Operating and installation instructions
Cooker hood
DA 446-4,
DA 447-4,
DA 447-4 EXT,
DA 449-4,
DA 449-4 EXT
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to this appliance
it is essential to read these
instructions before it is installed
and used for the first time.
GiWOZ
M.-Nr. 06 783 630
Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
To switch the fan on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
To select a power level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Intensive setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Run-on option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch the fan off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch the hob lighting on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
To dim the hob lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
To switch the hob lighting off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Filter operating hours counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Stainless steel outer filter and grease filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Fitting and replacing the charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Changing a halogen lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
After Sales Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Safety distance between hob and cooker hood (S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Assembly parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installation instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Protective foil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dismantling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connection for air extraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Condensate trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Silencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Operation with Control module DSM 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Connection to a window contact switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Potential free connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Connection to a light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Packaging e.g. cling film, polystyrene
and plastic wrappings must be kept out
of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of your
old appliance with your household
waste.
Dispose of or recycle all packaging
materials safely as soon as possible.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. If connected by a
plug, the plug must be rendered
useless and the cable cut off directly
behind the appliance to prevent
misuse. See the "Warning and Safety"
section of this booklet for further details.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however,
lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
contain important information on the
safety, installation, use and
maintenance of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure that all users are
familiar with the contents. Pass them
on to any future owner of the
appliance.
Correct usage
This appliance is intended for
domestic use only.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage caused by improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
Technical safety
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that
the connection details given on the
data plate correspond with the on-site
electricity supply; otherwise the
appliance could get damaged. Consult
a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
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The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is present and regularly
tested, and where there is in any doubt,
the household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Installation, maintenance and
repair work may only be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
A damaged connection cable must
only be replaced by an approved
and suitably qualified technician.
Warning and Safety instructions
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug withdrawn,
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit is withdrawn,
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
For appliances with an external
motor fitted (EXT models) the
connection of the two units must be
made using the connection cable and
the plug connectors.
These models may only be combined
with a Miele external motor.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage caused by cockroaches or
other vermin will not be covered by the
appliance guarantee.
Use
Never use an open flame beneath
the cooker hood. To avoid the
danger of fire, do not flambé or grill
over an open flame under the cooker
hood. When switched on, the cooker
hood could draw flames into the filter.
Fat particles drawn into the cooker
hood present a fire hazard.
When using the cooker hood over
a gas hob, ensure that any burners
in use are always covered by a pan.
The burner should be switched off
before taking a pan off the hob, even
for brief periods.
Regulate the flames so that they do not
extend beyond the base of the pan.
If flames are not covered by a pan,
excessive heat can build up in the
cooker hood with the risk of damage.
Always switch the cooker hood on
when a cooking zone is in use,
otherwise condensation may collect in
the hood, which could cause corrosion.
When cooking with oil or fat, chip
pans and deep fat fryers etc, do
not leave the pans unattended. Never
leave an open grill unattended when
grilling. Overheated oil and fat can
ignite and could set the cooker hood on
fire.
Do not use the cooker hood without
the grease filters in place.
This way you will avoid the risk of
grease and dirt getting into the
appliance and hindering its smooth
operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The grease filters should be
regularly cleaned or changed as
appropriate. Saturated filters are a fire
hazard. See "Cleaning and care".
Do not use a steam-cleaner to
clean this appliance. Pressurised
steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Safety with children
The appliance is only intended for
use by adults who have read these
instructions. This appliance is not a toy!
To avoid the risk of injury, keep children
well away, and do not allow them to
play with it or use the controls. They will
not understand the potential dangers
posed by it. They should be supervised
whenever you are working in the
kitchen.
Older children may use the
appliance only when its operation
has been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
Please be aware that on
appliances with halogen lighting,
the lamps will get very hot during use
and remain hot for some time after
switching off. To safeguard against
burning, keep children well away from
the lamps at all times.
Packaging, e.g. cling film, polystyrene
and plastic wrappings, must be kept
out of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger of suffocation.
Dispose of or recycle all packaging
safely as soon as possible.
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Installation
The minimum safety distance
between the top of a cooker or hob
and the bottom of the cooker hood is as
follows, unless a greater distance is
specified by the manufacturer of your
cooking appliance:
– 450 mm above electric hobs
and cookers,
– 650 mm above gas hobs and
cookers,
– 650 mm above an open grill or deep
fat fryer.
