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Dear customer,
Your new Defy Extractor Hood was manufactured in a state of the art facility and has passed
the strictest quality control procedures.
Please read this manual carefully before using your Extractor Hood for the first time and then
store it within easy reach for future reference.
This manual will provide you with information on how to operate and care for your Extractor
Hood to gain the maximum benefit from it.
We trust you will enjoy years of trouble free use.
Important information
Warning—Hazardous situations
Warning—Electric shock
Important safety instructions.
Before use.
Safety advice.
Electrical connection.
Preparing for installation.
Recirculating filtered air.
Venting air to the outside.
Mounting diagram.
Before and after use.
Grease filters.
Optional carbon pad filters.
Replacing the light bulbs.
Maintenance and cleaning.
Owner’s responsibility.
Problem check.
Service Centres.
The manufacturer strives for continuous improvement. For this reason, the text and
illustrations in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Important safety instructions
This section contains safety instructions
that will help you avoid risk of injury and
damage. All warranties will be void if you
do not follow these instructions.
General safety
• This extractor hood 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
the use of the extractor hood by a person
responsible for their safety.
• Children must be supervised to prevent
them from tampering with the extractor
• Connect the extractor
hood to an
earthed outlet/line protected by a fuse of
suitable capacity. Have the earth
installation made by a qualified
electrician. This extractor hood must be
earthed and the manufacturer and the
seller do not accept responsibility for
any damage due to incorrect installation
or electrical connection.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer, its
service agent or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
• Do not operate the extractor hood if it is
defective or has any visible damage.
• Do not carry out any repairs or
modifications on the extractor hood.
• Never wash down the extractor hood
with water! There is a risk of electric
• Never use the extractor hood when your
judgment or coordination is impaired by
the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
• The
disconnected from the mains during
installation, maintenance, cleaning and
repair procedures.
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Do not place any flammable materials
close to the extractor hood.
Make sure that the extractor hood
function knobs are switched off after
every use.
Safety for children
Electrical products are dangerous to
children. Keep children away from the
extractor hood when it is operating and
do not allow them to play with the
extractor hood. The packaging materials
will be dangerous for children. Keep the
packaging materials away from children.
Please dispose of all parts of the
packaging in a responsible manner.
Plastic bags should be cut up to prevent
children playing with them and
accidentally suffocating.
Safety when working with electricity
Defective electric equipment is one of the
major causes of house fires.
Any work on electrical equipment and
systems should only be carried out by
authorized and qualified persons.
In case of any damage, switch off the
extractor hood and disconnect it from the
mains. Report the damage to your dealer,
who will take the necessary corrective
Intended use
This extractor hood is designed for
domestic use. Commercial use will void
the warrantee.
The manufacturer shall not be liable for
any damage caused by improper use or
handling errors.
The extractor hood fan extracts the
kitchen vapours and passes them
through the grease filter.
The grease filter absorbs the solid
particles in the cooking vapours,
keeping the kitchen almost free of
Before use
Before using your new extractor hood for
the first time, please read this manual
information concerning your personal
safety as well as on the use and care of the
extractor hood.
• Remove all packaging (except the
protective film on the two chimney
sections) and dispose of it in an
environmentally friendly manner.
• If the extractor hood is damaged in any
way, do not use it. Report the damage to
your dealer, who will take the necessary
corrective action. (Refer to Owner’s
responsibility on page 11 of this
Electrical connection
Safety advice
This extractor hood complies with all
relevant safety regulations.
Never operate the extractor hood
without a grease filter.
Never leave cooking fat or oil
unattended. Overheated fat or oil can
easily catch fire.
Do not flambé food directly under the
extractor hood. The flames pose the risk
of the grease filter catching fire. (see
page 10 Maintenance and cleaning).
Restrictions apply to the use of the
extractor hood over a solid fuel or gas
stove. (See Preparing for installation on
page 5).
Switch off the power at the mains in the
event of a fault or when cleaning the
extractor hood.
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Do not touch any part of the light
fittings or adjacent areas during or
straight after prolonged use as they get
very hot and could cause severe burns.
In certain circumstances electrical
appliances may be a hazard.
Do not check the status of the filters
while the extractor hood is operating.
unattended and always ensure that the
burners are covered as open flames are
damaging for the filters and a fire
Constantly check food frying to avoid
overheated oil becoming a fire hazard
There must be adequate ventilation of
the room when the extractor hood is
used at the same time as appliances
burning gas or other fuels.
There is a risk of fire if cleaning is not
carried out in accordance with the
The extractor hood uses a 220230V~ /50Hz power supply.
