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CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions...........................................................................................................3
Getting Started.................................................................................................................................6
Features............................................................................................................................................8
Controls...........................................................................................................................................10
How to Use.....................................................................................................................................12
Cleaning..........................................................................................................................................16
Mineral Build-Up.............................................................................................................................20
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................22
Warranty..........................................................................................................................................24
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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 humidify and circulate the air in indoor living spaces
only in the United States and Canada. 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
- Supervision is required during the installation, operation, cleaning and maintenance of this
product by children under age 12 and anyone with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities. 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:
- 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.
- 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 to 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.
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SAFE USE WARNING—To reduce risk of fire, electrical shock and injury to persons, observe
the following:
- 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.
- Do not operate unit if the unit has been dropped or damaged. Do not use this product if it
has a damaged power cord or plug. To avoid risk of electrical shock, do not attempt to repair
or replace parts. Only original replacement parts may be used. If the power cord is damaged,
it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard. Contact Vornado Consumer Service at 1-800-234-0604 (phone) or
consumerservice@vornado.com (email) for further instructions about replacement and repair.
- Risk of fire. Your appliance may be equipped with a detachable power supply or a cord/plug with
a safety device such as a fuse. Use only the power cord and plug provided.
- 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.
- 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 input or
output opening as this may cause risk of electric shock or fire, or damage the product.
- A loose fit between wall outlet (receptacle) and plug may cause overheating and distortion of
the plug. Discontinue use of the product in this outlet. Contact a qualified electrician to replace
loose or worn outlets.
- 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.
- The product may be hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces.
Always allow appliance to cool at least 30 minutes before moving, refilling or emptying it. Empty
all water and dry unit before storing.
- Before filling with water, 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.
- Electric shock can occur when liquid comes in contact with electricity. Be careful when removing
the water tank and refilling to avoid electric shock. Do not pour water through the top Outlet Air
Grill on the power head.
- Turn the humidifier off if the relative humidity exceeds 60%. Humidity levels above 60% may allow
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moisture to build up indoors and condense on surfaces, where microorganisms can settle and
grow. For accurate readings, use a hygrometer which is available at most hardware stores and
home centers.
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.
- Protect against the growth of mold, mildew and other microorganisms by emptying the water
tank immediately after each use. If water is left in the tank for longer than 8 hours, thoroughly
clean and disinfect the unit as described in the section of this Owner’s Guide referenced as
“CLEANING”.
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 therefore recyclable. Dispose of all packaging
materials in an environmentally responsible manner.
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 at 1-800-234-0604. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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GETTING STARTED
Before operating, ALWAYS lift from the bottom by using the handles located on the base. Lifting
the water tank handle on the water tank will cause the tank to detach from the humidifier.
Check appliance for visible damage. DO NOT USE if there is evidence of damage. If any damage
is found, contact Vornado Air, LLC at 1-800-234-0604.
CAUTION: When removing water tanks lift vertically, do not twist tanks while still in base or
cap may disengage and leak.
WARNING: To avoid overfilling the base, remove the water tanks before the power head to
avoid water displacement.
CHECK FOR LEAKS
Damage due to shipping may cause leaks in base or water tanks. A visual
inspection may not reveal hairline fractures.
1. Place humidifier on a water-resistant
surface.
2. Fill water tanks with water to inspect
for leaks.
3. Pour several cups of water into base to
inspect for leaks.
Not Leaking?
Empty water from base and install full
water tanks.
Leaking?
In the slight chance your humidifier has
leaks, contact Consumer Service and we
will immediately replace damaged parts.
Note: Be gentle handling water tanks when refilling to prevent any damage.
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Twist
Fill
Replace
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FEATURES
1 SIMPLETANK™ SYSTEM
This water tank is easy to carry, fill, install, clean and view water level. Two 1-gallon
capacity tanks.
2 WATER TANK SUPPORT ROD
Provides support to water tanks in base.
3 OUTLET GRILL
Emits humidity throughout the whole room.
4 AROMATHERAPY SCENT CUP
Aromatherapy ready; just add essential oils.
5 POWER HEAD
6 CARRY HANDLES
Integrated handles on sides of base for lifting and carrying.
7 BASE
Durable and easy to clean.
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CONTROLS
1 POWER ON/OFF/CONTROL LOCK
Turn the humidifier On/Off. Lock in desired settings.
2 HUMIDITY
Control humidity level at 30%–70%.
3 STEAM TEMPERATURE SETTINGS
Customize your steam experience with cool, warm or hot steam settings.
4 AUTO MODE
Delivers the right amount of humidity as the fan speed and heat element vary to maintain set
humidity level.
5 TIMER
Set timer for up to 12 hours.
