Holmes HM5602 User's Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
TROUBLE
Power light not illuminated
Refill/Reset light illuminated
Mist ouput minimal to none
Water leaks from tank
Crack in tank
Film on tank
PROBABLE CAUSE
Unit not plugged in
Water tank empty
Unit not reset after refill
Scale buildup on heating element
Scale buildup on heating element
Tank rubber ring is missing
Cap not tight enough
Tank water is hot
Hot water will cause tank to pressurize
Tanks will crack if hit or dropped
Mineral deposits
SOLUTION
Plug in unit
Refill tank
Follow manual for Reset Instructions
Remove scale from heating element
Remove scale from heating element
Remove tank cap and replace or
reposition ring
Tighten the cap
Fill with cool water only
Fill with cool water only
Handle tank with care
Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in
weekly cleaning instructions
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
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.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Air exchange in the room where the humidifier is placed.
Room construction of the room where the humidifier is placed.
Temperature of the room where the humidifier is placed.
Humidity levels in the room where the humidifier is placed.
Movement of occupants and the opening and closing of doors in the room
where the humidifier is placed.
6. Home furnishings in the room where the humidifier is placed.
How do I remove film on
water tank?
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.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions or if in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation (Canada)
Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions (collectively “JCS”) warrants that for a period of three years from
the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. JCS, at its option, will repair
or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement
will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement
may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair
or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable.
Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. JCS dealers, service centers,
or retail stores selling JCS products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this
warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or
misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair
or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts
of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS
HM5602
3 Y E A R L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
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
Owner’s Guide
WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
How to Obtain Warranty Service
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.
© 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.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as 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.
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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. DO
NOT place hands, face or body directly over or near
Moisture Outlet while unit is in operation. DO NOT
cover Moisture Outlet while the unit is operating.
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
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. If you have a warm
mist humidifier, DO NOT attempt to remove the water
tank within 15 minutes after the humidifier is turned
off and unplugged. Serious injury may result.
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. Never use 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 a hygrometer, available at
your local retailer or through the manufacturer to
measure the humidity.
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
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
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 the cord with wet hands, electric shock
could result.
22. DO NOT pour water in any openings other than the
water tank.
23. If you have a warm mist humidifier, 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.
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.
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THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Consumer Safety Information
NOTE: This is an electrical appliance and requires attention
when in use.
NOTE: If moisture forms on the walls or windows of the
room, turn off the humidifier. The room already has plenty
of humidity and additional moisture may cause damage.
NOTE: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to
reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping
over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary an approved
extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the
extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating
of the humidifier (refer to the rating artwork placed on the
humidifier). Care must be taken to arrange the extension
cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop
where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped
over.
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 switched off.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat level
surface about 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall. DO
NOT place the humidifier on a finished floor or near
furniture, which can be damaged by too much moisture
or water. Place on a moisture resistant surface.
3. Remove the tank from the main housing.
4. Bring the tank to the sink, turn upside down and twist
off the tank cap by turning counter clockwise. Fill tank
with cool, fresh tap water. DO NOT fill with warm water
as this may cause leaking. Replace the cap on tank
FIRMLY. The tank will hold 1.8 gallons of water. The
humidifier will produce up to 3 gallons of water over a
24 hour time period.
5. Make sure the safety lock is rotated completely to the
locked position. Place tank back on to the base. The
tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
6. Plug the humidifier into a 120V electrical outlet.
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
IMPORTANT:
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 unit 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.
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 10 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).
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 Reset.
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 15 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After the 15 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 10
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.
Figure 1
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C
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Reset Off
Reset
Low
High
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F
E
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Humidifier Tank
Carry Handle
Tank Cap
Humidifier Base
Safety Lock
F. Removable Tray
G. 2-Speed Humidity
Control
H. Humidistat
I. Humidifier Housing
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
The following maintenance procedures must be Remove scale: Allow to cool before maintenance.
routinely followed in order to ensure proper, efficient
operation of your humidifier. The unit WILL NOT
WORK CORRECTLY 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 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.
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with one 8oz 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 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.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
When not using your humidifier for an extended period of
time:
1. Clean, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as
directed in weekly maintenance. DO NOT leave any
water in the unit when storing. Leaving water in the
unit may render the unit inoperable for the following
season.
2. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store in
a cool, dry place.
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