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    • jaymoe
    • By jaymoe 9th Oct 16, 3:44 PM
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    INDESIT VIX644 Problems
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:44 PM
    INDESIT VIX644 Problems 9th Oct 16 at 3:44 PM
    Have bought this hob and had it installed by an electrician but we are having problems. The when trying to heat up just water to test it the small ring work fine with small pans but the big rings aren't working with ru large or small pans. The numbers are flashing an error code where it flashes the number you are using and then flashes a u then back to the number again. Can anyone please explain why this is doing this please. Can't find anything in the manual!!
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    • Syman
    • By Syman 9th Oct 16, 4:21 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:21 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:21 PM
    What are your pans made of. An induction hob needs iron or steel based pans, not copper or aluminium.
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
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    • imho
    • By imho 9th Oct 16, 4:22 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:22 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:22 PM
    Did it have a guarantee if so give Indesit a call and explain what it is happening.
    http://www.indesit.co.uk/appliances_i/contact.do

    Plus what number is it flashing?
    Syman is probably right as your bigger pans are not for induction hob.
    Last edited by imho; 09-10-2016 at 4:24 PM.
    • jaymoe
    • By jaymoe 9th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
    I think the pans are the answer as they are aluminium. Although one of the pans works!! One of the rings we aren't getting any joy with at all. The flashing happens on all the numbers not a certain one. OH is going out tomorrow to buy different based pans
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th Oct 16, 3:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:34 AM
    We have an induction hob, its brilliant. It can boil water faster than the kettle and uses slightly less power.

    But we did have to put all the aluminium pans away and some of the stainless ones also. Not all stainless pans are compatible.

    You going to find the pans are not cheap either, we managed to pick up an old classic set of steel pans complete and boxed. Late 70's or early 80's?

    They work a treat.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 10th Oct 16, 10:45 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:45 AM
    You going to find the pans are not cheap either, we managed to pick up an old classic set of steel pans complete and boxed. Late 70's or early 80's?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I wouldn't say that. It's very easy and fairly cheap to buy induction compatible pans these days.

    http://www.debenhams.com/home/kitchen-cookware/pots-pans/induction
    Last edited by neilmcl; 10-10-2016 at 10:48 AM.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th Oct 16, 12:33 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 12:33 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 12:33 PM
    £22.50 for a 28cm frying pan which was £45..
    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_331001719660_-1

    or £12 for a 28cm ceramic one
    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_331001600203FO28_-1

    Although not a million pounds, when buying a full set of pans the price gap can be fairly large.

    Not sure that £22.50 pan is actually suitable for induction? Some cheap aluminium pans in the results list, they wont work at all.
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 10-10-2016 at 12:36 PM.
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