Holmes HM3608 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
PROBABLE CAUSE
TROUBLE
SOLUTION
Unit does not turn on
Mist output minimal to none
Not plugged in
Filter has not absorbed water
Plug in unit
Wait 30 minutes for filter to absorb water
Filter turns brown
Your filter needs to be washed
Wash your filter (HWF75P / Part Number
7400001000489). Follow Filter Washing
Procedure located in manual
Use Cleanse Clean® solution (S1710),
to order call 1-800-546-5637, or visit
www.holmesproducts.com
Allow the humidifier to run
continuously for 60 minutes for the
FilterCleanTM Indicator to reflect the
filter condition
Continue to operate humidifier to raise
the room humidity
Stop operating the humidifier if the
humidity level is too high
In areas with particular hard water
your filter will need to be cleaned
frequently
FilterCleanTM is not working
Takes 60 minutes to register
Humidifier continuously displays 21%
Humidity at the humidifier is at or
below 21%
Humidity at the humidifier is at or
above 90%
Humidifier continuously displays 90%
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS
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:
1. Air exchange in the room where the humidifier is placed.
2. Room construction where the humidifier is placed.
3. Temperature of the room where the humidifier is placed.
4. Humidity levels in the room where the humidifier is placed.
5. 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.
How do I remove film on water tank?
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE / STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
Owner’s Guide
HM3608
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
To Remove Scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-4 (refer to DAILY MAINTENCE).
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 the all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Remove base scale by wiping the base with a cloth dampened
with undiluted white vinegar.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove the cleaning solution before disinfecting the tank.
To Disinfect Humidifier Base and Tank:
1. Fill humidifier base with 1/2 gallon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach.
2. Fill each tank 1/2 full with water and 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach.
3. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
4. Carefully empty the base and tank after 20 minutes, and rinse with water until you cannot detect any bleach
smell. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
5. Refill the water tank as directed with cool tap water, replace the humidifier housing, and turn the unit on.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
If your humidifier will not be in use for two days or more, or at the end of the season follow these instructions.
1. Clean and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the “Weekly Maintenance” instructions.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store with water inside the base or water tank.
3. Remove the tank cap. Do not store with the tank cap in place.
4. Follow Filter Washing Procedure before storage. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before being stored.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
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 two years from
the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. JCS, at its option, will repair
or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period.
Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available,
replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT
attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable.
Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. JCS dealers, service
centers, or retail stores selling JCS products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and
conditions of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or
misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly,
repair or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty does not
cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
HOT-LINE: If, after reading this owner’s guide you have
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any questions or comments, please call 1-800-546-5637 and a
Customer Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
TM
FILTER#: HWF75P
FILTER TYPE: PERMANENT WICK
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or
statutory warranty or condition.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty.
JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise.
JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use
the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of
contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province,
state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
See Daily Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is recommended.
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.
WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
© 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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HM360808EM1
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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
with Permanent Filter
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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.
21. Never place housing under water flow or immerse in
liquids.
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.
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
22. Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock
could result.
23. Do not pour water in any openings other than the
water tank.
24. To prevent damage to surfaces, do not place humidifier
under overhanging surfaces.
25. NEVER operate unit without water in the tank.
26. Do not move unit after it has been used until unit
cools completely.
27. Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
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%.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched to OFF and the
unit is disconnected from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat
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 moisture
or water. Place on a moisture-resistant surface.
3. Humidifier can be used with or without wheels.
Locate the four wheels in the box. Turn base of
Consumer Safety Information
humidifier over to reveal underside. Locate the two
NOTE: This is an electrical appliance and requires
stationary wheels and push the wheel posts into one
attention when in use.
end of the base (Fig. 1). Locate the two swivel
wheels and push the wheel posts into the opposite
NOTE: If moisture forms on the walls or windows of the
end of the base (Fig. 1).
room, turn off the humidifier. The room already has plenty
of humidity and additional moisture may cause damage.
Fig. 1
WHEEL INSTALLATION
NOTE: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
A
A. STATIONARY WHEELS
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
B. SWIVEL WHEELS
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to
reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping
C. UNDER–SIDE OF
B
over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary an
HUMIDIFIER BASE
C
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 FILLING THE WATER TANK
arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over 1. Remove the tank from the base of the humidifier
the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
and bring to the faucet. Turn the tank upside down
children or accidentally tripped over.
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
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
cause leaking. Replace the cap on each tank
Your Holmes® Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through
FIRMLY.
the rear air intake grill area. This air is then passed
2. When full, carry each tank to the humidifier and
through a moisture–laden wick filter, which retains the
place onto the base (use both hands when carrying
minerals and deposits in the water. The resulting moist
each tank). Each tank holds 1.6 gallons of water, and
air is directed back into the room from the top air grill.
the base holds 1/2 gallons of water.
NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool,
3. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
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NOTE: The AccuSet PlusTM Humidifier has memory. This
means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced the last setting the humidifier was set at.
