Operating and Installation
Ventilation System
DA 220-3
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 06 438 010
Functional description
Guide to the appliance
Turning on the fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Selecting the power level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Delayed Shut Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning off the fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Automatic Safety Shut Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning the lighting on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Dimming the lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Grease filter timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Checking the grease filter timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Reprogramming the grease filter timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the casing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Grease filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Changing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
After Sales Service
Installation instructions
Structural support
Electrical data
Appliance dimensions
Installation accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Air extraction
Condensate trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Caring for the environment
Read these Operating Instructions carefully before installing or
using the Ventilation System.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only. Use the
appliance only for its intended
purpose. The manufacturer cannot
be held responsible for damages
caused by improper use of the
This appliance complies with current
safety requirements. Improper use of
the appliance can lead to personal
injury and material damage.
Use only for general ventilation.
Do not use to exhaust hazardous or
explosive materials and vapors.
This appliance is designed to vent
cooking smoke and odors only.
Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by
a qualified technician.
To guarantee the electrical safety of this
appliance, continuity must exist
between the appliance and an effective
grounding system. It is imperative that
this basic safety requirement be met. If
there is any doubt, have the electrical
system of the house checked by a
qualified electrician. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for
damages caused by the lack, or
inadequacy, of an effective grounding
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This data
must correspond to prevent machine
damage. If in doubt consult a qualified
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all
applicable codes and standards.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as recreational
vehicles or aircraft. However, under
certain conditions it may be possible for
installation in these applications. Please
contact the nearest Miele dealer or the
Technical Service Department with
specific requirements.
Before servicing or cleaning the
unit, switch power off at the service
panel and lock the service
disconnecting means to prevent power
from being switched on accidentally. If
the service disconnecting means
cannot be locked, securely fasten a
prominent warning device, such as a
tag, to the service panel.
Before discarding an old
appliance, unplug it from the
power supply and remove the power
cord and any doors to prevent hazards.
Do not allow children to play with
or operate the appliance or its
controls. Supervise its use by the
elderly or infirm.
Do not flambé or grill with an open
flame beneath the hood.
Flames could be drawn up into the
hood by the suction and the grease
filters may catch fire.
Never operate gas burners without
cookware. Turn the burner off when
not in use. Adjust the burner so that the
flames do not extend beneath the
cookware. Do not overheat the
cookware, e.g. when using a wok. The
hood can be damaged due to
excessive heat from the burners and
the cookware.
Do not use the hood without the
grease filters in place.
Clean the grease filters regularly.
Dirty filters are a fire hazard.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the hood. Steam could
penetrate the electrical components
and cause a short circuit.
Always turn on the hood when
using the cooktop to prevent
damage from condensation.
Never leave surface units
unattended at high settings.
Boilovers cause smoking and greasy
spillovers may ignite. Heat oils slowly
on low or medium settings.
Always turn the hood on when
cooking at high heat.
Clean ventilation fans frequently.
Grease should not be allowed to
accumulate on the fan or filter.
Use the proper pan size. Always
use cookware appropriate for the
size of the surface element.
SMOTHER FLAMES with a close
fitting lid, cookie sheet, or metal
tray then turn off the burner.
If the flames do not go out immediately,
PAN - You may be burned.
DO NOT USE WATER, including
wet dishcloths or towels - a violent
steam explosion may result.
Use a fire extinguisher
ONLY if:
– You have a Class ABC extinguisher
and know how to operate it.
– The fire is small and contained in the
area where it started.
– The fire department has been called.
– You can fight the fire with your back
to an exit.
To reduce the risk of fire only
use metal ductwork.
Provided a larger distance is not
given by the manufacturer of the
cooktop, follow the minimum safety
distances between a cooktop and the
bottom of the hood:
– 22" (550 mm) above electric
– 30" (762 mm) above gas cooktops,
– 26" (650 mm) above an open electric
grill or an open electric boiler/fryer.
If local building codes require a greater
safety distance, follow their
If there is more than one appliance
beneath the hood and they have
different minimum safety distances
always select the greater distance.
