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COOLMOISTURE humidifier
MODEL
BCM4505
BCM4509
BCM4510
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Instruction Leaflet
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INFO-LINE
If after having read this leaflet, you have any questions
or comments on your humidifier,
call 1-800-253-2764 in North America.
Model BCM4510 Shown
HUMIDIFIER SAFETY
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
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. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard,
NEVER put the cord under rugs, near heat registers, radiator,
stoves, or heaters.
4. DO NOT place humidifier near heat sources such as stoves,
radiators, and heaters. Do locate your humidifier on an inside
wall near an electrical outlet. The humidifier should be at least
4" away from the wall for best results.
5. NEVER place humidifier in an area where it is accessible to children.
6. NEVER use humidifier in a closed room, particularly where a child
may be sleeping, resting, or playing (a closed room may result in
excessive humidity).
7. WARNING: Do not attempt to refill humidifier without first
unplugging the unit from its electrical outlet. Failure to heed
this warning may cause personal injury.
8. NEVER place anything over moisture outlet when unit is running.
9. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
10. DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug,
if the appliance malfunctions, or if it has been dropped or damaged
in any manner. Return appliance to manufacturer for examination,
electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.
11. 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 attach
ments not recommended or sold by Bionaire® may cause hazards.
12. DO NOT use outdoors.
13. Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface (4” from wall).
A waterproof mat or pad is recommended for under the humidifier.
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NEVER place it on a rug or carpet, or on a finished floor
that may be damaged by exposure to water or moisture.
14. DO NOT allow the moisture outlet to directly face the wall.
Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wallpaper.
15. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
16. NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit while it is operating.
Shut off and unplug before removing the water reservoir and
moving the unit.
17. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance. Refer
to daily and weekly cleaning procedures.
18. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of
the humidifier.
19. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation on
windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF.
20. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in excess
of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local hardware store
or through Bionaire, to measure the humidity.
21. 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 qualified personnel only.
22. Never place humidifier housing under water flow or immerse in liquids.
23. Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock could result.
24. Do not block air inlet or outlet grills.
25. Do not fill through other openings other than water reservoir.
PLEASE SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED
WITH A POLARIZED AC (Alternating
Current)PLUG (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug
will fit into the power outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully
into the outlet, reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact qualified
personnel to install the proper outlet.
DO NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY PURPOSE
OF THIS POLARIZED PLUG IN ANY WAY.
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HUMIDIFIER SAFETY
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
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. Keep the cord out of heavy traffic areas. To avoid fire hazard,
NEVER put the cord under rugs, near heat registers, radiator,
stoves, or heaters.
4. DO NOT place humidifier near heat sources such as stoves,
radiators, and heaters. Do locate your humidifier on an inside
wall near an electrical outlet. The humidifier should be at least
4" away from the wall for best results.
5. NEVER place humidifier in an area where it is accessible to children.
6. NEVER use humidifier in a closed room, particularly where a child
may be sleeping, resting, or playing (a closed room may result in
excessive humidity).
7. WARNING: Do not attempt to refill humidifier without first
unplugging the unit from its electrical outlet. Failure to heed
this warning may cause personal injury.
8. NEVER place anything over moisture outlet when unit is running.
9. NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.
10. DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug,
if the appliance malfunctions, or if it has been dropped or damaged
in any manner. Return appliance to manufacturer for examination,
electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.
11. 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 attach
ments not recommended or sold by Bionaire® may cause hazards.
12. DO NOT use outdoors.
13. Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface (4” from wall).
A waterproof mat or pad is recommended for under the humidifier.
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NEVER place it on a rug or carpet, or on a finished floor
that may be damaged by exposure to water or moisture.
14. DO NOT allow the moisture outlet to directly face the wall.
Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wallpaper.
15. Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.
16. NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit while it is operating.
Shut off and unplug before removing the water reservoir and
moving the unit.
17. This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance. Refer
to daily and weekly cleaning procedures.
18. NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish,
paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of
the humidifier.
19. Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation on
windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF.
20. Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in excess
of 50%. Use a hygrometer, available at your local hardware store
or through Bionaire, to measure the humidity.
21. 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 qualified personnel only.
22. Never place humidifier housing under water flow or immerse in liquids.
23. Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock could result.
24. Do not block air inlet or outlet grills.
25. Do not fill through other openings other than water reservoir.
PLEASE SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
THIS PRODUCT IS EQUIPPED
WITH A POLARIZED AC (Alternating
Current)PLUG (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug
will fit into the power outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully
into the outlet, reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact qualified
personnel to install the proper outlet.
DO NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY PURPOSE
OF THIS POLARIZED PLUG IN ANY WAY.
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The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce
the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord.
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 rating of the humidifier. 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.
Your Bionaire® Cool Moisture humidifier draws dry air through the rear
air intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden
wick filter which retains the minerals and deposits. The resulting moist
air is directed back into the room from the top air grill.
☛ Tip: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture
output. It is normal not to see the mist.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
3. Remove the water reservoir,
by holding the reservoir handle
and lifting straight upwards.
Reservoir
Handle
Water
Reservoir
Reservoir
Cap
Moisture
Outlet
Housing
Support Handle
power
mode
refill
humidistat
Control
Panel
Humidifier
Housing
Float
(underneath)
Wick
Filter
Base
Figure 1
4. Remove the humidifier housing by holding the housing support
handle and lifting straight upwards. Check to see that the wick
filter is properly in place. Replace the humidifier housing.
FILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR
5. Twist off the water reservoir cap located on the bottom of the
water reservoir by turning counter clockwise and fill the water
reservoir with cool, fresh water. Do not fill with warm water as
this may cause leaking.
6. After filling the water reservoir, replace the water reservoir cap by
firmly turning clockwise and then replace the water reservoir on
the base. The water reservoir will immediately begin to empty into
the base.
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1. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
2. Turn the mode knob to the High setting.
3. Turn the humidistat knob to the highest setting.
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
HOW YOUR COOL MOISTURE HUMIDIFIER WORKS
2. Select a location for your
humidifier, on a flat surface,
about 4" away from the wall.
Do not place your humidifier
on furniture, a floor location
that will not be damaged by
moisture is best.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity level
you wish for your room. The humidistat is designed to operate between
30% and 65% relative humidity range. The recommended setting
is 40-45%.
For BCM4505: To maintain
this setting, position the
humidistat (figure 2) knob
in the middle position.
Turn the knob clockwise as far
as it will turn to achieve the
highest humidistat setting. In
this setting, the humidifier will
run constantly.
Figure 2
Humidistat
Knob
Power Light
power
mode
refill
humidistat
Mode Knob
Refill Light
Control
Panel
To lower your desired humidity level, simply turn the knob counter
clockwise to choose your setting.
For BCM4509: To take advantage of the SmartTouch™ Electronic
Humidistat, press the MODE button until the speed is set in either
the HIGH or LOW setting, and the Desired Humidity is set. When
the humidity level rises above the set humidity, the humidifier will stop.
When the humidity level drops below the set humidity, the humidifier
will turn on automatically.
NOTE: When the SmartTouch™ Electronic Humidistat is set, either
the HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain
lit during operation. The SmartTouch™ Humidifier has memory. This
means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at the last setting
the humidifier was set at.
For BCM4510: The auto setting is designed to operate between
30% and 65% relative humidity range. (The recommended setting
is 40-45%.) The auto setting may be used with any of the three
auto speed settings (High, Medium or Low).
To program a specific humidity level in the auto setting, follow these
instructions.
1. Use the mode button to scroll to either Auto/High, Auto/Medium,
or Auto/Low.
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The length of cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce
the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord.
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 rating of the humidifier. 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.
Your Bionaire® Cool Moisture humidifier draws dry air through the rear
air intake grill area. This air is then passed through a moisture–laden
wick filter which retains the minerals and deposits. The resulting moist
air is directed back into the room from the top air grill.
☛ Tip: This humidification system provides a cool, invisible moisture
output. It is normal not to see the mist.
