Operating instructions | Bionaire BWM2601 Humidifier User Manual

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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
tank cap in place.
4. Store in a cool dry location.
Troubleshooting for your Warm Mist Humidifier
• Power light not
• Refill light
• Moist air
output low.
Probable Cause
Unit not
plugged in.
Power failure.
Water tank
Unit not reset
after refilling tank.
Scale buildup in
Scale buildup on
heating element.
Plug in unit.
Check circuit
breaker or fuse.
Remove and
Follow reset
Remove tray and
flush out scale
Remove scale
from heating
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
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 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 Free Warm
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, near heat
registers, radiator, stoves, or heaters.
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.
7. NEVER place anything over moisture outlet when unit is
8. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
9. DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord
or plug, if 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. (4
inches (10 cm) from wall). A waterproof mat or pad is
recommended for 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 wallpaper.
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 reservoir 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 hardware store or through Bionaire, 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 humidifier 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.Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
This appliance has a POLARIZED 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.
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 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® Warm Moisture humidifier is designed to
allow the proper amounts of water to flow out of the tank.
Air is drawn in through the grill openings and mixed with
steam in the misting chamber. The warm mist is then
dispersed out of the top of the misting chamber through
the outlet grill and into the room. Warm moisture
humidifiers put moisture back into the air you breathe to
help relieve sinus and respiratory discomforts, reduce
annoying static electricity and provide a healthy growing
environment for your indoor plants.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off and disconnected
from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat surface,
about 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall. Do not
place your humidifier on furniture, a floor location that
will not be damaged by moisture is best.
3. Remove the water tank by holding the tank handle and
lifting straight upwards.
1. Twist off the water tank cap located on the bottom of
the water tank by turning counter clockwise and fill the
water tank with cool fresh water. Do not fill with warm
water as this may cause leaking.
2. After filling the water tank, replace the water tank cap
by firmly turning clockwise and then replace the water
tank onto the base. The water tank will immediately
begin to empty into the base.
1. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
2. Turn the Mode Knob to the High position ( II ). The
Power Light will be On and the Refill Light will be Off. It
is normal for the humidifier to take about 10 minutes to
warm up and begin to mist.
3. After the unit begins misting, set the humidifier to the
desired power setting [High ( II ) or Low ( I )].
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the water in the
heating chamber is almost empty, the Automatic Shut Off
will activate. The Refill Light will illuminate and the unit will
not operate again until you refill the water tank and reset
the humidifier.
1. Turn the Mode Knob to off ( O ).
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to follow
the Daily Maintenance Instructions. Replace the tank
onto the base.
Fig 1
Control Panel
Tank Handle
4. Wait 20 minutes for Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After 20 minutes, plug in the unit and turn the Mode
Knob to High. The Refill Light should now be off (if not
repeat steps 1 through 5). In about 10 minutes, the
humidifier will begin to produce moisture.
If the Refill Light is still on at this point, and the unit does
not begin to product moisture within a few minutes, then
repeat Steps 1-5.
IMPORTANT: 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 and base to prevent algae or bacteria
The following maintenance procedures must be
routinely followed in order to ensure proper,
efficient operation of your humidifier. The unit may not
operate properly without following the cleaning and
maintenance instructions.
When the unit is in use, daily and weekly maintenance is
recommended. Regular weekly cleaning prevents scale
buildup on the heating element and tray. It also prevents
micro-organisms from growing on the tray and tank. This
ensures that maximum efficiency will be achieved.
The manufacturer cannot over-emphasize how essential
proper cleaning is to the maintenance and continued use
of your unit and to the avoidance of algae or bacteria
Fig 2
Water Tank
Water Tray
Safety Lock Tab
Mode Knob
Power Light
Refill Light
Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, set the control to off position ( O ) and
unplug the unit from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water tank then unlock the misting
chamber by rotating the safety lock towards the front of
the unit. Lift mist chamber from the unit’s base. Now
lift the tray from the base.
3. Empty water and minerals from the tray and place in
the top rack of the dishwasher. This will remove any
sediment and dirt that has accumulated in the tray.
NOTE: It is imperative that the tray is cleaned properly.
The tray is dishwasher safe (top rack ONLY) for easy
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth
after it has had a chance to cool.
5. Replace misting chamber and engage safety lock.
The Electronic Thermal Control Heating element is
provided with a special coating that is designed to provide
the easiest cleaning and prolong the operating efficiency of
the humidifier. DO NOT use any metal or hard objects to
clean the Heating Element. Never use detergents, gasoline,
kerosene, glass cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner or
other household solvents to clean any part of the humidifier.
Remove scale: Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the tray by partially filling the tray with one 8-oz
cup of undiluted white vinegar. Let solution stand 20
minutes, cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft brush.
Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe
out entire tray to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the
white vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth after
it has had a chance to cool.
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