AGA ELECTRIC - AIMS
EC & EE COOKER
OWNERS MANUAL
Comprising
Installation & Users
Instructions
REMEMBER: when replacing a part on this appliance, use only spare parts that
you can be assured conform to the safety and performance specification that we
require. Do not use reconditioned or copy parts that have not been clearly
authorised by AGA.
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLING AND USING THIS APPLIANCE
For use in GB and IE
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CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
INSTALLATION SECTION
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INSTALLATION
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ELECTRICAL
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INSTRUCTIONS
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ELECTRICAL TEST PROCEDURE
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TO TEST THE AIMS CONTROL HANDSET
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OVEN THERMOCOUPLE
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OVEN VENT PIPE CONNECTION OPTIONS
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OVEN VENTING SYSTEMS
9 - 10
AIMS HANDSET
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USER GUIDE
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HEALTH & SAFETY
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THE AGA COOKER
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OPERATING THE AGA
14 - 15
POWERED OVEN VENTING
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GUIDE TO AGA COOKING
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AIMS (AGA INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) 17
AIMS CONTROLLER HANDSET
17 - 18
INFORMATION (MAIN MENU) SCREEN
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SETTINGS DATE/TIME SCREEN
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AIMS PROGRAMME SCREEN
20 - 21
HOLIDAY SCREEN
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AIMS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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AIMS HANDSET CARE
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FITTING OF OVEN SHELVES
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REMOVAL OF OVEN SHELVES
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CARING AND CLEANING FOR THE AGA
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SERVICING
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INSTALLATION SECTION
Consumer Protection
As responsible manufacturers we take care to make sure that our products are designed and constructed to meet the
required safety standards when properly installed and used.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING WARRANTY
Any alteration that is not approved by AGA could invalidate the approval of the appliance, operation of the warranty and
could also affect your statutory rights.
In the interests of safety and effective use, please read the following before using your new AGA appliance.
Important
This appliance may contain some of the materials that are indicated. It is the Users/Installers responsibility to ensure that
the necessary personal protective clothing is worn when handling, where applicable, the pertinent parts that contain any
of the listed materials that could be interpreted as being injurious to health and safety, see below for information.
Fire Cement - when handling use disposable gloves.
Glues and Sealants - exercise caution - if these are still in liquid form use face mask and disposable gloves.
Glass Yarn, Mineral Wool, Insulation Pads - may be harmful if inhaled, may be irritating to skin, eyes, nose and throat.
When handling avoid inhaling with skin or eyes. Use disposable gloves, face-masks and eye protection. After handling
wash hands and other exposed parts. When disposing of the product, reduce dust with water spray, ensure that parts are
securely wrapped.
INSTALLATION
With specific exceptions, the installing of any type of AGA Cooker is subject to the respective directions contained in
current issue of the Building Regulations. In addition, planning permission may need to be obtained, which should be
applied for separately.
The complete cooker is floor-mounted and the space in which the appliance is to be fitted must have the following minimum
dimensions:A 3mm gap is required each side between the cooker top plate and adjoining work surfaces that maybe fitted, this is to
allow for the safe removal of the top plate, should this be required at a later date.
Where cookers are fitted against side walls which protrude beyond the front of the AGA, a 116mm clearance is required
at the RH side for oven doors access.
If the AGA is to be installed in a brick recess, then the minimum clearance should be increased by at least 10mm on either
side, to allow for the walls not being square and also for the natural dimensional variations found in the castings.
In addition, a minimum clearance of 1000mm must be available at the front of the cooker to enable the cooker to be
serviced.
NOTE: AGA COOKERS ARE DELIVERED EX-WORKS UNASSEMBLED. ASSEMBLY IS UNDERTAKEN BY THE
AUTHORISED AGA DISTRIBUTOR/SPECIALIST.
Cooker Base or Hearth
It is essential that the base or hearth on which the cooker stands should be level and be capable of supporting the total
weight of the cooker.
Model EC - 406 kg
Model EE - 584 kg
Since this appliance can be used continuously, please take note of these IMPORTANT instructions:
Combustible Walls
Houses constructed of combustible materials (such as all-timber or stud wall partitions and batoned plasterboarded
walls) require special wall heat protection features.
Non-combustible walls behind a cooker must be of at least 25mm thick insulation board (Monolux or equivalent), up to
hotplate level.
In addition, oven vent piping must be insulated with the high temperature film glass sleeving, supplied, and a 25mm gap.