If more than one appliance is fitted
beneath the cooker hood and they have
different minimum safety distances to
the cooker hood, select the greater
distance.
Safety regulations prohibit the
fitting of a cooker hood over solid
fuel stoves.
All ducting, pipework and fittings
must be of non-flammable material.
These can be obtained from the Miele
Spare Parts department or from
builders' merchants.
The appliance must not be
connected to a chimney or vent
flue which is in use. Neither should it be
connected to ducting which ventilates
rooms with fireplaces.
If exhaust air is to be extracted into
a chimney or ventilation duct no
longer used for other purposes, seek
professional advice.
Warning and Safety instructions
Using at the same time as other
heating appliances that depend on
the air from the room
In order to ensure safe operation, and
to prevent gases given off by the
heating appliances from being drawn
back into the room when the extractor
and the heater are in operation
simultaneously, an underpressure in the
room of 0.04 mbar (4 pa) is the
maximum permissible.
Warning - danger of toxic fumes
Great care should be taken when
using the cooker hood at the same
time and in the same room or area of
the house as another heating appliance
which depends on the air in the room.
Such appliances include gas, oil, wood
or coal-fired boilers and heaters,
continuous flow or other water heaters,
gas hobs, cookers or ovens which draw
air in from the room and duct exhaust
gases out through a chimney or
extraction ducting.
When used in extraction mode, with or
without an external motor, the appliance
draws air in from the room in which it is
installed and from neighbouring rooms.
If there is insufficient air, an
underpressure will occur. The heating
appliance may be starved of oxygen,
impairing combustion.
Ventilation can be maintained by air
inlets which cannot be blocked, in
windows, doors and outside wall vents,
or by other technical measures, such
as ensuring that the extractor can only
be switched on when the heating
appliance is switched off or vice-versa.
A ventilation brick alone is not generally
sufficient to ensure safe ventilation.
The overall ventilation condition of
the dwelling must be taken into
account. If in any doubt, the advice
of a competent builder or, for gas, a
"Corgi" installer, must be sought.
Harmful gases could be drawn out
of the chimney or extraction ducting
back into the room, with potentially
fatal consequences.
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Warning and Safety instructions
One of the following technical
measures may be necessary to ensure
safe operation.
– If the only way of ensuring adequate
ventilation is via an open window, a
window contact switch should be
fitted to ensure that the cooker hood
can only operate when the window is
opened sufficiently. A window
contact switch kit is available from
good builders' merchants.
Take care when ventilating the room
through an open window that
ventilation is not impaired by a
closed blind or curtain.
– The cooker hood can be set up to
automatically switch on an air intake
fan or open a motorised inlet flap
when it is switched on.
– The cooker hood can be set up to
automatically switch off a heating
appliance which also depends on
the air from the room when it is
switched on.
The Miele DSM 400 control module
offers the possibility of combining other
components with the cooker hood (see
"Operation with Control module DSM
400").
It is available to purchase as an
optional extra.
If in any doubt, the advice of a
competent builder or, for gas, a
"Corgi" installer, must be sought.
If the hood is being operated in
recirculation mode, the above
restrictions do not apply.
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The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Modes of operation
The cooker hood works with
. . . air extraction:
The air is drawn in and cleaned by the
stainless steel outer filter and the
grease filter, and then directed outside.
If the on-site ventilation system does
not have a non-return flap, then the
non-return flap supplied with the
appliance must be fitted
Having a non-return flap fitted in the
ducting ensures that air, once ducted to
the outside, cannot get back into the
room again.
The flap is closed when the cooker
hood is switched off.
When the cooker hood is switched on,
the non-return flap opens for the
cooking vapours to be blown directly
outside.
. . . air recirculation:
(available as an optional extra with a
conversion kit and charcoal filter: see
"Technical Data")
The air is drawn in and cleaned first by
the stainless steel outer filter and the
grease filter and then by a charcoal
filter. The cleaned air is then
recirculated back into the kitchen
through grilles in the top of the cooker
hood extension piece.
Charcoal filters are available to order
through your Dealer or the Miele Spare
Parts Department. (See back cover for
contact details and "Technical Data" for
model number).
Before using the cooker hood in
recirculation mode, ensure that the
charcoal filter is in place. See
"Cleaning and care".
. . . an external motor:
(EXT models only)
EXT models are designed to be
connected to an external motor located
outside the room.
The external motor is connected to the
cooker hood by means of a control
cable, and is operated by the controls
on the cooker hood.
