Bionaire BCH3620 User Manual

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digital TOWER

CERAMIC

heater with remote control

BCH3620

Read instructions before operating. Retain for future reference.

Owner’s Guide

INFO-LINE

If after having read this leaflet, you have any

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

428-1097

HEATER SAFETY

PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

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 120V AC electrical outlet.

3.The heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, DO NOT let bare skin touch hot surfaces. If provided, use handles when moving this heater. Keep combustible materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, and curtains at least 3 ft (0.9 m) from the front of the heater and keep them away from the sides and rear.

4.DO NOT run cord under carpeting. DO NOT cover cord with throw rugs, runners, or the like. Arrange cord away from traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.

5.This heater is not intended for use in bathrooms, laundry areas and similar indoor locations. NEVER locate heater where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container.

6.Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by, or near children or invalids, and whenever the heater is left operating and unattended.

7.Always unplug the heater when not in use.

8.When unplugging, be sure to pull by the plug and not the cord.

9.DO NOT insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may cause an electric shock or fire, or damage the heater.

10.DO NOT operate heater with a damaged cord or plug, or after the heater malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to manufacturer for examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.

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11.A heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. DO NOT use it in areas where gasoline, paint, or flammable liquids are used or stored.

12.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 The Holmes Group may cause hazards.

13.DO NOT use outdoors.

14.To prevent a possible fire, DO NOT block air intakes or exhaust in any manner. DO NOT use on soft surfaces, like a bed, where openings may become blocked.

15.To disconnect heater, turn controls to OFF, then remove plug from outlet.

16.Avoid the use of an extension cord because the extension cord may overheat and cause a risk of fire. However, if you have to use an extension cord, the cord shall be No. 14 AWG minimum size and rated not less than 1875 watts.

17.If the heater will not operate, see specific instructions on Auto Safety Shut-off.

18.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.

19.DISCONTINUE USE IF PLUG OR OUTLET IS HOT. RECOMMEND OUTLET BE REPLACED IF PLUG OR OUTLET IS HOT TO TOUCH.

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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.

PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

AUTO SAFETY SHUT-OFF WITH MANUAL RESET

This heater is equipped with a patented, technologicallyadvanced safety system that requires the user to reset the heater if there is a potential overheat situation. When a potential overheat temperature is reached, the system will automatically shut the heater off. It can only resume operation when the user resets the unit.

To Reset the Heater:

1.Unplug the heater and wait 10 minutes for the unit to cool down.

2.After the 10 minutes, plug the unit in again and operate normally.

Tip-Over Shut-Off:

When the unit is accidentally knocked over, it will instantly shut off. To reset, simply place the heater in an upright position. Press the MODE button and it will operate normally.

PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

1.Carefully remove your heater from the box. Please save the carton for off-season storage.

2.Make sure the unit is in the OFF position before plugging the heater into the outlet.

3.Place heater on firm level surface.

4.Avoid overloading your circuit by not using other high wattage appliances in the same outlet. At 1500 Watts, this unit draws 12.5 Amps.

BCH3620 Control Panel Close-up

MODE BUTTON

TEMP/TIMER UP

 

BUTTON

OSCILLATION

TEMP/TIMER

BUTTON

DOWN BUTTON

 

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NOTE: The power light will illuminate when the heater is turned on.

DIGITAL THERMOSTAT

Your heater is equipped with a Digital Thermostat that allows you to set your heater to your precise comfort level.

SETTING THE DIGITAL THERMOSTAT:

1.Press the Mode Button once for manual HI power. The heater will run continuously on HI.

2.Press the Mode Button again for manual LO power. The heater will run continuously on LO.

3.Press the Mode Button for a third time for Auto Mode HI Power (AH) or press again for Auto Mode LO Power (AL). In either of these modes you may then press the up, and down buttons to reach your desired temperature.

4.Once you have reached your desired temperature, the display will return to current room temperature and gradually increase until the room has reached the preset temperature.

5.If the unit will not start in the digital thermostat mode, please make sure the “set temperature” is higher than the current room temperature.