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Be sure the humidifier is switched off and disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
3. Remove the water reservoir,
by holding the reservoir handle
and lifting straight upwards.
Reservoir
Handle
Water
Reservoir
Reservoir
Cap
Moisture
Outlet
Housing
Support Handle
power
mode
refill
humidistat
Control
Panel
Humidifier
Housing
Float
(underneath)
Wick
Filter
Base
Figure 1
4. Remove the humidifier housing by holding the housing support
handle and lifting straight upwards. Check to see that the wick
filter is properly in place. Replace the humidifier housing.
FILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR
5. Twist off the water reservoir cap located on the bottom of the
water reservoir by turning counter clockwise and fill the water
reservoir with cool, fresh water. Do not fill with warm water as
this may cause leaking.
6. After filling the water reservoir, replace the water reservoir cap by
firmly turning clockwise and then replace the water reservoir on
the base. The water reservoir will immediately begin to empty into
the base.
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1. Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
2. Turn the mode knob to the High setting.
3. Turn the humidistat knob to the highest setting.
USING THE HUMIDISTAT
HOW YOUR COOL MOISTURE HUMIDIFIER WORKS
2. Select a location for your
humidifier, on a flat surface,
about 4" away from the wall.
Do not place your humidifier
on furniture, a floor location
that will not be damaged by
moisture is best.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The humidistat feature allows you to set and maintain the humidity level
you wish for your room. The humidistat is designed to operate between
30% and 65% relative humidity range. The recommended setting
is 40-45%.
For BCM4505: To maintain
this setting, position the
humidistat (figure 2) knob
in the middle position.
Turn the knob clockwise as far
as it will turn to achieve the
highest humidistat setting. In
this setting, the humidifier will
run constantly.
Figure 2
Humidistat
Knob
Power Light
power
mode
refill
humidistat
Mode Knob
Refill Light
Control
Panel
To lower your desired humidity level, simply turn the knob counter
clockwise to choose your setting.
For BCM4509: To take advantage of the SmartTouch™ Electronic
Humidistat, press the MODE button until the speed is set in either
the HIGH or LOW setting, and the Desired Humidity is set. When
the humidity level rises above the set humidity, the humidifier will stop.
When the humidity level drops below the set humidity, the humidifier
will turn on automatically.
NOTE: When the SmartTouch™ Electronic Humidistat is set, either
the HIGH or LOW power light and the percent humidity light will remain
lit during operation. The SmartTouch™ Humidifier has memory. This
means that when you turn the unit back on, it will be at the last setting
the humidifier was set at.
For BCM4510: The auto setting is designed to operate between
30% and 65% relative humidity range. (The recommended setting
is 40-45%.) The auto setting may be used with any of the three
auto speed settings (High, Medium or Low).
To program a specific humidity level in the auto setting, follow these
instructions.
1. Use the mode button to scroll to either Auto/High, Auto/Medium,
or Auto/Low.
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2. Set the humidifier to the desired room humidity level by pressing the
(+) or (–) buttons, in increments of 5%. If you scroll past the maximum
setting of 65%, the display will automatically loop back to 30%.
3. Now the desired room humidity level is set.
NOTE: When the humidity in the room is less than the level you have
programmed, the humidifier will continue to produce moisture. Once the
room humidity level has been achieved, the humidifier will turn off. When
the room humidity drops below your set level, the unit will automatically
begin producing moisture again.
☛ Depending on the size of your room and your personal comfort,
you will set your humidistat at different levels. If condensation forms
on your windows or walls, or your measured room humidity is above
50%, then turn off your humidifier, or lower your humidistat level.
(Humidity can be measured by the use of a hygrometer, such as
Bionaire® BT254 or BT400 Digital humidity and temperature monitor.
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and for the unit to produce moisture.
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more days, make
sure any residual water is drained from the water tank, base and wick
filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
NIGHTLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS (For BCM4510 Only)
the BCM4510 is equipped with a nightlight which illuminates the control
panel screen in a dark room setting. This nightlight operates on a sensor,
and will illuminate when the room becomes dark. When the room
becomes light, the nightlight feature will automatically turn off. To inactivate the nightlight, simply press the nightlight button on the control
panel. To re-activate the nightlight feature, simply press the light button
again (to see if light is on, place finger over sensor).
REFILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR
When the water reservoir runs out of water, the refill light will illuminate
on the control panel. The fan will continue to run to help dry out the
humidifier. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, and follow
steps under "Filling the Water Reservoir."
wick filter. Filter Monitor (after replacing the wick section) you will be
able to check the life of the filter on your humidifier by checking the
Filter Monitor located on the moisture outlet. When the unit is not in
operation, the Filter Monitor (BCM4505/4509) will also read as OFF.
When the unit is turned on, the Filter Monitor needle will need 60
minutes to read the current filter condition. If the needle reads change
after 60 minutes, then filter replacement is needed. Regular filter
replacement is necessary to ensure optimal humidifier performance.
To replace the wick filter, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the mode knob off and unplug the humidifier from
the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water reservoir and humidifier housing to access
the base tray.
3. Discard the old wick filter and insert a new wick filter into
the filter brackets found in the base.
4. Replace the humidifier housing and then the water reservoir.
5. Repeat “Operating Instructions” steps listed within.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach maximum
output.
You can obtain your filter model by calling 1-800-253-2764 in North
America or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model WF2630 replacement filter.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry, heated
indoor air. To get the most benefit from the humidifier and avoid
product misuse, follow all instructions carefully, specifically the
operation, care and maintenance guidelines. Please note that
this is an electrical appliance, and requires attention when in use.
In addition, if you do not follow the recommended care and
maintenance instructions, micro-organisms may be able to
grow in the water within the humidifier’s reservoir.
Daily Maintenance
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more days, make
sure any residual water is drained from the water reservoir, base
and wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
1. Before cleaning, set the mode to the OFF position and unplug
the unit from the electrical outlet.
REPLACING THE WICK FILTER
3. Carry the base and the water reservoir to the sink, remove the wick
filter, then drain and rinse the base and water reservoir thoroughly to
remove any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean cloth
or paper towel.
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become
trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water, the greater the amount
of minerals in the water, and the more often you will need to change your
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2. Lift off the water reservoir and the humidifier housing.
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2. Set the humidifier to the desired room humidity level by pressing the
(+) or (–) buttons, in increments of 5%. If you scroll past the maximum
setting of 65%, the display will automatically loop back to 30%.
3. Now the desired room humidity level is set.
NOTE: When the humidity in the room is less than the level you have
programmed, the humidifier will continue to produce moisture. Once the
room humidity level has been achieved, the humidifier will turn off. When
the room humidity drops below your set level, the unit will automatically
begin producing moisture again.
☛ Depending on the size of your room and your personal comfort,
you will set your humidistat at different levels. If condensation forms
on your windows or walls, or your measured room humidity is above
50%, then turn off your humidifier, or lower your humidistat level.
(Humidity can be measured by the use of a hygrometer, such as
Bionaire® BT254 or BT400 Digital humidity and temperature monitor.
NOTE: Allow up to 30 minutes for the filter to fully absorb water
and for the unit to produce moisture.
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more days, make
sure any residual water is drained from the water tank, base and wick
filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
NIGHTLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS (For BCM4510 Only)
the BCM4510 is equipped with a nightlight which illuminates the control
panel screen in a dark room setting. This nightlight operates on a sensor,
and will illuminate when the room becomes dark. When the room
becomes light, the nightlight feature will automatically turn off. To inactivate the nightlight, simply press the nightlight button on the control
panel. To re-activate the nightlight feature, simply press the light button
again (to see if light is on, place finger over sensor).
REFILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR
When the water reservoir runs out of water, the refill light will illuminate
on the control panel. The fan will continue to run to help dry out the
humidifier. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, and follow
steps under "Filling the Water Reservoir."
wick filter. Filter Monitor (after replacing the wick section) you will be
able to check the life of the filter on your humidifier by checking the
Filter Monitor located on the moisture outlet. When the unit is not in
operation, the Filter Monitor (BCM4505/4509) will also read as OFF.