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Guide to the appliance
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Guide to the appliance
a Extension piece
n Touch control for the grease filter
b Recirculation grille
The indicator lamp for the grease filter
touch control lights up when the grease
filter and the outer filter need to be
cleaned.
(special accessory for recirculation
mode only)
c Tower
d Side rails
each with maximum carrying capacity
of 1 kg
e Canopy
f Hob lighting
g Charcoal filter
(special accessory for recirculation
mode)
h Grease filter
i Stainless steel filter
j Touch control for the
hob lighting
The touch control is used to reset the
operating hours counter every time the
grease filter and the outer filter are
cleaned (see "Cleaning and care").
It can also be used to check and alter
the operating hours counter.
o Touch control for the charcoal
filter
The indicator lamp for the charcoal filter
lights up when the charcoal filter used
in recirculation mode needs to be
replaced. For this to happen, the
operating hours counter needs to be
activated before the appliance is used
for the first time.
k On/Off touch control for the fan
The touch control is used to reset the
operating hours counter every time the
charcoal filter is replaced (see
"Cleaning and care").
l Touch controls to select fan power
level
It can also be used to check and alter
the operating hours counter.
This control switches the lighting on
and off, and is also a dimmer switch.
m Touch control for the run-on
option
The fan can be set to switch off
automatically after either 5 or 15
minutes.
For information about using the
appliance, see "Operation".
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Operation
To switch the fan on
^ Press the On/Off control.
The fan will come on at power level "II".
Automatic switch-off of the Intensive
setting
You can set the Intensive setting so that
it only runs for 10 minutes before
reverting automatically to level III.
^ To set this option, both the fan and
the hob lighting must be switched off.
The indicator lamp will come on.
If the cooker hood has been
connected to a window contact
switch via the Miele Control module
DSM 400, then the fan cannot be
switched on if the window is shut.
The indicator lamp will flash.
^ Press the run-on option control for
approx. 10 seconds. The first fan
setting indicator will light up.
^ Then press in turn,
To select a power level
– the hob lighting control,
^ Use the – / + controls to select the
power level required.
+ control = higher setting
– control = lower setting
– the – control, and
Depending on the intensity of the
cooking vapours, levels I to III (green
indicator lamps) are usually sufficient
for normal cooking.
– finally the hob lighting control again.
Intensive setting
When frying or cooking food with a
strong aroma, you may wish to select
the Intensive setting, level IV (yellow
indicator lamp) for a short period.
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Operation
Run-on option
The indicator lamps for fan power levels
I and IV will flash if the automatic
switch-off for the Intensive setting is not
activated.
^ Press the + control to activate automatic switch-off.
The indicator lamps for fan power
levels I and IV will now light up
constantly.
Press the – control to deactivate the
automatic switch-off function.
^ Press the run-on option control to
confirm.
If you do not confirm your selection
within 4 minutes, the cooker hood will
automatically revert to the "old" setting.
It is advisable to run the fan for a few
minutes after cooking is finished to
neutralise any lingering odours in the
air, whether you are using air extraction
or recirculation mode.
The fan can be set to switch off
automatically after either 5 or 15
minutes:
^ After cooking is finished, press the
run-on option control whilst the fan is
still running.
– Press once = The fan will switch off
after 5 minutes
(left-hand indicator lamp).
– Press twice = The fan will switch off
after 15 minutes
(right-hand indicator lamp).
To switch off the run-on option, press
the run-on option control again. The
appliance will then not switch off
automatically.
To switch the fan off
^ Press the On/Off control to switch the
fan off.
The indicator lamp will go out.
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Operation
To switch the hob lighting on
Safety cut-out
The hob lighting can be switched on
and off independently of the fan.
Should the cooker hood be left on, the
fan will switch off automatically after 10
hours. The lighting will remain on.
^ Briefly press the lighting control to
switch on the hob lighting.
The indicator lamp will come on.
The hob lighting will switch on at
maximum brightness.
To dim the hob lighting
The brightness of the lighting can be
adjusted.
^ With the lighting switched on, press
and hold the hob lighting control in.
The brightness will gradually dim until
you release the control.
^ Pressing the On/Off control will switch
the fan back on again.
Filter operating hours counter
The number of hours the appliance has
been in operation is stored in memory.
The operating hours counter tells you
when the grease filters or charcoal filter
need to be cleaned or replaced.
Resetting the operating hours
counter for the grease filter
^ Press the control in again to increase
the brightness to the level required,
and then release it.
