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TROUBLESHOOTING
WA R R A N T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
Owner’s Guide
HAP1200
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Solution
Unit will not operate • Make sure unit is properly plugged
in and outlet is energized.
• Make sure unit turned ON.
Decreased air flow • Make sure nothing is blocking air
inlet and filtered air outlet.
• Remove all plastic bags from
filters.
• Check condition of filters and
clean if necessary.
TM
LifeLong filter
• This is normal and does not affect
appears dirty, even
performance in any way.
after vacuuming clean
A new filter is not necessary.
Excessive noise
• Remove plastic bag(s) from
filter(s).
• Make sure parts are firmly
positioned in place.
LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOLMES
PRODUCTS
2 Y E A R L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
®
For a wealth of information about your air purifier and
other Holmes® products, visit our website at
www.holmesproducts.com.
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 two 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.
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or
statutory warranty or condition.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty.
JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise.
JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use
the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of
contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province,
state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-546-5637
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.
© 2007 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All Rights Reserved.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as 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 20B 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.
9100040002425
HAP120007EM1
Printed In China
Air Purifier
with LifeLong Permanent Filter
TM
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
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F E AT U R E S
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. These precautions include:
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. If the filter is covered by a bag when shipped,
remove plastic bag before use.
4. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid
fire hazard, NEVER put the cord under rugs, near
heat registers, radiators, stoves, or heaters.
5. To protect against electrical hazards, DO NOT immerse
in water or other liquids. Do not use near water.
6. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is
used by or near children, or disabled persons.
7. Always unplug the air purifier before moving or
cleaning the unit, opening the grill, changing the filters
and whenever the unit is not in use. To disconnect the
unit, be sure to pull the plug and not the cord.
8. NEVER drop or insert any objects into the openings of
the unit.
9. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord
or plug. If the motor fan fails to operate or the unit
has been dropped or damaged in any manner, return
appliance to manufacturer for examination and/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 Jarden
Consumer Solutions may cause hazards.
11. DO NOT use outdoors.
12. NEVER place on a soft surface such as a bed or sofa
as this could cause the unit to tip over and block the
air inlet or outlet grills.
13. Keep unit away from heated surfaces and open flames.
14. 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 Jarden Consumer Solutions or an authorized
Jarden Consumer Solutions Center.
15. DO NOT place anything on top of unit.
16. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner,
furniture polish, paint thinner, or other household
solvents to clean any part of the appliance.
17. Always turn the appliance off before unplugging it.
18. The ionizer in this appliance produces less ozone than
the UL established limits of 50ppb. However, in high
concentrations, ozone can be harmful to birds and
small pets. To prevent ozone buildup, we suggest using
the ionizer in well ventilated areas with the fan on.
19. This appliance should only be used in a room with
temperatures between 40° F and 110° F.
20. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, DO NOT use this air purifier with any
solid-state speed control device.
PLEASE SAVE THESE
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
PLUG SAFETY
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, THIS
APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED
PLUG (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug is intended to fit
in to 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 ALTER THE PLUG IN ANY WAY.
CORD SAFETY
• The length of cord used on this appliance was
selected to reduce tangling or tripping hazards.
• 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
electrical rating of the air purifier (see rating label
marked on product).
• 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.
O P E R AT I O N S ,
CLEANING/MAINTENANCE
GET TO KNOW YOUR AIR PURIFIER
Your Holmes® air purifier features a LifeLongTM HEPA-Type
filter that removes up to 99% of airborne dust and pollen
as small as 2 microns and helps reduce smoke, mold spores
and pet dander from the air passing through the filter.
• Permanent filters can be vacuumed every few months
for easy cleaning.
• Washable pre-filter captures larger particles and
extends the permanent filter’s cleaning cycle.
• Optional ionizer naturally improves performance and
helps freshen the air.
• Slim tower design allows placement in almost any area
of the room.
IONIZER
This appliance has an optional ionizer feature which,
when turned on, releases negative ions into outgoing
filtered air to help the air purification process.
What Are Ions?
Ions are tiny particles that carry a positive or negative
charge. They exist naturally around us: in the air, water,
and ground. Both positive and negative ions are
colorless, odorless, and completely harmless.
How Does The Ionizer Work?
Negative ions help air purification by attaching themselves
to very small airborne particles in the room. These particles
take on a negative charge and may join with positively
charged particles such as dust, pollen, smoke, and pet
dander to form larger particles. These larger particles are
then more easily captured by the filter system.
