of water. Let
stand twenty minutes, shaking vigorously with two hands every few minutes,
drain and rinse with clean water until the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean
cloth or paper towel.
2. Wipe the water basin with a soft cloth dampened in the bleach and water
solution. Rinse the water basin with cool water to remove any bleach smell. DO
NOT IMMERSE WATER BASIN IN WATER.
3. Wipe all exteriors surfaces of the base with a soft, dry cloth. Do not immerse the
base in water or use water to clean the base. An electric shock may result or the
humidifier may be damaged.
NOTE: It is recommended to clean humidifier with water and bleach solution as stated
above after using the humidifier the fourth time.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any cleaning operation, switch the humidifier off and unplug it.
1. Always unplug the unit before cleaning.
2. The humidifier must be drained and cleaned before storing.
3. Once unplugged the exterior of the unit may be cleaned by wiping with a soft dry
cloth. Caution: The ON/OFF switch must be thoroughly dry before unit is again
plugged into power source.
4. There may be some lime deposits in the nebulizer, particular in areas with hard
water. Overcome this drawback by cleaning the nebulizer with water and vinegar on
a soft cloth regularly, as follows:
A. Dampen a cloth with vinegar and wipe the nebulizer gently, until the lime
deposits disappear completely.
B. Rub down gently with a dry cloth and remove remains of humidity.
C. Do not rub the nebulizer with solid objects.
D. Do not clean with chemical products
5. When cleaning the water basin do not place the nebulizer directly under the water
tap.
6. Never immerse the unit in water or let water enter the fan vent (see figure 3) or
any other openings.
7. It is normal for water to be in the water basin. However water must not get inside
the central body. If this should happen, take the humidifier to an authorized service
center before using it again.
8. Clean the inside of the water tank at least once a week, as follows:
A. Fill the tank with clean water adding a few drops of bleach. Close the tank
completely with its cap and shake by holding the tank with both hands. Do
not hold by handle while shaking the tank.
B. Rinse thoroughly.
Water Level Sensor- The water level sensor is made of three key parts. When
cleaning DO NOT MISPLACE these parts and MAKE SURE that you assemble these three
parts correctly after cleaning and before operating humidifier. They are as follows:
Plastic Cap – this part has 4 flat tabs coming out from the bottom and is placed on top
of a plastic pin.
Water Float - a small round part resembling a “life saver” candy located underneath
the plastic cap.
Pin – plastic pin that secures water float and plastic cap.
To clean the water float unscrew the plastic cap from the pin. Remove the water float
and clean by wiping the parts with a soft damp cloth. Replace the parts by first putting
the water float onto the pin and re-screwing the plastic cap onto pin.
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STORING YOUR HUMIDIFIER
Allow the appliance to dry completely before storing. Store the appliance in a dry
location. Do not place any heavy items on top of appliance during storage as this may
result in possible damage of the appliance. Store the cord in a clean, dry location away
from metal objects. Always check the plug before use to assure metal items have not
become attached.
Save the box for off-season storage.
Make sure the tank, water basin and water tank cap are thoroughly dry before
storing.
ƒ If water is left in the unit during storage, it may evaporate completely and leave
deposits that can prevent the unit from operating properly.
Leave the water tank refill cap loose to prevent the water cap (see figure 4) and
gasket from sticking together. This will prolong the life of the gasket.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
CAUTION: DO NOT attempt to repair the motor or nebulizer yourself. If the
humidifier continues to not operate please call our service center (see toll free
number).
Problem
Humidifier power light is staying red and
not turning green
Humidifier is working than stops:
If humidifier does not work at all:
If there is a strange odor:
Solution
ƒ Ensure that water level sensor is
assembled properly.
ƒ Clean water float
ƒ Call service center and request
replacement water float
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ƒ Ensure it is properly plugged into a
power outlet.
ƒ Check that the switch is in the ON
position.
ƒ If Power On indicator light does not
come on, bring to authorized service
station.
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The power light is green but there is no
mist being emitted:
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White dust appears and settles outside the
humidifier:
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Clean the tank with water and vinegar
or bleach and rinse with clean water.