If you keep the control pressed in, the
light will continually change between
bright and dim.
To switch the hob lighting off
^ Press the hob lighting control briefly
to switch the lighting off.
The indicator lamp will go out.
After 30 hours of operation (or another
time if the operating hours counter has
been altered), the grease filter indicator
lamp will light up. The grease filter and
the stainless steel outer filter must then
be cleaned.
Afterwards, the filter operating hours
counter must be reset.
^ To do this, press and hold the grease
filter control in for approx. 3 seconds
while the fan is switched on.
The indicator lamp for the control will
go out.
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Operation
Reading the filter operating hours
counter
Altering the filter operating hours
counter
To check the percentage of time set
already used:
The filter operating hours counter is set
at 30 hours. This can be lengthened or
shortened to suit the type of cooking
you do. You can choose 20, 30, 40 or
50 hours
^ Press the On/Off control to switch the
fan on.
^ Press and hold the grease filter
control.
– Select a short time if you roast or fry
a lot.
– If you use very little fat for cooking,
select a longer time.
– If you only cook occasionally we
recommend that you still select a
short time, because grease which
has built up gradually over a long
period of time will harden on the
grease filters and make cleaning
more difficult.
One or more of the indicator lamps for
the – / + controls will flash.
The number of flashing lamps shows
the percentage of the operating time
which has already been used up.
1 lamp
2 lamps
3 lamps
4 lamps
= 25 %
= 50 %
= 75 %
= 100 %
The number of operating hours used
remains in the memory, even when the
appliance is switched off or there is a
power cut.
^ Press the On/Off control to switch the
fan off.
^ Press the run-on option control and
the grease filter control at the same
time.
The indicator lamp for the grease filter
control and one of the – / + indicator
lamps will flash.
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Operation
Activating and altering the operating
hours counter for the charcoal filter
(in recirculation mode)
The – / + indicator lamps show the time
which has been set:
1st lamp from the left = 20 hours
2nd lamp from the left = 30 hours
3rd lamp from the left = 40 hours
4th lamp from the left = 50 hours
^ Use the – / + controls to select the
desired time.
^ Confirm the selection by pressing the
grease filter control.
The charcoal filter is needed for
recirculation mode.
On delivery, the operating hours counter
for the charcoal filter is switched off,
For recirculation mode, the operating
hours counter needs to be set to suit
the type of cooking you do:
^ Press the On/Off control to switch the
fan off.
All the indicator lamps will go out.
If you do not confirm your selection
within 4 minutes, the cooker hood
will automatically revert to the "old"
data.
^ Press the run-on option and the
charcoal filter controls at the same
time.
The indicator lamp for the charcoal filter
control and one of the lamps above the
– / + controls will flash.
The – / + control lamps show the time
which has been set:
1st lamp from the left = 120 hours
2nd lamp from the left = 180 hours
3rd lamp from the left = 240 hours
4th lamp from the left = deactivated
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Operation
^ Use the – / + controls to select the
desired time.
Reading the operating hours counter
for the charcoal filter
To check the percentage of time set
already used:
^ Confirm the selection by pressing the
charcoal filter control.
All the indicator lamps will go out.
^ Press the On/Off control to switch the
fan on.
If you do not confirm your selection
within 4 minutes, the cooker hood
will automatically revert to the "old"
data.
^ Press and hold the charcoal filter
control.
Resetting the operating hours
counter for the charcoal filter
One or more of the indicator lamps for
the – / + controls will flash.
The indicator lamp for the charcoal filter
control will light up after the cooker
hood has operated for the number of
hours set. The charcoal filter must then
be replaced with a new one.
Afterwards, the filter operating hours
counter must be reset.
^ Press and hold the charcoal filter
control for about 3 seconds while the
fan is switched on.
The indicator lamp for the control will
go out.
The number of flashing lamps shows
the percentage of the operating time
which has already been used up.
1 lamp
2 lamps
3 lamps
4 lamps
= 25 %
= 50 %
= 75 %
= 100 %
The number of operating hours used
remains in the memory, even when the
appliance is switched off or there is a
power cut.
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Cleaning and care
Before any cleaning or maintenance
work is carried out, disconnect the
cooker hood from the mains supply.
Ensure that:
– it is switched off at the wall
socket and the plug removed, or
– the fuse is withdrawn from the
fused spur connection unit, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed
(in countries where this is
applicable).