SPECIAL NOTE: Ensure electric cabling or plastic services do not pass within or on the outside of the wall, behind or
directly above the cooker. This type of material can age prematurely when exposed to continuous higher ambient
temperature.
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The top of the hearth must be of non-combustible material thickness of 12mm.
The wall behind the cooker must be of non-combustible material for a minimum thickness of 25mm.
If the oven vent pipe passes through combustible material, there must be an airgap of at least 25mm around the pipe
preferably wrapped with insulation material.
The appliance oven venting pipe can be achieved up to a maximum length of 6 metres, through an outside wall or unused
flue etc. Great care must be taken in all-timber houses.
Tiling
When the cooker is to stand in a recess, or against a wall which is to be tiled, in no circumstances should the tiles overlap
the cooker top plate.
Installation Requirements
The installation of the cooker must be in accordance with the relevant requirements of the IEE Wiring Regulations and
Building Regulations.
It should be in accordance also with any relevant requirements of the local authority.
In your own interest, and that of safety to comply with the law, all appliances should be installed by an authorised AGA
distributor, in accordance with the relevant regulations.
EC-LMV MODEL
* THIS HOLE IF REQUIRED FOR OVEN VENT PIPE IS TO BE CUT ON SITE IN THE LEFT OR
RIGHT HAND SIDE PANEL.
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* THIS HOLE IF REQUIRED FOR OVEN VENT PIPE IS TO BE CUT ON SITE IN
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ELECTRICAL
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
THIS APPLIANCE IS DESIGNED FOR THE VOLTAGE STATED ON THE RATING PLATE, WHICH IS SITUATED
BEHIND THE LOWER LEFT HAND DOOR.
A 13 amp 230v ~ 50 Hz fused electrical supply is required adjacent to the appliance. External wiring to the unit must be
installed using a 3 core silicon - SIHF insulation cable and in accordance with the current wiring regulations and any local
regulations which apply.
The method of connection to the mains electricity supply must facilitate complete electrical isolation of the appliance,
preferably by a fused double pole switch, having a contact separation of at least 3mm in both poles.
NOTE: Switched spur outlet should only serve the appliance.
The isolator should not be positioned immediately above the cooker, but must be fitted within 2 metres of the appliance.
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INSTRUCTIONS
Hand this Owners Manual to the User for retention and instruct in the safe operation of the appliance.
Also advise the user that, for continued efficient and safe operation of the appliance that servicing is carried out at intervals
recommended by the Aga distributor.
ELECTRICAL TEST PROCEDURE
Final Electrical Test using (CLARE) and Flash Test
Flash Test Procedure
(Earth Appliance Test Simulation)
1. Select 1250v Flash Test on Clare Test equipment.
2. Plug the 13 amp supply plug into the test equipment.
3. Depress the red ‘Test Button’ for 3 seconds.
4. A ‘Pass’ light will illuminate.
5. If the appliance fails the test, re-check all circuits and correct the fault and re-test the appliance.
6. Disconnect from the test equipment and connect cooker to its permanent supply.
7. A full load test will be performed using a clamp meter connected to the incoming supply.
NOTE: The test results 10.5/11 amps normal operation.
8. Make notes of results and disconnect all leads.
Fig. 2
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TO TEST THE AIMS CONTROL HANDSET
Fig. 3
DESN 515291
Press the fan button on the handset, the vent fan symbol should show on the handset screen.
The oven vent fan should operate and the fan oven neon on the control panel should illuminate.
Press the fan button again and the fan should go off.
In the event of the handset not communicating with the base unit refer to page 24 of these instructions “Handset to Base
Unit Signal Check”
OVEN THERMOCOUPLE
NOTE: On AIMS controlled cookers the thermostat phial (probe) has been
replaced by an oven thermocouple sensor, which is fitted to the PCB on the
controls chassis (See Fig. 2).
1. Feed the thermocouple sensor through the guide tube into the Roasting
oven.
2. Fit the thermocouple sensor to the support plate so that the sensing tip is
as shown in (Fig. 4). DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the clamp as this may
damage the sensor. Screw support plate to top of roasting oven.
3. When assembling the controls chassis to the burner housing:Ensure that the thermocouple sensor goes through the notch in the top
rear of the panel, and that the sealed pot is below the notch (i.e. sealed
pot must not be trapped between mounting chassis and mesh shield).
