Holmes HM5600 User's Manual

TROUBLESHOOTING - STORAGE
FILTER ACCESSORIES
SOLUTION
Power light not illuminated.
Unit not plugged in.
Power failure.
Plug in unit.
Check circuit breaker or outlet.
"Refill/Reset" light illuminated.
Water tank empty.
Unit not reset after refill.
Scale buildup in tray.
Scale buildup in heating element.
Refill tank.
Switch the knob to the "OFF" position, follow
manual for Reset Instructions.
Remove tray and flush out residue.
Remove scale from heating element.
Mist output minimal to none.
Scale buildup in tray or heating element.
Remove scale from tray and heating element.
Water leaks from tank.
Tank rubber ring is missing or
improperly placed.
Cap not tight enough.
Tank water hot
Remove tank cap and replace or reposition ring.
Crack from tank.
Tighten the cap.
Tank may be damaged call 1-800-5-HOLMES
Hot water will cause tank to pressurize.
Tanks are delicate, and will crack
if dropped.
Fill tank with cool water.
Handle tank with care.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
Cloudy Water.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
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, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as directed in the
weekly maintenance section. DO NOT leave any water inside the
base or tray.
2. Wait for the heating element to cool completely, and then clean
the heating element with a damp soft cloth.
3. Remove the tank cap. Do not store with the tank
cap in place.
4. Remove and throw away the water purification filter.
5. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store
in a cool, dry place.
6. Always clean the humidifier before the next season begins.
7. Order a replacement filter to start the next season.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORY
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES or send order to address listed
on next page.
Filters
Replacement Water Purification: WMF50 . . . . . . . . . .$9.99
Hygrometers
1. Digital: HHG175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
2. Analog: HHG150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. f 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
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 769,
Milford, MA 01757-0769
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)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
Film on tank.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning Products
1. Cleanse Clean: S1710 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(Plus shipping and handling)
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 3 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 thirty-six 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 $7.00 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 after the 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 $7.00 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: $7.00
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.
6/19/00 last update
HM560000UM-1
Printed in CHINA
Warm Mist
Humidifier
HM5600
Owner’s Guide
PROBABLE CAUSE
FILTER# WMF50
FILTER TYPE: WATER PURIFICATION
TROUBLE
WARRANTY INFORMATION
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
FEATURES - OPERATION
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 by the
plug and not the cord.
7. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
DO NOT place hands, face, or body directly over
or near Moisture Outlet while unit is in operation.
DO NOT cover Moisture Outlet or place anything
over it while the unit is operating.
8. 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.
9. 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 Holmes may cause hazards.
10. DO NOT use outdoors.
11. 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.
12. DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face
the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly
to wallpaper.
13. 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.
14. 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. DO NOT attempt to
remove the water tank within 15 minutes after the
humidifier is turned off and unplugged. Serious injury
may result.
15. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance
to operate appropriately. Refer to daily and weekly
cleaning procedures.
16. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture
polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean
any part of the humidifier.
17. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation
on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the
humidifier OFF.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use the included hygrometer or purchase one
at your local hardware store or through Holmes, to measure
the humidity.
19. 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.
20. Never place housing under water flow, or immerse in liquids.
21. DO NOT plug in with wet hands: electric shock could result.
22. DO NOT pour water in any openings other than the water tank.
23. Allow unit to cool before refilling water tank or maintenance
as the heater bulb is hot.
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.
Note: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the
hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord. If
a longer cord is necessary an approved extension cord may be used.
The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or
greater than the rating of the humidifier. Care must be taken
to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or
accidentally tripped over.
HOW WARM MIST WORKS
Your Holmes Warm Mist humidifier is designed to allow the proper
amount of water to flow out of the tank. Air is drawn in through
the grill openings located in the back of the unit and mixed with
steam in the misting chamber. The warm mist is then dispersed
out of the top of the misting chamber through the outlet grill
and into the room. 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 disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
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 flat, smooth, surface that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
FILLING THE TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1.8 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 3 gallons
of moisture over a 24-hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
2. Remove the water tank (see Figure 1), by holding the tank
handle and lifting straight upward.
