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Whole house humidifier 12 gallon output with digital readout
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Cleaning
and Maintenance
WARNING:
To reduce
the risk of injury,
fire or damage
to humidifier,
use only
cleaners
specifically
recommended
for
humidifiers.
Never use flammable,
combustible
or poisonous
materials
to
clean your
humidifier.
To reduce
the
risk of scalds
and damage
to
humidifier,
never
put hot water
in
humidifier.
CAUTION:
Local water
purity varies
from
area to area and under
certain
conditions
water
impurities
and
airborne
bacteria
may promote
the
growth
of microorganisms
in the
reservoir
of the humidifier.
To retard
bacteria
growth
that may
cause
odors
and be harmful
to your
health,
use only Kenmore
replacement
filters.
We also recommend
using
EPA
approved
bactedostat,
and humidifier
cleaner,
available
at your local Sears
store.
Step
1
To make
cleaning
easier,
the humidifier
base should
be empty
and completely
dried
out. To accomplish
this, use the
following
method:
a. Allow the humidifier
to run until the
POWER/REFILL
light flashes
and
the DRY OUT mode
has stopped
the
humidifier
fan.
b.
Unplug
humidifier.
WARNING:
To reduce
the risk of shock,
always
unplug
humidifier
before
cleaning
or servicing.
If humidifier
is not
un-plugged,
fan could
start after
housing
is removed.
Step
2
To Remove
Parts
See "Replacement
and Care of Filter"
page 11.
NOTE:
There
may be a little water
still in
the base.
Carefully
dump
the water
out or
remove
with a sponge.
NOTE: Remove
.J eXCeSS
water
before cleaning
Step
3
Bi-Weekly
Maintenance
Removing
Scale
1.
Fill the humidifier
base with one 8
oz. cup of undiluted
white vinegar.
Let solution
stay 20 minutes.
2. Clean
all interior surfaces
with a
soft brush.
Dampen
a soft cloth
with undiluted
white
vinegar
and
wipe out the base to remove
scale.
3.
Rinse thoroughly
with clean
warm
water
to remove
scale
and
cleaning
solution.
Disinfecting
Base
1. Pour
1/2 gallon
of water
and 1/2
teaspoon
chlorine
bleach
into the
base.
Let solution
stay for 20
minutes,
carefully
swishing
every
few minutes.
Wet all surfaces
normally
exposed
to water.
2.
Empty
base after 20 minutes.
Rinse with water
until bleach
smell
is gone.
Allow
unit to dry out
completely.
NOTE:
The water
bottle should
be
cleaned
in the same
manner
as the
base.
Rinse thoroughly
with clean
water
after all steps are complete.
End
of Season
Maintenance
1. Follow
"Bi-Weekly
Maintenance"
instructions
at end of humidification
season.
2.
Remove
filter.
3.
Let humidifier
dry completely
before
storing.
4.
Store in cool, dry location.
5.
Install
a new filter
in clean
humidifier
before
next season
begins.
NOTE:
"Bi-Weekly
Maintenance"
procedure
is also recommended
if you
do not plan to run the humidifier
for
one week
or more.
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