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre E-Cloth is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, which is suitable for
cleaning surfaces such as stainless
steel, glass, plastic and chrome
without the use of chemicals. It can
be washed 300 times.
Housing
General notes
The surfaces and controls are
susceptible to scratches and
abrasions. Please observe the
following cleaning instructions.
^ All external surfaces and controls can
be cleaned using a Miele E-Cloth, or
with warm water and a little
washing-up liquid applied with a well
wrung-out soft sponge or cloth.
^ Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft
cloth.
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Do not use too much water when
cleaning the controls. Water could
penetrate into the electronics and
cause damage.
Do not use any of the following to clean
any surfaces:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids, chlorides or solvents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers,
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents.
Please note the following advice for
cleaning different surfaces.
Important for appliances with
stainless steel housing
(This infomation does not apply to the
controls).
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using the Miele E-Cloth, or with a
proprietary non-abrasive cleaning
agent designed specifically for use on
stainless steel.
To help prevent re-soiling, a
conditioning agent for stainless steel
such as Neoblank (available from the
Miele UK Spare Parts Department) can
also be used.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions
and apply sparingly with an even
pressure following the direction of the
grain.
Cleaning and care
Important for appliances with
aluminium housing:
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls on it, by the surrounding
environment and by the angle you
observe it from.
Aluminium surfaces and controls
may suffer discolouration or damage
if soiling is left on for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
Observe the General notes on cleaning
earlier in this section.
Do not use:
Glass surfaces
Glass surfaces can be cleaned using a
proprietary non-abrasive cleaning
agent designed specifically for use on
glass.
Avoid oven sprays.
Stainless steel outer filter and
grease filter
The stainless steel outer filter and the
re-usable metal grease filter remove
solid particles from the kitchen vapours
(grease, dust, etc), preventing soiling of
the cooker hood.
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays.
Controls
The controls may suffer
discolouration or damage if soiling is
left on them for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
Observe the General notes on cleaning
earlier in this section.
The stainless steel outer filter and
grease filter should be cleaned
regularly (at least every 3-4 weeks) to
avoid a built-up of grease, but always
clean them immediately if the grease
filter indicator light comes on.
Both the outer filter and the grease filter
should be cleaned.
An oversaturated filter is a fire
hazard.
Do not use stainless steel cleaning
agents on the controls.
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Cleaning and care
To remove the stainless steel outer
filter
Cleaning the grease filter and the
outer filter by hand
^ Clean the grease filter and the outer
filter with a soft nylon brush in a mild
solution of hot water and a little
washing-up liquid.
Do not use "neat" washing up liquid.
Do not use:
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
^ To remove the outer filter pull down
on the quick-release catches. When
doing this, hold the filter securely so
that it does not fall on the hob surface
below.
To remove the grease filter
– alkaline cleaning agents (with a pH
value higher than 7), such as powder
cleaners, cream cleaners or abrasive
all-purpose cleaning agents,
– oven sprays.
Cleaning the grease filter and the
outer filter in the dishwasher
^ Place the filters with the short side
upright in the lower basket, and wash
on a 65° programme using a mild
dishwasher detergent, ensuring the
spray arm is not obstructed.
Avoid alkaline dishwasher detergents
(with a pH value higher than 7).
^ Hold the grease filter by the grip, and
pull it downwards to remove it.
Take care not to let the grease filter
fall onto the hob.
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Depending on the cleaning agent
used, cleaning the grease filter in a
dishwasher can cause permanent
discolouration to the surface.
However, this will not affect the
functioning of the filter in any way.
Cleaning and care
^ After cleaning, leave the filters to dry
for a while on an absorbent surface
before putting them back in place.
To replace the stainless steel outer
filter
^ When removing the filters for
cleaning, also clean off any residues
of oil or fat from the now accessible
housing to prevent the risk of these
catching fire.
^ After cleaning the filters, press the
grease filter control for approx.
3 seconds to reset the operating
hours counter.
The indicator lamp will go out.
If the stainless steel outer filter and the
grease filter are cleaned before the
operating hours counter has reached
its maximum, the grease filter control
should be pressed for approx. 6
seconds to reset the counter to zero.
^ Fit the outer filter into the appliance
so that it hooks into the retainers at
the back, then push it upwards at the
front and make sure it engages in the
quick-release mechanism.
To replace the grease filter
^ Holding the grease filter at an angle,
fit it into the front of the chimney and
then push it into position along the
front edge.
^ Then push it up into position at the
back, making sure it clicks into
position on both sides.
