Operating instructions | Bionaire BCM7205 Humidifier User Manual

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3. Carefully empty the reservoir after 20 minutes, and rinse
with warm water until you can not detect any bleach
smell. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Place filter back into reservoir and refill the water reservoir as
directed in Operating Instructions, and turn the unit on.
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. Throw away the wick filters. Do not leave wick filters
inside the humidifier.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
6. Order your new filters so they will be ready for next season.
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Troubleshooting for your Cool Mist Humidifier
Probable Cause
• Unit does not turn on.
Unit not plugged in.
Power failure.
Plug in unit.
Check circuit breaker or
• Mist output minimal to
Filter has not
absorbed water.
Mineral buildup in base.
Wait 30 minutes before
starting humidifier.
Regular cleaning of tray
after each use will help
keep the unit functioning
Set the humidistat to high.
Replace your filter
(BWF100) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visiting
Mist is invisible.
Check to see if inlet or
outlet grills are blocked.
Humidistat is set too low.
Filter needs to be
Normal operation.
• Water leaks from water
Rubber O-ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Reservoir cap not
tight enough.
Remove reservoir
cap then replace
or reposition ring.
Tighten the
reservoir cap.
Your filter needs
to be replaced.
Replace your filter
(BWF100) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visiting
Short filter life.
In areas with hard water
the filter will need to be
changed more frequently.
• Film on water reservoir.
Mineral deposits cause
film on tank to build up.
Filter needs to
be replaced.
Replace your wick filter
(BWF100) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visiting
• Water cloudy.
Using warm water
to refill reservoir.
Refill using cool water.
• Humidistat cycles on/off.
Humidifier is reacting
to room humidity level.
Set the humidistat to a
higher or lower setting.
• Very tight reservoir cap.
Over tightened.
Add liquid soap or
petroleum jelly to cap
gasket to ease opening.
• FilterCheck® is not working.
Takes 60 minutes to register. Allow the humidifier to run
continuously for 60
minutes for the
FilterCheck® Indicator to
reflect the filter condition.
• Wick filter turns brown.
If you have any questions regarding your product or
would like to learn more about other Bionaire®
products, please contact our Consumer Service
Department at 1-800-253-2764 or visit our website at
• What are the variables that
affect run time?
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
• How can I extend the run
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
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.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden
Consumer Solutions or if in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation
(Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer
Solutions (collectively “JCS”) warrants that for a period of
one year from the date of purchase, this product will be
free from defects in material and workmanship. JCS, 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. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any
electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing
so will void this 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. JCS dealers,
service centers, or retail stores selling JCS 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 operating instructions,
disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than JCS
or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty
does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood,
hurricanes and tornadoes.
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential
damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or
statutory warranty or condition.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any
implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the
duration of the above warranty.
JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions or
representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise.
JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind
resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to
use the product including incidental, special,
consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for
any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for
any claim brought against purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states 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 province to province,
state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would
like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-253-2764
and a convenient service center address will be provided
to you.
In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would
like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-253-2764
and a convenient service center address will be provided
to you.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam
Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer
Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In
Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation
(Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer
Solutions, located at 20 B Hereford Street, Brampton,
Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in
connection with this product, please write our Consumer
Service Department.
Filter: BWF100 / HWF100 (2)
Filter Type: Wick
Read instructions before operating.
Retain for future reference.
© 2008 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden
Consumer Solutions. All rights reserved. Distributed by
Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden
Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Florida 33431.
Printed in China
Instruction Leaflet
If after having read this leaflet, you have any
questions or comments on your humidifier,
call 1-800-253-2764 in North America.
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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
attachments not recommended or sold by the
manufacturer may cause hazards.
11.DO NOT use outdoors.
12.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.
13.DO NOT allow the Moisture Outlet to directly face the wall.
Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wall paper.
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14.Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
15.NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit while it is
operating. Shut off and unplug before removing the
water tank and moving the unit.
16.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.
17.NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner,
furniture polish, paint thinner, or other household
solvents to clean any part of the humidifier.
18.Excessive humidity in a room can cause water
condensation on windows and some furniture. If this
happens, turn the humidifier OFF.
19.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.
20.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.
21.Never place housing under water flow or immerse in liquids.
