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Have a neff induction hob - school ceran; about 6 years old.

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have a neff induction hob - school ceran; about 6 years old. stopped working yesterday - tried various things suggested on web. Power off, power back on, hold start down etc etc (It is not locked). Cleaned - nb the hob is always cleaned after use. There is no moisture in it.
There are 6 "red dashes" which come on every 30-45 seconds - 4 around the magnetic selector knob for each of the 4 hob positions and 2 by the timer to the right. The manual doesn't mention any of this in the trouble shooting info.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 10 months ago.
Hi, I am Tech Michael a specialist expert in this field and I will be assisting you today. I am a Master Technician that's dedicated to giving you the best Answer possible.If you are new to the site, this is briefly how it works:1. We may need some back and forth to exchange information (if needed) and there is no extra cost for replying.2. I will give you the best possible Answer for your problem without the ability of actually being present with you.The better you describe the problem, the quicker I can help ;-)3. Remember to leave a Positive Rating ,it doesn't cost anything additional to rate kindly;-)I am only credited for my time and expertise if you rate kindly.May I have the Full model # ***** your Hob?Also what does the display Leds do etc when you try to use it?Or is it completely dead etc? Please explain so I can help. Thank youTech Michael
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Neff Model: E-nr T43T20NO/01
FD 8902 0043Electricity is clearly getting through so it is not completely dead. It won't switch on with the main switch (first on the left of the hob) . Have turned off at the mains and then after 10 mins switched on as suggested by the Manual. The only LED lights which come on are 6 dash like ones (they all look like this "-" but without the " "). 4 of them are by the control for each of the 4 hob heat settings and the other 2 are showing at the time program function (clock face button). They come on every 35-40 secs and all flash 4 times....then nothing, then repeats flashing after 35-40 secs and so on.We have had no problems with it for last year, always meticulously cleaned after use, always used correct pans etc The lock function has never been used. Manual says malfunctions are generally caused by minor faults, hope so!
Expert:  Michael replied 10 months ago.
Hi, thanks for that information. Unfortunately this one has a bad main control board.It can be fixed, by you if you you have a few basic hand tools and are a little handy?I will help you all the way with this repair, it will save you a lot to do it yourself too;-)The best place to get the control board is : http://www.4neff.co.uk/Or call them as I would for this part: 0844 55 72 510Contact Centre opening timesMonday - Friday9am - 5.30pmSaturday - SundayClosed In any case, I will stick with you until this is complete.Please rate kindly thus far, it won't cost you anything to rate my service to you kindly,There is NO cost to rate Kindly;-)But it is the only way I am credited for my time and expertise in this field.Then you can reach me by simply replying to this message anytime.Thank you and have a nice day!Tech Michael
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are you sure it is the control board? how much are they, roughly?
Expert:  Michael replied 10 months ago.
Hi yep I'm pretty sure. These will fail eventually and yours seemed to last quite a long time lol. Its just that these boards work hard to perform this way;-)As for price, I would give the supplier I sent a call as they change quite a bit. but it is worth the repair part cost considering the cost of a new Induction HOB.Please don't forget to rate! Once you do, I will send you a reply so you will know how to get in touch with me when you have the part ;-) Have a great day. Tech Michael

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