PAN 642 IX/H
PAS 642 /H(WH)
PAS 642 /H(BK)
Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions,1
Description of the appliance,3
Start-up and use,8
Precautions and tips,8
Maintenance and care,9
Product Guarantee and Repair Information,10
WARNING: The appliance and its accessible parts
become hot during use. Care should be taken to
avoid touching heating elements. Children less than 8
years of age shall be kept away unless continuously
supervised. This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made
by children without supervision.
WARNING: Unattended cooking on a hob with fat or
oil can be dangerous and may result in fire. NEVER
try to extinguish a fire with water, but switch off the
appliance and then cover flame e.g. with a lid or a
fire blanket.
WARNING: Danger of fire: do not store items on the
cooking surfaces.
Never use steam cleaners or pressure cleaners on
the appliance.
Remove any liquid from the lid before opening it. Do
not close the glass cover (if present) when the gas
burners or electric hotplates are still hot.
The appliance is not intended to be operated by
means of an external timer or separate remote
control system.
CAUTION: the use of inappropriate hob guards can
cause accidents.
Description of the appliance
Overall view
Support Grid for COOKWARE
Control Knobs for GAS BURNERS
Ignition for GAS BURNERS
• GAS BURNERS differ in size and power. Use the diameter of the cookware
to choose the most appropriate burner to cook with.
• Control Knobs for GAS BURNERS adjust size of the flame.
• GAS BURNER IGNITION enables a specific burner to be lit automatically.
• SAFETY DEVICE stops the gas flow if the flame is accidentally
! Before operating your new appliance please read this instruction booklet
carefully. It contains important information for safe use, installation and care
of the appliance.
! Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them on
to possible new owners of the appliance.
! Keep packaging material out of the reach of children. It can become a choking
or suffocation hazard (see Precautions and tips).
Fitting the appliance
The following precautions must be taken when installing the hob:
• Kitchen cabinets adjacent to the appliance and taller than the top of the
hob must be at least 200 mm from the edge of the hob.
• Hoods must be installed according to their relative installation instruction
manuals and at a minimum distance of 650 mm from the hob (see figure).
• Place the wall cabinets adjacent to the hood at a minimum height of 420
mm from the hob (see figure).
If the hob is installed beneath a wall cabinet,
the latter must be situated at a minimum of
700 mm above the hob.
600mm min.
420mm min.
650mm min.
! The appliance must be installed by a qualified professional according to the
instructions provided. Incorrect installation may cause harm to people and
animals or may damage property.
! This unit may be installed and used only in permanently ventilated rooms
in accordance with current national regulations. The following requirements
must be observed:
• The room must be equipped with an air extraction system that expels
any combustion fumes. This may consist of a hood or an electric fan that
automatically starts each time the appliance is switched on.
• The installation cavity should have the dimensions indicated in the figure.
NOTE: In case of installation of a hood above the hob, please refer to the
hood instructions for the correct distance.
In a chimney stack or branched flue.
(exclusively for cooking appliances)
Directly to
the Outside
• The room must also allow proper air circulation, as air is needed for
combustion to occur normally. The flow of air must not be less than 2 m3/h
per kW of installed power.
The air circulation system may take air directly
from the outside by means of a pipe with an
inner cross section of at least 100 cm2; the
opening must not be vulnerable to any type
of blockages.
Examples of
ventilation holes
for comburant air.
Room to be
The system can also provide the air needed for
combustion indirectly, i.e. from adjacent rooms
fitted with air circulation tubes as described
above. However, these rooms must not be
communal rooms, bedrooms or rooms that
may present a fire hazard.
• After having cleaned the perimeter surface, apply the supplied gasket to
the hob as shown in the figure.
Position the hob in the worktop opening made respecting the dimensions
indicated in the Instruction.
NOTE: the power supply cable must be long enough to permit its upward
To secure the hob, use the brackets (A) provided with it. Fit the brackets into the
relevant bores shown by the arrow and fasten them by means of their screws
in accordance with the thickness of the worktop (see the following figures).
Enlarging the ventilation slot
between window and floor.
• Intensive and prolonged use of the appliance may necessitate
supplemental ventilation, e.g. opening a window or increasing the power
of the air intake system (if present).
• Liquid petroleum gas sinks to the floor as it is heavier than air. Therefore,
rooms containing LPG cylinders must also be equipped with vents to allow
gas to escape in the event of a leak. As a result LPG cylinders, whether
partially or completely full, must not be installed or stored in rooms or
storage areas that are below ground level (cellars, etc.). It is advisable to
keep only the cylinder being used in the room, positioned so that it is not
subject to heat produced by external sources (ovens, fireplaces, stoves,
etc. ) which could raise the temperature of the cylinder above 50°C.
