Noisy Neff induction hob

3 Jul 2007
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United Kingdom
I’ve owned two previous induction hobs without issue but now have a Neff T36FB41X0G 4 zone hob.

When using one or two pans it makes the usual very low humming noises associated with induction cooking but when three or four pans are used there’s a very audible clicking, like a car indicator relay energising and de-energising along with very loud humming that ramps up and down.

Has anybody else experienced this, maybe with this particular hob or any others?

Initially I assumed it was a power management issue as it came with a flex and plug top so I’ve deactivated the 3kW limit within the basic settings of the hob and wired directly to the hob with a 6mm cable on a 32A circuit.
That’s not changed a thing.

Also the pans are of very reasonable quality being Circulon induction rated.
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Try and determine if it's a particular zone that perhaps you don't norally use when just using two pans.

So try each zone in turn by itself for a few minutes each to determine what's actually happening, it sounds to me like one zone is not registering a pan.

If you can determine which zone is playing up ....the try using a steel pan. Some induction pans despite saying induction on the base can be problematical as they don't have enough ferrous in them ! So the hob sensors can't detect them !
hi GaryMo
we have just bought the same hob and seem to have the same clicking noise, tried different pans and the same.
did you get an answer
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Hi Gary, we've just installed a neff hob, on a 13amp plug and have exactly the same issue. It's fine with 2 pans but makes an audible click with 4 pans on. Did you ever get to the bottom of it? Cheers, Ken.

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