Holmes HM1850 User's Manual

TROUBLESHOOTING
Mist output minimal to none.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
SOLUTION
Water spilled in humidistat.
Drain water from base and allow unit to dry
for 15 minutes.
Circuit breaker has been tripped.
Check circuit breaker.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Mineral buildup in tray.
See Weekly Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance Instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
Humidistat is set too low.
Raise the level of humidity by adjusting the
humidistat (see Operating Instructions).
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
The filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Short filter life.
In areas with hard water the filter will need
to be changed more frequently.
Film on water tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build up.
See Daily Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
To order Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water in tanks appears cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water tank filled with warm water.
Use cool water to fill the water tank – and only use
Holmes® care products recommended in this manual.
Unit cycles on/off.
Humidifier is reacting to room.
Set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to a higher or
lower desired setting.
Very tight tank cap.
Tank cap over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF65 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES
to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
Cool Mist
Humidifier
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
SIX (6) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel, proves
to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply to
installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 6 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material
or workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first seventy two months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective
in material or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $8.00 for handling and return
packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days afterthe date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) Your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) A dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) Your $8.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $8.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification
of, or subtraction from, the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 120 V AC electrical outlet.
3. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard,
NEVER put the cord under rugs, near heat registers, radiator,
stoves, or heaters.
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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to heed
this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to pull 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 Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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 wallpaper.
14. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED AC
(Alternating Current)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.
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 properly. Refer to the Cleaning and Maintenance
instructions section in this manual.
17. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of
the humidifier. use only Holmes® care products recommended
in this manual.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where the humidity level
exceeds 50%; excessive moisture could cause damage. If
the ubit does not feature a hygrometer (a device used to
measure the humidity level), one may be purchased by
calling 1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
19. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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
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.
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.
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.
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
FEATURES - OPERATION
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%.
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced 1 Touch™
Electronic Humidistat. You can set the humidifier to run continuously
in manual mode or set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to your
desired temperature setting. The 1 Touch™ 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.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF and
disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat surface, about 4"
away from the wall. Do not place your humidifier on furniture;
a floor location that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
3. Remove the water tank by holding the tank handle and lifting
straight upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 2.25 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 4 gallons of
moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle and
lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise and fill the water tank with cool,
fresh water.
Do not fill with warm water as this may cause leaking.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base. The
tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
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. (See figure 2.)
3. Press the button again for the LOW manual setting. (See figure 2.)
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.
1 Touch™ Humidistat Instructions
To take advantage of the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat, press the
MODE/OFF 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 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat is set, either the
HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain
lit during operation. (See figure 2.)
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and for the unit to produce moisture.
NOTE: The 1 Touch™ 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.
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.
Figure 2
A
B
C
H
D
E
Figure 1
A. CIRCULAR FILTER
SUPPORTS
B. CIRCULAR
EXTENDED LIFE
FILTER
C. HUMIDIFIER
A
BASE
F
G
B
C
A. WATER TANK
B. CARRY HANDLE
C. FILTER CHECK™
INDICATOR
F.
D. HUMIDIFIER
HOUSING
G.
E. 1 TOUCH™
H.
HUMIDISTAT
HM1850 Exploded View 5/01
FILTER SUPPORT
HUMIDIFIER BASE
1 TOUCH™
CONTROL PANEL
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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 Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes
of use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to figure 3 for close-up of
indicator) will move from the OFF
position and indicate your filter
Figure 3
condition. A brand new filter will
register in the blue section reading
GOOD filter. After frequent use of
your humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (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
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important
to change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button (MODE/OFF) for 2 seconds to turn
the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
(See figures 1 and 2.)
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can purchase replacement filters (Model HWF65) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES or by visiting www.holmesproducts.com. Please
refer to the Replacement Accessories section at the end of this
manual for the appropriate filter and solutions for this humidifier.
It is recommended that a replacement filter is purchased for
uninterrupted use.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance
guidelines are not followed, micro-organisms may be
able to grow in the water within the humidifier.
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Before cleaning, push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds
to turn the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
place in sink, then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly
to remove any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean
soft cloth or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or
abrasive cleaners.)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz
cup of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all interior
surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect Tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach
and 1/2 gallon of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing
every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool water; replace the housing
and the water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 120 V AC electrical outlet.
3. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard,
NEVER put the cord under rugs, near heat registers, radiator,
stoves, or heaters.
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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to heed
this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to pull 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 Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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 wallpaper.
14. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED AC
(Alternating Current)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.
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 properly. Refer to the Cleaning and Maintenance
instructions section in this manual.
17. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of
the humidifier. use only Holmes® care products recommended
in this manual.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where the humidity level
exceeds 50%; excessive moisture could cause damage. If
the ubit does not feature a hygrometer (a device used to
measure the humidity level), one may be purchased by
calling 1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
19. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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
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.
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.
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.
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
FEATURES - OPERATION
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%.
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced 1 Touch™
Electronic Humidistat. You can set the humidifier to run continuously
in manual mode or set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to your
desired temperature setting. The 1 Touch™ 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.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF and
disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat surface, about 4"
away from the wall. Do not place your humidifier on furniture;
a floor location that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
3. Remove the water tank by holding the tank handle and lifting
straight upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 2.25 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 4 gallons of
moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle and
lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise and fill the water tank with cool,
fresh water.
Do not fill with warm water as this may cause leaking.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base. The
tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
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. (See figure 2.)
3. Press the button again for the LOW manual setting. (See figure 2.)
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.
1 Touch™ Humidistat Instructions
To take advantage of the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat, press the
MODE/OFF 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 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat is set, either the
HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain
lit during operation. (See figure 2.)
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and for the unit to produce moisture.
NOTE: The 1 Touch™ 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.
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.
Figure 2
A
B
C
H
D
E
Figure 1
A. CIRCULAR FILTER
SUPPORTS
B. CIRCULAR
EXTENDED LIFE
FILTER
C. HUMIDIFIER
A
BASE
F
G
B
C
A. WATER TANK
B. CARRY HANDLE
C. FILTER CHECK™
INDICATOR
F.
D. HUMIDIFIER
HOUSING
G.
E. 1 TOUCH™
H.
HUMIDISTAT
HM1850 Exploded View 5/01
FILTER SUPPORT
HUMIDIFIER BASE
1 TOUCH™
CONTROL PANEL
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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 Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes
of use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to figure 3 for close-up of
indicator) will move from the OFF
position and indicate your filter
Figure 3
condition. A brand new filter will
register in the blue section reading
GOOD filter. After frequent use of
your humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (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
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important
to change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button (MODE/OFF) for 2 seconds to turn
the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
(See figures 1 and 2.)
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can purchase replacement filters (Model HWF65) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES or by visiting www.holmesproducts.com. Please
refer to the Replacement Accessories section at the end of this
manual for the appropriate filter and solutions for this humidifier.
It is recommended that a replacement filter is purchased for
uninterrupted use.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance
guidelines are not followed, micro-organisms may be
able to grow in the water within the humidifier.
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Before cleaning, push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds
to turn the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
place in sink, then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly
to remove any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean
soft cloth or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or
abrasive cleaners.)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz
cup of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all interior
surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect Tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach
and 1/2 gallon of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing
every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool water; replace the housing
and the water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 120 V AC electrical outlet.
3. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard,
NEVER put the cord under rugs, near heat registers, radiator,
stoves, or heaters.
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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to heed
this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to pull 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 Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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 wallpaper.
14. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED AC
(Alternating Current)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.
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 properly. Refer to the Cleaning and Maintenance
instructions section in this manual.
17. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of
the humidifier. use only Holmes® care products recommended
in this manual.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where the humidity level
exceeds 50%; excessive moisture could cause damage. If
the ubit does not feature a hygrometer (a device used to
measure the humidity level), one may be purchased by
calling 1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
19. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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
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.
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.
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.
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
FEATURES - OPERATION
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%.
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced 1 Touch™
Electronic Humidistat. You can set the humidifier to run continuously
in manual mode or set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to your
desired temperature setting. The 1 Touch™ 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.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF and
disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat surface, about 4"
away from the wall. Do not place your humidifier on furniture;
a floor location that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
3. Remove the water tank by holding the tank handle and lifting
straight upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 2.25 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 4 gallons of
moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle and
lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise and fill the water tank with cool,
fresh water.
Do not fill with warm water as this may cause leaking.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base. The
tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
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. (See figure 2.)