When the unit is turned on, the Filter Monitor needle will need 60
minutes to read the current filter condition. If the needle reads change
after 60 minutes, then filter replacement is needed. Regular filter
replacement is necessary to ensure optimal humidifier performance.
To replace the wick filter, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the mode knob off and unplug the humidifier from
the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the water reservoir and humidifier housing to access
the base tray.
3. Discard the old wick filter and insert a new wick filter into
the filter brackets found in the base.
4. Replace the humidifier housing and then the water reservoir.
5. Repeat “Operating Instructions” steps listed within.
It will take about 30 minutes for the humidifier to reach maximum
output.
You can obtain your filter model by calling 1-800-253-2764 in North
America or by visiting your nearest retailer or authorized service center.
This humidifier takes model WF2630 replacement filter.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry, heated
indoor air. To get the most benefit from the humidifier and avoid
product misuse, follow all instructions carefully, specifically the
operation, care and maintenance guidelines. Please note that
this is an electrical appliance, and requires attention when in use.
In addition, if you do not follow the recommended care and
maintenance instructions, micro-organisms may be able to
grow in the water within the humidifier’s reservoir.
Daily Maintenance
If you do not plan to use the humidifier for two or more days, make
sure any residual water is drained from the water reservoir, base
and wick filter to prevent algae or bacteria growth.
1. Before cleaning, set the mode to the OFF position and unplug
the unit from the electrical outlet.
REPLACING THE WICK FILTER
3. Carry the base and the water reservoir to the sink, remove the wick
filter, then drain and rinse the base and water reservoir thoroughly to
remove any sediment and dirt. Wipe clean and dry with a clean cloth
or paper towel.
Through normal use, waterborne minerals and sediment become
trapped in the wick filter. The harder your water, the greater the amount
of minerals in the water, and the more often you will need to change your
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2. Lift off the water reservoir and the humidifier housing.
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4. Put the wick filter back in the base, replace the humidifier housing,
then refill the water reservoir with cool tap water as instructed under
“Filling the Water Reservoir.”
5. If moisture forms on the walls or windows, turn off the humidifier.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar, or use Clean-Away® by Bionaire®. Let
solution stand 20 minutes, cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft
brush. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the reservoir.
4. Remove the float from the bottom of the humidifier housing
and remove any scale by soaking in vinegar or Clean-Away®
solution. Rinse thoroughly and re-install the float into the unit.
DISINFECT RESERVOIR:
5. Store in a cool dry location.
6. Order your new filter so it will be ready for next season.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical
functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty. The inside
of the unit contains no user serviceable parts. All servicing should
be performed by qualified personnel only.
2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original
carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where you purchased
it. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date
of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
3. Should your humidifier require service, please call 1-800-253-2764
in North America for further assistance.
4. ☛ If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write
to us or visit our website at www.bionaire.com.
PO Box 400
Milford, MA 01757
USA
Canada
6385 Shawson Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada, L5T 1S7
1. Fill water reservoir with 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach
and 1 gallon of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes.
Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the reservoir after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Check to see if it is time to change the wick filter.
5. Refill the water reservoir with cool water, replace the humidifier
housing and the water reservoir. Repeat Operating Instructions.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
If your humidifier will not be in use for two days or more,
or at the end of the season follow these instructions.
1. Clean and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the “Weekly
Maintenance” instructions.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store
with water inside the base or water reservoir.
3. Remove the reservoir cap. Do not store with the reservoir
cap in place.
4. Throw away the wick filter. Do not leave a wick filter inside
the humidifier.
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4. Put the wick filter back in the base, replace the humidifier housing,
then refill the water reservoir with cool tap water as instructed under
“Filling the Water Reservoir.”
5. If moisture forms on the walls or windows, turn off the humidifier.
Weekly Maintenance
Remove scale:
1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
2. Clean the base by partially filling the base with one 8-oz cup
of undiluted white vinegar, or use Clean-Away® by Bionaire®. Let
solution stand 20 minutes, cleaning all interior surfaces with a soft
brush. Dampen a cloth with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out
entire base to remove scale.