Fig. 4
DESN 515277 A
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Fig. 5
DESN 515284
OVEN VENT PIPE CONNECTION OPTIONS
Fig. 6
DESN 513987
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OVEN VENTING SYSTEMS
See Figs. 7, 8, 9 & 10
Pre-site visiting will have determined where and how the layout of the oven vent pipework should be designed and
installed. It is then necessary to check that the pipework design and the pipework resistance are within the parameters
possible.
The appliance oven venting pipe can be achieved, up to a maximum length of 6 metres, through an outside wall or unused
flue etc. Great care must be taken in all-timber houses.
If the oven vent pipe passes through combustible material, there must be an airgap of at least 25mm around the pipe and
preferably wrapped with insulation material.
Setting the Vent Fan (Motor Speed)
Setting of the motor speed is carried out by adjusting the Voltage Regulator (VRI) on the controller PCB in conjunction with
a voltmeter. (See Fig. 8).
The max supply to the motor, as calculated in Fig. 7, should be limited to 20v (DC), for ideal operating condition.
Calculating the voltage for the particular pipework layout is as follows:
1. Keep the pipe run as simple as possible - avoid bends.
2. “Vertical risers” are not permitted.
3. Pipe run should be horizontal - slight downwards slope towards fan.
Minimum 12 volts for first metre of vent pipe run inclusive of 1 bend.
Each extra metre add 1 volt.
Each extra bend add 2 volts.
Maximum allowed 20 volts.
Alternative Oven Venting Systems
Venting may be achieved directly into the flue providing a stabiliser is fitted. See Fig. 8.
NOTE: IN THE OVEN VENTING INSTALLATION, WHETHER FAN ASSISTED OR NATURAL FLUE, PROVISION MUST
BE MADE FOR EASY ‘RIFLING’ OF THE PIPE WORK TO FACILITATE CLEANING.
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Fig. 7
Fig. 8
DESN 515608
Fig. 9
DESN 513938
DESN 516111
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AIMS HANDSET
Consumer Protection
AIMS HANDSET
Handset can be wall mounted as described below.
Remove backplate from the rear of the Handset by sliding down with hand and away from the Handset (fig 10).
Select the site for the handset and use the backplate to mark the position of fixing holes.
Drill 6mm dia. holes with masonry drill for the rawplugs.
Use rawplugs and screws supplied to fix the backplate to the wall (fig. 11).
Stick the round self adhesive label supplied to the inside of the backplate to cover the fixing screw heads.
Fit the Handset on to the backplate by locating the tag on to the slot in backplate as shown (fig. 12).
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
NOTE: After several hours the heat indicator should be within the black band on the AIMS handset ‘INFORMATION’
screen. It may be necessary to adjust the temperature control knob to achieve this, allow the cooker to stabilise for at least
4 hours before attempting any further adjustment.
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USERS GUIDE
HEALTH & SAFETY
Consumer Protection
As responsible manufacturers we take care to make sure that our products are designed and constructed to meet the
required safety standards when properly installed and used.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING WARRANTY.
Any alteration that is not approved by AGA could invalidate the approval of the appliance, operation of the warranty and
could also affect your statutory rights.
APPLIANCE
YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM THE APPLIANCE AS SURFACES CAN BECOME HOT TO THE
TOUCH.
Deep Fat Frying
IMPORTANT
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Use a deep pan.
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Never fill the pan more than one-third full of fat or oil.
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Never use a lid on the pan.
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Important: Oil is a fire risk, do not leave pans containing oil unattended.
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In the event of a fire, cover the pan with a lid and turn OFF the appliance.
Smother the flames on the hob preferably with a fire blanket, rather than attempting to remove the pan to the outside.
Burns and injuries are caused almost invariably by picking up the burning pan to carry it outside.
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THE AGA COOKER
The appliance is a heat storage cooker with a 13 amp element which will keep the temperature of the cooker constant
when not in use and return it to constant temperature after use, or in accordance with preset AIMS programme.
The AGA is also supplied with the following accessories:
1 Large roasting tin with grill rack
1 Half size roasting tin with grill rack
2 Oven grid shelves
1 Plain shelf
1 Toaster
1 AGA book
1 Wire brush
A full description of cooking with the AGA is given in the AGA book.
Fig. 13
DESN 513946
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OPERATING THE AGA
Controls:- located behind the top left hand door
Fig. 14
DESN 515283
Switch on the AGA’s electricity supply.
Turn the right hand control knob from the OFF setting to the
Normal manual control setting.The cooker will heat up until
it reaches its Normal operating temperature which is set by the temperature control knob. (Turn clockwise to increase
temperature).
To obtain the required Normal roasting oven temperature, the control knob will need to be set just above halfway.
