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TROUBLESHOOTING
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not turn on
Mist output minimal to none
Not plugged in
Filter has not absorbed water
Plug in unit
Wait 30 minutes for filter to absorb water
Filter turns brown
The filter has absorbed minerals
Replace your filter (HWF75/HF221) by
calling 1-800-546-5637, or visiting
www.holmesproducts.com
FilterCheck® is not working
Takes 60 minutes to register
Allow the humidifier to run continuously
for 60 minutes for the FilterCheck®
Indicator to reflect the filter condition
Humidifier continuously
displays 21%
Humidity at the humidifier is
at or below 21%
Continue to operate humidifier to raise
the room humidity
Humidifier continuously
displays 90%
Humidity at the humidifier is
at or above 90%
Stop operating the humidifier if the
humidity level is too high
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
When not using your humidifier for an extended period of time:
1. Dispose of the filters. DO NOT leave in unit.
2. 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.
3. Place the humidifier in the original carton and store in a cool, dry place.
4. Order your replacement filter for next year’s use.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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:
To order the replacement accessories you can do any of the following:
• Visit your local retailer
• Go to www.holmesproducts.com
• Call consumer service at 1-800-546-5637
Air exchange in the room where the humidifier is placed.
Room construction 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.
6. Home furnishings in the room where the humidifier is placed.
How do I remove film on
water tank?
See Daily Maintenance instructions. Regular cleaning is recommended.
How can I extend the run
time?
1. Run your unit on the lowest setting.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Owner’s Guide
HM3656
To Disinfect Humidifier Base and Tank:
1. Fill humidifier base with 1/2 gallon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach.
2. Fill each tank 1/2 full with water and 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach.
3. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes. Wet all surfaces.
4. Carefully empty the base and tank after 20 minutes, and rinse with water until you cannot detect any bleach
smell. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
5. Check the FilterCheck® Indicator to see if it is time to replace the filters. Depending on water hardness in your
area, it may be necessary to change the filter every 1-2 months. Re-insert the wick filter.
6. Refill the water tank as directed with cool tap water, replace the humidifier housing, and turn the unit on.
REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES
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WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
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.
6 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
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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 six years 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.
Customer Service Representative will be happy to assist you.
FILTER #: HWF75/HF221
FILTER TYPE: WICK
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
© 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.
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HM365608EM1
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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.
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 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.
Cool Mist
Humidifier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
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.
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.
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THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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%.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched to OFF and the
unit is disconnected from the electrical outlet.
2. Select a location for your humidifier, on a flat
surface, about 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall.
DO NOT place the humidifier on a finished floor or
near furniture, which can be damaged by moisture
or water. Place on a moisture-resistant surface.
3. Humidifier can be used with or without wheels.
Locate the four wheels in the box. Turn base of
humidifier over to reveal underside. Locate the two
stationary wheels and push the wheel posts into one
end of the base (Figure 1). Locate the two swivel
wheels and push the wheel posts into the opposite
end of the base (Figure 1).
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.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
NOTE: DO NOT block air inlet or outlet.
1. Remove the tank from the base of the humidifier
and bring to the faucet. Turn the tank upside down
Cord and Plug Installation Safety Instructions
and twist off the tank cap by turning counter
The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to
clockwise. Fill tank with cool, fresh tap water.
reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping
DO NOT fill with warm water as this may
over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary an
cause leaking. Replace the cap on each tank
approved extension cord may be used. The electrical
FIRMLY.
rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater 2. When full, carry each tank to the humidifier and
than the rating of the humidifier (refer to the rating
place onto the base (use both hands when carrying
artwork placed on the humidifier). Care must be taken to
each tank). Each tank holds 1.6 gallons of water, and
arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over
the base holds 1/2 gallons of water.
the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
3. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
children or accidentally tripped over.
Figure 1
WHEEL INSTALLATION
HOW COOL MIST WORKS
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.
A. STATIONARY WHEELS
A
B. SWIVEL WHEELS
B
C
C. UNDER–SIDE OF
HUMIDIFIER BASE
F E AT U R E S - O P E R AT I O N S
the last setting the humidifier was set at.
Your humidifier is equipped with a technologically advanced 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,
Accuset Plus™ Digital Humidistat. You can set the
base and wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
humidifier to run continuously in manual mode or set the
Accuset Plus™ Digital Humidistat to your desired humidity
setting. The Accuset Plus™ Digital Humidistat will
16 HOUR AUTO ON/OFF TIMER
automatically turn the humidifier ON or OFF, depending on
the preset comfort level. The comfort level ranges between INSTRUCTIONS
35% and 65% relative humidity.
