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MODEL 3LA80A/9915A

 

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS & PARTS MANUAL

 

 

 

RECIRCULATING HUMIDIFIER

3 GALLON MODEL 3LA80A/9915A

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

READ 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!

RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

DESCRIPTION

The AirKing 3 Gallon (11.4 liter) Humidifier features 3-Speedwhisperquiet operation. This unit is capable of humidifying up to 1500 sq. ft. (166.7 sq. yards) and features a 7.5 ft. (2.3 m) 18/3 cord set.

SPECIFICATIONS

Motor .......................................

 

120V / 60Hz

 

Blade diameter .......................

 

6" (15.24 cm)

Speeds ....................................

 

3

 

 

Control ....................................

 

Rotary Switch

Approvals ................................

 

UL/CUL Listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL

3LA80A/9915A

 

 

SPEED

HIGH

MED

 

LOW

 

RPM

1975

1750

 

1550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amps

0.650

0.500

 

0.400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watts

33.7

27.7

 

22.7

 

dB A

55

52

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICING THE HUMIDIFIER. ALWAYS UNPLUG THE POWER CORD.

6.This Humidifier is intended for general use ONLY. It must NOT be used in potentially dangerous locations such as flammable, explosive, chemical-ladenor wet atmospheres.

WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS HUMIDIFIER WITH ANY SOLID STATE SPEED CONTROL DEVICE.

7.Always place the Humidifier is on a stable, flat, level surface when operating, to avoid the chance of the Humidifier overturning. Locate the Power Cord so the Humidifier or other objects are not resting on it.

Keep the Power Cord away from room traffic.

8.Always direct air flow away from walls and furniture. Excessive moisture may cause damage.

9.Completely reassemble Humidifier, according to instructions, before reconnecting to power supply.

10.Humidifiers require regular cleaning to maintain proper operating conditions. Refer to the CLEANING section for proper cleaning procedures.

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION

1.Make certain that the power source conforms to the electrical requirements of the Humidifier.

2.The power cord is equipped with a three-pronggrounded plug that must be inserted into a matching receptacle. Under no circumstances must the grounding prong be cut off the plug. Where a twoprong wall receptacle is encountered, it must be replaced with a properly groundedthree-prongreceptacle installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and all applicable local codes and ordinances. This work must be done only by a qualified electrician, using copper wire only.

WARNING: USE OF A THREE-PRONGTOTWO-PRONGADAPTER IS NOT RECOMMENDED. IMPROPER CONNECTION MAY CREATE THE RISK OF ELECTROCUTION. USE OF SUCH ADAPTERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN CANADA.

NOTE: A few droplets of water may be present in your Humidifier as a result of our quality testing prior to packaging and shipment.

OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

WARNING: THIS PLUG IS A SAFETY FEATURE. TO REDUCE THE

1.

It is recommended that all Humidifiers be cleaned prior to

 

 

 

RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK AND PERSONAL INJURY, DO NOT

 

use. Please read CLEANING and FILTER CAREsec-

 

 

 

REMOVE, REPLACE, REPAIR OR TAMPER WITH THE ORIGINALLY

 

tion, for Base cleaning.

 

 

 

SUPPLIED PLUG. IF THE FAN DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, IT

2.

Remove the Upper Housing from the Base. Make sure that the

 

 

 

MAY BE DUE TO THE SAFETY DEVICE INCORPORATED IN THIS

 

 

 

 

Evaporative Pad is properly placed in the Base. (Figure 1)

 

 

 

PLUG. RETURN TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER OR CALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

800-233-0268,MONDAY - FRIDAY, BETWEEN 8:00 AM AND 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

EST. IF THE PLUG WARNING LABEL IS MISSING OR DAMAGED,

 

Figure 1

 

 

 

CALL THE TOLL FREE NUMBER FOR A REPLACEMENT LABEL.

 

Evaporative Pad

 

 

 

3. Where possible, avoid the use of extension cords. If they must be

 

 

 

 

 

used, minimize the risk of overheating by ensuring that they are UL

 

 

 

 

 

listed and of the proper gage and length. Never use a single extension

 

 

 

 

 

cord to operate more than one Humidifier.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Do not insert fingers or foreign objects into the Humidifier. Do not block

 

 

 

 

 

or tamper with the Humidifier in any manner while it is in operation. Do

 

 

 

 

 

not touch the Humidifier while in operation or just after it has been

 

 

 

 

 

turned off, as some parts may be hot enough to cause injury.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Unplug power cord before filling or servicing the Humidifier.

