Electrolux EFG 540 User manual

User manual
EFG 540
EFG 535
Safety warnings
For the installer
For the user
Description of the Appliance
Extractor version
Recirculation Version
Control Panel
Correct ventilation
Maintenance and Care
Cleaning the hood
Grease filter
Opening the grid
Removing the metal grease filters
Removing the synthetic grease filter
Charcoal filter
Changing the light bulb
Something Not Working
Service and Spare Parts
Guarantee Conditions
Technical Specifications
Electrical connection
Mounting accessories included
Fixing the hood into a cabinet
Before installing or using this appliance please read this instruction book carefully paying particular attention to
the safety warnings on the following page.
If you have any queries regarding this appliance please contact Customer Care for advice.
Please keep this instruction book for future reference and pass it on to any future owner of the appliance.
Safety warnings
For the installer
• When used as an extractor unit, the hood must
be fitted with a:
EFG 535:100mm diameter hose,
EFG 540:120mm diameter hose.
Attention: The hose is not supplied and must
be purchased separately.
• When installing the hood, make sure you
respect the following minimum distance
from the top edge of the cooking hob/ring
electric cookers
600 mm
gas cookers
700 mm
The hood can be installed above these heights
but for optimum performance it should be
installed at the distance quoted for the
appropriate heat source.
• The national Standard on fuel-burning systems
specifies a maximum depression of 0.04 mbar
in such rooms.
• The air outlet must not be connected to
chimney flues or combustion gas ducts. The air
outlet must under no circumstances be
connected to ventilation ducts for rooms in
which fuel-burning appliances are installed.
• The air outlet installation must comply with the
regulations laid down by the relevant
• When the unit is used in its extractor version, a
sufficiently large ventilation hole must be
provided, with dimensions that are approximately the same as the outlet hole.
• National and regional building regulations
impose a number of restrictions on using hoods
and fuel-burning appliances connected to a
chimney, such as coal or oil room-heaters and
gas fires, in the same room.
• Hoods can only be used safely with appliances
connected to a chimney if the room and/or flat
(air/environment combination) is ventilated
from outside using a suitable ventilation hole
approximately 500-600 cm2 large to avoid the
possibility of a depression being created during
operation of the hood.
• If you have any doubts, contact the relevant
controlling authority or building inspector’s
• Since the rule for rooms with fuel burning
appliances is “outlet hole of the same size as
the ventilation hole”, a hole of 500-600 cm2,
which is to say a larger hole, could reduce the
performance of the extractor hood.
• If the hood is used in its filtering function, it will
operate simply and safely in the above
conditions without the need for any of the
aforementioned measures.
• When the hood is used in its extractor function,
the following rules must be followed to obtain
optimal operation:
— short and straight outlet hose
— keep bends in outlet hose to a minimum
— never install the hoses with an acute angle,
they must always follow a gentle curve.
— keep the hose as large as possible
(preferably the same diameter as the
outlet hole).
• Failure to observe these basic instructions will
drastically reduce the performance and increase
the noise levels of the extractor hood.
For the user
This appliance is marked according to the
European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
• The cooker hood is designed to extract
unpleasant odours from the kitchen, it will
not extract steam.
• Always cover lighted elements, to prevent
excess heat from damaging the appliance. In
the case of oil, gas and coal fired cookers it is
essential to avoid open flames.
• Also, when frying, keep the deep frying pan on
the cooker top/cooker under careful control.
• The hot oil in the frying pan might ignite due to
• The risk of self-ignition increases when the oil
being used is dirty.
• It is extremely important to note that
overheating can cause a fire.
• Never carry out any flambé cooking under
the hood.
• Always disconnect the unit from the power
supply before carrying out any work on the
hood, including replacing the light bulb (take
the cartridge fuse out of the fuse holder or
switch off the automatic circuit breaker).
• It is very important to clean the hood and
replace the filter at the recommended
intervals. Failure to do so could cause grease
deposits to build up, resulting in a fire
• The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
• Young children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
• WARNING - Ensure that the appliance is
switched off before replacing the lamp to avoid
the possibility of electric shock.
on the product, or on the
The symbol
documents accompanying the product, indicates
that this appliance may not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
For more detailed information about treatment,
recovery and recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
Description of the appliance
•• The cooker hood is supplied ready for use as a
recirculation hood and may be used for
extraction by removing the charcoal filter
which have been fitted inside the cooker hood.
Coupling ring
Extractor version
• In this version fumes are extracted to the
outside via a hose connected to the coupling
ring. Fig. 1.
• In order to obtain the best performance the hose
should have a diameter equal to the outlet hole.
Fig. 1
* The hose is not supplied and must be
purchased separately.