Be careful not to damage hidden
electrical wiring or plumbing when
cutting or drilling into the wall or ceiling.
Do not use an extension cord to
connect the appliance to electricity.
Extension cords do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance,
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Do not install this hood over
cooktops burning solid fuel.
Any fittings, sealant, or materials
used to install the ductwork must
be made of approved non-flammable
Never connect an exhaust hood to
an active chimney, dryer vent, vent
flue, or room ventilating ductwork. Seek
professional advice before connecting
an exhaust hood vent to an existing,
inactive chimney or vent flue.
Ducted fans must always be
vented outdoors.
Make sure that the airflow in the
room is sufficient for combustion
and exhausting of all non-electric
heating appliances (water heaters, gas
cooktops, gas ovens, etc.), otherwise
backdrafts may occur. Follow the
heating manufacturer’s guidelines and
safety standards or those published by
the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) or the American Society for
Heating, Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
If in doubt, consult an experienced
Functional description
The ventilation hood works by air
extraction. The air is drawn in and
cleaned by the grease filter and
directed outside.
The hood comes equipped with a
non-return flap. This flap automatically
closes when the hood is turned off so
that no exchange of outside air and
room air can occur. When the hood is
turned on, the air pressure of the
exhaust fan automatically opens the
flap blowing the inside air and cooking
odors outside.
Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
a Cover plate
g Light button
b Chimney
This button turns the light on and off
and also dims the light.
c Canopy
The lighting can be used independently
of the fan.
d Grease filters
e Control panel
f Overhead lighting
h On/Off button
i Fan power level buttons
Four fan speed selection.
j Delayed Shut Down
This button activates the Delayed Shut
Down feature. The fan can be set to
turn off automatically after either 5 or 15
k Grease filter button
The indicator above to the grease filter
button lights when the grease filters
need to be cleaned.
This button is also used:
– to reset the grease filter timer after
cleaning the grease filters (see
"Cleaning and Care").
– to show how long the grease filter
has been in use (see "Operation /
Grease filter timer").
– to change the number of hours
counted by the grease filter timer
(see "Operation / Reprogramming the
grease filter timer").
Turning on the fan
Delayed Shut Down
^ Press the On/Off button.
If odors or smoke remain in the kitchen
after cooking has been completed, the
Delayed Shut Down feature can be
selected to allow the hood to continue
running for either 5 or 15 minutes.
The fan runs at power level "2".
The On/Off indicator lights.
Selecting the power level
^ Use the _ buttons to select the
desired power level.
& =increases the fan speed
$ =decreases the fan speed
Level "1" to "3" (green indicators) are
usually sufficient for normal cooking.
Intensive setting
Level "4" (yellow indicator) should be
used for a short period when frying or
cooking food with a strong aroma.
Fan performance
The maximum air flow capacity is
625 cfm. Factors such as narrow duct
diameter and bends will affect this
Level 1 operates at 40% capacity
Level 2 operates at 60% capacity
Level 3 operates at 80% capacity
Level 4 operates at 100% capacity
^ Press the Delayed Shut Down button
while the fan is still running.
Press once = 5 minute delay
(left indicator lights)
Press twice = 15 minute delay
(right indicator lights)
To cancel the Delayed Shut Down
feature press the button again.
Turning off the fan
Turning the lighting on/off
The overhead lighting can be turned on
and off independently of the fan.
^ Press the On/Off button to turn the
fan off.
The indicator goes out.
Automatic Safety Shut Off
^ Press the light button briefly to turn
on the lighting.
The light button indicator illuminates.
The fan will turn off automatically
10 hours after the last button was
activated. The lighting however will
remain on.
The light button indicator will go out.
^ Press the On/Off button to turn the
fan back on again.
Dimming the lighting
^ Press the light button briefly again to
turn off the lighting.
The brightness of the lighting can be
^ While the lighting is turned on, press
the light button.
The lighting will dim until the button is
^ If the button is pressed again, the
lighting will brighten until the button is
If the button is pressed continuously,
the light will cycle between bright and
^ Press the light button again to turn off
the lighting.
