Slant/Fin GF-200B User's Manual

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Portable Electric Warm Mist Humidifier (with fan)
Germ-Free™ Model GF-200, GF-200B, GF-210 and GF-210W
GF-200 Shown
Patented
• Instructions for Operation, Care and Cleaning
• Limited Warranty
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Publication GF-200/200B/210/210W-40EFS
Part Number 91-1001
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR HUMIDIFIER. FOLLOWING
THESE SIMPLE GUIDELINES FOR USE AND CARE WILL HELP
ENSURE YEARS OF DEPENDABLE AND EFFICIENT SERVICE.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
CAUTION: BECAUSE HIGH TEMPERATURE IS GENERATED IN
THIS HUMIDIFIER, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD
ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED ESPECIALLY WHEN CHILDREN ARE
PRESENT.
WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, THESE BASIC SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED:
1. DO NOT operate the humidifier without the water tank.
2. ALWAYS use clean, cool tap water to fill the water tank.
3. To avoid risk of fire or shock, DO NOT use an extension cord.
4. DO NOT handle the unit with wet hands.
5. NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty the unit while it is operating or plugged in. Shut off, unplug and remove water tank before
moving unit.
6. DO NOT place the unit close to heated areas, such as near
stoves, heaters or in direct sunlight.
7. DO NOT operate OUTDOORS. This humidifier is intended for
indoor use only.
8. DO NOT let water get into the air inlets on the bottom of the
enclosure or on the cord or plug.
9. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids near the humidifier.
10. ALWAYS make sure the water tank cap and gasket are firmly in
place.
11. DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
12. ALWAYS turn the humidifier off when the water tank is empty or
when the unit is not in use. If you turn your unit off for extended
periods, ALWAYS disconnect the power cord and empty the water
tank and base.
13. ALWAYS place the unit on a firm flat, level, water resistant surface
and arrange the power cord so that the product is unlikely to be
upset.
14. DO NOT clean the product or service the UV germicidal bulb without disconnecting the power cord.
15. Before connecting to electric power outlet, check your electrical
power supply. It must be 120 volts A.C. (alternating current). The
outlet may be 15 amp or 20 amp. The circuit must be of adequate
size and must be protected by fuse or circuit breaker.
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16. This item has a polarized plug. As a safety feature, this plug will fit
in a polarized electrical receptacle (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.
17. DO NOT attempt to remove MIST NOZZLE during operation, or
within 15 minutes after the humidifier is turned to the
“OFF/RESET” position and unplugged. Serious injury may result.
DO NOT place hands or face directly over MIST NOZZLE while
unit is in operation.
18. Place unit in an area where it is not accessible to children.
19. Before using the unit, check the power cord for any signs of damage.
20. DO NOT allow the MIST NOZZLE to face directly at a wall surface. Direct mist aimed at wall could cause damage, particularly
to wallpaper.
21. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance.
22. Refer to CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE instructions provided.
23. NEVER clean humidifier in any other manner than as instructed
by this manual.
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GF-200
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REFILL/RESET INDICATOR - When illuminated, the water tank needs refill-
WEEKLY CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ADVISORY
At least weekly cleaning is recommended, when the unit has been in use. Regular
cleaning prevents mineral scale buildup in the hot water reservoir. It also helps prevent
buildup of bacteria, molds or other micro-organisms in the tank or system. This ensures
that your humidifier will operate at maximum efficiency. (See page 6 for full cleaning
instructions.)
GF-200
ing. See the section “Filling the Water Tank”. If still illuminated after full tank is
placed on base, see TROUBLESHOOTING section (Page 9).
RELATIVE HUMIDITY CONTROL - This controls the humidity level. If moderate humidity is desired, the control should be turned counterclockwise toward
“LO”; and if higher humidity is desired, clockwise toward “HI”.
HOW YOUR
SLANT/FIN
WARM MIST
HUMIDIFIER WORKS
NOTE: When you unpack your humidifier, you may find it has droplets of water
on some surfaces. This is normal as every unit is tested prior to shipping.
Carefully unpack humidifier and remove all packing material.
