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TROUBLESHOOTING
SOLUTION
Mist output minimal to none.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Mineral buildup in tray.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Regular cleaning of tray after each use will help
keep the unit functioning properly.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Normal
Depending on the humidity setting this
may be normal.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
Your filter needs to be changed.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
In areas with particular hard water your filter
will need to be changed more frequently.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
Short filter life
Film on tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Use Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), to order call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com
Water cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Using warm water to refill tank.
Only use care products suggested by Holmes
and cool water to refill tank.
Over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
Very tight tank cap.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF62 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel,
proves to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply
to installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 3 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material or
workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first thirty six months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective in material
or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $7.00 for handling and return packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) a dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) your $7.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $7.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. 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. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
5/22/01 last update
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Cool Mist
Humidifier
HM1700
Owner’s Guide
PROBABLE CAUSE
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
FILTER# HWF62
FILTER TYPE: WICK
TROUBLE
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SAFETY 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 120 V 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" 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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to
heed this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to
pull 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
Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 the included
hygrometer, or purchase one at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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 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.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
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. 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.
FEATURES - OPERATION
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Your Holmes Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through the rear air
intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden
wick filter, which retains the minerals and deposits in the water.
The resulting moist air is directed back into the room from the
top air grill.
NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture
output. It is normal not to see the mist.
NOTE: A humidity level below 20% can be unhealthy and
uncomfortable. The recommended humidity level is between
40%-50%.
1. Move the Humidity Control Knob to the HI position. Move the
Humidity Control knob to the LO setting to lower the humidification
rate. Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and the unit to produce the maximum moisture output.
NOTE: We recommend the use of the hygrometer which you can
purchase by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES. A humidity level below 20%
can be unhealthy and uncomfortable. The recommended humidity
level is between 40% and 50%.
2. When the water tank is empty, and the base is almost empty,
you need to refill the tank. The fan will continue to run to help
dry the humidifier. Shut off and unplug the unit. Please follow
the Daily Cleaning Instructions. Refill the tank as directed in
Pre-operating Instructions.
3. Make sure the unit is switched OFF, then plug into the electrical
outlet. Turn the power ON.
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, base and
wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become
trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water, the greater the
amount of minerals in the water, and the more often you will need
to change your filter.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filter in your humidifier by
checking the Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes of
use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to fig. 3 for close-up of indicator)
will move from the OFF position
and indicate your filter condition. Figure 3
A brand new filter will register in
the blue section reading GOOD
filter. After frequent use of your
humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (CHANGE) section, this means the
proper amount of moisture is not getting into your air due to the
excessive minerals and sediment that have become trapped on your
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important to
change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model HWF65 replacement filter.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance guidelines
are not followed, micro-organisms may be able to grow in the
water within the humidifier.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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"
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 upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
B
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1 gallon of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 2.0 gallons
of moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle
and lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the 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.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base.
The tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
A. Circular Filter
Supports
Figure 1
B. Circular
Extended Life
Filter
A
C. Humidifier
Base
C
A
F
C
Figure 2
A. Carry Handle
B
B. Humidifier Tank
D C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity
Control/Power Knob
E. Humidifier Base
E
F. Filter Check™
Indicator
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
Daily Maintenance
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier. Remove filter
and place in sink or tub as the filter will release water when not
in the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly to remove
any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean soft cloth
or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or abrasive
cleaners)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all
interior surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1/2 gallon
of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes.
Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. 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.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY 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 120 V 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" 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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to
heed this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to
pull 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
Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 the included
hygrometer, or purchase one at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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 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.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
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. 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.
FEATURES - OPERATION
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Your Holmes Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through the rear air
intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden
wick filter, which retains the minerals and deposits in the water.
The resulting moist air is directed back into the room from the
top air grill.
NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture
output. It is normal not to see the mist.
NOTE: A humidity level below 20% can be unhealthy and
uncomfortable. The recommended humidity level is between
40%-50%.
1. Move the Humidity Control Knob to the HI position. Move the
Humidity Control knob to the LO setting to lower the humidification
rate. Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and the unit to produce the maximum moisture output.
NOTE: We recommend the use of the hygrometer which you can
purchase by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES. A humidity level below 20%
can be unhealthy and uncomfortable. The recommended humidity
level is between 40% and 50%.
2. When the water tank is empty, and the base is almost empty,
you need to refill the tank. The fan will continue to run to help
dry the humidifier. Shut off and unplug the unit. Please follow
the Daily Cleaning Instructions. Refill the tank as directed in
Pre-operating Instructions.
3. Make sure the unit is switched OFF, then plug into the electrical
outlet. Turn the power ON.
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, base and
wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become
trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water, the greater the
amount of minerals in the water, and the more often you will need
to change your filter.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filter in your humidifier by
checking the Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes of
use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to fig. 3 for close-up of indicator)
will move from the OFF position
and indicate your filter condition. Figure 3
A brand new filter will register in
the blue section reading GOOD
filter. After frequent use of your
humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (CHANGE) section, this means the
proper amount of moisture is not getting into your air due to the
excessive minerals and sediment that have become trapped on your
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important to
change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model HWF65 replacement filter.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance guidelines
are not followed, micro-organisms may be able to grow in the
water within the humidifier.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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"
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 upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
B
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1 gallon of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 2.0 gallons
of moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle
and lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the 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.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base.
The tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
A. Circular Filter
Supports
Figure 1
B. Circular
Extended Life
Filter
A
C. Humidifier
Base
C
A
F
C
Figure 2
A. Carry Handle
B
B. Humidifier Tank
D C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity
Control/Power Knob
E. Humidifier Base
E
F. Filter Check™
Indicator
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
Daily Maintenance
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier. Remove filter
and place in sink or tub as the filter will release water when not
in the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly to remove
any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean soft cloth
or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or abrasive
cleaners)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all
interior surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1/2 gallon
of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes.
Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. 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.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY 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 120 V 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" 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 it’s electrical outlet. Failure to
heed this warning may cause personal injury. Be sure to
pull 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
Holmes Group, Inc. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 the included
hygrometer, or purchase one at your local
hardware store or through Holmes, 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 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.
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
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. 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.
FEATURES - OPERATION
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - STORAGE
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE FILTER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Your Holmes Cool Mist humidifier draws dry air through the rear air
intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden
wick filter, which retains the minerals and deposits in the water.
The resulting moist air is directed back into the room from the
top air grill.
NOTE: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture
output. It is normal not to see the mist.
NOTE: A humidity level below 20% can be unhealthy and
uncomfortable. The recommended humidity level is between
40%-50%.
1. Move the Humidity Control Knob to the HI position. Move the
Humidity Control knob to the LO setting to lower the humidification
rate. Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and the unit to produce the maximum moisture output.
NOTE: We recommend the use of the hygrometer which you can
purchase by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES. A humidity level below 20%
can be unhealthy and uncomfortable. The recommended humidity
level is between 40% and 50%.
2. When the water tank is empty, and the base is almost empty,
you need to refill the tank. The fan will continue to run to help
dry the humidifier. Shut off and unplug the unit. Please follow
the Daily Cleaning Instructions. Refill the tank as directed in
Pre-operating Instructions.
3. Make sure the unit is switched OFF, then plug into the electrical
outlet. Turn the power ON.
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, base and
wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become
trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water, the greater the
amount of minerals in the water, and the more often you will need
to change your filter.
You will be able to monitor the life of the filter in your humidifier by
checking the Filter Check™ Indicator. When the unit is off, the Filter
Check™ Indicator will read in the OFF position. After 60 minutes of
use, Filter Check™ Indicator (refer to fig. 3 for close-up of indicator)
will move from the OFF position
and indicate your filter condition. Figure 3
A brand new filter will register in
the blue section reading GOOD
filter. After frequent use of your
humidifier, the Filter Check™
Indicator will let you know when
the filter needs to be changed.
When the needle is in the red (CHANGE) section, this means the
proper amount of moisture is not getting into your air due to the
excessive minerals and sediment that have become trapped on your
filter. At this point, you should replace your filter. It is important to
change your filter as indicated to obtain stated performance level.
To replace the filter, follow the steps below.
1. Push the 1 Touch button for 2 seconds to turn the unit OFF
and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
3. Discard the old filter and follow weekly cleaning instructions.
4. Insert a new filter into the filter support in the base.
5. Replace the main housing and then the tank.
6. Repeat Operating Instruction steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
You can obtain a new filter by calling 1-800-5-HOLMES in the USA
or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model HWF65 replacement filter.
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor
air. To get the most of the benefit from the humidifier and
avoid product failure, follow all maintenance instructions
carefully. If the recommended care and maintenance guidelines
are not followed, micro-organisms may be able to grow in the
water within the humidifier.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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"
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 upward (see figure 2).
4. Remove the main housing by lifting straight upward. Check
to see that the wick filter is properly in place. Replace the
humidifier housing.
B
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: This humidifier holds about 1 gallon of water in the tank
and humidifier base. The humidifier will produce up to 2.0 gallons
of moisture over a 24-Hour period, depending on the room humidity
and temperature.
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank from the base by holding the handle
and lifting straight up (see figure 2).
3. Twist off the tank cap located on the bottom of the 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.
4. After filling the tank, replace the tank cap by firmly turning
clockwise and then replace the water tank on the base.
The tank will immediately begin to empty into the base.
5. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
A. Circular Filter
Supports
Figure 1
B. Circular
Extended Life
Filter
A
C. Humidifier
Base
C
A
F
C
Figure 2
A. Carry Handle
B
B. Humidifier Tank
D C. Humidifier Housing
D. 2-Speed Humidity
Control/Power Knob
E. Humidifier Base
E
F. Filter Check™
Indicator
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
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 above.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing.
Do not store with water inside the base.
3. Do not store with the reservoir cap in place.
4. Throw away the wicking filter. Do not store with wick filter in place.
5. Store in a cool dry location.
Daily Maintenance
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched OFF and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
2. Lift off the tank and the housing of the humidifier. Remove filter
and place in sink or tub as the filter will release water when not
in the humidifier.
