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Installation Preparation



Rangehood Width

●  The smaller rangehood models are only intended to be installed over a cooktop with a maximum of four burners or cooking zones.

●  The rangehood width is recommended to be no less than the width of the cooktop.

●  A wider rangehood can be used to increase the capture area if space is not restricted.

●  The rangehood should ideally be centred above the cooktop for proper performance.

Installation Location — Ducting Preparation

The rangehood is suspended under the cabinetry. The ducting can be configured for both vertical and horizontal discharge. The ducting can terminate either through the roof or wall, to vent through the wall a 90° elbow is needed.

Optional Extras

All optional extras must be installed prior to the rangehood being installed.

Remote Control

If an optional remote control was purchased for installation with the rangehood the remote control receiver must be assembled into the rangehood prior to installation. Installation must be undertaken by an approved service technician. Instructions for installation are provided with the receiver.

Duct Adaptor

A 250mm round duct adaptor is supplied with the HB9048-2 & HPB12048-2 models to mount to the top of the rangehood to provide a single outlet. This should be installed before the rangehood is mounted.

Duct Adaptor Assembly

  • Place the duct adaptor over the rangehood exhaust and secure with four 8mm screws provided (refer to A).
  • Seal the connection between duct adaptor and rangehood with aluminium tape (refer to B)
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Rangehood Height

Installation Dimensions mm
A.  Top of cooking surface to base of the rangehood Minimum 600
Maximum recommended 1067


The installation height ranges from a minimum height of 600mm to a maximum recommended height of 1067mm. Consult the cooktop Installation and User guide for details of the required installation height of the rangehood.

This rangehood must be installed no lower than the minimum height indicated in the table above. Minimum installation height may be greater if required by the cooktop manufacturer. Installation at the minimum height will improve the efficiency of capturing cooking odors, grease and smoke. Installation at the maximum recommended height improves user ergonomics by offering increased head room.

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  •  Always switch your rangehood on when you are cooking.
  • Using a powerful gas cooktop or multiple gas burners operating at the same time can cause the rangehood surfaces to become hot, this effect can be reduced by:
    • Using the maximum speed setting to enable hot air to be extracted quickly.
    • Installing the rangehood at the maximum recommended height. Consult the cooktop Installation and User guide for details on the installation height of the rangehood.


Cabinet Mounting Installation

  • The cabinet must be of sufficient strength and structurally joined to the wall studs to support the weight of this rangehood.
  • If support beams are added to cabinetry these must not be more than 38mm B high from the underside of the cabinet. Beams that are higher will prevent access for  servicing.
  • The rangehood must be installed into an opening on the underside of the cabinet.
  • Cabinet opening dimensions that are shown must be used, see ‘Product and cabinetry cut-out dimensions’ section. Given dimensions provide minimum clearance.
  • We recommend the cupboard has a door or service panel that can be easily opened to access the power connection.
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Electrical Requirements

  • Electrical wiring must be done by qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.
  • Turn off electricity at the service panel before wiring the unit.
  •  A 230 volt, 50Hz AC-only electrical supply is required.
  • This unit must be earthed/grounded.

Earthing/Grounding Instructions:

  • This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, earthing/ grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
  • This appliance is equipped with a cord that has an earthing/grounding wire with an earthing/grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and earthed/grounded.
  • Consult a qualified electrician if the earthing/grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly earthed/grounded.
  • Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician install an outlet near the appliance.


Caution-Icon.png  Improper earthing/grounding can result in a risk of electric shock.


Venting Requirements


To reduce risk of fire and to properly exhaust air, be sure to duct air outside — Do not vent exhaust air into spaces within walls or ceilings or into attics, crawl spaces, or garages.

  • For ducted installation it is recommended that rigid or semi-rigid ducting is used. This will require a round hole in the ceiling or wall. Care should be taken to position the hole correctly.
  • Use the shortest and straightest duct route possible, for optimal efficiency. Elbows and transitions increase noise and reduce air flow efficiency.
  • Flexible metal ducting should only be used as a last resort in difficult installations, if used ensure that it is straight, smooth and extended as much as possible.
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