MoistAir MA0600 User's Manual

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Use and Care Guide
TOWER HUMIDIFIER
6 Gallon Output with
Digital Readout
Model MA0600
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CAUTION: Before using this
product, read this manual and
follow all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions.
5800 Murray St.
Little Rock, AR 72209
1-800-547-3888
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
Essick Air Products
5800 Murray St. Little Rock, AR 72209
www.moistair.com
1B71754
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Printed in China
04/08
Printed in China
Part No. 1B71754
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04/08
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Signal Words
DANGER: Means if the safety
information is not followed someone
will be seriously injured or killed.
WARNING: Means if the safety
information is not followed someone
could be seriously injured or killed.
CAUTION: Means if the safety
information is not followed someone
may be injured.
1. To reduce the risk of fire or
shock hazard, plug humidifier
directly into a 120 V, A.C.
electrical outlet. Do not use
extension cords.
2. Keep the electric cord out of
traffic areas. To reduce the
risk of fire hazard, never put
the electric cord under rugs,
near heat registers, radiators,
stoves or heaters.
3. Always unplug the humidifier
before moving it, before
cleaning, or whenever the
humidifier is not in service.
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11.
WARNING: To reduce risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury
always unplug before servicing
or cleaning.
12.
Keep the humidifier clean
Do not put foreign objects
inside the humidifier.
Do not allow to be used as a
toy. Close supervision is
necessary when used by or
near children.
Never use your humidifier
while any part is missing or
damaged in any manner.
To reduce the risk of electrical
hazard or damage to
humidifier, do not tilt, jolt or tip
humidifier while unit is
running.
To reduce the risk of damage
to humidifier, unplug when not
in use.
To reduce the risk of
accidental electrical shock, do
not touch the cord or controls
with wet hands.
To reduce the risk of fire, do
not use next to an open
flame source, such as a
candle or other flame source.
Note the warning label
shown adjacent.
Table of Contents
General Safety Information ........... 2
Know Your Humidifier ................... 3
How Your Humidifier Works .......... 4
Getting your Humidifier Up
and Running............................... 4
Location ..................................... 4
Electrical Hook-up ...................... 5
Water Fill.................................... 6
Setting the Controls.................... 7
Operating the Controls...................7
Using Your Humidifier....................8
Filter Replacement and Care .......10
Cleaning and Maintenance ..........11
Troubleshooting ...........................13
Parts List for Moist Air
P/N MA0600 ................................14
Warranty Information ...................15
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MoistAIR
HUMIDIFIER WARRANTY POLICY
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2008
SALES RECEIPT REQUIRED AS PROOF OF PURCHASE
FOR ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS.
This product is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for one year
from the date of sale except for motors, which are warranted for two years. This
warranty does not apply to filters or wicks which are customer-replaceable parts.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the product when it is purchased
from a reputable retailer/dealer.
This warranty does not apply to damage from accident, misuse, alterations,
unauthorized repairs, unauthorized use, mishandling, unreasonable use, abuse,
including failure to perform reasonable maintenance, normal wear and tear, nor where
the connected voltage is more than 5% above the nameplate voltage, nor to the
equipment or products being improperly installed or wired or maintained in violation of
this Owner’s Manual.
Alterations include the substitution of name brand components including, but not limited
to wicks and bacteria treatment.
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL USE. THIS IS THE SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY GIVEN BY MANUFACTURER WITH RESPECT TO
THE PRODUCTS AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IS IN
LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR
OTHERWISE,INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No employee, agent, dealer or other person is authorized to give any warranties or
conditions on behalf of the manufacturer. The customer shall be responsible for all
costs incurred in the removal or reinstallation and shipping of the product for repairs.
Within the limitations of this warranty, purchaser with inoperative units should
contact customer service @ 800-547-3888 for paperwork and instructions on the
return of the unit for repair. A copy of the sales receipt is required before
authorization to return a unit for repair is approved. The manufacturer will repair or
replace the product, at its discretion, at no charge to the customer with return freight
paid by the manufacturer. It is agreed that such repair or replacement is the exclusive
remedy available from the manufacturer and that TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MANUFACTURER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGE OR LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES.