6 PHOTODETECTOR
Based on the amount of light detected in the room, the photodetector sensor will
automatically adjust the brightness of the control display.
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HOW TO USE
CONTROLS
1. Touch
to power on. All control panel LED’s
will illuminate white to indicate the unit is
powered on. When the humidifier is powered off,
only
will illuminate white.
Note: After first use, current settings are saved
when powering off or unplugging (excluding
timer function).
2. Set humidity level by touching – /+. The
humidity settings will increase in increments of
5%. Once set humidity is reached, Element will
turn off until the humidity level drops below the
selected setting.
The humidifier will evaporate 4 gallons of
water (+/- 10%) in 24 hours of continuous
operation. (This assumes room conditions of
70º F and 30% relative humidity.)
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3. Touch
to select desired steam setting. A color
indicator will illuminate for cool steam (purple),
warm steam (pink) and hot steam (red).
Depending on selected steam setting, the
temperature of the mist at the outlet grill may
be hot.
Color indicator
will illuminate.
to select auto mode. The fan speed
4. Touch
and heat element varies to maintain set humidity
level. When your desired humidity level is
reached, the fan and heat element will turn off
until the humidity level drops below your desired
humidity setting.
WARNING! After using the humidifier, if you
disassemble the unit for any reason the boil
chamber will contain hot water! The heat
element will also be extremely HOT! Cool
down at least 30 minutes before touching
these components.
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HOW TO USE
5. Set timer to automatically power humidifier off
by touching . The number 0 will flash on the
display. Press either or – /+ to select up to 12
hours. Once your selection is made, the display
will stop flashing, timer icon will illuminate orange
and display will return to selected humidity
setting. To cancel timer operation, select 0 hours
or press and hold down for 3 seconds. The
timer icon will illuminate white when timer is off.
CONTROL LOCK
Element features an option to lock in your desired settings during operation. To lock press and hold
for 3 seconds, then repeat to unlock. All control panel LED’s will flash 1 time to indicate it is
locked and 2 times when unlocked.
While this feature is engaged you will not be able to change the settings or power off. If you try to
change settings while locked, the control panel LED’s will flash 3 times.
When the humidifier is powered off you may still use the control lock feature. Follow the
instructions above to lock and unlock. The control panel will flash LC 1 time to indicate the controls
are locked, 2 times when unlocked and 3 times when the controls are locked and you attempt to
change the settings.
If Element is unplugged while locked, the lock setting will not be saved.
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AROMATHERAPY SCENT CUP
Element is aromatherapy ready; just add your favorite essential oils. The steam
will heat the oil and the fragrances will be released via evaporation ensuring the
therapeutic properties are not damaged or altered. Follow the essential oils usage
instructions as directed. Do not overfill the scent cup or put any oils directly into
the water tank, outlet grill or base.
ATTENTION CODES
A1: Power head is not attached to the base. If you detach the power head
while the humidifier is running, or if power head is not properly attached
to the base, the humidifier will power off. Control panel LED’s flash and
displays A1. Power button illuminates orange until power head is attached
and aligned with the base correctly and Element is powered back on.
A2: The humidifier will shut off when water is needed. Control panel LED’s will
flash and displays A2. Power button illuminates orange until water is added
and humidifier is powered back on.
If you have added water and A2 remains on the display, the humidifier has
overheated and must cool before powering back on. Once cooled (3-5
minutes), you may power it back on.
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CLEANING
Proper cleaning is essential to the air quality and performance of your humidifier. The
frequency in which your humidifier will need to be cleaned will vary depending on use,
water hardness and outside environmental factors. It is recommended, assuming average
use, to thoroughly clean the unit once a week, or when mineral deposits or other particles
begin to form.
1 HEAT ELEMENT
Heats water in boil chamber to generate steam.
2 HEAT ELEMENT COVER
Silicone cover seals steam compartment and provides protection for heat element.
3 BOIL CHAMBER
Silicone chamber holds water heated by heat element.
4 RESERVOIR
Silicone reservoir feeds water from water tanks to boil chamber.
5 MAGNETIC BASE COVER
Ensures electrical connection between power head and base.
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GENERAL CLEANING:
To clean the exterior of the
humidifier, wipe down with a
soft cloth. Do not submerge
power head in water.
Clean the grill with a soft
cloth or with a can of
compressed air.
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CLEANING
CLEAN SCENT CUP:
Remove the scent cup and
lid and clean with warm water
and a mild detergent. Rinse
and dry with clean cloth or
paper towel.
The silicone parts are
dishwasher safe (place on the
top rack of dishwasher only).
The water tanks and base are not dishwasher
safe. Do not use gasoline, thinners, solvents
or other chemicals for cleaning.
