Miele KM 490-1 Operating instructions

Installation Instructions
KM 5947 / KM 5954
Installation, repair and maintenance work should be performed by
a Miele authorized service technician in accordance with national
and local safety regulations and the provided installation instructions.
Important safety instructions
Proper use
This cooktop complies with all
applicable safety laws and
regulations. However, improper use
can result in personal injury and
material damage.
Before using the cooktop for the first
time, carefully read the Instructions
for installation and operation.
These operating instructions contain
important information on the safety,
installation, operation, and care of
your appliance. Reading the
instructions will help reduce the risk
of personal injury or damage to the
Keep them in a safe place and pass
them on to any future user.
~ Only use the cooktop for household
use, and for the purposes described in
this manual.
Other uses are not allowed and can be
possibly dangerous. The manufacturer
will not be held liable for damage
caused by unauthorized use or
improper operation of any kind.
~ Individuals who are incapable of
using the cooktop safely, because of
physical, sensory or mental
limitations,or a lack of experience or
knowledge, should not use this
appliance without supervision or
instruction by a responsible person.
Important safety instructions
Children around the appliance
~ Use the system lock to prevent
children from inadvertently switching on
the cooktop or changing the settings.
~ Always supervise any children in the
vicinity of the cooktop. Never allow
children to play with the appliance.
~ Children should use the cooktop
only if they have received sufficient
instruction to operate it safely. They
must be able to recognize the potential
hazards of improper use.
~ The cooktop is hot during use and
remains so for some time after being
switched off. Keep children away from
the appliance until it has cooled down
enough that there is no longer any
danger of burns.
~ Make sure that children will not be
able to grab and topple any cookware
on the cooktop. ALWAYS turn pot/pan
handles inward so that they do not
extend out from the cooktop, where
they could be grabbed - this helps
reduce the danger of burns and
scalding! A special childproofing
screen is available through your dealer,
to help reduce these risks.
~ Packing materials (e.g., foil,
styrofoam) can be dangerous for
children. Danger of suffocation! Keep
packaging materials out of the reach of
children and dispose of them as
promptly as possible.
~ Keep the spaces above and behind
the appliance clear of any items that
could draw the interest of a child.
Otherwise, a child might be tempted to
climb on it. Danger of burns!
Important safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before installing the cooktop, check
for externally visible damage. NEVER
operate a damaged appliance. A
damaged appliance can endanger your
~ The electrical safety of this cooktop
can only be guaranteed if proper
grounding has been installed in
compliance with applicable safety
regulations. It is imperative that this
basic safety requirement be met.
In case of doubt, have the power
supply checked by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer will not be
held liable for damages resulting from a
missing, broken or inadequate
grounding system (for example, electric
~ Before connecting the cooktop, you
must make sure that the electrical
rating (voltage and frequency,
indicated on the data plate)
corresponds to the household electrical
These ratings must match, in order to
avoid damaging the appliance. If in
doubt, please contact a qualified
~ To ensure safe operation, use the
appliance only after it has been
installed in place.
~ Do not under any circumstances
open the cooktop housing.
Any contact with connections carrying
voltage, or changes to the electrical or
mechanical set-up, will endanger you
and may impair the functioning of the
~ Only professionals who are duly
authorized by the manufacturer should
perform installation work, maintenance,
and repairs on this appliance.
Work performed by unqualified persons
carries the risk of serious harm to the
user. The manufacturer will not be held
liable for such harm.
~ Whenever performing installation or
maintenance work or repairs, the
appliance must be disconnected from
the power supply. The appliance is
considered to be electrically
disconnected when one of the following
conditions is met:
– The fuses or circuit breakers are
– The screw-in type fuses are fully
– The power cable is disconnected
from the electrical system.
Important safety instructions
~ Repair of the cooktop during the
warranty period should be performed
only by a service who is authorized by
the manufacturer; otherwise, should
damage result, it will not be covered by
the warranty.
Proper use
~ For users who wear a pacemaker:
It is important to note that the appliance
is surrounded by an electromagnetic
field. It is unlikely that the pacemaker
will be affected.
However, it is wise to consult with your
cardiologist or the manufacturer of the
pacemaker if there is any doubt.
~ Defective components should be
replaced by genuine Miele replacement
parts only. Only these parts are
guaranteed by the manufacturer to
comply with safety requirements.
~ Magnetized objects, such as credit
~ If the power cord is damaged, it
must be replaced with a special power
cord, which is available from the
manufacturer or from Customer Service.
~ The cooktop is hot during use and
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
power supply by an extension cord or
power strip, as they do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(danger of overheating, for example).
~ If you discover that the cooktop is
defective or its ceramic glass is
chipped, cracked or broken in any way,
do not use it or immediately switch it off
and do not continue to operate it.
Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply. If you fail to follow these
steps, there is the danger of electric
cards, diskettes, and calculators should
be kept away from the appliance when
it is on. Otherwise, they may be
remains so for some time after being
switched off. The risk of burns remains
until the residual heat indicators have
switched off.
