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Drop Humidifiers
1 GALLON / 3.78 LITER
ULTRASONIC HUMIDIFIER
FOR THE FOLLOWING MODELS:
EE-5301
EE-5301P
EE-5301G
EE-5301O
EE-5301W
EE-5301GR
EE-5301B
EE-5301RO
EE-5301PW
EE-5301TP
EE-5301GW
EE-5301CW
EE-5301BK
If you have any questions about the operation of
your ultrasonic humidifier, please contact Crane
Customer Care.
Toll Free: 888-599-0992
Email: customer-service@crane-usa.com
PLEASE READ AND SAVE ALL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE
THE SAFE AND EFFCTIVE USE OF THIS APPLIANCE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents, Humidifier Models
P. 1
Safety Instructions
P. 2-3
List of Main Parts
P. 4
Technical Specifications
P. 5
Operation and Use
P. 5-7
Maintenance & Storing Your Humidifier
P. 7
Trouble Shooting
P. 8
Customer Care
P. 9
Warranty
P. 10
HUMIDIFIER MODELS
This instruction manual applies to the following models of the Drop Humidifiers product
line:
Color
Model #
Blue & White
EE-5301
Pink
EE-5301P
Green
EE-5301G
Orange
EE-5301O
White
EE-5301W
Grey
EE-5301GR
Aqua
EE-5301B
Radiant Orchid
EE-5301RO
Orchid & White
EE-5301PW
Pink & White
EE-5301TP
Green & White
EE-5301GW
Clear & White
EE-5301CW
Black
EE-5301BK
For information about all CRANE Humidifiers,
please visit http://www.crane-usa.com.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing a CRANE Ultrasonic Humidifier. Each unit has been
manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using for the first time, please
read the instructions carefully and keep them for further reference.
WARNING!
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all of
the instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
1. DO NOT carry Water Tank by handle when it is filled with water. It is
advisable to carry filled Water Tank with two hands.
2. DO NOT operate outdoors. This humidifier is intended for indoor use only.
3. Always have water in the Water Tank when operating the unit.
4. Use only clean, cool tap water to fill the Water Tank (filtered or distilled water is
recommended to avoid white dust if tap water is too hard; demineralization filters
are also available for purchase at www.crane-usa.com). DO NOT use hot water.
5. Be sure that the Water Tank Cap is firmly tightened on Water Tank. Always have
the Mist Lid in place while the unit is operating. Place the humidifier so the mist
aims away from children, walls, furniture and electrical appliances.
6. Use only a 110-120VAC outlet. ALWAYS plug and unplug unit with dry hands
to avoid electric shock.
7. Never operate the unit with a damaged cord or plug.
8. Always place the unit on a smooth, flat, lint-free, non-metallic, waterproof and
level surface and position unit away from direct sunlight. Keep the cord away from
heated surfaces and areas where it could be walked on or tripped over. Unplug the
unit when not in use and whenever you clean or move the unit.
9. Do not add medication of any type into the Water Basin or Water Tank. Do not
cover any openings on the unit or insert objects into any openings.
10. The unit should not be left unattended in a closed room as the air could become
saturated and leave condensation on walls or furniture. Leave room door partly
open when humidifier is being operated.
11. When cleaning the inside of the humidifier, keep water away from the Fan Vent.
Turn off and unplug the humidifier to wipe the exterior (except the electrical
controls) with a damp cloth. Humidifier requires regular cleaning. Please refer to
the CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS in this manual.
12. Do not tilt or tip the humidifier or attempt to empty or fill it while it is in operation.
13. Do not use a detergent to clean any parts of the unit that contain water. Detergent
film dissolved in the water supply can interfere with the output of the unit. Instead,
always use white vinegar mixed with water to clean the humidifier.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
2
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire or serious personal injury. The warnings,
cautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the user that
common sense and caution are a factor which cannot be built into this product, but must
be supplied by the user.
THIS HUMIDIFIER IS NOT A TOY!
Do not let your child play with this humidifier. Serious injury and
electrocution might be possible. This humidifier has to be operated by an adult only.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the humidifier.