This warranty will be null & void if purchaser attempts to repair or replace any
parts which are mechanical or electrical.
The warranty gives the customer specific legal rights, and the customer may also have
other rights which vary from province to province, or state to state.
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Parts List for MoistAir Humidifier Model No. MA0600
KNOW YOUR HUMIDIFIER
Description
Always order by part number - Not by key number
Key No.
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
MA0600
MAF2
831188-1
831189
1B71760
1B71762
1B71754
Description
* Housing, Upper Assembly (includes all parts 1-7)
± Filter
Support, Float
Float, Reservoir
Base
Bottle Assembly
Operator’s Manual (not shown)
± Stock item - May be secured through the Hardware Department of most retail
stores.
* Gallon Output 24/hrs
Capacity of Bottle
Capacity of Base
* Sq. Ft. Coverage
Fans Speeds
Replacement Filter
Auto Humidistat
Auto Shut Off
Controls
UL/CUL Listed
Volts
Hertz
Amps (High Speed)
Watts (High Speed)
MA0600
6 gallons
1.25 gallons
1.25 gallons
1300
3
MAF2
Yes
Yes
Electronic Pushbutton
Yes
120 A.C.
60
1.2
81
* Based on an area with average insulation and an 8 foot ceiling height.
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Troubleshooting
How Your Humidifier Works
Trouble
Your new humidifier is designed to satisfy home humidity requirements through the
principle of evaporation of water in the air.
Once the filter becomes saturated, air is drawn in, passes through the filter and
moisture is absorbed into the air. All evaporation occurs in the humidifier so any
residue remains in the filter. This natural process of evaporation virtually eliminates
white dust.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk
of injury, fire or damage to
humidifier, use only cleaners
specifically recommended for
humidifiers. Never use
flammable, combustible or
poisonous materials to clean
your humidifier. To reduce the
risk of scalds and damage to
humidifier, never put hot water
in humidifier.
Getting Your
Humidifier Up
and Running
Probable Cause
Digital display not
illuminated.
• Check 120 volt power source.
• Press power button once to turn
on.
Fan not operating (digital
display is illuminated).
• ROOM humidity level is not 3% or
more below SET humidity level.
• Reservoir is empty.
• Raise SET humidity level if
desired.
• Increase fan speed.
• Fill humidifier with water.
Fan running
continuously.
• SET humidity level is 65%.
• ROOM humidity level has not
reached 1% or more above SET
humidity level.
• A Set humidity percentage of 65%
operates fan continuously. Adjust
SET level between 25%-60%.
• Continue to run until desired
humidity level is achieved. This
may take up to 48 hours initially.
Poor evaporation of
water.
• CHECK FILTER message
flashing.
• Mineral buildup on filter.
• Change to a fresh new filter.
• NOTE: Local water purity varies
from area to area.
Bottle empties
completely.
• This is normal for
initial filling.
• Refill bottle for maximum run time.
Bottle continues to empty
after complete filling.
• Air is entering water bottle.
• Check for leak in water bottle.
Bottle not emptying.
• Spring Valve Assembly damaged
or missing post in bottom of base.
• Base full of water.
Once removed from its carton,
remove all packing materials.
Verify the filter is properly installed
(See page 10).
Step 1. Location
WARNING: For your own safety, do not use humidifier if any parts are
damaged or missing.
Selecting a Location
Place humidifier on a flat level surface;
take extra care in leveling when placing
the unit on carpet. Position the humidifier
where the most humidity is needed or
where the most air will be circulated
throughout the house such as near a cold
air return.
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Moist air (humidity) produced will
disperse into the whole house, but
the area closest to the unit will
have the highest humidity. If the
unit is positioned close to a
window, condensation may form
on the window pane. If this occurs
the unit should be repositioned in
another location.
