Hotpoint PCN 642 IX/HA Stainless Steel Hob Operating Instructions

Hotpoint PCN 642 IX/HA Stainless Steel Hob


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 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 the 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.

  • 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 the flame e.g. with a lid or a fire blanket.
  • The 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 a separate remote control system.

CAUTION: the use of inappropriate hob guards can cause accidents.



  • the type of problem encountered.
  • appliance model (Mod.)
  • serial number (S/N)

This information is found on the data plate located on the appliance and/or on the packaging.

Description of the appliance

Overall view

  1. Support Grid for COOKWARE
  3. Control Knobs for GAS BURNERS
  4. Ignition for GAS BURNERS
  • GAS BURNERS differ in size and Use the diameter of the cookware to choose the most appropriate burner to cook with.
  • Control Knobs for GAS BURNERS adjust the size of the
  • GAS BURNER IGNITION enables a specific burner to be lit
  • SAFETY DEVICE stops the gas flow if the flame is accidentally extinguished.


  • Before operating your new appliance please read this instruction booklet carefully. It contains important information for the 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).
  • 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 room must also allow proper air circulation, as air is needed for combustion to occur 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 blockage.
  • 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.
  • 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 As a result of 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 the heat produced by external sources (ovens, fireplaces, stoves, etc. ) which could raise the temperature of the cylinder above 50°C.
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
  • 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.
  • The installation cavity should have the dimensions indicated in the figure. Fastening hooks are provided, allowing you to fasten the hob to tops that are between 20 and 40 mm thick. To ensure the hob is securely fastened to the top, we recommend you use all the hooks provided.
  • Before the installation remove the grids and burners from the hob and turn it upside down, making sure you don’t damage the thermocouples and spark plugs.
  • Apply the seals that come with the appliance along the outer edges of the hob to prevent any passage of air, humidity, and water (see Figure). For proper application make sure the surfaces to be sealed are clean, dry, and free of any grease/oil.

Use the hooks contained in the “accessory pack”.

  • 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).

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).

Electrical connection

Hobs equipped with a three-pole power supply cable is designed to operate with alternating current at the voltage and frequency indicated on the data plate (this is located on the lower part of the appliance). The earth wire in the cable has a green and yellow cover. If the appliance is to be installed above a built-in electric oven, the electrical connection of the hob and the oven must be carried out separately, both for electrical safety purposes and to make extracting the oven easier.

Connecting the supply cable to the mains

Install a standardized plug corresponding to the load indicated on the data plate. The appliance must be directly connected to the mains using an omnipolar circuit breaker with a minimum contact opening of 3 mm installed between the appliance and the mains.

The circuit breaker must be suitable for the charge indicated and must comply with current electrical regulations (the earthing wire must not be interrupted by the circuit breaker). The supply cable must not come into contact with surfaces with temperatures higher than 50°C.

The installer must ensure that the correct electrical connection has been made and that it is compliant with safety regulations.

Before connecting to the power supply, make sure that:

  • the appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with the
  • the socket can withstand the maximum power of the appliance, which is indicated in the data
  • the voltage is in the range between the values indicated in the data
  • the socket is compatible with the plug of the If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an authorized technician to replace it. Do not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
  • Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
  • The cable must not be bent or compressed.
  • The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by authorized technicians only (see Assistance).
  • The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.

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.

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 attachment

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 the 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 the 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
  2. Unscrew the nozzles using a 7 mm socket spanner, 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
  4. Once this procedure is finished, replace the old rating sticker with one indicating the new type of gas Sticker is available from any of our Service Centres.

Replacing the Triple ring burner nozzles

  1. Remove the pan supports and lift the burners out of their The burner consists of two separate parts (see pictures).
  2. Unscrew the nozzles using a 7 mm socket Replace the nozzles with models that are configured for use with the new type of gas (see Table 1). The two nozzles have the same hole diameter.
  3. Replace all the components by completing the above operations in reverse order.

  • 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).
Electrical connections see data plate





This appliance conforms to the following European Economic Community directives:


– 2006/95/EC dated 12/12/06 (Low Voltage) and subsequent amendments

– 2004/108/EC dated 15/12/04 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and subsequent amendments

–  93/68/EEC dated 22/07/93 and subsequent amendments.