Top 20 mm
Top 30-50 mm
• Where the hob is not installed over a built-in oven, a wooden panel must
be installed as insulation. This must be placed at a minimum distance of
20 mm from the lower part of the hob.
To ensure adequate ventilation, the back panel of the cabinet must be
removed. It is advisable to install the oven so that it rests on two strips of
wood, or on a completely flat surface with an opening of at least 45 x 560
mm (see diagrams).
45 m
Where a hob is installed above an oven without a forced ventilation cooling
system, adequate ventilation must be provided inside the cabinet by means
of air holes through which air can pass (see figure).
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green & Yellow wire to terminal marked “E” or or coloured Green
or Green & Yellow.
Connect the Brown wire to the terminal marked “L” or coloured Red or Brown.
Connect the Blue wire to the terminal marked “N” or coloured Black or Blue.
Gas connection
The appliance should be connected to the main gas supply or to a gas
cylinder in compliance with current national regulations. Before carrying out
the connection, make sure the cooker is compatible with the gas supply you
wish to use. If this is not the case, follow the instructions indicated in the
paragraph “Adapting to different types of gas.”
When using liquid gas from a cylinder, install a pressure regulator which
complies with current national regulations.
! Check that the pressure of the gas supply is consistent with the values
indicated in Table 1 (“Burner and nozzle specifications”). This will ensure the
safe operation and longevity of your appliance while maintaining efficient
energy consumption.
Electrical connection
The hob is designed to work with alternating current, the supply voltage and
frequency indicated on the rating plate (situated under the hob). Make sure
that the local supply voltage corresponds to the voltage indicated on the
rating plate.
Connecting the supply cable to the mains electricity supply
For models supplied without a plug, fit a standard plug suitable for the load
indicated on the rating plate, onto a cable and connect to a suitable socket.
To connect direct to the mains supply, a double pole switch with a contact
separation of at least 3mm suitable for the load and complying with current
standards and regulations must be fitted between the appliance and the
mains supply outlet.
The green-yellow earth wire must not be interrupted by the switch.
The supply cable must be positioned so that no part of it reaches a temperature
of 50°C above room temperature. For installation above a built-under
oven, the hob and the oven must be connected separately to the electricity
supply, both for safetly reasons and for easy removal of the oven for repair,
maintenance etc.
DO NOT use adapters as they could cause overheating or burning.
Before connecting to the power supply, make sure that:
• the limiter switch and the domestic system can withstand the load from
the appliance (see rating plate).
• the supply system is efficiently earthed according to standards and laws
in force.
• the socket or double-pole switch are easily accessible when the appliance
is installed.
! The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
Green & Yellow - Earth
Blue - Neutral
Brown - Live
Connection with a rigid pipe (copper or steel)
! Connection to the gas system must be carried out in such a way as not to
place any strain of any kind on the appliance.
There is an adjustable L-shaped pipe fitting on the appliance supply ramp
and this is fitted with a seal in order to prevent leaks. The seal must always
be replaced after rotating the pipe fitting (seal provided with appliance). The
gas supply pipe fitting is a threaded 1/2 gas cylindrical male attachment.
Connecting a flexible jointless stainless steel pipe to a threaded
The gas supply pipe fitting is a threaded 1/2 gas cylindrical male attachment.
These pipes must be installed so that they are never longer than 2000 mm
when fully extended. Once connection has been carried out, make sure that
the flexible metal pipe does not touch any moving parts and is not compressed.
! Only use pipes and seals that comply with current national regulations.
Checking the tightness of the connection
! When the installation process is complete, check the pipe fittings for leaks
using a soapy solution. Never use a flame.
Adapting to different types of gas
To adapt the hob to a different type of gas other than default type (indicated
on the rating plate at the base of the hob or on the packaging), the burner
nozzles should be replaced as follows:
1. Remove the hob grids and slide the burners off their seats.
2. Unscrew the nozzles using a socket spannerof the appropriate size, and
replace them with nozzles for the new type of gas (see table 1 “Burner
and nozzle characteristics”).
3. Reassemble the parts following the above procedure in the reverse order.
4. Once this procedure is finished, replace the old rating sticker with one
indicating the new type of gas used. Sticker are available from any of our
Service Centres.
• Adjusting the burners’ primary air
Does not require adjusting.
• Setting the burners to minimum
1. Turn the tap to the low flame position;
2. Remove the knob and adjust the adjustment
screw, which is positioned in or next to the tap
pin, until the flame is small but steady.
3. Having adjusted the flame to the required low setting, while the burner is
alight, quickly change the position of the knob from minimum to maximum
and vice versa several times, checking that the flame does not go out.