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CLEANING THE BASE
1. Turn humidifier off and unplug.
Note: Be sure you are near a sink or an area that will not be damaged by water. Excess water will flush
from heat element cover when disassembling.
WARNING: To avoid overfilling the base, remove the water tanks before the power head to
avoid water displacement.
2. Disassemble humidifier:
– Remove water tanks first.
– Next remove water tank support rods by pulling the rods outward.
– Then remove power head by turning power head counterclockwise to release from base and
remove the magnetic base cover and all silicone parts. WARNING: Do not grasp outlet grill to
remove power head, it may be hot.
3. Clean base and silicone parts with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry.
4. Reassemble humidifier:
– Ensure the magnetic base cover and silicone parts are back in place.
WARNING: Do not run humidifier without the silicone parts.
– Turn power head clockwise to re-attach to base:
- First align arrows as shown on power head and magnetic base (A).
- Next turn power head clockwise until power head locks
into place.
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– Replace water tank support rods then water tanks.
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MINERAL BUILD-UP
The best way to minimize mineral build-up is to use distilled or de-mineralized water when
using your Element Steam Humidifier. In addition, it is recommended the heat element and
silicone parts be cleaned at least weekly in order to remove any deposits that form. This will
help to extend the life of the product and keep it functioning at its maximum potential.
Note: Do not use hard brushes, steel wool or other abrasives on heat
element to avoid damage.
WARNING: Allow unit to cool (30 minutes for complete cooling)
before cleaning heat element. Do not allow heat element to touch
other objects as it cools.
REMOVE MINERAL BUILD-UP
1. Turn humidifier off and unplug. Disassemble humidifier as outlined in CLEANING.
2. Once cooled, remove silicone parts (heat element cover, reservoir and boil chamber) and
clean with warm water and a mild detergent.
3. Wipe off the heat element with a wet cloth. If needed, you can soak heat element in 12
oz. of white vinegar for 20-30 minutes and scrub with a soft brush or soft cloth to remove
mineral deposits. Rinse heat element with warm water until you cannot detect any
vinegar odor.
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Let humidifier dry completely
before storing. Do not store with
water inside water tank, base or
around the heat element.
WATER TANK IMPURITIES:
On occasion the water tank
may need to be gently wiped
down or cleaned to remove
build-up of impurities. Clean
with a mild detergent and
cool water.
If the humidifier is turned off with water in base for 8 hours or longer, or
if humidifier is not cleaned as recommended, you may experience some
growth of algae or bacteria. These microorganisms may become airborne.
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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. For assistance, contact
licensed electrician.
Unit is damaged or in need of repair. Cease usage and unplug.
Contact Consumer Service for assistance.
Ensure the magnetic base cover is securely in place to ensure
electrical connection between power head and base.
If for any reason Element should overheat, as a safety precaution,
the power will shut off and power button will illuminate orange.
Once cooled (3-5 minutes), you may power it back on.
Unit makes bubbling
or gurgling sound.
This is normal. Water is being dispensed into base. You may
periodically see bubbles in the tank, which is normal. This is the
water tanks feeding water from the reservoir to the boil chamber.
Unit is not producing
desired amount
of humidity.
Water level in tanks are empty or too low. Refill tanks with clean,
cool tap water.
Unit has reached its set point. When set humidity level is reached,
the fan and heat element will turn off until humidity level in room
drops below humidity set point.
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE AND SOLUTION
Unit is not producing
desired amount
of humidity (cont).
Airflow is blocked. Remove obstruction.
Condensation is
forming on scent cup
and outlet grill.
This is normal. As steam rises condensation may gather on these
areas. You may wipe away periodically. It will not harm the unit.
Unit is not emitting
steam.
There may be mineral build-up on heat element or silicone parts.
See CLEANING for instructions on how to remove mineral build-up.
Attention Code A1
Power head is not attached to the base; does not have proper
power connection. See HOW TO USE – ATTENTION CODES.
Attention Code A2
The humidifier will shut off when water is needed. Control panel
LED’s will flash and displays A2. Power button illuminates orange
until water is added and humidifier is powered back on. If you have
added water and A2 remains on the display, the humidifier has
overheated and must cool before powering back on. Once cooled
(3-5 minutes), you may power it back on. See HOW TO USE –
ATTENTION CODES.
Attention Code A3
Unit has malfunctioned and will no longer operate. Contact
Vornado Consumer Service toll-free at 800.234.0604.
Unit settings are too low. Set to hot steam setting for maximum
humidity output.
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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® Element Steam Humidifier
(“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 to acts of God. Improper product
use, which includes using an external device that alters or
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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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actual product. Observe any additional supplements.
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