WarmMist Humidifier USE AND CARE MANUAL No filters required Auto shut-off 2 settings for ideal comfort IMPORTANT! READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS V750 Series Model Important Safety Instructions READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, BASIC PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND INJURY TO PERSONS, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The appliance should always be placed on a firm, flat, waterproof surface at least four feet (1.22m) away from bedside, twelve inches (30cm) from the wall and out of reach of patient, children and pets. Be sure the appliance is in a stable position and the power cord is away from heated surfaces and out of the way to prevent the humidifier from being tipped over. The appliance should not be left unattended in a closed room since air could become saturated and leave condensation on walls and furniture. Leave room door partly open. Before using the appliance, extend the cord and inspect for any signs of damage. Do not use the unit if the cord has been damaged. The appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) as a safety feature. This plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature. To avoid fire or shock hazard, plug the appliance directly into a 120V AC electrical outlet. The appliance should always be unplugged and emptied when not in operation or while being cleaned. Shut off and unplug humidifier before moving. Do not move or tilt humidifier while it is in operation. Plug and unplug unit with dry hands. Never pull by cord. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Do not operate the appliance without water. Turn off and unplug unit when tank is empty and the reset light is on. Vicks Warm Mist Humidiﬁer (Model V750) ® How it Works: The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is designed to quietly provide visible warm moisture. The tank feeds water into the boiling chamber where it is heated to a steam vapor. The steam vapor mixes with dry air in the mist chimney. The warm moist air is released in the room. Tank Handle Medicine Cup Water Tank Mist Chimney Caution: To avoid the risk of fire, shock or personal injury, do not use an extension cord. Appliance requires regular cleaning. Refer to and follow cleaning instructions. Do not operate outdoors; this appliance is intended for indoor use. Do not cover or insert objects into any openings on the unit. Do not attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this appliance. Doing so will void your warranty. Do not add any medications (e.g. Kaz Inhalant or Vicks VapoSteam®) into Chimney, Base, Reservoir or Water Tank. Do not touch the steam vapor. Steam can cause burns. Do not operate without the Medicine Cup in place on top of the Mist Chimney. Water Valve Tank Cap Removable Tray Lift Tab Removable Tray Heating Chamber Nightlight Power Switch Base Scent Pad Door V750 Accessories The following accessories work great with your humidifier. When moving or lifting the Tank, use one hand on the Tank Handle and the other on the bottom of the tank. Do not touch skin with exposed VapoPad or place on furniture, fabric, bedding or plastic. For Residential Use Only Vicks VapoPads® Scent pads provide soothing menthol (VSP-19, VSP-19FP or VSP-19-CAN) or lavender/rosemary (VBR-5, in U.S. only) vapors. (One complimentary menthol scent pad included with product.) Protec Cleaning Cartridge, PC-1BXN or PC-1C Keeps your humidifier cleaner, longer. Continuously cleans and protects humidifiers against bacteria and mold for 30 days. Kaz Inhalant, KFC-4 in U.S, or Vicks VapoSteam, VS177CANEA in Canada Can be added to medicine cup area to provide soothing menthol vapors to help provide comfort. Setting Up Your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier Operating Instructions V750 Series 1. Remove From Box. Remove packaging material. Set aside instruction manual. Recycle packaging materials or save for storage. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 4 2. Remove twist tie from power cord and extend power cord full length. DO NOT OPERATE WITH POWER CORD COILED OR TWIST TIE IN PLACE. 1. Power: With the power switch in the OFF position ( ), plug the filled humidifier into a polarized 120V outlet. DO NOT FORCE THE POLARIZED PLUG INTO THE OUTLET; It will only fit one way. DO NOT plug in humidifier with wet hands to avoid electric shock. 3-4. Ensure Proper Assembly. Make sure Mist Chimney and Water Tray are securely in place and the blue latch is engaged. 