4. Some appliances have a safety device (thermocouple) fitted. If the device
fails to work when the burners are set to the low flame setting, increase
this low flame setting using the adjusting screw.
5. Once the adjustment has been made, replace the seals on the by-passes
using sealing wax or a similar substance.
! If the appliance is connected to liquid gas, the regulation screw must be
fastened as tightly as possible.
! Once this procedure is finished, replace the old rating sticker with one
indicating the new type of gas used. Stickers are available from any of our
Service Centres.
! Should the gas pressure used be different (or vary slightly) from the
recommended pressure, a suitable pressure regulator must be fitted to the
inlet pipe (in order to comply with current national regulations).
see data plate
This appliance conforms to the EU Regulation no. 66/2014
implementing Directive 2009/125/EC.
standard EN 30-2-1
Burner and nozzle specifications
Table 1
F2 118
Z 95
X 72
286 l/h
157 l/h
95 l/h
218 g/h
120 g/h
73 g/h
Type of gas used
Model configuration
Rated thermal
flow rate (kW)
Total rated
Air required (m 3 ) for
burning 1 m3 of gas
G20 20 mbar
1R -2SR -1AUX
695 l/h
G30/31 37 mbar
1R -2SR -1AUX
484 g/h
ELECTRIC SUPPLY: 220-240V~ 50/60Hz 0,6W
PAN 642 IX/H
PAS 642 /H(WH)
PAS 642 /H(BK)
Start-up and use
Precautions and tips
! The position of the corresponding gas burner is shown on every knob.
! This appliance has been designed and manufactured in compliance with
international safety standards. The following warnings are provided for safety
reasons and must be read carefully.
Gas burners
Each burner can be adjusted to one of the following settings using the
corresponding control knob:
To light one of the burners, hold a lit match or lighter near the burner and, at
the same time, press down and turn the corresponding knob anti-clockwise
to the maximum setting.
Since the burner is fitted with a safety device, the knob should be pressed
for approximately 2-3 seconds to allow the automatic device keeping the
flame alight to heat up.
Models are equipped with an ignition button incorporated into the control knob.
To light a burner, simply press the corresponding knob all the way in and
then turn it in the counter-clockwise direction to the “High” setting, keeping
it pressed in until the burner lights.
! If a flame is accidentally extinguished, turn off the control knob and wait for
at least 1 minute before trying to relight it.
Practical advice on using the burners
To ensure the burners operate efficiently:
• Use appropriate cookware for each burner (see table) so that the flames
do not extend beyond the bottom of the cookware.
• Always use cookware with a flat base and a cover.
• When the contents of the pan reach boiling point, turn the knob to minimum.
Ø Cookware Diameter (cm)
Rapid (R)
24 - 26
Semi Rapid (S)
16 - 22
Auxiliary (A)
8 - 14
To identify the type of burner, refer to the designs in the section entitled, “Burner
and Nozzle Specifications”.
! Make sure the pans do not overlap the edges of the hob while it is being used..
• For maximum stability, always make sure that the pan supports are
correctly fitted and that each pan is placed centrally over the burner.
• Pan handles should be positioned in line with one of the support bars on
the pan support grid.
• Pan handle should be positioned so not to protrude beyond the front edge
of the hob.
The more variable aspect in terms of pan
stability can often be the pan itself, (or
the positioning of that pan during use).
Well balanced pans, with flat bases that
are placed centrally over the burner,
with the pan handles aligned with one
of the support fingers obviously offer the
greatest stability.
General safety
• This is a class 3 built-in appliance.
• Gas appliances require regular air exchange to maintain efficient
operation. When installing the hob, follow the instructions provided
in the paragraph on “Positioning” the appliance.
• These instructions are only valid for the countries whose symbols
appear in the manual and on the serial number plate.
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home and is not
intended for commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered areas. It is
extremely dangerous to leave the appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or damp hands and
• The appliance must be used by adults only for the preparation of food,
in accordance with the instructions outlined in this booklet. Any other
use of the appliance (e.g. for heating the room) constitutes improper
use and is dangerous. The manufacturer may not be held liable for
any damage resulting from improper, incorrect and unreasonable
use of the appliance.
• The openings used for ventilation and dispersion of heat must never be
• Always make sure the knobs are in the “●”/“○” position when the appliance
is not in use.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the mains socket,
do not pull on the cable.
• Never carry out any cleaning or maintenance work without having detached
the plug from the mains.
• In case of malfunction, under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance. Contact a Service
Centre (see Assistance).
• Do not use unstable or deformed pans.
• Do not close the glass cover (if present) when the gas burners or electric
hotplates are still hot.
