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Installation instructions

Includes contents of packing, accessories, and various measurements and instructions to prep for the installation of your rangehood.

Contents of packaging

  • 1 x wall canopy
  • 2 x chimney flues with bracket
  • 1 x installation instructions
  • 2 x aluminium mesh filters (HC60PCHTX2) 3 x aluminium mesh filters (HC90PCHTX2) 2 x butterfly flaps
  • 4 x small screws, to secure chimney flue
  • 5 x 8 x 11⁄2” wood screws
  • 1 x washer (5 mm inner diameter)

Typical equipment required:

  • Electric drill Screwdriver Duct tape
  • Jig saw Ladder Ducting
  • Tape measure Drill bits Spirit level

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Fig.1 Wall canopy

Accessories

Accessory Part Number
Chimney ext (740 mm) SS 791989
Light bulb 12V Halogen/Max 20W
Charcoal filter (HC60) 790681
Replacement aluminium filter (HC60) 790682
Charcoal filter (HC90) 790683
Replacement aluminium filter (HC90) 790684

Height of wall canopy

  • Where an electric cooktop is installed beneath the wall canopy, the distance between the top of the cooktop and the underside of the range hood must be a minimum of 600 mm and a maximum of 700 mm.
  • Where a gas fuelled cooktop is installed beneath the wall canopy, the distance between the top of the pot rests and the underside of the rangehood must be a minimum of 650 mm and a maximum of 750 mm.

Your relevant gas or local building authority may specify different height requirements. Care should be taken to comply with any applicable regulations concerning the discharge of exhaust air.

Ducting options

If you wish to have the flue run all the way to the ceiling, please ensure that you work your measurements out fully before attempting the installation. In some instances, extra lengths of flue or a customised flue maybe required. A 740 mm flue extension is available as an accessory part for use where ceiling height is above 2440 mm. (Part no. 791989)

Recirculation

  • For recirculation, please purchase charcoal filters, which are fitted in place of the aluminium filters supplied with the hood. The charcoal filters purify the air before allowing the air to return back to the kitchen through the air vents in the sides of the chimney flue.
A ducting hole is not required in the wall or ceiling if the canopy is fitted with charcoal filters.

Ducting

  • For ducted installation, it is recommended that you use 150 mm diameter, rigid or semi-rigid ducting. To accommodate the 150 mm ducting, a ceiling hole should be carefully measured and cut out, 160 mm (min) in diameter, with a centre line 100 mm from the edge of the wall.
  • Efficiencies in the performance of your canopy are enhanced by the use of smooth, straight and short ducting options.
  • We recommend using solid, galvanised or plastic, smooth-walled ducting which helps to reduce noise and increase airflow.
  • The use of flexible ducting is not recommended. If there is no other option available, the flexible ducting must be pulled as tight as possible.
  • All ducting must comply with local requirements and building codes.
We recommend an Easy Fit by Fisher & Paykel or a UNIDUCT ducting system, products that have been designed to expel air efficiently.

Preparing the wall canopy for installation

  • Before installing the wall canopy, please carefully read through the installation instructions in full.
  • Prior to drilling any holes, check that the area behind the surface to be drilled is clear of any electrical cables or pipes etc.
  • Take care when installing the wall canopy as stainless steel is easily damaged during installation if scratched or knocked by tools.
  • Protect the cooktop below, using cardboard or a similar protective cover, to prevent damage on installation.
  1. Establish the desired height of the rangehood above the benchtop according to the ‘Installation height requirements’ above. Measure this distance from the top of the benchtop and, using a spirit level, draw a light horizontal line on the wall. Make sure that the line can easily be erased or will be hidden after installation. This is where the bottom of the rangehood will sit (Fig.2).
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Fig.2 Establishing height of rangehood
  1. Mark the position of the rangehood on the wall. Using a spirit level, also mark a vertical line intersecting the horizontal line, (ensuring that the line can easily be erased or will be hidden after installation) showing the position where the centre of the rangehood will be. This is normally over the centre of the cooktop (Fig.3).
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Fig.3 Marking the position of the rangehood on the wall
  1. Remove the grease filters (this is to make installation easier). Press inward on the catch, found on the handle, and pull the filter downward (Fig.4).
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Fig.4 Removing the grease filters
  1. Determine location of the fixing “keyholes” on the wall. The hood is secured to the wall by two “keyholes” located above the motor behind the air exit opening. From the point where the horizontal and vertical lines drawn earlier intercept, use a spirit level and pencil and draw another horizontal line 290mm above the first horizontal line (ensuring that the line can easily be erased or the line will be hidden after installation) as shown in Fig.5. This now indicates where the top of the “fixing keyholes” are.
    Where the vertical line meets the top horizontal line (just drawn), measure and mark both sides of the vertical line, showing where to drill.

  2. Drill holes and secure the rangehood to the wall. Depending on the wall type (concrete, drywall etc) drill/screw appropriate fittings in the two locations just marked. The rangehood should now be able to be hung on these bolts/ screws through the two keyholes in the hood.

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Fig.5 Determining location of the two fixing “keyholes”
  1. Create additional means of attachment. Keyholes alone are insufficient means of attachment. Drill two extra holes in the back panel, put screws in with an anchor (if required) to ensure proper attachment and fix the rangehood by these screws as well, as shown in Fig.6. Ensure all fixings are secure.
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Fig.6 Creating additional means of attachment
  1. If ducting externally, assemble and fit ducting as per manufacturer’s instruction.
    Optional: If desired, the one-way butterfly valve can now be fitted to the exit opening of the rangehood by simply snapping the two pieces into place.

  2. Test the operation of the rangehood. Plug the rangehood in and test its operation on all speed levels. This will ensure that any imperfections in the installation, such as unwanted sounds or lack of suction can be addressed before the flue is in place. Over 95% of service calls are a result of faulty installation. Please be aware that in the event of a service call for a faulty installation, you will be charged as this is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.

  3. Position and secure the flue. Secure the top mounting bracket at the highest possible point on the ceiling using a single screw through the supplied bracket.
    Ensure all ducting is fitted and electrical connections are secured correctly and switched on. Place the bottom part of the flue onto the rangehood and slide the upper flue piece inside the lower piece so the tabs “hug” the folded edge of the flue.

    Raise the upper part of the flue to the required height and, using the four screws supplied, secure the upper flue to the bracket on the wall.

    Installation is now complete. 

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