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elica BL-A-80 Kitchen Hood Manual

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elica BL-A-80 Kitchen Hood

Instruction on mounting and use

Closely follow the instructions set out in this manual.
All responsibility, for any eventual inconveniences, damages or fires caused by not complying with the instructions in this manual, is declined. This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar application such as: – staff kitchen areas in shop, offices and other working environments; – farm houses; – by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments; – bed and breakfast type environments.
Note: The parts marked with the symbol “(*)” are optional accessories supplied only with some models or otherwise not supplied, but available for purchase.


  • Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, disconnect hood from the mains by removing the plug or disconnecting the mains electrical supply.
  • Always wear work gloves for all installation and maintenance operations.
  • 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 be allowed to tamper with the controls or play with the appliance.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • The premises where the appliance is installed must be sufficiently ventilated, when the kitchen hood is used together with other gas combustion devices or other fuels.
  • The hood must be regularly cleaned on both the inside and outside (AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH).
  • This must be completed in accordance with the maintenance instructions provided. Failure to follow the instructions provided regarding the cleaning of the hood and filters will lead to the risk of fires.
  • Do not flambé under the range hood.
  • Do not remove filters during cooking.
  • For lamp replacement use only lamp type indicated in the Maintenance/Replacing lamps section of this manual. The use of exposed flames is detrimental to the filters and may cause a fire risk, and must therefore be avoided in all circumstances. Any frying must be done with care in order to make sure that the oil does not overheat and ignite.
    CAUTION: Accessible parts of the hood may become hot when used with cooking appliances.
  • Do not connect the appliance to the mains until the installation is fully complete.
  • With regards to the technical and safety measures to be adopted for fume discharging it is important to closely follow the regulations provided by the local authorities.
  • The air must not be discharged into a flue that is used for exhausting fumes from appliance burning gas or other fuels.
    WARNING! Failure to install the screws or fixing device in accordance with these instructions may result in electrical hazards.
  • Do not use or leave the hood without the lamp correctly mounted due to the possible risk of electric shocks.
  • Never use the hood without effectively mounted grids.
  • The hood must NEVER be used as a support surface unless specifically indicated.
  • Use only the fixing screws supplied with the product for installation or, if not supplied, purchase the correct screws type.
  • Use the correct length for the screws which are identified in the Installation Guide.
  • In case of doubt, consult an authorized service assistance center or similar qualified person.
    WARNING! Do not use with a programmer, timer, separate remote control system or any other device that switches on automatically.


  • The minimum distance between the supporting surface for the cooking equipment on the hob and the lowest part of the range hood must be not less than 60cm from electric cookers and 65cm from gas or mixed cookers.
    If the instructions for installation for the gas hob specify a greater distance, this must be adhered to.

Electrical connection

The mains power supply must correspond to the rating indicated on the plate situated inside the hood. If provided with a plug connect the hood to a socket in compliance with current regulations and positioned in an accessible area, after installation. If it not fitted with a plug (direct mains connection) or if the plug is not located in an accessible area, after installation, apply a double pole switch in accordance with standards which assures the complete disconnection of the mains under conditions relating to over-current category III, in accordance with installation instructions.
WARNING! Before re-connecting the hood circuit to the mains supply and checking the efficient function, always check that the mains cable is correctly assembled.

  • • This appliance is marked according to the European directive 2012/19/EC – UK SI 2013 No.3113 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  • By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
  • The symbol on the product, or on the documents accompanying the product, indicates that this appliance may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. Disposal must be carried out in accordance with local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
  • For further detailed information regarding the process, collection and recycling of this product, please contact the appropriate department of your local authorities or the local department for household waste or the shop where you purchased this product.

Appliance designed, tested and manufactured according to:

  • Safety: EN/IEC 60335-1; EN/IEC 60335-2-31, EN/IEC 62233
  •  Performance: EN/IEC 61591; ISO 5167-1; ISO 5167-3; ISO 5168; EN/IEC 60704-1; EN/IEC 60704-2-13; EN/IEC 60704-3; ISO 3741; EN 50564; IEC 62301.
  • EMC: EN 55014-1; CISPR 14-1; EN 55014-2; CISPR 14-2; EN/IEC 61000-3-2; EN/IEC 61000-3-3. Suggestions for a correct use in order to reduce the environmental impact: Switch ON the hood at minimum speed when you start cooking and kept it running for few minutes after cooking is finished. Increase the speed only in case of large amount of smoke and vapor and use boost speed(s) only in extreme situations. Replace the charcoal filter(s) when necessary to maintain a good odor reduction efficiency. Clean the grease filter(s) when necessary to maintain a good grease filter efficiency. Use the maximum diameter of the ducting system indicated in this manual to optimize efficiency and minimize noise.