NOTE: Ensure safety lock is rotated completely clockwise.
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise 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
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:
When using the Water Purification Filter in the humidifier for the first
time, wait 15 minutes for the water to pass through the filter before
switching on the humidifier.
1. Turn the Power Knob to the HIGH position. The power light
will be ON and the Reset Light will be OFF. It is normal for
the humidifier to take about 2-3 minutes to warm up and
begin to mist.
2. After the unit begins misting, set the humidifier
to the desired power setting (HIGH or LOW).
3. The Medicine Cup is located on the top of the mist chamber.
To use, pour designated humidifier medication into the cup.
DO NOT add medication to the water tank. DO NOT add
medication to the medicine cup when the unit is already
operating.
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE FILTER
RESET PROCEDURE
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the water in the Heating
Chamber is almost empty, the Automatic Shut Off will activate.
The RESET Light will illuminate and the unit will not operate
again until you refill the water tank and reset the humidifier.
1. Turn the power knob to OFF.
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to follow the
Daily Maintenance Instructions. Replace the tank onto the base.
4. Wait 5 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After the 5 minutes, plug in the unit and turn the Power Knob,
to HIGH. The RESET light should now be off (if not repeat steps
1 through 5). In about 2-3 minutes, the humidifier will begin
to produce moisture.
If the RESET light is still on at this point, and the unit does not begin
to produce moisture within a few minutes, then repeat Steps 1-5.
IMPORTANT: 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 and base to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
The Humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity
level you wish for your room to maintain. The Humidistat setting
is designed to operate between 25% and 65% relative humidity
range. The recommended setting is 40-50%. Turn the knob
clockwise as far as it will turn to achieve the highest humidistat
setting. In this setting, the humidifier will run constantly.
To lower your desired humidity level, simply turn the knob
counterclockwise to choose your setting. When the humidity
in the room is less than the level you have set, the humidifier
will continue to produce moisture. Once the set humidity level
has been achieved, the fan will turn off. When the room humidity
drops below your set level, the unit will automatically begin
producing moisture again. Depending on the size of your room
and your personal comfort, you will set your humidistat at different
levels. If condensation forms on your windows or walls, or your
measured room humidity reads above 50% by use of a hygrometer,
turn off your humidifier, or lower your Humidistat level.
Figure 1
B
A
J
C
K
Power
Reset Off
Reset
Low
High
F
E
D
G
H
I
A. Humidifier Tank
B. Carry Handle
C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity Control
E. Humidifier Base
F. Humidistat
G. Water Purification Filter
H. Removable Tray
I. Safety Lock
J. Medicine Cup
K. Tank Cap
WARM MIST CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
The following maintenance procedures must be routinely
followed in order to ensure proper, efficient operation
of your humidifier. The unit WILL FAIL if it is not cleaned
properly.
When the unit is in use, daily and weekly maintenance is
recommended. Regular weekly cleaning prevents scale buildup
on the heating element and tray. It also prevents micro-organisms
from growing on the tray and tank. This ensures that maximum
efficiency will be achieved.
We cannot over-emphasize how essential proper cleaning
is to the maintenance and continued use of your unit and
to the avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up.
Daily Maintenance
Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, set the control to OFF position and unplug
the unit from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water tank then unlock the misting chamber by
rotating the safety lock towards the front of the unit. Lift mist
chamber from the unit’s base. Now lift the tray from the base.
3. Empty water and minerals from the tray and place in the top
rack of the dishwasher. This will remove any sediment and dirt
that has accumulated in the tray.
NOTE: It is imperative that the tray is cleaned properly.
The tray is dishwasher safe (top rack ONLY) for easy cleaning.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth
after it has had a chance to cool.