3. Rinse with clean warm water to remove scale and the white
vinegar solution before beginning to disinfect the reservoir.
4. Remove the float from the bottom of the humidifier housing
and remove any scale by soaking in vinegar or Clean-Away®
solution. Rinse thoroughly and re-install the float into the unit.
DISINFECT RESERVOIR:
5. Store in a cool dry location.
6. Order your new filter so it will be ready for next season.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical
functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty. The inside
of the unit contains no user serviceable parts. All servicing should
be performed by qualified personnel only.
2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original
carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where you purchased
it. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date
of purchase, please see the enclosed warranty.
3. Should your humidifier require service, please call 1-800-253-2764
in North America for further assistance.
4. ☛ If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write
to us or visit our website at www.bionaire.com.
PO Box 400
Milford, MA 01757
USA
Canada
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Canada, L5T 1S7
1. Fill water reservoir with 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach
and 1 gallon of water.
2. Let the solution stand for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes.
Wet all surfaces.
3. Empty the reservoir after 20 minutes, and rinse well with water until
the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Check to see if it is time to change the wick filter.
5. Refill the water reservoir with cool water, replace the humidifier
housing and the water reservoir. Repeat Operating Instructions.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
If your humidifier will not be in use for two days or more,
or at the end of the season follow these instructions.
1. Clean and dry the humidifier thoroughly as per the “Weekly
Maintenance” instructions.
2. Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store
with water inside the base or water reservoir.
3. Remove the reservoir cap. Do not store with the reservoir
cap in place.
4. Throw away the wick filter. Do not leave a wick filter inside
the humidifier.
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Troubleshooting for your Cool Mist Humidifier
Trouble
• Power light not illuminated.
Probable Cause
☛ Unit not plugged in.
☛ Power failure.
Solution
✔ Plug in unit.
✔ Check circuit breaker or
outlet.
• “Empty/Refill” light
illuminated.
☛ Water reservoir empty.
☛ Scale build-up in
base.
☛ Scale build up on float
✔ Refill Water reservoir.
✔ Remove base and flush
out residue.
✔ Clean float tubes and
float.
• Mist output minimal to
none.
☛ Filter has not
absorbed water.
☛ Mineral buildup in base.
✔ Wait 15 minutes before
starting humidifier.
✔ Regular cleaning of tray
after each use will help
keep the unit functioning
properly.
✔ Set the humidistat to
high.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
✔ Mist is invisible.
✔ Check to see if inlet or
outlet grills are blocked
☛ Humidistat is set too low.
☛ Wick Filter needs
to be replaced.
☛ Normal operation.
• Water leaks from water
reservoir.
☛ Rubber O-ring is missing
or improperly placed.
☛ Reservoir Cap not
tight enough.
• Water Filter turns brown.
☛ Your filter needs
to be changed.
☛ In areas with particular
hard water your wick
filter will need to be
changed frequently.
✔ Remove reservoir
cap then replace
or reposition ring.
✔ Tighten the
reservoir cap.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
✔ Use Clean Away Solution
(DMS216), to order call
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
• Film on water reservoir.
☛ Mineral deposits cause
film on tank to build up.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
• Water cloudy.
☛ Filter needs
to be replaced.
☛ Using warm water
to refill reservoir.
✔ Refill using cool water.
• Humidistat cycles on/off.
☛ Humidifier is reacting
to room humidity level.
• Very tight reservoir cap.
☛ Over tightened.
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✔ Set the humidistat to a
higher or lower setting.
✔ Add liquid soap or
pertroeum jelly to cap
gasket to ease opening.
WARRANTY
Bionaire® warrants to the first retail purchaser, for TWO (2) YEARS
from the date of original purchase, either to repair or replace at its
option, without charge (parts and labor), any supplied or manufactured
part of this humidifier which, upon inspection by an authorized service
center, proves to have failed in normal use due to defects in material
or workmanship, or, at its option, to replace the unit.