Grease filter timer
Checking the grease filter timer
A timer monitors the hours of fan
operation. The indicator for the grease
filter will light after 30 hours of
operation. The grease filters must then
be cleaned.
To check the percentage of time
already used:
After the grease filters have been
cleaned and put in place, the grease
filter timer must be reset.
^ Press the On/Off button to turn the
fan on.
^ To do this, press the grease filter
button for about 3 seconds.
^ Press the grease filter button.
The indicator will go out.
The number of flashing _ indicators
show the percentage of programmed
hours that have been used.
1 indicator = less than 25 %
2 indicators = less than 50 %
3 indicators = less than 75 %
4 indicators = less than 100 %
This information will remain stored in
memory in the event of a power failure.
Reprogramming the grease filter
The grease filter timer is preset to 30
hours. This time can be lengthened or
shortened to 20, 30, 40 or 50 hours.
– A time of 20 hours should be
programmed in kitchens with
frequent pan or deep frying.
– A time of 20 hours should also be
programmed if the kitchen is only
used occasionally. Otherwise grease
which has accumulated over a long
period of time will harden on the
filters making cleaning more difficult.
^ Press the On/Off button to turn off the
^ Press the Delayed Shut Down and
grease filter buttons at the same time.
The indicator for the grease filter and
one of the _ indicators will flash.
The lit _ indicator shows the
programmed time:
1st indicator from the left
2nd indicator from the left
3rd indicator from the left
4th indicator from the left
20 hours
30 hours
40 hours
50 hours.
^ Use the $ or & button to select the
desired time.
^ Store the selection by pressing the
grease filter button.
If the procedure is not stored within
4 minutes of programming, the hood
will automatically default to the "old"
Cleaning and care
Before cleaning or servicing the
hood, disconnect it from the power
supply by either removing the fuse,
unplugging it from the outlet or
manually "tripping" the circuit
Cleaning the casing
,Never use abrasive cleaners,
scouring pads, steel wool, thinner or
caustic (oven) cleaners on the hood.
They will damage the surface.
^ All external surfaces and controls can
be cleaned with warm water and
liquid dish soap applied with a soft
^ Wipe dry using a soft cloth.
Do not use too much water when
cleaning the controls. Water could
penetrate into the electronics and
cause damage.
^ Glass surfaces can be cleaned using
glass cleaner.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents e.g.
powder or cream cleansers,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents.
These will damage the surface.
Stainless steel
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using a non-abrasive stainless steel
To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner
for stainless steel can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure.
These controls may become
discolored or damaged if not
cleaned regularly.
Do not use a stainless steel cleaner
on these controls.
Cleaning and care
Grease filters
The reusable metal grease filters
remove solid particles from the vented
kitchen air (grease, dust, etc).
The grease filters should be cleaned
every 3-4 weeks or whenever the
grease filter timer indicator lights.
A dirty filter is a fire hazard.
^ To remove the grease filters press the
locking clips in towards the middle of
the filter. Lower and remove the filter.
When handling the filter hold it firmly
to avoid damages of the filter and
the cooktop.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the grease filter
^ By hand: use a scrub brush with a
solution of warm water and mild
Do not use the pure detergent,
aggressive all purpose cleaners,
oven sprays, abrasive cleaning
agents or limescale removers. They
could destroy the filter.
^ In a dishwasher: place the filter
vertically in the lower basket, making
sure that the spray arm is not
Use a hot temperature program,
e.g. "Heavy Soil" or "Pots and pans".
Use the recommended amount of
dishwasher detergent. Overuse could
destroy the filter.
Depending on the detergent,
cleaning the grease filters in a
dishwasher may cause permanent
discoloration of the filter surface.
Performance of the filter will not be
affected by this discoloration.
^ After cleaning, the filters can be
placed on a towel to air dry.
^ While the filters are removed, clean
any dirt or grease from the filter
casing to prevent the risk of fire.
When putting the grease filters back
make sure that the locking clips are
visible facing down towards the
cooking surface.
If the filters are incorrectly installed,
insert a small screwdriver into the slit
along its edge to disengage it from the
^ After returning the grease filters,
press the grease filter button for
3 seconds to reset the timer. The
indicator light will go out.
