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Homedics Total Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier Instruction Manual


The Homedics Total Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier instruction manual is a guide for the user to easily understand how to use this product. The manual includes images, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions on how to set up the humidifier in your home. It also provides information about what type of water you can put in the humidifier as well as when it should be cleaned or replaced.

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Instruction Manual and Warranty Information for UHE-CM18

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Homedics UHE-CM18 Total Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier

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2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WHEN USING ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

DANGER – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK:

  • Always place humidifier on a firm, flat surface. A waterproof mat or pad is recommended for use 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.
  • Always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • DO NOT reach for a unit that has fallen into water. Unplug it immediately.
  • DO NOT place or store the unit where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
  • DO NOT place or drop into water or other liquids.
  • DO NOT use water above 86° Fahrenheit.

WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS, FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS:

  • Use this unit only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by HoMedics; specifically, any attachments not provided with this unit.
  • NEVER drop or insert any object into any opening.
  • DO NOT operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used, or where oxygen is being administered.
  • NEVER operate the appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance to a HoMedics Service Center for examination and repair.
  • Always unplug the unit when filling or moving the unit.
  • Ensure that your hands are dry when operating the controls or removing the plug.
  • NEVER use the humidifier in an environment where explosive gases are present.
  • DO NOT place the humidifier near heat sources, such as a stove, and do not expose the humidifier to direct sunlight.
  • DO NOT carry this unit by the power cord or use the power cord as a handle.
  • To disconnect, turn all controls to the off position, then remove the plug from the outlet.
  • CAUTION: All servicing of this humidifier must be performed by authorized HoMedics service personnel only.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION – PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING.

  • This product is intended for household use only.
  • Never cover the unit while it is operating.
  • Always keep the cord away from high temperature and fire.
  • Perform regular maintenance on the ultrasonic membrane.
  • Never use detergent to clean the ultrasonic membrane.
  • Never clean the ultrasonic membrane by scraping with a hard object.
  • Do not attempt to adjust or repair the unit. Servicing must be performed by professional or
    qualified personnel.
  • Stop using this unit if there is an unusual noise or smell.
  • Unplug this unit when not in use for a long period of time.
  • Do not touch the water or any parts of the unit that are covered by water while the unit is on or plugged in.
  • Never operate without water in the tank.
  • Only use water in the tank.
  • Never use any additive in the water.
  • Keep this unit out of reach of children. Do not allow children to use this unit without supervision.
  • DO NOT use outdoors. For indoor use only.

ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY

This humidifier uses ultrasonic, high-frequency technology to convert water into a fine mist that is dispersed evenly into the air.

MIST OUTPUT SETTINGS

Select low or high mist output.

360° ROTATING MIST NOZZLE

Easily adjust the mist direction.

BUILT-IN TIMER

Programmable timer, up to 12 hours.

7 NIGHTLIGHT COLOR OPTIONS

Choose your favorite or scroll through all the colors.

AUTO SHUT-OFF PROTECTION

When the tank is empty the unit will shut off automatically.

CAPACITY

0.5 gallons – 1.9 liters.

RUNTIME: 25 HOURS

Runtime is calculated based on the low setting. Depending on the natural humidity level in your home, the temperature of water you use, and the mist-level setting you choose, you may experience longer or shorter runtimes.

OIL TRAY

Includes 3 essential oil pads. Use your favorite essential oil to deliver aroma into the air.

CLEAN TRANSDUCER/ULTRASONIC MEMBRANE

A red LED will illuminate above the clean icon, indicating it is time to clean the transducer/ ultrasonic membrane.

Exploded diagram of Homedics Total Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier

Ultrasonic Humidifier membrane and oil tray diagram

HOW TO FILL

CAUTION: Before filling the tank with water, turn the power off and unplug the unit from the outlet.

NOTE: Always use 2 hands to carry the water tank.

  1. Remove the tank from the humidifier base. Turn the tank upside down and remove the tank cap.                                                                                    How to lift the top off the humidifier
  2. Fill the water tank with clean, cool (not cold) water. We recommend using distilled water if you live in a hard water area.                                                   Filling the tank with water
    Never add essential oils or any other additives into the water tank or water reservoir. Even a few drops will damage the unit.
  3. Replace the tank cap by turning to the right until tight. Flip over, and place the tank back on the humidifier base, making sure it is firmly seated.

Replacing the water tank

HOW TO USE

Diagram showing buttons on the Total Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier

POWER ON/OFF & MIST OUTPUT LEVEL BUTTON
Plug unit into a 120-volt AC electrical outlet. Press the power on/off button button to turn unit on. The humidifier will operate at low mist. Press the power button a second time to select high mist output. Press again to turn the humidifier off.

360° ROTATING MIST NOZZLE

Rotate the mist output nozzle to adjust the mist direction.