If the mains power cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by a qualified
The power cord is located in the
chimney area. Should you require an
installation with no visible wiring, a 15
amp earthed plug socket should be
accessible either in the ceiling above
the extractor hood or on the wall behind
the chimney area. (A qualified
electrician should provide this facility).
The extractor hood must be earthed.
The manufacturer and the seller do
not accept responsibility for any
damage due to incorrect electrical
This extractor hood may not be used
with a battery inverter power supply.
Preparing for installation
The extractor hood has the ability to
either recirculate the filtered air back
into the kitchen, or the filtered air can
be circulated through a duct to the
outside of the building or into the
Decide on which option best suits you
before commencing with the installation.
• The extractor hood is intended to be
mounted onto a flat perpendicular
kitchen wall capable of supporting the
weight of the hood. (approx. 26 kg.)
Tools required for installation:
• An electric drill.
• A 3.5 mm dia. steel drill bit.
• 8 mm & 5 mm dia. masonry drill bits.
• A star screw driver (Posi bit 2).
• A ratchet with a 10 mm socket and a
100 mm extension.
• A tape measure, masking tape and a
Wall plug & screw
8 mm plug, 6 mm screw
Wall plug & screw
5 mm plug, 5 mm screw
Self tapping
Re-circulating filtered air
The extractor hood filters out solid particles
before the air is re-circulated, via the vents
on the side of the upper chimney, into the
filtered air
Care must be taken during installation not
to obstruct these vents.
No ducting is required for this type of
Venting air to the outside
When discharging the air into a ventilation
duct or directly through the wall into the
open, please take note of the following:
• Exhaust air from the extractor hood
must not be directed into a flue or
chimney which is used for exhausting
the fumes or smoke from appliances
burning gas or fuels.
• Please ensure that regulations
concerning the discharge of exhaust
air have been fulfilled. (SABS IEC
For optimum extractor hood efficiency
use a short, smooth, round air exhaust
pipe with as few bends as possible. A 150
recommended. Long box section,
narrowed or bent pipes will hinder
performance and increase noise levels.
• Connecting a 150 mm diameter pipe:
Mount the pipe directly onto the air
outlet on the extractor hood.
• Connecting a 125 mm or 100 mm
diameter pipe: Attach a reducing
connector (available from a specialist
retailer) to the air pipe and then attach
to the exhaust-air duct.
Exhaust air through a dedicted pipe
not shared with a fuel burning appliance.
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Carefully remove the extractor hood
and the components from the
• Remove the grease filter (see page 8).
• Draw a fine vertical line on the wall
from the rear-centre of the hob to the
Draw another line, horizontal this time,
where the bottom edge of the hood should
be. (A minimum clearance height of 650
mm is required when installed above a
built in electric hob or 700 mm when
installed above a built in gas hob).
• For
mounting the 3 chimney
brackets, drill 2 holes, 5 mm diameter
and 45 mm deep into the wall.
• For mounting the extractor hood,
drill 2 holes, 8 mm in diameter and 60
mm deep.
• To attach the chimney mounting
brackets push the 5 mm wall plugs
through the bracket holes and then
insert the plugs together with the
brackets into the wall holes and fasten
• Push the larger wall plugs into the hood
mounting holes ensuring that they are
flush with the surface.
• Partially screw two 6 mm screws into
the wall plugs leaving them to protrude
about 10 mm.
• Lift and hang the extractor hood onto
the two protruding screws through the
key-hole slots provided at the top of the
extractor hood frame.
• Place slotted washers between the
extractor hood frame and the protruding
screw heads.
• Align the extractor hood ‘V’ notch with
the vertical centre line and align the
body of the hood with the horizontal
line before tightening the two screws.
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Before fitting the chimneys, connect
the outlet ducting (if required) and
insert the fitted plug into the wall
Remove the protective film from the
chimney ducting taking care not to
damage the polished stainless steel
Fit the upper chimney duct section (the
one with slotted outlets) to the ceiling
mounting bracket using the self tapping
screws supplied.
The lower duct fits onto the extractor
hood and overlaps the upper duct.
Loosely attach the lower duct bottom
flange to the hood by four self tapping
screws. The four screw holes are
accessed from the underside of the
Fit the lower duct to the lower
mounting bracket and tighten the four
self tapping screws on the inside of the
extractor hood.
Using a 3.5 mm diameter drill, and
using the two top holes in the lower
chimney duct as a guide, drill through
the upper chimney duct.
Secure both ducts to the centre chimney
mounting bracket using the self tapping
screws supplied.
