model VH10 & VH30
WHOLE ROOM HEATER
OWNER’S GUIDE
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CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions.............................................................. 4
Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 12
Safety Features.................................................................................... 7
Warranty............................................................................................. 13
Controls................................................................................................ 8
How to Use.......................................................................................... 9
Cleaning............................................................................................. 10
Storage............................................................................................... 11
Reset Heater...................................................................................... 11
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS HEATER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This owner’s guide and any additional inserts are considered part of
the product. They contain important information about safety, use and
disposal. Before using the product, please familiarize yourself with all
operating and safety instructions. Please keep all documents for future
reference and pass these documents on, together with the product,
to any future owner. See our website to view, download and print the
most current version of this owner’s guide.
INTENDED USE: This product is intended to heat and circulate
the air in indoor living spaces only. This product is not intended
for commercial or industrial use. The manufacturer assumes no
responsibility for damage or injury due to unauthorized use or
product modification. Failure to follow these directions will void the
product warranty.
WARNING: Risk to Children and Impaired Persons
- Extreme caution is required during the installation, operation,
cleaning and maintenance of this product by or around children
under age 12 and anyone with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, and whenever the heater is left operating and
unattended. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance, its parts and packaging material.
INSTALLATION WARNING—To reduce risk of fire, electrical shock
and injury to persons, observe the following:
- A heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Do not use it in
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areas where gasoline, paint, or flammable liquids are used or stored.
- Do not use this heater in an RV, boat or during any application
where battery power is converted to AC power.
- Place this product at least 3 feet away on all sides from, electrical
outlets, furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, curtains and
other objects that may cause or catch on fire. Do not place the
heater near a bed because objects such as pillows or blankets can
fall off the bed and be ignited by the heater.
- To prevent a possible fire, do not place the heater on soft
surfaces, like a bed, where air intakes or exhaust can be blocked in
any manner.
- No part of this product (the appliance, power cord, plug, packaging,
etc.) should be placed near furnaces, fireplaces, stoves or other high
temperature heat sources. Do not use in a window, on an uneven or
unstable surface, or near water.
- Do not use this product on an elevated surface such as a shelf or
desktop. Use only while placed on the floor. Operate only in the
upright position.
- The appliance, power supply, power cord and plug cannot come
into contact with water. Do not use this product on wet surfaces.
Do not use this product in a bathtub or shower or position product
where it may fall into a bathtub, laundry, swimming pool or other
water container. Do not use this product outdoors or expose it
weather or elements.
- Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw
rugs, runners, or similar coverings. Do not route under furniture or
appliances. Arrange cord away from traffic area and where it will not
be tripped over. The cord should not hang over edges of counters
or be placed where it can be crimped or closed in doors. Place
appliance near an easily accessible outlet so the product can be
unplugged quickly during an emergency.
SAFE USE WARNING—To reduce risk of fire, electrical shock and
injury to persons, observe the following:
- Use this heater only as described in this manual. Any other use not
recommended by the manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock, or
injury to persons.
- Extreme caution is required at all times a heater is in operation.
Always unplug heater when not in use. Vornado does not
recommend unattended and unsupervised use of this heater.
- This heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare
skin touch hot surfaces. If provided, use handles when moving
this heater.
- Always plug heaters directly into a wall outlet/receptacle. Never use
with an extension cord or relocatable power tap (outlet/power strip).
Do not use this heater on a surge-protected unit or Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupted (GFCI) outlet. Note: GFCI outlets are typically
found in bathrooms and kitchens and feature a “reset” button to
prevent tripping of an electrical circuit.
- Before plugging power cord into electrical outlet, be sure that
all electrical information on the rating label, including voltage, is
compatible with your outlet’s power supply.
- WARNING: To reduce likelihood of circuit overload, fire and electric
shock, do not operate with a solid state speed device, such as a
dimmer control switch. Use of this appliance on the same electrical
circuit as another high energy use product, such as a vacuum
cleaner, blender, variable speed fan or circular saw is not advised.
Do not use this heater with a timer designed to automatically turn
the unit on or off, as this may accidentally disable the heater’s
thermal cutout safety feature.
- Risk of fire. Do not operate if it has been dropped or if damage is
apparent to any part of the unit including the cord and plug. Only
original replacement parts may be used.
- Never use the cord as a handle or otherwise yank, strain or stretch
the power cord.
- While the product is plugged in, do not insert or allow foreign
objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may
cause an electric shock or fire, or damage the heater.
- Check your heater cord and plug connections. A loose fitting outlet
can cause the plug to overheat or cause a fire. Be sure plug fits tight
in the outlet. Check frequently during use to make sure plug and
outlet are not hot. If so, discontinue using heater and have outlet
replaced by a qualified electrician.
