Holmes HM1761 User's Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not turn on
Not plugged in
Plug in unit
Mist output minimal to none
Filter has not absorbed water
Wait 30 minutes for filter to absorb water
Filter turns brown
The filter has absorbed minerals
FilterCheck® is not working
Takes 60 minutes to register
Replace your filter (HWF62) by visiting
your local retailer or by calling
Consumer Service at 1-800-546-5637
Allow the humidifier to run continuously
for 60 minutes, FilterCheck® indicator
will move from the OFF position and
indicate your filter condition
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
ANSWER
What are the variables that
affect run time?
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:
To order the replacement accessories you can do any of the following:
• Visit your local retailer
• Go to www.holmesproducts.com
• Call consumer service at 1-800-546-5637
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 three 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.
How can I extend the run
time?
1. Run your unit on the lowest setting.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Customer Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
FILTER# : HWF62
FILTER TYPE : WICK
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.
Air exchange in the room where the humidifier is placed.
Room construction 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.
6. Home furnishings in the room where the humidifier is placed.
See Daily Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is recommended.
HOT-LINE: If, after reading this owner’s guide you have
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How do I remove film on
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HM1761
3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS
Owner’s Guide
WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
How to Obtain Warranty Service
© 2008 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Florida 33431.
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HM176108EM1
Printed in China
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call
1-800-546-5637 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
1-800-546-5637 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 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 B 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.
Cool Mist
Humidifier
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P L E A S E R E A D A N D S AV E T H E S E
I M P O R TA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S
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 inches (10 cm)
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.
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. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outlet.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MODIFY THIS PLUG OR DEFEAT THIS
SAFETY FEATURE IN ANY WAY.
I M P O R TA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
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 , wait until
unit cools completely.
27. Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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 (refer to the rating
artwork placed on 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.
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
REPLACING INSTRUCTIONS
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Your Holmes® 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%.
1. Remove the tank and the main housing.
2. Make sure the wick is in place.
3. Bring the tank to the sink, turn upside down and twist
off the tank cap by turning counter clockwise. Fill tank
with cool, fresh tap water. DO NOT fill with warm
water as this may cause leaking. Replace the cap on
tank FIRMLY. The tank will hold 1 gallon of water.
4. Replace the top housing and tank. The tank will
immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the humidifier into a 120V electrical outlet.
6. To turn the unit on, switch the knob to either the High (II)
or Low (I) setting. High will produce the maximum
moisture and Low will produce the longest run time
and quieter performance.
7. To turn the unit off, switch the knob to Off (O).
Extended Run Time Setting:
Your humidifier is equipped with an extended run time
setting which increases the amount of time between tank
fillings. To take advantage of this setting, slide the switch
on the water tray all the way to right. For max output,
slide the switch back to the left.
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 inches (10 cm) 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.
Figure 1
E
C
F
A
D
G
B
A Humidifier
tank
B Humidifier
Housing
C Control Knob
D Humidifier
Base
E Tank Handle
F FilterCheck®
G. Extended Run
Switch
REPLACING THE FILTERS
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment
become trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water,
the greater the amount of minerals in the water, and the
more often you will need to change your filter.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filter in your
humidifier by checking the FilterCheck® Indicator. When
the unit is off, the FilterCheck® Indicator will read in the
OFF position.
NOTE: After 60 minutes of use, FilterCheck® Indicator
will move from the OFF position and indicate your filter
condition.
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
A brand new filter will
Figure 2
register in the section
reading GOOD filter. After
frequent use of your
humidifier, the FilterCheck®
Indicator will let you know
when the filters need to be
changed, see Figure 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 filter. It is
important to change your filter as indicated to obtain
stated performance level.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
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 tray.
3. Remove the wick and discard.
4. Follow the weekly cleaning instructions.
5. Insert new filter.
6. Repeat Operating Instructions
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can purchase replacement filters (model HWF62) at
your local retailer or by calling Consumer Service at
1-800-546-5637. It is recommended that a replacement
filter is purchased for uninterrupted use.
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. The
base is dishwasher safe (TOP RACK ONLY) for easy
cleaning.
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.
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.
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
Cleanse Clean® solution (Model S1710) by the
manufacturer. Leave this solution in the base for 20
minutes, while cleaning all the 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.
To Disinfect Humidifier Base and Tank:
1. Fill humidifier tank 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 tank 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 tank and refill the water tank as
directed in Operating Instructions, and turn the unit on.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
When not using your humidifier for an extended period
of time:
1. Dispose of the filters. DO NOT leave in unit.
2. Clean, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as
directed in weekly maintenance. DO NOT leave any water
in the unit when storing. Leaving water in the unit may
render the unit inoperable for the following season.
3. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store in a
cool, dry place.
4. Order your replacement filter for next year’s use.
If you have any questions regarding your product or
would like to learn more about other Holmes®
products, please contact our Consumer Service
Department at 1-800-546-5637 or visit our website at
www.holmesproducts.com.
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