5. Replace misting chamber and engage safety lock.
The Electronic Thermal Control Heating element is lined with
a Teflon® coating that is designed to provide the easiest cleaning
and prolong the operating efficiency of the humidifier. DO NOT
use any metal or hard objects to clean the Heating Element. Never
use detergents, gasoline, kerosene, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner or other household solvents to clean any part of the
humidifier.
Figure 2
A
B
A. Removable Tray
B. Water Purification Filter
C. Humidifier Base
C
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar. Let solution stand 20 minutes,
cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Dampen
a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out entire
tray to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth after
it has had a chance to cool.
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
water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
REPLACING THE WARM MIST
WATER PURIFICATION FILTER
The water purification filter is used to trap minerals in your water
and provide a clean moisture output. The filter life is determined
by the average daily use of your humidifier and the water hardness
in your area. Areas with hard water will require more frequent
replacement of the filter. It is strongly recommended that the filter
be replaced at least every 2-3 months (depending on use) or when
the heating element is starting to gather minerals on it.
Hands should be cleaned immediately after removal
of filter. Keep away from eye’s and mouth.
To Replace the Filter: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Switch the humidifier OFF and unplug. Remove the tank, drain
any water from the base, lift out the used filter, and throw it away.
2. Remove the protective bag from the new filter and install the filter
into the base (see Figure 2). Replace the tank, and plug the cord
into the electric outlet. When installing the filter for the first time,
wait 15 minutes for the water to flow through the filter before
switching the unit ON.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model WMF50 replacement filter.
FEATURES - OPERATION
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 by the
plug and not the cord.
7. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
DO NOT place hands, face, or body directly over
or near Moisture Outlet while unit is in operation.
DO NOT cover Moisture Outlet or place anything
over it while the unit is operating.
8. 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.
9. 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 Holmes may cause hazards.
10. DO NOT use outdoors.
11. 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.
12. DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face
the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly
to wallpaper.
13. 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.
14. 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. DO NOT attempt to
remove the water tank within 15 minutes after the
humidifier is turned off and unplugged. Serious injury
may result.
15. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance
to operate appropriately. Refer to daily and weekly
cleaning procedures.
16. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture
polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean
any part of the humidifier.
17. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation
on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the
humidifier OFF.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use the included hygrometer or purchase one
at your local hardware store or through Holmes, to measure
the humidity.
19. 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.
20. Never place housing under water flow, or immerse in liquids.
21. DO NOT plug in with wet hands: electric shock could result.
22. DO NOT pour water in any openings other than the water tank.
23. Allow unit to cool before refilling water tank or maintenance
as the heater bulb is hot.
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.
Note: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the
hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord. If
a longer cord is necessary an approved extension cord may be used.
The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or
greater than the rating of the humidifier. Care must be taken
to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or
accidentally tripped over.
HOW WARM MIST WORKS
Your Holmes Warm Mist humidifier is designed to allow the proper
amount of water to flow out of the tank. Air is drawn in through
the grill openings located in the back of the unit and mixed with
steam in the misting chamber. The warm mist is then dispersed
out of the top of the misting chamber through the outlet grill
and into the room. 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 disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
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 flat, smooth, surface that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
FILLING THE TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1.8 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 3 gallons
of moisture over a 24-hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
2. Remove the water tank (see Figure 1), by holding the tank
handle and lifting straight upward.
NOTE: Ensure safety lock is rotated completely clockwise.
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise 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
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:
When using the Water Purification Filter in the humidifier for the first
time, wait 15 minutes for the water to pass through the filter before
switching on the humidifier.
1. Turn the Power Knob to the HIGH position. The power light
will be ON and the Reset Light will be OFF. It is normal for
the humidifier to take about 2-3 minutes to warm up and
begin to mist.
2. After the unit begins misting, set the humidifier
to the desired power setting (HIGH or LOW).
3. The Medicine Cup is located on the top of the mist chamber.
To use, pour designated humidifier medication into the cup.
DO NOT add medication to the water tank. DO NOT add
medication to the medicine cup when the unit is already
operating.
