Operating instructions | Bionaire BFH3414 Electric Heater User Manual

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SmartTouch™
POWER HEATER with Remote
MODEL
BFH3414/BFH3416
Read instructions before operating. Retain for future reference.
Instruction Leaflet
☎ INFO-LINE
428-0718
If after having read this leaflet, you have any
questions or comments on your heater,
call 1-800-788-5350 in North America.
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HEATER SAFETY
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
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. The heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, DO NOT
let bare skin touch hot surfaces. If provided, use handles
when moving this heater. Keep combustible materials,
such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, and
curtains at least 3 ft (0.9 m) from the front of the heater
and keep them away from the sides and rear.
4. DO NOT run cord under carpeting. DO NOT cover cord
with throw rugs, runners, or the like. Arrange cord away
from traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.
5. This heater is not intended for use in bathrooms, laundry
areas and similar indoor location. NEVER locate heater
where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container.
6. Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used
by, or near, children or disabled persons, and whenever
the heater is left operating and unattended.
7. DO NOT insert or allow foreign objects to enter any
ventilation or exhaust opening as this may cause an
electric shock or fire, or damage the heater.
8. DO NOT operate heater with a damaged cord or plug,
or after the heater malfunctions, has been dropped
or damaged in any manner. Return appliance to
manufacturer for examination, electrical or mechanical
adjustment, or repair.
9. A heater has hot and arcing, or sparking, parts
inside. DO NOT use it in areas where gasoline,
paint, or flammable liquids are used or stored.
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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 Bionaire®
may cause hazards.
11. DO NOT use outdoors.
12. To prevent a possible fire, DO NOT block air intakes or
exhaust in any manner. DO NOT use on soft surfaces,
like a bed, where openings may become blocked.
13. To disconnect heater, set controls to OFF, then remove
plug from outlet.
14. Avoid the use of an extension cord because the
extension cord may overheat and cause a risk of fire.
However, if you have to use an extension cord, the
cord shall be No. 14 AWG minimum size and rated
not less than 1875 watts.
15. Always unplug the heater when not in use.
16. Discontinue use if plug outlet is hot. We recommend
outlet be replaced if plug or outlet is hot to touch.
PLEASE SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED AC
(Alternating Current) PLUG (a plug having one blade wider
than the other). This plug will fit
into the power outlet only one
way. If the plug does not
fit fully into the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact qualified personnel to
install the proper outlet.
DO NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY PURPOSE OF THIS
POLARIZED PLUG IN ANY WAY.
The length of the cord used on this product 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
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WARRANTY
Bionaire® warrants to the first retail purchaser, for TWO (2)
YEARS from the date of original purchase, either to repair
or replace at its option, without charge (parts and labor),
any supplied or manufactured part of this heater which,
upon inspection by an authorized service center, proves
to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or
workmanship, or, at its option, to replace the unit.
Operation under conditions other than those
recommended or at voltages other than the voltage
indicated on the unit, or any attempts by unauthorized
personnel to service the unit or modify it, will render the
guarantee void.
Bionaire® shall not be liable for any personal injury, property
damage or any incidental or consequential damages of
any kind (including water damage), resulting from defects,
malfunctions, misuse, improper installation or alteration of
the product.
BIONAIRE® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OR INCIDENTAL LOSSES
CAUSED BY USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and
not a modification of, or subtraction from, the statutory
warranties and other rights and remedies contained in
any applicable legislation and to the extent that any such
provision purports to disclaim, exclude or limit any such
statutory warranties or other rights or remedies, such
provisions shall be deemed to be amended to the extent
necessary to comply therewith.
For Warranty Service, please call 1-800-788-5350
in North America.
A Bionaire® consumer service representative will help
determine which is the best procedure in order for your
heater to be repaired.
KEEP THIS NUMBER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Bionaire® and Bionaire® Logo are registered trademarks of
The Holmes Group, Inc.
SmartTouch™ is a trademark of The Holmes Group, Inc.
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HEATER SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or
mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void
the warranty. The inside of the unit contains no user
serviceable parts. All servicing should be performed
by qualified personnel only.