- Never ignore the signs of an electrical problem, such as: warm
outlet coverplates, sparks when plugging in or operating, lights
flickering/dimming during operation. Immediately turn off and
unplug the appliance if any such problems are noticed. Contact a
qualified electrician to investigate possible causes before operating
the appliance again.
- Note: Heaters draw more current than small appliances,
overheating of the outlet may occur even if it has not occurred with
the other appliances.
- This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other.) 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.
- Before moving, repositioning, servicing, cleaning and when not in
use, use the product controls to turn off the power and then unplug.
To disconnect from outlet, grasp and pull only the plug. Also, power
off and unplug if the product will be left unattended for an extended
period of time or during electrical storms.
- If your heater suddenly stops working:
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• This heater is equipped with a thermal cutout safety feature
designed to automatically shut off when overheating is detected.
See the “RESET HEATER” instructions in this guide to determine
how to check and reset the heater.
• If the heater and other electrical products suddenly stop working
at the same time, your home circuit breaker or fuse may have
tripped due to an overload of power. Consider only running your
heater on the “low” setting, only running one heater at once and
unplugging all other electrical products while running the heater,
and/or hiring an electrician to install an additional circuit to your
home’s electrical system.
SERVICING WARNING—To reduce risk of fire, electrical shock
and injury to persons, observe the following:
- Clean your product regularly, only as is instructed in this manual.
Prior to cleaning, turn off the power on your product and unplug. Do
not use gasoline, thinners, solvents, ammonias or other chemicals
for cleaning. Refer to the CLEANING instructions provided.
- Do not open appliance housing while product is plugged in. To
avoid risk of shock, all service and/or repairs must be done by a
Vornado Authorized Service Center.
DISPOSAL WARNING
To reduce waste and environmental harm, observe the following:
PACKAGE RECYCLING: The packaging protects the
appliance from transport damage. The packaging materials
are selected from the point of view of their environmental
friendliness and disposal technology and are therefor
recyclable. Dispose of all packaging materials in an
environmentally responsible manner.
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FCC CONSUMER ADVISEMENT: This equipment may generate,
use and/or radiate radio frequency energy that may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to contact Vornado Consumer Service. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the product.
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SAFETY FEATURES
COOL-TOUCH CASE
Safe to touch, even on
high heat setting.
FINGER-FRIENDLY DESIGN
Resists curious fingers.
AUTOMATIC SAFETY
SHUT-OFF SYSTEM
If airflow becomes blocked,
power to heater is shut off to
prevent overheating.
AUTOMATIC TIP-OVER PROTECTION
If tipped more than 10 degrees in any
direction, power is cut to heater.
POWER CORD STORAGE
Safely store excess cord on
bottom of heater.
TIP-OVER: If heater tips over, safety shut-off
system cuts power to heater. Position heater
back in upright position and power is restored.
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CONTROLS
THERMOSTAT
POWER ON/OFF ( )
POWER INDICATOR LIGHT
The red light illuminates to
indicate the heater is on.
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MODE
(Model VH10 Only)
High Heat (H) 1500 watts, or
Low Heat (L) 750 watts.
MODE
(Model VH30 Only)
High Heat (H) 1500 watts,
Medium Heat (M) 1125 watts or
Low Heat (L) 750 watts.
HOW TO USE
Before use, check appliance for visible damage. DO NOT USE THIS HEATER if there is evidence of damage. If any damage is found, contact
Vornado Air LLC at 1-800-234-0604.
1. Use integrated handle on
back of heater for lifting and
carrying.
2. Position heater so airflow is not
obstructed.
4. Press the power button
and select Mode . Next, set
thermostat to the highest setting
by turning clockwise. When
room reaches desired comfort
level, turn thermostat slowly
counterclockwise until heat
cycles off.
3. Unwrap power cord from bottom
of heater. Plug power cord into
standard grounded wall outlet.
Wrap excess cord inside Cord
Storage. Use notches inside
the Cord Storage, to secure
power cord in place or adjust
length during use.
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CLEANING
Because your heater moves a substantial amount of air, it will need regular cleaning. Cleaning the outside of the heater is recommended on a
weekly basis. If service is required, return your heater to Vornado. See WARRANTY for instructions.
1. Unplug heater before cleaning.
2. Use brush attachment on your
household vacuum cleaner to
vacuum any accumulated dust
off Air Inlets on the back of
heater.
You should periodically blow
out the heater with pressurized
air to keep heat element and
motor clear of dust, hair and debris
that can build up inside the heater
as it moves air during use. This also
eliminates unwanted odors caused
by accumulation of these particles
inside the unit.