2. Output: Set output control to high ( ) or low ( ). Indications your humidifier is operating are that the green nightlight on the control knob will illuminate and after 1-2 minutes your humidifier will produce a visible steam. 5. Select a firm, level location at least 12" (30cm) from any walls. Place the humidifier on a water-resistant surface. Steam should be directed away from any walls, bedding or furniture. Kaz will not accept responsibility for property damage caused by water spillage. 3. Humidity Level: Once you have reached a comfortable humidity level your humidifier should be turned to the low setting. A comfortable humidity level is between 40-60%. To monitor your humidity level it is recommended you use a hygrometer such as the Vicks V70 or V70-CAN model. If you notice condensation on the walls or windows you should turn your humidifier off as your humidity level is too high. Step 5 WARNING ! : KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product produces HOT STEAM and should be placed in an area not accessible to children or pets with the power cord also securely out of reach. Filling / Refilling NOTE: TANK SHOULD BE CARRIED USING TWO HANDS. ONE HAND USING CARRYING HANDLE LOCATED ON TANK’S TOP AND OTHER HAND SHOULD SUPPORT THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. Step 1 Step 2 4. CAUTION: DO NOT remove the Mist Chimney, Removable Tray, Water Tank or Medicine Cup when humidifier is in use or for at least 20-30 minutes after unit has been turned off and unplugged. CAUTION: WHEN MOVING HUMIDIFIER. TURN HUMIDIFIER OFF, UNPLUG and WAIT 20-30 minutes. DO NOT OPERATE YOUR HUMIDIFIER WITHOUT THE TANK IN PLACE OR IF THE UNIT IS EMPTY. DO NOT OPERATE YOUR HUMIDIFIER WITHOUT THE MIST CHIMNEY, REMOVABLE TRAY, OR MEDICINE CUP PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. Using Liquid Inhalant Step 3 Liquid Inhalant Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 1. Remove Tank by grasping handle and pulling up. Remove Tank Cap located on bottom of Tank by turning counter clockwise. 2. Fill Tank with cool water. Do not fill with warm or hot water. 3. Replace Tank Cap by turning clockwise to screw back in place. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN. Place Tank back on humidifier base. RESET: 1. When your humidifier is out of water the refill light will illuminate 2. Turn the humidifier off, wait 15 minutes, refill Tank, and turn humidifier back on. Refill Light Liquid Inhalants such as Vicks VapoSteam® or Kaz Inhalant can be used in the medicine cup. ONLY USE LIQUIDS THAT ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS TYPE OF HUMIDIFIER. 1. Add 1 TB (Table Spoon) inhalant to the medicine cup. 2. Note: Some residue from inhalant may be left in medicine cup after use. With the humidifier turned off, unplugged and cooled for at least 20 minutes, gently wipe residue from medicine cup. 3. DO NOT ADD LIQUID INHALANTS OR ANY ADDITIVES OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE HUMIDIFIER MANUFACTURER TO THE WATER. DOING SO CAN HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON THE HUMIDIFIER. Weekly Care And Cleaning Using Scent Pads Step 1 - Scent Pads Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Scale Removal Directions: Step 1 1. You can use Vicks Scent Pads, VSP-19 series, VBR-5 series, VVP-6 series with your humidifier to provide up to 8 hrs of soothing vapors. 2. Open scent pad by tearing notch on top of pad bag. Do not touch pad with hands. If pad is touched, do not rub face as it may cause eye irritation. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 1. CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF THE POWER SWITCH AND DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET BEFORE CLEANING. If the humidifier has recently been in use, wait 20-30 minutes for unit to cool before beginning cleaning process. 3. Open Scent Pad Door located on rear of unit. Insert scent pad with angled end facing towards the product. Close door. 2. Remove Water Tank and empty. 4. Your scent pad will last 8 hrs. After 8 hrs., open door, remove old scent pad and discard. If you choose to continue using scent pads, follow steps 2 and 3. 3. Disassemble the Mist Chimney by gently pushing on the blue release latch and pulling upwards. Scent Pad Recommended Usage: • Not recommended for infants under 10 lbs (4.5kg). • For children between 10-22 (4.5kg-10kg) lbs do not use more than 2 pads in a 24 hr period. Scent Pad Ingredients VSP-19, VSP-19FP, VSP-19-CAN & VVP-6: Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol, Glycol, Cedar Leaf Oil & Others. 