Lasko 1150 User's Manual

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
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TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Fan not working or
Humidifier doesn’t
turn on
• No power
Make sure Unit is plugged in
Check that the Power Switch is On
Set Humidistat to higher humidity level
Make sure top is properly seated on Base
• Humidistat not set correctly
• Top of Humidifier not seated properly
on Base (Unit is equipped with an
automatic shut off)
• Filter Holder not assembled properly
or is missing (Unit is equipped with an
automatic shut off)
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Model 1150
Reduce water level in Base
Replace Filter
Foul odor
• Filter needs to be replaced
• Base needs to be cleaned
• Whole Humidifier needs cleaning
Replace Filter
Follow Instructions in CLEANING section
Follow Instructions in CLEANING section
Filter discoloration
• Mineral deposits in water
Replace Filter
Water discoloration
• Humidifier needs to be cleaned
• Hard water - Iron in water
• Some humidifier additives can cause
discoloration
Follow Instructions in CLEANING section
Use filtered or distilled water
Lights do not work:
Humidistat Light Off,
Power Light On
• Humidity is not yet achieved in room
Allow Humidifier to continue running
Power Light Off,
Humidistat Light On
• Room has reached desired
Humidity level
Set Humidity Knob for more Humidity
No water show
• No water in Unit
• Hose not connected to Pump
• Hose not connected to Water Show
Refill Unit
Connect Hose to Pump
Connect Hose to Water Show
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Congratulations on your purchase of the evaporative High
Performance Recirculating Humidifier. Featuring the unique
use of pump driven water circulation, this unit provides exclusive features that no other humidifiers offer.
3. Do not place Humidifier near a heat source such as stoves,
radiators or heaters.
4. This appliance is equipped with a polarized plug (one prong is
wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
plug is designed to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If plug
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to
defeat this safety feature.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION and FEATURES
5. Never tilt or attempt to move the Humidifier while it is operating.
Your Recirculating Console Humidifier is an EVAPORATIVE TYPE
HUMIDIFIER. This means that the air being drawn through the
moistened filter naturally evaporates the water and disperses
INVISIBLE MOISTURE into the air. This type of humidifier DOES
NOT PRODUCE MIST, WATER DROPLETS, STEAM OR EXCESSIVE
CONDENSATION associated with other types of humidifiers.
6. Always direct air flow away from walls or furniture as excessive
moisture may cause damage.
7. Humidifiers require regular cleaning to maintain proper operating
conditions. Refer to CLEANING section for proper cleaning
procedures.
EXCESSIVE HUMIDITY CAN OFTEN LEAD TO UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. Air containing water droplets or mist can
create a good habitat for the growth of mold and mildew.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long any implied
warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so that the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights.
You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
FOR PARTS:
For Replacement Parts or Filters please call 1-800-966-2028,
MONDAY - FRIDAY, BETWEEN the HOURS of 8 AM and 4 PM
EST. "PLEASE DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO PLACE OF
PURCHASE." Reference the type and style of product (located
on the underside of the product) when you call.
FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and
SERVICE CENTER LOCATIONS:
For any questions, comments or the location of your nearest
service center, PLEASE CALL OUR TOLL-FREE "HOTLINE" AT
1-800-233-0268, MONDAY - FRIDAY, BETWEEN the HOURS
of 8 AM and 5 PM EST. Please reference product name and
model number when you call.
Appliance Service Dept. • 300 Confederate Drive
Franklin, TN 37065-0569
PLEASE DO NOT SEND PRODUCT TO THIS LOCATION!
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HIGH PERFORMANCE
Make sure Filter Holder is seated in place
• Base is overfilled
• Filter is old and dirty
SHOULD ACCESSORY PARTS BE NEEDED, CONTACT THE
MANUFACTURER FOR IN-WARRANTY REPLACEMENT PARTS. A
COPY OF PROOF-OF-PURCHASE MUST BE INCLUDED ALONG
WITH THE TYPE AND STYLE, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE
BOTTOM OF YOUR APPLIANCE.
This product is warranted for one year from the date of original
purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials. At our
option, parts that prove to be defective will either be repaired or
replaced or the whole product will be replaced.
Should electrical or mechanical repair become necessary during
the warranty period, send your complete product, postage or freight
prepaid to the nearest service center. Call the number below for the
service station nearest you.
Should a part need replacement, you must give us the type and style
of your appliance. You will find this at the bottom of the appliance.
In either case, a copy of your proof of purchase is requested.