2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its
original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where
you purchased it. If you are returning the unit more than
30 days after the date of purchase, please see the
enclosed warranty.
3. For service information please call 1-800-788-5350 or
visit our website at www.bionaire.com.
4. " If you have any other questions or comments,
feel free to write to us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
Consumer Service Department
32B Spur Drive
El Paso, TX 79906
than the rating of the heater. Care must be taken to
arrange the extension cord where it cannot be pulled
on by children or accidentally tripped over.
AUTO SHUT-OFF
To prevent damage and risks due to overheating this unit is
equipped with a built-in overheat, protection device.
It cuts off the power as soon as the heater’s internal
temperature becomes too hot. This patented,
technologically advanced system requires the user to reset
the heater if there is a potential overheat situation. It will
only resume operation when the user resets it.
To Reset the Heater:
1. Unplug the heater and wait 10 minutes for the unit
to cool down.
2. After the 10 minutes, plug the unit in again
and operate normally.
3. Push power button on, set Mode to desired setting.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully unpack your heater from the box (it is
recommended to save the box for off-season storage).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Heat
Exhaust
Control
Panel
1. Place the unit on a firm level
surface. Plug in the heater
to a 120V power source.
2. To start the unit, press the
mode button. The POWER
light will remain lit while the
heater is in operation.
Air
Intake
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Oscillation Base
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SMARTTOUCH™ THERMOSTAT INSTRUCTIONS
To take advantage of the SmartTouch™ Thermostat
continue to press the MODE/OFF button until the desired
temperature is set in either the HIGH (1500 Watt) or LOW
(750 Watt) setting. When ambient temperature rises
above the set temperature, the heater will stop.
When the ambient temperature drops below the set
temperature, the heater will turn on automatically.
Note: When the SmartTouch™ thermostat is set, either
the HIGH or LOW power light, and the set temperature
light will remain lit during operation.
Note: It is normal for the heater to cycle ON and OFF as
it maintains the preset temperature. To prevent the unit
from cycling, you need to raise the thermostat setting.
Note: SmartTouch™ has memory. The SmartTouch™
thermostat will remember the previous temperature
setting after the unit has been turned off. However,
if the unit is unplugged, the SmartTouch™ thermostat
will be reset and will no longer remember the previous
temperature setting.
REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
1. Before operation, insert 2 AAA batteries into the back
of the remote control.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zine), or
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
2. Press the power button ( ) on the remote control to
begin operation. Press the button a second time to
turn the heater off.
3. To change the heat or thermostat settings, press the
mode button. The mode button will scroll through the
two heat settings, then switch into Auto mode so that
the thermostat can be adjusted. Once in Auto mode,
continue to press the mode button until the desired
temperature setting is reached.
OSCILLATION (BFH3416 ONLY)
For maximum heat distribution use the oscillation function.
1. Press the Oscillation button on the remote control to
begin 90° oscillation.
2. To stop the heater from oscillating, press the Oscillation
button a second time; the unit will stop in that direction.
To resume oscillation, press the Oscillation button again.
Note: The oscillation feature can only be operated from
the Remote Control.
DO NOT attempt to turn oscillation by hand.
Severe damage to the mechanism could result.
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
During Season Care
Before cleaning make sure the unit is unplugged.
1. Allow the heater to cool before cleaning.
2. Carefully wipe the unit with a soft, damp cloth.
3. Please be cautious near the heating elements.
☛ TIP: Over time, dust may accumulate on the front grills.
This can be removed by wiping the unit with a damp
cloth. Always unplug unit and allow to cool prior to
cleaning.
After Season Care
Store heater in a cool, dry location. Bionaire® recommends
storing the unit in its original, or appropriately sized, box.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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If your heater fails to operate:
✔
Make sure the electrical outlet or circuit breaker is working.
✔
Check for obstructions. If you find an obstruction turn
the heater OFF, and follow the Reset Instructions in the
manual. Carefully remove the obstruction.
✔
The thermostat might be set too low. Adjust the
thermostat until the heater restarts.
Please DO NOT attempt to open or repair the
heater. Please see the Warranty for Service
Instructions.
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