Remedy
• No Power
Power button has not been
depressed.
• Check orientation of bottle.
Reposition so that fill valve on
bottom of bottle is depressed by
post in bottom of base.
The base will hold the contents of
water bottle (1.25 gallons).
Continue to run humidifier to
deplete water from base.
Display blinks or fan
moves slightly when
humidifier is plugged in.
• Normal
• No action required.
Fan operating slower
than speed registered on
digital display
• Humidifier in “DRY OUT MODE”.
• Humidifier automatically switches
fan to (LOW) F1 when “F” and
alternating room humidity is
displayed.
Humidifier not shutting off
during “DRY OUT MODE”
• Filter not dry.
• During “DRY OUT MODE” the
humidifier will continue to run on
“LOW” speed as required for up to
2 hours or until the filter is
completely dry.
Alternating “F” and room
humidity displayed.
• Reservoir is empty.
• Fill humidifier with water.
Alternating “CF” and
room humidity displayed.
• Filter may be dirty.
• Replace filter.
• Unplug unit for 30 seconds and
replug in to clear.
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Positioning the Unit
Step 3
Bi-Weekly Maintenance
Removing Scale
1. Fill the humidifier base with water and add one 8-ounce cup of white
vinegar. Let solution stay 20 minutes.
2. Clean all interior surfaces with a soft brush. Dampen a soft cloth with
white vinegar and wipe out the base to remove scale.
3. Rinse thoroughly with clean warm water to remove scale and cleaning
solution.
Disinfecting Base
1. Pour 1/2 gallon of water and 1/2 teaspoon chlorine bleach into the
base. Let solution stay for 20 minutes, carefully swishing every few
minutes. Wet all surfaces normally exposed to water.
2. Empty base after 20 minutes. Rinse with water until bleach smell is
gone. Allow unit to dry out completely.
NOTE: The water bottle should be cleaned in the same manner as the
base. Rinse thoroughly with clean water after all steps are complete.
End of Season Maintenance
1. Follow “Bi-Weekly Maintenance” instructions at end of humidification
season.
2. Remove filter.
3. Let humidifier dry completely
before storing.
4. Store in cool, dry location.
5. Install a new filter in clean
humidifier before next season begins.
NOTE: “Bi-Weekly Maintenance” procedure
is also recommended if you do not plan to
run the humidifier for one week or more.
The humidifier should be positioned with
the back (cord exit side) and sides, at
least 2 inches away from the wall. Air
needs to enter through all of the louvers
in the housing assembly in order for the
humidifier to operate at peak efficiency.
NOTE: Be sure humidistat (located
approximately 4 inches outside humidifier
body on power cord) is free from
obstruction and away from any hot air
register.
NOTE: Due to release of cool, moist air from humidifier, it is best to direct air
away from thermostat and hot air registers and to position humidifiers next to an
inside wall. Unit should not be placed where cold air from outside walls or warm
air from a hot air register blows directly on it.
Step 2. Electrical Hook-Up
Locate nearest 120V A.C. wall socket in the location desired, preferably on
inside wall. With the humidifier in the desired location, route the electrical cord
safely so no one will trip or knock over the humidifier.
Plug in the electrical cord.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, only plug humidifier
into a 120V A.C. outlet. Do not use extension cords.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
humidifier has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This plug will fit in
a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse plug. If it still does not fit, contact
a qualified electrician to install the proper
outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Step 3. Water Fill
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire
or shock hazard, do not pour or spill
water into control or motor area. If
controls get wet, let them dry
completely and have unit checked
by qualified service personnel before
plugging in.
WARNING: To reduce the risk
of shock, always unplug
humidifier before cleaning or
servicing. If humidifier is not
unplugged, fan could start after
housing is removed.
After the humidifier is positioned
where it will be operating, you are
ready to fill the humidifier. The bottle
tilts out and away from the base.