• The appliance should not be operated by people (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or mental capacities, by inexperienced
individuals or by anyone who is not familiar with the product. These
individuals should, at the very least, be supervised by someone who
assumes responsibility for their safety or receive preliminary instructions
relating to the operation of the appliance.
• Do not let children play with the appliance.
• The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external
timer or separate remote-control system.
• When disposing of packaging material: observe local legislation so that
the packaging may be reused.
• The European Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household electrical appliances must
not be disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old
appliances must be collected separately in order to optimise the recovery
and recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment.The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol
on the product reminds you of your obligation, that when you dispose of
the appliance it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer for information
concerning the correct disposal of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the environment
It may happen that the appliance does not function properly or at all. Before
calling the service centre for assistance, check if anything can be done. First,
check to see that there are no interruptions in the gas and electrical supplies,
and, in particular, that the gas valves for the mains are open.
• Cook your food in closed pots or pans with well-fitting lids and use as little
water as possible. Cooking with the lid off will greatly increase energy
• Use purely flat pots and pans.
• If you are cooking something that takes a long time, it’s worth using a
pressure cooker, which is twice as fast and saves a third of the energy.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
Disconnect your appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out
any work on it.
Cleaning the hob surface
• All the enamelled and glass parts should be cleaned with warm water and
neutral solution.
• Stainless steel surfaces may be stained by calcareous water or aggressive
detergents if left in contact for too long. Any food spills (water, sauce, coffee,
etc.) should be wiped away before they dry.
• Clean with warm water and neutral detergent, and then dry with a soft
cloth or chamois. Remove baked-on dirt with specific cleaners for stainless
steel surfaces.
• Clean stainless steel only with soft cloth or sponge.
• Do not use abrasive or corrosive products, chlorine-based cleaners or
pan scourers.
• Do not use steam cleaning appliances.
• Do not use flammable products.
• Do not leave acid or alkaline substances, such as vinegar, mustard, salt,
sugar or lemon juice on the hob.
The burner does not light or the flame is not even around the burner.
Check whether:
• The gas holes on the burner are clogged.
• All the movable parts that make up the burner are mounted correctly.
• There are draughts near the appliance.
The flame dies in models with a safety device.
Check to make sure that:
• You pressed the knob all the way in.
• You keep the knob pressed in long enough to activate the safety device.
• The gas holes are not blocked in the area corresponding to the safety
The burner does not remain lit when set to minimum.
Check to make sure that:
• The gas holes are not blocked.
• There are no draughts near the appliance.
• The minimum setting has been adjusted properly.
The cookware is unstable.
Check to make sure that:
• The bottom of the cookware is perfectly flat.
• The cookware is positioned correctly at the centre of the burner.
• The pan support grids have been positioned correctly.
Cleaning the hob parts
• Clean the enamelled and glass parts only with soft cloth or sponge.
• Grids, burner caps and burners can be removed to be cleaned.
• Clean them by hand with warm water and non-abrasive detergent,
removing any food residues and checking that none of the burner openings
is clogged.
• Rinse and dry.
• Refit burners and burner caps correctly in the respective housings.
• When replacing the grids, make sure that the panstand area is aligned
with the burner.
• Models equipped with electrical ignition plugs and safety device require
thorough cleaning of the plug end in order to ensure correct operation.
Check these items frequently, and if necessary, clean them with a damp
cloth. Any baked-on food should be removed with a toothpick or needle.
! To avoid damaging the electric ignition device, do not use it when the
burners are not in their housing.
Gas tap maintenance
Over time, the taps may become jammed or difficult to turn. If this happens,
the tap must be replaced.
! This procedure must be performed by a qualified technician authorised
by the manufacturer.
Product Guarantee and Repair Information
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers
the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven
to be defective because of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our
discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you:
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
- The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance
with our operating and maintenance instructions.
- The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the
rating plate.
- The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
- The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or
otherwise interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
- Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
- Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced
become our property.
- The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference
or as a result of improper installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These include but
are not limited to:plugs,cables,batteries,light bulbs,fluorescent tubes and
starters, covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping the environment,
Hotpoint reserves the right to use quality, recycled components to keep down
customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the
risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug, and cut the mains cable off
flush with the appliance.Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the
appliance can no longer be plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot
be locked shut.
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts or accessories, we’re here
to help.
For local repair engineers - 03448 111 606
ROI - 0818 313 413
UK standard local rate applies
ROI local Irish rate applies
For Parts and Accessories visit:
Please remember to register your appliance at
to activate your 10 year parts guarantee.
Please note, our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Indesit Company S.p.A.
Viale Aristide Merloni,47
60044 Fabriano (AN)
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