Leave the tank open for some time
without the cap, in a cool place.
Check that there is water in the tank.
Check for possible lime deposits on the
water level sensor or the nebulizer (see
page 8 and 9).
Make sure that nothing blocks the
vapor output slots.
Check that the fan vent on bottom of
humidifier is not blocked.
Empty the humidifier and rinse the
water basin with cool tap water and
allow to dry for 15 to 30 min.
Area tap water may have too many
minerals, change to filtered or distilled
water.
Use Crane filter cartridge to eliminate
minerals.
SERVICE CENTER
If you have any question in regards to the operation of this appliance or are in need of a
spare part please contact our service center at:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0992 (Business Hours Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00 pm Ct)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
If the appliance should no longer work at all, please make sure that it is disposed in an
environmentally friendly way, by handing it into a public collection point. Please do not
put it with your household waste.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
The warranty is void if the defect is due to accidental damage, misuse, abuse,
neglect, improper repair or alteration by unauthorized persons or failure to follow
operation instructions provided with the product. This warranty does not apply to
commercial use.
The warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchase and
does not extend to subsequent owners of the product. Liability under this
warranty is limited to repair, replacement or refund. In no event shall liability
exceed the purchase price paid by the purchaser of the product. Under no
circumstances shall there be liability for any loss, direct, indirect, incidental,
special or consequential damage arising out of in connection with use of this
product. This warranty is valid only in the United States of America. This Warranty
gives you specific legal rights. However you may have other rights that vary from
state to state. Some states do not allow limitation on implied warranties or
exclusion of consequential damages therefore these restrictions may not apply to
you.
In case you find this product to be defective please proceed as follows:
A. within 90 days of purchase : return the product to your retailer for a refund
B. After 90 days and within the warranty period: send the product (freight
prepaid) to our service center. To avoid transport damages please send the
product in the original packaging. In return you will receive your repaired
item, a new product or a refund at the service center’s discretion.
Please fill out the Warranty Card and send it together with the product and
purchase receipt
To arrange pick-up of the defective item please call our service center:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0992 (Business Hours Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00 pm CT)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Thank you for purchasing a top quality Crane product. This Ultrasonic Humidifier
was tested and meets our stringent quality standards. This product is warranted
to be free from manufacturing defects in original materials, including original
parts, and workmanship for 1 year with proof of purchase.
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WARRANTY CARD
In case you find this product to be defective please proceed as follows:
A. within 90 days of purchase : return the product to your retailer for a
refund
B. After 90 days and within the warranty period: send the product
(freight prepaid) to our service center. To avoid transport damages
please send the product in the original packaging. In return you will
receive your repaired item, a new product or a refund at the service
center’s discretion.
This Ultrasonic Humidifier was tested and meets our stringent quality
standards. This product is warranted to be free from manufacturing
defects in original materials, including original parts, and workmanship
for 1 year with proof of purchase.
Please print clearly and fill in your details below. Send it together with
the product and purchase receipt. Please read the Limited Warranty
conditions mentioned in this instruction manual.
Customer Name
Street
City
State
ZIP Code
Model #/Style
Purchase Date
Description of Defect :
Service Center Address
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0992 (Business Hours Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00 pm CT)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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WARRANTY CARD
PLEASE DETACH THIS SECTION AND RETURN IT WITH YOUR PRODUCT
Ultrasonic Humidifier
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ORDER FORM
FOR REPLACEMENT CRANE ADORABLE HUMIDIFIER WATER TANK
Price per Water Tank (includes shipping and handling $18.00)
Please send a MONEY ORDER only (no cash or personal checks),
Please use Street address only (we cannot ship to PO Boxes)
payable to Wachsmuth & Krogmann Inc. to the following address:
Crane Inc,
1800 Nicholas Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Kindly fill in your information below and send together with your
Money Order. To avoid delay please print clearly.
Name
Street
City
State
ZIP
Phone #
Date
Model #/Style
Quantity of Parts
Water Tank @
Total amount
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