650 or 700*
Mounting Diagram
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*650 mm above a
built in electric hob
or 700 mm when
installed above a
built in gas hob
Before and after use
Optional Carbon pad filters
We recommend that the extractor hood
is switched on before any food is
cooked. We also recommend that the
extractor hood is left running for 15
minutes after the food is cooked, in
order to thoroughly eliminate all
performance of the extractor hood
depends on constant maintenance; the
anti-grease filter and the active carbon
filter both require special attention.
Grease filters
• Remove the plastic outer protective
lining on the grease filters before fitting
them to the extractor hood.
• To fit the filters, engage the two lugs at
the rear of each filter into the
rectangular slots of the extractor hood
frame, lift the filter and press the handle
catch inwards.
• Engage the filter and release the catch.
• To remove the filter, for cleaning
purposes, reverse the procedure
described above.
• The anti-grease filter is used to trap
any grease particles suspended in the
air, therefore is subject to saturation
(the time it takes for the filter to
become saturated depends on the way
in which the appliance is used).
To prevent potential fire hazards, the
anti-grease filters should be washed a
minimum of every 2 months (it is
possible to use the dishwasher for this
After a few washes, the colour of the
filters may change. This does not mean
they have to be replaced.
If the replacement and washing
instructions are not followed, the antigrease filters may present a fire hazard.
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• Carbon pad filters assist in removing
any unwanted cooking odours from the
• If your installation ducts filtered air to
the outside, the carbon pad filters are
not required.
• Should you require them, factory
approved, carbon pad filters and
installation kits may be purchased from
your nearest Defy Service Centre or
their authorised agents.
The Carbon pad filters are used to purify
the air which is released back into the
The filters are not washable or re-usable
and must be replaced at least once every
four months. The active carbon filter
saturation level depends on the frequency
with which the appliance is used, the type
of cooking performed and the regularity
with which the anti-grease filters are
Select the fan speed you require.
Push button ‘3’ for high extraction
Push button ‘2’ for medium.
Push button ‘1’ for low.
The fan indicator light will glow when
the fan is operating.
To switch the fan off, push the motor
speed OFF button ‘0’.
If required, you may illuminate the
cooking area by switching the hood
lights on.
Leave the hood running for a short
period after the cooking has been
completed to clear any smoke and
Replacing the light bulbs
Switch off the electricity supply.
If the bulb has recently failed, it
might still be very hot. Allow the
glass cover to cool before attempting
to replace the bulb.
Hold the glass cover and unclip the
retaining ring. Be careful not to let the
glass cover fall.
Replace the light bulb with a
commercially available G9 220V 25W
halogen or equivalent bulb.
Take care not to handle the
replacement bulb with bare fingers
as transferred skin oil may shorten
the life expectancy of the halogen
Fit the glass cover in the retaining ring,
align the 3 clips to the slots and clip
back into place.
Switch on the electricity supply.
Figures in this manual are schematic and may not exactly match your product.
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Maintenance and cleaning
Before cleaning any part of the hood,
switch the power off at the mains.
Cleaning the metal grease filters.
• In normal operation (1 to 2 hours daily),
the metal grease filters must be cleaned
every 8 to 10 weeks.
• The filters may
washed in a
discolour slightly.
• When hand cleaning the filters, soak
them in hot, soapy water to loosen the
• Brush with a stiff nylon brush.
• Rinse clean and allow to air dry before
• If cleaning is not carried out in
accordance with the instructions, the
accumulated grease could, over time,
become a fire risk.
General cleaning.
Stainless steel is not adversely affected by
normal household use but because of its
reputation for durability, it is sometimes
assumed to be indestructible, and
therefore subjected to misuse or even
abuse. Care should be taken to avoid such
‘abnormal use’.
Cleaning materials.
Do use:
• A moist lint free soft cloth or synthetic
• Soap, or mild liquid detergent.
• A mild window cleaner.
• Diluted ammonia in warm water.
• A nylon bristle brush.
• Cleaners labelled “Suitable for stainless
Do not use:
• A steam cleaner.
• Acid, alcohol, soda, chloride or spirit
based cleaners.
• Coarse abrasive cleaning powders.
• Metallic scourers, steel wool, metal
scrapers, or plastic scouring pads.
• Wire brushes or emery paper.
• So called “silver cleaners”.
Cleaning procedure
• Frequent cleaning is recommended
rather than an occasional aggressive
• Routine cleaning will preserve the
corrosion resistance and the appearance
of the stainless steel for many years.
• Clean the stainless steel as often as
necessary (i.e. when it is noticeably dull
or dirty) and use the simplest cleaning
method that will effectively do the job.