Take care not to bump or damage fill
valve assembly on the bottom of the
bottle.
WARNING: To reduce the risk
of injury, fire or damage to
humidifier, use only cleaners
specifically recommended for
humidifiers. Never use
flammable, combustible or
poisonous materials to clean
your humidifier. To reduce the
risk of scalds and damage to
humidifier, never put hot water
in humidifier.
Invert the bottle. Press the valve
stem button into the bottle and turn
clockwise to lock in open position.
Place bottle under the faucet. Fill the
bottle, being careful not to allow any
debris to get in the valve seating.
Once the bottle is full, press the
valve stem button and turn counter
clockwise to release and close.
CAUTION: Use only EPA Registered
Bacteriostat . Under no circumstances
should you use water treatment products
designed for Rotobelt or Ultrasonic
humidifiers.
Place the water bottle back into the
humidifier base. When positioned
properly, the plunger will open and
the water will flow into the base. The
base will hold the entire contents of
the water bottle. Once the bottle is
empty, remove it and repeat the
filling process. The humidifier is now
filled to capacity. For less frequent
filling let the humidifier exhaust both
the water from the bottle and the
base before filling.
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Step 1
To make cleaning easier, the
humidifier base should be empty and
completely dried out. To accomplish
this, use the following method:
a. Allow the humidifier to run
until the REFILL message
“F” illuminates and the
automatic shutoff has
stopped the humidifier fan.
b. Unplug humidifier.
Step 2
Remove humidifier parts.
See “Filter Replacement and Care”
page 10.
NOTE: There may be a little water
still in the base. Carefully dump the
water out or remove with a sponge.
CAUTION: Local water purity
varies from area to area and
under certain conditions water
impurities and airborne bacteria
may promote the growth of
microorganisms in the reservoir
of the humidifier. To retard
bacteria growth that may cause
odors and be harmful to your
health, use only recommended
replacement filters. Also use
EPA registered Bacteriostat.
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Filter Replacement and Care
CAUTION: To help retard bacteria
growth and keep maximum
efficiency, the filter should be
replaced at least once per season,
or more often under hard water
conditions. Use MAF2 replacement
filter.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
shock or injury from moving parts,
always unplug humidifier before
removing or replacing any parts.
Replace the evaporative wicking filter
at least once per humidification season
or more depending on water conditions
in your area.
Filter Replacement
1. Unplug humidifier. Before removing
the filter, move the humidifier to an
area not susceptible to water damage.
(i.e. kitchen or bath areas).
2. Remove the water bottle and set
aside. Be sure not to bump or damage
the fill valve.
3. The upper housing and the base are
held together by two hooks at the front
of the housing and a flexible snap in
the rear. To remove the housing, press
in on the triangular shaped snap at the
rear of the humidifier, below the cord
exit, while lifting upward, tilting the
upper housing forward to clear the
hooks at the front of the base.
4. Set the upper housing aside.
The filter is now accessible.
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5. Take note of the filter position.
Remove the filter. You may want
to clean the base at this time. See
the “Cleaning and Maintenance”
section of this manual.
6. Install a new filter (MAF2) into
the base. Position the filter
between the uprights in the bottom
of the base. The filter should be
resting on the floor of the base.
7. Return the upper housing to the
base by first placing the hooks
located near the front of the base
into the mating holes in the upper
housing. Then tilt the upper
housing down towards the base
until the rear snap engages the
main housing.
8. Reposition the humidifier to its
operating position.
9. The humidifier is now ready to
be filled for operation.
Step 4. Setting the Controls
Where you set your desired
humidity levels depends on
your personal comfort level,
outside temperature and
inside temperature. A
starting Set point of 30%40% ROOM humidity is
recommended but there may
be conditions that require a
different setting.
When Outdoor
Temperature is:
-10˚F -24˚C
2˚F -18˚C
10˚F -12˚C
> 20˚F -6˚C
Recommended
Indoor Relative
Humidity is:
20%
25%
30%
35%
The chart provided offers general guidelines for selecting indoor humidity.