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE FILTER
RESET PROCEDURE
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the water in the Heating
Chamber is almost empty, the Automatic Shut Off will activate.
The RESET Light will illuminate and the unit will not operate
again until you refill the water tank and reset the humidifier.
1. Turn the power knob to OFF.
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to follow the
Daily Maintenance Instructions. Replace the tank onto the base.
4. Wait 5 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After the 5 minutes, plug in the unit and turn the Power Knob,
to HIGH. The RESET light should now be off (if not repeat steps
1 through 5). In about 2-3 minutes, the humidifier will begin
to produce moisture.
If the RESET light is still on at this point, and the unit does not begin
to produce moisture within a few minutes, then repeat Steps 1-5.
IMPORTANT: 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 and base to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
The Humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity
level you wish for your room to maintain. The Humidistat setting
is designed to operate between 25% and 65% relative humidity
range. The recommended setting is 40-50%. Turn the knob
clockwise as far as it will turn to achieve the highest humidistat
setting. In this setting, the humidifier will run constantly.
To lower your desired humidity level, simply turn the knob
counterclockwise to choose your setting. When the humidity
in the room is less than the level you have set, the humidifier
will continue to produce moisture. Once the set humidity level
has been achieved, the fan will turn off. When the room humidity
drops below your set level, the unit will automatically begin
producing moisture again. Depending on the size of your room
and your personal comfort, you will set your humidistat at different
levels. If condensation forms on your windows or walls, or your
measured room humidity reads above 50% by use of a hygrometer,
turn off your humidifier, or lower your Humidistat level.
Figure 1
B
A
J
C
K
Power
Reset Off
Reset
Low
High
F
E
D
G
H
I
A. Humidifier Tank
B. Carry Handle
C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity Control
E. Humidifier Base
F. Humidistat
G. Water Purification Filter
H. Removable Tray
I. Safety Lock
J. Medicine Cup
K. Tank Cap
WARM MIST CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
The following maintenance procedures must be routinely
followed in order to ensure proper, efficient operation
of your humidifier. The unit WILL FAIL if it is not cleaned
properly.
When the unit is in use, daily and weekly maintenance is
recommended. Regular weekly cleaning prevents scale buildup
on the heating element and tray. It also prevents micro-organisms
from growing on the tray and tank. This ensures that maximum
efficiency will be achieved.
We cannot over-emphasize how essential proper cleaning
is to the maintenance and continued use of your unit and
to the avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up.
Daily Maintenance
Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, set the control to OFF position and unplug
the unit from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water tank then unlock the misting chamber by
rotating the safety lock towards the front of the unit. Lift mist
chamber from the unit’s base. Now lift the tray from the base.
3. Empty water and minerals from the tray and place in the top
rack of the dishwasher. This will remove any sediment and dirt
that has accumulated in the tray.
NOTE: It is imperative that the tray is cleaned properly.
The tray is dishwasher safe (top rack ONLY) for easy cleaning.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth
after it has had a chance to cool.
5. Replace misting chamber and engage safety lock.
The Electronic Thermal Control Heating element is lined with
a Teflon® coating that is designed to provide the easiest cleaning
and prolong the operating efficiency of the humidifier. DO NOT
use any metal or hard objects to clean the Heating Element. Never
use detergents, gasoline, kerosene, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner or other household solvents to clean any part of the
humidifier.
Figure 2
A
B
A. Removable Tray
B. Water Purification Filter
C. Humidifier Base
C
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar. Let solution stand 20 minutes,
cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Dampen
a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out entire
tray to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth after
it has had a chance to cool.
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
water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
REPLACING THE WARM MIST
WATER PURIFICATION FILTER
The water purification filter is used to trap minerals in your water
and provide a clean moisture output. The filter life is determined
by the average daily use of your humidifier and the water hardness
in your area. Areas with hard water will require more frequent
replacement of the filter. It is strongly recommended that the filter
be replaced at least every 2-3 months (depending on use) or when
the heating element is starting to gather minerals on it.
