Humidifier
TROUBLESHOOTING
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
• Unit does not turn on.
PROBABLE CAUSE
☛ Not plugged in.
SOLUTION
✔ Plug in Unit.
• Refill/Reset light illuminated. ☛ Water tank empty.
✔ Refill tank.
☛ Unit not reset after refill.
✔ Follow manual for Reset Instructions.
☛ Scale buildup on heating element. ✔ Remove scale from heating element.
• Mist output minimal to none.
☛ Scale buildup on heating element.
✔ Remove scale from heating element.
• Water leaks from tank.
☛ Tank rubber ring is missing.
✔ Remove tank cap and replace or
reposition ring.
✔ Tighten the cap.
✔ Fill with cool water only.
☛ Cap not tight enough.
☛ Tank water is hot.
• Crack in Tank.
• Film on tank.
☛ Hot water will cause tank to
✔ Fill with cool water only.
pressurize.
☛ Tanks will crack if hit or dropped. ✔ Handle tank with care.
☛ Mineral deposits.
When not using your humidifier for an extended period of time:
1.Clean, rinse and thoroughly dry the humidifier as directed in weekly maintenance. DO NOT leave any water in the
unit when storing. Leaving water in the unit may render the unit inoperable for the following season.
2.Place the humidifier in the original carton and store in a cool, dry place. To order the replacement accessories you
can do any of the following:
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
• Visit your local retailer
• Go to www.holmesproducts.com
• Call consumer service at 1-800-546-5637
If you have any questions regarding your product or would like to learn more about other Holmes® products, please
contact our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-546-5637 or visit our website at www.holmesproducts.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answer
• 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.
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✔ 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.
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 three 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.
© 2013 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.
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any questions or comments, please call 1-800-546-5637 and a
Customer Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
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 1-800-546-5637
and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
• How do I remove film on water tank? ✔ See Daily Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is recommended.
• How can I extend the run time?
HWM6000
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✔ Clean/disinfect tank as instructed in
weekly cleaning instructions.
Question
Owner’s Guide
WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLE
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-546-5637
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. PLEASE DO
NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.
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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 R TA 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.
DO NOT place hands, face or body directly over or
near Moisture Outlet while unit is in operation. DO
NOT cover Moisture Outlet while the unit is operating.
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.
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. If you have a warm
mist humidifier, DO NOT attempt to remove the water
tank within 15 minutes after the humidifier is turned
off and unplugged. Serious injury may result.
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.
Never use gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean
any part of the humidifier.
17.Excessive humidity in a room can cause water
condensation on windows and some furniture. If this
happens, turn the humidifier OFF.
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.
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F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
18.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.
19.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.
20.Never place housing under water flow or immerse in
liquids.
21.Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock
could result.
22.Do not pour water in any openings other than the
water tank.
23. If you have a warm mist humidifier, allow unit to cool
before refilling water tank or maintenance as the
heater bulb is hot.
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 , wait until
unit cools completely.
27.Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
28. Failure to clean device per the cleaning instructions in
the instruction book may result in overheating or fire.
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THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTES:
• This is an electrical appliance and requires attention
when in use.
• 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.
• DO NOT block air inlet or outlet
• Keep unit away from surfaces that can be damaged
by water and/or heat (such as wood floors).
• Place mat underneath the unit during use.
• Do not place the humidifier on carpet. The heat sink
underneath the humidifier might cause the carpet to
be discolored and may cause overheating of the unit.
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.
HOW WARM MIST WORKS
Your Holmes® Warm Mist humidifier is designed to allow
the proper amount of water to flow out of the tank. Air is
drawn in through the grill openings located in the back of
the unit 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.
NOTE: A humidity level below 20% can be unhealthy and
uncomfortable. The recommended humidity level is
between 40%-50%.
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
3.Remove the tank from the main housing.
4.Bring the tank to the sink, turn upside down and twist
off the tank cap by turning counter clockwise. Fill tank
with cool, fresh tap water. DO NOT fill with warm water
as this may cause leaking. Replace the cap on tank
FIRMLY. The tank will hold 1.3 gallon of water. The
humidifier will produce up to 2.5 gallons of water over
a 24 hour time period.
5.Make sure the safety lock is rotated completely to the
locked position. Place tank back on to the base. The
tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
6.Plug the humidifier into a 120V electrical outlet.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1.To turn the unit on, switch the knob to the High (Hi)
position. High will produce the maximum moisture
and Low will produce the longest run time and
quieter performance. The power light will be on. It is
normal for the humidifier to take 10 minutes to boil
the water and begin to mist.
2. To turn the unit to low, switch the knob to the LOW (Lo) position. To turn the unit off, switch the
knob to Off.
3. The Medicine cup is located on the top of the mist
chamber. To use, pour designated humidifier
medication into the cup. DO NOT add medication to
the water tank. DO NOT add medication to the
medicine cup when the unit is already operating.
CLEANING / MAINTENANCE
RESET PROCEDURE
NOTE: when the water in the tank is empty and the water
in the heating chamber is almost empty, the Automatic
Shut Off will activate. The RESET light ( ) will illuminate
and the unit will not operate again until you refill the
water tank and reset the humidifier as outlined below.
1. Turn the power knob to Off.
2. Unplug the unit.
3. Remove and refill the water tank, being sure to ollow
the Daily Maintenance Instructions. Replace the tank
onto the base.
4. Allow 15 minutes for the Automatic shut off to reset.
5. After the 15 minutes, plug in the unit and turn the
Power Knob, to HIGH. The RESET light should now be
off (if not repeat steps 1-5). In about 10 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 water tank and base to prevent algae
or bacteria growth.
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E. HUMIDIFIER BASE
C. TANK HANDLE
F. MEDICINE CUP
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
The following maintenance procedures must be
routinely followed in order to ensure proper,
efficient operation of your humidifier. The unit
WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY if not cleaned
regularly.
When the unit is in use, daily and weekly maintenance is
recommended. Regular weekly cleaning prevents scale
buildup on the heating element and base. It also prevents
micro-organisms from growing on the base and tank. This
ensures that maximum efficiency will be achieved.
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.
Daily Maintenance
Allow to cool before maintenance.
1. Before cleaning, set the power knob to OFF position
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.
3. Empty water and minerals from the base and place in
the top rack of the dishwasher. This will remove any
sediment and dirt that has accumulated in the base.
NOTE: It is imperative that the base is cleaned properly. The
base is dishwasher safe (top rack ONLY) for easy cleaning.
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 lined
with a 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.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-5 in the Daily Maintenance section.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base 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 base to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the
white vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect
the tank.
4. Wipe the heating element clean with a soft cloth after
it has had a chance to cool.
Disinfect tank:
1. Fill tank with ½ teaspoon of chlorine bleach and ½
gallon 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 warm water until you cannot detect any bleach
odor. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Refill the water tank with cool water; replace the
housing and the water tank. Repeat ALL Operating
Instructions.
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