NOTE: It is normal for the heater to cycle ON and OFF as it maintains the preset temperature. To prevent the unit from cycling, you need to raise the thermostat setting. When the preset temperature is reached, the fan will run for 30 seconds without heat. This cool down process ensures an accurate and consistent temperature reading. If you unplug the heater, you will have to reset the digital thermostat again by following the above instructions.

NOTE: To shut the unit off at any time, press and hold the MODE button down for two seconds. After heater is turned off, fan will run for 30 seconds to cool unit.

NOTE: Digital thermostat has memory. The digital thermostat will remember the previous temperature setting after the unit has been turned off. However, if the unit is unplugged, the digital thermostat will be reset and will no longer remember the previous temperature setting.

USING THE PROGRAMMABLE TIMER

Digital thermostat allows the user to program the heater to turn on at a preset time, or turn off after a set amount of time.

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Setting the Off Timer:

1.Select the Mode and/or temperature you wish the heater to run in.

2.While the heater is running, press and hold the up and down buttons simultaneously.

3.By pressing the up and down buttons, program the heater to turn off in up to 16 hours from the current time, in increments of 1 hour.

4.After setting the timer, the LED display will return to show the current room temperature. A LED will illuminate to show that the timer is activated.

5.After the predetermined length of time has passed, the heater will automatically shut off.

Setting the On Timer:

1.While the heater is off, press and hold the up and down buttons simultaneously.

2.By pressing the up and down buttons, program the heater to turn on up to 16 hours in advance of current time, in increments of 1 hour.

3.After the preset length of time has passed, the heater will automatically turn on at the last mode setting that was programmed. If no program was set, the heater will turn on Auto Mode HI Power at 75°F for a preset time of 2 hours.

OSCILLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1.Select the desired temperature and mode settings and press the oscillation button to the ON position.

2.To stop oscillation, press the oscillation button again.

3.Please do not manually turn the heater on the base; it is designed to turn only by motorized oscillation.

REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS

1.Before operation, insert 2 “AAA” batteries into the back of the remote control.

Do not mix old and new batteries.

Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.

The remote control for this unit has the capability of

 

operating all control panel functions. Please note this

 

remote control will not work through walls.

 

POWER: To turn the unit on or off press the Power

 

Button.

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MODES: To scroll through the various modes LO, HI, AL and AH press the Mode Button until you reach your desired setting.

OSCILLATION: To start oscillation, press the Osc. Button once. To stop oscillation press the button again. TEMPERATURE: To increase the temperature setting, press the Temp Up button. To decrease the temperature setting that you desire press the Temp Down button. TIMER: To activate the timer from the remote control, press the Temp Up and Temp Down buttons at the same time. This will give you the ability to program the heater to turn on or off in 1 hour increments up to 16 hours. For more information see the Programmable Timer instructions above.

CLEANING/MAINTENANCE

During Season Care:

1.Always unplug the heater before cleaning

2.Clean the unit with a soft cloth moistened with a mild soap solution.

3.NEVER use abrasive or flammable solvents to clean the unit.

4.After cleaning, be sure to completely dry the unit with a cloth or towel.

After Season Care:

1.Store heater in a cool, dry location

2.The manufacturer recommends that you store the unit in its original carton.

TIP: Over time, dust may accumulate on the front grills. This can be removed by wiping the unit with a damp cloth. Always unplug unit and allow to cool prior to cleaning

TROUBLESHOOTING

If your heater fails to operate:

UNPLUG THE UNIT

Make sure the electrical outlet or circuit breaker is working.

Check for obstructions. If you find an obstruction turn the heater OFF, and unplug the unit. Carefully remove the obstruction and follow the reset instructions.

The temperature may be set too low. Adjust the thermostat until the heater restarts.

Please DO NOT attempt to open or repair the heater. Please see the Warranty for Service Instructions.

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HEATER 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.For service information please call 1-800-788-5350 or visit our website at www.bionaire.com.

4.If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to write to us:

The Holmes Group, Inc.

Consumer Service Department

32B Spur Drive

El Paso, TX 79906

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WARRANTY

Bionaire® warrants to the first retail purchaser, for FIVE (5) 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 heater 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 1-800-788-5350 in North America.

A Bionaire® consumer service representative will help determine which is the best procedure in order for your heater to be repaired.

KEEP THIS NUMBER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

Bionaire® and Bionaire logo® are trademarks of The Holmes Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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