After several hours the heat indicator on the AIMS handset should be within the black band (See Fig. 15). It maybe
necessary to adjust the temperature control knob to achieve this. Always allow the cooker to stabilise for 4 hours before
attempting any further adjustment.
When the heat indicator is within the black band, the cooker is at correct working temperature. The purpose of the heat
indicator is to show whether the cooker contains the full amount of stored heat when the cooker is in normal operational
mode.
BLACK BAND - CORRECT
AMOUNT OF STORED HEAT
HEAT INDICATOR
DESN 515934
Fig. 15
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We recommend that the cooker is run on the
Normal manual setting for two days.
During cooking the indicator will drop back below the band. This is normal and the heat will be automatically restored, this
could take up to 2 hours depending on the amount of use.
Also during AIMS ‘LOW’ and ‘SLUMBER’ setting, the indicator will drop back outside of the black band.
After the AGA has been Installed
When first switched on, the AGA will emit an odour for a short while. This is simply due to protective oil burning off the
hotplates. Wipe the inside of the lids whilst the AGA is heating up to avoid a film of this oil being deposited on the inside
of the lids. Also, condensation may occur on the top and front plate. This should be wiped away as soon as possible.
The following points are intended to help in adapting to the AGA style of cooking during the change-over from a previous
non-heat storage cooker. The AGA book provides a very useful introduction to the cooker.
For most effective operation of the cooker, the following points should be carefully observed.
1. Close the insulating covers whenever the hotplates are not in use.
2. Clean the hotplates regularly with the wire brush.
3. Utensils with flat bases must be used to make perfect contact with the hotplate.
4. Take care when closing the oven doors, to lift them onto the catch.
5. Cook as much as possible in the ovens, so that heat is conserved and cooking smells and condensation are reduced.
The Roasting Oven can also be used for ‘grilling’ and shallow ‘frying’ on the oven floor.
Keep the insulated covers down when the hotplates are not in use, so that the heat stored in the cooker is conserved.
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For optimum cooking performance, use the AGA utensils and cast iron cookware. They have flat bases which give the
best contact with the hotplates.
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The AGA pans can be stacked in the Simmering Oven. This is especially useful for steaming vegetables and keeping
sauces warm.
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Store the Plain Shelf out of the AGA. Use it cold in the Roasting Oven to deflect the heat from the top of the oven,
creating a more moderate oven temperature underneath. It can also be used as a baking sheet.
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A guide to AGA cooking is given on Page 16. Ask the AGA Specialist for an invitation to an AGA demonstration.
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POWERED OVEN-VENTING
Roasting and Simmering Ovens
This feature is fitted to your cooker, it should be used as follows:
After placing the food to be cooked in the oven, depress the switch on the remote control, a light will appear behind the
bottom left hand door, the fan will be activated and the cooking smells will be vented to outside. (Refer to Fig. 14)
REMEMBER: SWITCH THE FAN OFF WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED COOKING.
GUIDE TO AGA COOKING
As the AGA Cooker is heated differently from an ordinary cooker, exact conversions are not possible. Look in the AGA Book
for a similar recipe. Below is a quick guide to oven usage.
OVEN TEMPERATURE
2=TWO OVEN AGA
=4=FOUR OVEN AGA
HIGH
ROASTING OVEN
ROASTING OVEN
GRILLING
SCONES
PASTRIES
BREAD
YORKSHIRE PUDDING
ROASTS
SHALLOW FRYING
Top - grilling;
2nd runner - scones, small pastries;
3rd runner - bread rolls, Yorkshire
pudding;
4the runner - roasts, poultry, small cakes
in cases in the large meat tin.
Grid shelf on oven floor - loaves.
Oven floor - shallow frying. quiche.
Top - grilling;
2nd runner - scones, small pastries;
3rd runner - bread rolls, Yorkshire
pudding;
4the Runner - troasts, poultry.
Grid shelf on oven floor - loaves
Oven floor - shallow frying, quiche.
MODERATE
ROASTING/SIMMERING OVEN
BAKING OVEN
CAKES
BISCUITS
FISH
SOUFFLÉS
SHORTBREAD
CHEESECAKES
Place grid shelf on floor of Roasting Oven.
Protect food with the cold plain shelf slid on
second or third runners. For cakes that
require over 45 mins use the Cake Baker.
Alternatively with fish, cheesecake, start off
in Roasting Oven, finish in Simmering Oven.
