operation, maintenance and safety instructions

OPERATION, MAINTENANCE
AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR OMEGA ALTISE 16 & 20 LITRE DEHUMIDIFIERS
MODELS INCLUDE:
OADE16
OADE20
OMEGA ALTISE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Read the safety precautions of this booklet carefully before attempting to assemble, install,
operate or maintain the product described. Protect yourself and others by observing all safety
information. Failure to comply with instructions could result in personal injury and/or property
damage. If you are unsure about anything regarding your dehumidifier or these instructions,
please contact Omega Altise on 1300 795 572 in Australia or (09) 415 6000 in New Zealand
before operating your appliance.
1. Read all instructions carefully before using the dehumidifier.
2. Use this dehumidifier only as described in this manual. Any other use not recommended by the manufacturer
may cause fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons. Do not modify this appliance. Do not try to repair this
appliance – there are no user serviceable parts within.
3. Remove the packaging and ensure that the appliance is undamaged (keep packing box for later storage). In
case of doubt do not use the appliance and contact Omega Altise Service. Do not let children play with any parts
of the packaging.
4. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance. Extreme caution is necessary when the dehumidifier is used by or near children or
individuals with decreased mental and physical capacity and whenever the dehumidifier is left operating
unattended.
5. Before you use the appliance, check if the voltage marked on the rating label corresponds to the mains in your
home. The appliance must be connected to a grounded power supply.
6. Do not use this appliance with a programmer, timer or any other device that switches the appliance on
automatically, since a fire risk exists if the appliance is covered or positioned incorrectly.
7. Do not pull the power cord to disconnect with the power source. Always grasp the plug to pull it out.
8. Do not run power cords under rugs or other combustible materials. Do not place power cords in areas where they
can be a tripping hazard. Do not operate directly below a power outlet.
9. Do not insert any objects into the appliance as it may cause an electric shock or fire or damage to the appliance. Do
not block or tamper with the appliance in any manner while it is in operation. To prevent a possible fire, do not
cover the appliance in any manner. Do not place on soft surfaces, like a bed, where openings may become
blocked.
10. Do not leave the appliance unattended. Always unplug the appliance when not in use. Take care that it is not
obstructed when oscillating.
WARNING:
The Function Switch should not be used as the sole means of disconnecting power. Always
unplug the power cord before servicing or moving the appliance.
11. Keep materials such as hair, net curtains, tablecloths & clothes away from the openings of the dehumidifier, as
material may be sucked into the appliance causing injury, damage to property or the appliance.
12. The appliance has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. It must NOT be used in potentially dangerous locations
such as flammable, explosive, chemical-laden, corrosive, salty or wet atmospheres. This appliance is intended for
general indoor domestic use ONLY.
13. This appliance is not intended for use in wet or damp locations. Never locate it where it may fall into a bathtub or
other water container.
14. Do not use the dehumidifier outdoors. Do not use close to windows or in direct sunlight.
15. Always place the appliance on flat, stable surfaces before use. Always place the appliance vertically on its base.
The appliance must be left upright for at least one hour before use after transportation or when tilted.
16. NOTE that over time, the filters at the rear of the appliance, and the grill at the front, will build up dust & dirt. This
should be cleaned regularly to maintain optimum efficiency. Follow the cleaning procedure within this
instruction.
WARNING: To avoid danger of electric shock, unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. If the
supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its Service Agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. In order to avoid overheating, do not cover the
appliance. Do not use the appliance in the immediate surrounding of a bath, shower or
swimming pool. Do not run this appliance in ambient temperatures below 5⁰C, as a build-up of
ice can damage the evaporating coil.
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NUMBER
POWER SUPPLY
TEST CONDITION
DEHUMIDIFICATION CAPACITY
POWER/CURRENT
30˚C, 80%
CONSUMPTION
32˚C, 80%
AIR VOLUME (MAX)
COMPRESSOR
REFRIGERANT
TEMPERATURE WORKING RANGE
WATER TANK
SIZE (WxDxH) without castors
N.W.