3. Use brush attachment on your
household vacuum cleaner to
vacuum any accumulated dust off
the Front Outlet Grill.
4. Wipe down the entire heater with
soft, dry cloth.
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STORAGE
RESET HEATER
During the off-season or after extended periods of non-use, you may
choose to store your heater. To ensure long life of the product, it is
recommended to store your heater by following these instructions:
RESETTING YOUR VORNADO HEATER
Your Vornado Heater has a multilevel safety shut-off system designed
to prevent overheating. Overheating may occur when the inlets or
outlet are blocked. If this happens, the safety shut-off system cuts
power to the heater and you must manually reset the heater.
Cleaning is recommended before storage.
1. Power heater off, then unplug power cord.
1.Unplug power cord and wrap
around Cord Storage on
bottom of heater.
2. Remove any obstructions.
2. Cover, or place back in retail
carton if available. This will
prevent the heater from
accumulating dust overtime.
4. Plug in power cord and place heater in desired position.
3. Store heater in cool and
dry location.
DISPOSAL
Dispose of all packaging
materials in an environmentally
responsible manner.
3. Wait 5–10 minutes, allowing heater to cool down.
5. Press Power button On. Your Vornado Heater should now
function normally.
Note: If the safety shut-off system
repeatedly shuts off your heater or if it
will not reset after following the above
procedure, call Vornado Consumer
Services Department toll-free at
1-800-234-0604.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Unit fails to power on.
POSSIBLE CAUSE AND SOLUTION
Unit is not plugged in. Plug power cord into electrical outlet.
Household circuit breaker / ground fault circuit interrupter has tripped or blown fuse. Reset circuit
breaker / ground fault circuit interrupter, or replace fuse. See IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS.
Unit has overheated. Automatic Safety Shut Off has initiated. See RESET HEATER.
Tip-over switch on bottom of unit has been tripped and safety shut off-system has cut power to heater.
Place heater on level surface. See SAFETY FEATURES.
Unit is damaged or in need of repair. Cease usage and unplug. Contact Consumer Service for assistance.
Unit is not producing a
sufficient amount of heat.
Ensure unit is set to High Heat, and thermostat is set to highest temperature setting.
Close all doors and windows to trap heat.
Allow the unit to fully circulate the heat throughout the room, may take several minutes.
Unit is powered on but
there is no heat.
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Press Power button Off and unplug unit. A cylindrical plunger is on bottom of unit. Push in 4–5 times,
ensuring it is not stuck. Set unit down on flat surface. Be sure power cord lays completely flat and extends
from power cord opening on back of heater. Plug unit in and press the Power button On. Turn to highest
heat setting.
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WARRANTY
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We expect this product to be perfect. If you’re not satisfied with this product, let us know.
Vornado Air LLC (“Vornado”) warrants to the original consumer or purchaser this Vornado®
Whole Room Heater (“Product”) is free from defects in material or workmanship for a
period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. If any such defect is discovered within
the warranty period, Vornado, at its discretion, will repair or replace the Product at no cost.
For warranty or repair service:
Call 1-800-234-0604 or email help@vornado.com to obtain a Return Authorization (“RA”)
form. Please have or include your Product’s model number and serial number, as well as
your name, address, city, state, Zip code and phone number when contacting Vornado for
warranty service.
After receiving the RA form, ship your Product to:
Vornado Air LLC Attn: Warranty & Repair 415 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002. For your
convenience, please have your model number and serial number when contacting Vornado
with service inquiries. To ensure proper handling, packages must be clearly marked with
the RA number. Packages not clearly marked with the RA number may be refused at the
receiving dock. Please allow 1-2 weeks for repair and return of your Product after the
Product is received.
Repairs not covered by the warranty or outside the warranty period will require a fee to
cover the cost of materials, labor, handling and shipping.
This warranty does not apply to defects resulting from abuse of the Product, modification,
alteration, mishandling, improper maintenance, commercial use or repair or service of the
Product by anyone other than Vornado; damages which occur in shipment or are attributed
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to acts of God. Improper product use, which includes using an external device that
alters or converts the voltage or frequency of electricity, or shipping a Vornado product
to a country not intended for use will void all warranties. Any unauthorized product
modification, repair by unauthorized repair center or use of non-approved replacement
parts is not recommended and any consequences will not be covered by support services
or product warranties. The product warranty will be honored only on models that are being
used in the country intended. REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. VORNADO SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from
state to state. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for damage or injury caused
by failure to follow these instructions, improper product use or unauthorized product
modifications. Any such actions will invalidate the product warranty.
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connection and operation contained in these instructions for use correspond to the latest
available information at time of printing. The contents of this manual may differ slightly
from the actual product. Observe any additional supplements.
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