Amica OKC613RW Kitchen Extractor Hood
From now on, your daily housework will be easier than ever before. Your appliance is exception-ally easy to use and extremely efficient. After reading these Operating Instructions, operating the appliance will be easy. Before being packaged and leaving the manufacturer, the appliance was thoroughly checked with regard to safety and functionality. Before using the appliance, please carefully read these Operating Instructions. By following these instructions carefully you will be able to avoid any problems in using the appliance. It is important to keep these Operating Instructions and store them in a safe place so that they can be consulted at any time. Follow these instructions carefully in order to avoid possible accidents. Sincerely,
NOTES ON SAFETY
- Before using the appliance, please carefully read this manual!
- The appliance is designed for household use only.
- The manufacturer reserves the right to introduce changes, which do not affect the operation of the appliance.
- The manufacturer shall not be liable for any damage or fire caused by the appliance resulting from failure to follow instructions in this manual.
- The cooker hood is designed to remove cooking odors. Do not use the cooker hood for other purposes.
- Connect the cooker hood operating in extraction mode to a suitable ventilation duct (do NOT connect the cooker to smoke or flue gas ducts, which are in use). It requires the installation of the air extraction duct to the outside. The length of the duct (usually a pipe of Ø 120 or 150 mm) should not be longer than 4-5 m. An air extraction duct is also required for telescopic and furniture hoods in absorption mode.
- The cooker hood operating in air recirculation mode requires the installation of an activated charcoal filter. In this case, installing an extractor duct is not required, however, it is recommended to install an air guide vane (Mainly in chimney cooker hoods).
- The cooker hood features independent lighting and an exhaust fan that can be operated at one of several speeds.
- Depending on the type, the hood is designed to be permanently attached to a vertical wall over a gas or electric stove (chimney and universal hoods); on the ceiling over a gas or electric stove (island hoods); on the vertical built-in-furniture over a gas or electric stove (telescopic and built-in hoods). Before installing, make sure that the wall/ceiling structure is strong enough to suspend the hood. Some hoods are very heavy.
- For details of the installation distance above an electric hob please refer to the product technical sheet If the installation instructions of the gas cooker specify a greater distance, this must be taken into account (Fig. 1).
- Do not leave an open flame under the hood. When the pots are removed from the burner, set the minimum flame. Always make sure that the flame does not extend outside the pot because it causes unwanted loss of energy and a dangerous concentration of heat.
- When cooking on fat, supervise the pans constantly, because overheated fat can ignite.
- Unplug the appliance before any cleaning, replacing the filter or repair work.
- The cooker hood grease filter should be cleaned at least once a month because the filter saturated with fat is flammable.
- Ensure adequate ventilation (airflow) if other equipment such as liquid fuel stoves or heaters are operated in the room in addition the cooker hood. When the cooker hood is simultaneously operated with burning appliances requiring adequate fresh air from the room to work properly, their safe operation is possible if under pressure around these appliances is a maximum of 0.004 mbar (this does not apply when the cooker hood is used as an odor filter)
- Do not lean on the hood.
- The hood should be cleaned regularly both inside and out (AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH, following the indications concerning maintenance provided in this manual)..Failure to adhere to the rules concerning cleaning the hood and replacing filters results in a fire risk.
- If the power cord is damaged it should be replaced by a specialized service center.Ensure that it is possible to disconnect the appliance from the mains by removing the plug or switching off the bi-polar switch.
- This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with physical, mental or sen-sory handicaps, or by persons inexperienced or unfamiliar with the appliance, unless under su-pervision or in accordance with the instructions as communicated to them by persons responsible for their safety.
- Particular attention should be paid not to allow unaccompanied children to use the appliance.
- Make sure voltage indicated on the nameplate corresponds to the local mains supply voltage.
- Before use, extend and straighten the power cord.
- Packaging materials (bags, polyethylene, poly-styrene, etc.) should be kept away from children during unpacking.
- Before connecting the hood to the mains power supply always check that the power cord is prop-erly installed and is not trapped by the appliance. Do not connect the appliance to the mains until assembly is complete.
- Do not operate your kitchen hood without the aluminum grease filters.
- It is strictly forbidden to cook dishes under on an open flame (flambé) under your kitchen hood.
- Always strictly adhere to regulations issued by the competent local authorities regarding the technical and safety requirements for fume extraction.
- Failing to tighten bolts and fasteners in accordance with these instructions may endanger life and health.
- Hanging kitchen hoods operate only in air circulation/odour absorber mode
- WARNING! Failure to install the screws or fix the device in accordance with these instructions may result in electrical hazards.
During transportation, protective packaging was used to protect the appliance against any damage. After unpacking, please dispose of all elements of packaging in a way that will not cause damage to the environment. All materials used for packaging the appliance are environmentally friendly; they are 100% recyclable and are marked with the appropriate symbol.
Important! Packaging materials (bags, polyethylene, polystyrene, etc.) should be kept away from children during unpacking.