Towards top - whisked sponges, some
biscuits, small cakes
Middle - fish, soufflés
Grid shelf on oven floor - Victoria
sandwiches, shortbread and cheesecake
LOW
SIMMERING OVEN
SIMMERING OVEN
CASSEROLES
STOCK
MILK PUDDINGS
MERINGUES
RICH FRUIT CAKE
For Casseroles, stock, milk puddings, bring
to heat elsewhere on the Aga then transfer
to Simmering Oven. (One exception is
meringues). Rich fruit cakes can be cooked
for a long time here
For casseroles, stock, milk puddings, bring
to heat elsewhere on the Aga then transfer
to Simmering Oven. (One exception is
meringues). Rich fruit cakes can be cooked
for a long time here.
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AIMS CONTROL HANDSET
What is AIMS?
The AIMS program is flexible. In short, it means the AGA can sleep when you sleep and only operate at normal when you
need it.
The technology is simple to use and can result in significant fuel savings.
The AIMS program can be pre-set, with one or two active periods each day. For example in the two event mode, your AGA
will be at normal temperature ready to cook breakfast in the morning, drop down to a lower temperature during the day
and then return to normal temperature ready to prepare dinner in the evening. After dinner, the system automatically enters
‘Slumber’ mode - the lowest temperature.
The system can even be set to ‘holiday’ mode, which will keep the AGA on either the lowest energy setting (Slumber or
off) during selected dates, before automatically restarting in time for the family’s arrival back.
The AIMS program offers you:
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Flexibility
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Two pre-set active periods each day
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Holiday mode
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Override feature
The handset is designed to operate within the kitchen area.
When transferring the information from or to the controller always operate the handset in front of the cooker, this gives the
strongest signal.
If the handset indicates ‘OFFLINE’, press the back button
cooker and handset.
firmly, this will activate the communication link between the
Should the handset continue to show ‘OFFLINE’ allow one minute for the handset to “automatically” re-connect itself with
the cooker.
If the above actions fail to clear the problem refer to section ‘Handset to Base Unit Signal Check’ on Page 24.
Fig. 16
DESN 515271
The handset has 10 buttons and a display screen.
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NOTE: If the AIMS handset is unused for an extended period of time, the display screen will automatically turn off to
conserve battery power.
REMEMBER: The handset is designed to be operated within the kitchen area.
Press firmly any button to turn the display back on, and the Information (Main Menu) screen is automatically displayed.
The AIMS Controller handset has four display screens:1. The Information (Main Menu) screen
2. The Date/Time Setting screen
3. The AIMS Programme screen
4. The Holiday Setting screen
See each section for details:The AIMS one or two programmable events.
The two events programme will enable the AGA to be at ‘Normal’ in the morning, (i.e. to cook breakfast) drop to a lower
temperature during the day, and return to ‘Normal’ in the evening (i.e. to cook dinner) and drop to ‘Slumber’ later in the
evening and throughout the night.
The one event programme will enable the AGA to drop to ‘Slumber’ during the night and return to ‘Normal’ throughout the
day.
This will be shown as ‘Once’ or ‘Twice’ on the AIMS programme screen. (See Fig. 19).
The ‘Normal’ temperature for those two events can be set using the cooker temperature control knob.
The modes in between the events can be set at ‘Low’ or ‘Slumber’ depending on the personal preference.
If a mistake is made when setting the date or time on any of the screens, use the
setting.
When the
button to go back to the previous
button is pressed the oven vent fan will be switched on and a blue light will appear.
Selecting a Handset Language
Language options are selected during the Handset to Base Unit Signal Check/Language Selection procedure, see Page
24.
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INFORMATION (MAIN MENU) SCREEN
Press the
button to activate this screen
This indicates the current cooker mode,
(Normal, Low or Slumber). If an arrow is
showing
this indicates the cooker is
heating up from Low or Slumber to Normal.
Indicates that the cooker is operating
automatically (AIMS) or manually
(according to switch position on main AGA
control panel)
Black band correct amount of
stored heat
Icon indicating
the current time
and day
This will only show if
the Holiday mode has
been set
Heat
Indicator
Fig. 17
This icon shows if
the vent fan is
on or off
DESN 515272 A
THE SETTINGS DATE/TIME SCREEN
Press the
button to activate this screen
1. Press the
button to move between the date and time.
2. Press + or - to alter date and time settings.
3. Press the
button to confirm the settings and move to the
next action
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2
Fig. 18
DESN 515273
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AIMS PROGRAMME SCREEN
Use the
button to activate this screen and to move through the different actions
and set an AIMS programme. To go back a step at any time press
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1. Set the frequency of the programme Once or Twice daily using + and - buttons.