The Auto On/Off timer will allow the user two options, to
set a time to turn the unit off or to set a time to turn the
MANUAL MODE INSTRUCTIONS
unit on.
1. Plug the humidifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
Auto Off Timer
2. The display will show the current room humidity.
NOTE: The display range is 21% - 90%. If your room While the unit is running, the off timer can be activated by
holding down the up and down buttons simultaneously for
humidity level falls below 21%, the unit will display
21. If your room humidity level rises above 90%, the 2 seconds, the screen will flash 00 and the up and down
arrows can be pushed to adjust the timer up to 16 hours in
unit will display 90.
increments of one, once 16 hours is reached, the next
3. To start the unit, push the MODE ( ) button twice
push of the timer button will cycle back to 00 hours. The
within 3 seconds for the HIGH (3) manual setting.
Timer Light will illuminate to indicate that the Timer is
4. Press the button again for the MEDIUM (2) manual
activated. The unit will then shut off after the timer expires
setting and again for LOW (1). After the selection is
made, the display will return to show the current room (in its current setting). While the unit is running, the timer
should stay on even if other modes are being changed.
humidity.
The timer should only be deactivated if the unit is turned
5. To stop the unit, press and hold the button for two
seconds, or keep pressing the button until the display off.
reads OFF (OF).
Auto On Timer
While the unit is off, the up and down buttons are
AccuSet Plus™ HUMIDISTAT INSTRUCTIONS pressed simultaneously for 2 seconds and the display will
flash 00 the up button may then be pushed again to
To take advantage of the AccuSet Plus™ Digital
increase the hours to turn on (in its last setting) from 1Humidistat, press the MODE ( ) button until the speed
is set in either the AUTO HIGH (A3), AUTO MEDIUM (A2) 16 in increments of 1 hour. The unit will then come on
after the timer expires, if the unit is then turned on, the
or AUTO LOW (A1) setting. Then adjust the set humidity
by using the up and down buttons. Humidity will increase timer will be deactivated. The Timer Light will illuminate
in increments of 5%. When the humidity level is set, the to indicate that the Timer is activated. Once 16 hours is
display will return to show the current room humidity.
reached, the next push of the timer button will cycle back
When the room humidity level rises above the set
to 00 hours .
humidity, the humidifier will stop. When the humidity
level drops below the set humidity, the humidifier will
EXTENDED RUN TIME SETTING
turn on automatically.
By setting your humidifier to a specific humidity level,
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully
you are actually also extending the run time. Since the
absorb water and for the unit to produce moisture.
NOTE: The AccuSet Plus™ Humidifier has memory. This unit will turn on and off to maintain the set humidity
means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at level, less water will be used on manual setting.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING/CLEANING
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE FILTERS
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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 FilterCheck® Indicator. The
FilterCheck® Indicator will only read the filter condition
when the humidifier is in operation.
NOTE: It may take up to 60 minutes of operation for
the FilterCheck® Indicator to reflect the filter condition.
A brand new filter will register Figure 2
in the section reading GOOD
filter. After frequent use of
your humidifier, the
FilterCheck® Indicator will let
you know when the filters need
to be changed, (see Figure 2).
When the needle is in the
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 filters. 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. Turn the unit off and disconnect from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the tank and main housing to access the base tray.
3. Remove wick and discard.
4. Follow the weekly cleaning instructions.
5. Insert new filter.
6. Repeat Operating Instructions steps.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach
maximum output.
NOTE: You can purchase replacement filters (model
HWF75/HF221) at a local retailer, by calling
1-800-546-5637, or by visiting www.holmesproducts.com.
It is recommended that a replacement filter is purchased
for uninterrupted use.
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 water 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.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1. Be sure the unit is OFF and is disconnected from the
electrical outlet.
2. Remove the housing and the tank from the
humidifier and place in sink or tub.
3. Carry the base of the unit to the sink, remove the
wick, place in sink, 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. Drain the water from the tank into the sink and rinse
tank thoroughly. Wipe clean, and dry with a clean
cloth or paper towel.
5. Put filter back in, replace the housing, then refill
tank with cool tap water as instructed earlier in the
Filling Instructions. Do not overfill.
6. Follow Operating Instructions.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
To Remove Scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-4 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one
8-oz cups of undiluted white vinegar, or by using
Cleanse Clean® solution (Model S1710) by the
manufacturer. Leave this solution in the base for 20
minutes, while cleaning the all interior surfaces with
a soft brush. Remove base scale by wiping the base
with a cloth dampened with undiluted white vinegar.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove the cleaning
solution before disinfecting the tank.
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