Lasko 1150 User Manual

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

GUIDE

TROUBLE

PROBABLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

 

 

 

Fan not working or

• No power

Make sure Unit is plugged in

Humidifier doesn’t

 

 

Check that the Power Switch is On

turn on

Humidistat not set correctly

Set Humidistat to higher humidity level

 

• Top of Humidifier not seated properly

Make sure top is properly seated on Base

 

 

on Base (Unit is equipped with an

 

 

 

automatic shut off)

 

 

Filter Holder not assembled properly

Make sure Filter Holder is seated in place

 

 

or is missing (Unit is equipped with an

 

 

 

automatic shut off)

 

Water leaking

• Base is overfilled

Reduce water level in Base

 

Filter is old and dirty

Replace Filter

 

 

 

 

Foul odor

Filter needs to be replaced

Replace Filter

 

• Base needs to be cleaned

Follow Instructions in CLEANING section

 

• Whole Humidifier needs cleaning

Follow Instructions in CLEANING section

 

 

 

 

Filter discoloration

Mineral deposits in water

Replace Filter

 

 

 

 

Water discoloration

Humidifier needs to be cleaned

Follow Instructions in CLEANING section

 

Hard water - Iron in water

Use filtered or distilled water

 

• Some humidifier additives can cause

 

 

 

discoloration

 

Lights do not work:

 

 

 

Humidistat Light Off,

• Humidity is not yet achieved in room

Allow Humidifier to continue running

Power Light On

 

 

 

Power Light Off,

• Room has reached desired

Set Humidity Knob for more Humidity

Humidistat Light On

 

Humidity level

 

 

 

 

No water show

• No water in Unit

Refill Unit

 

• Hose not connected to Pump

Connect Hose to Pump

 

• Hose not connected to Water Show

Connect Hose to Water Show

 

 

 

 

LIMITED WARRANTY

SHOULD ACCESSORY PARTS BE NEEDED, CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER FOR IN-WARRANTYREPLACEMENT PARTS. A COPY OFPROOF-OF-PURCHASEMUST BE INCLUDED ALONG WITH THE TYPE AND STYLE, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR APPLIANCE.

This product is warranted for one year from the date of original purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials. At our option, parts that prove to be defective will either be repaired or replaced or the whole product will be replaced.

Should electrical or mechanical repair become necessary during the warranty period, send your complete product, postage or freight prepaid to the nearest service center. Call the number below for the service station nearest you.

Should a part need replacement, you must give us the type and style of your appliance. You will find this at the bottom of the appliance. In either case, a copy of your proof of purchase is requested.

This warranty does not apply if the damage occurs because of accident, improper handling or operation, shipping damage, abuse, misuse, unauthorized repairs made or attempted, or the use of the product for commercial service.

ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, LAST FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long any implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so that the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

FOR PARTS:

For Replacement Parts or Filters please call 1-800-966-2028,MONDAY - FRIDAY, BETWEEN the HOURS of 8 AM and 4 PM EST. "PLEASE DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO PLACE OF PURCHASE."Reference the type and style of product (located on the underside of the product) when you call.

FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and SERVICE CENTER LOCATIONS:

For any questions, comments or the location of your nearest service center, PLEASE CALL OUR TOLL-FREE "HOTLINE" AT

1-800-233-0268,MONDAY - FRIDAY, BETWEEN the HOURS of 8 AM and 5 PM EST.Please reference product name and model number when you call.

Appliance Service Dept. • 300 Confederate Drive

Franklin, TN 37065-0569

PLEASE DO NOT SEND PRODUCT TO THIS LOCATION!

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Innovators in Home Comfort

EVAPORATIVE

HIGH PERFORMANCE

 

 

RECIRCULATING CONSOLE HUMIDIFIER

Model 1150

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Congratulations on your purchase of the evaporative High Performance Recirculating Humidifier. Featuring the unique use of pump driven water circulation, this unit provides exclusive features that no other humidifiers offer.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION and FEATURES

Your Recirculating Console Humidifier is an EVAPORATIVE TYPE HUMIDIFIER. This means that the air being drawn through the moistened filter naturally evaporates the water and dispersesINVISIBLE MOISTURE into the air. This type of humidifierDOES

NOT PRODUCE MIST, WATER DROPLETS, STEAM OR EXCESSIVE CONDENSATION associated with other types of humidifiers.