~ Never leave the cooktop
unsupervised while in operation!
Cookware that boils dry and overheats
can cause damage to the glass
ceramic, and the manufacturer will not
be held liable for such damage.
Overheated fat or oil can ignite and
start a fire.
~ If hot fat or oil catches fire, NEVER
use water to douse the flames. Use a
lid, or wet dishtowel, for example, to put
out the fire.
Important safety instructions
~ Protect your hands when working
with a hot appliance - wear oven mitts,
and use potholders, etc. Make sure the
material is not wet or damp. This would
increase the transfer of heat to your
skin, and could cause burns.
~ NEVER use the appliance to heat up
~ Never flambé food under an exhaust
smooth bottom only. Rough cookware
can scratch the glass ceramic cooktop.
hood. The flames can set fire to the
exhaust hood.
~ Do not use the appliance as a
storage surface.
Do NOT use the appliance as a resting
place for cutlery or other items made of
If the cooktop is on or accidentally
switched on or there is residual heat,
metallic objects can heat up and cause
Other items may melt or catch fire.
Damp lids can become attached to the
cooktop by suction.
Always switch the cooking zone(s) off
after use.
~ NEVER cover the grill with a cloth or
foil stovetop protector. It could be hot
enough to set objects on fire.
~ Do not use plastic or aluminum foil
or cookware. It can melt at high
temperatures. There is also the danger
of fire.
closed containers, e.g., canned foods.
The increased pressure can cause the
containers/cans to explode, and this
carries the danger of injury and burns.
~ Choose pots and pans with a
~ Never heat dishware when it is
empty, unless expressly permitted by
the manufacturer. Because induction
heating works so quickly, the
temperature of the cookware bottom
can quickly reach the ignition point of
oils and fats.
~ Keep the cooktop clean. Salt, sugar,
and grains of sand or dirt (for example,
from fresh vegetables) can cause
~ Never place hot cookware near the
control panel. The electronic unit
underneath might be damaged.
~ Be careful that no objects or
cookware fall onto the glass ceramic
surface. Even a light object, such as a
salt shaker, can cause cracks and
chips in the glass ceramic.
Important safety instructions
~ If sugar, sugary foods, plastic, or
aluminum foil fall onto a hot cooking
zone, switch the appliance off. Immediately, while the zone is still hot, use a
glass scraper to thoroughly eliminate
the spill from the cooking zone. Failure
to do so can lead to damage to the
glass ceramic as it cools down.
Exercise caution - danger of burns.
Once the cooking zone has cooled off,
clean it thoroughly.
~ If a gadget is plugged into a socket
near the appliance, check to be sure
that the power cord does not come into
contact with the hot appliance. This
could damage the insulation on the
cord. Danger of electric shock!
~ The appliance is equipped with a
cooling fan. If there is a drawer below
the cabinetry, you will need to ensure
there is enough space to allow for
ventilation. Do not use the drawer to
store sharp or small objects, or paper.
They could pass through (or be sucked
into) the ventilation slit in the housing
and damage the fan blades or
otherwise interfere with cooling.
~ Note that metal objects stored in a
drawer under the cooktop can become
hot when the appliance is in heavy use.
~ Always cook food thoroughly.
Temperatures must be high enough,
and the cooking times long enough, to
kill any germs in the food.
~ If the cooktop is installed above a
self-cleaning oven or stovetop, do not
use it during self-cleaning, as this could
trigger the overheat protection on the
cooktop (refer to the corresponding
section of the manual).
The manufacturer will not be held
liable for damage caused by failure
to comply with the safety information
and warnings.
~ If there is a drawer below the
appliance, do NOT store any spray
cans, flammable liquids, or flammable
materials in the drawer. Cutlery trays
must be made of heat-resistant
Note to the installer:
Please leave this instruction book
with the consumer for the local
electrical inspector’s use.
The minimum distances given in
these Installation Instructions must
be observed in order to ensure safe
operation. Failure to do so increases
the risk of fire.
The cabinetry and venting hood
should be installed first to prevent
damage to the appliance.
~ The countertop must be bonded
with heat resistant (212 °F/100 °C)
adhesive to prevent distortion or
Any back splashes must be
heat-resistant as well.
~ The appliance has not been
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 Miele Technical Service
Department with specific requirements.
~ The appliance must not be installed
over a dishwasher, washer, dryer,
refrigerator or freezer. Heat radiated by
the appliance may damage them.
~ The appliance must not be installed
above an oven not equipped with a
cooling fan.
~ To eliminate the risk of burns or fire
by reaching over heated surfaces,
cabinet storage space above the
appliance should be avoided. If cabinet
storage is necessary, the risk can be
reduced by installing a venting hood to
project horizontally a minimum of 5"
(127 mm) beyond the front of the
~ Make sure that the power cord to
the cooktop does not come into contact
with the underside of it or any
mechanical parts once the cooktop has
been installed.