SAVE ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
CAUTION: A short Power Supply Cord is provided to reduce the risk of personal
injury resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension
cords are available from local hardware stores and may be used if care is exercised in
their use. If an extension cord is required, special care and caution is necessary. Also
the extension cord must be (1) marked with an electrical rating of 125 V and at least 13
A., 1625 W., and (2) the cord must be arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidently tripped over.
ELECTRIC POWER
If the electric circuit is overloaded by other appliances, your humidifier and/or
appliances may not operate properly. The humidifier should be operated on a separate
electrical circuit from other operating appliances.
POLARIZED PLUG
This humidifier has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). As a safety feature to reduce the risk of electrical 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. Do not attempt to defeat this safety
feature.
SAFETY WARNING
Although your humidifier is easy to operate, for your safety, the below warnings must be
followed:
1. Do not place the humidifier near a heat source.
2. Never leave the humidifier unattended while connected to the electrical outlet.
3. To avoid any accidents, never cover the Mist Lid when the humidifier is in operation.
4. Use the humidifier on a smooth, flat, lint-free, non-metallic, waterproof, and level
surface away from water.
5. Do not unplug from the wall socket by pulling on the supply cord.
6. The humidifier must be unplugged:
A. Before either filling or emptying the Water Basin and/or Water Tank.
B. Before any cleaning or maintenance is performed.
C. After each use.
D. If it appears to be faulty.
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
3
LIST OF MAIN PARTS
Fig. 1 (Humidifier Base)
1. Control Knob
2. Humidifier Base
3. Power Indicator Light
NOTE: Depending on humidifier color, the
control knob may be a different style
Fig. 2 (Top of Water Tank)
4. Mist Outlet Channel
5. Water Tank Handle
Fig. 3 (Humidifier Base)
3. Power Indicator Light
6. Nebulizer
7. Mist Chamber
8. Fan Vent
9. Valve Opener
10. Water Level Sensor
NOTE: Depending on humidifier model,
the nebulizer may be different.
Fig. 4 (Bottom of Water Tank)
11. Water Tank Valve
12. Water Tank Cap
13. Mist Outlet Channel
Fig. 5 (Mist Lid)
14. Mist Lid
15. Mist Output Slot
4
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Rating Voltage
Frequency
Water Tank Capacity
Run Time Per Tank
Humidifying Capacity
Noise
120V
60Hz
Approx. 0.9 Gallon / 3.3 Liter
Up to 24 hours
Up to 250 sq. ft. / 23 m2
< 37 decibels from 3 feet away
OPERATION AND USE
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK HUMIDIFIER PLACEMENT
Place the Humidifier on an elevated, non-metallic, lint-free, waterproof, level surface at
least 2 feet above the floor.
•
DO NOT place the humidifier on carpet or a towel. The fan vent is located on the
bottom of the humidifier base. The fan vent MUST NOT be obstructed.
•
DO NOT place the humidifier on a wood surface or near furniture that can be
damaged by too much moisture.
CHECK WATER LEVEL SENSOR
Make sure that the Water Level Sensor is secured properly and not obstructed.
CAUTION
DO NOT operate the humidifier without water in the Water Tank.
DO NOT plug or unplug the Power Cord with wet hands as electric
shock could occur.
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ASSEMBLY
ALWAYS use fresh cool water when operating the humidifier.
1. Turn Water Tank upside down and unscrew Water Tank
Cap. NOTE: The opening next to the water tank cap is
the mist channel. The mist channel is enclosed in plastic.
The mist outlet channel is separate from the water in the
water tank. See FIG. 4 #13 page 4.
2. Fill Water Tank with cool water. DO NOT fill water all the way to the rim.
DO NOT CARRY FULL WATER TANK BY HANDLE.
ALWAYS HOLD WATER TANK WITH TWO HANDS.
DO NOT use hot water. Use cool tap water.
DO NOT add any medication, essential oils, or salt.
DO NOT pour water into Mist Outlet Channel.