EXCESSIVE HUMIDITY CAN OFTEN LEAD TO UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. Air containing water droplets or mist can create a good habitat for the growth of mold and mildew.

Misting units often oversaturate the air, while the Lasko Recirculating Console Humidifier reaches a maximum humidity output level without oversaturating. With a properly operating Evaporative Humidifier, the evaporation rate increases naturally when the air is dry. When the humidity in your home is high, moisture output automatically decreases to help prevent damaging condensation.

The Watershow Viewing Window provides a visible way for you to know that your Recirculating Console Humidifier is operating. As air passes through the filter, the humidity in the room will increase, and the water level in the Unit will begin to decrease.

Unlike misting humidifiers, the Evaporative Filter in your Recirculating Console Humidifier also traps unwanted minerals that reside in normal tap water. This filtering also assures there is NO WHITE DUST dispersed into the air.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using electrical appliances, especially where children are present, basic precautions should always be followed in order to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons. Including the following:

1.To prevent possible electrical shock, always turn the unit off and unplug before filling, servicing or moving.

2.Always place Humidifier on a stable, flat, level surface. Locate Power Cord so the Humidifier or other objects are not resting on it. Keep the Cord away from room traffic.

3.Do not place Humidifier near a heat source such as stoves, radiators or heaters.

4.This appliance is equipped with a polarized plug (one prong is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is designed to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If plug does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.

5.Never tilt or attempt to move the Humidifier while it is operating.

6.Always direct air flow away from walls or furniture as excessive moisture may cause damage.

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

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

ASSEMBLY

CAUTION: DO NOT fill unit before assembling.

1.Remove Water Jug then, Upper Housing from base of Unit. (Figure 1)

2.Lay base of Unit on its side so the bottom of the unit is facing you.

Figure 2

Hole

Castor

Figure 1

Water Jug

Upper Housing

Base

3.Fully insert the four Castors into the Holes in the bottom of the Unit. (Figure 2)

4.Replace Upper Housing, then Water Jug into Unit.

DO NOT pour water into Grill. DO NOT spill water on Control Panel. Water should only be poured into the Unit using the Jug.

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FILLING and OPERATION

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

CAUTION:

Unplug Unit when filling.

Always place Humidifier on a firm level surface. Locate the Power Cord so the Humidifier is not resting on it, and is away from traffic.

Be careful not to overfill.

Do not pour water through Exhaust Grill, doing so may cause damage and personal injury.

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.

Always be sure the Power Knob is in the OFF

(0)position when plugging Humidifier into a grounded 120 volt AC wall outlet.

To prevent risk of electrical shock and injury to persons, do not plug Humidifier into electrical outlet with wet hands.

1.It is recommended that all Humidifiers be cleaned prior to use. Please read CLEANING section for Base and Jug cleaning.

2.Use the convenient Carrying Handle to bring Water Jug to a faucet. Remove the Water Jug Cap by turning it counterclock-

wise. Fill the Water Jug with cool tap water. Never use hot water. Replace the Jug Cap by turning clockwise, until tightened. Do not over tighten.(Figure 3)

(Jug Holds 2-1/4Gallons)Carry Handle Figure 3

Jug Cap

(Base Holds 3.75 Gallons)

Water Capacity of Unit is 6 Gallons

When the Jug is replaced back into the Base it will quickly empty to fill Base.

NOTE: While carrying filled Water Jug back to the Humidifier, hold the Handle with one hand, while supporting bottom of Water Jug with other hand.

3.Place the Water Jug securely in the Base. If positioned properly, water will quickly pour into Base and automatically stop when reaching Base Capacity.

4.When the Unit is full, some water will remain in the Jug. Refill Water Jug if empty.

5.Even though your Humidifier will produce approximately 12 gallons in a 24 hour period*, the water capacity (amount of water the Humidifier will hold at one time) is 6 gallons. (About 3 FULL Jugs).