2. Press
button to select start time for ‘Normal’ setting then use the + or - buttons to set start time.
3. Press the
button to select finish time then use + and - buttons to set finish time. When a time is
selected it will be highlighted in dark blue.
4. Press the
button then press the
button to alter the temperature setting to ‘Low’, ‘Slumber’, or ‘Off’.
(Repeat steps 2 - 4 to set a 2nd event)
To copy this days settings for the next day press the
button or alternatively press the
button to enter
different settings for next day.
Each push of the copy button steps onto next day. When the desired days have been programmed a return
must be made to the main menu screen by pressing the
button. A ‘Please Wait’ message will display to
confirm changes are being sent to the base unit.
If the programme is not set for the whole week the programme for the remaining days will revert to a
default setting. ie: 8:00 am - 9:00 am and 18:00 - 19:00.
To change a setting within the AIMS program, press the
button until the desired setting is reached.
Then change setting using either the +, - or
buttons as appropriate.
If no other changes are to be made, push the
button to transmit the change (s) and return to main
menu. A message saying ‘Sent OK’ will display, indicating that the changes are being transmitted to the
base unit. Unless this shows, the changes will not have been implemented.
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3
2
4
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4
Fig. 19
DESN 515274
This screen shows that the ovens will be up at ‘Normal’ temperature between 07:00 and 10:00, the ovens will then go to
‘Low’ mode.
The ovens will come up to ‘Normal’ once more in that day i.e. at 16:00 until 19:00. After the evening, the system will
automatically enter ‘Slumber’ mode, its lowest setting until the next morning.
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The example on Page 20 shows a typical two event program. Please note the interval period between the finish time of
the first event (10:00) and the start of the second event (16:00) which adds up to a 6 hour interval.
If setting intervals shorter than 6 hours only a limited drop in cooker temperature will be observed, thereby reflecting the
AGA heat storage capabilities. In these circumstances energy savings will be small and in some instances of cooking
preferences, it is favourable to alter the program to a single event setting.
Boost
If cooking is required when the AGA is in the AIMS program i.e ‘Low’ or ‘Slumber’, you should boost the cooking
temperature by pressing the
Button. Boost overrides the next set program and bring the appliance up to Normal
temperature. the time taken to reach Normal temperature will be dependent on the oven temperature at the time of the
boost operation, and could take a number of hours.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
The AIMS program has to learn!
To achieve your desired cooking program the AIMS will guess the first heat-up time on all newly programmed events,
this in most cases results in the cooker coming up to temperature late at its first attempt. The AIMS will then use this
information to calibrate subsequent heat-up times and correct itself. Any changes to events or normal cooking
temperature will go through the calibration procedure. Spasmodic changes to these settings on a daily basis will confuse
the AIMS calibration resulting in failed heat-up times.
AIMS POINTS TO REMEMBER
1. An AGA contains a large thermal mass of cast iron, consequently the appliance will retain its heat and there will be a
long period of time before there is any noticeable drop in temperature.
For example, between morning and evening events it is unlikely that an AGA will fall as low as the ‘Slumber’
temperature.
Between these two events selecting the ‘Low’ settings is best.
2. ‘Off’ settings are intended for long periods such as holidays etc. It is not practical to select ‘Off’ between daily timed
programmes.
3. There is little advantage in setting two timed events closer than say 6 hours, and it is better to set a single ‘Normal’
timed event for the full period.
4. Always set the ‘Normal’ period to match demand. If you are intending to cook for 2 hours, the timed programme must
be for a minimum of 2 hours.
Setting short ‘normal’ periods and cooking outside of these hours will mean there is insufficient stored heat and this
can affect the next timed programme.
5. The AIMS controls learns based on the previous heating cycles. If programmes are constantly changed, it is likely
that AIMS will not achieve temperature at the desired times.
6. Continually turning the temperature control knob up and down on the control plate will also cause AIMS not to follow
the programme.
7. When cooking outside the AIMS normal period, always operate the boost button or switch the AIMS control knob to
Manual
. This will avoid confusing the AIMS heat up timings.
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THE HOLIDAY SCREEN
Press the
programme.
button to activate this screen and to move through the different operations and set a holiday
1. Set a start date and time using the + or - buttons. Pressing the
button after each field has been entered to
move you to the next field.
When a field is selected it will be highlighted in dark blue.
