I just got mine and I have to tell everyone to read your manuals! Luckily I do. I just happened to read the reviews here today for giggles and noticed the first two reviews people were complaining about the tanks. The manual says that the right tank empties first. Until the right tank is empty the left one will remain full. I've been using mine for a few days now and BOTH TANKS WILL EMPTY. The right one goes first and once its totally empty the left one will empty. Some people could save themselves a lot of money and time if they'd read the directions. Glad I was taught to do that....lol. Thanks Kenmore for the great products. This is my third and I'll continue to get more.
Purchased this humidifier on Oct 28 2013...it's now Nov 4 2013 and the unit has quit working. The display stays on reads so called current humidity in house but I have a separate readout that says it's 10% less humid in the house, so not accurate. Even if I turn humidity level up and fan speed to F3 it does not turn on. I have followed all the instructions for setup which is basically making sure it's level, placed away from heat duct, away from outside wall. It has water, float is activating switch for fans but nothing. Frustrating part is emptying and boxing the unit back up for return and also finding out after being on hold for sometime with my local Sears store that the 2 units they are showing as being in inventory are not, they have no replacement for me. What has happened to Kenmore products? Made in ?
Like all of Sears Kenmore products, these humidifiers are built well, look good, perform great and are priced right.
I have asthma and live in a dry area. This is the best thing that I have gotten to help me with my asthma! I wore out the first one I bought and then purchased another one. It works great have had one in my house for many years!
it keeps the moisture level pretty constant throughout the house
I use the humidifier to provide moisture in my large living room. However, I am disappointed with the controls. This thing is telling me that I must wait until the built in sensor reaches a certain level. Following all instructions does not afford me mastery of my machine.
Small, but mighty!
This unit is similar to but not as good as the Kenmore unit I have been using for many years. It is more cheaply made. But more importantly, when I set it for 45% humidity it can only get up to 34 - 35 %. This said to be at the lowest end of the OK range but the house would be better at 40 - 45 %. So I have set up a second unit in a different room.
I use it almost continuously in the winter. I've never had one last more than a year. It is quite cheaply made, the "float" usually doesn't work. Definitely buy the insurance. You're going to need it. I only buy this because it's the largest and most affordable humidifier of which I am aware.