3. Press the button again for the LOW manual setting. (See figure 2.)
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.
1 Touch™ Humidistat Instructions
To take advantage of the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat, press the
MODE/OFF 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 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat is set, either the
HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain
lit during operation. (See figure 2.)
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and for the unit to produce moisture.
NOTE: The 1 Touch™ 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.
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.
Figure 2
A
B
C
H
D
E
Figure 1
A. CIRCULAR FILTER
SUPPORTS
B. CIRCULAR
EXTENDED LIFE
FILTER
C. HUMIDIFIER
A
BASE
F
G
B
C
A. WATER TANK
B. CARRY HANDLE
C. FILTER CHECK™
INDICATOR
F.
D. HUMIDIFIER
HOUSING
G.
E. 1 TOUCH™
H.
HUMIDISTAT
HM1850 Exploded View 5/01
FILTER SUPPORT
HUMIDIFIER BASE
1 TOUCH™
CONTROL PANEL
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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 Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes
of use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to figure 3 for close-up of
indicator) will move from the OFF
position and indicate your filter
Figure 3
condition. A brand new filter will
register in the blue section reading
GOOD filter. After frequent use of
your humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (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
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important
to change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch™ button (MODE/OFF) for 2 seconds to turn
the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
(See figures 1 and 2.)
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can purchase replacement filters (Model HWF65) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES or by visiting www.holmesproducts.com. Please
refer to the Replacement Accessories section at the end of this
manual for the appropriate filter and solutions for this humidifier.
It is recommended that a replacement filter is purchased for
uninterrupted use.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance
guidelines are not followed, micro-organisms may be
able to grow in the water within the humidifier.
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Before cleaning, push the 1 Touch™ button for 2 seconds
to turn the unit OFF and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
place in sink, then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly
to remove any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean
soft cloth or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or
abrasive cleaners.)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz
cup of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all interior
surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect Tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach
and 1/2 gallon of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing
every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool water; replace the housing
and the water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Mist output minimal to none.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
SOLUTION
Water spilled in humidistat.
Drain water from base and allow unit to dry
for 15 minutes.
Circuit breaker has been tripped.
Check circuit breaker.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Mineral buildup in tray.
See Weekly Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance Instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
Humidistat is set too low.
Raise the level of humidity by adjusting the
humidistat (see Operating Instructions).
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
The filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Short filter life.
In areas with hard water the filter will need
to be changed more frequently.
Film on water tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build up.
See Daily Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
To order Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water in tanks appears cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water tank filled with warm water.
Use cool water to fill the water tank – and only use
Holmes® care products recommended in this manual.
Unit cycles on/off.
Humidifier is reacting to room.
Set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to a higher or
lower desired setting.
Very tight tank cap.
Tank cap over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF65 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES
to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
Cool Mist
Humidifier
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
SIX (6) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel, proves
to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply to
installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 6 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material
or workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first seventy two months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective
in material or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $8.00 for handling and return
packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days afterthe date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) Your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) A dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) Your $8.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $8.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification
of, or subtraction from, the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Mist output minimal to none.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
SOLUTION
Water spilled in humidistat.
Drain water from base and allow unit to dry
for 15 minutes.
Circuit breaker has been tripped.
Check circuit breaker.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Mineral buildup in tray.
See Weekly Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance Instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
Humidistat is set too low.
Raise the level of humidity by adjusting the
humidistat (see Operating Instructions).
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
The filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Short filter life.
In areas with hard water the filter will need
to be changed more frequently.
Film on water tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build up.
See Daily Maintenance under Cleaning and
Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is
recommended to keep the unit functioning properly.
To order Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water in tanks appears cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Water tank filled with warm water.
Use cool water to fill the water tank – and only use
Holmes® care products recommended in this manual.
Unit cycles on/off.
Humidifier is reacting to room.
Set the 1 Touch™ Electronic Humidistat to a higher or
lower desired setting.
Very tight tank cap.
Tank cap over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF65 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES
to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
Cool Mist
Humidifier
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
SIX (6) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel, proves
to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply to
installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 6 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material
or workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first seventy two months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective
in material or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $8.00 for handling and return
packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days afterthe date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) Your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) A dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) Your $8.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $8.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification
of, or subtraction from, the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
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