Operation under conditions other than those recommended or at
voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or any attempts
by unauthorized personnel to service the unit or modify it, will render
the guarantee void.
Bionaire® shall not be liable for any personal injury, property damage
or any incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including
water damage), resulting from defects, malfunctions, misuse,
improper installation or alteration of the product.
BIONAIRE® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INCIDENTAL LOSSES
CAUSED BY USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification
of, or subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and
remedies contained in any applicable legislation and to the extent that
any such provision purports to disclaim, exclude or limit any such
statutory warranties or other rights or remedies, such provisions
shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply
therewith.
For Warranty Service, please call 1-800-253-2764
in North America.
A Bionaire® consumer service representative will help determine which
is the best procedure in order for your humidifier to be repaired.
KEEP THIS NUMBER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Troubleshooting for your Cool Mist Humidifier
Trouble
• Power light not illuminated.
Probable Cause
☛ Unit not plugged in.
☛ Power failure.
Solution
✔ Plug in unit.
✔ Check circuit breaker or
outlet.
• “Empty/Refill” light
illuminated.
☛ Water reservoir empty.
☛ Scale build-up in
base.
☛ Scale build up on float
✔ Refill Water reservoir.
✔ Remove base and flush
out residue.
✔ Clean float tubes and
float.
• Mist output minimal to
none.
☛ Filter has not
absorbed water.
☛ Mineral buildup in base.
✔ Wait 15 minutes before
starting humidifier.
✔ Regular cleaning of tray
after each use will help
keep the unit functioning
properly.
✔ Set the humidistat to
high.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
✔ Mist is invisible.
✔ Check to see if inlet or
outlet grills are blocked
☛ Humidistat is set too low.
☛ Wick Filter needs
to be replaced.
☛ Normal operation.
• Water leaks from water
reservoir.
☛ Rubber O-ring is missing
or improperly placed.
☛ Reservoir Cap not
tight enough.
• Water Filter turns brown.
☛ Your filter needs
to be changed.
☛ In areas with particular
hard water your wick
filter will need to be
changed frequently.
✔ Remove reservoir
cap then replace
or reposition ring.
✔ Tighten the
reservoir cap.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
✔ Use Clean Away Solution
(DMS216), to order call
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
• Film on water reservoir.
☛ Mineral deposits cause
film on tank to build up.
✔ Replace your wick filter
(WF2630) by calling
1-800-253-2764, or visit
www.bionaire.com.
• Water cloudy.
☛ Filter needs
to be replaced.
☛ Using warm water
to refill reservoir.
✔ Refill using cool water.
• Humidistat cycles on/off.
☛ Humidifier is reacting
to room humidity level.
• Very tight reservoir cap.
☛ Over tightened.
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✔ Set the humidistat to a
higher or lower setting.
✔ Add liquid soap or
pertroeum jelly to cap
gasket to ease opening.
WARRANTY
Bionaire® warrants to the first retail purchaser, for TWO (2) YEARS
from the date of original purchase, either to repair or replace at its
option, without charge (parts and labor), any supplied or manufactured
part of this humidifier which, upon inspection by an authorized service
center, proves to have failed in normal use due to defects in material
or workmanship, or, at its option, to replace the unit.
Operation under conditions other than those recommended or at
voltages other than the voltage indicated on the unit, or any attempts
by unauthorized personnel to service the unit or modify it, will render
the guarantee void.
Bionaire® shall not be liable for any personal injury, property damage
or any incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including
water damage), resulting from defects, malfunctions, misuse,
improper installation or alteration of the product.
BIONAIRE® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INCIDENTAL LOSSES
CAUSED BY USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification
of, or subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and
remedies contained in any applicable legislation and to the extent that
any such provision purports to disclaim, exclude or limit any such
statutory warranties or other rights or remedies, such provisions
shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply
therewith.
For Warranty Service, please call 1-800-253-2764
in North America.
A Bionaire® consumer service representative will help determine which
is the best procedure in order for your humidifier to be repaired.
KEEP THIS NUMBER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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