This model humidifier uses a
two-step approach to eliminate
potentially harmful microorganisms from the water before they
are spread with the mist into
the air. The first step uses a
UV germicidal bulb, located
inside the base of the humidifier, that shines on the water
through a special glass tube as
it passes from the cold water
reservoir to the hot water reservoir. The second step is the
boiling action that takes place in
the hot water reservoir just before the mist is distributed by fan to the air in the
room. These two methods limit the likelihood of harmful microorganisms getting
into the atmosphere and being breathed by you, your family and pets.
1. Fill the Water Tank according to the instructions below and place on
humidifier base.
2. Plug the power cord firmly and completely into the wall outlet.
3. Turn the switch to the “ON” position. It will be normal for the humidifier to
take 2 minutes to warm up and begin to mist.
4. When the water tank is empty, (after approximately 24 hours running time),
the “REFILL/RESET WHEN LIT” lamp will go on, and the unit will stop heating. Refer to the “FILLING THE WATER TANK” section.
5. Whenever the water falls below the level of the probes during operation, the
heating element will shut off and stop heating.
6. Mist nozzle may be adjusted manually by pointing in desired direction.
(GF-200 only) NEVER point at wall.
7. Mount humidifier on drip tray if using unit on wood surface or other surface
that could possibly be damaged by accidental water spillage or
condensation.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FILLING THE WATER TANK
1. Before filling the water tank, turn the ON-OFF switch to the “OFF” position
and unplug unit.
2. Remove water tank from base, turn the tank upside down and remove tank
cap by turning counterclockwise. Fill tank with clean cold tap water.
Replace the tank cap by turning clockwise. Tighten firmly.
3. Carefully pick up tank, since it will be heavy when full, and slippery if wet.
4. Place water tank on base. Make sure tank is properly placed, otherwise, the
humidifier will not work correctly.
CONTROL PANEL
ON-OFF SWITCH
When the switch is turned
to the “ON” setting and the
unit is plugged in, the
power is on.
USING THE MEDICATION CUP/MIST OUTLET GRILLE
REPLACE UV BULB
GF-200
If the “REPLACE UV BULB” signal light is illuminated during normal use, the
bulb must be replaced with the same special 3.5W bulb. See the enclosed order
form. The UV germicidal bulb will operate at maximum output for approximately
2,000 hours (typically 1 to 2 years of normal operation). The UV germicidal bulb
may operate longer than 2,000 hours but at a reduced output. To keep your
humidifier operating at maximum efficiency it is recommended that the UV germicidal bulb be replaced after 2,000 hours of use.
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In order to add a medicated vapor to the “mist” output:
1. Turn the ON-OFF switch to the “OFF” position and allow the outlet grille
to cool.
2. Lift the medication cup.
3. Carefully add liquid medication; DO NOT fill the cup more than half full.
4. Carefully replace the medication cup.
5. Turn the ON-OFF switch to the “ON” position.
6. After use, remove the cup from the unit and clean any residue from the cup
with warm water.
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WARNING:
DO NOT use any liquid medication other than those specifically recommended
for use with a steam vaporizer or warm mist humidifier.
DO NOT pour medication directly into the mist outlet grille openings nor add it to
the water in the tank or tray.
MINERAL ABSORPTION PAD INSTRUCTIONS
Warm mist humidifiers do not spread fine mineral dust into the air that you
breathe nor on your furniture, the way that other type humidifiers do. The mineral dust remains trapped in the humidifier hot water reservoir. Use of Mineral
Absorption Pads will play a major role in capturing and removing minerals from
hot water reservoir, and preventing a stubborn mineral buildup.
1. Before starting humidifier, place mineral absorption pad in the hot water
reservoir. After the humidifier has been operating, the water will become
HOT, and CAUTION should be exercised when handling mineral absorption
pad. It is best to allow humidifier water to cool down, and to use tongs or
long tweezers when handling pad.
2. The useful life of the mineral absorption pad will vary, depending on the mineral content of the water used. In areas of moderate mineral content water
supply, the mineral absorption pad should be changed after approximately
(3) weeks of continuous use. If the water is “Hard Water”, the pad should be
changed more frequently. The best way to tell when the pad should be
changed is to examine it AFTER the water has cooled down, to see if it is
still soft and pliable. When the pad is near the end of its life, it becomes stiff
and hard and should be replaced with a new pad. Another sign to change
pad is when scale begins to buildup on interior of hot water reservoir.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Water contains minerals and other particles. During operation most of these minerals
will remain in the water reservoir. Gradual buildup of deposits will coat the hot water
reservoir and reduce its efficiency. The importance of routine cleaning and care cannot be over-emphasized. Hard water contains more minerals and other particles.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to perform the necessary cleaning steps will damage unit.
