Check that the nozzle is pointing in the right direction: When the device is closed, the black nozzle tip of the fragrance refill can should be visible through the aperture at the front of the device (if you cannot, you may have placed the refill can into the device with the black nozzle facing backwards). If it is not pointing in the right direction, turn it so that the black nozzle is facing forward.
Make sure that the trigger on the side of the bottle is not blocked by furniture or objects that might prevent it from firing. This should be a simple task to check since there are no internal components to get caught on things while spraying.
If your air freshener isn't working, first check that the nozzle is turned on. Then press and hold the button for two seconds. This will discharge any residual liquid in the tank. Let go of the button, and the device should pump up with fresh scent within minutes.
Press down twice on the square pad on top of the nozzle with the nozzle pointed away from your face. Replace the refill if no spray is released. Replace the refill, close the front cover, and choose the preferred operating mode. After 15 seconds, the gadget should spray. If it doesn't, try again after closing the cover and holding it shut for 10 seconds.
When spraying into a container, hold the device about 6 inches away from the opening of the container and turn it on. The air freshener will be sprayed into the container through the open end. When using in a car, turn on the device before getting in to avoid staining your upholstery or carpet. Do not get air freshener in eyes; wash them immediately with soap and water. In case of contact with skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
The machine has two modes: regular and sensitive. In the regular mode, there are three settings depending on how much fragrance you want to emit: low, medium, or high. To change the setting, lift the front cover and move the slider at the bottom of the cover to select the desired mode. The sensitive mode works similarly to an alarm system - when it senses moisture, it switches instantly to the highest setting to give you a good whiff of your choice. This mode can be activated by lifting the front cover and pressing the button at the bottom left of the cover.
The movable dial on the Air Wick features 5 scent settings. The teardrop aligns with holes big to tiny (see figure below) symbolizing more or less fragrance by exposing the wick to more or less heat by rotating the gray fragrance adjustment dial on top of warmer clockwise or counterclockwise. When you turn the dial all the way left, no scent is released into the room. Turning it all the way right releases maximum fragrance.
The dial also functions as a lock for keeping pets out of your laundry room. Turn the dial to the right to open the door from outside to inside. Left at "max" will keep animals out completely.
If you want to change the scent but don't want to get up, just use one of these recipes: cinnamon + sugar, lemon + pepper, or orange + grapefruit.
These are only suggestions; you can create your own mix. The point is to use something that dogs find appealing so they don't smell anything else down here.
As for humans, these fragrances are meant to be fresh and not permanent. If you want to reuse the air freshener, wash it first in hot water with a mild detergent.
Air Wick recommends washing the movable dial in warm water with a soft brush to remove any residue or dust that may block the scent release holes.
Depress the top button and then pull the front cover forward to open your Air Wick (r) air freshener. Then, remove the lid from your Air Wick (r) refill and insert the refill can (with the nozzle facing toward the front of the gadget). Close the cover and watch as your scent is released into the air around you.
If you want a stronger smell, you can always buy more Air Wick (r) refills at any grocery store or drugstore. Each refill contains a different amount of scent, so you can really customize your home to suit your needs!
Air Wick (r) is designed to release its fragrance over time, but it can be activated by pressing the top button on the front of the gadget twice in quick succession. This will open up the casing of the gadget so that you can insert a new refill if needed. Pressing this same button again will close the casing and resume normal operation.
Air Wick (r) should be activated every six months for maintenance purposes. The top button should be pressed firmly but not hard; try not to hurt yourself while activating Air Wick (r)!
If you want a stronger scent, you can always buy more Air Wick (r) refills at any grocery store or drugstore.