2. Set an end date and time using the + or - buttons. Pressing the
button after each field has been entered to
move you to the next field.
3. Press the
button to alter the temperature setting to ‘Low’, ‘Slumber’ or ‘Off’
When all the settings are completed press the
button again to enable the Holiday programme.
The display will return to the Main Menu Screen.
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2
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Once a holiday mode has been set it will show as ‘Holiday Enabled’ on the main menu screen.
If you wish to cancel the holiday setting:
Press the
button, then press the
button and the following screen will appear:
Cancel
Holiday?
Yes
Select YES using the
button, then return to
main menu screen.
No
If you wish to alter a holiday setting:Press
, alter setting (use + or - then
), then after last setting press
again to return to main menu screen.
In event of a power cut
If mains power is lost/or disconnected for more than 15 minutes, when the power is restored the handset will display:-
Power Cut
By then pressing the
to the base.
OK
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button, this will send the correct time/date settings
AIMS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I do if I come home early and I decide I want to use the AGA at ‘Normal’ heat?
If the AGA is on a ‘Low’ mode, that is between Normal settings then you can do one of two things.
1. Press the thermometer button on the handset to bring up the ‘Boost’ function. This will override the current AIMS
programme and will bring the cooker up to normal working temperature. To remove the ‘Boost’ function simply press
the thermometer button again.
OR
2. Turn the control switch on the base unit to ‘Manual’ - but remember to turn it back to the AIMS programme afterwards.
The AGA may take a number of hours to reach normal temperature dependent upon the state of the programme.
Cooking during AGA warm-up in AIMS mode
This will result in the NORMAL target temperature not being reached at the programmed time, the AIMS would then recalculate the warm-up start time thereby bringing the AGA up to the NORMAL target time early on the next equivalent
event.
How do I know when the batteries are low?
The battery life is shown up on the Handset, 3 dark pips indicate a full battery. Battery life depends upon usage.
What happens if the batteries fail?
If the batteries run out, do not worry, the memory settings for the cooker are contained in the Base Station, just put in new
4 x AAA batteries and the Handset will soon show the correct settings.
Does AIMS automatically change when the clocks change?
No, the Handset will need to be adjusted manually (See Page 19) each time the clocks change. The handset does not use
time in the ‘real time’ technology.
Does AIMS adjust for a leap year?
No, the handset will need to be re-programmed.
What happens when there is a power cut?
The Base Station memory of the time of day will not be affected, but if the power cut coincides with the powering up of the
AGA this will be affected - an absence of electricity means the AGA cannot power up to the mode required until the
electricity is restored.
With regard to the handset, the time and date settings may require re-setting, dependent upon how long the cooker has
been without power.
Is the Handset covered by the 5 year warranty?
The Handset is covered by the general AGA 5 year parts warranty, apart from consumable parts (batteries). If the handset
is dropped or damaged, this is not covered.
How much does AIMS save on the electricity bill?
Electric tariffs vary considerably, dependent upon supplier, however our field experience has shown that using two ‘Normal’
periods with ‘Low’ in between and ‘Slumber’ overnight, savings up to 20% can be achieved.
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AIMS HANDSET CARE
Operating Distance
The Handset will only operate in the same room as the appliance and up to a maximum distance of 4 metres from the
appliance. If out of recommended operating range, the handset may show “OFFLINE”. Move handset back to within the
recommended distance and the handset should correct itself. See note at foot of page for “Handset to Base Unit Signal
Check”.
Cleaning
The Handset should be wiped clean using a soft clean cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaning products or submerge the Handset in water.
Batteries
The Handset is fitted with four 'AAA' batteries.
Batteries life will depend on usages.
Replace the batteries when the battery symbol on the Handset is down to one bar following the instructions below.
- Remove the Handset from the backplate.
- Remove the battery cover plate from the rear of the Handset (Fig. 23)
- Carefully lever out the batteries commencing with the bottom one first pushing and pulling out on the positive (+) end
only (Fig. 23).
- Repeat the procedure to remove the other batteries.
- Always use long life batteries for replacements.
- Replace batteries commencing with the bottom one working to the top (Fig. 23) Ensure that the negative (-) end of
the batteries is under the location pegs in the housing before pushing the other end into position.
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Fig. 22
Fig. 23
Handset Failure
In the event of Handset failure, the appliance would still be operational with the last selected programme. The appliance
can also be changed to manual mode if required using the control knob (see Fig. 14).
If the Handset is damaged or lost, replacement can be obtained from AGA and re-programmed to suit your appliance.