1. Before cleaning, set CONTROLS to “OFF” position and unplug unit.
2. Remove water tank from humidifier base, and drain water from tank.
3. Allow at least 15 minutes after shutting unit “OFF” before moving base, or
removing mineral absorption pad. Remove mineral absorption pad from hot
water reservoir using tweezers or tongs to prevent burns from hot water.
When the cleaning procedure is completed, replace mineral absorption pad.
To drain water from humidifier base, grasp with both hands and tilt to the
side, draining water into the sink. BE CAREFUL NOT TO HAVE DRAINING
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WATER FALL INTO CONTROLS OR VENT OPENINGS. DO NOT drain in
any manner other than indicated. WARNING: DO NOT place directly under
running faucet. Turn the base upside down and remove the cap by turning it
counterclockwise. Clean out any foreign matter that has accumulated inside
the fitting from which the cap was removed. After cleaning, replace this cap
tightly by hand. Pour a small amount of water into the hot water reservoir
and check for leaks from this cap under the base.
4. Pour about 1 cup of white vinegar into either reservoir and allow it to soak
for only 20 to 30 minutes.
5. Hold the base of the humidifier over the sink and tilt it on its side to empty
the vinegar. Fill the cold and hot water reservoirs with clean, warm water to
remove all traces of the vinegar. Remove any buildup of minerals in the hot
water reservoir and from the two metal water level probes (they appear like
two metal wires) using a small brush, such as a toothbrush. NOTE: The
buildup is due to water hardness. The harder your water, the more often this
maintenance will be needed. Empty all of this water by turning the unit on
its side.
DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE BOTTOM OF THE HUMIDIFIER
BASE OR ANY OTHER OPENINGS, OR IMMERSE THE CORD AND PLUG.
6. Disinfect the water tank using a solution of one teaspoon of household chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of water. Let the solution sit for 20 minutes, swishing
every few minutes to wet all surfaces. Empty the tank completely; rinse
thoroughly until all of the bleach smell is gone. Fill the tank with fresh, cool
water and replace it onto the humidifier base.
7. NEVER use any metal or hard objects to clean plastic parts which may
cause scratching of the plastic parts. The only exception to this is the metal
part of the hot water reservoir. A metal scraper can be used to clean this
part only. NEVER use gasoline, kerosene, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner or other household solvents to clean any part of the humidifier.
8. Each day the reservoir and tank should be drained, rinsed and refilled with
fresh tap water.
9. To clean exterior surfaces, use a solution of water and mild detergent with a
wrung-out damp cloth. Rinse and wring out the cloth and wipe the exterior
surfaces again. Finally, wipe with a dry cloth. Allow sufficient time to dry
before plugging the electrical cord into the outlet.
10. Plug in the unit and resume normal use.
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CHANGING THE UV GERMICIDAL BULB
1. If the “REPLACE UV BULB” indicator
illuminates during normal use, it is time
to change the UV germicidal bulb,
which is a special 3.5W bulb.
2. Turn the ON-OFF switch to the “OFF”
position, unplug it and allow it to cool.
3. Remove the water tank from the base
of the humidifier.
4. Place the base of the humidifier over the sink and tilt the unit to remove any
remaining water.
5. Carefully turn the base of the humidifier over and place it upside
down on a flat level surface. You will see a door that is closed with a screw.
6. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, carefully turn the screw counterclockwise
until the screw separates from the door.
7. Open the door. The UV germicidal light bulb will be visible.
8. Take a replacement 3.5W UV germicidal bulb that you purchased from
Slant/Fin Corporation or another supplier and change the bulb. To prolong
the life of the bulb, limit your direct contact with the glass of the bulb by using
a cloth or tissue to screw it into place.
9. When the new bulb is in place, close the door and replace the screw by using
your Phillips head screwdriver and rotating it clockwise until it is just tight. DO
NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
STORAGE TIPS
If you do not plan to use your humidifier for an extended period of time, such
as during the summer months, it is important that you follow these instructions
to help prevent problems from developing in the unit.