Hands should be cleaned immediately after removal
of filter. Keep away from eye’s and mouth.
To Replace the Filter: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Switch the humidifier OFF and unplug. Remove the tank, drain
any water from the base, lift out the used filter, and throw it away.
2. Remove the protective bag from the new filter and install the filter
into the base (see Figure 2). Replace the tank, and plug the cord
into the electric outlet. When installing the filter for the first time,
wait 15 minutes for the water to flow through the filter before
switching the unit ON.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model WMF50 replacement filter.
FEATURES - OPERATION
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 by the
plug and not the cord.
7. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
DO NOT place hands, face, or body directly over
or near Moisture Outlet while unit is in operation.
DO NOT cover Moisture Outlet or place anything
over it while the unit is operating.
8. 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.
9. 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 Holmes may cause hazards.
10. DO NOT use outdoors.
11. 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.
12. DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face
the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly
to wallpaper.
13. 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.
14. 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. DO NOT attempt to
remove the water tank within 15 minutes after the
humidifier is turned off and unplugged. Serious injury
may result.
15. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance
to operate appropriately. Refer to daily and weekly
cleaning procedures.
16. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture
polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean
any part of the humidifier.
17. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation
on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the
humidifier OFF.
18. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in
excess of 50%. Use the included hygrometer or purchase one
at your local hardware store or through Holmes, to measure
the humidity.
19. 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.
20. Never place housing under water flow, or immerse in liquids.
21. DO NOT plug in with wet hands: electric shock could result.
22. DO NOT pour water in any openings other than the water tank.
23. Allow unit to cool before refilling water tank or maintenance
as the heater bulb is hot.
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.
Note: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the
hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord. If
a longer cord is necessary an approved extension cord may be used.
The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or
greater than the rating of the humidifier. Care must be taken
to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or
accidentally tripped over.
HOW WARM MIST WORKS
Your Holmes Warm Mist humidifier is designed to allow the proper
amount of water to flow out of the tank. Air is drawn in through
the grill openings located in the back of the unit and mixed with
steam in the misting chamber. The warm mist is then dispersed
out of the top of the misting chamber through the outlet grill
and into the room. 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 disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
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 flat, smooth, surface that will not be damaged by moisture is best.
FILLING THE TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1.8 gallons of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 3 gallons
of moisture over a 24-hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is disconnected from the electrical outlet
and the power knob is in the OFF position.
2. Remove the water tank (see Figure 1), by holding the tank
handle and lifting straight upward.
NOTE: Ensure safety lock is rotated completely clockwise.
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the tank by
turning counter clockwise 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
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:
When using the Water Purification Filter in the humidifier for the first
time, wait 15 minutes for the water to pass through the filter before
switching on the humidifier.
1. Turn the Power Knob to the HIGH position. The power light
will be ON and the Reset Light will be OFF. It is normal for
the humidifier to take about 2-3 minutes to warm up and
begin to mist.
2. After the unit begins misting, set the humidifier
to the desired power setting (HIGH or LOW).
3. The Medicine Cup is located on the top of the mist chamber.
To use, pour designated humidifier medication into the cup.
DO NOT add medication to the water tank. DO NOT add
medication to the medicine cup when the unit is already
operating.
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE FILTER
RESET PROCEDURE
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the water in the Heating
Chamber is almost empty, the Automatic Shut Off will activate.
The RESET Light will illuminate and the unit will not operate
again until you refill the water tank and reset the humidifier.
1. Turn the power knob to OFF.
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to follow the
Daily Maintenance Instructions. Replace the tank onto the base.
4. Wait 5 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After the 5 minutes, plug in the unit and turn the Power Knob,
to HIGH. The RESET light should now be off (if not repeat steps
1 through 5). In about 2-3 minutes, the humidifier will begin
to produce moisture.
If the RESET light is still on at this point, and the unit does not begin
to produce moisture within a few minutes, then repeat Steps 1-5.