This warranty does not apply if the damage occurs because of
accident, improper handling or operation, shipping damage,
abuse, misuse, unauthorized repairs made or attempted, or the use
of the product for commercial service.
ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, LAST FOR ONE
YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER.
EVAPORATIVE
HIGH PERFORMANCE
RECIRCULATING CONSOLE HUMIDIFIER
Water leaking
LIMITED WARRANTY
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NOTE: A few droplets of water may be present in your humidifier
as a result of our quality testing prior to packaging and shipment.
Misting units often oversaturate the air, while the Lasko
Recirculating Console Humidifier reaches a maximum humidity
output level without oversaturating. With a properly operating
Evaporative Humidifier, the evaporation rate increases naturally
when the air is dry. When the humidity in your home is high,
moisture output automatically decreases to help prevent
damaging condensation.
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION: DO NOT fill
unit before assembling.
The Watershow Viewing Window provides a visible way for you
to know that your Recirculating Console Humidifier is operating.
As air passes through the filter, the humidity in the room will
increase, and the water level in the Unit will begin to decrease.
1. Remove Water Jug then,
Upper Housing from
base of Unit. (Figure 1)
Figure 1
Water Jug
Upper Housing
2. Lay base of Unit on its
side so the bottom of the
unit is facing you.
Unlike misting humidifiers, the Evaporative Filter in your
Recirculating Console Humidifier also traps unwanted minerals
that reside in normal tap water. This filtering also assures there is
NO WHITE DUST dispersed into the air.
Figure 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, especially where children are
present, basic precautions should always be followed in order to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons.
Including the following:
Hole
Base
3. Fully insert the four Castors into
the Holes in the bottom of the
Unit. (Figure 2)
1. To prevent possible electrical shock, always turn the unit
off and unplug before filling, servicing or moving.
2. Always place Humidifier on a stable, flat, level surface. Locate
Power Cord so the Humidifier or other objects are not resting
on it. Keep the Cord away from room traffic.
Castor
4. Replace Upper Housing, then
Water Jug into Unit.
DO NOT pour water into Grill. DO NOT spill water on Control Panel.
Water should only be poured into the Unit using the Jug.
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6. Turn Power ON to desired speed. (Figure 4)
FILLING and OPERATION
CAUTION: Do not pour water through
the Exhaust Grill on the Upper Housing.
Doing so may cause damage and personal
injury.
CAUTION:
• Unplug Unit when filling.
• Always place Humidifier on a firm level surface.
Locate the Power Cord so the Humidifier is
not resting on it, and is away from traffic.
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- For fast humidification of a large room or house,
approximately 12 gallon per day.*
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- For normal operation.
- For quiet, night time operation or after desired moisture
level is reached.
The Filter inside your Humidifier plays a very important part in its
operation. In order to maintain peak performance, it is highly
recommended to use only LASKO REPLACEMENT FILTERS. Some
imitation filters do not comply with Lasko’s quality standards,
resulting in decreased performance of your Humidifier.
* Calculations based on ambient room conditions of 70° F
and 30% relative humidity in a room of average insulation.
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn Power
Control Knob to OFF position and unplug before servicing.
NOTE: Power Light and Fan are on only when the Humidistat is
turned to a high enough moisture setting.
1.
To replace the Evaporative Filter Pad, remove the Jug and Upper
Housing from the Base. Be careful not to let excess water
from pump spill onto furniture or flooring.
2.
Remove Evaporative Filter Pad Holder from Base and inspect
Small Water Drip Holes for any blockage. (Figure 7)
• Be careful not to overfill.
Figure 4
• Do not pour water through Exhaust Grill,
doing so may cause damage and personal injury.
• Take extra care to prevent water spillage
that may damage furniture or flooring. The
manufacturer will not accept responsibility for
damage to property caused by water spillage.
7.
FILTER CARE
RED Power
Light
Filter Pad Holder
Power Knob
Drip Holes
The Replacement Filter to be used in this unit is:
The Lasko Replacement Evaporative Pad Model CHF 50
(Available Separately)
CLEANING
1.
Figure 7
• Always be sure the Power Knob is in the OFF
(0) position when plugging Humidifier into a
grounded 120 volt AC wall outlet.
2. Use the convenient Carrying Handle to bring Water Jug to a
faucet. Remove the Water Jug Cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Fill the Water Jug with cool tap water. Never use hot
water. Replace the Jug Cap by turning clockwise, until tightened. Do not over tighten. (Figure 3)
Base
2.