4. Remove Removable Tray by pushing on blue Removable Tray Lift Tab and gently pulling tab upwards. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Weekly Care And Cleaning NOTE: All maintenance should be done in the kitchen or bathroom on a water resistant surface. DISHWASHER SAFE: The following parts are TOP RACK dishwasher safe for residential dishwashers operating at temperatures below 70°C/158°F. Medicine Cup Removable Tray Mist Chimney Run the dishwasher on the light duty or normal cycle. Do not wash with soiled articles/dishes. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. If you use your dishwasher you will not need to follow the disinfecting and scaling procedure Please Note: Do not place parts on lower rack of dishwasher. Doing so could cause damage to the humidifier parts and dishwasher. THE MAIN HOUSING AND WATER TANK ARE NOT DISHWASHER SAFE. Placing these parts in the dishwasher will damage your humidifier and render it unable to operate properly. 5. Fill Water Tank and Base with 1 cup of vinegar. 6. Wipe Mist Chimney, Medicine Cup and Removable Tray with solution. 7. Soak Heating Element for 15-20 minutes then gently scrub with a soft brush to remove mineral deposits. DO NOT USE HARD BRUSHES, STEEL WOOL OR OTHER HARD ABRASIVES ON THE HEATING ELEMENT. DOING SO WILL DAMAGE THE HEATING ELEMENT. Rinse Tank, Base, Mist Chimney, Removable Tray and Medicine Cup until smell of the solution is gone. CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE BASE IN WATER 8. To clean the scent pad area, gently wipe out scent pad heater area with a soft damp cloth. DO NOT USE VINEGAR OR BLEACH SOLUTION TO CLEAN THIS AREA. Weekly Care And Cleaning End-Of-Season Care And Storage Disinfecting Directions - Disinfect Following Scale Removal When the humidifier will not be used for at least one week or more, or at the end of the season, follow the CLEANING instructions. At the end of the season, remove any accessories from the humidifier. Dry the humidifier completely before storing. DO NOT store with water inside the Main Housing Water Reservoir or Water Tank. Pack unit in original carton and store in a cool, dry location. Step 1 Step 2 1. Add 1 Teaspoon of bleach to 1 gallon (3.8L) water. 2. Add ½ to ¾ gallon (1.9L-2.8L)of water/bleach solution to heating element area of the Main Housing and Water Tank. 3. Follow steps 6 and 7 from the scaling section. Note: Please be careful of clothing, rugs and other non bleach resistant materials when disinfecting. Spilling bleach on clothing, rugs and certain surfaces may cause damage. NOTE: USING MORE THAN 1 TEASPOON OF BLEACH PER GALLON (3.8L) OF WATER WILL RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR HUMIDIFIER. Re-Assembling Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 1. Push blue Tab to the open position. Place Water Tray and then Mist Chimney back on the humidifier. Make sure they are sitting securely and blue latch is in the closed position. 2. Snap Medicine Cup back in place if removed. 3. Put Tank Cap back on Water Tank and place Water Tank back on unit. Troubleshooting If your Humidifier is not working properly, refer to the following: Solution Problem Possible Cause • Power Switch is set to “On” • Unit not plugged in • Plug unit in and Nightlight is off • No power at outlet • Check circuits, fuses, test outlet. • Little or no mist is produced • No water in Tank • Unit is not level • Mineral deposits on Heater Element or Removable Tray • Water Tank was washed with detergent • Fill Water Tank. • Place on a level surface. • Follow Cleaning Instructions on Pages 6-8 • Rinse thoroughly with clean water. • Reset Light illuminated • Water Tank is empty • Unit not reset after refill • Refill Water Tank • Follow Reset Procedure • Water overflows from Reservoir • Tank may be leaking • Check the Tank for leaks and replace if necessary • Tighten Tank Cap • Tank Cap is not tight • Condensation forms around • Mist Intensity is set too humidifier or windows high for room size or pre-existing humidity level. • Decrease mist output to low setting or open door to the room. NOTE: Failure to keep this unit clean from mineral deposits normally contained in any water supply will affect the efficiency of operation of this unit. Customer failure to follow these instructions may void the warranty.