^ If the grease filters are cleaned
before the timer has reached its
maximum, the grease filter button
should be pressed for 6 seconds to
reset the counter to zero.
Cleaning and care
Changing the light bulb
Before changing the light bulbs,
disconnect the hood from the power
supply by either removing the fuse,
unplugging it, or manually "tripping"
the circuit breaker.
When in use halogen bulbs become
extremely hot, and they can burn
your hands. Do not attempt to
change the bulbs until they have
had sufficient time to cool down.
Do not touch the bulb surface.
Fingerprints or body oils deposited
on the bulb will decrease the life of
the bulb. Please follow the bulb
manufacturer’s instructions.
^ Remove the outer ring, a.
^ Support the glass, c, while
detaching the circlip, b. Be careful
not to let the glass fall out.
^ Pull the old bulb, d, out of its socket
and replace it with a new one.
^ Reinstall the glass, circlip and outer
Never use the lights without the
glass, c, installed. The glass is
specially made to filter harmful light
After Sales Service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department at
the phone number on the back of this
(only USA)
^ When contacting the Technical
Service Department, please quote
the model and serial number of your
These are shown on the data plate
which is visible when the grease filter is
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program, gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by
5 years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
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Installation Instructions
Structural support
The ceiling mounting plate will
support the weight of the hood. This
ceiling plate must be attached to
rigid structural framing that is
supported in its entirety by the
ceiling joists, or to the ceiling joists
directly. Do not attach the plate
directly to the ceiling with anchors,
toggle bolts, etc.
Electrical data
All electrical work should be
performed by a qualified electrician
in strict accordance with national
and local safety regulations.
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer can
not be held responsible for
unauthorized work.
Ensure that power to the appliance
is OFF while installation or repair
work is performed.
The hood must be hard wired
Black/Red wire:. . . . connect to L1 (live)
White wire: . . . . . connect to N (neutral)
Green wire: . . connect to GND (ground)
Maximum load
DA 220-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 W
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 x 20 W
^ Verify that the voltage, load and
circuit rating information found on the
data plate (located behind the
grease filter), match the household
electrical supply before installing the
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 V
Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Hz
Circuit rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A
If there is any question concerning the
electrical connection of this appliance
to your power supply, please consult a
licensed electrician or call Miele’s
Technical Service Department. See
back cover for contact information.
Appliance dimensions
a Mounting bolt holes
b Alternative positions for feeding through the power cord
c Exhaust connection 6" (150 mm) diameter
Do not install this exhaust hood over
cooktops burning solid fuel.
Installation accessories
Provided a larger distance is not
given by the manufacturer of the
cooktop, follow the minimum safety
distances between a cooktop and
the bottom of the hood:
- 22" (550 mm) above electric
- 30" (762 mm) above gas cooktops,
4 Screws 8 x 60 mm with
4 Washers
(S10 wall anchors included in the
packaging are not for use in USA / CDN)
- 26" (650 mm) above an open
electric grill or an open electric
If there is more than one appliance
beneath the hood and they have
different minimum safety distances
always select the greater distance.
2 spring clips to hang the hood onto
the mounting plate
Observe local building codes.
See "Important Safety Instructions"
for further information.
During the installation process,
please be careful of sharp edges
that can cause harm.
4 Flat head screws M 6 x 20 mm with
nose and
4 M 6 locking nuts for securing the
motor assembly
1 hose clip for securing the ducting
^ Cut a 7 1/2" (190 mm) hole in the
ceiling centered over the cooktop for
the exhaust duct to pass through.
The exhaust connection has a 6"
(150 mm) diameter.
^ Hold the mounting plate up to the
ceiling so that the orange arrow faces
the front of the hood and aligns with
the line drawn on the ceilling.
^ Mark the position of the four
mounting bolts a for securing the
mounting plate and determining the
position of the hole the power cord b
will pass through.
Select the hole providing the shortest
route for the power cable b to reach
the power terminal located at the top
of the hood’s chimney.