TO DESCALE BASE, JUG
AND DRIP SHIELD: Mix one
part undiluted white vinegar
with four parts warm tap water. Let vinegar solution stand
for 20 minutes then wipe
away any scale buildup using
a soft brush or cloth. Do not
use soap or detergents and
never use an abrasive cleaner.
3.
TO DISINFECT BASE, JUG
AND DRIP SHIELD: Fill Jug with 1 teaspoon of chlorine
bleach and 1 gallon of water. Let solution stand for 20 minutes.
Carefully empty Jug and rinse well with water until bleach
smell is gone.
4.
Commercial "Descalers" and "Bacteriostats" are available at
your local home improvement center.
5.
Do not operate Humidifier when there is still cleaner in the
water.
Figure 5
3.
Figure 3
To open the Filter Holder apply outward pressure to the two
snaps and it will hinge open. Remove used Filter from Holder
and discard. (Figure 8)
Figure 8
Snaps
Jug Cap
7. To set Humidistat to desired level turn Humidistat Knob towards
HIGH until the fan is ON. After the room has reached a comfortable
humidity level, turn the Humidistat Knob slowly towards LOW
until the fan shuts off and the Green Light turns on, the
Humidifier will automatically restart when humidity falls
below this setting. (Figure 6)
(Base Holds 3.75 Gallons)
Water Capacity of Unit is 6 Gallons
When the Jug is replaced back into the Base it will quickly empty
to fill Base.
Figure 6
NOTE: While carrying filled Water Jug back to the Humidifier, hold
the Handle with one hand, while supporting bottom of Water Jug
with other hand.
GREEN
Humidistat
Light
3. Place the Water Jug securely in the Base. If positioned
properly, water will quickly pour into Base and automatically
stop when reaching Base Capacity.
Humidistat
Knob
4. When the Unit is full, some water will remain in the Jug. Refill
Water Jug if empty.
5. Even though your Humidifier will produce approximately 12
gallons in a 24 hour period*, the water capacity (amount of
water the Humidifier will hold at one time) is 6 gallons.
(About 3 FULL Jugs).
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NOTE: The Humidifier will only turn on when the Humidistat is set
to a high enough setting or when the room humidity is low enough.
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Figure 9
CAUTION: Make sure bottom of
Jug is securely fastened to Jug
before reinstalling into Base.
The presence of water flow in the Water Show Window indicates
the circulation of water to the Filter. (Figure 5)
1. It is recommended that all Humidifiers be cleaned prior to use.
Please read CLEANING section for Base and Jug cleaning.
Carry Handle
Regular cleaning is necessary to ensure proper and
efficient operation. The frequency of cleaning depends on the
amount of impurities which may be found in the water or how
often the Humidifier is in operation. In either instance, it is
recommended that the Humidifier be cleaned at least once a
week.
NOTE: Unscrew bottom of Water
Jug for easy cleaning. (Figure 9)
• To prevent risk of electrical shock and injury to
persons, do not plug Humidifier into electrical
outlet with wet hands.
(Jug Holds 2-1/4 Gallons)
Discoloration of the Evaporative Pad is normal after
extended use. The discoloration is caused by mineral deposits
in the water, and the degree of discoloration will vary depending
upon the amount of mineral content in the water. When the
Filter surface area is thoroughly discolored, or you notice
reduced water usage, it is a good indicator that the Filter Pad
needs to be replaced. The Evaporative Pad should be
replaced at least once every season.
Evaporative Filter Pad
4.
Insert new Filter into Holder, snap closed, and reinstall Holder
into Base. (Figure 7) The Filter will only fit into the Holder one
way. Make sure the Rounded side of the Filter Holder is facing
outward. Replace Upper Housing, then Water Jug into Base.
5.
To increase the life of your Filter Pad turn
Filter around (so the bottom of Filter is now
at the top).
6.
Filter life may be extended by cleaning the
Filter in a 20% vinegar solution. To clean
Filter, mix one part undiluted vinegar with four parts warm
tap water. Soak the Filter in this solution for 20 minutes, rinse
Filter thoroughly with warm water to remove vinegar odor.
OFF-SEASON STORAGE
1.
Clean and dry Humidifier thoroughly per the CLEANING
section above. Do not leave any water in the Unit when storing.
2.
Dispose of the Evaporative Filter Pad. Do not store used
Evaporative Filter Pad in the Humidifier.
3.
Place Humidifier back into its carton and store in a cool dry
place.
DO NOT FLATTEN, SQUEEZE OR TWIST FILTER WHEN CLEANING
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