3. Screw Water Tank Cap
back onto Water Tank.
Turn the Water Tank over and place on Humidifier Base,
making sure it fits perfectly.
Note: Do not attempt to move the humidifier while
Water Tank is placed on the Humidifier Base. Doing so
may cause leakage of water and/or Humidifier Base to
overfill.
4. Plug the power cord into a wall socket and turn on the unit by using the Control
Knob.
5. The Power Indicator Light will illuminate in red. Within a few seconds, it will switch
to green, indicating that there is enough water in the Humidifier Base. Mist will
begin emitting through the Mist Lid.
6. Use the Control Knob to adjust the intensity of the mist output. It is best to have
the mist knob at a medium setting.
SET THE CORRECT HUMIDITY OUTPUT:
Adjust the Control Knob so that the mist
rises up to be absorbed by the room air.
Do not set Control Knob too high, as the
mist cannot be absorbed by the air and
may accumulate on the surfaces around
the humidifier.
7. When the humidifier runs out of water,
correct
incorrect
the Power Indicator Light will turn red
and the mist output will stop. This is a safety feature to prevent the humidifier from
possibly overheating and damaging the Nebulizer. Turn the humidifier off and
unplug the unit before removing and refilling the water tank.
Note: The Power Indicator Light on the humidifier will remain on. The red
light indicates that the humidifier is turned on and needs to be refilled.
6
A NOTE ABOUT HUMIDITY
It is best to keep the humidity level at about 40%-50% of relative humidity.
In cold weather, windows and even some walls may fog or develop frost from
excessive indoor humidity. If this occurs, reduce the mist output setting to avoid
damage from condensed water dripping onto windowsills.
Too much humidity in the room may allow moisture to accumulate on surfaces where
bacteria and fungi can grow. Moisture that gathers may also damage furniture and
walls, especially wallpaper.
To reduce excessive humidity, especially in small rooms, leave the room door open
and adjust the mist intensity control setting.
MAINTENANCE
It is important to keep ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers clean. Cleaning and disinfecting
on a regular basis is important for maintaining the performance of your humidifier
IMPORTANT
DO NOT leave water in Water Tank or Humidifier Base when unit is not in use as it may
result in the buildup of mineral deposits and bacteria that can inhibit the output
efficiency of the humidifier. If water remains in the Water Tank for more than a day or
two, bacterial growth is possible.
DAILY MAINTENANCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Always turn off and unplug from outlet before cleaning.
Empty water from the water tank and humidifier base daily.
Wipe and dry humidifier base with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel.
Replace the water tank.
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
1. Always turn off and unplug from outlet before cleaning.
2. Empty water from the water tank and humidifier base.
3. Fill the water tank with about a half-gallon of warm water. Add 2 Tablespoons of
white vinegar. Shake vigorously and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Shake vigorously
again and empty the water. Rinse water tank.
4. Make similar white vinegar/water solution. Pour into humidifier base. Let sit for
20-30 minutes, and then empty. Rinse humidifier base. Wipe dry with a clean,
soft cloth.
5. Wipe the exterior surface water tank and humidifier base with a soft, dry cloth.
NEVER IMMERSE HUMIDIFIER BASE IN WATER.
END-OF-SEASON MAINTENANCE & STORING YOUR HUMIDIFIER
1. Always turn off and unplug from outlet before cleaning.
2. Empty water from the water tank and humidifier base.
3. Disinfect water tank and humidifier base with the white vinegar and water
solution.
4. Make sure that water tank has air dried without the water tank cap secured.
5. Make sure the humidifier base and water tank are completely dry before end of
season storage. Store the humidifier in a cool dry place.
6. DO NOT place any heavy items on top of humidifier during storage as this may
result in possible damage of the humidifier.
7. Store the cord in a clean, dry location away from metal objects. Always check
the plug before use to ensure metal items have not become attached.
7
TROUBLE SHOOTING
DO NOT attempt to repair the motor or nebulizer yourself. If the humidifier
continues to not operate please contact Crane Customer Care: 888-599-0992 or
customer-service@crane-usa.com.
