Determine the best location for the humidifier. Crane recommends placement on a level, waterproof surface that is non-metallic, non-wood and lint-free.
Verify that the water level sensor is in place and the fan vent is clear. The water level sensor belongs in the water basin, on the left-hand side of the basin when looking down from above. The fan vent is under the base of the humidifier, and it must be kept clean of lint or other obstructions.
Remove the water tank from the elephant's central body. Unscrew the cap on its bottom and fill it with cool, distilled or filtered water. Avoid overfilling the tank. Screw the cap back on the tank.
Replace the water tank on the elephant's central body. Set the top of the elephant's head, which also is the mist output cover, onto the water tank.
Plug the elephant cool-mist humidifier into an electrical outlet and turn onthe control knob. Expect the light to turn red while the humidifier prepares to produce mist. It will soon turn green, and mist will begin to come out of the output slots on the top of the elephant's head.
Adjust the mist output via the control knob. Turn it clockwise for more mist and counterclockwise for less.
Refill the water tank when the indicator light turns red again, making sure to turn off and unplug the unit before taking it apart.
Turn off, unplug and empty the unit when finished using it for the day. Dry the water basin with a clean cloth before reassembling the elephant's body.