pure indoor living DIGITAL COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER WITH LONG LIFE FILTER MODEL: BCM658X3-CN Filter Model: BWF100P-CN Filter Type: Long Life Wick Instruction Leaflet Read instructions before operating. Retain for future reference. Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-253-2764 in North America. 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 RTA 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. 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 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. attachments not recommended or sold by the manufacturer may cause hazards. DO NOT use outdoors. 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. DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wall paper. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use. NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit while it is operating. Shut off and unplug before removing the water reservoir and moving the unit. 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 detergents gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of the humidifier. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF. 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. 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. Never place housing under water flow, or immerse in liquids. 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. O P E R AT I N G - I N S T R U C T I O N S 22. DO NOT plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock could result. 23. DO NOT pour water in any openings other than the water reservoir. 24. To prevent damage to surfaces, do not place humidifier under overhanging surfaces. 25. NEVER operate unit without water in the reservoir. 26. Use both hands when carrying full reservoir of water. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS HOW COOL MIST WORKS Your Bionaire® Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through the rear air intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture-laden wick filter, which retains the minerals and deposits in the water. The resulting moist air is directed back into the room from the top air grill. NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture output. It is normal not to see the mist. 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 to OFF and the unit is disconnected from the electrical outlet. NOTE: This is an electrical appliance and requires attention 2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat level when in use. surface, about 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall. DO NOTE: If moisture forms on the walls or windows of the NOT place the humidifier on a finished floor or near room, turn off the humidifier. The room already has plenty of furniture, which can be damaged by too much moisture humidity and additional moisture may cause damage. or water. Place on a moisture resistant surface. Consumer Safety Information 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 information 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. FILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR 1. Remove the reservoir from the housing of the humidifier by grabbing the handle of the reservoir and pulling forward. Lift the reservoir out of the housing and bring to the faucet. Turn the reservoir upside down and twist off the reservoir cap by turning counter clockwise. Fill reservoir with cool, fresh tap water. DO NOT fill with warm water as this may cause leaking. Replace the cap on reservoir FIRMLY. 2. When full, carry the reservoir to the humidifier and place it into the housing. There is a locating tab located on the reservoir base for easy guidance. The reservoir holds 1.3 gallons of water. The reservoir will immediately begin to empty into the base. 3. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet. O P E R AT I N G - I N S T R U C T I O N S OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS DIGITAL HUMIDISTAT INSTRUCTIONS Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced Digital Humidistat. You can set the humidifier to run continuously in manual mode or set the Digital Humidistat to your desired humidity setting. The Digital Humidistat will automatically turn the humidifier ON or OFF depending on the preset comfort level. The comfort level ranges between 30% and 65% relative humidity. To take advantage of the Digital Humidistat, press the mode ( ) button until the speed is set in either High, Medium or Low and the Auto icon is displayed. Then adjust the humidity level by pressing the up ( ) and down ( ) buttons until the desired humidity level is achieved. The display will continue to show both the room and set humidity level. When the room humidity level rises above the set humidity, the humidifier will shut off. When the room humidity level drops below the set humidity level, the humidifier will turn on MANUAL MODE INSTRUCTIONS automatically. 1. Plug the humidifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet. NOTE: When setting the Digital Humidistat, there will be a 2 2. The display will show the current room humidity. NOTE: minute delay before the unit turns on. This allows for the The display range is 21% - 90%. If your room humidity most accurate humidity reading. level falls below 21%, the unit will display 21. If your NOTE: There is a delayed reaction in the motor designed to room humidity level rises above 90%, the unit will prevent the motor from turning on and off frequently due to display 90. 