• Use clean water, or a mild detergent
solution applied with a soft cloth or
sponge. Rinse well and wipe dry.
• Always wipe in the direction of the
brushed texture on the stainless steel.
• Periodically apply a fine film of
dedicated stainless steel cleaner or
baby oil to the canopy of the extractor
hood to add lustre and sparkle to the
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Owner’s responsibility
NOTE: Since the following are not
factory faults, they are the owner’s
• Damage to exterior finish.
• Breakage
of glass and
• Replacement of the light bulbs.
• Damage through improper use or
Problem check
Before calling a service technician to
assist with a problem please check:
• The main distribution board. See if a
circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has
• The wall socket.
• Have the filters been cleaned?
• Is the chimney blocked?
Remember that you may be charged for a
service call even during the warranty
period if the fault is due to or caused by
any of the above.
P.O.BOX 12004
If you have followed the instructions
and still have a problem, contact the
nearest Defy Service Centre.
(See list at right of page).
Other areas are serviced by over 200
authorised service agents.
Consult the nearest regional service
centre for details.
5A Marconi Rd.
Montague Gardens, 7441.
Tel. 021 551 8314
35 Intersite Avenue,
Umgeni Business Park, Durban 4051.
Tel. 031 268 3300
16 Bowls Rd. Arcadia,
East London 5201.
Tel. 043 743 7100
Commercial Head Office,
Administration, Distribution, National Groups,
Tel. Sales, Contracts and Credit.
Cnr. Mimetes & Kruger Sts. Denver ext.12
Johannesburg. 2094.
Tel. 011 621 0200 or 011 621 0300
87 Nelson Mandela Drive.
Superbia 0699.
Tel. 0152 92 1166 / 7 / 8 / 9.
Service centres
160 Long Street, Hilton,
Bloemfontein 9301.
Tel. 051 400 3900
112 Patterson Road,
North End, Port Elizabeth 6001.
Tel. 041 401 6400
Block A1 Old Mutual Industrial Park.
Cnr. D.F.Malan Drive & Moot Str.
Hermanstad. 0082.
Tel. 012 377 0061
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This certificate is issued by DEFY APPLIANCES LIMITED manufacturers of Defy and Ocean
products, hereinafter the Company, to the original purchaser only, of the appliance described on the
certificate and shall constitute the only warranty given in respect of this appliance.
The Company warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of TWO YEARS from date of
purchase the appliance is free from defect under normal domestic use, both in workmanship and
material, subject to the following conditions.
1. Repair or replacement of any part of this appliance, found by the Company to be defective, shall
be at the election of the Company. The Company reserves the right to effect such service through
any of its Service Divisions or Authorised Service Dealers. The cost of such service shall be borne
by the Company in full, provided that the appliance is located no further than 50 km from a
Company Service Centre or an Authorised Service Dealer. Where the appliance is located beyond
the 50 km radius, the purchaser shall be liable for the standard travelling charges, as determined by
the Company.
CARRY IN SERVICE Microwave ovens, Compact cookers and small appliances are repaired in
our service centres and are not collected from the customers home. Faulty units should be
delivered to the purchasing dealer or to the nearest Company Service Centre for warranty repairs.
2. Rusted or corroded plates, vitreous enamelware, fuses and lamps are specifically excluded from
these warranties. It is an express condition of these warranties that the purchaser takes due care and
attention in the use and maintenance of the appliance. Abuse, misuse in conflict with operating
instructions, connection to incorrect voltages and subjection to commercial use shall release the
Company from its obligations.
3. This warranty shall become void and cease to operate if the appliance is dismantled by, or any
repairs to the appliance are effected by any persons not duly authorised by the Company, or if
substitute parts not approved by the Company are used in the appliance, or if the serial number of
the appliance is removed.
4. The Company shall not be responsible for damages resulting from fire, flood, civil disturbances or
any Act of God. The Company shall not, in terms of these warranties be responsible nor held liable
for any consequential loss or damage of any kind caused by or due to the failure or malfunction of
the appliance.
5. The Company shall not be responsible for transportation or other costs other than those incurred
within the provisions of Point 1 of this Certificate.
6. These warranties shall not apply to the appliance if it is purchased or used beyond the borders of
the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
7. Where service is requested under warranty and no fault or defect can be found by the Company,
all costs incurred will be for the purchaser's account.
8. This Certificate as well as your invoice will serve as proof of purchase. For the purpose of
warranty, it will be essential to produce this Certificate and invoice. Failure to do so, will render
the purchaser liable for service costs.
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