Recirculation Version
Charcoal filters
• The air is filtered through charcoal filters and
returned to the kitchen. Fig. 2.
• You will need original ELECTROLUX
charcoal filters for the recirculation function.
(Available from your local Service Force
Fig. 2
* The hose is not supplied and must be
purchased separately.
Control Panel
• Best results are obtained by using a low speed
for normal conditions and a high speed when
odours are more concentrated.
Turn the hood on a few minutes before you start
cooking, you will then get an under pressure in
the kitchen. The hood should be left on after
cooking for about 15 minutes or until all the
odours have disappeared. The control switches
are located on the hood’s front panel:
Light switch
Correct ventilation
If the cooker hood is to work correctly there must
be an under pressure in the kitchen. It is important
to keep the kitchen windows closed and have a
window in an adjacent room open.
Fig. 3
Motor switch
Maintenance and Care
• The hood must always be disconnected from the electricity supply before beginning any maintenance
Cleaning the hood
Clean the outside of the hood using a damp cloth and a mild detergent.
Never use corrosive, abrasive or flammable cleaning products.
Never insert pointed objects in the motor’s protective grid.
Wash the outside surfaces using a delicate detergent solution. Never use caustic detergents or abrasive
brushes or powders.
• Only ever clean the control panel and filter grille using a damp cloth and delicate detergents.
• It is extremely important to clean the unit and change the filters at the recommended intervals. Failure to do
so will cause grease deposits to build up that could constitute a fire hazard.
• Clean the inner housing using a hot detergent solution only (never use caustic detergents, abrasive powders
or brushes).
Grease filter
• The purpose of the grease filters is to absorb
grease particles which form during cooking and
it must always be used, either in the external
extraction or internal recycling function.
Fig. 4 - EFG 540
Metal grease filter - only for
model EFG 540
The metal grease filters must be removed and
washed, either by hand or in the dishwasher,
every four weeks.
Removing the metal grease filter
• Pull the handle downwards. Fig. 4.
Hand washing
Soak grease filters for about one hour in hot
water with a grease-loosening cleaner, then
rinse off thoroughly with hot water. Repeat the
process if necessary. Refit the grease filters
when they are dry.
Place grease filters in the dishwasher. Select
most powerful washing programme and highest
temperature, at least 65°C. Repeat the process.
Refit the grease filters when they are dry.
When washing the metal grease filter in the
dishwasher a slight discolouration of the filter
can occur, this does not have any impact on its
Fig. 5 - EFG 535
grease filter
Fig. 6 - EFG 535
The synthetic grease filter - only
for model EFG 535
Removing the filter
• Open the grid and remove the stops to take out
the filter. Fig. 6.
The synthetic filter is very thin (approx. 1 mm)
and positioned on the inside of its support grid.
The filter should be changed once a month.
• The grid should be cleaned with luke warm
water and non-abrasive detergent when you
change the filter.
Opening the grid
• Open the latches and swing the grille
downwards. Fig. 5.
• Failure to observe the instructions on cleaning
the unit and changing the filters will cause a
fire hazard. You are therefore strongly
recommended to follow these instructions.
• The manufacturer declines all responsibility for
any damage to the motor or any fire damage
linked to inappropriate maintenance or failure
to observe the above safety recommendations.
Charcoal filter
• The charcoal filter should only be used if you
want to use the hood in the recirculation
• To do this you will need an original
ELECTROLUX charcoal filter (available from
your local Service Force Centre).
• Two charcoal filters are required for hood
model EFG 540, one charcoal filter is required
for hood model EFG 535.
• This filter cannot be cleaned or reused.
• As a general rule, the charcoal filter(s)
should be changed once every four months.
• Fitting.
Remove the frame pushing the two side release
keys "a". Fig. 7a-b.
Fit each charcoal filter so to cover the plastic
grid that protect the fan wheel, then turn
clockwise the central handle of the charcoal
filter. Fig. 8.
Refit the frame (snap into place).
• To remove proceed in the reverse order.
• Always specify the hood model code number
and serial number when ordering replacement
filters. This information is shown on the
registration plate located on the inside of the
• The charcoal filter can be ordered from your
local ELECTROLUX Service Force Centre.
Fig. 7
Charcoal filters
(EFG 540 : 2 pieces - EFG 535 : 1piece)
Fig. 8
Changing the light bulb
• Disconnect the cooker hood from the main
• Remove the frame pushing the two side release
keys "a". Fig. 7a-b.
• Replace the old bulb with a new one of the
same type.
• Refit the frame (Snap into place).
• If the light does not come on, make sure the
bulb has been inserted correctly before
contacting your local Service Force Centre.
Something Not Working
If your appliance fails to work properly please carry out the following checks.
