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CONSOLE HUMIDIFIER

MODEL W7

Read instructions before operating. Retain for future reference.

Instruction Leaflet

INFO-LINE

If after having read this leaflet, you have any questions

or comments on your humidifier, call 1-800-788-5350 in North America.

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HUMIDIFIER SAFETY

PLEASE READ AND SAVE

THESE IMPORTANT

SAFEGUARDS.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

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 120 Volt 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. 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).

6.WARNING: Do not attempt to refill humidifier without first unplugging the unit from it’s electrical outlet. Failure to heed this warning may cause personal injury.

7.NEVER drop or insert any object into any openings.

8.DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, after 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.

9.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 attachments not recommended

or sold by Bionaire may cause hazards.

10.DO NOT use outdoors.

11.Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface. A waterproof mat or pad is recommended for under the humidifier. NEVER place it on a rug or carpet, or on a finished floor that may be damaged by exposure to water or moisture.

12.DO NOT allow the air outlet grill to directly face the wall. Moisture could cause damage, particularly to wallpaper.

13.Humidifier should be unplugged when not in use.

14.NEVER tilt, move, or attempt to empty unit while

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it is operating. Shut off and unplug before removing the water reservoir and moving the unit.

15.This humidifier requires daily and weekly maintenance. Refer to daily and weekly cleaning procedures.

16.NEVER use detergents, gasoline, glass cleaner, furniture polish, paint thinner, or other household solvents to clean any part of the humidifier.

17.Excessive humidity in a room can cause water condensation on windows and some furniture. If this happens, turn the humidifier OFF.

18.Do not use humidifier in an area where humidity level is in excess of 50%. Use the hygrometer, such as Bionaire models BT400 or BT254, to measure the humidity.

19.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.

20.Never place housing under water flow or immerse in liquids.

21.Do not fill through air inlet or outlet grill.

22.Do not plug in the cord with wet hands: electric shock could result.

23.Do not block air inlet or outlet grills.

24.Do not place blower housing or cord under water flow, pour water over, or immerse in liquid.

PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION

To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage product on the same circuit with the heater.

This appliance is equipped with a grounded type 3-wirecord(3-prongplug). This type of plug will only fit into an electrical outlet made for a3-prongplug. This is a safety feature intended to help reduce the risk of electrical shock. If the plug should fail to fit, contact a qualified electrician to replace the obsolete outlet.

DO NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY PURPOSE OF THIS GROUNDED PLUG IN ANY WAY.

The length of the cord used on this product was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming

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A. Filter Door Access
- Dual Filter Cartridge
- Washable Air Filter B. Control Panel
C. Air Outlet Grill D. Removable
Water Reservoir E. Carry Handle
F. Air Filter Condition Monitor
G. Blower Housing H. Base

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 heater. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord where it cannot be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over.

HOW YOUR BIONAIRE® HUMIDIFIER WORKS

Your BIONAIRE® Console Humidifier draws dry,dust-laden

air through

the rear mounted air filter with its twin turbo fan. This cleansed

air is then passed through two moisture-ladenwick cartridges and the resulting moist air is direct-

ed back into the room from the air outlet grill. In addition, the W7

incorporates a multi-stageelec-F tret/carbon filter cartridge to

remove airborne particulate pollutants.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

1.Remove the reservoirs and blower housing and lay base on its side. Insert the four casters in the openings in the base (see figure 2). Turn upright. Place your BIONAIRE® humidifier in the desired location.

A level surface is recommended for proper operation.

E

D

A B

C

Figure 1

G H

Base

Caster

Figure 2

2.Verify that the float is properly installed

(see figure 6). It is essential that the float be properly postioned for the refill light to illuminate when the water level is low. Replace the blower housing. Fill the reservoirs with water as directed under the heading "Filling the Water Reservoirs." Place the water reservoirs back in the unit and allow up to 30 minutes for the water tray to fill and the evaporative wicks to become saturated.

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Figure 3

3.Plug the power supply cord (the end which does not have prongs extending from it) into rear of the unit and into the most convenient 120V AC grounded wall receptacle. The power light will illuminate when the power button is pushed.