Important Notes:
Your ionizer may produce an occasional popping or
cracking sound. This is normal and occurs when a small
buildup of ions is discharged.
After extended use, you may notice dust around the grills
or front panel. This is caused by negative ions exiting the
air outlet, evidence of the ionizer’s air cleaning
effectiveness. You can remove the dust with a soft brush
or clean, damp cloth.
Larger particles may be attracted to positively charged
surfaces throughout the home, like walls or floors.
• This may occur more frequently when the filter is
nearing the end of its useful product life and unable
to capture as many charged particles.
• Excessive amounts of pet dander, dust, or smoke
may decrease the life expectancy of the filter(s) and
interfere with the ionization process.
To help prevent particles from attracting to surfaces
throughout your home:
• You may want to run the ionizer less often.
• Check the condition of the filter(s) more frequently.
CAUTION: The ionizer in this appliance produces less
ozone than the UL* established limits of 50ppb. However,
in high concentrations, ozone can be harmful to birds and
small pets. To prevent ozone buildup, we suggest using
the ionizer in well ventilated areas with the fan on.
IMPORTANT: Always clean the LifeLongTM filter at the
recommended intervals (See CLEANING THE LifeLongTM
FILTER). Using the ionizer with dirty filters may result in
dirty particles exiting the air purifier and attracting to
walls, carpets, furniture, or other household objects.
These dirty particles may prove difficult to remove.
HEPA-TYPE LifeLongTM FILTER
The LifeLongTM filter allows easy maintenance and
eliminates the hassle of filter replacement. HEPA-type
(High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are designed to
remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants, at 2 microns or
larger, from the air that passes through them. These
include tobacco smoke, household dust, pet dander and
pollen.
HIGH, MEDIUM AND LOW SPEED SETTINGS
For optimum air filtration, operate your Holmes® air
purifier continuously on the HI setting. Its rugged motor
has been designed to give many years of use. For quieter
operation (such as in a bedroom), select LOW setting.
*tested and listed by the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
BEFORE USE
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
1. Carefully unpack your air purifier.
2. Select a firm, level surface with no obstructions to
the air inlets or outlets.
3. If the filter is covered by a bag when shipped, remove
plastic bag before use and place filters into unit.
CLEANING THE LifeLongTM FILTER
The LifeLongTM filter is designed to never need
replacement. However, we recommend regular cleaning
for optimal performance.
To clean your filter:
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Turn off and unplug the air purifier.
2. Remove the air inlet grill.
IMPORTANT:
3. Remove and examine the foam pre-filter.
• Remove all plastic bags from filters before use.
• If it has collected dust or lint, remove and wash it in
• DO NOT POINT FILTERED AIR OUTLET TOWARDS WALL.
warm soapy water. Rinse and drip dry thoroughly
To operate your air purifier:
before placing it back into the grill inlet.
1. Plug into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
4. Check the condition of LifeLongTM filters and remove if
2. Select the operating speed of HIGH ( ), MEDIUM
dirty.
( ) or LOW ( ) by turning the speed control
5. Clean the LifeLongTM filter.
knob to the appropriate setting.
• Using your vacuum
Fig. 2
3. To release negative ions into the filtered air, turn the
cleaner, run the
Ionizer Knob ( ) to ON and the light will illuminate.
brush attachment
4. The ionizer will not work unless air purifier is running.
along both sides of
5. For optimum air filtration, it is recommended to
the filter and clean
operate the air purifier continuously. Its rugged
between the pleated
motor has been designed to give many years of use.
layers (Fig 2).
IMPORTANT: Do not use water, household cleaners or
Fig. 1 detergents to clean the LifeLongTM filter.
A
REINSTALLING THE LifeLongTM FILTER AFTER
CLEANING
B
D
C
E
F
A.
B.
C.
D.
Ionizer Knob
Speed Control Knob
Filtered Air Outlet
Air Intake Grill
E. Washable Foam
Pre-Filter
F. LifeLong™ HEPA-Type
Filters
Note: A hang tab and filter clips ensure the filter
attaches properly.
1. Make sure the hang
Fig. 3
tab is securely in place.
Align the clip on the
top of the LifeLongTM
filter with the rails on
the inside of the unit.
Gently slide the filter
Fig. 4
onto the rail (see Fig 3
and 4).
2. Place air inlet grill back
onto unit securely.
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