The cooker hood will not start.
Check that: The hood is connected to the electricity supply.
Check that a fan speed has been selected
The cooker hood is not working
Check that: The fan speed is set high enough for the task.
The grease filters are clean.
The kitchen is adequately vented to allow the entry of fresh air.
If set up for recirculation, check that the charcoal filter is still effective.
If set up for extraction, check that the ducting and outlets are not blocked.
The cooker hood has
switched off during operation.
The safety cut-out device has been tripped.
Turn off the hob and then wait for the device to reset.
If the hood has been installed below the heights indicated in the
installation instructions the motor will cut-out frequently which will
damage the hood.
If after all these checks, the problem persists, contact your local Service Force Centre, quoting the model and
serial number.
Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof of purchase for any in-guarantee service calls.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made as the engineer will make a charge
if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local
Electrolux Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering your post code area. For the
address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website
at www.serviceforce.co.uk
Please ensure that you have read the section „Something Not Working“ as the engineer will make a charge if the
fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown even the appliance is under warranty. Please note that proof
of purchase is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Help us to help you
Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning.
When you contact us we need to know:
Your name
Address and post code
Telephone number
Clear and concise details of the fault
Name and model of the appliance*
E number*
* This information can be found on the rating plate, which can be seen when the grease filters are removed.
For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux appliance or for further information on Electrolux products,
please contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
Customer Services Department
Major Appliances
Addington Way
08705 950 950 (*)
* calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any
part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option
repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer’s
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authorised by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by an Electrolux Service Force Centre. Any appliance
or defective part replaced shall become the Company’s property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Visits may be available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the
European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental
Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Electrolux.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
subject to the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country of
use for this brand or range of products.
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your
new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look
after you and your appliances.
+33 (0)3 44 62 20 13
+49 (0)800 234 7378
+39 (0) 800 117511
+46 (0)20 78 77 50
+44 (0) 8705 950 950
Technical Specifications
Height (cm)
Width (cm)
Depth (cm)
Grease filter
Power absorption
Electrical connection:
EFG 540
2 x 40 W
320 W
220-240 V
EFG 535
2 x 40 W
200 W
220-240 V
Subject to change without notice.
Check that the cooker hood has no damages.
Transportation damages should immediately be
reported to the company responsible for the
Damages, faults and eventually missing details
should immediately be reported to the retailer.
Take care of the packing materials so that small
children cannot play with them.
60 cm
70 cm
Fig. 9
The hood is to be mounted on the wall.
When installed, the hood must be not less than
60cm. above electric burners or 70cm. above gas
or mixed-fuel burners (Fig. 9).
The hood can be installed above these heights but
for optimum performance it should be installed at
the distance quoted for the appropriate heat
This appliance is fitted with a 2 core mains cable
and must be permanently connected to the electricity supply via a double-pole switch having 3mm
minimum contact gap on each pole. A Switched
Fuse Connection Unit to BS1363 Part 4, fitted with
a 5 Amp time delay fuse, is a recommended mains
supply connection accessory to ensure compliance
with the Safety Requirements applicable to fixed
wiring instructions.
Electrical connection for UK
Electrical Requirements
Any permanent electrical installation must comply
with the latest I.E.E. Regulations and local Electricity Board regulations. For your own safety this
should be undertaken by a qualified electrician e.g.
your local Electricity Board, or a contractor who is
on the roll of the National Inspection Council for
Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) or a
suitably competent person.
This appliance conforms to BS 800: 1988 and EEC
Directive No. 78 308 regarding suppression of
radio and television interference.
Safety warnings for the electrician
The following is valid in Ireland only:
- the wire which is coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter N,
- the wire which is coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter L.
Electrical Connection
Before connecting to the mains supply ensure that
the mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate inside the cooker hood.
(if the hood is used in the extractor version) or
the top of the cabinet (if the hood is used the
hood in the recirculation version).
Remove the frame by pushing the two side
release keys (5-6).
Fix the coupling ring on the exhaust hole of the
hood and make connection with the bottom end
of the hose (7a-b), seal with tape.
Attention: The hose is not supplied and
must be purchased separately.
Prepare the electrical connection (8).
Fit the hood into the opening and fix securely to
the cabinet with 8 screws (9).
Fit the frame (10 - snap into place).
Mounting accessories included
1 Coupling ring
8 metal screws 2,9 x 16
Fixing the hood into a cabinet
This cooker hood is designed to be fitted to a
cabinet or similar support.
• Create an opening in the bottom of the cabinet
to insert the cooker hood (1-2).
• Make a hole on the top of the cabinet to fit the
hose and for the electrical cable (3).
• Fit a hose (4) long enough to reach the outside
Fig. 10
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