IMPORTANT: Water damage may result if condensation starts to form
on windows or walls. Humidity SET point should be lowered until
condensation no longer forms. We recommend room humidity levels
do not exceed 50%.
Operating the Controls
Digital Display
Press the power button once to turn
the unit on* . Initially there is a slight
delay while the electronics calibrate.
Two bars (--) appear during this time.
Once calibration is complete a ROOM
humidity reading between 20% – 95%
will be displayed. A flashing 20 display
indicates that the room humidity is less
than 20%.
*Humidifier fan should operate at
initial startup. If it does not, refer
to “Fan not operating (digital
display is illuminated)” in the
“Troubleshooting” section on
page 13 of this manual.
NOTE: The default settings at initial
startup are (LOW) F1 fan speed and
65% SET humidity. After desired settings
are selected by the user, they remain as
long as the unit remains plugged in and
there is no power interruption. If the unit
is unplugged the original default settings
will be restored.
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Operating the Controls - continued
Speed Button
This humidifier is equipped with a
3-speed fan control. Initially depressing
the speed button will display the current
speed setting. Each push of the speed
button advances the mode through the
settings of (HIGH) F3, (MEDIUM) F2 and
(LOW) F1.
The selected setting is displayed on the
digital readout. The higher the setting,
the faster water is evaporated and
released into the air. F1 (LOW) is the
quietest setting and is provided for
conditions that do not require a rapid
evaporation rate.
Humidity Control
This button allows you to adjust
the humidity to suit your needs.
This humidifier will automatically
cycle on and off as required to
maintain the selected setting. The
readout displays both actual
(ROOM) and desired (SET)
humidity percentage (%) settings
when humidity control button is
pressed. The ROOM readout has
a range of 20% to 95%. If the
room humidity level is equal to or
less than 20% the display will
show a flashing 20.
The SET readout has a range of
25% to 65% and is adjusted in
increments of 5%. Initially
depressing the humidity button will
display the current humidity
setting. Each additional press of
the button increases the setting by
5%. A SET point of 65% operates
the humidifier continuously
regardless of the ROOM reading.
The humidistat that senses the
readings is located on the power
cord. Insure that it is free from
obstructions.
Using Your Humidifier
Refill Display
For maximum run time both the bottle
and the base should be filled. When
both the bottle and the base are empty
the display alternates the room
humidity reading and “F” (FILL),
indicating that additional water is
required. Also at this time the unit will
automatically switch into DRY OUT
MODE and continue to run on the
lowest speed until the filter is dry.
NOTE: During this time the room humidity level will continue to be monitored
and the humidifier will cycle the fan on and off until the filter is completely dry.
The fan will shut off leaving you with a dry humidifier that is less prone to mold
and mildew growth. If DRY OUT MODE is not desired, refill the humidifier with
water and the fan will return to the set speed.
NOTE: Fan automatically switches to lowest speed during DRY OUT MODE.
Check Filter Indicator
The ability of any humidifier to
efficiently supply humidity output
relies heavily on the condition of the
filter. As the filter loads with impurities
it gradually loses its wicking capability.
When this happens, moisture output is
reduced and the humidifier has to
work longer to satisfy the selected
setting. This humidifier has a check
filter reminder timed to appear after
720 hours of operation. When display
shows an alternating “CF” and “room
humidity” setting at 5 second intervals
it is a reminder to check the filter
condition.
Humidistat
The humidistat located on the power cord senses the percentage of humidity in
the air. It causes the humidifier to cycle on and off to maintain the selected
humidity SET point. The fan will turn on if the “ROOM” reading falls 3% below
the SET point and will continue to run the humidifier until a reading of 1% above
the SET point is achieved. The fan will turn off until the ROOM reading falls 3%
below the SET point again.
NOTE: Be sure that the humidistat, which is located on the power cord, is free
from obstruction and away from any hot air source.
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