IMPORTANT: 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 and base to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
The Humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity
level you wish for your room to maintain. The Humidistat setting
is designed to operate between 25% and 65% relative humidity
range. The recommended setting is 40-50%. Turn the knob
clockwise as far as it will turn to achieve the highest humidistat
setting. In this setting, the humidifier will run constantly.
To lower your desired humidity level, simply turn the knob
counterclockwise to choose your setting. When the humidity
in the room is less than the level you have set, the humidifier
will continue to produce moisture. Once the set humidity level
has been achieved, the fan will turn off. When the room humidity
drops below your set level, the unit will automatically begin
producing moisture again. Depending on the size of your room
and your personal comfort, you will set your humidistat at different
levels. If condensation forms on your windows or walls, or your
measured room humidity reads above 50% by use of a hygrometer,
turn off your humidifier, or lower your Humidistat level.
Figure 1
B
A
J
C
K
Power
Reset Off
Reset
Low
High
F
E
D
G
H
I
A. Humidifier Tank
B. Carry Handle
C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity Control
E. Humidifier Base
F. Humidistat
G. Water Purification Filter
H. Removable Tray
I. Safety Lock
J. Medicine Cup
K. Tank Cap
WARM MIST CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
The following maintenance procedures must be routinely
followed in order to ensure proper, efficient operation
of your humidifier. The unit WILL FAIL if it is not cleaned
properly.
When the unit is in use, daily and weekly maintenance is
recommended. Regular weekly cleaning prevents scale buildup
on the heating element and tray. It also prevents micro-organisms
from growing on the tray and tank. This ensures that maximum
efficiency will be achieved.
We cannot over-emphasize how essential proper cleaning
is to the maintenance and continued use of your unit and
to the avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up.
Daily Maintenance
Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, set the control to OFF position and unplug
the unit from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water tank then unlock the misting chamber by
rotating the safety lock towards the front of the unit. Lift mist
chamber from the unit’s base. Now lift the tray from the base.
3. Empty water and minerals from the tray and place in the top
rack of the dishwasher. This will remove any sediment and dirt
that has accumulated in the tray.
NOTE: It is imperative that the tray is cleaned properly.
The tray is dishwasher safe (top rack ONLY) for easy cleaning.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth
after it has had a chance to cool.
5. Replace misting chamber and engage safety lock.
The Electronic Thermal Control Heating element is lined with
a Teflon® coating that is designed to provide the easiest cleaning
and prolong the operating efficiency of the humidifier. DO NOT
use any metal or hard objects to clean the Heating Element. Never
use detergents, gasoline, kerosene, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner or other household solvents to clean any part of the
humidifier.
Figure 2
A
B
A. Removable Tray
B. Water Purification Filter
C. Humidifier Base
C
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar. Let solution stand 20 minutes,
cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Dampen
a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out entire
tray to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth after
it has had a chance to cool.
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
water tank. Repeat ALL Operating Instructions.
REPLACING THE WARM MIST
WATER PURIFICATION FILTER
The water purification filter is used to trap minerals in your water
and provide a clean moisture output. The filter life is determined
by the average daily use of your humidifier and the water hardness
in your area. Areas with hard water will require more frequent
replacement of the filter. It is strongly recommended that the filter
be replaced at least every 2-3 months (depending on use) or when
the heating element is starting to gather minerals on it.
Hands should be cleaned immediately after removal
of filter. Keep away from eye’s and mouth.
To Replace the Filter: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Switch the humidifier OFF and unplug. Remove the tank, drain
any water from the base, lift out the used filter, and throw it away.
2. Remove the protective bag from the new filter and install the filter
into the base (see Figure 2). Replace the tank, and plug the cord
into the electric outlet. When installing the filter for the first time,
wait 15 minutes for the water to flow through the filter before
switching the unit ON.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model WMF50 replacement filter.
TROUBLESHOOTING - STORAGE
FILTER ACCESSORIES
SOLUTION
Power light not illuminated.
Unit not plugged in.
Power failure.
Plug in unit.
Check circuit breaker or outlet.
