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  • Brand: Braun
  • Product: Humidifier
  • Model/name: V 188
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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IMPORTANT!
For the most effective and safe
use of your vaporizer, please
READ AND SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
WHEN HANDLING THE STEAM UNIT, GRASP
FROM THE REAR OF THE STEAM UNIT.
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Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 75 Years
Use and Care Manual
Vicks®
Vaporizer
Model V-188UK
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Instructions
1. CORD CAUTION: Unravel cord before use. Failure to do so could cause overheating
and possible fire hazard.
2. DISCONNECT CORD: Always disconnects cord at wall plug before removing the
heating unit, filling, cleaning, or when not in use. IMPORTANT: The heating unit will
not operate unless the plug has been disconnected from electrical outlet for about
1-2 minutes prior to reconnecting.
3. REMOVE HEATING UNIT: Lift the rear
of heating unit cap and slowly rotate
in a counter-clockwise direction until
the slanted portions of the two lock-
ing tabs is cleared. Then lift the
heating unit directly upwards until
the locking tabs are clear of the
water reservoir. (Fig. 1)
4. FILL THE CONTAINER: Fill container
with tap water to the MAX water
level marked on the water reservoir.
DO NOT OVERFILL. (Fig. 2)
5. REPLACE HEATING UNIT: Align the
two locking tabs on the side of the
heating unit with the two slots in the
water reservoir. The heating unit will
only engage the water reservoir in
the proper orientation. Seat the
heating unit into the locking tabs of
the water reservoir, then rotate the
head clockwise to hold unit in place.
6. PLACE VAPORIZER IN STABLE POSI-
TION: Vaporizer should always be
placed on a firm, flat surface at least
1.2 meters (4 feet) from bedside.
For safest operation, vaporizer should be placed on floor, where it cannot fall or be
pulled down. Be sure the power cord is out of the way to prevent vaporizer from
being upset. Protect floor, rug or furniture by placing the vaporizer on a non-metallic
heat-resistant surface.
Fig.1
Fig.2
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CAUTION: Do not direct steam flow directly at patient, walls or furniture. Patient will
still obtain desired level of humidity.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN; STEAM CAN CAUSE BURNS. This appliance
is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young
children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
7. INHALANT STEAM ACTIVATED: For
best results, fill the medicine cup on
the cap (located in front of the
steam outlet vents) with KAZ
INHALANT OR VICKS VAPOSTEAM.
DO NOT pour any brand of medicine
into the reservoir water – it will dam-
age the unit and void our guarantee.
(Fig. 3)
These inhalants are designed for use
on one vaporizer cycle (12-14 hours). After vaporizer shuts off, empty the residue in
the medicine cup and clean with a soft tissue. Add fresh inhalant after refilling water
container.
8. PLUG IN VAPORIZER. IMPORTANT: Vaporizer will NOT START unless vaporizer has
been disconnected for at least one minute. Nightlight will illuminate when electricity
is connected. This will indicate that the heating unit is functioning.
Vaporizer will produce a gentle flow of steam within a few minutes. Do not lift or
move the vaporizer while in use.
9. OPERATION: Vaporizer will shut off automatically when the water reaches a mini-
mum level (about .78 inches from bottom of container).
10. VENTILATE ROOM REGULARLY: When vaporizer is used in closed or small rooms,
check periodically for proper ventilation, as excessive humidity can cause conden-
sation on walls.
11. AFTER EACH USE: Empty any unused water from the container. Rinse container
thoroughly, drain and wipe with a dry, clean cloth. To maintain proper operation of
your vaporizer, be sure to follow CARE AND CLEANING instructions.
12. CONDITION OF SALE: As a condition of sale, the purchaser assumes responsibility for
the proper care and use of this appliance in accordance with our printed instructions.
The purchaser or user must judge for himself or herself when to use the appliance
and length of use.
Fig.3
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Care and Cleaning
IMPORTANT SAFETY CAUTIONS: Always disconnect the plug from the electrical outlet
before cleaning. Remove heating unit, letting all water drain back into the container. Do not
attempt to disassemble the heating unit. Doing so could damage the vaporizer or cause per-
sonal injury, and will void our warranty.
Daily Maintenance
Empty any unused water from
container. Rinse container
thoroughly, drain and wipe
with a dry, clean cloth.
Weekly Maintenance
Empty any unused water from
container. Rinse container
thoroughly, drain and wipe
with a dry, clean cloth.
Soak heating unit in 8 cm (3
inches) of white vinegar for 10
minutes (See Fig. 4). Use a
butter knife to gently remove
any minerals from the metal
heater surface (Fig. 5). Access
to the heater surface can be
obtained by lifting the hinged
cover on bottom of unit.
Clean the heater surface
after each 150 hours of
operation
Open hinged cover on bottom of heating unit for access to the heater surface for cleaning
only. Use a butter knife to gently remove any minerals from the metal heater surface. More
frequent cleaning may be required in hard-water areas.
For proper operation, the cover must be shut and in the correct position.
End of Season Maintenance
Follow WEEKLY MAINTENANCE procedure at end-of-season or when the vaporizer will not be
used for several days. Be sure to dry all parts and store in a cool, dry location. DO NOT
STORE UNIT WITH WATER INSIDE.
The supplied cord cannot be replaced.If the cord is damaged the appliance should be discarded.
Fig.4
Fig.5
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Trouble Shooting
IMPORTANT: The vaporizer is equipped with a safety mechanism that requires that the cord
be unplugged for about 1-to-2 minutes prior to it being reconnected. If the heating unit is
removed from the water reservoir while in operation, it will quickly shut down.
Note that the nightlight is illuminated only when the unit is operating. If the nightlight does
not illuminate after cord is connected, disconnect and wait at least one minute before recon-
necting plug.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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kManufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 75 Years
Responsible for UK:
Kaz Consumer Products (UK) Ltd, Atrium Court, The Ring, Bracknell, RG12 1BJ
Responsible for Europe:
Kaz Hausgeräte GmbH, Westerhaar 54, D-58739 Wickede.
Vicks is a registered trademark of Procter & Gamble, Inc. Sold under license from Vicks
© 2006 Kaz, Incorporated, Hudson, NY 12534 USA • Patent Pending
V-188UK
Made in China
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Limited Warranty
Vaporizer is warranted against defective materials and workmanship. See
carton for warranty period. Any defective part will be replaced at no charge if it
has not been tampered with and appliance has been used in accordance with
our printed instructions. If you experience unsatisfactory operation, please
contact the Kaz distributor in your country.
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