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Cleaning and care
Fitting and replacing the
charcoal filter
If the cooker hood is connected for
recirculation, a charcoal filter must be
inserted in addition to the grease filter.
This is designed to absorb cooking
odours.
It is fitted in the chimney above the
grease filter.
Replacement charcoal filters can be
obtained from your dealer or the
Miele Spare Parts department.
See back cover for contact details,
and "Technical data" for type and
reference number.
^ To remove the charcoal filter, pull
down on the tab at the back of the
filter.
^ Take the new filter out of its
packaging.
^ Before fitting or replacing the
charcoal filter, the outer filter and the
grease filter must first be taken out.
See previous section for instructions
on how to do this.
^ Fit the filter into the front of the
chimney; push it upwards at the
back, and press it firmly into position.
^ Replace the grease filter and then the
outer filter.
When fitting for the first time:
^ When fitting for the first time:
A guide is installed for extraction
mode which has to be removed for
recirculation mode.
Loosen the screws on it, and remove
it.
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^ Activate the operating hours counter
(see "Use").
Cleaning and care
Always replace the filter immediately if
the lamp for the charcoal filter touch
control comes on, or if it is no longer
effective in absorbing kitchen odours.
It should be replaced at least every 6
months.
Used charcoal filters can be disposed
of with the normal household waste.
^ After fitting a new charcoal filter,
press the charcoal filter touch control
for approx. 3 seconds to re-set the
operating hours counter.
The indicator lamp will go out.
If a charcoal filter is replaced before the
operating hours counter has reached
its maximum, the charcoal filter touch
control should be pressed for approx. 6
seconds to reset the counter.
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Cleaning and care
Changing a halogen lamp
Disconnect the cooker hood from
the mains supply by:
– switching it off at the wall socket
and removing the plug, or
– withdrawing the fuse from the
fused spur connection unit, or
– withdrawing the mains fuse, or
– removing the screw-out fuse (in
countries where this is applicable).
Exercise caution when changing
halogen lamps. They get very hot
during use, and remain hot for some
time after being switched off.
Do not touch the surface directly
when changing a lamp, as grease
particles from your fingers will
adhere to the surface and damage
it. Please follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
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^ Remove the stainless steel outer filter
(see "Cleaning and care").
^ Pull the halogen lamp out of its
socket. Take care not to let the lamp
fall onto the hob below.
^ Insert the new halogen lamp into its
socket and carefully push into
position.
When replacing a defective lamp it
is suggested that you use exactly
the same type of lamp (see
"Technical data" for lamp
specification).
After Sales Service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. These are shown on the
data plate which is visible when the
grease filter is removed.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Appliance dimensions
DA 446-4
DA 449-4, DA 449-4 EXT
1) Extraction
2) Recirculation
3) Ventilation grille positioned at the top
for recirculation
4) The shaded area represents the wall
or ceiling area for the vent cut-out, for
feeding the connection cable through
to an external fan and for fitting the
connection socket.
For recirculation mode, a cut-out is not
required.
5) Position of vent cut-out if the cooker
hood is vented through the ceiling.
DA 447-4, DA 447-4 EXT
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Connection for air extraction
C 150 mm, or C 125 mm with reducing
collar.
Appliance dimensions
Safety distance between hob and
cooker hood (S)
When planning the installation height
of your cooker hood, the minimum
safety distance between the top of a
cooker or hob and the bottom of the
cooker hood is as follows, unless a
greater distance is specified by the
manufacturer of your cooking
appliance:
450 mm above electric hobs and
cookers.
650 mm above gas hobs and
cookers
650 mm above an open grill or deep
fat fryer.
See "Warning and Safety" instructions
for further information.
– When deciding on the safety
distance between the hob and
cooker hood, please note that a
distance of 650 mm above electric
cookers/hobs may be preferable to
give more working space under the
hood.
– Account should also be taken of the
height of the person who will be
using the hood most often. The
person should have sufficient space
to work comfortably at the hob, and
also be able to reach the hood
controls with ease.
– If positioned too high, extraction will
be inefficient.
– The height of the cooking appliance
must be taken into account when
planning the installation height of the
cooker hood.
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Installation
Assembly parts
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Installation
a 2 protective sheets
for use when fitting the tower.
b 2 hose clips
for securing the exhaust ducting.
c 1 reducing collar
for exhaust ducting C 125 mm (not
on EXT models).
d 1 non-return valve
for fitting into the exhaust connection
on the motor unit (for extraction
mode only, not on EXT models).