– 2009/142/EC dated 30/11/06 (Gas) and subsequent amendments

–  2012/19/EU and subsequent amendments.



EU Regulation no. 66/2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC.


standard EN 30-2-1

Burner and nozzle specifications

Table 1 Liquid Gas Natural Gas
Burner Diameter (mm) Thermal Power


kW (p.c.s.*)


Thermal Power


kW (p.c.s.*)


By-pass 1/100



Nozzle 1/100



Flow* g/h Thermal Power


kW (p.c.s.*)


Nozzle 1/100



Flow* l/h
*** **
Reduced Rapid (RR) 100 0.70 2.60 39 80 189 186 2.60 122(H3) 248
Semi Rapid (S) 75 0.40 1.65 28 64 120 118 1.65 96(Z) 157
Auxiliary (A) 55 0.40 1.00 28 50 73 71 1.00 79(6) 95
Triple Crown (TC) 130 1.50 3.30 61 65×2 240 236 3.60 103×2 343
Supply pressures Nominal (mbar) Minimum (mbar) Maximum (mbar) 28-30












  • At 15°C and 1013,25 mbar – dry gas
  • Propane P.C.S. = 50.37 MJ/Kg
  • Butane P.C.S. = 49.47 MJ/Kg Natural P.C.S. = 37.78 MJ/m³

Start-up and use

The position of the corresponding gas burner is shown on every knob. 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 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 to keep the flame alight to heat up. When using models with a gas burner ignition, to light the selected burner press down and turn the corresponding knob anticlockwise to the maximum position, keeping it pressed until the burner has ignited.

  • If a flame is accidentally extinguished, turn off the control knob and wait for at least 1 minute before trying to relight it.
  • To switch off the burner, turn the knob in a clockwise direction until it stops (when reaches the “●” position). 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 a minimum.
Burner Ø Cookware diameter (cm)
Reduced Rapid (RR) 24 – 26
Semi Rapid (S) 16 – 20
Auxiliary (A) 10 – 14
Triple Crown (TC) 24 – 26

To identify the type of burner, refer to the designs in the section entitled, “Burner and Nozzle Specifications”.

  • 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
  • Panhandle should be positioned so as 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.

Precautions and tips

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.

General safety

  • This is a class 3 built-in
  • Gas appliances require regular air exchange to maintain efficiency 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
  • The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home and is not intended for commercial or industrial
  • The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered 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.
  • 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
  • Never carry out any cleaning or maintenance work without having detached the plug from the
  • In case of malfunction, under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance 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
  • Do not close the glass cover (if present) when the gas burners or electric hotplates are still
  • Do not leave the electric hotplate switched on without a pan placed on
  • 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 receives preliminary instructions relating to the operation of the appliance.
  • Do not let children play with the
  • The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or a separate remote-control system.


  • When disposing of packaging material: observe local legislation so that the packaging may be
  • 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 Old appliances must be collected separately in order to optimize 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

  • Cook your food in closed pots or pans with well-fitting lids and use as little water as Cooking with the lid off will greatly increase energy consumption.
  • Use purely flat pots and
  • 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 enameled and glass parts should be cleaned with warm water and neutral
  • Stainless steel surfaces may be stained by calcareous water or aggressive detergents if left in contact for too 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 Remove baked-on dirt with specific cleaners for stainless steel surfaces.
  • Clean stainless steel only with a soft cloth or
  • Do not use abrasive or corrosive products, chlorine-based cleaners, or pan
  • Do not use steam cleaning
  • Do not use flammable
  • Do not leave acid or alkaline substances, such as vinegar, mustard, salt, sugar, or lemon juice on the

Cleaning the hob parts

  • Clean the enameled and glass parts only with a soft cloth or
  • Grids, burner caps, and burners can be removed to be
  • Clean them by hand with warm water and non-abrasive detergent, removing any food residues and checking that none of the burner openings is
  • Rinse and
  • Refit burners and burner caps correctly in the respective
  • When replacing the grids, make sure that the bandstand area is aligned with the
  • Models equipped with electrical ignition plugs and safety devices require thorough cleaning of the plug end in order to ensure correct 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 authorized by the manufacturer.