Problem
Solution
Humidifier power
indicator light is staying
red and not turning
green:
If humidifier does not
have any power:
If there is a strange
odor:
The power indicator light
is green, but there is no
mist being emitted:
White dust appears and
settles outside the
humidifier:
Ensure that the water tank cap is secured properly to
water tank.
Empty out water in humidifier base. Place filled water
tank on to empty humidifier base.
Clean Water Level Sensor. To clean the water level
sensor, snap off the plastic cap from the pin. Remove
the water level sensor float and clean by wiping the parts
with a soft, damp cloth. Replace the parts by first
putting the water float onto the pin and replacing the
plastic cap on pin.
Ensure unit is properly plugged into a power outlet.
Check that the Control Knob is turned to the ON position.
If Power On indicator light does not come on, contact
Crane Customer Care.
Clean the Water Tank with the water and vinegar solution
and rinse with clean water.
Leave the empty Water Tank open for some time
(without the Water Tank Cap attached) in a cool place.
Check that there is water in the Water Tank.
Make sure that nothing is blocking the Mist Lid.
Check that the Fan Vent on the bottom of the humidifier
is not blocked.
Empty and rinse the Humidifier Base with cool tap water.
Check for possible mineral deposits on the Water Level
Sensor and Nebulizer.
Area tap water may have too many minerals. Change to
filtered or distilled water or purchase a Crane
demineralization filter cartridge (www.crane-usa.com).
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CUSTOMER CARE
If you have any questions with regard to the operation of this humidifier
or are in need of a spare part, please contact Crane Customer Care.
Crane USA, Inc.
621 IL Route 83, Suite 202
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Toll Free: 1-888-599-0992 (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm CST)
Email: customer-service@crane-usa.com
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
NOTE: Spare Parts can also be purchased online at http://www.craneusa.com.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
If the humidifier should no longer operate, please be sure to dispose of the unit in an
environmentally friendly way by taking it into a public collection point. Please do not
place broken humidifiers with your regular household waste.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Thank you for purchasing a Crane product. This Ultrasonic Humidifier was tested
and meets our stringent quality standards. This product is warrantied to be free
from manufacturing defects under normal use and conditions for 1 year.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE. CALL US FOR
PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS. WE CAN HELP.
If you experience unsatisfactory operation, first refer to the troubleshooting
section in the manual to ensure that it is not due to care or cleaning. Follow Care
and Cleaning Instructions from manual. You can also visit www.crane-usa.com
Customer Care for information.
WARRANTY REQUIRES A DATED PROOF OF PURCHASE.
This warranty is void if the defect is due to accidental damage, misuse, abuse,
neglect, improper repair or alteration by unauthorized persons, or a failure to
follow operating instructions provided with the product. This warranty does not
apply to normal wear and tear or commercial use.
The warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser and
does not extend to subsequent owners of the product. Liability under this
warranty is limited to repair or replacement. In no event shall liability exceed the
purchase price paid by the purchaser of the product. Under no circumstances
shall there be liability for any loss - direct, indirect or incidental – or consequential
damage arising out of, or in connection with the use of this product.
This warranty is valid only in the 48 contiguous states plus the District of
Columbia and excludes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This warranty is
effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the United States of
America.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights; however you may have other rights
that vary from state to state. Some states do not allow limitation on implied
warranties or exclusion of consequential damages; therefore these restrictions
may not apply to you.
Any instructions or warranty included in this manual may be subject to change
without notice. For the most up-to-date instructions and warranty information,
please contact us or visit our website.
To receive warranty instructions and return authorization, please call or email
Crane Customer Care.
Crane USA, Inc.
621 Route 83, Ste 202, Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Toll Free: 1-888-599-0992 (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm CST)
Email: customer-service@crane-usa.com
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
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CRANE WARRANTY
If you have any questions or comments, please call Crane Customer Care, Toll
Free: 888-599-0992 or Email customer-service@crane-usa.com. Please specify
the style and model number so our Customer Care Department can assist you.
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