AccuSet PlusTM Digital Humidistat. You can set the humidifier
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more days,
to run continuously in manual mode or set the
make sure any residual water is drained from the water tank,
AccuSet PlusTM Digital Humidistat to your desired humidity
base and wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
setting. The Accuset PlusTM Digital Humidistat will
automatically turn the humidifier ON or OFF, depending on
the preset comfort level. The comfort level ranges between 16 HOUR AUTO ON/OFF TIMER
35% and 65% relative humidity.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
MANUAL MODE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Plug the humidifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
2. The display will show the current room humidity.
NOTE: The display range is 21% - 90%. If your room
humidity level falls below 21%, the unit will display 21. If
your room humidity level rises above 90%, the unit will
display 90.
3. To start the unit, push the MODE ( ) button twice
within 3 seconds for the HIGH (3) manual setting.
4. Press the button again for the MEDIUM (2) manual
setting and again for LOW (1). After the selection is
made, the display will return to show the current room
humidity.
5. To stop the unit, press and hold the button for two
seconds, or keep pressing the button until the display
reads OFF (OF).
AccuSet PlusTM HUMIDISTAT INSTRUCTIONS
To take advantage of the AccuSet PlusTM Digital
Humidistat, press the MODE ( ) button until the speed
is set in either the AUTO HIGH (A3), AUTO MEDIUM (A2)
or AUTO LOW (A1) setting. Then adjust the set humidity
by using the up and down buttons. Humidity will increase
in increments of 5%. When the humidity level is set, the
display will return to show the current room humidity.
When the room 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: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully
absorb water and for the unit to produce moisture.
The Auto On/Off timer will allow the user two options, to
set a time to turn the unit off or to set a time to turn the
unit on.
Auto Off Timer
While the unit is running, the off timer can be activated by
holding down the up and down buttons simultaneously for
2 seconds, the screen will flash 00 and the up and down
arrows can be pushed to adjust the timer up to 16 hours in
increments of one, once 16 hours is reached, the next push
of the timer button will cycle back to 00 hours. The Timer
Light will illuminate to indicate that the Timer is activated.
The unit will then shut off after the timer expires (in its
current setting). While the unit is running, the timer should
stay on even if other modes are being changed. The timer
should only be deactivated if the unit is turned off.
Auto On Timer
While the unit is off, the up and down buttons are pressed
simultaneously for 2 seconds and the display will flash 00
the up button may then be pushed again to increase the
hours to turn on (in its last setting) from 1-16 in
increments of 1 hour. The unit will then come on after the
timer expires, if the unit is then turned on, the timer will
be deactivated. The Timer Light will illuminate to indicate
that the Timer is activated. Once 16 hours is reached, the
next push of the timer button will cycle back to 00 hours .
EXTENDED RUN TIME SETTING
By setting your humidifier to a specific humidity level,
you are actually also extending the run time. Since the
unit will turn on and off to maintain the set humidity
level, less water will be used on manual setting.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
REMOVING PERMANENT FILTER FOR
CLEANING
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 clean your filter.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filter in your
humidifier by checking the FilterCleanTM. The FilterCleanTM
Indicator will only read the filter condition when the
humidifier is in operation.
Fig. 2
NOTE: It may take up to
60 minutes of operation for
the FilterCleanTM Indicator to
reflect the filter condition
(see Fig. 2 for closeup of
indicator). A brand new
filter will register in the
section reading Good filter.
After frequent use of your
humidifier, the FilterCleanTM will let you know when the
filter needs to be cleaned .
When the needle is in the Wash Filter 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
wash your filter. It is important to wash your filter as
indicated below to obtain stated performance level.
PERMANENT FILTER WASHING PROCEDURE
1. The water tray should be cleaned when you clean the
filter. The water tray is a convenient way to carry the
filter to prevent dripping.
2. Mix 1 gallon warm tap water with 1 teaspoon
concentrated antibacterial liquid dish washing soap.
3. Fully submerge filter in soap solution for 15-20 minutes.
4. Dunk filter in soap solution several times then gently
press to release the soapy water. Be sure not to wring,
pull or scrub filter as this will degrade the filter.
5. Run under cool tap water until there is no soap
remaining. Some discoloration may still be visible, this is
normal and does not affect performance.
6. Gently shake or press the filter to remove excess water.
7. The filter can be put directly into the humidifier while still
damp if it is to be used right away, or allow filter to dry
completely if humidifier is to be stored.
Should your filter become damaged or lost, please call the
customer service number listed in the manual for a
replacement part: HWF75P (P.N. 7400001000489).
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry,
heated indoor air. To benefit most from the humidifier
and avoid product misuse, follow all instructions carefully.
Please note that this is an electrical appliance and
requires attention when in use.
In addition, if you do not follow the recommended care
and maintenance guidelines, micro-organisms may be
able to grow in the water within the water tank. You
must routinely follow the cleaning procedures that follow
in order to ensure proper, efficient operation of your
humidifier. Proper maintenance and cleaning is essential
to the continued performance of your unit and the
avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Be sure the unit is OFF and is disconnected from the
electrical outlet.
2. Remove the housing and the tank from the
humidifier and place in sink or tub.
3. Carry the base of the unit to the sink, remove the
wick, place in sink, drain any remaining water and
rinse thoroughly to remove any sediment or dirt.
Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Drain the water from the tank into the sink and rinse
tank thoroughly. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean
cloth or paper towel.
5. Put filter back in, replace the housing, then refill
tank with cool tap water as instructed earlier in the
Filling Instructions. Do not overfill.
6. Follow Operating Instructions.
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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