NIGHTLIGHT
Press the nightlight nightlight button button to turn the nightlight on. The nightlight will continuously scroll through the 7 colors. Press the nightlight nightlight button button to stop scrolling and park on your favorite color. Press the nightlight nightlight button button again to turn the nightlight off. The next time you turn the nighlight on, it will resume scrolling from the parked color.

TIMER
Press the timer timer icon button. Keep pressing the timer timer icon button until the desired timer setting is lit on the display. The timer timer icon button will cycle through the following settings: 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, off. To cancel the timer at any time, press the timer timer icon button until all timer LEDs are off.

NOTE: Always be sure the humidifier has a full tank of water prior to using the timer setting.

AUTO-OFF

When the water tank is almost empty, the humidifying function will power off and the power/out of water
LED will illuminate red, indicating it is time to refill the tank.

NOTE: It is normal to have a small amount of water in the reservoir during and after use.

OIL TRAY

Use the optional essential oil feature to disperse your favorite scent into the room. See essential oil instructions in the Essential Oil section.

CLEAN TRANSDUCER/ULTRASONIC MEMBRANE

CLEAN will illuminate red after 60 hours of use, indicating it is time to clean the transducer/ultrasonic membrane. See cleaning instructions in the Cleaning and Care section.

ESSENTIAL OIL

Use your favorite essential oil to deliver scent into the air.

NOTE: For use with the included HoMedics essential oil pads only.

NOTE: Do not leave a filled essential oil pad in the oil tray of the humidifier if it will be out of use for a long period of time.

ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE TO USE AROUND PETS?

We should always exercise caution when using essential oils around our pets. Keep all essential oil and aromatherapy products (like diffusers) out of reach of pets. Keep open bottles away from pets to avoid internal consumption. We do not recommend the topical use of essential oils on pets, as they have a strong sense of smell and cannot get rid of the oil if they don’t like it or it is disturbing them. When diffusing essential oils around pets, always diffuse in a well-ventilated area and leave an option for them to remove themselves from the space, such as leaving a door open. Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds when introducing an essential oil for the first time. If irritation occurs, discontinue the use of the essential oil. We recommend seeking medical attention if ingestion of essential oil occurs.

ADDING ESSENTIAL OILS

WARNING: Putting oil anywhere but the oil tray will damage the humidifier.

  1. The oil tray is located on the left side of the humidifier at the bottom of the humidifier base. Oil tray location
  2. Push to open and remove the tray. Place 1 aroma pad (3 included) into the oil tray.  How to push open the oil tray under the humidifier
  3. Add 5–7 drops of essential oil to the pad. You may use more or less depending on personal preference.
    WARNING: Only place essential oil on the pad and NOT directly into the tray.  Adding oil to the tray diagram
  4. Place the oil tray back in its compartment and push to close. The scent will start automatically when the mist is turned on.

Placing the oil tray back into the humidifier

To purchase genuine HoMedics Replacement Essential Oil Pads, Model # UHE-PAD1, go to your retailer where you purchased your HoMedics. TotalComfort Ultrasonic Humidifier, or visit www.homedics.com (US), www.homedics.ca (CAN).

To purchase genuine HoMedics Essential Oils, go to your retailer where you purchased your HoMedics TotalComfort Ultrasonic Humidifier, or visit www.homedics.com (US), www.homedics.ca (CAN).

ABOUT WHITE DUST

Use of high mineral content hard water may cause a white mineral residue to accumulate on surfaces in the room near the humidifier. The mineral residue is commonly called “white dust.” The higher the mineral content (or, the harder your water is), the greater the potential for white dust. The white dust is not caused by a defect in the humidifier. It is caused only by minerals suspended in the water.

HOW AND WHY TO USE A DEMINERALIZATION CARTRIDGE

The HoMedics demineralization cartridge will help reduce the potential for white dust, a deposit of minerals left behind from using hard water in your humidifier. The cartridge should be replaced every 30–40 fillings. The cartridge may need to be replaced more often if you are using very hard water. Replace the cartridge when you notice an increase in white dust buildup. If white dust still forms around the humidifier after a new cartridge has been installed, consider using distilled water.

If you live in an area with hard water, or use a water softener, we recommend using distilled water for better results from your humidifier. Never use water-softening additives in your humidifier.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Remove the demineralization cartridge from packaging and let it soak in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tank from the humidifier base and turn it over.
  3. Unscrew the tank cap by turning counterclockwise.
  4. Fill the tank with water as shown in the How to Fill section of the instructions included with your humidifier.
  5. Add the soaked demineralization cartridge into the tank.
  6. Replace the tank cap by turning clockwise.
  7. Turn the tank over and place the tank back on the base.

Demineralization Cartridge

To purchase new Demineralization Cartridges, Model # UHE-HDC4, go back to the retailer (where you purchased your humidifier), or visit www.homedics.com (US), www.homedics.ca (CAN).