1. Clean your humidifier as instructed in the section titled, “Cleaning and
Maintenance”.
2. Make sure all water is emptied from the tank and the hot and cold water
reservoirs.
3. Dry your unit thoroughly.
4. Leave the tank cap off to expose the tank to air.
5. Pack your humidifier in its original carton and store it in a cool, dry place.
SERVICE
DO NOT attempt to repair this humidifier yourself. For repairs covered under
the warranty, contact Slant/Fin by telephone or mail for a Return Authorization
Number. Have other repairs professionally performed.
GLOW
It is normal to see the humidifier glow when operating in a darkened room.
This glow results from the internal illumination of the 3.5 watt UV bulb.
However, no ultraviolet light, even at this harmless level, passes through the
UV-proof cabinet into the room.
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLE
Unit does not mist
10. Turn the unit upright, place the water tank on top of the base of the humidifier, plug the unit in, and turn the ON-OFF switch to the “ON” position. The
“REPLACE UV BULB” indicator should no longer be lit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though you will not receive maximum germicidal
effects, you can still use your GF-200 and GF-210 humidifier until the replacement bulb arrives.
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POSSIBLE CAUSES
Unit is not plugged in
Power failure
Water tank empty
Power switch not turned on
Unit not reset after refilling tank
SOLUTION
Plug in unit
Check circuit breaker
Remove and refill
Turn on switch
Check that there is
water in the hot water
reservoir.
Water tank not properly
located on base unit
Humidity level set is achieved
Reposition water tank
Turn Relative
Humidity Control to
higher setting
Water leaks from unit Drain cap, drain cap gasket,
tank cap or tank cap gasket
is missing or improperly
positioned.
Tighten cap. Replace
or reposition cap
gasket.
Moist air output low
Clean unit as per
instructions.
Mineral buildup in hot water
reservoir.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
IMPORTANT NOTICE
PLEASE CLEAN THIS GERM-FREE HUMIDIFIER AT LEAST ONCE A
WEEK BY FOLLOWING THE CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
OWNER’S MANUAL. FAILURE TO REGULARLY CLEAN THIS GERM-FREE
HUMIDIFIER WILL RESULT IN A BUILDUP OF MINERAL DEPOSITS
WHICH WILL CAUSE THE UNIT TO CEASE TO OPERATE. IF THE UNIT
FAILS TO FUNCTION BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED, THIS WILL
VOID THE WARRANTY.
To the original purchaser or gift recipient of this humidifier.
1. If your Slant/Fin humidifier fails in normal use because of a manufacturing
defect within 90 days from the date of original purchase, Slant/Fin will
repair the humidifier at no charge for parts, labor or shipment back to you
(see instructions for returning unit below).
2. After the first 90 days, if a component part fails because of a manufacturing
defect, Slant/Fin will repair or replace that component part up to 3 years
from purchase date. There will be no charge for the component part or
shipment back to you, but Slant/Fin reserves the right to charge for installation labor.
3. This warranty does not cover any product which in Slant/Fin’s judgment
has been (1) damaged as a result of accident, misuse or abuse (2) used
for a purpose for which it was not designed, or (3) repaired or altered in
any way that adversely affected its performance or reliability. This warranty does not cover scratches and wear of surfaces.
4. UV bulb replacement is a normal maintenance procedure and is therefore
not covered under this warranty unless the bulb is found to be defective.
5. For repairs, return humidifier to address shown below with dated sales
receipt. The cost of shipment to Slant/Fin must be paid by the consumer.
Return to: Consumer Service Dept., Slant/Fin Corporation, 40 Garvies
Point Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542. In Canada: Slant/Fin LTD/LTEE, 6450
Northam Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1H9.
6. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
7. Slant/Fin makes no express warranties other than the warranties contained herein. Slant/Fin's sole obligation in the event of a breach of any
implied warranty (including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) is limited to repair or
replacement, and all such warranties are limited in duration to the time
periods after the date of original purchase as stated above. The warranty
does not cover claims for incidental or consequential damages resulting
from a breach of any express or implied warranty or any other reason
including damages due to accident, abuse, lack of responsible care, the
affixing of any unauthorized attachment, loss of parts, or use at a voltage
other than specified.
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