4.To set the digital humidistat, see the section title "Setting

the Digital Humidistat Control." To operate without the digital humidistat simply press the mode button until the desired

speed is displayed on the left side of the control panel. NOTE: If AUTO appears at the bottom left of the control panel

then the humidistat is in AUTO mode, press the mode button until the AUTO disappears. The unit will now be in manual mode at HIGH speed. Continue pressing the mode button to choose MED, or LOW manual settings.

5. When all the water in the reservoirs has been used, the refill light will illuminate. The fan will operate on low speed and circulate filtered air in the room; however, no moist air will be produced until the water reservoirs are refilled. Follow instructions under "Filling the Water Reservoir.”

FILLING THE WATER RESERVOIR

1.Be sure the unit is off and disconnected from the electrical outlet.

2.The water reservoirs can be filled by removing the reservoir cap.To remove the reservoir cap, twist it counter-clockwiseapproximately 1/4 turn. Hold the reservoir upside down under the faucet to fill. A deep sink or bathtub is required. After filling the water reservoir, replace the reservoir cap. Make sure the largeO-ringis in its correct position, then align the arrows on the cap and reservoir and turn clockwise 1/4 turn.

3.Replace each full reservoir on to your humidifier. Turn the humidifier back on and set at the desired level. After a few minutes, the water tray will fill and the refill light will turn off.

SETTING THE DIGITAL HUMIDISTAT CONTROL

The programmable digital humidistat is designed to operate between 30% and 65% relative humidity range. The recommended setting is between 40% and 45%.

1.To program a preset humidity level, press the mode button until AUTO appears at the bottom left of the control panel. The AUTO setting will begin with HIGH. Continue pressing the mode button to choose AUTO MED, or AUTO LOW.

2.Once you have chosen your AUTO speed press the + or –

buttons to choose your humidity setting. The humidity

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Air Filter
Cartridge
Figure 5
Filter Access Door

settings can be set in multiples of 5, beginning with lowest setting 30% and ending with the highest setting 65%. Choose the desired setting and your programmable humidistat is now set.

NOTE: When the humidity level in the room is less than

High Room Set

Humidity Humidity

Auto

A

B C D

 

E

F G H

A.

Power Button

F.

Nightlight Sensor

 

B.

Mode Button

G. Set Humidifier

 

C.

Power Light

 

(Higher)

 

D.

Refill Light

H.

Set Humidifier

 

E.

Nightlight Button

 

(Lower)

Figure 4

the humidity level you have programmed the humidifier will continue to produce moisture. Once the pre-sethumidity level is met, the humidifier will stop producing moisture. As the room humidity approaches the humidity the units speed will decrease if it has been set at Auto High or Auto Low.

REPLACING THE AIR FILTER CARTRIDGE

To keep your unit operating at peak efficiency, the dual filter cartridge should be replaced when indicated by the filter monitor, located on the front

of your unit.

1. Push the power button so the power light is off and disconnect the unit from the electrical outlet.

2. Open the filter access door and remove the used filter.

3. Remove the replacement cartridge from the printed box.

Discard any protective plastic wrapping. Install the

cartridge by sliding it completely into the unit, as shown in Figure 5, with the electret side of the filter cartridge (white side) facing towards the rear of

the unit. Do not remove the filters from the cardboard frame, this will destroy the cartridge.

4.Close the filter access door.

5.Plug the unit back into the electrical outlet and push the Power button to turn it on.

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Figure 6
Wick Cartridges
Float

REPLACING THE EVAPORATIVE WICK FILTER

To ensure peak efficiency of your humidifier, it is recommended to replace the wicks a minimum of every season or more often as needed. The wick cartridges should be replaced once they become saturated with mineral deposits, which is indicated

by a brown filter. The frequency of replacement depends on the hardness of the water being used and the amount of use. 1. Push the power button so the green power light is off.

2. Disconnect the power cord

from the wall outlet and the unit. 3. Remove the blower housing by carefully lifting it off the humidifier

base. Do not plug unit in when the blower housing is removed from the base.

4. Lift the used wick filter cartridges

out of the base and discard (Figure 6).

5.Remove the replacement wick filter cartridges from the printed box. Discard any protective

plastic wrapping and install them back into the base. Do not remove the wicks from the frame; this may damage the filter.

NOTE: It is recommended to clean the base when replacing the wick filter cartridges. Refer to the "Cleaning and Maintenance" for further details.

6.Place the blower housing back on the humidifier base.

7.Follow "Operating Instructions."

NIGHTLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS

This Bionaire humidifier 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-activatethe nightlight feature, simply press the light button again (to see if light is on, place finger over sensor).

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Regular cleaning of your humidifier is important in order to maintain efficient, healthy, odor-freeoperation. Water quality varies widely depending on locality and, combined

with a build-upof mineral scale in your humidifier, may under certain conditions promote the growth ofmicro-organismsin the water reservoirs. Cleaning every week, depending

on your water conditions, is essential to avoid any bacteria build-up.

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Before cleaning, please note the following:

DO NOT use soap, detergents, abrasive, gasoline, glass or furniture polish, or boiling water to clean any part of your BIONAIRE humidifier. These will interfere with the proper operation of your unit. DO NOT use sharp or metal objects to clean mineral deposits in the base. Contact with sharp objects can result in damage to the plastic.

Mineral deposits should be soaked for up to 30 minutes in BIONAIRE’s Clean-Awaysolution or in plain vinegar and water to help with their removal.

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Push the power button so the power light is off and disconnect the unit from the electrical outlet.

2.We recommend that you move your humidifier to a kitchen or bathroom, with water-resistantfloor surfaces, before you proceed further with cleaning.

3.Remove the power cord from the unit.

4.Remove the water reservoirs and the blower housing from the humidifier’s base and the reservoir caps from the reservoirs.

5.Remove the wick filter cartridges and place in sink

or tub as they will leak water when removed from the unit.

6.DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE FLOAT SWITCH OPENING (Figure 6)

OR ANY OTHER INLET TO

 

THE BLOWER HOUSING.

 

DO NOT PLACE BLOWER

 

HOUSING OR CORD

 

UNDER WATER FLOW,

 

POUR WATER ON TO IT, OR

Figure 7

IMMERSE IN LIQUID.

7.Remove the float from the

base and remove any scale using

Clean-Away.Fill the base using someClean-Awaysolution. Let solution soak for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove scale and all traces ofClean-Awaysolution before disinfecting.

8.Disinfect the water reservoirs and the base using a solution of one teaspoon of chlorine bleach in one gallon of water. Let solution soak for 20 minutes, swishing every few minutes to wet all surfaces. Empty the reservoirs and the base; rinse thoroughly until bleach smell is gone. Install the wick cartridges, float and blower housing in the base. Ensure that the float is able to move freely in the base with no binding. Fill the reservoirs with fresh water and replace them into the unit.

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9. Your BIONAIRE® Console Humidifier is now ready for use again. NOTE: The float must be properly installed in the base for the refill light to illuminate when water level is low.

STORAGE TIPS

If you do not plan to use your unit for an extended period of time (i.e., during the summer months), it is important that you follow these instructions to help prevent stagnation of water in the unit.

1.Clean your humidifier as instructed in the section titled "Cleaning and Maintenance."

2.Make sure all water is emptied from the water reservoir and water tray. Discard the wick filters (if they need to be replaced). For optimum performance, the wicks should be replaced a minimum of once per season

or more often if the unit is used in hard water conditions.

3.Dry your unit thoroughly.

4.Leave the reservoir caps off the reservoirs, allowing them to be exposed to air.

5.Pack your humidifier in its original carton and store in a cool, dry place.

6.Order your replacement Wick Filter (Model 900)

and Air Filter (Model 911D) by calling 1-800-788-5350in North America, or through www.bionaire.com.

Troubleshooting for your Console Humidifier

Trouble

Probable Cause

Solution

Unit not operating;

Power cord is not

Connect the power

Power light is not

properly connected

cord onto the unit and

illuminated

to the unit and the

into the power source.

 

power source.

 

 

Power failure.

Check circuit breaker

 

 

or outlet.

Empty/"Refill" light

Water reservoirs need

Remove water

is on.

refilling.

reservoirs and refill.

 

Float is not correctly

Carefully reposition

 

positioned.

float in the unit.

 

Unit is not level.

Place unit on a

 

 

level surface.

 

Scale buildup on tray.

Clean according

 

 

to cleaning instructions.

Mist output minimal

Wick filters have not

Wait 30 minutes

to none.

absorbed water.

before starting

 

 

humidifier.

 

Mineral buildup

Remove tray, clean

 

in tray.

according to cleaning

 

 

instructions.

 

Digital Humidistat is

Set Humidistat higher

 

set too low.

if desired.

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