The hood is designed to be used either for exhausting or filter version .


The hood is fitted with a control panel with aspiration speed selection control and a light switch to control cooking area lights.

  1. Motor ON/OFF button
    By pressing the button, the hood starts at speed 1.
    Pressing the button (OFF) while the hood is in function
    turns the latter off.
  2. Speed increase button
    By pressing the button, the hood starts at speed 1.
    Pressing the button (while the hood is on) modifies the motor speed:
    Speed 1: the number “1” appears on the display
    Speed 2: the number “2” appears on the display
    Speed 3: the number “3” appears on the display High-speed: the number “4” appears (flashing) on the display
    The high-speed function is regulated by a timer. The standard time setting is 5’, at the end of which the hood adjusts to speed 2.
    Press button 2 to deactivate this function before the set time expires; the hood will adjust to speed 1. Press button 1 to turn the hood off.
  3. Lights ON/OFF button
  4. Speed timer button
  5. Display

Temperature Alarm
The hood is equipped with a temperature sensor which activates the motor at speed 3 in case the temperature in the display zone is too high.
The alarm condition is indicated by the display with the letter “t” flashing. This condition remains as such until the temperature falls below the alarm threshold. This mode can be quit by pressing key “2”. Every 30” the sensor checks the ambient temperature of the display zone.

Speed timer button
Press button “4” to activate the speed timer; the hood turns off once the set time expires.
The timer functions in the following way:

  • Speed 1 – 20 minutes (the number “1” and a small flashing LED light appear on the display)
  • Speed 2 – 15 minutes (the number “2” and a small flashing LED light appear on the display)
  • Speed 3 – 10 minutes (the number “3” and a small flashing LED light appear on the display)
  • High-speed – 5 minutes (the number “4” and a small flashing LED light appear on the display)
    Press button 1 or button 4 to turn the hood off while the speed timer is in function; by pressing button 2, the hood returns to the set speed.

Saturation indicator of the grease filter
After 80 hours of operation, the display shows alternately the set speed and the letter “F”.

Saturation indicator of the charcoal filter
After 320 hours of operation, the display shows alternately the set speed and the letter “C”.

Reset of saturation indicator
In order to reset the saturation indicator, switch on the hood then press and hold button 1for about 3 seconds.
Perform filter maintenance as recommended in this manual. In the event that both indicators of filter saturation “F” and “C” start flashing, proceed with the reset twice.

The saturation indicator of the charcoal filter is not normally active and if the hood is used in the recirculation mode, it must be activated manually the first time.

Activation of the charcoal filter saturation indicator:
Turn off the hood and simultaneously press buttons2 and 3 for 3 seconds.
The letters “F” and“C” will flash on the display for 2 seconds, to indicate successful activation of the saturation indicator of the charcoal filter.

Deactivation of the charcoal filter saturation indicator:
Turn off the hood and simultaneously press the buttons2 and 3 for 3 seconds. Only letter “F” will flash on the display for 2 seconds, to indicate successful deactivation of the saturation indicator of the charcoal filter.


Clean using ONLY a cloth dampened with neutral liquid detergent. DO NOT CLEAN WITH TOOLS OR INSTRUMENTS. Do not use abrasive products. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL!

Grease filter
Fig. 3-5-7
If situated inside the support grill, it may be one of the following types:
Paper filter must be replaced once a month or if colouring appears on upper side, in such cases the colouring is evident through the grill openings.
Metallic filter must be cleaned once a month, with non abrasive detergents, by hand or in dishwasher on low temperature and short cycle.
When washed in a dishwasher, the grease filter may discolour slightly, but this does not affect its filtering capacity.

Charcoal filter (filter version only)
Fig. 6
The saturation of the charcoal filter occurs after more or less prolonged use, depending on the type of cooking and the regularity of cleaning of the grease filter.
In any case it is necessary to replace the cartridge at least every four months.
The charcoal filter may NOT be washed or regenerated.

Replacing lamps
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity.
Warning! Prior to touching the light bulbs ensure they are cooled down.
Replace the damaged lamp.
Use GU5.3 5W max LED lamps only. For more details, check enclosed leaflet “ILCOS D” (alfanumeric position “5b”).