"Refill/Reset" light illuminated.
Water tank empty.
Unit not reset after refill.
Scale buildup in tray.
Scale buildup in heating element.
Refill tank.
Switch the knob to the "OFF" position, follow
manual for Reset Instructions.
Remove tray and flush out residue.
Remove scale from heating element.
Mist output minimal to none.
Scale buildup in tray or heating element.
Remove scale from tray and heating element.
Water leaks from tank.
Tank rubber ring is missing or
improperly placed.
Cap not tight enough.
Tank water hot
Remove tank cap and replace or reposition ring.
Crack from tank.
Tighten the cap.
Tank may be damaged call 1-800-5-HOLMES
Hot water will cause tank to pressurize.
Tanks are delicate, and will crack
if dropped.
Fill tank with cool water.
Handle tank with care.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
Cloudy Water.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
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, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as directed in the
weekly maintenance section. DO NOT leave any water inside the
base or tray.
2. Wait for the heating element to cool completely, and then clean
the heating element with a damp soft cloth.
3. Remove the tank cap. Do not store with the tank
cap in place.
4. Remove and throw away the water purification filter.
5. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store
in a cool, dry place.
6. Always clean the humidifier before the next season begins.
7. Order a replacement filter to start the next season.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORY
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES or send order to address listed
on next page.
Filters
Replacement Water Purification: WMF50 . . . . . . . . . .$9.99
Hygrometers
1. Digital: HHG175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
2. Analog: HHG150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. f 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
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 769,
Milford, MA 01757-0769
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)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning Products
1. Cleanse Clean: S1710 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
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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 3 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 thirty-six 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 $7.00 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 after the 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 $7.00 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: $7.00
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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Warm Mist
Humidifier
HM5600
Owner’s Guide
PROBABLE CAUSE
FILTER# WMF50
FILTER TYPE: WATER PURIFICATION
TROUBLE
WARRANTY INFORMATION
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING - STORAGE
FILTER ACCESSORIES
SOLUTION
Power light not illuminated.
Unit not plugged in.
Power failure.
Plug in unit.
Check circuit breaker or outlet.
"Refill/Reset" light illuminated.
Water tank empty.
Unit not reset after refill.
Scale buildup in tray.
Scale buildup in heating element.
Refill tank.
Switch the knob to the "OFF" position, follow
manual for Reset Instructions.
Remove tray and flush out residue.
Remove scale from heating element.
Mist output minimal to none.
Scale buildup in tray or heating element.
Remove scale from tray and heating element.
Water leaks from tank.
Tank rubber ring is missing or
improperly placed.
Cap not tight enough.
Tank water hot
Remove tank cap and replace or reposition ring.
Crack from tank.
Tighten the cap.
Tank may be damaged call 1-800-5-HOLMES
Hot water will cause tank to pressurize.
Tanks are delicate, and will crack
if dropped.
Fill tank with cool water.
Handle tank with care.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
Cloudy Water.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to build.
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES toll free
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, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as directed in the
weekly maintenance section. DO NOT leave any water inside the
base or tray.
2. Wait for the heating element to cool completely, and then clean
the heating element with a damp soft cloth.
3. Remove the tank cap. Do not store with the tank
cap in place.
4. Remove and throw away the water purification filter.
5. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store
in a cool, dry place.
6. Always clean the humidifier before the next season begins.
7. Order a replacement filter to start the next season.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORY
To order call 1-800-5-HOLMES or send order to address listed
on next page.
Filters
Replacement Water Purification: WMF50 . . . . . . . . . .$9.99
Hygrometers
1. Digital: HHG175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
2. Analog: HHG150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. f 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
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 769,
Milford, MA 01757-0769
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)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
Film on tank.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning Products
1. Cleanse Clean: S1710 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(Plus shipping and handling)
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 3 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 thirty-six 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 $7.00 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 after the 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 $7.00 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: $7.00
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.
6/19/00 last update
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HM5600
Owner’s Guide
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FILTER# WMF50
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