^ Feed the ductwork and power cable
through their respective holes in the
If 6" (150 mm) ductwork is not possible
then 5" (125 mm) ductwork can be
used in conjunction with a reducing
collar available from the Miele Technical
Service Department (see "Installation /
Air extraction" for further details).
^ Secure the ducting to the mounting
plate using a hose clip.
^ Drill four 3/16" (5 mm) holes in the
The S10 wall anchors included in the
packaging are not for use in
USA/CDN. Be certain that the ceiling
is stable enough to support the
^ Insert the short edge of the two
spring clips into their slots from
below and pivot them 90° so that the
tab faces the center of the mounting
^ Pull the power cord through the
mounting plate.
^ Insert the four countersunk screws
M 6 x 20 into the recessed holes from
^ Tape the screws from above to
prevent them from being pushed
upwards when the nuts are tightened.
^ Screw the mounting plate through the
ceiling and into the structural framing
using 8 x 60 lag bolts and washers.
Once tight, make sure that the
mounting plate can safely support
the weight of the hood.
^ Bolt the flange firmly to the ceiling
using the four M6 nuts.
^ Using at least two people, lift the
hood and guide the spring clips
through their respective slots in the
flange at the top of the chimney.
Make sure they click into place and that
the hood is hanging securely from the
spring clips before allowing them to
carry the weight.
^ Shorten the power cable as much as
possible and attach it to the terminal
block inside the chimney. See
"Electrical data".
Before connecting the appliance
read the "Warning and Safety
Instructions" and "Electrical data"
^ Finally, being careful not to scratch
the chimney, push the cover plate
upwards until the spring fixing clips
click into place. If installed correctly,
the cover should be secure and flush
against the ceiling.
^ Before using the appliance remove
the grease filter and remove the
protective foil from the filter frame.
Return filter.
Air extraction
Danger of toxic fumes.
Gas cooking appliances release
carbon monoxide that can be
harmful or fatal if inhaled. The
exhaust gases extracted by the
hood should be vented outside of
the building only.
Do not terminate the exhaust
ducts in attics, garages,
crawlspaces, etc.
Please read and follow the "Important
Safety Instructions" to reduce the risk
of personal injury. Follow all local
building codes when installing the
Exhaust ducting and connections
– The ducting should be as short and
straight as possible, and the number
of sharp bends should be minimized.
– For most efficient air extraction, the
diameter of the ductwork should not
be less than 6" (150 mm). Use of flat
ducts also reduces the air extraction
To reduce the risk of fire only use
metal ductwork.
To reduce the risk of fire and to
properly exhaust air, be sure to duct
air outside. Do not vent exhaust air
into spaces within walls or ceilings
or into attics, crawl spaces, or
– Use smooth or flexible pipes made
from approved non-flammable
materials for exhaust ducting.
– Where the ductwork is horizontal, it
must slope away from the hood at
least 1/8" per foot (1 cm per meter) to
prevent condensation dripping into
the appliance.
– If the exhaust is ducted through an
outside wall, a Miele Telescopic Wall
Vent can be used.
– Noise levels of the hood will increase
if flat or round ducts of less than 6"
(150 mm) in diameter are used.
Air extraction
Condensate trap
optional accessory
If the exhaust is ducted into an inactive
flue, the air must be expelled parallel to
the flow direction of the flue.
Never connect an exhaust hood to
an active chimney, dryer vent, vent
flue, or room venting ductwork.
Seek professional advice before
connecting an exhaust hood vent to
an existing, inactive chimney or vent
If the ductwork runs through rooms,
ceilings, garages, etc. where
temperature variations exist, it may
need to be insulated to reduce
In some cases, a condensate trap may
also be required to collect and
evaporate any condensate which may
occur. This optional accessory is
available for ducts 5" (125 mm) and
5 7/8" (150 mm) in diameter.
When installing a condensate trap,
ensure that it is positioned vertically
and if possible directly above the
exhaust outlet. The arrow on the
casing shows the venting direction.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing
materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Please recycle.
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling center about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
To prevent suffocation of children,
ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely
and kept out of their reach.
Before discarding an old hood,
unplug it from the outlet and cut off
its power cord to prevent hazards.
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