CLEANING AND CARE

CLEANING THE TRANSDUCER/ULTRASONIC MEMBRANE

The transducer/ultrasonic membrane must be cleaned to remove water mineral deposits when the red LED above the clean transducer/ultrasonic membrane button is illuminated. Failure to do so may cause reduced or no mist output.

  1. Remove the water tank from the humidifier base and set aside.  Removing the water tank to clean inside
  2. Pour out any remaining water inside the water reservoir.  Pouring out any remaining liquid in the tank
  3. Clean the transducer/ultrasonic membrane with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water on a cotton swab. Wipe off with a damp cotton swab. Press and hold the clean button for 3 seconds until the clean light turns off.
    NEVER touch the transducer/ultrasonic membrane with your fingers; the natural oils in the skin can damage the surface.
    NEVER submerge the base in water or any other liquid.

Transducer membrane

TO CLEAN THE TANK

Remove the water tank from the humidifier base by lifting it from the main unit. Unscrew the tank cap and rinse inside the tank with clean water.

Cleaning the tank with a rag diagram

  • Every day: Empty and rinse the tank and tank cap before refilling.
  • Every week: To remove any scale or buildup, use a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and lukewarm water to clean the inside of the tank.

TO CLEAN THE OIL TRAY

Open the oil tray and remove the pad. Essential oil pads should be changed when switching to a different essential oil scent. If continuing to use the same scent, set the essential oil pad aside for reuse. Wipe down the inside of the oil tray with a soft cloth. Place the essential oil pad back in the tray and close.

Cleaning the oil tray with a rag

NOTE: Leave the essential oil pad out of the oil tray when storing.

TO CLEAN THE SURFACE

Clean the surface of the unit with a soft, damp cloth. Before storing: Clean the tank, reservoir, tank cap, and the transducer/ ultrasonic membrane with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. Be sure to rinse and let all parts dry completely before storing. Clean the oil tray with a soft cloth.

Cleaning the outer surface with a rag

After storing: Rinse the tank with water before operating.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting table 1

Troubleshooting table 2

FCC DISCLAIMER

This product has been tested and complies with the requirements for Federal Communication Commission, Part 18 and CAN ICES-1/NMB-1. Although this product is tested and complies with FCC, it may interfere with other devices. If this product is found to interfere with another device, separate the other device and this product. Conduct only the user maintenance found in this instruction manual. Other maintenance and servicing may cause harmful interference and can void the required FCC compliance.

CAUTION: All servicing of this humidifier must be performed by authorized HoMedics service personnel only.

2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

HoMedics sells its products with the intent that they are free of defects in manufacture and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, except as noted below. HoMedics warrants that its products will be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. This warranty extends only to consumers and does not extend to Retailers.

To obtain warranty service on your HoMedics product, contact a Consumer Relations representative for assistance. Please make sure to have the model number of the product available.

HoMedics does not authorize anyone, including but not limited to Retailers, the subsequent consumer purchaser of the product from a Retailer, or remote purchasers, to obligate HoMedics in any way beyond the terms set forth herein. This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or abuse; accident; the attachment of any unauthorized accessory; alteration to the product; improper installation; unauthorized repairs or modifications; improper use of electrical/ power supply; loss of power; dropped product; malfunction or damage of an operating part from failure to provide manufacturer’s recommended maintenance; transportation damage; theft; neglect; vandalism; or environmental conditions; loss of use during the period the product is at a repair facility or otherwise awaiting parts or repair; or any other conditions whatsoever
that are beyond the control of HoMedics.

This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the country in which the product is purchased. A product that requires modifications or adoption to enable it to operate in any other country than the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved, and/or authorized, or repair of products damaged by these modifications is not covered under this warranty.

THE WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY. THERE SHALL BE NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OR ANY OTHER OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY. HOMEDICS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THIS WARRANTY REQUIRE MORE THAN THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY PART OR PARTS THAT ARE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE WITHIN THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF THE WARRANTY. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. IF REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR DEFECTIVE MATERIALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, HOMEDICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE PRODUCT SUBSTITUTIONS IN LIEU OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT.

This warranty does not extend to the purchase of opened, used, repaired, repackaged, and/or resealed products, including but not limited to sale of such products on internet auction sites and/or sales of such products by surplus or bulk resellers. Any and all warranties or guarantees shall immediately cease and terminate as to any products or parts thereof that are repaired, replaced, altered, or modified, without the prior express and written consent of HoMedics.

This warranty provides you with specific legal rights. You may have additional rights that may vary from country to country. Because of individual country regulations, some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

For more information regarding our product line in the USA, please visit www.homedics.com. For Canada, please visit www.homedics.ca.

FOR SERVICE IN THE USA:
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1-800-466-3342

FOR SERVICE IN CANADA:
8:30am–5:00pm EST Monday–Friday
1-888-225-7378

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