OADE16
220-240V ~50Hz
DB 30˚C, RH 80%
16L/day
240W / 1.1A
260W / 1.2A
150m³/hr
Rotary
R134a
5~32˚C
5L
336x210x547mm
10.4kg
OADE20
220-240V ~50Hz
DB 30˚C, RH 80%
20L/day
370W / 1.7A
390W / 1.8A
150m³/hr
Rotary
R134a
5~32˚C
5L
336x210x547mm
11kg
HOW A DEHUMIDIFIER WORKS
This product is a dehumidifier. It controls relative humidity
by passing the air through the unit, forcing the excess
moisture to condensate over the cooling elements. Contact
with this cold surface causes the moisture in the air to
condense. This condensed water then drains safely into the
water tank. The dried air then passes through the
condenser where it is slightly warmed and re-enters the
room at a slightly elevated temperature.
WHERE TO POSITION THE APPLIANCE
Excess moisture will travel throughout your home, in the same way that cooking smells waft to every room in the
house. For this reason, the dehumidifier should be positioned, so that it can draw this moist air towards it from all
over the home.
Alternatively, if you have a serious problem in one area you can begin by positioning the dehumidifier close to this
area and later moving it to a more central point.
When positioning the dehumidifier, ensure that it is placed on a level surface and that there is a minimum of 10 cm
of space on either side of the unit to allow for efficient airflow.
This dehumidifier is fitted with castors for extra mobility, if you move the unit, it should first be switched off and the
water tank emptied.
We do not recommend the use of an extension lead, so please try to ensure that the unit is sufficiently close to a
fixed mains socket. If it is necessary to use an extension lead, please ensure the diameter of the wires of the cable
is at least 1 mm2 (rated to at least 10A).
When the dehumidifier is in operation, outside doors and windows should be closed when necessary for most
efficient use.
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PARTS LIST
CASTORS NOT INCLUDED
Active carbon filters can be purchased as accessories.
Your appliance comes fitted with a carbon filter as standard.
CONTROL PANEL
1.
Humidity setting button.
2.
Working mode indicator (continuous
working, humidity 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%).
3.
Humidity/Temperature display.
4.
Timer operation indicator.
5.
Temperature display button.
6.
Ionizer/TiO2 indicator.
7.
DRYER indicator.
8.
DRYER button.
9.
High ventilation indicator.
10. Speed/Ventilation button.
11. Low ventilation indicator.
12. Power indicator.
13. ON/OFF (power) button.
14. “Full Water” indicator.
15. TIMER button.
16. Ionizer/TiO2 button.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Plug the appliance into a correct mains socket.
2. Place the appliance in a good position for operation.
3. Press the Power button (13) and the compressor will begin to work (The Power indicator (12) will light up).
To turn the appliance off, press a second time.
4. Press the Humidity Setting button (1) to choose from continuously running, 40%, 50%, 60% or 70%
humidity. The option will be displayed on the Working Mode indicator (2). Note that the Ambient light on
the front of the appliance will light up depending on the ambient humidity:
a) Blue: Ambient humidity is above 70%.
b) Green: Ambient humidity is between 50% & 70%.
c) Red: Ambient humidity is below 50%.
d) Flashing Red: Water tank is full.
5. Press the Speed/Ventilation button (10) to set the desired ventilation speed (as indicated by the low & high
ventilation indicators (9 & 11)).
6. The timer function is turned off (continuous) by default, Timer Operation indicator (4) off. To start a timer
function, press the Timer button (15) repeatedly until the time (in hours) required is displayed on the
Humidity/Temperature display (3). The display will revert to the ambient humidity after 8 seconds. Once the
timer has finished, the compressor will turn off.
7. The appliance can also be set up to turn on after a predetermined length of time. Do not turn the appliance
on. Press the timer button until the desired time delay (in hours) is set. The appliance will start to run on the
default settings (continuously) after the time delay has finished. Note: always make sure that the appliance
has been set up correctly and that pets or children cannot access it before leaving it unattended.
8. To check the ambient temperature, press the Temperature Display button (5) at any time and the ambient
temperature will be shown on the Humidity/Temperature display (3) for 8 seconds.
9. The Dryer function is used in situations where the moisture in the air needs to be removed as fast as
possible, such as in a room where clothes are drying. Press the Dryer button (8) to turn the function on and
the Dryer indicator (7) will light up. The function will run continuously. To stop the function, press the button
once more (the indicator will turn off).