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 tank.
24.To prevent damage to surfaces, do not place humidifier
under overhanging surfaces.
25.NEVER operate unit without water in the tank.
26.Do not move unit after it has been used until unit cools
27.Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
AC 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.
NOTE: This is an electrical appliance and requires
attention when in use.
NOTE: If moisture forms on the walls or windows of the
room, turn off the humidifier. The room already has plenty
of humidity and additional moisture may cause damage.
NOTE: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
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
artwork 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.
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%.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat level
surface about 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall. DO
NOT place the humidifier on a finished floor or near
furniture, which can be damaged by too much moisture
or water. Place on a moisture resistant surface.
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically
advanced Electronic Humidistat. You can set the humidifier
to run continuously in manual mode or set the Electronic
Humidistat to your desired humidity setting. The Electronic
Humidistat will automatically turn the humidifier ON or OFF,
depending on the preset comfort level. The comfort level
ranges between 35% and 55% relative humidity.
Fig. 1
Reservoir Handle
FilterCheck® Indicator
Control Panel
1. Plug the humidifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
2. To start the unit, push the MODE/OFF button once for
the HIGH manual setting.
3. Press the button again for the LOW manual setting.
4. To stop the unit, press and hold the button for two
seconds, or keep pressing the button until all the
humidity indicators are OFF.
NOTE: In Manual Mode, only the LOW or HIGH power
light will be lit.
The humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the
humidity level you wish for your room. The humidistat is
designed to operate between 35% and 55% relative
humidity range. The recommended setting is 40-45%.
To take advantage of the Electronic Humidistat, press the
MODE button until the speed is set in either the HIGH or
LOW setting, and the desired humidity is set. When the
humidity level rises above the set humidity, the humidifier
will stop. When the humidity level drops below the set
humidity, the humidifier will turn on automatically.
NOTE: When the Electronic Humidistat is set, either the
HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will
remain lit during operation. The Humidifier has memory. This
means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at the
last setting the humidifier was set at.
Depending on the size of your room and your personal
comfort, you will set your humidistat at different levels.
If condensation forms on your windows or walls, or
your measured room humidity is above 50%, then turn
off your humidifier, or lower your humidistat level.
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb
water and for the unit to produce moisture.
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more
days, make sure any residual water is drained from the
water tank, base and wick filter to prevent algae or
bacteria growth.
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.
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.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filters in your
humidifier by checking the FilterCheck® Indicator.
NOTE: After 60 minutes of use,
FilterCheck® Indicator will move and Fig. 2
indicate your filters condition. New
filters will register in the section
reading GOOD filter. After frequent
use of your humidifier, the
FilterCheck® Indicator will let you
know when the filters need to be
changed (see Fig. 2).
When the needle is in the CHANGE 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
replace your filters. It is important to change your filters
as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below:
1. Turn the unit off and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base.
3. Remove the wick holder from the base of the humidifier.
4. Remove each individual wick and discard. Do not
remove rivet, replacement wicks come equipped with
rivets for easy replacement.
5. Follow the weekly cleaning instructions.
6. Insert new filters into each section of the wick holder
making sure the rivet attaches to the wick holder securely.
7. Do not use wicks without rivets as this will not produce
the unit’s intended output.
8. Replace the wick holder into the base and replace main
housing and then tank.
9. Repeat Operating Instructions.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can purchase replacement filters (model BWF100) by
calling 1-800-253-2764 or by visiting www.bionaire.com.
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 tank. 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.
1. Be sure the unit is OFF and is disconnected from the
electrical outlet.
2. Remove the housing and the tank from the humidifier
and place in sink or tub.
3. Carry the base of the unit to the sink, remove the wick,
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 tank into the sink and rinse
tank thoroughly. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean cloth
or paper towel.
5. Put filter back in, replace the housing, then refill tank
with cool tap water as instructed earlier in the Filling
Instructions. Do not overfill.
6. Follow Operating Instructions.
NOTE: The base is dishwasher safe (TOP RACK ONLY)
for easy cleaning.
To Remove Scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-4 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz
cups of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Clean-AwayTM
(model DMS216) by the manufacturer. Leave this
solution in the base for 20 minutes, while cleaning the
all 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 tank.
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.
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