6.Turn Power ON to desired speed.(Figure 4)

3- For fast humidification of a large room or house, approximately 12 gallon per day.*

2- For normal operation.

1- For quiet, night time operation or after desired moisture level is reached.

*Calculations based on ambient room conditions of 70° F and 30% relative humidity in a room of average insulation.

NOTE: Power Light and Fan are on only when the Humidistat is turned to a high enough moisture setting.

Figure 4

RED Power

Light

Power Knob

The presence of water flow in the Water Show Window indicates the circulation of water to the Filter. (Figure 5)

Figure 5

7.To set Humidistat to desired level turn Humidistat Knob towards HIGH until the fan isON. After the room has reached a comfortable humidity level, turn the Humidistat Knob slowly towardsLOW until the fan shuts off and the Green Light turns on, the Humidifier will automatically restart when humidity falls below this setting.(Figure 6)

Figure 6

GREEN

Humidistat

Light

Humidistat

Knob

NOTE: The Humidifier will only turn on when the Humidistat is set to a high enough setting or when the room humidity is low enough.

FILTER CARE

The Filter inside your Humidifier plays a very important part in its operation. In order to maintain peak performance, it is highly recommended to use only LASKO REPLACEMENT FILTERS. Some imitation filters do not comply with Lasko’s quality standards, resulting in decreased performance of your Humidifier.

CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn Power Control Knob to OFF position and unplug before servicing.

1.To replace the Evaporative Filter Pad, remove the Jug and Upper Housing from the Base. Be careful not to let excess water from pump spill onto furniture or flooring.

2.Remove Evaporative Filter Pad Holder from Base and inspect Small Water Drip Holes for any blockage. (Figure 7)

Filter Pad Holder

 

 

 

Figure 7

 

 

 

Drip Holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base

3.To open the Filter Holder apply outward pressure to the two snaps and it will hinge open. Remove used Filter from Holder and discard. (Figure 8)

Figure 8

Snaps

Evaporative Filter Pad

4.Insert new Filter into Holder, snap closed, and reinstall Holder into Base. (Figure 7) The Filter will only fit into the Holder one way. Make sure the Rounded side of the Filter Holder is facing outward. Replace Upper Housing, then Water Jug into Base.

5. To increase the life of your Filter Pad turn Filter around (so the bottom of Filter is now at the top).

6. Filter life may be extended by cleaning the Filter in a 20% vinegar solution. To clean

Filter, mix one part undiluted vinegar with four parts warm tap water. Soak the Filter in this solution for 20 minutes, rinse Filter thoroughly with warm water to remove vinegar odor.

DO NOT FLATTEN, SQUEEZE OR TWIST FILTER WHEN CLEANING

7.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 Filter surface area is thoroughly discolored, or you notice reduced water usage, it is a good indicator that the Filter Pad needs to be replaced. The Evaporative Pad should be replaced at least once every season.

The Replacement Filter to be used in this unit is: The Lasko Replacement Evaporative Pad Model CHF 50

(Available Separately)

CLEANING

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.

NOTE: Unscrew bottom of Water

Figure 9

Jug for easy cleaning. (Figure 9)

CAUTION: Make sure bottom of

 

Jug is securely fastened to Jug

 

before reinstalling into Base.

 

2. TO DESCALE BASE, JUG

 

AND DRIP SHIELD: Mix one

 

part undiluted white vinegar

 

with four parts warm tap wa-

 

ter. Let vinegar solution stand

 

for 20 minutes then wipe

 

away any scale buildup using

 

a soft brush or cloth. Do not

 

use soap or detergents and

 

never use an abrasive cleaner.

 

3.TO DISINFECT BASE, JUG

AND DRIP SHIELD: Fill Jug with 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water. Let solution stand for 20 minutes. Carefully empty Jug and rinse well with water until bleach smell is gone.

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

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

OFF-SEASONSTORAGE

1.Clean and dry Humidifier thoroughly per the CLEANING section above. Do not leave any water in the Unit when storing.

2.Dispose of the Evaporative Filter Pad. Do not store used Evaporative Filter Pad in the Humidifier.

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

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