~ The appliance must not be
permanently sealed into the countertop
when installed. The sealing strip under
the edge of the appliance provides a
sufficient seal for the countertop. See
Keep this instruction book in a safe
place for reference and pass it on to
any future user.
Safety distances above the appliance
If there is more than one appliance
beneath a hood (e.g. wok burner
and electric cooktop), and they have
different minimum safety distances,
always observe the greater
The minimum safety distance given by
the hood manufacturer must be
maintained between the cooktop and
the hood above it. See the installation
instructions of the hood for these safety
If the hood manufacturers instructions
are not available or if flammable objects
are installed over the combiset (e.g.
cabinets, utensil rail, etc.), a minimum
safety distance of 30" (760 mm) must
be maintained.
Safety distances to the sides and
rear of the cooktop
If you are installing a cooktop, it is
allowed to have cabinets or walls of any
height on one side and at the rear, but
on the other side there must be no
appliance or furniture standing higher
than the cooktop (see illustrations).
Not allowed
Following minimum safety clearances
must be kept:
– 50 mm to the right or left of the
countertop cut-out to the nearest
piece of furniture (e.g., a tall
– 50 mm from the countertop cut-out to
the rear wall.
Highly recommended
Not recommended
Safety distance underneath the
To ensure sufficient ventilation of the
appliance, a certain gap must be left
between the underside of the cooktop
and any oven, intermediate shelf or
The minimum distance from the
underside of the cooktop to
– the top of an oven must be 15 mm.
– the top of an intermediate shelf
must be 15 mm.
At the rear, to accommodate the
electrical power cable, a gap of
10 mm must be provided.
– the base of a drawer must be
75 mm.
Safety distance when installing the appliance near a wall with trim or a back
A minimum distance of 2" (50 mm) between the trim or back splash and the
countertop cut-out if required.
This distance is only necessary if these items are made of combustible materials
e.g. wood. If the trim or back splash is made of a non-combustible material, the
required safety distance can be reduced by the thickness of the wall covering
Cooktops flush with the countertop
a Wall frame
b Ply wood, particle board or dry wall
c Trim or back splash
d Countertop
e Countertop cut-out
f 2" (50 mm) minimum clearance
Frame/Facet cooktops
KM 5947
ß R4
0 50
490 +
+- 1
a Front
b Installation depth
c Installation depth, power cord
d Power cable, Lenght = 1440 mm
KM 5954
ß R4
500 +1
a Front
b Installation depth
c Installation depth, power cord
d Power cable, Lenght = 1440 mm
Preparing the countertop
Inserting the cooktop
^ Use the dimensional line drawing to
make a work cut-out.
Be sure to observe the minimum
distance from the rear wall and
from the left or right to a side wall.
See the section on "IMPORTANT
^ Feed the appliance power cord
downward through the cut-out.
^ Seal any wooden work surfaces with
a special varnish, silicone rubber, or
resin, to help prevent swelling from
The materials used must be
^ Place the cooktop centered in the
cutout. Ensure that the cooktop seal
sits flush with the countertop on all
sides. This is necessary for a proper
seal all the way around. Do NOT use
^ Connect the cooktop.
^ Check the cooktop for function.
If, during installation, you find that
the seal on the corners of the frame
are not flush with the countertop, the
corner radii ß R4 can be carefully
cut out with a jig saw.
No clamps will be required to for
installation of the appliances, a seal
underneath will keep the cooktop
solidly seated in the cutout. The gap
between the frame and the
countertop will reduce over time.
Sealing advice
Tiled countertop
The cooktop must not be permanently
sealed into the countertop when
installed. The sealing strip under the
edge of the cooktop provides a
sufficient enough seal.
Grout lines a and the hatched area
underneath the cooktop frame must be
smooth and even, so that the frame will
sit flush with the countertop and the
sealing strip underneath the edge of
the upper part of the appliance
provides a sufficient seal between the
cooktop and the countertop.
If the cooktop is sealed into position,
the countertop or the appliance may
be damaged if the cooktop needs to
be removed for maintenance or service.
Electrical connection
,CAUTION: Before installation or
servicing, disconnect the power
supply by either removing the fuses,
shutting off the power main or
manually "tripping" the circuit
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all
applicable codes and standards.
Repairs and service by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and
the manufacturer will not be held
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
appliance damage. Consult an
electrician if in doubt.
Only operate the cooktop after it has
been installed into the countertop.
The cooktop is ready for connection to
a grounded power supply.
208/240 V, 60 Hz, 40 A fuse rating.
Connect as following:
Black wire: connect to L1 (hot)
Red wire: connect to L2 (hot)
Green wire: connect to GND (ground)
A dedicated line and junction box
should be used to connect the cooktop
to a 40 A circuit.
For further information, see the wiring
diagram provided with the appliance.
Please leave these instructions with
the consumer.
Power supply
^ Make sure your electrical supply
matches the data plate.
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