3. To start the unit, push the mode ( ) button once within changing humidity levels. There is a 2 minute delay after the unit reaches it’s set humidity level before it will turn on 3 seconds for high manual setting. again. It may be longer if the humidity level remains above 4. Press the button again for medium manual setting and the set humidity, but there will always be at least a 2 minute again for low manual setting. The settings will be delay when the humidity level reaches the desired setting. displayed on the top of the display screen. To stop the unit, scroll through the settings until only the room humidity is displayed. USING THE PROGRAMMABLE TIMER Figure 1 FilterClean® Indicator The Digital Humidistat allows the user to program the humidifier to come on at a preset time, or turn off after a set amount of time. Control Panel Setting the Off Timer Reservoir Handle Reservoir Base Humidifier Housing 1. Select the mode and or humidity you want the humidifier to run in. 2. While the humidifier is running, press the timer ( ) button. The display will show “0”. 3. Press the up ( ) and down ( ) buttons to select how many hours you would like the humidifier to run before automatically shutting off in increments of 1 hour. 4. The screen will then return to showing the mode that was selected and a timer icon to indicate the timer is set. 5. After the preset time expires, the humidifier will automatically shut off. O P E R AT I N G - I N S T R U C T I O N S Setting the On Timer 1. While the humidifier is off, press the timer ( ) button. The display will show “0”. 2. By pressing the up ( ) and down ( ) buttons, program the humidifier to turn on up to 24 hours in advance in increments of 1 hour. 3. The screen will then return to showing a timer icon to indicate the timer is set. 4. After the preset time expires, the humidifier will automatically turn on at a preset level of 45% humidity and 2 hours of run time. EXTENDED RUN TIME SETTING By setting your humidifier to a specific humidity level, you are actually also extending the run time. Since the unit will turn on and off to maintain the set humidity level, less water will be used, so you will need to fill the unit less than you would on manual setting. REMOVING FILTER FOR CLEANING Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become trapped in the wick filters. The harder your water, the greater the amount of minerals in the water, and the more often you will be able to monitor the life of your filters in your humidifier. The long life filters have an average life of 3 months of use. Throughout the three months, the filters can be hand washed with a mild antibacterial dish washing detergent. Please replace filter after three months of use or when it begins to turn into a light brown color and filter begins to deteriorate. The FilterClean® Indicator will allow you to monitor how often you will need to wash your filter. NOTE: After 60 minutes of use, FilterClean® Indicator will move and indicate your filters condition. New filters will register in the section reading GOOD filter. Figure 2 After frequent use of your humidifier, the FilterClean® Indicator will let you know when the filters need to be washed (See Figure 2). When the needle is in the Wash Filter section, this means the proper amount of moisture is not getting into your air due to the excessive minerals and sediment that have become trapped on your filters. At this point, you should wash your filters. It is important to wash your filters as indicated below to obtain stated performance level. To remove filter for cleaning or replacement, follow the steps below: 1. Turn the unit off and disconnect from the electrical outlet. 2. Remove the reservoir from the housing. 3. Unlock the housing from the base by turning the lock knob to the unlocked position. 4. Lift the housing straight up and place to the side. 5. Unlock the wick holder from the base by turning the lock knob to the unlocked position. 6. Remove the wicks from the wick holder. 7. Follow the weekly cleaning instructions. 8. Insert refreshed or new replacement filters into the wick holder and lock the wick holder back onto the base. 9. Replace the housing onto the base and lock it into place. 10. Fill the reservoir and place back into housing. 11. Repeat Operating Instructions It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach maximum output. FILTER WASHING PROCEDURE 1. The water tray should be cleaned when you clean the filter. The water tray is a convenient way to carry the filter to prevent dripping. 2. Mix 1 gallon warm tap water with 1 teaspoon mild antibacterial dish washing detergent. 3. Fully submerge filter in detergent solution for 15-20 minutes. 4. Dunk filter in detergent solution several times then gently press to release the soapy water. Be sure not to wring, pull or scrub filter as this will degrade the filter. 5. Run under cool tap water until there is no soap remaining. Some discoloration may still be visible, this is normal and does not affect performance. 6. Gently shake or press the filter to remove excess water. 