3. Carry the base and the tank to the sink, remove the wick filter,
then drain and rinse the base and tank thoroughly to remove
any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean soft cloth
or paper towel. (DO NOT use metal cleaning utensils or abrasive
cleaners)
4. Put the filter back in the filter supports, replace the housing, then
refill the tank with cool tap water as instructed in filling the water
tank instructions.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar, or by using Cleanse Clean™
by Holmes. Let solution stand 20 minutes, clean all
interior surfaces with a soft brush.
3. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
4. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the tank.
Disinfect tank:
1. Fill tank with 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1/2 gallon
of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes.
Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the tank after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
SOLUTION
Mist output minimal to none.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Mineral buildup in tray.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Regular cleaning of tray after each use will help
keep the unit functioning properly.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Normal
Depending on the humidity setting this
may be normal.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
Your filter needs to be changed.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
In areas with particular hard water your filter
will need to be changed more frequently.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
Short filter life
Film on tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Use Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), to order call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com
Water cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Using warm water to refill tank.
Only use care products suggested by Holmes
and cool water to refill tank.
Over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
Very tight tank cap.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF62 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel,
proves to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply
to installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 3 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material or
workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first thirty six months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective in material
or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $7.00 for handling and return packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) a dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) your $7.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $7.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. 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. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
5/22/01 last update
HM170001UM1
Printed in CHINA
Cool Mist
Humidifier
HM1700
Owner’s Guide
PROBABLE CAUSE
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
FILTER# HWF62
FILTER TYPE: WICK
TROUBLE
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PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING
SOLUTION
Mist output minimal to none.
Filter has not absorbed water.
Mineral buildup in tray.
Wait 15 minutes before starting humidifier.
Regular cleaning of tray after each use will help
keep the unit functioning properly.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Normal
Depending on the humidity setting this
may be normal.
Rubber tank ring is missing
or improperly placed.
Remove tank cap then replace or
reposition ring.
Cap not tight enough.
Tighten the cap.
Your filter needs to be changed.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
In areas with particular hard water your filter
will need to be changed more frequently.
Water leaks from tank.
Filter turns brown.
Short filter life
Film on tank.
Mineral deposits cause film on tank
to buildup.
Use Cleanse Clean™ (S1710), to order call
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com
Water cloudy.
Filter needs to be replaced.
Replace your filter (HWF62) by calling
1-800-5-HOLMES, or visit www.holmesproducts.com.
Using warm water to refill tank.
Only use care products suggested by Holmes
and cool water to refill tank.
Over tightened.
Add liquid soap to cap gasket to ease opening.
Very tight tank cap.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
(see included Humidifier Accessory Form)
• Comfort Check hygrometer/thermometer
Reads humidity and temperature levels
– Digital HHG175: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.99
– Analog HHG150: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• HWF62 Replacement Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99
• SC1720 Cool Mist Care Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.99
(Complete care for your humidifier:
One bottle each of S1705, 1708, 1710)
Individual Bottles also available:
• S1705 Water Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1708 Bacteriostat Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
• S1710 Cleanse Clean™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.99
(plus shipping and handling)
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty.
2. If you have any questions regarding this units operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES to speak with a Consumer Service Representative.
3. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store you purchased it.
If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
4. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write us:
The Holmes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
For your own records, staple or attach your sales receipt to this manual. Also, please take a moment to write the store name/location and date purchased below.
STORE NAME
LOCATION:
DATE PURCHASED:
(STAPLE RECEIPT HERE)
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. The quality controls used in the manufacture of this Holmes product are to ensure your satisfaction.
B. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
C. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by Holmes authorized personnel,
proves to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. Holmes will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not apply
to installation expenses.
D. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit,
will render this WARRANTY VOID.
E. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, Holmes shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any incidental or consequential damages
of any kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper installation or alteration of this product.
F. All parts of this Holmes product are guaranteed for a period of 3 years as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your Holmes product should replace this product if it is defective in material or
workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.)
2. Within the first thirty six months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions in paragraph H, Holmes will repair or replace the product if it is defective in material
or workmanship providing it is returned to Holmes, freight prepaid, with PROOF OF PURCHASE date, together with $7.00 for handling and return packing/shipping charges.
G. If you have any problem with this product, please write our Consumer Service Dept., or call, 1-800-5-HOLMES.
H. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS Your warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return; be sure to enclose:
a) your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) a dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) your $7.00 check for return packaging, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. Holmes recommends you insure the package (as damage in shipment is not covered by your warranty).
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you (as noted in paragraph F).
5. Mark the outside of your package:
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
THE HOLMES GROUP, INC.
2 PULLMAN STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01606
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $7.00
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. 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. To the extent that any provision of this warranty is inconsistent
with any applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
5/22/01 last update
HM170001UM1
Printed in CHINA
Cool Mist
Humidifier
HM1700
Owner’s Guide
PROBABLE CAUSE
questions or comments, please call 1-800-5-HOLMES and a Consumer
Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
FILTER# HWF62
FILTER TYPE: WICK
TROUBLE
☎ INFO HOT-LINE: If, after reading this owner’s guide you have any
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
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