10. The Ioniser/Titanium dioxide button (16) is used to help clean the air. Running the Air Ioniser function
produces negatively charged ions which are released into the air, attracting airborne particles (including
bacteria) and removing it from the air. Titanium dioxide, when placed under a UV light, is a photocatalyst,
which gives it sterilising and deodorising properties. Press the button once to turn on both functions
(Ioniser/Titanium dioxide indicator (6) turns on). Press a second time to turn the functions off.
DRAINAGE
Whenever the water tank is full, or the water tank is not positioned correctly, the compressor will stop and the Water
Full indicator (14) will turn red.
To remove the water tank, pull the tank out squarely from the unit.
After emptying, replace the water tank. The tank must be properly positioned in order for the Water Full indicator
to turn off and for the appliance to start operating.
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CONTINUOUS DRAINAGE
When the dehumidifier is operated at very high humidity levels, the water tank will require more frequent drainage.
In this situation, it may be more convenient to set the unit up for continuous drainage with the following procedures:
1. Pull out the water tank.
2. Connect a tube with an inner diameter of 11mm to the drain hole (inside the
unit at the top left corner).
3. Test that the water will drain through the tube freely, and that the tube will not
fall from the drain hole. If the weather conditions are too cold, take care that
the water inside the tube will not freeze (as this will damage the appliance & will
not be covered under warranty).
4. Place the water tank back into position. The tube should fit in the groove on top of the
tank.
5. Periodically check that the water is continuing to flow freely (at least every time the
appliance is turned on).
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
ALWAYS UNPLUG THE CORD BEFORE MOVING OR SERVICING, DO NOT
IMMERSE HEATER IN WATER!
CLEANING THE BODY
1. Use a soft cloth to wipe the unit clean.
2. Do not use volatile chemicals, petrol, detergents, chemically treated cloths or other cleaning solutions
as they could possibly damage the appliance.
CLEANING THE AIR FILTERS
1. Remove the filter holder and extract the washable
plastic filter.
2. Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly for easy
cleaning.
3. If the filter is particularly dirty, use warm water with a
little detergent.
4. Make sure the filter is completely dry before
replacing onto the appliance.
5. Do not expose the filter to direct sunlight.
6. The active carbon filter cannot be cleaned. Check
periodically & replace if necessary.
STORAGE
If you do not use the appliance for an extended period of time, please turn the unit off, unplug and tidy the power
cord, completely empty the water tank and wipe clean. Cover the appliance and store where it will not be exposed
to direct sunlight.
WARNING:
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THE APPLIANCE YOURSELF. DOING SO COULD
VOID THE WARRANTY AND CAUSE DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
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Is the unit plugged in?
Is the house electricity on?
Is the room temperature below 5oC or above 32oC? If so,
then it is out of the working range of the unit.
Ensure the ON/OFF switch is turned on.
Check the water tank is positioned properly in the unit and it
is not full.
Make sure the air inlet and outlet are not obstructed.
THE UNIT SEEMS TO DO NOTHING:
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Is the filter dusty, contaminated?
Is the air intake or outlet blocked up?
Is the room humidity already quite low?
THE UNIT SEEMS TO DO LITTLE:
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Are too many windows or doors open?
Is there something in the room producing lots of humidity?
THE UNIT IS TOO NOISY:
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Check whether the unit is sitting on a level surface.
THE UNIT IS LEAKING:
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If you are not using continuous drainage, make sure the
rubber plug (at the bottom of the unit) is in its position,
THE APPLIANCE DOES NOT OPERATE:
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It is important that you retain these instructions, proof of purchase as well as
other important documents about this product for future reference.
Due to continual product development, Omega Altise reserves the right to alter
specifications or appearances without notice.
Dispose of packaging responsibly – recycle where facilities are available.
OMEGA ALTISE
A division of Shriro Australia Pty Ltd
104 Vanessa St Kingsgrove NSW 2208
In Australia: 1300 795 572
In New Zealand: (09) 415 6000
www.omegaaltise.com
IM Ref: OADE1620 05/2014/06
OMEGA ALTISE