8 large headed screws 5 x 40 mm and
8 x S 8 plugs
for securing the retaining plates.
The screws and plugs are designed
for use in solid walls only.
For other types of wall construction,
alternative fixings will be required.
Make sure that the wall is able to
take the weight of the cooker hood.
e Upper retaining plate
for securing the extension piece.
f Middle retaining plate
for securing the extension piece.
g Lower retaining plate
for securing the appliance unit.
h Template
for assembling the canopy.
i Conversion kit for recirculation
mode
including directional unit, 2 exhaust
grilles and flexible aluminium hose.
(The conversion kit is not supplied
with the cooker hood, but is available
as an optional extra. See "Technical
data").
2 x M 6 self-tapping nuts
for securing the appliance.
2 screws 3.9 x 7.5 mm
for securing the tower.
1 hexagonal (Allen) key
for adjusting the height of the appliance
and for connecting the control unit.
1 cover cap
Installation instructions DIN A3
1 lever for removing the tower.
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Installation
Dismantling
Before installation, it is important to
read the information given on the
following pages as well as the
"Appliance dimensions" and the
"Warning and Safety instructions" at
the beginning of this booklet.
This is particularly crucial when
using the cooker hood at the same
time as a heating appliance that
relies on oxygen from the same
room to avoid the danger of toxic
fumes building up.
Should the appliance need to be
dismantled, follow the installation
instructions in reverse order as
described on the Installation sheet.
A lever is supplied to assist with the
removal of the tower.
Installation instructions
See enclosed Installation sheet for
instructions on how to install this
appliance.
Protective foil
(on stainless steel appliances)
The tower and extension piece have
protective foil around them to prevent
them being damaged during transport.
Please remove this foil before fitting
them. It can be peeled off easily.
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^ After loosening the fixing screws on
the tower, push the lever between the
tower and the extension piece to
lever the tower out of its fixings.
Connection for air extraction
Important: To avoid the danger of
toxic fumes please observe the
Warning and Safety instructions.
This is especially crucial when using
the cooker hood at the same time as
another heating appliance which
relies on air from the same room.
The cooker hood should be installed
according to local and national
building regulations. Seek approval
from the building inspector where
necessary.
– Where ducting is horizontal, it must
be laid to slope away at at least 1 cm
per metre.
This is to ensure that condensate
cannot drain back into the cooker
hood.
– If the exhaust air is to be ducted into
the open air, the installation of a
telescopic wall vent is recommended.
– All ducting, pipework and fittings
must be of non-flammable materials.
– The exhaust ducting should be as
short and straight as possible.
– To ensure efficient air extraction, the
diameter of the exhaust ducting
should not be less than 150 mm.
If exhaust ducting with a diameter of
less than 150 mm, or if flat ducting is
used, the noise level of the cooker
hood will increase and extraction will
be less efficient.
– If the exhaust air is to be ducted into
a vent flue, the ducting must be
directed in the flow direction of the
flue.
Only reduce the diameter of the
ducting if absolutely necessary, e.g.
where narrower ducting has already
been installed.
– Only use wide radius bends. Tight
bends reduce the air throughput of
the cooker hood.
– Only use smooth pipes or flexible
hoses made from non-flammable
materials for extraction connection.
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Connection for air extraction
Important:
Silencer
If the exhaust ducting is to run through
rooms, ceiling space etc. where there
may be great variations in temperature
between the different areas, the
problem of condensation will need to
be addressed. The exhaust ducting will
need to be suitably insulated.
Condensate trap
(optional accessory)
To achieve even further reductions in
noise levels, a special silencer can be
fitted in the ducting system.
It can be sited at any suitable position
in the ducting system between the
cooker hood and the external motor on
EXT model cooker hoods.
On extraction models, it can be fitted
nearest the ducting outlet to the outside
to reduce neighbourhood noise.
On recirculation models, it can be fitted
in between the fan and the deflector.
In addition to insulating the exhaust
ducting, we recommend that a suitable
condensate trap is installed to collect
and evaporate any condensate which
may occur. Condensate traps are
available for C 125 mm or C 150 mm
ducting.
When installing a condensate trap,
ensure that it is positioned vertically
and if possible directly above the
exhaust connection. The arrow on the
housing indicates the direction of
air-flow.
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Electrical connection
be provided for all poles.
All electrical work should be
undertaken by a suitably qualified
and competent person in strict
accordance with current national
and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous, for which the
manufacturer cannot be held liable.