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING: DO NOT DEPEND UPON THE ON-OFFSWITCH AS THE

 

 

 

 

 

SOLE MEANS OF DISCONNECTING POWER WHEN FILLING OR

 

 

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3.Even though your Humidifier will produce approximately 3 gallons in a 24 hour period*, the water capacity (amount of water the Humidifier will hold at one time) is 1.75 gallons.

4.You may fill your Recirculating Evaporative Humidifiertwo different ways:

A) Fill the Base with cool water to level indicated inFigure 2A.

B)Replace the Upper Housing on the Base and push Water Lens down to pour water into the Humidifier (Figure 2B) until it reaches the level indicated inFigure 2A.

CLEANING and FILTER CARE

1.Regular cleaning is necessary to ensure proper and efficient operation. The frequency of cleaning depends on the amount of impurities which may be found in the water or how often the Humidifier is in operation. In either instance, it is recommended that the Humidifier be cleaned at least once a week.

CAUTION:To prevent electric shock, always turn Control Knob to OFF (0) position and unplug before cleaning.

2.Remove Upper Housing from Base. Be careful not to let excess water from pump spill onto furniture or flooring.

Figure 2A

Maximum Water Level

Figure 2B

Water Lens

Do not overfill and never use hot water.

CAUTION: Do not pour water through the Exhaust Grill on the Upper Housing. Doing so may cause damage and personal injury.

Do not overfill. Overfilling the Unit may cause motor damage.

Always carry filled Humidifier carefully. Never move water filled Humidifier while plugged in.

5.Take extra care to prevent water spillage that may damage furniture or flooring. The manufacturer will not accept responsibility for damage to property caused by water spillage.

6.Always be sure that the Power Control Knob is in the OFF (0) position when plugging Humidifier into a grounded 120 volt AC wall outlet.

CAUTION: Do not plug Humidifier into electrical outlet with wet hands, or electrical shock may occur.

7.Set Moisture Control Knob to regulate desired amount of humidity. (Figure 3)

Figure 3

HIGH (3): For fast humidification of a large

 

 

room. This setting will provide approxi-

 

mately 3 gallons of moisture output in

 

a 24 hour period.*

 

MED (2):For normal operation.

 

LOW (1):For quiet, night time operation.

 

 

Figure 4

Filter

3.With water lens pushed

down, the filter may be removed for cleaning or replacing. (Figure 4)

4.Remove Evaporative Pad Holder from Base and inspect Small

Water Drip Holes for any blockage. (Figure 5)

It is important that these Drip Holes remain open at all times for proper water supply to Evaporative Pad.

 

Figure 5

Evaporative

Drip Holes

Pad Holder

Figure 6

Evaporative Pad

5.To increase the life of your Evaporative Pad, unsnap Holder, remove Pad and flip over. (Figure 6)

Evaporative Pad life may be extended by cleaning the Pad in a vinegar solution. To clean Pad, mix one part undiluted vinegar with four parts warm tap water. Soak the Pad in this solution for 20 minutes, rinse Pad thoroughly with warm water to remove vinegar odor.

DO NOT FLATTEN, SQUEEZE ORTWIST FILTERWHEN CLEANING.

6.Discoloration of the Evaporative Pad is normal after extended use. The discoloration is caused by mineral deposits in the water, and the degree of discoloration will vary depending upon the amount of mineral content in the water. When the Pad surface area is thoroughly discolored, or you notice reduced water usage, it is a good indicator that the Evaporative Pad needs to be replaced. The Evaporative Pad should be replaced at least once every season.

* Calculations based on ambient conditions of 70° F and 30% relative

 

The Replacement Pad to be used in this unit is:

humidity in a room of average insulation.

 

 

The Replacement Evaporative Pad

8.

Water usage will vary depending upon initial humidity level in the

 

 

 

 

Model 9932 (Available Separately)

 

room. If humidity is low, the Unit will use water more rapidly until the

 

 

 

 

7.

