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Troubleshooting for your
Ultrasonic Humidifier
• What are the
variables that
affect run
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:
1. Air exchange in the room where
the humidifier is placed.
2. Room construction where the
humidifier is placed.
3. Temperature of the room where
the humidifier is placed.
4. Humidity levels in the room where
the humidifier is placed.
5. Movement of occupants and the
opening and closing of doors in
the room where the humidifier is
6. Home furnishings in the room
where the humidifier is placed.
• How do I
remove film
on water
See Daily Maintenance instructions.
Regular cleaning is recommended.
• How can I
extend the
run time?
1. Run your unit on the lowest
2. 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.
• Water Leaks from
Probable Cause
☛ Tank rubber ring is missing. ✔ Remove tank cap and
replace or reposition
☛ Cap not tight enough.
✔ Tighten the cap.
☛ Tank water is Hot.
✔ Fill with cool water
☛ Hot water will cause tank
to pressurize.
✔ Fill with cool water only.
☛ Tanks will crack if hit or
✔ Handle tank with Care.
• Film on tank
☛ Mineral deposits.
✔ Clean/disinfect tank as
instructed in weekly
cleaning instructions.
• Reduced or no
☛ Out of water.
✔ Fill tank.
☛ Setting too low.
✔ Increase setting to high.
☛ Transducer plate dirty.
✔ Clean transducer (refer
to Cleaning and
Instructions ).
• Crack in tank
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would like to learn more about other Bionaire®
products, please contact our Consumer Service
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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 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.
By Gabriel Fontaine at 8:10 am, Sep 08, 2008
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.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of Jarden Corp
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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
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.
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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.
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
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 completely.
27.Use both hands when carrying full tank of water.
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.
Consumer Safety Information
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
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.
This product has been tested and complies with the
requirements for Federal Communications Commission,
Part 18 for Radio/TV/Communication interference.
Although tested, it may affect these devices. If the
humidifier is found to interfere, separate the device and/or
the humidifier. Conduct only the user maintenance found
in this manual. Other maintenance and servicing can
cause harmful interference and can void the required FCC
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off (the Slider Wheel
is turned all the way towards " O " position).
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
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 capacity and run time for each
model are listed below:
5. 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.
1. To turn the humidifier on, switch the Slider Wheel to
produce the highest moisture level (
). a lower
setting will produce lower moisture level but with
longer run time. The detailed settings is shown as
High ( ) - Low ( ) - Off ( O )
2. When the humidifier runs out of water, the transducer
will automatically shut off and the fan will keep running
to dry any residual water out of the base and
3. Once the tank is empty, turn the the Slider Wheel to the
Off position ( O ) and unplug the unit.
4. Before refilling the tank, empty any residual water from
the base and tank. Follow daily maintenance
5. Fill tank with cool, fresh tap water. DO NOT fill with
warm water as this may cause leaking. Replace the
cap on tank FIRMLY. Follow step 5-6 in pre-operating
Tank Capacity
Runs Up To (hrs)
Fan Outlet
Humidifier Base
Slider Wheel
(on the rear side)
Figure 2
Overflow Feature
Figure 1
WARNING: DO NOT move the humidifier with water in
the tank or the humidifier base. The moving action of the
water may activate the water tank’s release nozzle and
overfill the humidifier base. This may cause the humidifier
to function intermittently, or stop emitting mist. Should
this occur, simply remove the excess water from the
humidifier base.
IMPORTANT: If you do not plan to use your humidifier
for two or more days, make sure any residual water is
drained from the water tank and base to prevent any
algae or bacteria growth in stagnant water. Make sure the
tank is dry.
NOTE: This humidifier is equipped with an agency
required overflow feature. To prevent spillage or overflow
of water, avoid tilting the humidifier while carrying.
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 humidifier's 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 tank from the humidifier and place in sink
or tub.
3. 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. Refill with cool tap water. Do not overfill.
To Remove Scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling
it with one 8-oz cups of undiluted Figure 3
white vinegar or by using CleanAwayTM solution (DMS216) by the
manufacturer. Leave this solution
in the tank for 20 minutes, while
cleaning all interior surfaces with a
soft brush (brush not included)
(see Figure 3). Gently scrub the
area around the transducer with a soft brush. Remove
the scale by wiping the entire base with a cloth
dampened with undiluted white vinegar.
3. Rinse clean with warm water to remove cleaning
solution before disinfecting the tank.
To Disinfect Tank
1. Fill humidifier tank 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.
3. Carefully empty the tank 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. Refill the water tank as directed in Operating
Instructions, and turn the unit on.
When not using your humidifier for an extended period of
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
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:
• Visit your local retailer
• Go to
• Call consumer service at 1-800-253-2764
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