7. The filter can be put directly into the humidifier while still damp if it is to be used right away, or allow filter to dry completely if humidifier is to be stored. After three months of use or when it begins to turn into a light brown color and filter begins to deteriorate, please call the customer service number listed in the manual for a CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE replacement part. The part number for this filter is: BWF100P-CN. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry, heated indoor air. To benefit most from the humidifier and avoid product misuse, follow all instructions carefully. Please note that this is an electrical appliance and requires attention when in use. In addition, if you do not follow the recommended care and maintenance guidelines, micro-organisms may be able to grow in the water within the water reservoir. You must routinely follow the cleaning procedures that follow in order to ensure proper, efficient operation of your humidifier. Proper maintenance and cleaning is essential to the continued performance of your unit and the avoidance of algae or bacteria build-up. DAILY MAINTENANCE 1. Be sure the unit is OFF and is disconnected from the electrical outlet. 2. Remove the housing and the reservoir from the humidifier and place in sink or tub. 3. Carry the base of the unit to the sink, remove the wick filters, place in sink, drain any remaining water and rinse thoroughly to remove any sediment or dirt. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 4. Drain the water from the reservoir into the sink and rinse reservoir thoroughly. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 5. Put filter back in, replace the housing, then refill reservoir with cool tap water as instructed earlier in the Filling Instructions. Do not overfill. 6. Follow Operating Instructions. WEEKLY MAINTENANCE To Remove Scale: 1. Repeat steps 1-4 in the Daily Maintenance section. 2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup of undiluted white vinegar. Leave this solution in the base for 20 minutes, while cleaning all the interior surfaces with a soft brush. Remove base scale by wiping the base with a cloth dampened with undiluted white vinegar. 3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove the cleaning solution before disinfecting the reservoir. To Disinfect Reservoir: 1. Fill humidifier reservoir 1/2 full with water and 1/2 tablespoon of chlorine bleach. 2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes. Wet all surfaces. 3. Carefully empty the reservoir after 20 minutes, and rinse with warm water until you cannot detect any bleach smell. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 4. Refill the water reservoir as directed in Operating Instructions, and turn the unit on. TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING Trouble Probable Cause Solution • Unit does not turn on. ☛ Not plugged in. ☛ Check if timer is activated. ✔ Plug in unit. ✔ Press the mode button to turn on the humidifier. • Mist output minimal to none. ☛ Filter has not absorbed water. ☛ Cool mist is invisible. ✔ Wait 30 minutes for filter to absorb water. ✔ Operate in High setting. • Filter turns brown. ☛ The filter has absorbed minerals. ✔ Wash your wick filters (BWF100P-CN). Follow the Filter Washing Procedure located on this manual. After 3 months of use or when the filter begins to turn into a light brown color, replace with new filter (BWF100P-CN). To order, call 1-800-253-2764 or visit www.bionaire.com. ✔ Wick may retain discoloration. • FilterClean® is not working. ☛ Takes 60 minutes to register. ✔ Allow the humidifier to run continuously for 60 minutes for the FilterClean® Indicator to reflect the filter condition. • Humidifier continuously ☛ Humidity at the humidifier is at ✔ Continue to operate humidifier to raise the room displays 21%. or below 21%. humidity. • Humidifier continuously ☛ Humidity at the humidifier is displays 90%. at or above 90%. ✔ Stop operating the humidifier if the humidity level is too high. F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question • What are the variables that affect run time? Answer 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: ✔ 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. ✔ 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? ✔ Run your unit on the lowest setting. ✔ 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. ✔ 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. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS If your humidifier will not be in use for two days or more, or at the end of the season follow these instructions. 1. Clean and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the “Weekly Maintenance” instructions. 2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store with water inside the base or water reservoir. 3. Remove the reservoir cap. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place. 4. Follow Filter Washing Procedure before storage. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before being stored. Or if the filters have been used for 3 months or if the filters begin to turn into light brown color, order replacement filters for the next year's use. 5. Store in a cool dry location. 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