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation or
repair work has been carried out.
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. These do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance.
The connection data is given on the
data plate. This is visible when the
grease filters have been removed.
Ensure that this data matches the
household mains supply.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD) with a
trip current of 30 mA.
Important
U.K., IRL, NZ, ZA: This appliance is
supplied for connection to an a.c.
230 V single phase 50 Hz supply.
AUS: This appliance is supplied for
connection to an a.c. single phase
240 V, 50 Hz supply.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Connection of this appliance should be
made via a suitable isolator or a double
pole fused spur connection unit which
complies with national and local safety
regulations and the On-Off switch
should be easily accessible after the
appliance has been built in.
When switched off there must be an
all-pole contact gap of 3 mm in the
switch (including switch, fuses and
relays according to EN 60335).
If the switch is not accessible after
installation (depending on country), an
additional means of disconnection must
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Operation with Control module DSM 400
The Miele DSM 400 Control module can
be used to combine the cooker hood
with other components.
It enables the following:
Connection to a window contact
switch
If adequate ventilation to the room can
only be ensured by having a window
open when the cooker hood is in use at
the same time as a heating appliance
which depends on the air from the
same room, then the control module
can be used to connect a window
contact switch (not supplied) to the
appliance.
Once connnected, the cooker hood can
only be operated when the window is
sufficiently open (see also "Warning
and Safety instructions").
When the window is closed the cooker
hood fan cannot be switched on. The
indicator lamp for the On/Off touch
control on the cooker hood will flash.
The same applies to operation with an
external motor (depending on model).
The cooker hood lighting is not affected
by this.
Take care when ventilating the room
through an open window that ventilation
is not impaired by a closed blind or
curtain.
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If the control module is disconnected
in order to operate the cooker hood
without the window contact switch
(e.g. after moving house) the cooker
hood electronics must be reset by a
Miele service technician.
Potential free connection
This enables an external appliance to
be controlled according to the switch
setting on the cooker hood fan.
– For instance it can be used to ensure
a sufficient supply of fresh air when
the cooker hood and a heating
appliance which also depends on
the air in the room are being used
together, by switching on an air
intake fan, or opening a motorised
inlet flap as soon as the cooker hood
fan is switched on. It is important to
ensure that the fan power is sufficient
and that the air intake has a suitable
cross-sectional diameter.
– If a sufficient air intake cannot be
guaranteed, then the potential free
contact will enable a heating
appliance, which depends on air in
the same room as a cooker hood, to
be switched off when the cooker
hood is in operation.
See also "Warning and Safety"
instructions.
Operation with Control module DSM 400
Connection to a light switch
The control module can be used to
switch on the cooker hood lighting and
also to dim it, depending on model, via
a light switch in the house.
Installation
The tower needs to be removed before
the control module can be fitted to the
fan unit.
The control module is supplied with its
own detailed operating and installation
instructions.
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Technical data
Total connected load* . . . . . . . . . 240 W
– Fan motor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 W
– Hob lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 x 20 W
Halogen lamps
Osram type 44890 WFL, 20 W
Voltage
UK, NZ, ZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 230 V
AUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 240 V
Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Hz
Fuse rating (UK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A
AUS, NZ:
Plug rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A
Fan performance*
Extraction power according to
EN 61591
Extraction system C 150 mm:
Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 m3/h
Level II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 m3/h
Level III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 m3/h
Level IV Intensive Setting . . . . 640 m3/h
Extraction system C 125 mm:
Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 m3/h
Level II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 m3/h
Level III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 m3/h
Level IV Intensive Setting . . . . 580 m3/h
Test marks . . . . . . . . . . Electrical safety
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-Tick Mark
Unrestricted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 690 m3/h
Electrically suppressed
according to AS/NZS 1044
Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 m3/h
Level II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 m3/h
Level III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 m3/h
Level IV Intensive Setting . . . . 490 m3/h
Electrical cable length . . . . . . . . . 1.5 m
Weight
DA 446-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.5 kg
DA 447-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.2 kg
DA 447-4 EXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.3 kg
DA 449-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 kg
DA 449-4 EXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 kg
Recirculation with charcoal filter:
Special accessory for recirculation
mode:
– Conversion kit DUW 20
– Miele charcoal filter DKF 9
* For EXT models, the connected load
and extraction power will depend on
the type of external motor fitted.
EXT models:
Length of connection cable to external
motor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 m
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