It may happen that the appliance does not function properly or at all. Before calling the service center 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.

The burner does not light and the flame is not even around the burner.
Check whether:

  • The gas holes on the burner are
  • All the movable parts that make up the burner are mounted
  • There are draughts near the

The flame dies in models with a safety device.
Check to make sure that:

  • You pressed the knob all the way
  • You keep the knob pressed in long enough to activate the safety
  • The gas holes are not blocked in the area corresponding to the safety

The burner does not remain lit when set to a minimum.
Check to make sure that:

  • The gas holes are not
  • There are no draughts near the
  • The minimum setting has been adjusted

The cookware is unstable.
Check to make sure that:

  • The bottom of the cookware is perfectly
  • The cookware is positioned correctly at the center of the
  • The pan support grids have been positioned


How do you turn on an electric Hotpoint stove?

Press and hold the button for about one second to turn on the stove. featuring a double + and -button. level (from 0 to 9) by pressing the – and + buttons. when the Booster button is pressed.

Why is my Hotpoint induction hob unable to operate?

The induction burner might be the cause of your appliance not turning on. It’s possible that the glass surface is cracked or that the coils have failed. You will need to take off the cooktop’s glass surface in order to determine whether your burner is defective.

Why keeps my stove from turning on?

Again, this is mostly done for safety. The cooker will automatically turn off to cool down when the internal temperature rises above normal. By experimenting with the stove’s settings, you might be able to resolve the issue.

On a Hotpoint oven, what does “P” stand for?

With the Power Boost feature, you can get a burst of heat right away, boiling water in less than 90 seconds. It is ideal for tasks like quickly boiling a large pot of water. 1. The Power Boost setting, which enables you to activate or deactivate the maximum heat setting, is indicated by the letter P on your induction hob.

How can I reset my Hotpoint range?

Try disconnecting the power for 30 minutes, turning it back on, and attempting again if the controls do not function or if your stove is stuck. In most cases, this reset is sufficient to resolve the issue.

Why doesn’t my Hotpoint stove heat?

Your oven won’t be able to heat up if the heating element is broken. Simply turn the oven on and observe if the element turns red to determine if this is the issue with your Hotpoint oven. Your oven is not heating up as a result of this, if it does not.

Why is there a clicking sound coming from my Hotpoint induction hob?

When using an induction hob, you may hear ticking or clicking. This is normal and comes from how the induction coil works. If the ticking or clicking is very loud, it could be because of the pans’ design and construction.

How long does the battery last in the hob?

The battery should typically be changed every six to eight months. In addition, homeowners can light the burner with a matchstick or lighter if the battery fails for any reason.

What is a stovetop sensor?

One of the most important parts of guided missiles is the height of the Burst (HOB) sensor. Proximity sensors trigger the warhead’s increased effectiveness while seekers control the missile’s guiding scheme.

Is a hob able to catch fire?

Make an effort to keep the grill, oven, hob, cooker hood, and extractor fan clean because accumulated fat and grease can ignite and start a fire. Spark devices are safer than matches or lighters because they don’t have a naked flame to light gas cookers.

How do I shut off my Hotpoint induction cooktop?

Select the sensor that is related to the ring you want to use before you start cooking. By pressing the + and – sensors, you can change the heat. To turn the appliance off after you have completed using it, press and hold the power button once more.

Why doesn’t my electric stove heat up?

Common problems with electric hobs. There may be a problem with the wires’ connection if some or all of a hob ring is not getting hot enough. The heating element could also be to blame; it could have broken, burned, or been shorted out. It will almost certainly need to be replaced if this has taken place.

On a hob, what does the double ring do?

There is a Double Ring Zone, which is a dual zone that was created to make cooking more adaptable. This ensures that the hob can be used with a variety of pot sizes and power levels.

How is a Hotpoint stove turned on?

The pilot light is attached to the left side of the oven burner and can be found on the back of the bottom of the oven. Push in and hold the oven control knob to light the pilot. Hold the knob down for at least one minute after the pilot is lit.

How can a burned-out stainless steel stove be cleaned?

Use a soft brush to scrub the marks with a paste made from baking soda and water.

Download this PDF Link: Hotpoint PCN 642 IX/HA Hob Operating Instructions


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