TO DESCALE BASE AND DRIP SHIELD:Mix one part undi-

 

humidity in the room is stabilized. If the humidity is already near or

 

 

 

 

luted white vinegar with four parts warm tap water. Let vinegar

 

above 50% relative humidity, water consumption will be low.

 

 

 

 

 

solution stand for 20 minutes then wipe away any scale buildup

CAUTION: Be careful not to direct airflow towards walls or furniture,

 

 

 

 

using a soft brush or cloth. Do not use soap or detergents

as excessive moisture may cause damage.

 

 

 

 

and never use an abrasive cleaner.

9.

Refill Humidifier when water level in the Base is low.

 

8.

TO DISINFECT BASE AND DRIP SHIELD:Fill with 1 teaspoon

10.

If you do not plan to use your Humidifier for several days, empty

 

 

 

of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water. Let solution stand for 20

 

all water from the Unit. Standing water may provide an environ-

 

 

minutes. Carefully empty Jug and rinse well with water until bleach

 

ment for the growth of algae.

 

 

smell is gone.

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9.Use a dry soft cloth to wipe the Chassis area, which includes the motor area. DO NOT use water to clean the Motor or

Switch area. Doing so may result in electrical shock or damage to the Humidifier.

10.Commercial "Descalers" and "Bacteriostats" are available at your local home improvement center.

11.Do not operate Humidifier when there is still cleaner in the water.

OFF SEASON STORAGE

1.Clean and dry Humidifier thoroughly per the CLEANING and FILTER CARE section. Do not leave any water in the

Unit while storing.

2.Dispose of the Evaporative Pad. Do not store a used Evaporative Pad in the Humidifier. Do not dispose of Pad Holder.

3.Place Humidifier back in its carton and store in a cool dry place.

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE

TROUBLE

PROBABLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Foul odor

• Filters need to be replaced

Replace Filter

 

• Base/reservoir needs to be cleaned

Follow Instructions under CLEANING

 

 

and FILTER CARE

 

• Whole humidifier needs cleaning

Follow Instructions under CLEANING

 

 

and FILTER CARE

Filter discoloration

• Mineral deposits in water

Replace Filter

Water discoloration

• Humidifier needs to be cleaned

Follow Instructions under CLEANING

 

 

and FILTER CARE

 

• Hard water - Iron in water

Use filtered or distilled water

 

• Some humidifier additives can cause

 

 

discoloration

 

No water show

• No water in Humidifier

Fill with cool water

 

• Hose not connected to water show

Connect Hose to Water Show

 

• Hose not connected to pump

Connect Hose to Pump

 

Key

Part Number

Description

Qty.

 

1

2011930

Switch Knob

1

 

2

2011931

Top

1

 

3

2091163

Spring

1

 

4

02010858SS

Lens Holder

1

 

5

2091224

Screw .139/.149 x 5/16” #6 PTH

1

 

6

2011937

Lens

1

 

7

2011942

Reticulated Filter Foam

1

 

8

02010599

Gasket

1

 

9

2011932

Chassis

1

 

10

2091223

Screw .139/.149 x 1/2” #6 PTH

15

 

11

2011939

Blade

1

 

12

2091501

Blade Clamp

1

 

13

02030031SG

Grounded Motor/Control Box Assembly

1

 

14

*

Screw #8 - 1/2” AB PPH

2

 

15

2010859SS

Nozzle

1

 

16

*

Motor Basket and Lower Pump Housing

1

 

17

02010848SS

Water Distribution Block

1

 

18

2069090

Clear Tubing 1/4” x 8 7/8”

1

 

19

2069097

Clear Tubing 1/4” x 14”

1

 

20

2011933

Filter Holder Back

1

 

21

2010899

Filter

1

 

22

2011934

Filter Holder Front

1

 

23

2011935G

Drip Shield

1

 

24

2011936

Base

1

 

25

2010415

Rubber Feet

4

 

* - Included with #13 Motor Assembly

 

Rev. A 9/05

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

4

 

 

5

3

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

9

 

 

10 (6X)

 

 

17

 

 

11

20

 

10 (2X)

 

 

12

 

 

14

 

 

13

 

19

 

 

 

10 (3X)

21

 

16

22

15

 

10 (4X)

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

23

 

24

25 (4X)

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