DISPOSAL OF OLD APPLIANCE
In accordance with European Directive 2012/19/EU and local legislation regarding used electrical and electronic goods, this appliance is marked with the symbol of the crossed-out waste container. This marking indicates that the appliance must not be disposed of together with other household waste after it has been used. The user is obliged to hand it over to the waste collection center collecting used electrical and electronic goods. The collectors, including local collection points, shops and local authority departments pro-vide recycling schemes. Proper handling of used electrical and electronic goods helps avoid environmental and health hazards resulting from the presence of dangerous components and the inappropriate storage and processing of such goods.
Kitchen hood controls
Control Panel is shown in Figure 4, for reference it is also shown below:
The control panel is equipped with buttons (isostat switch). To turn on the kitchen hood, press one of the but-ton to select the desired speed:
- Low speed. Use this speed when cooking a little food with hardly any fumes.
- Medium speed. Use this speed when cooking multiple dishes at the same time with moderate amount of fumes.
- High speed. Use this speed when frying or grill-ing, with large amount of fumes.
- Turn off the appliance
Press to turn the lighting on/off. The lighting operates independently of hood fan.
Other important information concerning the operation of the hood
Operation in air circulation/odour filter mode. In this mode, the filtered air returns to the room through the outlets. Install activated charcoal filter in this setting. It is recommended to install the air guide (available depending on the model, mainly in chimney cooker hoods).
Air extraction operation: When cooker hood operates in extraction mode, air is discharged outside through an extraction duct. Remove the activated charcoal filter in this setting. The cooker hood is connected to the air outlet opening using a rigid or flexible extraction duct with a diameter of 150 or 120 mm, and the appropriate clamps, which must be purchased at a hardware store. The appliance should be installed by a qualified installer.
Fan speed: Lowest and medium fan speed is used in normal conditions and less intense odours, while the highest speed is used only when cooking odours are very intense, such as during frying or grilling.
Note (applies to universal hoods only): Due to the design of universal hoods you need to manually change the mode of operation. See Figure 8 for instructions on how to change the mode.
Note (only applies to telescopic and in-built kitchen hoods): Furniture and telescopic cooker hoods operating in air recirculation mode require installation of the exhaust duct. The other end of the duct should be directed to the room as it will discharge filtered air.
Note: Hanging kitchen hoods operate only in air circulation/odor absorber mode.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Regular maintenance and cleaning of the appliance will ensure trouble-free operation of the cooker hood and extend its life. Especially make sure that the grease filter and activated charcoal filter are replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Do not use a soaked cloth, sponge, or water jet.
- Do not use solvents or alcohol, as they may tarnish lacquered surfaces.
- Do not use caustic substances, especially for cleaning stainless steel.
- Do not use a rough or abrasive cloth.
- It is recommended to use a damp cloth and a neutral detergent.
Note: After several washes in the dishwasher, the color of the aluminum filter may change. The change of color does not indicate improprieties or the necessity to change it.
For normal hood operation, the grease filter should be cleaned every month in the dishwasher or by hand using a mild detergent or liquid soap.
Dismantling of the grease filter is shown on Figure 5.
The acrylic filter is used in some models. This filter should be replaced at least once every 2 months or more frequently if the appliance is used intensively.
Activated charcoal filter
A charcoal filter is used only when the cooker hood is not connected to the ventilation duct. An activated charcoal filter can absorb odors until saturated. The charcoal filter is not suitable for washing or regeneration and should be replaced at least once every 3-4 months or more frequently if the appliance is used intensively. Dismantling of the charcoal filter is shown on Figure 6.
Use incandescent/halogen / LED modules of the same specification as those factory-installed in the appliance. See Figure 7 for details how to replace lights. If there is no such figure in this manual, please contact authorized service to replace the lighting module.
WARRANTY AND AFTER SALES SERVICE
Warranty service as stated on the warranty card. The manufacturer shall not be held liable for any damage caused by improper use of the product.
- The manufacturer recommends that all repairs and adjustments be carried out by the Factory Service Technician or the Manufacturer’s Authorized Service Point. For safety reasons, repairs should be referred to professionals.
- Repairs carried out by unqualified persons may seriously endanger the appliance user.
- The minimum warranty period for the appliance offered by the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative is given in the warranty card.
- The warranty shall be void if you make any independent adaptations or alterations, tamper with seals or other appliance safety devices or its parts or interfere with the appliance contrary to operating instructions.
In the event of appliance malfunction, request assistance or repair. If your appliance needs repair, please contact the service center. Please see the warranty card for the address and contact details of our service center. Before contacting us, please have ready the appliance serial number, which can be found on the identification sticker: For your convenience, please write it down below:
The manufacturer hereby declares that this product meets the requirements of the following European directives:
- Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EC
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EC
- ErP Directive 2009/125/EC
- Directive RoHS 2011/65/EC
and has thus been marked with the symbol and been issued with a declaration of compliance made available to market regulators.