Sunbeam 697 User's Manual

Personal Ultrasonic Humidifier
Instruction Manual
Model No. 697
IMPORTANT! Read and Save These Instructions.
*Product may vary from picture.
Personal Ultrasonic Humidifier Features
Power On/Mist Illuminator
P/N 105739 06/2000
Read all instructions:
Important Safeguards
When using electrical appliances,
especially when children are present,
basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
1. Always have water in the water tank
when operating unit.
2. Use only clean, cool, tap water to fill
tank (softened or distilled water is
recommended, if tap water is hard).
3.To avoid white dust (caused by high
mineral content in tap water), you
may use distilled water.
4. Use only 110-120v AC outlet. As with
any electrical device, plug and unplug
unit with dry hands only. Turn unit off
to unplug.
5. Never operate unit with a damaged
cord or plug.
6. Always place unit on a flat, level
surface away from direct sunlight.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces
and areas where it could be walked
on or tripped over.
Note: The mist will automatically shut
off when the tank is empty; however
the fan will continue to run.
7. Unplug the unit when not in use and
whenever you clean or move the unit.
8. Do not add medication of any type
into the nozzle, base or water tank.
Do not cover any opening of the unit
or insert objects into any openings.
9. The unit should not be left
unattended in closed rooms as air
could become saturated and leave
condensation on walls or furniture.
Always leave room door partly open.
10.Do not tilt or tip unit or attempt to
empty or fill it while it is operating.
Using the Ultrasonic Humidifier
Place unit on a level surface away from direct sunlight. Keep cord away from heated surfaces and areas where it could be walked on or tripped over.
1. Fill Water Tank.
Remove tank from base. Turn upside
down and unscrew filling cap. Fill tank
with clean, cool, distilled, or tap water.
Water temperature should NEVER be
too hot or too cold. Return tank to
base and let sit for a few minutes.
Be sure the filling cap of the tank is
tightened firmly.
2. Turn Unit On.
Plug power cord into a 110-120V AC
wall outlet only. Turn power switch to
“On” position. Power light will illumi-
nate. Turn mist nozzle until the desired
level is being released. Aim nozzle away
from furniture and walls.
3. Turn Unit Off When Finished.
Always turn humdifier off when water
runs* out. Unit will continue to operate
when tank is empty.
(*)Humidifier will run up to 12 hours on
Low; 6 hours on High.
NOTE: Do not let water sit in tank for long. This can encourage bacterial growth.
Finding the Ideal Humidity Level For Your Home
• If a room is too humid, ventilate it by
opening a door or window, and adjust
mist intensity. High levels of humidity
can allow moisture to collect and
harm furniture and walls, especially
wallpaper. It can also encourage
bacterial and fungal growth.
• Aim for 30 to 50% relative humidity.
• Humidity will vary room to room, so
adjust accordingly.
• If windows and walls fog or frost,
reduce mist intensity.
Regular Care and Maintenance
IMPORTANT! Always unplug the unit
before cleaning!
When to Clean the Humidifier
• Every third day during heating season
• Before storing.
• After long periods of storage.
• When cleaning inside of unit, keep
water away from the air outlet.
Exterior may be wiped with a damp
cloth (except for electrical controls)
when unit is off. Any part may be
wiped with a damp cloth when unit is
Sanitizing the Water Tank
• Use a mild bleach and water solution.
Never use detergent.
Cleaning the Nebulizer and Water
1 Remove tank from base and empty
2. Take the brush stored in base and
clean off mineral deposits and debris
from nebulizer and water sensor.
Do not scrape or clean with tools that
have metal parts.
3. Do not use detergent to clean any
water containing parts of the unit.
Detergent film dissolved in the water
supply can interfere with the output
of the unit.
4. The nebulizer (ultrasonic transducer)
is highly sensitive. Keep this important part clean and treat it gently. Do
not touch the nebulizer while the unit
is operating, as possible burns could
result. Do not touch the nebulizer
with bare fingers. Any residue on the
metal will reduce mist output.
Storing the Humidifier
• Make sure all parts are thoroughly dry.
• Leave the filling door of the tank
loosened. This will keep the door and
gasket from sticking together.
Troubleshooting Guide
No Power
(LED is OFF)
• Unit not plugged in.
• No power at outlet.
• Plug in unit.
• Check circuits, fuses, and
test outlet with a test lamp.
No Air or Mist
(LED is ON)
• No water in unit.
• Inoperative Fan.
• Inoperative Components.
• Fill water tank.
• See Warranty.
• See Warranty (Unit not
No Mist, but
Water Tank
is Full
• Mist setting is too low.
Damaged Plug
or Cord
• Reset mist knob to a higher
Unit is not level.
• Place unit on a level surface.
Mineral deposits on.
• Clean nebulizer and sensor
nebulizer or sensor.
with brush provided and
refill with distilled water.
Water tank was washed
• Rinse thoroughly with clean
with detergent.
Nebulizer worn or inoperative .• See Warranty.
• Worn insulation.
• Inoperative components
(non serviceable).
• Do not use unit. See
• Do not use unit. See
• Do not use unit. See
• High mineral-tap water
or hard water condition.
• Use distilled water
or 1/2 distilled, 1/2 tap water.
• Damaged or exposed wires.
White Dust
Servicing the Ultrasonic Humidifier
Take the product to an authorized Sunbeam service center. If a service center is not
conveniently located, attach a tag to the product that includes your name, address,
daytime phone number and description of the problem. Include a copy of the original sales receipt. Carefully package the product and send either by UPS or Parcel
Post with shipping and insurance prepaid to:
For products purchased in the United States:
Sunbeam Service Center
117 Industrial Central Row
Purvis, MS 39475
1 Year Limited Warranty
Do not return this product to the
place of purchase.
If you have any questions regarding this warranty
please call 1-800-435-1250 or write to: Sunbeam
Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 948389, Maitland, FL
Sunbeam Products, Inc. (“Sunbeam”) warrants that
for a period of one year from the date of purchase,
this product will be free from defects in material
and workmanship. Sunbeam, 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. 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. Sunbeam dealers, service centers, or
retail stores selling Sunbeam 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
opening instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than Sunbeam or an authorized service center. Further, the warranty does not
cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes
and tornadoes.
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages caused by the breach of
any express or implied warranty. Except to the
extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of
the above warranty. Some states, provinces 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
state to state or province to province.
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