Handset to Base Unit Signal Check/Language Selection
Complete the following procedure to check the handset is communicating with the base unit and to select a language
option.
1. Press and hold the oven vent fan button on the control panel in the Aga until the blue neon vent fan indicator flashes,
then release button.
2. Immediately after neon starts to flash press and hold the + and - buttons together on the handset until the blue neon
goes out completely (handset display will briefly say connect), then release buttons.
3. If the neon does not extinguish completely, but continues to flash with a faint output, then repeat steps 1 and 2 above.
4. When the connection has been made, the screen will display the language options, use the + or - buttons to scroll
through the options to the desired language, then press the
button to confirm selection.
5. If the language options needs to be changed at any time then the whole procedure must be repeated from step 1.
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FITTING OF OVEN SHELVES
When using the oven shelves for the first time follow Figs. 24a - 24d.
Fig. 24a
Fig. 24b
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DESN 512404
REMOVAL OF OVEN SHELVES
Fig. 24c
Fig. 24d
DESN 512405
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DESN 512406
CARING AND CLEANING FOR THE AGA
REMEMBER: BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT APPLIANCE.
DO NOT A STEAM CLEANER TO CLEAN THIS COOKER.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE PADS OR OVEN CLEANER
AGA Enamel Cleaner and AGA Chrome and Stainless Steel Cleaner are recommended.
Top Plate and Front Plate
The easiest way to clean the AGA top plate and front plate is to mop up spills as they happen. Baked-on food is more difficult
to clean but can usually be removed with AGA vitreous enamel cleaner or mild cream cleaners using a cloth, or, if necessary,
a nylon scouring pad. If milk or fruit juice or anything containing acid, is spilt on the AGA, wipe it up immediately.
Also clean off any condensation streaks on the front plate around the oven doors or the vitreous enamel may be
permanently discoloured.
All that is usually needed to keep the vitreous enamelled surfaces of the AGA bright and clean is a daily rub over with a
damp soapy cloth followed immediately with a clean, dry cloth to avoid streaks.Remember the top plate and the stainless
lids will scratch if pans or utensils are dragged across them.
Insulating Lids and Oven Doors
The linings of the insulating lids and oven doors may be cleaned with a cream cleanser or a soap impregnated pad.
Open the lids and lift off the oven doors to allow them to cool and little before cleaning. Do not, however, immerse the doors
in water as they are packed with insulating material which will be damaged by excessive moisture.
Refer also to the Cleaning section in the AGA book.
Ovens and Hotplates
The cast iron ovens help to keep themselves clean, they merely need to be brushed out occasionally with a long-handled
stiff brush. The simmering oven may be cleaned with a damp soapy cloth.
The wire brush is provided for cleaning the hotplate and any burnt-on spills in the cast iron ovens.
DO NOT USE ANY OVEN CLEANERS.
Roasting Tins
The roasting tins should be cleaned in hot soapy water, soaking if necessary. A nylon scouring pad can also be used.
DO NOT place in the dishwasher or use other caustic cleaners.
Important: AGA recommend Vitreous Enamel Association approved cleaners for cleaning the vitreous enamelled surfaces
of this product, but they are unsuitable for use on: chrome and stainless steel components, including the insulating covers,
hand-rails and their brackets.
The insulating covers should be cleaned regularly with a NON-ABRASIVE mild detergent, applied with a soft (coarse free)
cloth and lightly polished up afterwards with a soft (coarse free) duster or tissue, to bring them back to their original lustre.
SERVICING
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In the event of your appliance requiring maintenance, please contact your AGA Service or your AGA Specialist.
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Your cooker must only be serviced by a qualified engineer, from an authorised AGA Specialist.
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Do not alter or modify the cooker.
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Only the spares specified by the manufacturer, are to be fitted.
For continued efficient and safe operation of this part of the appliance, it is important that servicing is carried out at regular
intervals as recommended by your AGA Specialist, once every 5 years. The cooker should be turned OFF by the user the
night preceding the day of servicing so that the appliance will have cooled down by the following morning.
A HOT APPLIANCE CANNOT BE SERVICED.
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For further advice or information contact
your local AGA Specialist
With AGA Rangemaster's policy of continuous
product improvement, the Company reserves the
right to change specifications and make
modifications to the appliance described and
illustrated at any time.
Manufactured by
AGA Rangemaster
Station Road
Ketley Telford
Shropshire TF1 5AQ
England
www.agaliving.com
www.agacookshop.co.uk
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