Operating instructions | Bionaire BWM5905 Humidifier User Manual

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4. Allow 5-10 minutes for the Automatic Shut-Off to reset.
5. After the 5-10 minutes, plug the humidifier back into
the outlet and press Power Button ( ) to turn on. In
about 10-15 minutes the humidifier will begin to
produce moisture.
IMPORTANT: If you do not plan to use the humidifier for
two or more days, make sure any residual water is drained
from the humidifier tank and water tray to prevent algae or
bacterial growth.
DANGER: Improper use of electric cords and plugs can
cause a burn, fire or other electric shock hazard. Never
“yank” on cord to remove from outlet. Instead grip plug
and pull from outlet. Check the power cord and plug for
damage. A damaged cord or plug must be repaired before
using the humidifier.
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.
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 humidifier 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. Should your humidifier require service, please call
1-800-253-2764 in North America for further assistance.
4. ✉If you have any other questions or comments, feel
free to write to us or visit our website
Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Consumer Service Department
303 Nelson Avenue
Neosho, MO 64850
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.
99% Germ Free Humidifier
with UV Technology
fan with Remote
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, 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 out Consumer Service
EPA Est. 064915-CHN-001
Read instructions
before operating.
Retain for future reference.
Instruction Leaflet
If after having read this leaflet, you have any
© 2007 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden
Consumer Solutions. All Rights Reserved.
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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. Failure to follow these safety
precautions may result in personal injury or property
damage, fire or shock.
1. Always have water in the water tank when operating unit.
2. Use only clean, distilled or filtered tap water. Using tap
water with a high mineral content (hard water) will result
in the need for more frequent cleanings.
3. Be sure the filling cap of the tank is firmly tightened.
4. Position the unit within the room so the air output
from the top grill is aimed away from children, walls
and furniture.
5. When removing the Tank, use one hand on the Tank
Handle and lift straight up. DO NOT use if tank is cracked.
6. DO NOT place the appliance near heating devices.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces and areas
where it can be stepped on or tripped over.
7. Use only 120V AC outlet. Be sure unit is plugged in
firmly and completely. As with any electrical device,
plug and unplug unit with dry hands only.
8. Turn the humidifier off and unplug the unit when: not in
use, before moving or before cleaning. Please refer to
the CARE AND MAINTENANCE section in this manual.
9. To avoid the risk of fire, shock or personal injury, do not
use an extension cord.
WARNING: Never operate unit with a damaged cord
or plug.
10.Always place unit on a flat, level surface AWAY from
direct sunlight or computers or other sensitive
electronic equipment.
11.This product does not offer a medicine cup feature. DO
NOT add medication of any type into the mist director,
base or water tank. Do not cover or place anything
over any opening. Never drop or insert any object into
any openings.
12.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.
13.DANGER: To guard against electrical shock, NEVER
immerse the humidifier motor unit in water or other liquids.
14.Regular cleaning of the unit is needed. Please refer to
the CARE AND MAINTENANCE section in this manual.
15.DO NOT use outdoors.
16.Turn the humidifier OFF if the relative humidity exceeds
60%, or if you notice condensation on the inside of
your windows. For proper humidity reading use a
hygrometer which is available in many retail stores.
17.Do not place the humidifier directly on wood furniture or
other surfaces that can be damaged by water and heat.
For best results, place on a level, waterproof surface.
18.The unit contains no consumer serviceable parts. To
reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not attempt to
open the wiring cover.
19.Do not place unit on top of carpet, towels or flammable
CAUTION: UV Lamp contains MERCURY. Manage in
accordance to disposal laws.See: www.lamprecycle.org
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.
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.
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.
We 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 build-up.
Allow the humidifier to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, be sure the humidifier is switched off
and unplug the unit from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the humidifier tank then unlock the mist
chamber by rotating the safety lock completely to the
unlocked position. Lift the mist chamber off of the
water tray.
NOTE: We recommend that you use one finger to
turn the wing nut to unlock the mist chamber from the
water tray.
3. Drain and rinse the water tray and tank thoroughly to
remove any sediments and dirt. Wipe clean and dry
with a clean soft cloth or paper towel. (DO NOT use
metal cleaning utensils or abrasive cleaners).
NOTE: It is imperative that the water tray is cleaned
properly. The water tray is dishwasher safe (top rack
ONLY) for easy cleaning.
4. The heating element is lined with a coating that is
designed to provide the easiest cleaning and prolong
the operating efficiency of the humidifier. 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.
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.
Allow the humidifier to cool before maintenance.
1. Repeat steps 1-4 in the DAILY MAINTENANCE section.
2. Clean the water tray by partially filling the tray with one
8-oz. cup of undiluted white vinegar. Let solution stand
20 minutes, then clean all interior surfaces with a soft
brush. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar
and wipe out entire water tray to remove scale.
Disinfecting tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1/4
gallon (1.89L) of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every
few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
3. Carefully empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse
with water until you cannot detect any bleach odor. Dry
with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool tap water. Replace the
mist chamber and lock it to the water tray. Insert the
water tank. Follow PRE-OPERATING and OPERATING
1. It is recommended that the water tray and humidifier
tank be cleaned before first use. (See CARE AND
MAINTENANCE Instructions)
2. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF.
3. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat level
surface about 4 inch away from the wall. DO NOT
place the humidifier on a finished floor or near furniture,
which can be damaged by too much heat, moisture or
water. Place on a moisture resistant surface.
4. Open humidifier tank access door by pulling back on
the finger tabs.
5. Grasp tank and pull straight up to remove.
6. Bring the tank to the sink, turn upside down and twist
off the tank cap by turning counter clockwise. Fill tank
with cool tap water. DO NOT fill with warm water as
this may cause leaking. Replace the cap on tank FIRMLY.
7. Make sure the safety lock is rotated completely to the
locked position. Place tank back on to the water tray.
The tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
8. Close the access door. If the tank is not positioned
correctly, the access door will not close.
9. Plug power cord into a 120V AC wall outlet only.
1. Turn the humidifier on by pressing the Power Button
( ). The NiteView™ light in the misting chamber
will illuminate.
2. It is normal for the humidifier to take 10-15 minutes to
boil the water and begin to mist.
3. Turn the humidifier off by pressing the Power Button
( ). The Niteview™ light in the mist chamber will turn off.
A. Tank
B. Humidifier
C. Safety Lock
D. Water Tray
E. Access Door
F. Finger Tab
G. Power Button
H. Heating Element
NOTE: When the water in the tank is empty and the water
in the tray is almost empty, the humidifier automatically
turns off and will not operate again until you reset it. Follow
the steps below to reset your humidifier:
WARNING: Steam, heating element and base of
humidifier may be extremely hot and could cause burns.
Turn humidifier off and allow to cool for 60 minutes before
opening or moving. Do not set down on carpet or any
other surface which may get damaged by heat.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off.
2. Unplug the humidifier.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to follow
the Daily Maintenance instructions. Replace the tank
onto the base.
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